SEPTEMBER 25, 2010
So, the first day of autumn is behind us and I'm still waiting for cooler weather!!! I think we might get to enjoy some this next week!! I hope everyone had a nice fall break! We made two trips to Athens and accomplished a lot of tasks around the house....even painted our bedroom!! It was nice to have a laid back week.
We have two weeks left in the first quarter and you will receive your child's first kindergarten report during your child's conference. I will be sending home conference letters with a date and time at the end of this next week. Please return your confirmation ASAP so that I can work on any rescheduling necessary.
We will begin guided reading groups and literacy centers this week! We will have guided reading and centers on Monday through Thursday each week. Your child will go to a different literacy center each of these days to complete a specified activity. I will meet with each reading group twice a week (either Mon./Tues. or Wed./Thur.). If your child brings home a guided reading zip-loc book bag, please have your child read the book to you then sign the signature sheet next to the title and return it with the book and signature sheet inside of the bag. This is considered a homework assignment when it comes home. If the book is a paper book or xeroxed copy your child may keep the book at home. If the book is a color, purchased classroom copy please return the book in the bag. If your child does not return a classroom book then I will not be able to send another book home until it is returned.
Thank you for supporting our Zoo Phonics parade!! All of the costumes were creative and adorable. The boys and girls had so much fun and did a super job performing. Thanks to all who were able to come!
Language Arts: Building Reading Stamina; intro. Realistic fiction- The Seasons ofArnold's Apple Tree by Gail Gibbons
Sight Words: and, can
Writer’s Workshop: Practice writing a sentence using sight words and spacing after each word and using inventive spelling
Math: Matching numerals to sets for numbers 0-10; ordinals 1st-10th; penny and nickel and their values; fair trades; sorting by size; patterns; making and interpreting a graph
Science: comparing and contrasting animals; matching mother animals to her babies; sequencing the seasons of an apple tree and the growth of an apple tree; using and comparing our five senses with apples and making and tasting applesauce
Social Studies: US and Georgia flags; Pledge of Allegiance; **where we live – continent (North America), country (United States of America) and state(Georgia);
*students need to be able to recite their address this week for an extra sticker on their cheer chart
Thursday, September 30th- Media Center book check out
Friday, October 1st- bring in your favorite kind of apple- we will sort, graph and taste our apples
Friday, October 1st- PTA movie and pizza night
See you on Monday!!! :)