Mrs. Borden and Mrs. Jones’ Newsletter (Week of October 22)
Handwriting/Writing: We are starting our lowercase letters! Hooray! We will be starting the lowercase letters that look like the capitals (Ss for example) and will be continually reviewing our capitals and the importance of starting our letters at the top and using our big lines, little lines, big curves, and little curves to form our letters.
Reading: Our new story is: Animal Babies in Grasslands and it is a nonfiction story. Our weekly essential question is: “What special animals live in grasslands?” We will be also talking about the main idea of the story. Our amazing words are: calf, grasslands, cub, pup, joey, foal. ***Along with the weekly newsletter, we have enclosed an article on teaching your child about phonemes from a site called “Reading Rockets”. We will occasionally add some of these articles just as a little FYI so you know what we are working on daily to build lifelong readers. ***
Math: The 2D Shapes are going great! We have worked on: circle, square, triangle, rectangle and have spent time identifying them, their characteristics, and finding real life objects from our paper and in the room by going on a “Shape Hunt’. We are also working on solidifying our skills in numbers 0-10 by counting objects, finding the number, and working with partners on these skills.
Science/Social Studies: We will be finishing up our citizenship unit in Social Studies along with completing a Pumpkin Investigation! We will be digging deep into the characteristics of a pumpkin and can’t wait to see what we uncover!
Important dates to remember:
-Week of October 22- Red Ribbon Week- Follow the themes on the school monthly calendar if you would like to participate. If not, you must still be in dress code.
-October 22- Day 9
-October 23- Picture Retake Day
-October 26- Kindergarten Fall Festival, Gym clothes are allowed. We will be outside (weather permitting) so please dress accordingly. Please also wear sneakers.