Weekly Update

What a wonderful week we have had!  Our class is beginning to pick up our routines quickly and getting into the grove of Kindergarten!

Important Updates:

  • The Book Fair is coming!   The Book Fair will run from September 24 to September 28 in our Media Center!  Be sure to check your student’s Thursday folder for more information about all the special events during our Book Fair.
  • School Picture Day is Wednesday, October 3rd.   This will be our first Official Uniform Day. If you have not ordered a red polo for your child yet, please do so ASAP, as the turnaround time for orders right now stands at about 2 weeks.
  • Due to the weather and other parent events coming up in the future, we had to cancel the Kindergarten Curriculum Night.  I have already emailed the PowerPoint to all parents. If you have any questions after reviewing the PowerPoint, please do not hesitate to ask.

Learning Next Week:
Math:   We will finish up Unit 2 this week.  The students will continue recognizing and counting numbers from 1 to 5 and then from 5 to 1 and writing the numbers that go along with the items they have counted.     We will continue working on counting with cardinality, or telling how many objects are in a set. The students will be introduced to the concept of zero this week, as well.    As we finish up this unit, we will learn about reading, interpreting, and creating picture graphs. We will end the week with an assessment on the concepts learned in this unit.
Domain:  As we continue to learn about our Five Senses, the students will begin to learn about our senses of smell, taste, and touch, and which body parts each sense uses .    We will discuss what things we can do to keep our senses from harm. We will, also, talk about the phrase: “Better Safe Than Sorry”. Students will learn the following vocabulary: pucker, senses, texture, remarkable, sensations, and  injury. Be sure to ask your child all the things they are learning about their amazing senses.
Skills:   The students will continue to learn how to blend sounds to form words; use spatial words, such as top, bottom, left, right, and middle; recognize and trace their names;  recognize the initial sounds in their classmates names, as well as in other words; and add sounds to the end of a word to create new words. Students will practice writing +’s and x’s , loops, canes, and hooks that will continue to prepare them to properly write letters in the alphabet.   Students will, also, be assessed on their ability to blend sounds to make words and to write particular shapes and writing strokes.