Kindergarten News

Kindergarten News
October 24 through November 24, 2017

Theme: Unit 3:  Tell a Story
Retell stories, and by listening to a variety of versions of traditional stories, recognize familiar storylines embedded in different settings with different characters. Students will sequence the events of a story. 

Reading Strategies:
Stretchy Snake –
Stretch each sound and put the word together.
Chunky Monkey-
Break the word into chunks.
Flippy Dolphin –
Flip the vowel sound; try long and short vowels.

Writing: Expand our narrative writing abilities by writing a complete thought on a topic and begin using writing conventions in our work.

Sight Words: as, of, they, will, up, down, an, had, not, look, at, for

Phonics: CVC (Consonant-Vowel-Consonant) – short vowel sounds

Handwriting: Gg, Uu, Ii, Ee

Vocabulary Words: character, setting, sequence, beginning, middle, end, event, reaction 

Topic 4:
Comparing and Ordering Numbers 6-10
Topic 5: Numbers to 20
Topic 6:
Numbers to 100

Handwriting Books
- Please refer to our Communication Sheet for each week’s handwriting pages that need to be completed at home for extra practice. It is key to focus on correct letter formation.

Reading Log:  Please continue reading each night to meet our October and November reading goals!  We will celebrate our goals at Kindergarten morning meeting. October Reading Logs will be collected and replaced with the November log on Wednesday, November 1st.

Great Homework Resources:
The following resources all count as reading minutes toward your monthly goals!  Have fun reading together as a family!

- Raz Kids – 20 minutes weekly

-Sight Word Books (Paper books that were sent home)

-  Library books

-  Reading practice mats

-  Sight word or letter sound flash cards

- – lots of fun age appropriate level books to read together online! 

Upcoming Dates:
10-24-17 JW Schoolwide Fundraiser begins

10-27-17 Trunk or Treat
Big Smile Dentist Forms due

Fundraiser Coupon Turn in Day #1

10-30-17  Pumpkins Galore Field Trip
10-31-17  Halloween Party 12:45–1:45
Fundraiser Coupon Turn in Day #2

11-3-17    Fundraiser Coupon Turn in Day #3
11-6-17    Fundraiser Ends – Last day to turn in sale
11-7-17    No School – Teacher PD Day
11-17-17  Spirit Day for Make a Wish Foundation
11-21-17  Thankful for Family Day
– 11/24 Thanksgiving Break

Toys at School:
Many toys have been traveling to school in the students’ backpacks. They also tend to make their way out of the backpacks during the school day! Please leave all toys at home to keep distractions to a minimum during the school day. Thank you!

Coats and Outerwear:
With the weather getting cooler, the lost and found inventory begins to rise!  Please label all coats
and outerwear with your child’s name.

Money Sent to School:
Presently and throughout the year, there are several programs that we collect money for, for example Boo Grams, Trunk or Treat, Field Trip, Lunch Money, Spirit Days, School Store, and Fundraising.

It is important to remember that any money/checks that come to school be in a labeled envelope with your child’s name, teacher’s name, and what it is for. Often times, teachers are collecting many items each morning. In order to ensure all money and checks are accounted for, and do not get lost, labeling is important.

When cash is sent in, please make sure you have the exact amount needed. Teachers are not always able to make change if requested. 

If you are sending in money for two different things, please put them in separate envelopes and do not combine them.  This way, each envelope can easily make it to the sponsor in charge of it.  Thank you for your understanding!



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