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									              Dear KG1 Family,                                                     Week 4 (Sept. 27 – Oct. 1, 2009)

              Your child is beginning a new letter this week – the letter:       “A/a”
              He or she will learn how to distinguish the sound, letter and words beginning with A/a. In
              addition, he or she will learn the basic concepts of prints, such as reading from left to right.
              These skills are important as your child learns to read.

              Your child’s time will be divided into:

                               Alphabet Time:            Phonics/ Related Activities
                               Book Time:                The Big Book / Show and Tell
                               Center Time:              Singing / Nursery Rhymes
                               Content Area:             Science / Social Studies / Math
                               Other:                    Art / Music / PE / French

              Each week focuses on a particular skill and a special theme in Science and Social Studies along
              with a daily page in their Math Book. The focus of this week is on:

                               Science:                  Amazing Ants
                               Social Studies:           All About Me / Body Parts
                               Art:                      Introducing color RED
                               Math:                     Compare and Sort Objects.

              The songs that your child will cover this week are: THAT’S ME (sung to tune of ‘Ten Little
              Indians’) and HEAD, SHOULDERS, KNEES AND TOES

                                                         THAT’S ME

                              (Song)                                                        (Actions)

  This is me, I’d like you to meet                                    (Bow)
  (sing chorus 4 times)

  I have one little head and two little feet.                         (Shake head, then feet.)
  (sing 3 times and repeat chorus 1 time)

  I have two little arms and one little nose,                         (Hold up arms, then touch nose.)
  (sing 3 times and repeat chorus 1 time)


  And ten little fingers and ten little toes!                         (Wiggle fingers and toes.)
  (sing 3 times and repeat chorus 1 time)

                                              HEAD, SHOULDERS, KNEES AND TOES

                              (Song)                                                        (Actions)

  Head, shoulders, knees and toes - knees and toes,                   (Touch parts of the body being sung)
  (sing chorus 2 times)

  And eyes and ears and mouth and nose,                               (Touch parts of the body being sung.)
  (sing 1 time and repeat chorus 1 time)

*At the end of every week, a folder will be sent home with your child’s work. Your child’s books will stay atschool. You are
 encouraged to talk about your child’s day and to post your child’s work – in his or her room, on the refrigerator.
Dear teacher,                              Week 4 (Sept. 27 – Oct. 1, 2009)

      Each child should have 3 copy books (available from Mrs. Dinalysa).
      1 for English
      1 for Science
      1 for Math
      No books should go home. Pages covered should be ripped out
       and put in their file to be taken home at the end of the week on
       Thursday.

The English copy book is for writing letters. ¾ of the page should be
covered in class. ¼ of the work can go home for extra work with the
parents. Samples are in your mailbox or from my office.

Reading time should take place everyday. The story should support the
theme of the week – from Social Studies or English or the letter of the week.

Writing should take place daily – 2 days of the week should be writing and
practicing the letter in their copybook and on the board. The other 3 days
should be filled with related activities to the letter as well as its sound
(English period). At the end of the week, children should have mastered the
letter being covered.

Science: Amazing Ants (p. 2 and 3). Activities are found in the book.
An Ant’s Body activity    Objective: Learn the parts of an ant’s body
Ant story                 Objective: Understand the size an ant in relation
                                      to people.

Social Studies:   All About Me / Body Parts
                  One body part a day / related activities
                  Activity p. 102, 103, 104 (Lesson Plan)

Math:             P. 14 in the book

Art:              Introducing the color ‘red’. Paper plate body

Music:            That’s Me
                  Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes
               Dear KG1 Family,                                                     Week 5 (Oct.4– Oct. 8, 2009)

               Your child is beginning a new letter this week – the letter:       “B/b”
               He or she will learn how to distinguish the sound, letter and words beginning with B/b. In
               addition, he or she will learn the basic concepts of prints, such as reading from left to right.
               These skills are important as your child learns to read.

