Come Join us for the Fall Festival at Nickajack Friday, October 12, 6-8 PM!
Early Release (Conference Week): October 15-19 Dismissal 12:15
Storybook Dress up Day October 26
Fall Centers October 31 (see shutterfly for details)
Friends and Family Lunch and Thanksgiving Show: Tuesday Nov 13
Veteran’s Day Monday Nov 12 (need a volunteer to talk to class about service in military, PLEASE!)
Scholastic Book orders due next Wednesday, October 17. Look in your child’s folder for details.
What’s going on in our class?
Social Studies: We have learned about Christopher Columbus. The students will be bringing home a book to share with you Friday. I hope they shared their weekly reader already. Ask them questions about why he came to America, where he was supposed to go, and what he was looking for.
Math: We continue to work on rote counting to 100. Most of them can do it! Some need the transitions as prompts, but have the pattern. (20,30, 40…) A bunch seem to forget the #30. Ask them to count for you while you are waiting for something.
We continue to talk about 2D and 3D shapes. Most of them can name square, rectangle, circle, rhombus, triangle and oval. We have trouble with our hexagon. Most kids learned Octagon in Pre-k, the stop sign. In kindergarten, we have to know the hexagon. We also have to know the difference between the square and rhombus (diamond).
We also need to know our 3D shapes, sphere (ball), cone, cylinder (coke can, soup can, marker), and cube.
The students should be able to tell you similarities and differences between shapes. (i.e. curved sides, straight sides, corners, flat shapes, solid shapes, etc)
Writing: We will begin write informational writing this quarter. (ie I can tell you about…) or How to do something.
Reading: The students continue to work at their current level on reading books.
Phonics: We have worked on letters M, N, T, A, S next will be I and F
Sight Words: More info at conferences! We will have 5 words per week.
I Look Forward to meeting with everyone next week for your conference.