November NewsletterAllison Szachta - AM assistantNancy Wentworth - PM assistantTeacher Email: email@example.comSchool phone: 781-934-7680Room # 233IMPORTANT DATESNov. 11 - Veteran's Day No SchoolNov. 27 - Early Release 12:10Nov. 28 & 29 -Thanksgiving RecessA fun tradition in Kindergarten is our Gingerbread themed visiting day on December 13. I hope that all children will have a special adult come to school that day. More information will follow.Dear Families,I would like to say a big THANK YOU to all of you who either bought books from my wish list or bought me a gift certificate for the Scholastic book fair. All the books have been great additions to our classroom library.I also want to thank everyone who helped out with the Halloween party. The party was a great success!!Thank You to our homeroom parents, Kim & Jessica, who have been busy! They are creating the class directory, organized our Halloween party, set up volunteering for playdough making, Mystery Readers & STEAM lessons and they have sent out email updates. I hope the on-line signup will make it easier and more convenient for everyone to sign up to volunteer throughout the year. Thank You!Throughout this month there will be activities that revolve around the first Thanksgiving. Kindergarten children are always fascinated when comparing their lives to the lives of Pilgrim children.Any rehearsal of letters and letter sounds will be wonderful and help your child generalize this information. Any number identification would also be helpful for the children as we move forward and build on this concept. Feel free to play “I Spy” or “I’m Thinking of ...” at home as a fun way to incorporate skills into a game.I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your families!Mrs. Sherri Sewall
FUNdations PhonicsWe have continued to learn about letters and their sounds.The letters that have been introduced are:t, b, f, n, m
i, u, c, o, a, g, d & s
Making Meaning Literacy Program:Unit 1: The Reading Community
StoriesCat's Colors by Jane Cabrera (recognizing color words)Vocabulary Words:soartangledsnoozedrowsyFriends at School by Rochelle Bunnett (children at school and what they like to do)Vocabulary Words:enjoygooeycontainerdeliciousVocabulary WordsThese words are found in our stories. Exposure to them will help expand the children's vocabulary.
- How do we act when we are reading together?
- Talk about responsible behaviors during whole group lessons.
- What are the parts of a book? (front cover, back cover, title page & spine)
- What does the author do?
- What does the illustrator do?
- Who are the characters? A character is anything with a face, head and eyes.
- What's the setting? The setting tells where the characters are.
Vocabulary Words are special. They are exactly what I need. Even though they are tricky to learn, They'll help me understand what I read.___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
- The First Thanksgiving
- Veteran's Day
- We have discussed the life cycle of an apple tree and pumpkin.
- We have discussed some needs of living things-plants (water, soil, air & sun)