               The focus of this week is on:

                       Science: Blowing Bubbles
                       Social Studies: All About Me / Dressing up for the weather
                       Art: Introducing color BLUE
                       Math: Sort by More Than One Attribute

               The song that your child will cover this week is:

                The Weather song (Tune: “BINGO”)




   What is the weather that you like?
                                                                       What is the weather that you like?

                                                                       Could it be rainy?
                                                                       R-A-I-N-Y R-A-I-N-Y R-A-I-N-Y
  Could it be sunny?                                                   Is rainy your favorite weather?
  S-U-N-N-Y S-U-N-N-Y S-U-N-N-Y
  Is sunny your favorite weather?



  What is the weather that you like?
  Could it be cloudy?
  C-L-OU-D-Y C-L-OU-D-Y C-L-OU-D-Y                                     What is the weather that you like?
  Is cloudy your favorite weather?                                     Could it be snowy?
                                                                       S-N-O-W-Y S-N-O-W-Y S-N-O-W-Y
  What is the weather that you like?


                                                                       Is snowy your favorite
  Could it be windy?                                                   weather?
  W-I-N-D-Y W-I-N-D-Y W-I-N-D-Y
  Is windy your favorite weather?



*At the end of every week, a folder will be sent home with your child’s work. Your child’s books will stay atschool. You are
  encouraged to talk about your child’s day and to post your child’s work – in his or her room, on the refrigerator.
Dear teacher,                                     Week 5 (Oct.11– Oct. 15, 2009)

Science: B is for blowing bubbles. Choose the activity from their
          activity book. (Dress up the figure, make it their size)
Social Studies: activity pg. 98 (Lesson Plan) pg. 38 (Lesson Plan)
                 Names of the weather.
Math: 1 page a day.
Art: Introducing color blue (related activities)
English: Follow the same sequence as last week for a new letter
               Dear KG1 Family,                                                     Week 6 (Oct .11 – Oct.15, 2009)



                Your child is beginning a new letter this week – the letter:       “C/c”
               He or she will learn how to distinguish the sound, letter and words beginning with C/c. In
               addition, he or she will learn the basic concepts of prints, such as reading from left to right.
               These skills are important as your child learns to read.

               The focus of this week is on:

                       Science: Creating Colors
                       Social Studies: Nature and Me / Nature Walk
                       Art: Introducing color YELLOW
                            Introducing shape: CIRCLE
                       Math: More Than

               The song that your child will cover this week is:

                                                             LEAF PILES

                                Song                                                         Actions

                        Leaves are falling,                            (Children will pretend to fall down)
                         To the ground.
                       Leaves are twirling,                            (children will turn around)
                           All around.
                    Rake the leaves into a pile.                       (children will rake the leaves and jump into the
                                                                       land)
                       Jump in and land,
                          With a smile!




*At the end of every week, a folder will be sent home with your child’s work. Your child’s books will stay atschool. You are
  encouraged to talk about your child’s day and to post your child’s work – in his or her room, on the refrigerator.
Dear teacher,                                        Week6 (Oct .11 – Oct.15, 2009)


Science: C is for Creating Colors. Choose the activities from their activity book.
Social Studies: Go for a walk. Gather leaves and talk about what you see. Sorting leaves p.37
                (Lesson Plan)


Art: Use the color yellow to create a sunflower out of their handprints. Make individual
     ones as well as one big one to be displayed.

English: Follow the same sequence with related activities
Math: Continue to do 1 page per day.
Song: Have the children memorize the rhyme.
               Dear KG1 Family,                                                     Week7 (Oct. 18 – Oct. 22, 2009)



               Your child is beginning a new letter this week – the letter:       “D/d”
               He or she will learn how to distinguish the sound, letter and words beginning with D/d. In
               addition, he or she will learn the basic concepts of prints, such as reading from left to right.
               These skills are important as your child learns to read.


