Today, we went to check the weather for our morning calendar and were greeted with a very funny sight!
This little fellow was out on the roof! We were so amused, we wrote a class story about him.
Here is our story:
We saw a duck. It was on the roof. And it was funne! It had brit colors. It was outsid. It was a boy. He was wodling.
This is a good example of what “kindergarten spelling” might look like for your child. The underlined words were ones the kids really weren’t sure about, but they took their best guess. We’re working on details, so we decided there was even more we could say and we’ll be adding more tomorrow about our Erie duck! Writing together with your children helps them practice stretching out words to hear all of the sounds. Writing about daily events helps make it meaningful.
Happy reading and writing,
The children said their parents must try this recipe, so here it is if you are interested:
-6 drops green food coloring
-1/4 stick butter
-1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
-1 package diced ham
Heat griddle. Melt butter on griddle while mixing all other ingredients. Pour mixture onto hot griddle, scramble, and serve hot. Essentially, it’s just scrambled eggs with extra butter and green food coloring, but somehow when your teacher cooks, it’s fun.
Have fun on this Seussy week!
New sight words will come home Tuesday next week due to the Alphabet Parade and progress reports. If you haven’t sent your child’s word ring, please do so on Tuesday so that it can be updated.
Students did their nonfiction writing on penguins today using the word wall, our charts, and their own ability to sound out the words. You will be getting a copy of their writing sometime this month with notes about how they are doing in writing.
Enjoy the day off on Monday,
We are back to school and looking forward to how this new year will play out! However, remember this will mean some adjusting. Your children are now used to sleeping in, staying home or playing with friends, and doing what they want to when they want to. Coming back to a large group is a bit difficult and they may need extra rest this week.
One thing that has changed is the number of children in our class. We have 27 students again because a new student started today! In the words of one student, we resolved that ”We’ll make him feel welcome here then!” Congratulate your children on being kind, sharing, and caring–they did an excellent job showing our new boy around the classroom and helping him find out about what we do in kindergarten.
One special event that is coming next week is our alphabet parade. Check your child’s green folder for more about this fun event that celebrates learning our ABCs!
As always, happy reading,
Since both of our copiers were down today, here is the digital version of the newsletter. The print version will come home tomorrow.
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I will not be sending home a newsletter today because there is a letter from our superintendent in your child’s daily green folder today. Please take time to read it as it addresses the events of this weekend and what measures Erie is taking to continue to provide a safe education for your children. While this was a tragic weekend, we did not discuss the events that occurred and had a normal schoolday. We did have support in place for the children in case they needed to talk about what happened, but none of the students in my particular class seemed aware.
If you have not sent your word ring to school yet this week, please send it for tomorrow so that I can make sure it is updated and your child has all of their sight words. Three new words will be getting added tomorrow as well.
Word rings will come home tomorrow so that you can keep them for the weekend to practice sight words. Please remember these make up a large part of your child’s reading. In order to read fluently, they need to recognize these words immediately, with no prompting.
Fifties day is tomorrow. We will be counting to 50 by 10s and 1s, making tally marks, learning some dances with the other kindergarteners!
If you signed up to volunteer this month you will get a paper copy of this as well, but here is the electronic copy: Volunteer calendar nov 2012 . If you would like to be added, here are the days that are available:
Mondays at 10:00 for centers:
12th ____ 19th ____ 26th____
Tuesdays at 10:00 for centers:
13th ____ 20th ____ 27th____
Wednesday at 2:30 as a guest reader:
Thursdays at 10:00 for centers:
Fridays at 2:30 for computer lab:
9th ____ 16th____
Email me with whatever date and time you would like to come help and we will add you in.
If your family filled out the October Book-It calendar, your child will be getting a certificate for a free personal pizza in their Thursday folder this week. If you did not get a November Book-It calendar, please let me know.
We have not done a book order because our book fair is happening later this month! Our class will have a chance to look at books on Tuesday November 27th. The children will each make a list of books they like and then you can shop during the evening or afternoon conference times. Please consider coming out to Erie to support our Book Fair!
Hopefully you still have your conferences reminder slips, but I will be sending out a reminder for those soon as well.