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Important Upcoming Dates:
Monday: Gym. New words coming home for Word Rings: a like circle square triangle
Tuesday: Parent Conferences 3:30-6:00 via Zoom. Password was sent in an email.
Friday: Halloween dress down (no costumes) and special snack. (A special snack/drink will be provided for your child.) 12:00 Dismissal (We will eat lunch at our regular time -11:00- No Hot Lunch.)
*Scholastic Book Code: HBWD3. All November orders due online by October 26th.
HOMEWORK: Daily: Practice all words on your word ring, identify all letters, sounds, numbers to 10, and practice counting to 80.
October 24, 2020
It was great getting to meet with so many of you on Thursday. I look forward to meeting with the rest of you on Tuesday. We have been practicing two different Halloween poems. Ask your child to recite them to you. (Five Little Pumpkins and Halloween Night)
Here is what we did this week:
RELIGION: We continued to learn more about prayer. Did you know we pray as a school every morning (to begin our day) and afternoon (to end our day). We also pray as a class before snack and before lunch. Your child is given opportunities to spontaneously pray throughout each day. Our special saint this week was St. Anthony. Did you know … “Amen” means yes, I believe.
MATH: At this time, your child should be able to recognize all the numbers 0-10. We have been completing a lot of number activities. It is important that your child know how to count on from any number between 0-10. For example, if you say number 4, your child should be able to count 5, 6, 7, etc. The children are also learning to count objects, but not necessarily in a straight line. We have also been learning how to “subitize” the numbers from 0-10. You could ask your child to show you how to make tally marks for each number 1-10. Listen as he/she says the numbers as they show the tally. (1,2,3,4, slide 5. 6,7,8,9, slide 10) Go on a walk and have your child discover the various places they see numbers.
LANGUAGE ARTS: Theme: Use Your Senses. Essential Question: How do your senses help you learn?
Letter of the Week: Ss New Words: six, seven, eight, nine, ten Decodable Words: Sam, sat, mat, hats, sad
Word Ring Words: a, like, I, can, the, we, see, red, yellow, blue, green, purple, orange, brown, black, zero, one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, circle, square, triangle
We have been spending time blending sounds together to read words. We are also practicing rhyming words. These are very important Kindergarten skills. Reinforcing these skills at home will really benefit your child while learning to read.
As we begin our journey to read, it is so important that your child recognize all the letters and sounds. We are now “blending” sounds together to form CVC words. (consonant, vowel, consonant) It is also very important that your child recognize all the words on their word ring. These words are in stories we read and other various activities we do throughout each day.
Writing: Each week, we complete at least one writing activity. We have been learning to label pictures and to put sounds together to form words. We have also been learning that every sentence begins with a capital letter and ends with either a period, question mark, or exclamation point. This week, your child drew a picture and then completed this sentence… I see __. As you can imagine, this can be a difficult activity for children. I am so proud to say that everyone put forth their best effort to try to hear the sounds in the words they wanted to write. We will now begin to write our own sentence(s) each week.
Centers: LA: Witches Pots (letters/pictures); Rhyming Trees; Magnet Letters; starfall; Rhyming activity; Teacher (following directions); iPad activities
Math: Number towers; Trace It, Build It, Write It; Roll the Dice (candy corn); Tangram designs; Pumpkin Numbers and counters; Halloween sorting; Teacher (ten frames)
SOCIAL STUDIES/SCIENCE: We learned many facts about the importance of voting. We spent time learning about our five senses.
Here is a look at next week:
Religion: We belong to God’s family, the Church. We will be learning about Baptism.
Math: We will begin addition. We will also be graphing and practicing our patterning skills.
Language Arts: Theme: Tools We Use Essential Question: How do tools help us to explore? Letter of the Week: Pp
New Words: a like circle square triangle Decodable Words: Pam pot pen pad Sam map
Science/Social Studies: Pumpkins and Animals that sleep at night.
Thank you for all you are doing to keep all of us healthy. Enjoy this beautiful weekend! God Bless.
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UNIFORMS: All uniforms must by purchased from Flynn &O’Hara.
This is the Gym uniform which must be worn on all gym days. It may also be worn everyday during the specific times of the year.
- Boys & Girls: First day of school through October 31 and April 1 to the end of the school year: green T-shirt with school logo, black mesh shorts with school logo, white socks, all white sneakers(including laces/velcro).
- November 1 through March 31: green T-shirt with school logo, grey sweatpants with school logo, white socks, all white sneakers(including laces/velcro). Optional: grey sweatshirt with school logo.
- GIRLS: May not wear nail polish or hoop/dangle earrings. Options from first day of school through Oct. 31 and April 1 till the end of the school year: Tan skort or shorts, green golf shirt with school logo, white socks, all white sneakers and laces/velcro.
- The following must be worn from November 1 through March 31, but may be worn at any other time during the year: Plaid jumper, white Peter Pan collar long or short sleeve blouse; dark green knee socks/tights; black or brown leather-like non-skid dress shoes(heels no higher than one inch); dark green sweater is an option. Option 2: Tan pants, green golf shirt with school logo; brown, dark green, or tan socks; black or brown leather-like non-skid dress shoes(heels no higher than one inch).
- BOYS: May be worn from the first day of school through October 31 and April 1 till the end of the school year: Tan shorts; green golf shirt with school logo; white socks; all white sneakers(including laces/velcro).
- The following must be worn from November 1 through March 31, but may be worn at any other time during the year: Tan dress pants; green golf shirt with school logo; brown, dark green, or tan socks; black or dark brown leather-like non-skid dress shoe.