Mrs. Facteau's Kindergarten News

North Springs Elementary School 9/4/15

Dear Parents,

This week we wrapped up our all about me unit by making friendship salad. We added our hard working students (apples), and grapes to show that we all need to work together. The fruit cocktail represented how different, unique, and valuable we all are. A nice, fresh pineapple was added to represent that we are not afraid to try something new. I sprinkled in a little fun (pudding mix), because kindergarten is always fun and we don't want to miss any of it. Marshmallows were added to represent our soft kind words and actions that make us all good friends. We added some yogurt as the glue to stick us all together, but decided to throw the rotten banana out. The rotten banana represents all of the undesired behaviors that would spoil the fun of kindergarten. Please review this with your child, and encourage them to give their personal best everyday.

Thank you

-Mrs. Facteau

In The Classroom

Unit of Study

This week we have been learning all about our selves and our classmates. We have finished exploring our me bags, and LOVED learning that we have things in common with our friends. Best of all, we got to share our family pictures. Each child is unique and special, thank you for sharing them with us! We have several students who have not yet sent in a picture to share and keep on their cubbies. Please take some time this weekend to take a picture of you and your family, put it in a 4x6 frame and send it in so your child will remember you while away at school.

Language Arts

We have learned to identify the letters I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R. Our popcorn words are: I and can. Next week will be the last week of teaching the individual letters, then we will move on to the sounds.


We continue to work on our subatizing skills and are focusing on one to one correspondence. We also began simple addition and subtraction up to 5 by breaking apart a tower of 5 cubes into two different towers. Can your child show you how to make 5?

Mark Your Calendar

Labor Day - No School

Monday, Sep. 7th, 12am

1300 Clemson Rd

Columbia, SC

Early Dismissal

Thursday, Sep. 24th, 11:30am

1300 Clemson Rd

Columbia, SC

Sesqui Field Study

Friday, Sep. 25th, 8:30pm

9564 Two Notch Road

Columbia, SC

Boosterthon Fun Run

Thursday, Oct. 1st, 9am

1300 Clemson Rd

Columbia, SC

Picture Day

Wednesday, Oct. 7th, 8:15am

1300 Clemson Rd

Columbia, SC