Mrs. Sumner's Classroom News

November 16, 2015

Parent-Teacher Conferences

It was so nice to get a chance to meet with all of you! I love sharing how awesome your children are doing in kindergarten. I couldn't ask for a better group of kiddo's! Thanks for sharing them with me!

Academic Corner

Reading - Students will visualize what they are reading to help them make sense of the book.

Math - Complete Topic 5: Reading, Writing, and Counting #11-20.

Writing - We will continue working on Narrative Writings. The students will be able to add simple sentences that relate to the picture they have drawn. In addition, we are looking for students to begin using spaces correctly, capitalize the first word in each sentence, and add details in their words and pictures.

Science - Unit E: Object Around Us (Pushes and Pulls). Students will describe and compare objects in terms of properties such as shape, form, and texture.

Letters of the Week - Ee

Sight Words for the Week - with, are, he (red list words)

Mrs. Sumner

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Literacy Corner

Tip#8: Make Connections

Whether you read to your child, they read to you or it’s a combination of the two one of the most important things you can do while reading is to encourage your new reader to make connections to the story. As a reader you understand the importance of connecting to the topic you’re reading about. As you read ask your child if they have experienced events similar to the ones going on in the text and take a minute to talk about them. Remind them of the time you did something that relates to the events in the book. This is a great way to get them interested in the story and motivated to keep reading. When the story is finished discuss the ways the book was similar and/or different from what they experienced in real life. As always remember our slogan: “Reading 20 minutes before bed really gets your child ahead!”

Important Dates

November 16 - Return Take-Home Book Bags

November 20 - Popcorn Friday/Wear your class shirt

November 26 & 27th - No School for Thanksgiving

December 11 - Santa's Workshop (more info. at later date)

December 22 - Gingerbread House making party (1 person per child)

December 23 - January 1 - No School

Take-Home Book Bags

Your child received a bag of books on Wednesday. These books are leveled for your child. Please read these books every night and more than once. Please return the entire bag and books every Monday, so I can switch them out! Thank you!