Sorry for the post being late, time flies when you’re having fun!
Speaking of fun, here’s the fun for the week:
In literacy we are reading the big book, Can’t you Sleep Little Bear? Last week we read a story about hibernation and it sparked a fun conversation on the subject. So, if your child says need to hibernate for the night, you know what it’s about!
We are learning the word “to” and talking about the letter P. If you are keeping record at home, these are the sight words and letters we’ve covered so far:
Letters: F, E, D, P
Words: can, see, my, and, to, do
I’m finding we are doing great with the sight words, but some of us are having a harder time connecting the letter sounds with the letters. Here’s an idea to do at home, in the car, where ever: When you come across a word, either something you’re talking about or a sign you see, repeat the word to your child, emphasizing the first (beginning) sound. Then ask them what sound it is, and what letter makes that sound. I think this is helping some of us make that connection (and it also is a kindergarten foundational learning: hearing the beginning and ending sounds). This will especially come in handy when we begin writing and reading.
Speaking of writing, we have begun writing our first books. I will have these available for you at parent teacher interviews. We have been focusing on storytelling up until this point. Now, we are telling our stories using pictures. I am looking forward to “reading” these books, and I know you will enjoy them as well.
Parent teacher interviews are Thursday and Friday, Nov. 16,17 (please note that there is NO SCHOOL on the 17). The slips are going home this week. Please let me know ASAP if that time assigned doesn’t work for you. I have tried to get most of them on Thursday evening, as in the past this has been what has worked for most families. If we can’t find a time that works for you on Thursday or Friday, let me know and we can try another day after school. These interviews will focus on the learning report that will go home on the 15th, so be sure to go over that and come with any questions you may have! Most of the year, so far, has been focused on social and emotional growth, phonological awareness, fine motor, and numbers 1-5. The learning report will reflect that. I look forward to seeing all of you!
Things to be aware of:
Monday, November 13 no school: honoring Remembrance Day
Friday, November 17 no school: parent teacher interviews
Wednesday and Thursday (and Friday Morning) there will be a Book Fair in the Library. I will sign our class up for a day to visit and browse (please DO NOT feel pressure to send in money for them!), and you are free to go on Thursday evening or Friday morning as well.
Next week we will be covering the letter R and the sight word the.
Have a great week, and I look forward to seeing you all next week!