Weekly Update #8

Hello Parents!

It’s been another great week! We had our first character education lesson and it went wonderful! The children are already exhibiting our character trait for the month: initiative! Please use this word at home with your child and acknowledge when they are showing it in a positive way.

Remember- Our skills curriculum is becoming more challenging and increasing in work load and our domain read alouds are beginning to be longer, which requires students to sit longer periods of time. We are seeing more behaviors as far as listening and keeping their attention on their schoolwork. We are also teaching our students to be precise and neat with their handwriting. Please encourage your students to follow school expectations and take their time on their work. Thank you in advance for your support!

Here are some updates and important information:

-Field trip forms for our farm field trip went out yesterday. We can have 5 drivers per class. Please send back in your form ASAP if you would like to be a volunteer driver and chaperone. We are asking as many parents as possible to volunteer, but we can only take 5 and we will take 5 with the largest vehicles. Thank you in advance for your help and understanding!

-October 11-15th is fall break- no school

-If you haven’t already, please purchase your student’s tie dye shirt. Your student will need this to wear on field trip days!

-Red Thursday Folders: Keep items on the LEFT, return items on the RIGHT! Make sure you are signing all assessments that are being returned on the RIGHT.

-Please also remind students to respect all adults, especially classroom volunteers (lunch parents and character education coaches)! Students should know that the same rules are in place even when another adult is present.

-Homework expectations: The teachers in kindergarten have high expectations on homework. Please check over your child’s work to ensure it is neat, they took their time, and it is fully completed. Please make sure your children use the lines to trace their letters. They should be tracing the letters just as it is printed.

-Arrival/Tardies: After 7:45am, you must sign your child into the computer and walk them down to their classroom. Please do not send them into the lines dismissing from the gym after 7:45am. Thank you!

Here is an overview of what we will learn this upcoming (short) week:

Math: We will continue our unit on numbers 1-10. The students will represent 9 and 10 in their writing.

Domain (Listening and Learning): We will continue our domain, “Stories”. This week the students will see a special presentation on “energy” during domain on Monday. On Tuesday, Storybook Theatre is coming into our classrooms! The children will get to see the play “Chicken Little”. It will be so much fun!

Skills: We will continue to learn the sounds of the alphabet. We will review all previous learned sounds. We will blend all these sounds to form words by using our pocket charts and playing games. Please do not refer to these sounds by their letter name. This is essential to your child’s foundational reading skills and will transfer over smoothly as they begin to read. Please do not begin calling them their alphabet name until after winter break! If you have any questions, please let me know!


Have a wonderful weekend!