Ms. Borgert's Weekly Buzz

October 16, 2015

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Notes from the teacher

  • We had a wonderful trip to Tuttle’s Orchard on Monday. We couldn't have asked for better weather and it was such a nice learning adventure! Thank you so much to the chaperones who volunteered and for your amazing pumpkin/apple transport to the bus! We couldn't have done it without you! Have your child share their favorite part of the trip!


  • Thank you to those parents who have come already for Parent/Teacher conferences. I love meeting with you face to face and discussing your child's progress and goals! For those who I meet with on Monday and Tuesday, our office closes at 4:15, so the outside doors will be locked. I will meet you by the front door and have you come back to the room for our meeting. I need to stick to a 15 minute per conference timeframe, so we stay on time! I'm looking forward to meeting with all of you!


  • Below is the link to the criminal background check and Anti- Bullying training if you haven't had the chance to do it yet. It must be completed before you come into school to volunteer or have lunch with your student. Our lunchtime is from 11:00-11:30 am if you ever want to come in and eat with your child! http://www.hse.k12.in.us/ADM/parents/volunteering.aspx


  • Please follow our class Twitter page @LBorgertTCE to see additional pictures/updates from our classroom!


  • There will be no newsletter next week! Happy Fall Break!!!

"Homework"

  • Don't forget to practice sight words daily! It's their only homework right now so please try to make this a nightly routine!


  • Review letters and sounds daily. All kindergarten children can benefit from this. I will be in touch soon with parents who have children that could benefit from extended practice. I have been assessing on both letters and sounds and am finding that many know the uppercase letters well, but have a harder time identifying lower case letters.


  • Practice writing first AND last name using correct upper case and lowercase letters.


  • Read to your child every day!
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Important Dates

Monday 10/19 & Tuesday 10/20 - Parent/Teacher Conferences

Thursday & Friday - 10/22 & 10/23 - No school, Fall Break

Every ThursdayLibrary Checkout Day - please send books in that day so your child can return and check out new ones!

Academic Highlights for the Upcoming Week

Reading:

Schema - Creating Mental Images, Making Connections (Text to Text, Text to Self, Text to World) Story Elements – SETTING, CHARACTERS, Concepts About Print: consonants and vowels, Letters make words, words make sentences

Sight Words:

do, get, was, it, me, am, so, Qtr 1 words (for your review): this, in, big, here, said, like, we, are, go, can, at, on, I, look, see, my, a, mom, dad, you, the, is, and

Math:

2D/3D Shapes in the Environment cont'd, Addition to 10, Comparing 2D and 3D shapes, patterns, positional words, comparing numbers, identifying numbers, more or less, Sorting objects, recognizing patterns, one to one correspondence

Math Vocabulary:

to the left, to the right, under, over, up, down

addition, number, more, part/part/whole, ten frame, circle, rectangle, square, triangle, flat shape, 2d, solid shape, 3dabove, beside, in front, next to, behind ,number, more, less, equal, order

Writing:

End punctuation, Capitalizing first word in sentence and pronoun I, Writing for specific audiences. Writers label pictures, Pictures tell a story.

Science:

Apples/Pumpkins - From Seed to Plant cont'd

What to Ask?

Have a kiddo that is reluctant to talk about what they did at school all day ?


Here are a couple questions to get the conversation rolling.


* If you haven't already, ask your child what their favorite part of the field trip was. Give them a blank piece of paper and a few crayons and see if they can write and/or draw about it! They can bring it in for a sticker if they choose to do so!


*Have your child find some of these 3d shapes around the house: (cube, rectangular prism, cylinder, sphere, pyramid, cone) How many corners/vertices do the shapes have? How many faces? Edges?

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Discovery News

Hello wonderful parents! This is Mrs. Foust with our news from Discovery. This week we began an art project using our handprint. We also learned how to play four square! For Social Skills, we discussed how accidents happen and we need to make sure we help however we are best needed. Next week in Discovery we will finish our art project and discuss families.



Stacey Foust

Discovery Teacher
TCE