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Ms. Batte’s Kindergarten News For the Week of September 23 - 27, 2013 Important Dates Classroom News We still have several students who haven’t turned in their class t-shirt money. Please be sure to do so as soon as possible—making payments is Friday, October 4th – End of perfectly acceptable! Thank you! the first 9 weeks grading Roger will be leaving us on Tuesday to spend a period! month in China with his family. We will surely miss him and look forward to him sharing pictures and Monday, October 7th – Friday, stories with us from his trip upon his return. Safe October 11th – Fall Break, NO travels, Roger! SCHOOL! Please visit and “follow” our Classroom Website— http://msbatteskiddos.blogspot.com! You can “follow” by e-mail or through Google Plus and Twitter, if you have a Google or Twitter account. Look along the right-hand side of the site to find the “follow” links. If you “follow” our site, you will be alerted every time a new post is made. I post info and/or pictures a couple times each week. You can also find fun learning websites for your child to “play” on at home, as well as printable copies of the newsletter and calendar, and more Birthdays info on the stories that we read each week. Ms. Batte – Sept. 30th Literacy Tip: Please assist your child in reviewing their sight word ring (coming home Monday thru Thursday—to be returned daily) and allow them read their leveled reader to you each night. Sign the reading log in your child’s “book bag” and return all contents to school the next day—whether you’ve had a chance to read the book or not. Thank you for your support! Ms. Jen Batte E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Watt Hardison Elem. Webpage: http://msbatteskiddos.blogspot.com 300 Gibson Street Portland, TN 37148 (615) 325-3233 Lunch Menu What We’re Learning Monday: Pizza or Chicken Parmesan; parsley potatoes, green beans, Mandarin Reading: This week our Focus Stories will help us to answer the question, "How do tools help us do things with our hands?" We will begin with oranges, and fresh melon cup the Traditional Tale, The Little Red Hen, retold by Heather Forest, and Tuesday: Chicken Nuggets or Salisbury illustrated by Susan Gaber. In this story, a black-and-white kitten, corgi pup, Steak; creamed potatoes, broccoli w/ and shiny-eyed mouse are the reluctant friends of Little Red Hen. While cat cheese sauce, diced peach cup, and fresh is distracted by a yarn ball, dog wrestles with a blue blanket, and mouse pear slices surveys a sort of scrapbook of mice of many lands, Hen goes about her Wednesday: Ham & Cheese Sandwich or business, planting, cutting, grinding, and baking all by herself. In the end, the BBQ Chicken; Ranch-style baked beans, lazy animals learn their lesson and are given a chance to redeem themselves. oven fries, Romaine salad, watermelon Our Informational Text this week will be The Handiest Things in the chunks, and grapes World, by Andrew Clements. This fresh take on an often-overlooked Thursday: Super Nachos and Chicken appendage compares hands with everyday tools. Eating with fingers and then Fajitas; refried beans, whole kernel corn, with chopsticks, walking a dog off a leash and then on, catching an insect taco trimmings, strawberries, and bananas with bare hands and then in a net, and digging with and without a trowel are Friday: Chicken Sliders and Pork Chop w/ a few of the 17 varied, engaging, and child-centered activities included. Roll; steamed carrots, pinto beans, Our Focus Skills this week will be Beginning Sounds, Words in Oral Sentences, Pausing for Punctuation (when reading), Identifying Cause and pineapple tidbits, and blueberries w/ kiwi Effect, Questioning, Synonyms, and Action Verbs. We will also be focusing on the letter Ss and its corresponding phoneme, /s/. High-Frequency Words: Review I, like, the, and Oral Vocabulary (The Little Red Hen): admired, delicious, delight, doubt, fable, sigh Selection Vocabulary (The Handiest Things in the World): appears, future, handy, stray Math: This week will complete our unit on Patterns, learning to compare patterns and create patterns of our own. The kiddos really Related Arts enjoyed making their pattern bracelets last week —Ms. Turner was even able to spend the Schedule afternoon with us and participate in the lesson. We will end the week with our Postest on Friday, ready to begin a new unit next week, with our Pretest on Monday. Week D Monday: Library Important Info Tuesday: P.E. After grading the Posttests on our Positional Words Unit, the following students received a Wednesday: Art 100% score: Thursday: Music Cale H. Friday: Guidance Isabella C. **Please make sure that your This student showed the highest percentage of child wears tennis shoes on P.E. growth (from pretest to posttest): days! Dustin B.
"Newsletter for the Week of September 23-27_ 2013"