Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Here's a Look at our Week! 9/28-10-2

Here's a Look at our Week! 9/28-10-2
Bible Stories: Abraham and Isaac, Isaac and Rebekah 
Today, each child received a bible as a gift from St. Paul's!  This Bible is yours to keep at home!  
 Math: Lesson 12 Introduce patterns, Lesson 13 copy patterns, Lesson, 14 extending patterns,  Lesson 15 predicting patterns
Reading Book: “The Trunk" Read each night. Keep in folder. Initial front cover of book                            each night that you read or listen to your child read it to you. Have your child touch each word as they read. 
 Sight words: he, she
Review sight words: I, see,  the, here, a , an, is, we, see
On Friday I will do our first sight word assessment.
Hand writing: Capital N M H K L and review "Frog jump" letters. Remember, you can  always log onto the Handwriting Without Tears (HWT) page to print out practice pages to work on at home!  http://www.hwtears.com/hwt
P.E:  Balance activities: balance beam, beanbags, balance on one foot
Art:  Fall trees, Spider and bat projects
Computer:  Concept: circles and lines 
Lesson: shapes and paint bucket
Science/SS Theme:    Bats and Spiders
We will be making a tree map about 'Spiders" early in the week and then another one for "bats" later in the week.  We will read stories about Spiders and bats at Story time, label their body parts, and watch some clips on the whiteboard.  We will be making some hanging art projects to transform our classroom into an OCTOBER themed room!
Karate:  Please return the Karate form tomorrow.  Let me know if you have any questions!  I think we have 9 signed up so far from Kindergarten!
Blog:  Our class blog link is:  millerkindergarten5@blogspot.com

Monday, September 28, 2015

Apple Week!

Here are some of the pictures from our Apple Week!  These pictures show us making applesauce and the children holding their Johnny Appleseed pictures they made!

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Week 4 overview

Here’s a Look at our Week:
Week 4 Sept. 21-25

Picture Day!!!  Tomorrow is Picture Day!  Your child may wear uniform or non uniform clothing for the picture.  They will need to change into uniform clothing after they have their picture taken.  All children will have pictures taken.  Please fill out and return the picture packet you received last week.  
Bible Stories: God Calls Abram, God's Covenant with Abraham
Math: Lesson 8 (sorting by shape), Lesson 9 (alike and different) Lesson 10 (position words), Lesson 11 (review position, color, shapes, sorting)
Reading Book: “We See" Read each night. Keep in folder. Initial front cover of book                               each night that you read or listen to your child read it to you. 
Sight words: We, see
Review sight words: I, see,  the, here, a , an, is
Hand writing: Capital D, P, B, R and #2,3
Computer:  Fall trees, drawing circles, color change
P.E:  Balance while walking forward and sideways on an elevated or narrow surface, non loco motor movements creating shapes with bodies
Art:  Watercolor Apples, finish Johnny Appleseed project, Free Paint
Science/SS Theme:    Compare, weigh, measure apples. Using apple peeler/corer/slicer each child will peel 1-2 apples that will be used for applesauce.
 juice apples
Taste different apple treats while marking on a chart the things we liked and didn't like
Describe characteristics of an apple
The "star" inside"
 Describe how the apple treats tasted
 Life cycle of an apple tree (seed, seedling, blossom, importance of bees,)
 History of John Chapman, (Johnny Appleseed)
APPLES:  If you are able, please send at least 3 apples by Thursday.(sooner if you have them) 
If you would like to send an "apple treat"  for Friday afternoon, we would love it!  Please respond and let me know so I can add your item to the graph the children will be marking.  THANK YOU!!!  
Stay tuned for pictures from our "apple week"!
Friday is an early release day.  We will have our "apple tasting party" at 1 pm.  There will be No Nap on Friday!  You are invited to join us at 1 pm if you would like to come and help pass out the apple treats and watch the children graph their likes and dislikes.  We may also sing a  few songs if time allows.  
Karate:  Please return the Karate form tomorrow if possible.  Let me know if you have any questions!

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

This week in Kindergarten! 9-14-15

Bible Stories:   Cain’s Sin, God’s Love
                            The Flood
  Math:  Lesson 4 (left and right), Lesson 5 (problem solving and deciding)
            Lesson 6 (naming attributes), Lesson 7 (sorting by color)
 Reading Book: "School"  Read each night several times. Keep the book in their folder until the end of the week.  (to be used at home and school) Initial the  front cover of book  each night, indicating that you read or listen to your child read it to you. The children are very excited to read new books!!! 
 Sight words: I, see
                        The last 15 minutes of nap time, I play a video called Heidi Songs.  They are sight words set to short little tunes.  I guarantee you will hear your child singing them eventually!
Review sight words: the, here, a , an, is
Phonics:  Review letters I-L
Handwriting: Capitals E,F,D,P  and numbers 1 and 2. Check out the "Handwriting without Tears" website http://www.hwtears.com/hwt to read about the order the letters are taught and WHY? You can also print paper from the website that is the same as we use in school.
We will use the slate boards, magnet pieces, and our handwriting books this week!
 SS/Science Theme: Apples. Our theme this week and next week is “Apples”. If you could send in apples next week, we would like to make applesauce on Thursday and have an apple tasting day NEXT WEEK Friday.  I have not even told the children about this yet, because next week is easily confused with this week!  We would like a large variety of apples.  Please send at least 2 apples by Thursday next week if possible!
We will be making charts and graphs of the kinds of apples, comparing them, talking about the parts of an apple, talking about labeling and diagrams in association with apples.  We will also do some great “apple art!” Of course we will also learn about Johnny Appleseed during the week!  
P.E. Pathways. Using balance pathways and spot marker path
        Pathways: zigzag,straight, curve, random, hula hoop maze
 Karate:  On Wednesday from 2:30-3:15, we will be walking next door to the karate studio for a free karate class!  If you are available and want to watch the class, you are welcome to come.  Sorry I forgot to  add this to the note on Monday! 
If you are interested, you may fill out the flyer (coming home today) to sign up your child for the next 11 week session.  Classes will be from 2:30-3:15 each Wednesday.  Children not in Karate will have regular P.E. class.  

Don’t forget the PTF meeting Thursday night at 6 p.m.! We’d love to see you here!  Child care will be provided in the preschool.