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Mrs. Haynes

September 21, 2018


Kindergarten Newsletter

             This week we focused on the story, “Plaidypus Lost” by Janet Stevens.  We talked about the setting of the story as well as the sequence of events.  This week we also focused on the entire alphabet from A-Z as well as continued working on rhyming, syllables and sound discrimination.  Starting next week we will be working on just one letter of the week each week until we finish the entire alphabet; our first letter of the week will be M.

            This week we also began a new unit in mathematics dealing with patterns.  By the end of this unit, your child should be able to recognize, describe, and extend patterns by recognizing similarities and differences.  We will continue this unit next week.    

            Our science topic for this week was the world of science.  We learned about some common science tools.  We also learned how important it is to describe things accurately as they talk to each other about their observations.  We will continue this unit next week.    

            Our social studies topic for this week was location.  We learned terms that describe relative location (e.g. near, far, etc.), as well as the purpose of maps and globes.  We also began to describe the location of places within our school.  Our social studies topic for next week will be following rules.  We will discuss what it means to be a good citizen and show respect by following the rules and why there are consequences for not following the rules.           


Scholastic Book Orders

            As soon as the book order arrives, I will send home the books that were purchased with your child. 


Word Wall Words

            I                       am                   the                   a                      to                     red


(*will be introduced next week)


Amazing Words (words that we will be discussing next week that relate to our reading story)

            -Library- a place to read and borrow books

            -Park- a place to have a picnic

            -Chaperone- an adult who helps a teacher on field trips

            -Fire Station- a building where fire engines are kept

            -Post Office- a place where you go to buy stamps and mail letters

            -Bakery- a place where people make and sell bread


Upcoming Dates

            Tuesday September 25th- 1st Day of Preschool

            Wednesday September 26th- Open House and Book Fair Family Night

                        5:00- Spaghetti Dinner

                        5:30-7:30- Book Fair Family Night

                        6:00-7:00- Classrooms Open

            Friday September 28th- Grades Close for Progress Reports

            Thursday October 4th- Progress Reports go Home, Early Release 12:00 dismissal

            Thursday October 5th- No School, Administrative Day

            Tuesday October 9th- School Picture Day

            Wednesday October 10th- Field Trip to the Fire Station


Have a great weekend, see you on Monday!

Mrs. Haynes