Kindergarten Newsletter

September 12, 2014

Letters- We worked on “J” “K”, “L”, “M”, and “N” this week. We have been working on words that rhyme. Please work on rhyming at home to reinforce this skill. We read Building with Dad and What Makes a Family? We learned a new word “I” this week. We talked about nouns naming people. We have been practicing saying and singing the alphabet. The booklets See What We Can Do and We Can Make It were sent home today. Please have your child read these booklets to you and record them on the September Nightly Reading Record Sheet in your yellow folder.

Math- We have been working on the quantities one through ten this week. We are also learning a song to help us with the quantities six through ten titled Yellow Is The Sun and a song to help us write numbers titled “Writing Numbers”. Both songs were written by Joan A. Cotter. The words for these songs were sent home today. We also have been finding parallel and perpendicular lines. We learned how to play a new game called Math Memory Game. The directions and the cards to play it were sent home today. When you play the Memory Game at home, please write it down on the Math Game Log that is located in your yellow folder. Please keep the Math Game Log in your yellow folder. I also sent home a letter from the Math program today along with the Kindergarten Report Card so you know what to expect.

Science/Social Studies/Health- The lessons were titled “Follow the Rules”, “The ABCs of Apples”, and “Our Senses”. We also have been going over the rules and procedures every day.

Email- If you have an e-mail address that you would like me to use to contact you in nonemergency situations, please e-mail me at Amy.Richter.1@sendit.nodak.edu. In the subject line please put your child’s name and the word EMAIL (ex. Joey EMAIL). I have been having a little trouble with technology at school, but hopefully it will get better.

NWEA/MAP- We will have NWEA testing on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday in the morning. Please make sure your child has a good breakfast and a good night’s sleep.

I Can Statements:
o I can listen to and share with others.
o I can ask and answer questions about what I read.
o I can follow words from left to right, top to bottom, and page by page.
o I can count objects one by one and say the number names in order.

Upcoming Events:
Wednesday, September 17- Library (Please remember your book)
Thursday, September 18- Health Screenings
Friday, September 19- Show-n-Share (Something related to the Fall season)

 September 5, 2014

Letters- We are starting to learn the letter names of the alphabet. We are going through the alphabet practicing the letter names first. Then we will begin to learn the sounds of the alphabet. We worked on “F”, “G”, “H”, and “I” this week.

Rhyming- We worked on words that rhyme with each other. We also learned a different rhyme (“I Went Upstairs”, “Quack! Quack! Quack!”, “Mix a Pancake”, “Sing a Song of Sixpence”) each day this week. Ask your child to tell you the rhymes.

Math- We have been working on the quantities one through seven using tally sticks, objects, and fingers. We have been working on telling our left hand from our right hand. We also sorted and matched items.

Science/Social Studies/Health- The lessons were titled “School Rules Are For Everybody!”, “Make a New Friend”, and “Fun at School”. We also have been going over the rules and procedures every day.

I Can Statements:
o I can listen to and share with others.
o I can ask and answer questions about what I read.
o I can follow words from left to right, top to bottom, and page by page.
o I can count objects one by one and say the number names in order.

Library/Bookmobile- We had Library on Wednesday. The Kindergarten students are allowed to check out one book and keep it for a week. We had Bookmobile on Thursday. The students are allowed to check out one book and keep it for one month. The Bookmobile sent home the Library cards for your child. Please do not return them to school since the Bookmobile has a copy of the card.

Upcoming Events:
Wednesday, September 10- Library (Please remember your book)
Friday, September 12- Show-n-Share (A Favorite Toy)

 

 

August 29, 2014

Letters- We are starting to learn the letter names of the alphabet. We are going through the alphabet practicing the letter names first. Then we will begin to learn the sounds of the alphabet. We worked on “A”, “B”, “C”, “D”, and “E” this week.

Rhyming- We learned a different rhyme (“Jack and Jill”, “One, Two, Three, Four, Five”, “Pease Porridge Hot”, “I Love Colors”, “To Market, To Market”) each day this week. Ask your child to tell you the rhymes. We also talked about words that rhyme.

Yellow Folder- Please take the papers out of the yellow folder each night and then send the folder back to school every day. It is your child’s responsibility to make sure his/her folder is in his/her backpack each day for school, but you may have to remind your child until it becomes a habit.

Show-N-Share- Wednesday’s Show-n-Share was our teddy bears. Thursday’s Show-n-Share was the brown bags. Next Friday’s Show-n-Share will be something that begins with the first letter of his/her name (Andy might bring an apple, Joey might bring a jet, Victoria might bring a violin).

Newsletter- A Kindergarten Newsletter is sent home almost every Friday. If you are not receiving them, question your child on where he/she placed them. They are also posted under the Kindergarten section of the school website.

Clothes- It may be a good idea to send an extra change of clothes to school for your child especially if he/she tends to have accidents. You may have your child leave the clothes in his/her backpack.

Socks- Please send socks with your child on Tuesdays and Thursdays for Physical Education if they wear flip flops or sandals to school.

Handbook Form- The Flasher Public School Handbook signature pages were due today. If you did not hand them in, please do so as soon as possible.

Party and Event Volunteers- Thank you so much to everyone who signed up to help in the Kindergarten classroom and/or send treats for the various parties and events. I (along with your children) really appreciate your help and time!
Halloween- Taelyn and Kingstyn
Christmas- Carrie and Aiden
Valentine’s Day- Logan and Kamryn
Easter- Piper
Field Trip- Tiernan, Jake, Kelton, and Kingstyn
Play day- Jocelyn and McKenzie


Upcoming Events:
Friday, August 29- Handbook signature page due
Monday, September 1- No School
Wednesday, September 3- Library
Thursday, September 4- Bookmobile
Friday, September 5- Show-n-Share (Details above)