What We’re Learning
Time for Color Fun in kindergarten! This week and next, a different color will be featured every day. We’ll learn a song/poem about the “color of the day,” read books and do other activities with the featured color. If your child wishes, he/she may wear the featured color to school. Today’s color is brown. The rest of the schedule is: Tuesday – red; Wednesday – yellow; Thursday – blue; Friday – green. Next week’s schedule is Monday - purple; Tuesday – white; Wednesday – black; Thursday – orange; and Friday – pink OR your favorite color.
Here’s a look at our week by subject:
Reading: We are wrapping up our introduction to foundational skills with more work on segmenting and blending short words and on letter identification fluency.
Our fairy tale this week is “Goldilocks and the Three Bears.” The comprehension focus is retelling. We will also identify the characters, setting, and problem/solution.
Writing: In writer’s workshop, we are learning that beginning writers write the sounds they know and do the best they can when writing words. We are beginning to use resources like the word wall and other environmental print.
Math: This week we will work on identifying, predicting, and creating patterns.
Science: We will experiment with mixing primary colors.
October 24-28: Scholastic Book Fair sponsored by the PTO, 8:15 a.m.-2:30 p.m. each day. The book fair will also be open during Math Night.
Thursday, October 27: Family Math Night. Dinner will be served in the lunchroom at 5 p.m., followed by math activities in the library from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Monday, October 31: Halloween Party. More information is in your child’s folder today.
Wednesday, November 2 and Thursday, November 3: Parent-teacher conferences. A letter with your scheduled time will be mailed to you near the end of October.
· We’ve had some cold mornings recently. Please be sure your child has a warm coat for recess. It helps if the coat is labeled with his/her name so it can be returned if it gets lost. Resources are available if your family needs help in getting warm clothing. Please contact me or the school social worker, Chris Evers, for more information.
· Winter will be here before we know it! Now is the time to start working on tying and zipping!
· Thank you for all the snack donations!