Mrs. Bryer's Newsletter
November 19, 2012
If you are planning on taking your child after the program please follow us back to the room to sign them out and get their things. If you are not planning on taking your child, please let them know ahead of time so they know what to expect. It is easier to handle the thought of staying and then get suprised with leaving early rather than thinking you are going home and then staying the rest of the day. Either way, please stop by the classroom. The children made something for Thanksgiving and it is too big to fit in their backpack. I would love for you to take it with you so that is doesn't get forgotten at Kids Klub or damaged on the bus.
For those kids staying, we will have free art most of the day. They love it and the social skills they are forced to use in the real world situations is invaluable. They don't realize how much they are working on their fine motor skills and many of them are writing notes on their work too. This will give me time to meet with individuals to confer on their writing. They will have fun staying or going!
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Another great car activity is to say a number and they have to tell you what comes after or before. This practice helps them solidify their understanding of patterns in numbers. Knowing what comes next also helps them learn to count on much quicker. An example of counting on is 5+2, the child would start at 5 and count up 2 instead of counting 5 and then adding 2. These are great areas to focus on during the time you work in the homework bag 2-3 times each week. If you would like more ideas please let me know.
There is also a sheet provided by the district. It gives you information on the stages of writing as well as reading levels. The goal in kindergarten is to get every child to a level C or beyond by the end of kindergarten. The goal this 6 weeks was to be at a level A. Writing is less definate. I want each child to continue to grow in writing as they are able. It happens to be my most FAVORITE time of the day.
If you would like to request a conference, or I requested you to contact me with your available times, please do so. I would love to meet with everyone again but I know that time does not allow it.
Please return the yellow signed report card by Tuesday! You don't want to worry about it over the long weekend.
I am thankful...
Have an enjoyable, safe holiday weekend. May the time with your family be filled with laughter, smiles, a little quarrel to spark things up, and lots of yummy foods.