# The KinderConnect

## Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent teacher conferences will be held Wednesday, November 7th, and Thursday, November 8th in the evening and Friday, November 9th in the afternoon. Conferences are to be fifteen minutes long. Please be punctual and respect the time limit so that every family gets the time that they are entitled to. We are looking forward to meeting with you and reviewing your child's progress! If you are still in need of scheduling a conference, please contact the front office.

## Colder weather....

Baby, it's cold outside! As winter is fast approaching, we kindly ask you to send your child to school with appropriate clothing and footwear. Coats, gloves, scarves, and hats should be brought to school daily. Please also work with your child to have them practice getting their coats and gloves on independently. Thanks for your support with this!

## Report Cards

It is hard to believe that the first quarter of school ended Friday, November 2nd! Teachers are busy preparing report cards to communicate with you about how your child is progressing with the expectations of quarter one. Report Cards should go home with your child in his/her Thursday Folder on November 15th. Please review the report card and sign the report card envelope. The report card is yours to keep but we ask that you return the report card envelope to school each quarter. Thanks!

## Math

Kindergarten will be starting Unit 4 during the first weeks of November. Unit 4 is on 2D shapes and measurable attributes (heavier/lighter, longer/shorter, etc.) Below is a menu of additional items that you can do with your child at home to support these skills.

Grade K Unit 4 Family Resource

Unit Name: Describing and Comparing Measurable Attributes

We can measure objects in different ways. Check out this video measuring objects using length, width, and/or height.

Curious George: Comparing Heights

In this activity, children will compare objects by height.

Measuring Up Game (Website)

Practice measurement vocabulary by comparing objects.

In this lesson, children will sort and describe objects by shape.

Shape Match (Website)

Practice shapes by playing Memory. Match everyday objects to the correct shapes.

## Writing

Students have been busy practicing writing letters and words. Through modeling and the use of sentence starters, students have been able to write sentences and drawing pictures. We link this to our discussions of authors and illustrators from reading block. Students will continue to use their knowledge of letter sounds to help with inventive spelling to share their ideas to others. We will continue working on these skills throughout November to build students independence and stamina.