Friday, November 4, 2016

November News!

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Our learning is "falling" into place! 

This week we focused on letters c & o: the sounds they make, and how to write these letters in lowercase form. Students have several opportunities to practice the letters we have learned thus far within the school day. We practice using white boards, magnet boards, and in engaging ways during our center rotation, such as write around the room, and rainbow write. 

Student Shares
The students who shared this week did a great job!! Julianna shared about her trip to Cape Cod; Ethan shared his special scrapbook from when he was just a baby! Giovanni shared about a special hockey puck, and Madisyn shared about her Gymnastics trophy. Wow, great job!!! 

Our librarian, Mr. Murphy read us a story on Wednesday. Thank you for your patience and understanding regarding our library schedule. We will have library again on Wednesday next week.

We continue to work hard during our center time. Our main focus is for the students to get into the habit of working independently on the center activities. Although we have the same centers each week, the content within the centers change. I have been very impressed with how well the students have been doing at center time!!! 

In math, we have been working on Topic 3, Numbers 6-10. In this Topic, children learn to count and represent numbers 6-10. In addition, children learn the different ways to make 10 and make patterns. We have also begun math centers during part of our math time, in which students have opportunities to meet with a teacher, play different math games, and use the iPad to explore math apps.  

Pajama Day was on Friday! Great job to the students in Room 6 for filling up the class ticket jar!!!

Get the Kindergarten Conversation Started at home! 
-Ask your child what centers they completed this week. 
-We learned about scarecrows this week. Can your child tell you what some scarecrow activities he/she did?
-What is a word that begins with the letter c? What about the letter o? 
-What game did your child work on this week during math? 
-Ask your child what it means to vote. 
-Here is this week's Shake Break! 

- NO SCHOOL on Tuesday, 11/8, Thursday, 11/10 or Friday, 11/11
-We will be having library on Wednesday next week! 
-If you have not already, please send in the conference form with your preferred days/times you would like to meet with me for a parent-teacher conference. 

Have a wonderful weekend!!!

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