NEWS from the S.S. Noah

Mrs. Johnson's Kindergarten Weekly News

October 19, 2015

Sneak Peek of the Week Ahead

WEEKLY THEME:

INTO THE WOOD

READING THING

As fall continues to "bloom” spectacularly all around us, changes are also occurring in some of our forest and backyard animal friends. We will learn about some of the winter preparations through our reading and writing. Animals react to the approaching winter in three ways- adapt, hibernate, and migrate. We'll see fall through the eyes of the animals, especially the squirrel. We'll scamper around outside on a "nut hunt" ( believe it or not—I have fake acorns so that all of the children may play and not one is at risk for allergies!), play squirrel games like "Nut, Nut, Squirrel "and "Squirrels in The Trees". We will dramatize the tale Sody Sallyratus. This great story will have us making and eating biscuits and apple butter as this old Appalachian tale unfolds. Science and reading combine beautifully this week. Doesn't Fall sound fun??? Fall certainly is one of God's most colorful masterpieces!

The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin by Beatrix Potter

NUMBER WORKS

Squirrel math will involve sorting, counting, story problems, weighing, and graphing. We continue to expand our knowledge of sorting and patterns as well as continuing to use 5 and 10 frames in MIF to explore the parts of numbers as a precursor to addition and subtraction.
Leaf Hunt

Star of the Week--GRANT WILMER

Meet our Star of the Week, Grant Wilmer. This week also finds Grant having his birthday on Monday! Happy birthday, Grant! Grant has a twin in Mrs. Smith's room. His name is Max. Grant enjoys being on a swim team and playing games. His favorite color is blue. Mac and cheese eater come in first on the favorite food list! Yum! Grant loves to read and is becoming a great reader! Have a super week, Grant!

Mark Your Calendar

Wednesday, October 20 - PJ Day (children may wear their pj's to school. I suggest no bedroom slippers--just tennis shoes. For children not to sure about pj's--sweats make be the answer.

Wednesday, October 21 - Cosi

( volunteers still needed)

Monday, October 26 - Nocturnal Rotations

Wednesday, October 28 - Parent Teacher Conferences

4:30-8:30

Thursday, October 29 - Parent Teacher Conferences

8:30-3:00

October 28-November 2 - No School for students

School resumes November 3rd.

A NOTE FROM MRS. J

Dear Families,

Last week was a great week! Our field trip to Sharon Woods was perfect---a perfect fall day for a walk in the woods. I think that everyone enjoyed having lunch outside watching the squirrels run around. The animals that were introduced by the park attendants-- a box turtle and a screech owl-- helped children learn how animals get ready for winter as well as how they live in a woodland habitat.

A super big thanks to the following parents who made this trip possible: Mrs. Bowling, Mrs. Cobb, Mrs. Guitron, Mrs. Latsko-Hill, Mrs. Lang, Mr. Kane, Mr. and Mrs. Miller,and Mr. Poland. You are awesome!


Camping Day was a fun and a big success! We started with a scavenger hunt ( in the dark with flashlights and teamwork). We had a tent and a "a campfire". Our morning snack was real s'mores ( fixed on a griddle) and thanks to Mrs. Horn for extra hands. Several fun camp games were played. In the afternoon, we relaxed on our blankets and sleeping bags as we enjoyed reading books about the forest and forest animals. Our reading was well accompanied by many furry friends. We finished the day with a trail mix and a camp video.


Fall is here and so is the Woodland theme!


I am sending home a pre-conference questionnaireto you by e-mail. Spending time sharing information and thoughts about your child is such a wonderful and valuable endeavor. Please feel free to add any other thoughts or concerns to the questions that I am sending you. I am looking forward to the time we will spend together in conference. It would be very helpful for me as I prepare for conferences if you return your questionnaire before conferences. If that is not a possibility, then just bring the questionnaire to our conference. Thank you for your help in preparing this important time. I know it will be a blessing for your child!


Blessings,

Kathie