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Ms. Fichter's Kindergarten Newsletter
The Art Barn Field Trip
Your child brought home their permission form and information about our ArtBarn field two weeks ago. We will be heading to see Farmer Sue and her fabulous Art Barn on Thursday, October 15th. We will depart from school at approximately 9:00 am and return to school around 1:45 pm.
Most important info to know:
Sack lunches only: Bag lunches brought from home or ordered through WT Café. See the information sheet for more details.
Permission form AND $20 payment for the trip is due to your child’s homeroom teacher by Monday, October 12th. I have to report the final student and chaperone count by the 12th at 5:00 pm so if the payment and form are not turned in, your child will not be able to attend this trip.
Everyone (chaperones too) will be able to ride the bus to the farm.
Your child may dress down for this trip. Hooray! We will be the only group there that day.
If you would like to know a little more about this farm, check out the website http://www.theartbarn.com/
Book Cooks is in Full Swing!
This program has 26 easy-to-follow recipes-one for each letter of the alphabet- and numerous activities enhance literacy and math skills while motivating Kindergarteners and involving them in enjoyable, hands-on cooking experiences. Each Thursday, we’ll use the suggested popular children’s book (I can always find them at the library!) to introduce the theme and tie together the skills-based cooking experience with literature and our letter of the week! As my young chefs cook up fun food creations, they’ll practice valuable math skills such as counting, patterning, measuring, and fractions.
Students will always “cook” in small groups using easy-to-follow recipe cards and step-by-step directions. The letter this past week was T and we made "Terrific Tofu Tacos." What a hit!!!
Happy 5th Birthday Samaira!
Hands On Learning Rules!!!
Nandika drops water on various materials to see which material absorbs water the best.
Dila works independently to demonstrate patterning skills.
The Writing Process
Sebastian and Jackson are working on step one of our class story- coming up with ideas. Next step, a draft of our class story "If we had a dinosaur as a pet..." Kudos to Maya for having her story idea voted as most popular by our class!
Samaira is particularly pleased with her leaf discovery.
We saw crickets, a toad, a frog, and many insects on our nature walk around the campus. This butterfly was the highlight of the wildlife we encountered!
We practiced "seeing with our eyes, not our hands" when observing the butterflies. Students discussed how possible wing damage could occur if we touch these fragile creatures.
Jump for Joy...
Jackson, Maya, and Dila all brought jump ropes for our verb show-and-tell.
Sharing is Caring
All the kids were eager to share their show-and-tells with one another. Dila is using Sebastian's bulldozer.
Verb- The Action Word!
Everyone enjoyed using the gym to share (in a literal sense) their show-and-tells. We practiced verbalizing our verbs and got a little exercise too!
Sharing is Caring
Request For Stickers
We use stickers for so many things- daily folders, worksheet rewards, decorating, etc. We are running out and I could go pick some up but I thought I would send out a request first! They don’t have to be new- used or even mostly used up is fine as well. Specifically, I would love some Fall themed stickers if you have any. Thanks!
This week in Reading and Language Arts we will be taking our Unit 1 Benchmark Assessment on Friday. Each time we complete a unit in our reading curriculum, your child will take a benchmark assessment that will allow them to demonstrate their understanding of the different Reading and Language skills we have been studying. Throughout the week, we will do a variety of small group and whole group activities that allow your students to practice the different concepts and skills being assessed.
In Science we will begin Chapter 2. Students will discuss how you can make plans and design something to solve some problems.
In Social Studies, we began understanding people make choices about needs and wants. They will also understand that people do many kinds of work making goods or providing services. Students will understand how people use money to buy and sell.
In Math, we will took our Chapter 2 Test last Thursday and began Chapter 3. Students will be able to use comparing words, pair up sets of objects, and order objects by size. They will know and be able to use the math vocabulary bigger than, taller than, smaller than, shorter than, same size, different size, biggest, middle-sized, and smallest.
Save the Date!!
*If an item is starred, this means there is a chance to be a chaperone or parent volunteer. Save the date if you are interested!!
Thursday, October 15th- PK/K Art Barn Field Trip* (9 am- 1:45 pm)
October 26th- 30th- Red Ribbon Week
Tuesday, October 27th- Pumpkin Math* (9 am- 10:45 am)
Friday, October 30th- Fall Centers*
Wednesday, November 18th- Kindergarten Thanksgiving Program*
Thursday, November 19th- FSA Family Thanksgiving* (6 pm)
Thursday, December 10th- K-2 Fernbank Field Trip*