Friday, October 19, 2012

This week in school we have a lot planned:

Reading- The kiddos will be learning the snap words: is, have
We will also be working on identifying the characters of the stories we are reading as well as the setting. We will learn about the sequence of a story so that the kids will be able to retell the story to their classmates with their Plaidypus Puppets they made last week.

Writing- This week, the kids will be creating more lists. We will also be learning about our ABC charts that we keep in our folders and we will also be learning how to use the Word Wall to find words we want to put in our stories. The kids are also practicing 'hearing a sound and writing it down'.

Math- We will be working on one to one correspondence with numbers this week as well as beginning our study of money. We will be learning new math games about counting and about money!

Important dates to add to you calendar:

October 25th- Our PTO Chili Dinner and Raffle starting at 5:30
October 20th- No school for the kids
October 31st- Our Halloween Party!

Just to sum up a very busy day with information you may want;

1) Deputy Matt from Jackson came to speak to our students about "strangers".  There were two sessions, older students and younger (k-2) students.  The conversation was very gentle and friendly.  He touched on a few points I thought you might want to know.  1) Strangers can be good or bad, but you may not know which. If you feel uncomfortable or unsure find a 2) safe adult - this could be an officer, a parent, a teacher, a group of adults  3) Don't help an adult who asks for help.  Adults should only ask other adults for help.  Don't trust some stranger who asks for help (even finding their dog) 3) Don't get in or near a car of a stranger ever 4) Trick or Treat with an adult 5) Ask you parents to point out the safe places you can ask for help

Also, Vancie's party was beautiful with lots of tears and laughter.  Ask your child about it! Thanks to those you made it, sorry to those whose timing didn't work out.  Let me know if you have more questions about the event.

Have a great weekend!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

We had a great week of Kindergarten. The Firemen came to the Alta school and showed the kids what a Firefighter looks like with all of his gear on. Chip also volunteered to put all of the gear on to show the kids that there is a person underneath all of the protective gear.

Reading- The kids learned about the setting of a story this week. We will be working more on setting, character and connecting a story to our own lives for the rest of this week as well.

    We are also learning the Sight Words: I, am, little, a. These are words that you can practice with your kids at home. We are also learning to recognize all of the letters in the alphabet as well as learning the sounds of the letters.

Writing: We had our first Author's sharing and the kids got to share with their 'best word' from their Writer's folders. This week we are going to be creating different kinds of lists and work on 'hearing a sound and writing it down' with labeling our stories.

Science- We are still learning about fabric and how we use it in our lives. Look forward to seeing some neat things the kids will be learning.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Welcome October!!

The kids acting out the characters in the story, The Little School Bus!

Creating Leaf Animals.... come see them, they will be hanging up on the bulletin board outside the classroom.

Mr Fox likes reading to himself just like the Kindergartners!

On Friday, the kids got to see the First Graders Author's chair where they got to share their best work from the first month of school. We will be having an author's share on Friday!

Kids working in their Reading Groups!

Let's play the Follow, Follow Game with Miss Brett! 

Kids working on their Word Work with Mrs. Heather.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Madden Kane Griifin

Hello parents. Just a little announcement about our new baby boy.
Born almost 3 weeks early October 2
20 inches
We are home...happy... And settling in