September 18th Newsletter

Happy 3rd week of kindergarten! We are looking forward to another terrific week!

We would like to remind you of a few things. Please remember, your child needs to bring a healthy snack to school EVERYDAY! They also need to bring their folder and reading bags to school every day. Check your child’s folder each day and remove the papers that do not need to come back to school.  The reading bag contains homework items for your child. Please work with these items for 20 minutes each day. All children need to wear gym shoes to school every day. Thank you for your teamwork in helping your child with these responsibilities!


Please note that there is NO school for KINDERGARTEN students only on Friday, September 22nd.


Letters: We will review the letters Mm and Tt and introduce the letters Dd and Aa . Your child will need to identify these letters and the sounds they make. Please practice these letters at home everyday.


Name Practice: Recognizing and writing names are very important and will be practiced every day!

Please be sure there are no backwards letters and that only the first letter is uppercase. The rest of the name should be lowercase.                                         

Ex.   Mohamed not…MOHAMED or mohamed.


Reading: This week we will be expanding our print concepts by separating sentences into words. We will also practice identifying the characters in stories. This is a comprehension strategy to help your child remember what was being read. We will also practice identifying beginning sounds of words. So far, we have introduced 1 of the 5 Daily Choices. The children are now independently doing Read to Self and we will introduce Work on Writing this week. We are still encouraging the children to practice the 3 Ways to Read a Book. (1. Read the pictures 2. Read the words 3. Re-tell the story)


Please practice the following sight words: (These are words your child needs to recognize and read by sight.)


Review:     I       like    my                            NEW words this week will be: is     a     see


Math: We will continue to introduce various math tools to the students this week. In addition, we will work on counting to 100 and recognizing numbers and their quantities 1 to 10. We will practice writing ways to show the numbers 0-10.

Science: We will begin our Earth Science Unit on Trees. In this unit we will investigate different types of trees.

Social Studies:  We will continue a unit called “How to Get Along with Others”. This week we will talk about what it means to be fair and responsible.

Writing: We will write to tell a personal story. This is called a personal narrative. The children will write using detailed drawings as well as their ability to tell us about their story. Children will also be encouraged to write with “words”. Please encourage your child to “write” at home.


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Welcome to Kindergarten!  We are going to have an exciting year filled with lots of learning and fun.

Make sure you visit my blog at least once a week.  I will update the site weekly but if there is a lot of new information I will update it more often.

Remember to visit the websites that are listed in the  right hand column.  There are some great sites and games to help support your child’s learning.