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Ms. Batte’s Kindergarten News For the Week of October 14 - 18, 2013 Important Dates Classroom News Monday, October 14th – Wellness Cookie Dough should be delivered at some point this Check Day week! I will give you more info on this as I receive it! Thursday, October 17th – Fall Our Fall Party will be on Friday, November 1st at 1:30 Picture Retake Day p.m. Ms. Turner traditionally allows the K-2 students to dress up in their costumes on this day and we have Thursday, October 17th – Report a parade throughout the school. I will send more Cards go home! info home as I receive it to verify that this is still her intention. Friday, October 18th – Wear a tie to school for “Tt Week”! We still have several students who haven’t turned in their class t-shirt money. (OVER HALF OF OUR Thursday, October 24th – Blood CLASS!!) Please be sure to do so as soon as Drive, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.; possible—making payments is perfectly acceptable! Thank you! Health Fair/5th Grade Music Program, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Please visit and “follow” our Classroom Website— http://msbatteskiddos.blogspot.com! You can Friday, October 25th – Crazy Cap “follow” by e-mail or through Google Plus and Day for “Cc Week” 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 Birthdays and/or pictures a couple times each week. You can also find fun learning websites for your child to “play” Roger – October 13th on at home, as well as printable copies of the newsletter and calendar, and more info on the stories that we read each week. Literacy Tip: Try writing our weekly sight word (or one your child is struggling with!) on index cards and taping them to doorways and mirrors at home. Have your child read the word each time they enter or exit the room! 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: Stuffed Crust Pizza or Breaded Pork Chop; pasta salad, green beans, fresh Reading: Our Focus Stories this week will help us to answer the question: How do animals and people communicate? Both stories fall into orange wedges, and blueberries the genre of realistic fiction. Our first text this week will be Amelia's Tuesday: Grilled Chicken Sandwich or Show-and-Tell Fiesta, written by Mimi Chapra and illustrated by Martha Breaded Cheese Sticks; baked potato, Aviles. At her very first show-and-tell, Amelia may have made a big Romaine salad, carrot sticks w/ dip, Gala mistake! Seeing a basket filled with all sorts of small objects makes apples, and sliced peaches Amelia worry that she has brought the wrong item to share with her new Wednesday: Tacos or Chicken Fajita; classmates. The most precious thing of all from her island home may not refried beans, veggie boat, taco trimmings, be the right thing in her new American school. fresh strawberries, and tropical fruit mix Next, we will read Mice Squeak, We Speak, written and illustrated by Thursday: Chicken Nuggets or Lasagna w/ Tomie dePaola. Three children describe a menagerie of animals and the Breadstick; garden salad, corn, bananas, sounds they make. They bear the message that every living thing has and pear halves something to utter, but only humans talk. Friday: Mini Burger Sliders or Ham & Our Focus Skills this week will be blending and segmenting onsets and Cheese Flatbread; waffle fries, broccoli rimes, reading with expression, understanding characters and author's trees & carrot sticks w/ dip; fresh fruit choice, as well as analyzing and evaluating a text. We will also be cup, and grapes focusing on the letter ‘Tt’ and its corresponding phoneme, /t/. High-Frequency Word: we (Please continue to practice all of our Sight Words at home!) Letter: Tt Oral Vocabulary (Amelia's Show-and-Tell Fiesta): foolish, frowns, ruffled, special, treasures, tropical Selection Vocabulary (Mice Squeak, We Speak): chatter, coo, snore, squawk Math: As we get back in the swing of things Related Arts this week, we will review identifying, writing, and matching numbers 0-5 to sets. We will also work on identifying the different ways to make the numbers Schedule 4 and 5. This is the precursor to addition—as such the vocabulary “plus” and “equal to” and their corresponding symbols will be introduced! Week B Monday: Art Important Info Tuesday: Music The students have noticed the guinea pig that Mrs. Hines adopted for her 1st graders and have approached Wednesday: Library me about getting a class pet. I made a deal with them that we could adopt a pet, given that they meet my 2 conditions—which are as follows: Thursday: P.E. 1 – Every student in our class knows all of their letters Friday: Art and sounds by Christmas. 2 – Our class receives a Golden Award (from any Related Arts teacher for best behaved class—awarded weekly). **Please make sure that your child wears tennis shoes on P.E. I’m hoping this will be a big motivation, and if so, we will days! have a new addition to our “family” after Winter Break!
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