Saturday, September 20, 2014

Happy Fall!

We hope you all had a wonderful Fall Break!  We all spent time Sharpening the Saw (Leader in Me translation:  relaxing, having fun, spending time with family and friends).

We're ready to jump back in to some serious learning with your kiddos!  We will be working on the following things:

Language Arts:  Letter and letter sound recognition, concepts of print (front/back of book & title page), listening to stories to tell "who" and "where" (who/what was in the story and where the story took place), sight word recognition

**Click here for "Have Fun Teaching" on YouTube.  They have great songs for learning letters, sounds and sight words.

**Another favorite is "Harry Kindergarten".  There are great songs for all kinds of kindergarten skills.

***Just a reminder to supervise your child anytime he/she is on YouTube.

Writing:  We're continuing to write about "small moments" that have taken place in our lives (narrative writing).  We're working to write about the feelings of the characters, remembering to tell the beginning, middle & end of the story and to include page numbers.

Math:  We have spent time working to learn our two-dimensional shapes (2D).  We are comparing them to each other (i.e. How are a square & triangle the same?  How are they different?)

Science:  We have learned to be scientists by examining the features of animals and how they are the same/different.  We are going to look at parent & baby animals (always a favorite!!).

Coming Up:
We are going to Pettit Creek Farms for a field trip on Friday, October 10.  Please watch your child's folder for a permission form.  This will be due by Wednesday, October 1.