• turkey day        November Newsletterthanks

     

    Allison Szachta - AM assistant
    Nancy Wentworth - PM assistant 
     
    Teacher Email: ssewall@duxbury.k12.ma.us                  
     School phone: 781-934-7680
     Room # 233
     
    IMPORTANT DATES
    Nov. 11 -  Veteran's Day No School
    Nov. 27 - Early Release 12:10
    Nov. 28 & 29 -Thanksgiving Recess
       A 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!!  
     
    It was wonderful to have so many families come to watch the kindergarteners on parade (even with all the rain)!  It was a busy but fun day for everyone! 
       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  
     

     
    Reading teacher
     
    Literacy
     
     
    FUNdations Phonics 
     We 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
     
    • 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.
     
     
    Stories
    Cat's Colors by Jane Cabrera (recognizing color words)
    Vocabulary Words:
    soar
    tangled
    snooze
    drowsy
     
     
     
    Friends at School by Rochelle Bunnett (children at school and what they like to do)
    Vocabulary Words:
    enjoy
    gooey
    container
    delicious 
     
     
     
    Vocabulary Words 
    These words are found in our stories.  Exposure to them will help expand the children's vocabulary. 

      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.

     

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     Thanksgiving
     
    • 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)