# Care ISD

Dear Parents,

As Thanksgiving is approaching, I would like to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving. For this week, we will be learning about the history of this extraordinary holiday. Children will learn and understand the challenges Pilgrims underwent to settle into a new world. There will be many activities that will definitely enhance your child's learning. I would truly appreciate any help from volunteers. I have attached a volunteer form to this newsletter. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Sincerely,

Ms. Barcenas

## Science

For this week, I will be reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Children will be able to observe and study the different stages of a caterpillar as they follow along. The children will be able to make a caterpillar using egg cartons and they'll wrap yarn around their caterpillar to make a cocoon. The cocoons will be hung on the class tree. By the end of the week, the children will make their own butterflies in which they will replace the cocoons with. This activity will help children develop a better understanding of the life cycle.

The children will be given puppets and materials to retell or re-enact The Pilgrims' First Thanksgiving. In doing so, the children will be able to have a clear representation of the characters and how the story is structured (beginning, middle, and end). This lesson also combines with Social Studies. The children will learn the history of Thanksgiving and will be given a chance to share stories of how they celebrate it.

## Math

This weeks math lesson will be over one-digit numerals, 0-9. Students will be able to grasp an understanding of numbers by the end of lesson. The students will learn a song called "9 Little Ladybugs". The original song is called "10 Little Ladybugs" but I changed the numbering from 0-9. Here is the link to the original song: http://youtu.be/SmAkx2431JU Students will learn to memorize this song to make counting much easier for them. Further more, the children will be given a ten frame and manipulatives as I use the ladybug number cards to test their knowledge. If time permits, children will use the computers to play a math game that involves numbering.

## Math Numbering Game

TouchMath Kindergarten Software Disc 1 -- Touching/Counting Patterns 0-9 (Learning TouchPoints)

• Thanksgiving
• Pilgrims
• Mayflower
• Indians
• Turkey
• Feast
• Cornucopia

## Happy Birthday Shoutouts

Another month is coming to an end and two of our superstars are having a birthday! Those superstars are:

Andres- November 19th

Nicole- November 27th

## Children's Book Fair

Care ISD will be hosting their annual book fair in the library on November 19th-21st from 9am to 3pm. Students will be able to preview the book fair with their classes on November 18th to create a wish list of their choosing. The book fair will have many books of different genres that your child will enjoy. Parents are welcomed to visit the book fair at anytime during those days.

## Progress Reports

On November 20th, progress reports will be sent home. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.

## Thanksgiving Holiday

On November 25th-29th, school will not be held. Have a wonderful and safe holiday.

## Contact Information

Email: BrendaBarcenas18@gmail.com
Phone Number: 713-505-4286
School Website: www.CareISD.com