BOOK BUDDIES!!! On Monday, we got to finally meet our book buddies (Mrs. Stapleton's multi-aged 3rd and 4th grade class)! We will meet up with our book buddies every Monday at 2:05! This Monday, we started a discussion about Kindness; what it is and what it means to us. We read the book We're All Wonders by R. J. Palacio. Ask your child about this book, our book buddies, and our kindness discussion. Our mission is to spread kindness throughout our school and community, and over the next few Mondays, we will discuss with our book buddies how we can accomplish this!
Kindergarten Jump Start (KJS)
The KJS program continued this week! You may have been able to tell what letter we talked about each day by the face paint and parent packets sent home, but below is some more information about each day. I highly encourage talking about and looking at these letters during the week when you have time and over the weekend!
Monday: letter F - the sound that we talked about is the F sound in "fish"
Tuesday: letter G - the sound that we talked about is the G sound in "guitar"
Wednesday: letter H - the sound that we talked about is the H sound in "horse"
Thursday: letter I - the sound that we talked about is the I sound in "iguana"
Friday: letter J - the sound that we talked about is the J sound in "jacket"
*** Good Practice to do at Home ***
Ask your child to write the letter, say the letter name, and the letter sound
Example: (Child writes the letter A), child says "this letter is A, A says /a/ (like in apple)
In MATH, we continued to talk about shapes! Below are the shapes we reviewed and learned (pink shape = triangle, red shape = circle, black shape = hexagon, blue shape = rectangle, purple shape = square)!
We did a scavenger hunt in our classroom to find these shapes in the "real world" -- Your children are SO observant! Ask them to do the same at home, in the car, etc. !
Your Child is an AUTHOR and ILLUSTRATOR!
You may have seen the fabulous and creative book your child made and brought home yesterday! We have been working on these books for a week or so... Next week we will begin a writing schedule as follows: Monday - Thursday writing lessons and practice then Fridays we will make our own books. Authors are always fixing and adding to their books, so that is what we will do, too, until they are absolutely our best work! Then, the final piece will be sent home or put on display.
And finally --- the Kinder Stars Collage page will soon have pictures on it! I was waiting to get all forms back telling me what students can have their pictures on my website! Thank you for being patient -- I have some good shots of your children working in our classroom and school!
*****This Newsletter Blog will be updated at the end of each week! I will post pictures, bulleted points, and an explanation of exciting events from throughout the school week. The only pictures posted will be of the students whose parents indicate on the Media Disclosure Form that it is okay to publish their pictures online.