Kindergarten Newsletter

9/19/2014

Classroom News!

It was wonderful to see most of you at Back to School Night. We enjoyed giving you a "peek" into our rich and varied classroom program. We continued our study of Ocean Life and read a non fiction book about Seahorses by Jennifer Curtis, who actually visited us on Wednesday! We also read, Mr. Seahorse by Eric Carle, a beautifully illustrated fiction book. The children created a class book called "Under the Sea Camouflage" using transparency papers and permanent markers. In Math we continued to review the concept of patterns and learned about sorting by attributes.

Conversation Starters

* What did "Helpful Humans" do to save the humpback whales Humphrey and Valentina?

* Is it possible to "write" a book without using words?

* What does it mean to "camouflage?"

* Why is the horseshoe crab's blood valuable?

Fun Things To Do At Home

* Can you find patterns in the clothes you have?

* Read the poem of the week.

* Have your child sort the laundry with you.

Poem of the week: "The Whale" by Douglas Florian

Big as a street -

With fins, not feet -

I'm full of blubber

With skin like rubber.

When I breathe out

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a spout.