               The focus of this week is on:

                       Science: Digging Dirt
                       Social Studies: Nature and Me/ Continue
                       Art: Introducing color Orange
                            Introducing shape: DIAMOND
                       Math: Spiral Review Chapter 1

               The songs that your child will cover this week are:


                              A,B,C                                                    1,2 Buckle My Shoe
                          Song                                                         Song (accompanied with action)
  Abcdefg, hij, klmnop, qrs, tuv, wx, y and z                          1,2 buckle my shoe.
  Now I know my ABC,                                                   3,4 shut the door.
  Why don’t you come and sing with me.                                 5,6 pick up sticks.
                                                                       7,8 lay them straight.
                                                                       9,10 a big fat hen.


*At the end of every week, a folder will be sent home with your child’s work. Your child’s books will stay atschool. You are
  encouraged to talk about your child’s day and to post your child’s work – in his or her room, on the refrigerator.
Dear Teacher,                                           Week7 (Oct. 18 – Oct. 22, 2009)

Science: D is for digging dirt. Choose activities from their activity book.
Social Studies: Nature and Me. Leaf graphing p. 37.
                Fall Tree p. 37
Art: related activity to the color and shape
Math: continue with one page
English: Follow the same sequence.
               Dear KG1 Family,                                                      Week 8 (Oct. 25 – Oct. 29, 2009)



               Your child is beginning a new letter this week – the letter:        “E/e”
               He or she will learn how to distinguish the sound, letter and words beginning with E/e. In
               addition, he or she will learn the basic concepts of prints, such as reading from left to right.
               These skills are important as your child learns to read.


               The focus of this week is on:

                       Science: Extra ordinary Eggs ( life Cycle)
                       Social Studies: Circle of Life / Animals
                       Art: Introducing color GREEN
                            Introducing shape: Square
                       Math: Count 1, 2, and 3. Write number 1

               The songs that your child will cover this week are:


                              Old McDonald                                             Baa Baa Black Sheep
                         Song
  Old McDonald had a farm - e-i-e-i-o                                    Baa baa black sheep have you and wool?
  And on his farm he had a (cow) - e-i-e-i-o
                                                                         Yes sir, yes sir, three bags full.
  With a moo moo here and a moo moo there
  Here a moo, there a moo, everywhere a moo moo                          One for the master and one for the dame
  Old McDonald had a farm - e-i-e-i-o
                                                                         And one for the little boy who lives down the
  --------------------------------------------------------------------
  sheep – (baa baa)                                                      lane.
  dog – (woof woof)
  cat- (meow meow)
  horse – (neigh neigh)

*At the end of every week, a folder will be sent home with your child’s work. Your child’s books will stay atschool. You are
  encouraged to talk about your child’s day and to post your child’s work – in his or her room, on the refrigerator.
Dear Teachers,                                      Week8 (Oct. 25 – Oct. 29, 2009)

Science: Extra Ordinary eggs. Choose activities from their activity book.
Social Studies: Cover one animal per day. Activity p.132-133 (Lesson Plan)
                P. 129 activity at the end of the week
Art: The king of the beasts activity p.128 ( Lesson Plan)
English: follow the same sequence
Math: follow the same sequence

Suggestion: You can watch “The Lion King”
               Dear KG1 Family,                                                     Week 9 (Nov.1 – Nov.5, 2009)



               Your child is beginning a new letter this week – the letter:       “F/f”
               He or she will learn how to distinguish the sound, letter and words beginning with F/f. In
               addition, he or she will learn the basic concepts of prints, such as reading from left to right.
               These skills are important as your child learns to read.


               The focus of this week is on:

                       Science: Food Chains
                       Social Studies: Circle of Life /Ocean Animals
                       Art: Introducing color Purple
                            Introducing shape: Triangle
                       Math: Count 4 and 5.


