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Mrs. Haynes

November 15, 2019


Kindergarten Newsletter

(for this week and the short week of Thanksgiving)



Big Idea: How do changes affect us?

Question of the week: How does a panda change in its first year of life?

Text Box:         Book: “Little Panda” by Joanne Ryder

Genre:  Nonfiction

Comprehension Skill: Compare and Contrast

Amazing Words:

            Bamboo- a plant that pandas like to eat

            Healthy- someone is not sick

            Weigh- to find out how heavy something is

            Measure- to find out how big something is

            Explore- learning about a new place

            Curious- wanting to find out something

Sight Words- this, with, me, & she

Phonics- /n/ Spelled Nn and /b/ Spelled Bb

Phonemic Awareness- Initial and Final /n/ and /b/     



Classify and Count Data

            Students will learn to sort objects into categories and count the objects in each group.  They will also use charts and tally marks to organize their information. 



Day and Night

            Students will learn about day and night and the objects we can see in the sky at different times.  They will also begin to understand that there is a pattern to the way the moon looks.  


Social Studies

The First Thanksgiving

            Students will learn about the Mayflower’s journey to America, the experiences of the Pilgrims, and the hardships of surviving in a new country.


Upcoming Dates

Tuesday November 19th- Tab War ends and Picture Retake Day

Wednesday November 27th- Friday November 29th- No School- Thanksgiving Recess

Friday December 6th- Early Release 12:00 Dismissal

Saturday December 7th- Shrek the Musical Play at 6:30 in the Cafeteria

Sunday December 8th- Shrek the Musical Play at 3:00 in the Cafeteria

Wednesday December 11th- Holiday Concert at 6:30 in the Cafeteria

Friday December 13th- Progress Reports go Home

Monday December 23rd- Wednesday January 1st- No School- Christmas Vacation


Have a great weekend!  See you on Monday!                                                          

Mrs. Haynes