Nov
2018

Kindergarten Weekly Newsletter!

Hello Kindergarten Families!  Happy 12th week of kindergarten!

Parent Teacher Conferences continue this week. Tuesday and Thursday November 13th and 15thScheduled 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 21st, 22nd, 23rd

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.

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 begin working with 1 more and 1 less within a sequence up to 10.

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.

Nov
2018

Miller Food Drive

Miller school will be having another food drive for the needy.  At this time of year we are reminded how grateful we are for all of the wonderful things we have.  There are many families that do not have enough food to eat.  They worry about how they are going to feed their family dinner everyday.  This is your chance to help!  Please send in canned or boxed food from Nov. 5 – Nov. 15th. Thank you for your support!!

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Nov
2018

Kindergarten Weekly Newsletter

Hello Kindergarten Families!  Happy 11th week of kindergarten!                                                                                            Image result for cartoon bear with fall leaves

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 6th, is election day. We will not have school on this day.

The first night of conferences is Thursday, November 8th. 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. In addition, we will begin solving story problems. Example: Ali picked 4 red flowers. Then he picked 2 yellow flowers. How many flowers did Ali pick?

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.

 

Nov
2018

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Parent-Teacher conferences are approaching. Please be on time for you appointment. Each appointment is scheduled for 20 minutes. If you are unable to keep your appointment, please let me know as soon as possible. It is extremely important that we meet to discuss your child’s progress in school. 

Thursday November 8th

4:00 Shifaa

4:20 Wlayah

4:40 Aimen

5:00 Roqaya

5:20 Anisa

5:40 Maram

6:00 Owais

6:20 Omar

6:40 AliHaidar

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Tuesday November 13th

4:00 Mahdi

4:20 Mohammed

4:40 Amani

5:00  ——

5:20 Zainab

5:40 Alaa

6:00  Reyana

6:20  ——–

6:40 Laila

 

Thursday November 15th

3:45 Hassan

4:00 Dany

 

 

Nov
2018

Math Game

Your child brought home a new math game to play!  It is called Monster Math Roll and Count.  They have the game board and red-yellow chips to play the game with.  You will need to use the die that was sent home with another math game.

Directions:

2 players

Player 1 rolls the die and covers the number with a red chip.

Player 2 rolls the die and covers the number with a yellow chip.

Play continues until all the numbers are covered.

If you roll a number that is already covered then you lose your turn.

When all the numbers are covered you count to see if there are more red or yellow chips to decide who won!

Have FUN!

Oct
2018

Pumpkin Patch, Petting Farm, and Magic Show!

The students had a great time on Thursday!  They got to pet a sheep, goat, Alpaca, cow, duck and bunnies!

They also got to pick a pumpkin of their very own.  The reward for good behavior this month was a magic show!

   

Oct
2018

Kindergarten Weekly News

                          

Hello Kindergarten Families!

Happy 10th week of kindergarten! Wednesday is Halloween!

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

We are also asking for each child to send in 20 individually wrapped treats to pass out if you chose.

Friday,  November 2nd, is a half day! Pick up will be 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 6th for our students.

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: We will begin a new Writing Unit called MAISA. This week the children will focus on describing an activity using a complete sentence with details.