               The song that your child will cover this week is: Food Chain Song

                                           Food Chain Song
                                       (Tune: “Farmer in the Dell”)

               The Sun helps hay to grow.
               The Sun helps hay to grow.
               Down on the dairy farm.
               The Sun helps hay to grow.
                                                        The cow eats the hay.
                                                        The cow eats the hay.
                                                        Down on the dairy farm,
                                                        The cow eats the hay.
               The farmer milks the cow.
               The farmer milks the cow.
               Down on the dairy farm,
               The farmer milks the cow.
                                                      The milk goes into cartons.
                                                      The milk goes into cartons.
                                                      Its made into some foods.
                                                      The milk goes into cartons.

                                 Cheese is made from milk.
                                 Cheese is made from milk.
                                 You buy it at the grocery store.
                                 Cheese is made from milk.

*At the end of every week, a folder will be sent home with your child’s work. Your child’s books will stay at school. You are
  encouraged to talk about your child’s day and to post your child’s work – in his or her room, on the refrigerator.
Dear teacher                                                  Week 9 (Nov.1 – Nov.5, 2009)




Science: Food chain activities from their book
Social Studies: Cover one animal per day. P. 154-155-156 ( Lesson Plan)
                 Animals can be put on sticks and you used as puppets for story telling.
English: follow the same sequence
Art: Food chain song p.70 in their science book. It can be mounted on an ice-cream craft stick.



Suggestion: You can plan a trip to the zoo! ( Dubai Zoo)
               Dear KG1 Family,                                                     Week 10 (Nov.8 – Nov.12, 2009)



               Your child is beginning a new letter this week – the letter:       “G/g”
               He or she will learn how to distinguish the sound, letter and words beginning with G/g. In
               addition, he or she will learn the basic concepts of prints, such as reading from left to right.
               These skills are important as your child learns to read.

               The focus of this week is on:

                       Science: Germination / Plant a Seed
                       Social Studies: Healthy Me/ Growth- Vegetables
                       Art: Introducing Colors Black/White
                            Introducing Shape: Rectangle
                          - Prepare a Salad

                       Math: Read and order numbers 1,2,3,4,5. Write number 2
                       Arabic:
                       Islamic Studies:


               The song that your child will cover this week is:


                  The Vegetable Song                                                Are You Sleeping?
        (Tune: Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star)
                          Song                                                              Song
               Carrots, Peas, and Broccoli,                          Are you sleeping, are you sleeping ( pretend to
               Vegetables are good for me.                           sleep)
              For my snack and in my lunch,                          Brother Jones, Brother Jones,
             Veggie sticks are great to munch.                       Morning bells are ringing ( wake up)
                Carrots, Peas, and Broccoli,                         Morning bells are ringing
               Vegetables are good for me.                           Ding dang dong
                                                                     Ding dang dong

*At the end of every week, a folder will be sent home with your child’s work. Your child’s books will stay at school. You are
  encouraged to talk about your child’s day and to post your child’s work – in his or her room, on the refrigerator.
Dear Teacher,                                                Week 10 (Nov.8 – Nov.12, 2009)




Science: Germination. Plant a seed. Follow the activities and projects in their book
Social Studies: Discuss one vegetable a day. You can Print with Potatoes and make a caterpillar
by printing with cucumber.
English: Follow the same sequence.
Art: Prepare a Salad.

Let me know of any items you need in advance please. I will let you know what I can provide.
            Dear KG1 Family,                                                        Week 11 (Nov.15 – Nov.19, 2009)




               Your child is beginning a new letter this week – the letter:       “H/h”
               He or she will learn how to distinguish the sound, letter and words beginning with H/h. In
               addition, he or she will learn the basic concepts of prints, such as reading from left to right.
               These skills are important as your child learns to read.

               The focus of this week is on:

                       Science: Hibernation- Cold/Hot
                       Social Studies: Healthy me/ Fruit. `squeezing Oranges’
                       Art: Introducing color brown
                             Introducing shape: Oval
                       Math: Spiral Review Chapter 2
                       Arabic:
                       Islamic Studies:


               The song that your child will cover this week is:


                                                         London Bridge
                                                                Song

                                              London bridge is falling down,
                                                Falling down, falling down.
                                              London bridge is falling down
                                                       My fair lady.




