Friday, October 10, 2014

Kindergarten NEWS
 October 13-17, 2014

Upcoming Events
Wednesday, Oct. 15—Library
Thursday, Oct. 16—Wednesday, Oct. 21—Fall Recess/Harvest Holiday—No School

Weekly Theme:
Five Senses

Early Literacy Idea
Remember our reading goal is 15 minutes a night/five nights a week.  Please read to your child and have him/her read to you!  This is so important!  Thanks for all you do!

        We have been doing lots of writing activities in our classroom.  The more students write, the better writers they become.  Research shows that kids who are good writers are usually good readers.  Encourage your child to write grocery lists, make cards, write stories, etc.  Have them “stretch out” words by listening for the sounds they hear in each word and writing those sounds.  Don’t worry that your child does not spell each word correctly—encourage them to (1) say the word they want to write slowly, (2) stretch out the word, (3) listen for each sound, (4) write down the sounds they know and (5) try their best.
         We will have a classroom party on Halloween day and if you signed up to help, thank you so very much!  You will be contacted in the next few days with the details. Please do not have your child wear a costume to school on that day. 
It is such a distraction and the kids have a difficult time focusing on academics when they are in their costumes.  Thank you for your understanding!
         As always, feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns!


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