Maillet's Kindergarten Newsletter

Week Of September 15th

Highlights From Last Week....

Our first full week of kindergarten was extremely busy! We started to get used to the rules and routines of kindergarten. We still need some work, but we will get there. The amount of learning that was happening in our class was amazing! In Reader's Workshop, we learned how to read appropriately at our spots, what books we like to read and practiced turning and talking. In Phonics, we practiced our letters and sounds and learned the words I and AM. In Math, we practiced counting and sorting by the number of items. We also practiced working in math stations and tried to rotate through successfully. We still need work on that, but we are getting there. In Science, we learned about our 5 senses and experimented with our sense of smell. In Social Studies, we learned how to be a good friend. We read the Rainbow Fish and created a rainbow fish of our own. In Second Step, we talked about the rules and how to behave on the carpet. It was a busy, but fun week!

A peek at our learning this week...

Are you wondering what your child will be learning this week? Well, here is what we will be doing:

In Reader's Workshop, we will learn how to take care of books and how the classroom library is organized. We will continue to practice turning and talking.

We did not start Writer's Workshop as anticipated last week, so this week in Writers Workshop, we will learn that we are all writers and how to hold a pencil properly.

In Math, we will work on finding hidden partners in numbers. For instance, in the number five, two hidden partners might be 2 and 3 or 1 and 4. The children love playing math detectives to find out the hidden partners in numbers.

In Phonics, we will be practicing letter sounds and learning the sight words "the" and "little", please practice these words at home.

In Science, we will be learning about our 5 senses and actually using our senses in experiments! This week we will be using our sense of taste.

In Social Studies, we will learn about families and create our very own family tree.

Mo Willems will be our featured author this week for our read alouds.

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Homework:

Great job working with your child on their homework! As a reminder, homework will go home Monday, please make be sure to return it to school on Friday.


Pete and Mystery Can started their journeys home this week. The kids LOVE hearing the clues and reading about Pete's adventures. The children are practicing their speaking and listening skills through these activities. It is so much fun! Thank you for your participation.


Book Orders:

I will be sending home the book orders on Monday. If you would like to place an order, please return them by Thursday, September 18, 2014.

OPEN HOUSE

Reminder: OPEN HOUSE is on Monday, September 15th at Sanders Street! A flyer went home with your child with the details.



Thank you for all that you do!!! Keep up the great work!!