Weekly Newsletter

 Kindergarten Weekly News

Hello Kindergarten Families!  Happy 12th week of kindergarten!

Parent Teacher Conferences continue this week. Tuesday and Thursday November 12th and 14th. 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. 

Upcoming: Thanksgiving Break –  No School November 27th, 28th, 29th 

FOOD DRIVE – please consider donating canned or boxed food. 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. If wearing boots to school please bring in a pair of gym shoes to change into for the classroom.

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 focus on illustrations (pictures) and how they match the text. In addition, we will be learning about the long vowel sounds. 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:   play on                    NEW words this week will be:    are 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. We will also continue our unit on shapes. We are learning how to describe flat (2D) shapes. 

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 setting and characters with a beginning, middle and end. Students will write about the places they have been, who went with them, and what they did.

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                   Kindergarten Weekly News

Hello Kindergarten Families!  Happy 11t0h 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 5th, is election day. We will not have school on this day.

The first night of conferences is Thursday, November 7th. 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                      NEW words this week will be:     on play    

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 begin our Unit on 2D and 3D shapes. Students will be able to identify and name shapes. 

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.

No School

No school for students on Tuesday, November 5, 2019. IT IS VOTING DAY!!!

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                           Kindergarten Weekly News

Hello Kindergarten Families!

Happy 10th week of kindergarten! Wednesday is Halloween! 

Wednesday, October 30th – BOO BASH after school from 5:00-6:30. 

Thursday, October 31st:  Please have your child wear black and orange.

We are also asking for each child to send in 22 individually wrapped treats to pass out if you choose. 

Friday, November 1st Half Day students will be dismissed at 11:45.

Daylight savings ends on Sunday. Remember to set your clocks back one hour.

Upcoming: There will be no school on Tuesday, November 5th

Parent Teacher Conferences will be Tuesday the 7th, Tuesday the 12th and Thursday the 14th by appointment only

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: Zz, Bb, and Ff.  

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 will work on retelling a story with a focus on characters and setting.  When reading at home encourage your child to retell the story identifying the characters and setting. The children are working on blending sounds to read a word. (ex. h-o-t blended reads hot) We are still practicing our independent Daily 5 time with Read to Self, Work on Writing, Word Work, Listen to Reading, and Read to Someone. 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:     no and                   NEW words this week will be:    yes said 

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 be completing math workshop this week to reinforce concepts taught thus far. 

Science: We will continue learning about the 5 senses. 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 on investigations with pumpkins! 

Social Studies:  We will be assessing students on what is fair and responsible. Writing: This week the children will continue to label a picture and focus on describing an activity using a complete sentence with details.

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     Kindergarten Weekly News

Hello Kindergarten Families!

Happy 9th 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. We are also asking that you have your child visit CLEVER and go on to Zearn. Thank you!!! 

The weather is changing please make sure your child is dressed appropriately. This includes a winter coat, gloves, and hat.  

Upcoming Reminders and Events:

Wednesday, October 30th – BOO BASH after school from 5:00-6:30. 

Friday, November 1st Half Day students will be dismissed at 11:45.

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. All children are bringing home books and 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: Vv and Pp.

Reading: This week we will continue our 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-e-n blended reads men) 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:     up here                    NEW words this week will be:      no      and

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 to focus on leaves as well as the scientific process of investigating a question with a hypothesis and using data to determine the results. 

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 continue to focus on personal narratives.We will continue launching the writers workshop model. Students will be drawing pictures of a small moments in their life. They will label the picture by stretching sounds and share their stories with partners.