Kindergarten NewsletterOctober 16th, 2015 www.nisdtx.org/peterson Grade Level Information Thursday, October 22nd - Speed to Read Turn 1 Reading Logs due and collected by the teacher. Be sure you have recorded your books! Friday, October 23rd – Fall Carnival 5:30 -7:00 p.m. Hope to see you there! Language Arts Reading: Things you can do at home to reinforce what we are learning at school: o Practice identifying the letters we are studying (I, L, O, T, A, D, C, E, F, G, J, Q, U, S, B, P). o Brainstorm words that begin with each of the above letters. o Find specific letters on the pages of your child’s favorite book(s). Please have your child wear tennis shoes every day. They are required for PE and Music classes and are much safer on the playground. Please have a change of clothes available in your child’s backpack in case of accidents. As the weather gets cooler and children begin wearing jackets to school please be sure to label all outer wear with their name. Writing: Sight Words: Week of 10/12 me up black We will understand that light is energy. We will make predictions about light and temperature. We will learn ways to protect ourselves from the sun. We will use spectroscope glasses to view light! Math During Writer’s Workshop we will focus on the following: o Listening for and writing the sounds we hear in words o Using the word wall as a tool during writing o Giving constructive feedback and asking questions about a piece of writing Letters we will study next week: Bb and Pp Science – Light & Energy During Reader’s Workshop we will focus on the following: o Using punctuation to help us read with fluency o Thinking about what we are reading to aid in comprehension Read with your child at least 10 minutes each evening. Ask your child questions about a book after reading. What was your favorite part?, What happened at the beginning (middle, end) of the story? Week of 10/19 and like white Look for sight words in books as you are reading each night. Social Studies: We will discuss and name a variety of community helpers. We will practice putting numbers in the correct order. We will practice recognizing quantities by sight (ex: dots on dice). We will solve story problems. Practice writing the numerals 0-15 at home.
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