FROM THE TEACHER:
Time is flying by this year and it is hard to believe that October is almost over. Thank you to all of the parents who dressed your children for red ribbon week. In Kindergarten we stress healthy living as a way to take care of ourselves.
We had an awesome time at the Cobb Performing Arts Center. The children enjoyed the play about Peter Rabbit.
We know that many of you will be celebrating Halloween next week. We ask that you not send any candy to school with your child for snack after Halloween.
We had a visit from author Gail Langer Karwoski this week. The children enjoyed listening to her story about the animals who sleep near or on the river.
ICE CREAM: Just a reminder that students are allowed to purchase ice cream on Fridays. They must bring in or already have the money in their accounts to pay for it. The cost is $1.25.
WATER BOTTLES: Please do not put anything but water in your child’s water bottle. We have had numerous spills in the classroom this year and we are not equipped to clean up juice and milk.
We continued to work on our phonics skills this week. We learned about the letter C & H. We practiced writing the letter and how it looks and sounds at the beginning of words. We also worked on sorting letters and pictures. We will move on to the letters F & D next week. During readers workshop we have been learning about nonfiction or informational books. We have been reading about bats this week and comparing books filled with information about bats.
Please continue to work on sight words at home. Students will need to know 25 sight words by the end of the second nine week period.
We have continued to work on our teen numbers this week. We will finish this unit in the next two weeks and review to strengthen their knowledge of the numbers.
INTEGRATED STUDIES: We have been working on a unit about night and day this week. As part of the unit we have learned about nocturnal animals and how they are different from us. We will be continue working on our unit about night and day next week.
FROM THE TEACHER
Fall may be finally here in Georgia and we hope that the cooler weather will stay awhile. We are enjoying watching the changes that are happening outside our window. We learned about apples this week. We looked at different apples. We tasted both apple juice and apple cider and talked about how they are different. We make apples sauce today to end the unit.
FIELD TRIP: Just a reminder that the field trip to the Cobb Energy Center to see Peter Rabbit will be on October 24th. Our class shirts have arrived and I will give them to the children to wear on the day of the field trip. Those who paid for a shirt will wear their shirt home that day. Students can wear their shirts every Friday and on field trips throughout the year.
50Th Day: Just a reminder that Thursday next week is the 50th day of school and if your child wishes to they may dress in the style of the 1950s. We will rotate to different classrooms to dance to 50’s music, practice counting to 50 and try to make a list of 50 words.
CONFERENCES: Conferences are being held during the week of Oct 14 – 18. Students will be released at 12:30 every day. I am looking forward to meeting with those who have confirmed that they will attend.
LANGUAGE ARTS: We continued to work on our phonics skills this week. We practiced the letters “t” and “g” this week. We will work on “n” and “p”. We have been learning about informational writing in writers workshop. We learned about apples this week. We used our five senses to explore apples and write facts about them. We will be exploring owls the week after conference week. We will continue with this unit for the next few weeks. Please continue to work on sight words at home. Students will need to know 25 sight words by the end of the second nine week period.
MATH: We have being learning the numbers 11 to 20 this week. Teen numbers are hard for most children to understand. You can help your child by having them write the teen numbers and draw objects to match the number. Please continue to work with your student to help them practice counting to 100.
Integrated Studies: We learned about one of the early explorers who came to the Americas, Christopher Columbus. We discussed the difference between the past and the present. Next week we will be exploring how we can create a boat to carry Columbus’s crew across the ocean. This will be a 3-day STEAM activity.
Thank you to all of our parents for creating such creative costumes for our Zoo-Phonics parade. This parade is our moment to shine and share our accomplishments with the school. It is great as a teacher to walk with my students and hear the older students cheer for them and remember when they were a part of the parade. Thank you to all of the parents who were able to attend our parade. The students enjoyed having you visit our school.