November 13th Newsletter

Hello Kindergarten Families!  Happy 11th week of kindergarten!

Parent Teacher Conferences continue this week. Wednesday and Thursday November 15th and 16th. Scheduled appointments begin at 4:00 and will end promptly at 7:00 pm.

Please be sure to see your child’s teacher if you did not get a reminder for your scheduled appointment time. PLEASE be on time for your parent-teacher conference.

Friday, November 17th – NO school for KINDERGARTEN only.

Can the principal – please consider donating canned or boxed food. Last day of donations will be on November 16th.  The class with the most donations will receive a pizza party.  

The weather is getting colder! Please be sure to send your child with a coat, hat, and gloves everyday.

Please remember to put the items your child brings home in their reading and math bags back into the bags when you are done using them. The children are bringing home books and sight word cards to practice. Please help your child be responsible with these learning tools. These bags contain homework items for your child. Please work with these items for 20 minutes each day. ☺

Homework: Practice letters, books, and sight words in your child’s reading bags. Write first name and last name, count to 100, recognize and write numbers 1-20.

Letters:  Please help your child to recognize and write the following letters this week: Qq and Uu.  

In addition, please help your child practice writing his/her first and last name. Please be sure there are no backwards letters and that only the first letter is uppercase. The rest of the name should be lowercase. Recognizing and writing names are very important and will be practiced every day!

          Ex.          Mohamed Ali     not…. MOHAMED ALI  or mohamed ali.  

Reading: This week we will continue working on  narrative story elements which include setting, characters, and plot. We will practice re-telling with beginning, middle, and end. In addition, we will focus on having the students ask questions about key details in a story. The children will also continue working on blending sounds to read a word. (ex. b-a-t blended reads bat)

Please encourage your child to read their sight words and books from their reading bags each day! Please practice the following sight words: (These are words your child needs to recognize and read by sight.)

Review: are   play   for                    NEW words this week will be:    jump      will      not

Math: We will continue to practice recognizing and writing numbers 0-20 as well as representing the quantity the number represents. We will also continue to practice counting to 100 by 1’s and 10’s. We will continue to practice comparing numbers to see which is more (or greater) and which is fewer (or less than).

Science: We will continue our science about Weather. We will observe and discuss the different seasons and track the daily local weather.

Social Studies:  We will continue our unit on  “How do I get what I want?” We will group and sort  needs and wants. (ex. clothing, food, water, shelter, and air are needs. Computers, toys, and candy are wants.)

Writing: We will continue to work on Narrative Writing. We will focus on a the setting and characters with a beginning, middle and end. Students will write about places they have been, who went with them, and what they did.

Can Food Drive

Starting on Monday, November 6, 2017, Miller Elementary will be having a canned food drive. Please send in cans to help those that are in need. Our goal this year is to reach 4,000 cans!  If every child brings in 10 cans our class will collect over 200 cans for the needy!

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November 6th Newsletter

Hello Kindergarten Families!  Happy 10th week of kindergarten!

This week we will begin a new card marking! We have finished your child’s first kindergarten report card! You will receive your child’s report card at parent-teacher conferences. Please be sure to see your child’s teacher if you did not get a reminder for your scheduled appointment time. PLEASE be on time for your parent-teacher conference.

Tuesday, November 7th, is election day. We will not have school on this day.

The first night of conferences is Thursday, November 9th. Scheduled appointments begin at 4:00 and will end promptly at 7:00 pm.

The weather is getting colder! Please be sure to send your child with a coat, hat, and gloves everyday.

Please remember to put the items your child brings home in their reading and math bags back into the bags when you are done using them. The children are bringing home books and sight word cards to practice. Please help your child be responsible with these learning tools. These bags contain homework items for your child. Please work with these items for 20 minutes each day. ☺

Homework: Practice letters, books, and sight words in your child’s reading bags. Write first name and last name, count to 100, recognize and write numbers 1-20.

Letters:  Please help your child to recognize and write the following letters this week: Rr and Ll.  

In addition, please help your child practice writing his/her first and last name. Please be sure there are no backwards letters and that only the first letter is uppercase. The rest of the name should be lowercase. Recognizing and writing names are very important and will be practiced every day!

          Ex.          Amy Baskin    not…. AMY BASKIN  or amy baskin.  

Reading: This week we are returning to narrative story elements which include setting, characters, and plot. We will practice re-telling with beginning, middle, and end. In addition, we will ask key details in a text. The children will also continue working on blending sounds to read a word. (ex. b-a-t blended reads bat) We are still practicing our independent Daily 5 time with Read to Self, Work on Writing, Word Work and Listen to Reading. Please encourage your child to read their sight words and books from their reading bags each day! Please practice the following sight words: (These are words your child needs to recognize and read by sight.)

Review: yes   said   on                    NEW words this week will be:    are    play    for

Math: We will continue to practice recognizing and writing numbers 0-20 as well as representing the quantity the number represents. We will also continue to practice counting to 100 by 1’s and 10’s. In addition, we will practice comparing numbers to see which is more (or greater) and which is fewer (or less than).

Science: We will begin a new unit in science about  Weather. We will observe and discuss the different types of weather.

Social Studies:  We will begin a new unit called “How do I get what I want?” We will introduce the concepts of needs and wants. (ex. clothing, food, water, shelter, and air are needs. Computers, toys, and candy are wants.)

Writing: We are returning to Narrative Writing. We will focus on a setting. Students will write about places they have been. In kindergarten, at this time of the year, we expect the children to use their drawing and oral dictation to tell about the topic we are writing about.