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Kindergarten November Newsletter
Goodbyes Sadly, we have had to say goodbye to two of our kindergarten students in the month of October. Chloe and Cedric will be attending public schools in their hometowns. We have enjoyed getting to know Chloe and Cedric, as well as, working with them and their families. We will miss them tremendously. We wish you the best of luck, Chloe and Cedric!
Halloween Reminder st The Tigers will enjoy a Halloween celebration, on Friday, October 31. We will start our morning on the playground to help get our sillies out (depending upon the weather). When we come inside, the Tigers will decorated a trick or treat bag for the Center Wide Halloween Parade. The Halloween Parade will take place at 11 a.m. in the main lobby of the building. You are cordially invited to join us to help cheer for the children. If you plan on giving them treats during the parade, please keep in mind, we are a peanut free environment. We also want to assure you that the children will not be allowed to eat any of the candy at school.
If you are available to lend a helping hand on Halloween, it will be GREATLY APPRECIATED. The party and parade will be taking place between 9 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. I could use all of the help I can get with eight very excited little Tigers!
Important Dates nd November 2: DaylightSavings Ends. Do not forget to turn your clocks back! th November 11: Veteran'sDay. The center will be closed. th November 13: ScholasticBook Orders are due. th November 27: ThanksgivingDay; The center will be closed. th November 28: Theday after Thanksgiving; The center will be closed.
Fieldtrip? I am in the process of researching the possibility of a fieldtrip to Plimoth Plantation this month. October was a very busy month and fieldtrip planning had to be put on the back burner for a little while. I will let you know if the fieldtrip is possible within the next two weeks.
Thanksgiving Feas th We will be celebrating Thanksgiving on Monday, November 24. The Kindergartners will be working together to make cornbread and butter for our feast. We will also create Pilgrim Hats and Bonnets and Native American Headbands. The Kindergartners can choose which they would like to wear on the day of our feast. The feast will be taking place at 11:45 a.m. in the Kindergarten classroom and the Pre-kindergarten classroom will be joining us. We invite you to join us for our feast, as well. If you are interested in bringing something in for the feast, there will be a sign up sheet on the classroom door the week prior to the feast.
th Happy 6Birthday! rd November 23~ Ian
Reminder )Please read the white board on the wall in the block area for any information regarding the weekly curriculum and show and tell)Please check the blue box above your child’s cubby daily. This is where you will find your child’s home school folder, your child’s personal belongings, and important information from the center.)Please make sure your child has a spare set of clothing. Also, keep in mind the weather is getting cooler. Your child will need long sleeve shirts, pants, a sweatshirt, socks, and underwear. These can be stored in the large bucket below your child’s cubby.)Please check your child’s toothbrush and toothpaste basket on a regular basis.)Please remember to have your Tiger turn in their home school folder each morning. This is important in keeping track of your child’s work as well as providing your child with a sense of responsibility. The home school folder also provides you with another way to communicate with me.
Open Door PolicPlease feel free to come and visit your child at any time during the day. If you visit us between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m., you could lend a hand during our morning circle and in the learning centers. You could join us for lunch and read a story to the Tigers. Please keep in mind; this is not only your child's classroom but yours as well. We look forward to seeing you more often!
November Curriculum Language Practice writing last names beginning with a capital followed by lowercase letters Introduce letters Ee, Ss, Ff, and Bb Review letters Aa, Dd, Oo, Gg, and Cc Listening to literature and applying knowledge to a journal entry Exploring the writing process: prewriting, drafting, responding, revising, and publishing. Using sentence strips to brainstorm ideas for Thanksgiving. Language and Composition Standards covered: Standard 3:Oral Presentations Students will make oral presentations that demonstrate appropriate consideration of audience, purpose, and the information to be conveyed. (Show and Tell or Projects) Standard 21:Revising Students will demonstrate improvement in organization, content, and paragraph development, level of detail, style, tone, and word choice in their compositions after revising them. (After writing or dictating a composition, identify words and phrases that could be added to make the thought clearer, more logical, or more expressive.) Standard 22:Standard English Conventions Students will use knowledge of standard English conventions in their writing, revising, and editing. (Printing upper and lowercase letters.) Standard 25:Evaluating Writing and Presentations Students will develop and use appropriate rhetorical, logical, and stylistic criteria for assessing final versions of their compositions or research projects before presenting them to varied audiences. (Support judgments about classroom activities or presentations.) Reading Review first and last names Review first and last names of peers Review the sight words: the, a, and I. Introduce the sight words: it, is, we, and, me, my & in Exploring how illustrations help to tell a story using the following book: "I Need a Lunch Box" Introducing the process of breaking down a word into individual letter sounds to sound out a word.
