Degrees and Certifications:
October has been a great month in Kindergarten! The students have been busy with a variety of activities in our classroom.
*We read the stories Creepy Carrots and Pumpkin Circle. During our Creepy Carrots week we predicted, completed a story retell, and discussed our favorite part of the book. During Pumpkin Circle we learned about the lifecycle of a pumpkin and worked on adding new information to our “schema” about pumpkins. We like to think of our schema as a file that contains everything we already know about a topic.
*In writing we are working on telling our stories using pictures with at least three details. We have begun to write words using the beginning sound. Some of our little ones are making simple sentences using the sounds they hear. Writing is very exciting!
*Students have the opportunity to practice these skills during Daily Five. Daily Five is a 15-minute time during reading groups where students may either read to themselves (pictures or words), read to someone, work on writing, complete word work, or listen to reading.
*Thank you to all of the parents who contributed to the Fall Fun Day festivities. It is awesome to have the support!
* During this month in math, we are continuing to compare, identify, and write our numbers 6-10. Students practice composing and decomposing numbers. For example: 4 and 4 make 8 (compose). A 5 is made of a 2 and a 3. (decompose).
*Please practice sight word flash cards- in the orange envelope. Students should be practicing these words regularly to help develop their reading skills.
*Parent conferences will be November 25th and 26th. There will be opportunities to sign up online. Look for emails from the district or check the district website for the link.
*Please check your child’s backpack each night. Take the old papers out of their folder. This allows students to pack their folders up efficiently at the end of the day. It also makes it easier for me to find papers that are supposed to be returned to school, or notes from home.
*The children will be earning Native American feathers by acting kindly to their classmates. We will have a Thankful Feast before our Thanksgiving Vacation.