Kindergarten News Sanders Street

Week Of September 28th

Highlights From Last Week....

Thank you for attending Open House! It was so nice to see you again. We had a fantastic turn out!


In Reader's Workshop, we learned about stamina and started building a graph to track our progress. Our graph is named, Stan the Stamina Man. Our goal is to color in Stan and receive a prize. Our goal will be to read 20 minutes by the end of kindergarten. We are at 7 minutes now! We also learned how to trade out our books that are in our browser boxes . We continued practicing turning and talking.


In Math, we worked on decomposing numbers to 3 and learned that 1+2=3. We also started looking at numbers 0, 1, 2, and 3. We learned how to write the numbers and used the numeral to represent a quantity.


In Phonics, we learned the sight words "so" and "go", please practice these words at home. Our letters of the week were u & I.


In Science, we learned about the sense of taste by having a taste test. We tried salt, sugar, lemon, and bitter chocolate. We also participated in a smelling experiment! We had a fun week in Science!


In our Second Step, we learned to read people's feelings by looking at people's faces.


Mo Willems was our featured author again this week for our read alouds.

A peek at our learning this week...

This week will be an action packed week of learning!

In Reader's Workshop, we will be reviewing what we have learned so far: looking at the picture while we read, building stamina, trading out books, practicing turning and talking.


In Math, we will work on decomposing numbers with totals of 4 and 5. We will write numerals 1-5 in order. We will be working with numbers 6-8. We will learn how to write the numbers and use the numeral to represent a quantity.


In Phonics, we will be practicing letter sounds and learning the sight words "in" and "on", please practice these words at home. Our letters of the week will be "c" & "o".


In Science, we will be learning about the life cycle of pumpkins & apples.


In our Second Step, we will be learning about our own feelings.


Leo Lionni will be our featured author this week for our read alouds. We will be focusing on similarities and differences of the characters in his books.

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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.


Book Orders:

Our first book orders went home this week. Thank you for all your support and growing the love of reading in your children.


HELP!!

Our classroom is filling up with clothes that have no home! Please LABEL EVERYTHING!! If your child is missing sweatshirts or lunch boxes, please let me know.


High Fives:

Many of you have been asking about the high five program that we have at school. If your child is "caught" doing something really good, such as helping another student, being kind, being respectful, listening to adults etc, they receive a high five ticket. Once your child receives 5 high fives, they go to the office and get a photocopy of their hands and they can pick out a prize! The kids love this!!!


Thank you!!

Notes from Mrs. Chadwick

The new October book order will be going out on Monday. I will be placing the order Wednesday, October 7.


We want to say a special thanks to Izabell and her family. The let us take a look at their visiting stick bugs the kids enjoyed learning about the word camouflage and looking for the bugs hiding in leaves.

Notes from Mrs. Maillet

Thank you to Isabella and her family for the wipes! Also, a big thank you to Rylan and his family for the NEW Mystery Can, it is AWESOME! Thank you!

We will be sending out our new book order on Monday. I will be placing the order Wednesday, October 7.