Using picture cues to assist us in sounding out words Shared Reading and Writing using the picture book, "Alphabet Soup" Creating an Alphabet Names and Words Chart Identifying position words; following directions Identifying the following parts of a story: beginning, middle, and end Introducing the concept of opposites using the fable: "The Tortoise and the Hare" Guided Reading Groups with the following Take Home Books: "The Party", "Pig's Party", "Carrot Cake", and "The Cake" Introducing concept of fiction and nonfiction books using the following books: "I Have a Pet", "Spike", "I Need A Lunch Box", and "The First Thanksgiving" Introduce the story concept of characters Have a mock "Pet Show": creating labels and information cards Reading and Literature Standards covered: Standard 7:Beginning Reading Students will understand the nature of written English and the relationship of letters and spelling patterns to the sounds of speech. (Identify upper and lowercase letters) Standard 8:Understanding a Text Students will identify the basic facts and main ideas in a text and use them as the basis for interpretation. (Make predictions using prior knowledge, pictures, and text.) Standard 10:Genre Students will identify, analyze, and apply knowledge of the characteristics of different genres. (Identify differences among common forms of literature: poems, fiction, and non-fiction) Standard 13:Non-fiction Students will identify, analyze, and apply knowledge of the purpose, structure, and elements of non-fiction or informational materials and provide evidence from the text to support their understanding. (Restate main idea and important facts from a text heard or read.) Math Copying patterns: AB, AAB, ABB, AABB, and ABC Extending patterns: What comes next? Problem solving with patterns: create your own pattern and have peers try to extend the pattern
Continue working toward skip counting by 2’s, 5’s, and 10’s using the number chart and counting caddy. Introduce the concepts of left and right Apply concepts of left and right by making a path in the classroom and drawing items to the left and to the right of the path Measuring ingredients for the Thanksgiving feast. Math Standards covered: Patterns, Relations, and Algebra Identify, reproduce, describe, extend, and create color, rhythmic, shape, number, and letter repeating patterns with simple attributes, e.g., ABABABABABAB…. Count by fives and tens at least up to 50. Geometry Identify positions of objects in space, and use appropriate language (e.g., beside, inside, next to, close to, above, below, apart) to describe and compare their relative positions. Science Exploring Magnets: What kind of objects do magnets attract? Creating a wind gauge: Using a yardstick, tie several items to the stick that range in weight. Using the gauge, measure the strength of the wind in the front and back of the school building. Compare and discuss where the wind was the strongest. Investigating different kinds of plants: trees, shrubs, vines, and grass Exploring how various leaves are alike and different Making butter and corn bread for the Thanksgiving feast. Using our senses, to investigate feed corn, corn meal, and flour at the sensory table. Science Standards covered: Earth and Space Science Understand that air is a mixture of gases that is all around us and that wind is moving air. Life Science Recognize that animals (including humans) and plants are living things that grow, reproduce, and need food, air, and water. Describe ways in which many plants and animals closely resemble their parents in observed appearance. Recognize that people and other animals interact with the environment through their senses of sight, hearing, touch, smell, and taste.
Social Studies Self Control: Children must develop their own control. Several activities will be done over a two-week period to practice self-control. Allow them to problem solve, help establish rules, and make choices. Assist them in generating their own internal approval. Teach them to think for themselves. Use positive discipline rather than punishment. Finally, demonstrate self-control yourself. Conflict Resolution: Discussing healthy and socially acceptable ways to resolve a conflict. Exploring ways we can express our feelings. Learning to how compromise and cooperate with our peers so that everybody’s needs are met. Cooperation and Problem Solving Skills From the Farm to the City: Exploring foods made from corn Read and discuss, “Thanksgiving on Thursday” from the Magic Tree House Series. A brother and sister use a magic tree house to travel back in time to the very first Thanksgiving Celebration. The First Thanksgiving: Exploring the history of the Mayflower, Pilgrims, and Native Americans Fieldtrip to Plimoth Plantation??????????? How do you celebrate Thanksgiving?: Investigating family traditions. Social Studies Standards covered: History (H), Geography (G), Civics and Government (C), and Economics (E) 1.Use correctly words and phrases that indicate location and direction, such as up, down, near, far, left, right, straight, back, behind, and in front of. (G) PreK-K.1Identify and describe the events or people celebrated during United States national holidays and why we celebrate them. (H) PreK-K.5Retell stories that illustrate honesty, courage, friendship, respect, responsibility, and the wise or judicious exercise of authority, and explain how the characters in the stories show these qualities. (C)