*At the end of every week, a folder will be sent home with your child’s work. Your child’s books will stay at school. You are
  encouraged to talk about your child’s day and to post your child’s work – in his or her room, on the refrigerator.
Dear Teacher,                                                       Week 11 (Nov.15 – Nov.19, 2009)



   Science: Hibernation. Follow the activities that are in the book already on p. 16 and 17.
   Social Studies: Fruits. 1 fruit/day- related activities
   Squeezing Oranges.
   Apple tree activity p. 31(The Lesson Plan). There are other activities on p.29 if you wish to use.
   The Apple tree song is found on p.31 as well. Please refer to mr. mehdi if you need help with the
   tune.

   Art: Oval/brown. Movable bear p. 40 (lesson Plan)


    Suggestion: Arrange a supermarket visit.
            Dear KG1 Family,                                                        Week 12 (Nov.22 – Nov.26, 2009)




               Your child is beginning a new letter this week – the letter:       “I/i”
               He or she will learn how to distinguish the sound, letter and words beginning with I/i. In
               addition, he or she will learn the basic concepts of prints, such as reading from left to right.
               These skills are important as your child learns to read.

               The focus of this week is on:

                       Science: Insects
                       Social Studies: My Country- UAE
                       Art: Introduce the color gray
                             Introducing shape: Star
                       Math: Over, under, top, middle, before , after. Write number 3
                       Arabic:
                       Islamic Studies:


               The song that your child will cover this week is:


                     London Bridge                                                The Wheels on the Bus
                             Song                                                              Song
                                                                     The wheels on the bus go round and round
                London bridge is falling down,                       round and round, round and round.
                 Falling down, falling down.                         The wheels on the bus go round and round
                London bridge is falling down                        all day long.
                       My fair lady.                                 _____________________________________________________
                                                                     Horn- beep beep beep             Moms- shh shh shh
                                                                     Babies – waa-waa-waa             People-up&down
                                                                     Wipers- swish swish swish Dad’s –Please sit down

*At the end of every week, a folder will be sent home with your child’s work. Your child’s books will stay at school. You are
 encouraged to talk about your child’s day and to post your child’s work – in his or her room, on the refrigerator.
Dear Teacher,                                                                          Week 12
                                                                               (Nov.22 – Nov.26, 2009)

         Science: Make a lady bug out of paper plate. Position Chart. P.18
         Social studies: UAE/ places. Collage about Dubai. Flag activity. Glue colored paper to finish the
                         flag. Local dress template….(National day will be taking place that week)
         Art: Star / grey. You can also make one of the bugs found in their English books.
            Dear KG1 Family,                                                        Week 13 (Nov.29 – Nov.3, 2009)




               Your child is beginning a new letter this week – the letter:       “J/j”
               He or she will learn how to distinguish the sound, letter and words beginning with J/j. In
               addition, he or she will learn the basic concepts of prints, such as reading from left to right.
               These skills are important as your child learns to read.

               The focus of this week is on:

                       Science: Jumping Critters
                       Social Studies: Holidays & Celebrations ( Christmas / Adha)
                       Art: Bake Ginger Bread Man.
                       Math: Position and Patterns
                       Arabic:
                       Islamic Studies:


               The song that your child will cover this week is:


                       Jingle Bells                                                          Jack and Jill
                           Song                                                             Jack and Jill
                Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells,                                              went up the hill
                    Jingle all the way,                                              to fetch a pail of water
                Oh what fun it is to ride                                                 Jack fell down
                  in a one open sleigh                                                and broke his crown
                                                                                   and Jill came tumbling after




*At the end of every week, a folder will be sent home with your child’s work. Your child’s books will stay at school. You are
 encouraged to talk about your child’s day and to post your child’s work – in his or her room, on the refrigerator.
Dear Teacher,                                         Week 13 (Nov.29 – Nov.3, 2009)


Science: Jumping critters. Choose activities from book p. 20-21
Social Studies: Adha activity
Art: Ginger Bread Man- recipie

								
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