Ms. Batte’s Kindergarten News For the Week of October 21 - 25, 2013 Important Dates Classroom News Thursday, October 24th – Blood Drive, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.; Our Fall Party will be on Friday, November 1st at 1:30 Health Fair/5th Grade Music p.m. Ms. Turner traditionally allows the K-2 students Program, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. to dress up in their costumes on this day and we have a parade throughout the school. I will send more Friday, October 25th – Crazy Cap info home as I receive it to verify that this is still her Day for “Cc Week” intention. I will be out of town on this day (my baby brother is getting married in Madison, Mississippi!) Wednesday, October 30th – and am in need of parents to assist our sub on this Pancakes in Pajamas! day! Let me know if you are available to help out! Thursday, October 31st – We still have several students who haven’t turned in their class t-shirt money ($8). (OVER HALF OF OUR Halloween Kindergarten CLASS!!) Please be sure to do so as soon as Rotations possible—making payments is perfectly acceptable! Thank you! Friday, November 1st – Fall Party Day! 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 Birthdays alerted every time a new post is made. I post info and/or pictures a couple times each week. You can Roger – October 13th 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 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: Hot Dog on a Bun or Fish & Shrimp Basket; coleslaw, baked beans, Reading: This week our stories will help us to answer the question: Why do different animals move in different ways? Our first story falls into the oven fries, sliced peaches, and apple slices genre of Realistic Fiction and is entitled Jonathan and His Mommy--written by Tuesday: Spaghetti w/ Meat Sauce & Irene Smalls and illustrated by Michael Hays. In this story, a mother and son Breadstick or Mac ‘n Cheese; green beans, explore their neighborhood, and, as they do, they try various ways of walking-- breaded squash, pear halves, and orange from giant steps and reggae steps to criss-cross steps and backwards steps. wedges Our second story this week is Move! by Steve Jenkins and Robin Page. Wednesday: Turkey & Gravy or Beef This story is an Informational Text. We will follow a variety of animals as Dippers; baby red mashed potatoes, green they swing, dance, float, leap, and slide from page to page, and then learn why peas, fresh strawberries, and grapes these animals move the way they do, from the jumping spider who dances to Thursday: Chicken Sandwich or Grilled impress and then floats away on a thread of silk, to the roadrunner who flies, Cheese Sandwich; veggie tortilla soup, but not too far, and would rather run to catch its prey. tossed salad, sandwich toppings, bananas, Our Focus Skills this week will be blending and segmenting onsets and and blueberries rimes, reading with expression, identifying key details, comparing and Friday: Hamburger/Cheeseburger or BBQ contrasting, visualizing, classifying/categorizing action words, and color on a Bun; Potato Smiles, Tuscan-blend words as adjectives. We will also focus on learning the letter Cc and its corresponding phoneme--/k/. vegetables, sandwich toppings, fresh fruit cup, and pineapple tidbits Letter: Cc High-Frequency Word: a (Please continue to practice all of our High- Frequency Words!) Oral Vocabulary (Jonathan and His Mommy): backward, beat, leap, strange, wiggle, zigzag Selection Vocabulary (Move!): colony, rustling, slithers, startled Math: This week we will finish up our unit on numbers 0 – 5. We will review and work on problem-solving skills on Monday, and Related Arts take our Posttest on Tuesday. We will take our Pretest for our next Topic Schedule (Numbers 6 – 10) on Wednesday, and begin our work within this topic on Thursday and Friday! Week C Monday: Music Important Info Tuesday: Library The students have noticed the guinea pig that Mrs. Hines adopted for her 1st graders and have approached Wednesday: P.E. 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: Art 1 – Every student in our class knows all of their letters Friday: Music 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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