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Mrs. Haynes

December 8, 2017


Kindergarten Newsletter

            Our letter of the week this week was K, and over the course of this week, we practiced the proper way to make an uppercase and lowercase K as well as the sound that the letter K makes.  Our letter of the week next week will be the letter F and we will continue working on our word wall words. 

            This week we continued our unit in mathematics dealing with geometry.  By the end of this unit, your child should be able to identify and sort basic plane shapes (circles, squares, rectangles and triangles) and basic solid shapes (cubes, spheres, rectangular prisms, cylinders, and cones) as well as recognize the relationship between the two.  We will continue this unit next week.     

            Our science topic for this week was animals.  We discussed how many different animals live in different environments on Earth.  We also discussed similarities and differences in animals and began to group animals according to specific features such as size, color, etc.  Our science topic for next week will be people.  We will discuss our five senses.  We will also discuss the basic parts of our body and how they work together to help us live.  We will also discuss how people are alike in some ways and different in others.           

            Our social studies topic for this week was Earth.  We discussed the basic landforms, bodies of water, and cardinal directions.  We also discussed how maps and globes can help us to locate places.  Our social studies topic next week will be the seasons.  We will discuss the seasons that occur on Earth and how the weather changes depending upon the seasons.  We will also discuss how the weather affects people and their environment. 

Holiday Party

            On Friday December 22nd, we will be celebrating our holiday party.  Each year, I ask the students to bring in one wrapped gift for a boy or a girl that costs $5 or less.  Therefore, if your child is a boy, they will bring in a wrapped gift for a boy with a label on it for a boy.  The same thing applies if your child is a girl, except they will bring in a wrapped girls gift with a label on it for a girl.  During our holiday party those children that brought in a gift will receive a gift from under our tree.  Boys will exchange with the boys and girls will exchange with the girls.  Please send in your child’s wrapped gift by Tuesday December 19th

            Friday is not technically a preschool day, but preschoolers will be invited to participate on that day.  So if you plan on bringing anything in to share on that day, please plan for 7 students’ altogether.  Please remember we do have a peanut allergy in our classroom, so please plan accordingly.  Here is the list of what everyone has signed up to bring so far:

            Brysen & Bensen- Sweet Treat

            Khloe- Juice

            Jaclyn- Cheese, Crackers and Pepperoni 

 Scholastic Book Orders

            Book orders were sent home yesterday.

Winter Clothing

            As the weather’s getting colder, please make sure to pack your child’s winter clothing (coat, hat and mittens, boots, snow pants,  etc.) as we play outside for approximately a half hour each day. 

Word Wall Words

            I                       am                   the                   a                      to                     red

            blue                 have                 is                      purple              yellow             green

            we                   my                   like                  at                     as                     orange

            he                    for                   white               in                     it                      brown

            me                   with                 this                  by                    pink                 an

            can                   black                and                  did                   gray                 see

            look                 *one                *zero               *all

                                                (*will be introduced next week)

 Upcoming Dates

            Today- Grades Close for Progress Reports

            Wednesday December 13th- Progress Reports go home

            Tuesday December 19th- Please send in your child’s gift for a friend

            Wednesday December 20th- K-6 Music Concert 6:30

            Friday December 22nd- Holiday Party

            Monday December 24th- Monday January 1st- Holiday Break


Have a great weekend! 

Mrs. Haynes