Kindergarten Weekly Update 10/15

Looking Ahead:
We continue practicing reading sentences with the use of pictures and our high frequency words. This week the students brought home their, The “we” Book.
I am excited for our first field trip to Bates Nut Farm, Tuesday, October 16th. We will be leaving at approximately 8:30 am and we will eat lunch at the farm. Please pack a sack lunch (disposable bag) for your student for lunch that day. Please be sure to pack a water bottle and apply sunscreen before school that day.
Please have your child dressed in a red school polo with our logo and jeans. If your child does not have the school red polo, a red shirt following school free dress policy with jeans will work as well. Please be sure to have your child wear tennis shoes. No sandals or boots please. If you are not attending the field trip with your child, you must leave a booster seat with them at drop off. If they do not bring their booster seat, they will not be able to join us on the field trip as we cannot use someone else’s.
We will return to school during lunch or shortly after. If you ordered hot lunch that day, we canceled that day and refunded the $5 through FACTS.
The students have been doing a great job unpacking themselves every morning. Thank you parents for helping them learn this skill. They can put their snack and water bottle on the top shelf of the cart next to the home folder bin. This way they can take it easily into the classroom and place it in their cubby. Their lunch box can go on the middle or bottom shelf of the cart.

The students have been enjoying share time. The share schedule below will be the same through the end of the year.

*Reminder that the Super Star Student of the week can bring something to share each day of the week.

Share Schedule:
Monday: Abigail, Andrew, Brayden, Christian, Elise
Tuesday: Eva, Jalynn, John C., Kyle, Liam
Wednesday: Martha, Moises, Agnes, Anthony, Cassy
Thursday: Dayvin, Emmett, Frank, Jayln, John M.
Friday: Lia, Lorenzo, Mia and Zach
**I will have a bin outside the classroom for the share items in the morning. Please only have your child bring an item to share on their scheduled day (except when student is Super Star Student). If they forget, they are not to bring something the next day, but instead they will wait until their next scheduled share day. Thank you for your help with this. The children may share books, gifts, and stories.  Weapons and other such items may not be brought to school. Likewise, fragile items should not be sent to school.
Super Star Student- I will go in alphabetical order by first name. The student that is Super Star Student for the week will bring in a small photo album with 10-15 pages. You may wish to include pictures and a description of your child’s likes/dislikes, favorite vacations, special events, thing he/she enjoys doing, etc. We will read from this book every day that your child is Super Star.  Being Super Star also means being line leader, prayer leader, and calendar leader.  The Super Star may share every day during his/her week, not just on his or her assigned share day.
Super Star Students for October/November:
October 15-19th: Andrew
October 22nd-26th: Anthony
October 29th- November 2nd: Brayden
November 5th-9th: Cassy
November 12th-16th: Christian
Please read at least 15 minutes every night with your child and fill out the reading log. Please keep the reading log in their home folder on the “return to school” side. I will be checking for completion each morning, and stamping the log to track whether or not the assignment was done each night. This way, I can assign an accurate grade for the reading log. I will collect the reading logs each week on Friday. A new log will be sent home every Monday.

What we will be covering this week:
  • Religion: Ordinary Time
  • Math: Sort by Count, Count 4-6 and 7-10 objects in linear, circular and scattered configurations
  • Reading: My Five Senses, Senses at the Seashore, Sam Can See, A Feast of the Senses, I Smell Springtime, Taste of Purple and I Can See
  • Language Arts: Essential Question- How can your sense help you learn?
  • Grammar: Continue Nouns to name people, places and things, Naming Words and Sensory Words
  • Phonics: Letter S,  High Frequency Word: we, the, I, can, see, at, am
  • Social Studies: Respect
  • Science: Continue Animal Needs and Plant Needs (Life cycle of the pumpkin)
Dates and Reminder:
  • Friday, 10/19: No School- Teacher Professional Development
  • Thursday, 10/25: Dinner Night Out Fundraiser at Chilis
  • Monday, 10/29- Friday, 11/2: Red Ribbon Week
  • Thursday, 11/1: All Saints Day
  • Friday, 11/2: Half Day, Dismissal at 12 PM
  • Friday, 11/2: Grandparent’s Day
  • Monday, 11/5- Wedensday, 11/7: Half Day, Dismissal at 12 PM-Parent Teacher Conferences
  • Friday, 11/9: Father Daughter Dance 6 PM