Parent University

If you have a child from the ages of birth to age four— Dearborn is offering FREE classes to families to give your child a boost with success in school!  This is a great opportunity for all of our families.  I hope you  are able to participate if you have younger children at home!

KINDERGARTEN WEEKLY NEWS – WEEK 8

Hello Kindergarten Families!

Happy 8th week of kindergarten! We are looking forward to another beautiful week in Miller’s Kindergarten!

Please be sure to check your child’s backpack everyday as well as empty out any old papers. We are also encouraging ALL families to sign up for the classroom blogs. If you have not, all that is needed is your email. It is greatly appreciated that you add a little comment to the blog postings after reading them. Thank you!!!

Upcoming Reminders and Events:

Picture Day is Monday, October 15th!!!

Wednesday, October 17th – Late Start…. please arrive at 9:30.

Friday, October 26th – NO SCHOOL FOR KINDERGARTEN

Friday, October 26th – BOO BASH after school from 6:00-7:30.

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

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

Reading: This week we will begin our first unit on informational reading. We will learn the differences between a fiction and non-fiction book. We will work on building our comprehension skills by identifying the main topic of an informational book. The children will also begin working on blending sounds to read a word. (ex. m-o-p blended reads mop) We are still practicing our independent Daily 5 time with Read to Self, Work on Writing, and Word Work. 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:     in look                      NEW words this week will be:      here       up

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.

Science: We will continue learning about the 5 senses. These are see, hear, smell, taste, touch. We will conduct our next science investigation this week using the 5 senses as well as the scientific process of investigating a question with a hypothesis and using data to determine the results. We will focus our investigations on apples!

Social Studies:  We will continue a unit called “How to Get Along with Others”. This week we will continue to discuss a classroom issue and brainstorm ways we can work together to solve the problem together. We will also have our first test in social studies on the concepts we have learned about getting along with others.

Writing: We will begin our first Opinion writing unit. This week the children will learn that an opinion is how you feel or think about something. We will talk about the differences between facts and opinions.

Walk to School Day

This Wednesday, October 10th is National Walk to School Day!  If you live close by leave the car at home and take a nice walk to school on Wednesday.  It’s great exercise and a nice time to bond with your child.

Kindergarten Weekly News – Week 7

                  Kindergarten Weekly News

Hello Kindergarten Families!

Happy 7th week of kindergarten! We are looking forward to another beautiful week in Miller’s Kindergarten!

Please be sure to check your child’s backpack everyday as well as empty out any old papers. We are also encouraging ALL families to sign up for the classroom blogs. If you have not, all that is needed is your email. It is greatly appreciated that you add a little comment to the blog postings after reading them. Thank you!!!

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

Reminders and Upcoming Events:

FRIDAY, October 12th is a half day of school. Students will be released at 11:45.

Picture Day: Monday, October 15th.

Don’t forget to turn in your $3.00 for your MILLER MUSTANG T-shirt!

Letters:  Please help your child to recognize and write the following letters this week: Ss and Nn

Reading: This week we will continue to ask and answer questions about key details in a text.  Encourage your child to use complete sentences when speaking allowing them opportunities to use these questions words: Who, What, When, Where, Why and How. The children will also begin working on blending sounds to read a word. (ex. p-o-t blended reads pot) We are still practicing our independent Daily 5 time with Read to Self, Work on Writing, and Word Work. 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:     the we                                      

      NEW words this week will be:  in  look

Math: We will continue to practice recognizing and writing numbers 0-10 as well as representing the quantity the number represents. We will also continue to practice counting to 100 by 1’s and 10’s. Ask your children about the numbers rhymes we are learning to help us write our numbers.

Science: We will continue learning about the 5 senses and TREES.  We will review the needs and parts of a tree and start investigating and observing leaves this week! Have your child go on a leaf walk and collect leaves to observe.

Social Studies:  We will continue a unit called “How to Get Along with Others”. This week we will continue to discuss a classroom issue and brainstorm ways we can work together to solve the problem together.

Writing: We will continue to write to tell a personal story with a focus on the 6+1 Writing Trait called Ideas. This is called a personal narrative. The children will write using detailed drawings as well as their ability to tell us about their story.    

KINDERGARTEN WEEKLY NEWS – WEEK 6

Hello Kindergarten Families!

Happy 6th week of kindergarten! We are looking forward to another beautiful week in Miller’s Kindergarten!

We are now asking that parents drop off their children in the front of the building instead of walking them down to the room. This is part of teaching them to become more independent.

Upcoming Events:   FRIDAY, October 12th is a half day of school. Students will be released at 11:45.

Picture Day: Monday, October 15th.

Please be sure to check your child’s backpack everyday as well as empty out any old papers. We are also encouraging ALL families to sign up for the classroom blogs. If you have not, all that is needed is your email. It is greatly appreciated that you add a little comment to the blog postings after reading them. Thank you!!!

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.

Letters:  Please help your child to recognize and write the following letters this week: Oo and Kk

In addition, please help your child practice writing his/her first 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. Yousef   not…YOUSEF  or yousef.

Reading: This week we will continue to ask and answer questions about key details in a text.  Encourage your child to use complete sentences when speaking allowing them opportunities to use these questions words: Who, What, When, Where, Why and How. The children will also begin working on blending sounds to read a word. (ex. c-a-t blended reads cat) We are still practicing our independent Daily 5 time with Read to Self, Work on Writing, and Word Work. 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: can go                       

         NEW words this week will be:     the    we

Math: We will continue to practice recognizing and writing numbers 0-10 as well as representing the quantity the number represents. We will also continue to practice counting to 100 by 1’s and 10’s. Ask your children about the numbers rhymes we are learning to help us write our numbers.

Science: We will continue using our 5 senses to investigate trees. This week we will focus the needs of trees which are WATER, SOIL, SUN, SPACE, and AIR.

Social Studies:  We will continue a unit called “How to Get Along with Others”. This week we will continue to discuss a classroom issue and brainstorm ways we can work together to solve the problem together.

Writing: We will continue to write to tell a personal story with a focus on the 6+1 Writing Trait called Ideas. This is called a personal narrative. The children will write using detailed drawings as well as their ability to tell us about their story.