Welcome to Kindergarten!

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    Teacher: Ms. Wargo

     

    Teacher Aide: Mrs. C. Whitehouse
     



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    Read below for everything we will be learning and doing in Kindergarten this month! 

    Math: Students have now learned how to write our numerals 0-10 as well as being able to represent amounts in more than 1 way. We discussed length too while comparing objects and are starting to work with story problems. In November, we will focus on 11-19, further discussing shapes, and working more with attributes. We will be working more with numeral recongition as well with greater and less, instead of simply using dot cards.  

    Superkids: In October we met Alf (Aa), Doc (Dd), and Sal (Ss). We are starting to use the letters and letter sounds we have learned thus far to blend sounds to form simple CVC words. Students are coming along nicely. In November, we will meet Lilly (Ll), Icky (Ii), and Tic, Tac, and Toc (Tt). We will work with these letter sounds at the beginning of words, in the middle, and at the end. We will continue to build our blending skills to be able to read words. As always, we are continuing to work on writing all of our letters using the ice-cream lines. 

    Writing: Students are finishing up going over our color words. Now that we have learned more letter sounds, students are getting better at color recognition. We are also shifting our writing skills to working with a teacher to stretch out words to hear letter sounds and telling the teacher what letter to write for what they hear. This is the next step in our writing process and invented spelling is acceptable. We will continue to work with these skills as well as learning the components of a sentence in November. 

    Social Studies: In October we dsicussed Christopher Columbus, fire safety, and Halloween safety. In November we will discuss veterans in honor of Veterans Day. We will also discuss thankfulness and what we are thankful for in honor of Thanksgiving- my favorite meal of the year! We will be having our own Thanksgiving celebration with first grade this month too. 

    Science: We are pumpkin experts now, thanks to a sience unit in October. We also learned about spiders and bats- creepy! In November we will be talking about our 5 senses, which goes along with religion of how we use our senses to experience God's world. 

    Religion: In October, we talked about angels, St. Francis of Assisi, and the gift of animals. Students also started attending biweekly mass. In November we will talk about saints, since November 1 is All Saints Day, and learn about various saints. We will also talk about how we experience God's world and how God loves us no matter what! 

    Important Dates

    November 1: Gift Wrap Sale Ends

    November 9: 11:30 am dismissal and Parent Teacher Conferences

    November 11: Veterans' Day

    November 13: Special Lunch

    November 20: K/1st Thanksigving Lunch

    November 21: No School!

    November 22: Thanksgiving

    November 23: No School!

    November 26: Ladies' Guild Meeting

    November 29: Spirit Day & Dine-Out Night 

    Reminders: 

    • On Special Lunch days there is no hot lunch or milk service. If you did not sign up for Special Lunch, please provide your student with a lunch.
    • Please come to Conferences at your scheduled time. Conferences are 10 minutes each. 
    • Homework Folders are due Fridays, except for Thanksgiving week, they are due Tuesday. 
    • Please label gym sweatshirts.