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Class Newsletter 

Kindergarten Cuties

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September 18, 2017                                  

Dear Parents:          

Happy Monday!  We hope you all had a great weekend!  We are looking forward to another great week in kindergarten.

This week we will begin our Brown Bear theme. We are working on all letters, some beginning and ending sounds, writing, matching color words and reading sight words.

Focus on Learning

·    Phonics- we will be reviewing sight words, all letters, some letter sounds, counting words in sentences, syllables and rhyming.

·    Math- identifying 2-D and 3-D shapes by name and using positional words. Numbers- counting to 50 by 1’s, and counting to 100 by 10’s, counting objects and writing the correct numeral.  

·    Writing- drawing pictures and sounding our words to create simple sentences and writing our name using a capital letter first followed by all lowercase letters.

·    Reading Workshop-  story elements:  who, what, why, how, etc. Author, Illustrator, front and back cover, and title page.

 

 

 

Upcoming Information

Next Tuesday, September 26, we will celebrate Johnny Appleseed day! This is one of our favorite kindergarten days! Students may dress up like Johnny on this day by wearing overalls, flannel shirts, white t-shirts, rolled up jeans, etc. We will also be tasting apples, so if you would like to donate a bag, please let us know and we can assign you a color! Thank you in advance!!!

Fieldtrip Information

We will be going on our first fieldtrip to Gutherie’s pumpkin patch on October 30. More information will be coming home soon!

Homework Reminders

Review sight words daily. Students are tested on Thursdays.

Review all letters, sounds and shapes daily.

Read nightly if possible!

Progress Reports

Progress Reports are coming home on Thursday. Please keep the progress report for your records and sign and return the front cover only. Please help your little ones by reviewing the letters of the alphabet and sounds. I promise, if you review the supplemental study sheet attached to the newsletter each week, we will be on track and stay there for the year. You will be able to see your child’s strengths and weaknesses, thus providing you with a map of what skills need to be targeted at home. As we continue, skills will become natural and you will be soooo proud of what your little one is learning!

 Ice Cream

Ice cream is given on Fridays and is .50. You may put the money in the plastic pouch, but make sure you label it with a little note.

Study Sheet for Extra Practice

Letters to Know

B

C

A

E

G

F

D

I

H

L

J

N

K

M

R

P

O

Q

U

T

S

V

Z

W

Y

X

b

c

a

e

G

f

D

i

h

L

j

N

k

m

R

p

O

q

u

t

w

S

v

z

W

y

X

z

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sounds to study 

r

t

S

m

n

p

c

a

O

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Short /a/ sound like apple   long /a/ sound like ape Short /o/ sound like octopus long /o/ sound like oat

*Special note: a lot of times, we want to add an “u” sound to the end of individual sounds. For example, the sound of /m/ may be pronounced /mu/…..if you hear your little one add the /u/ sound to some letters, remind them to say the sound only with no /u/ J

Beginning Sounds- What beginning sound do you hear in:

cat     ran   pat     mat       sit     bus

Syllables- Count and tell the number of syllables in the following: shoe     glue     table     zebra     watermelon  

Count and Write the number below

t

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