Sanders Street Kindergarten News

Week Of October 5th

Highlights From Last Week....

This week we were learning machines!

In Reader's Workshop, we reviewed what we have learned so far: looking at the picture while we read, building stamina, trading out books, practicing turning and talking.


In Math, we worked on decomposing numbers with totals of 4 and 5. We wrote numerals 1-5 in order. We worked with numbers 6-8. We learned how to write the numbers and use the numeral to represent a quantity.


In Phonics, we practiced letter sounds and learned the sight words "in" and "on", please practice these words at home. Our letters of the week were "C" and "O".


In Science, we learned about pumpkins.

In our Second Step program, we learned what surprised, frustrated and disgusted looks like on peoples faces. We practiced making the faces for each of these feelings. It is important for the child to recognize these feelings by looking at peoples faces.


Leo Lionni was our featured author for our read alouds. We focused on similarities and differences of the characters in his books.

A peek at our learning this week...

This week will be a short but busy week of learning!

In Reader's Workshop, we are ready for the next step, looking at the picture AND the first letter of the word to see if it makes sense! We have also been reading for 10 minutes and our Stan the stamina man is filling up. We will continue to practice our other strategies as well: looking at the picture while we read, building stamina, trading out books, practicing turning and talking.


In Math, we will work on decomposing numbers with totals up to 9. We will write numerals 1-9 in order. We will learn how to write the numbers and use the numeral to represent a quantity.


In Phonics, we will be practicing letter sounds and learning the sight words "have" and "the" please practice these words at home. Our letters of the week will be "G" and "A".


In Science, we will be learning about the life cycle of an apple. We will also take s trip to the Red Apple Farm this week!

In our Second Step program, we will continue to learn about our own feelings.

Leo Lionni will be our featured author again this week for our read alouds. We will be focusing on similarities and differences in her books.

More information...

Homework:

Great job working with your child on their homework! As a reminder, homework will go home Monday, please make be sure to return it to school on Friday.


Snacks

We are now just eating one snack per day, so there is no need to pack two snacks! Thank you!


HELP!!

Our classroom is filling up with clothes that have no home! Please LABEL EVERYTHING!! If your child is missing sweatshirts or lunch boxes, please let me know.


We will be going on our trip to the Red Apple Farm on Thursday, October 8th. The kids are very excited about this trip.


Some other information for you...

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Thank you for all that you do!!! Keep up the great work!!

Notes From Mrs. Chadwick

I will put the book order in on Wednesday, October 7th. This is a great opportunity to grow your children's home library and love or reading.

Notes from Mrs. Maillet

I will be placing the book order this week. Thank you for your support! Also, a big thank you to Isabella and her dad for their donations of hand sanitizer and Lysol spray. Thank you to Brisen's family for Expo markers and a big thank you to Aryel's family for hand wipes! All of these items will be of great use in the classroom! Also, our class would like to wish Brooklyn good luck on her move to her new school. We will miss her!