Happy Friday, Families! Our students had another fun and busy week in K! In Langage Arts, we read both fiction and non-fiction books about frogs and practiced asking/answering questions from text. We also practiced the sight words “it” and “and” as well as recognizing final consonants in words. In Math, we began a unit on comparing more/less. In Social Studies, we learned about things from the past and present.
Parent Conferences were this week! Thank you for taking time out of your schedule to meet with me to discuss your child’s progress. Our partnership is a key to the success of your child’s learning and growth. I’m also available any time to meet, not just on conference day! If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me. Thanks again!
Monday, Nov 12th is our PAW Achievement Field Trip. PAW Achievement is awarded to students with good behavior this quarter, with no behavior contacts, bus referrals, or N’s on the report card in work habits/conduct. Students are traveling to Hermitage High School to see the play Junie B Jones. This is a free trip with unlimited chaperones! However, we must be notified in ADVANCE if you are coming. Please let me know if you’d like to join!
Our school has begun collected canned foods for those in need! If you are able to make a donation, please send in non-perishable foods with your student next week, Nov 12-16. Donations will be placed in a box in the front lobby. Thanks for helping our community!
On Tuesday, November 20th, we will be holding a brief classroom awards ceremony at 12:30pm to recognize the hard work that our students have done this marking period. This quick recognition will last between 5-10 minutes as students’ names are read aloud with their achievements this quarter. Following the awards, at 1:00pm, all five kindergarten classes will head down to the café for a “Kindergarten Thanksgiving Feast”. Our kindergarteners have been learning about the holiday of Thanksgiving (Social Studies SOL K.11). In celebration of this holiday, students will be tasting different foods to represent the First Thanksgiving (popcorn, animal crackers, goldfish, fruit-juice drink). We invite you to come to our classroom awards and then to the café to watch students enjoy this fun event. Also, we would greatly appreciate any food donations or volunteer help you can provide us for this activity (set-up/clean-up). We ask that you sign up online using the following link:
Important Upcoming Dates/Events
November 12th: PAW Achievement Trip to Hermitage High School
November 20th: Classroom Awards/Thanksgiving Feast
Nov 21-23: Thanksgiving Holiday (No School)
– Comprehension Focus & Genre Study: Questioning (Family Stories)
– Phonemic awareness: ending sounds/final consonants
– Sight Words: mom, dad, we
– Writing first & last name and upper + lower case letters
* Questions to ask when reading with your child: Who? Where? When? How? Why?
MATH: Compare and Order Sets
K.2 The student, given no more than three sets, each set containing 10 or fewer concrete objects, will
a) compare and describe one set as having more, fewer, or the same number of objects as the other set(s); and
b) compare and order the sets from least to greatest and greatest to least.
Vocabulary:more, fewer, same, compare, order, greatest, least, set
Social Studies: Past/Present
K.11 The student will develop an understanding of how communities express patriotism through events and symbols by
d) recognizing the holidays and people associated with Thanksgiving Day.
- Why is Thanksgiving Day commemorated?
- What are some ways that communities commemorate Thanksgiving Day?
- Where was the first Thanksgiving held in Virginia? Who was there and why did they give thanks?
- Where was the first Thanksgiving held in Massachusetts? Who was there and why did they give thanks?