NEWS FROM ROOM 105
FROM THE TEACHER: It seems that the hot hot days of summer are starting to wane a bit and the weather is just a bit cooler when we go out for recess. I eagerly await the end of summer and the beginning of fall every year as it is my favorite season.
To help me gage if posting my newsletter on the blog is working I am asking you to have your child write his or her name on the post-it note that is in the front of their folder. When they bring their post-it note back to school they will get to visit the treasure chest.
If you are available next Friday we sure could use a few parents to help us with our Goods and Services Fair. We would need help from 12:30 – 2:00. Please let us know if you are available.
FIELD TRIPS: As part of our study of community helpers will be going on a field trip to Publix on September 5th. We will walk to Publix and take a tour of the store. We will then be making a quick stop into the Chase bank to visit with another of our community members. If you are available we are in need of one or two more chaperones.
KINDERGARTEN T-SHIRT: You still have the opportunity to purchase a kindergarten t-shirt until August 30th. We wear our shirts on spirit Fridays as well as on field trips and special events. The cost of the shirt is $6.00. If you need a new order form please put a note in your child’s folder.
LANGUAGE ARTS: We are still working on our Zoophonics unit. We have learned the sounds for the letters a – q in the past four weeks and will continue learning a letter a day until we reach z. When we complete our Zoophonics unit we will begin at the beginning of the alphabet and spend more time on each letter.
MATH: We are currently working on our numbers 0 – 10. The students will learn the number, the number word and how to count with one to one correspondence. We will continue to work on this unit next week by counting everything in sight and writing the numbers. Students will need to be able to count to 50 by the end of the first nine weeks. You can help by having them practice this skill at home.
INTEGRATED STUDIES: This week we have been working on a unit about community helpers. We will learn more about goods and services as we continue with our community helpers unit next week. After Labor Day we will start a unit about maps and globes. This will be the beginning of a yearlong unit on where we live. We teach a little every nine weeks to help students learn their continent, country, county, city, and street address.