Ms. Batte’s Kindergarten News For the Week of October 28 – November 1, 2013 Important Dates Classroom News Wednesday, October 30th – Pancakes in Pajamas! Wear your Our Fall Party will be on Friday, November 1st at 1:30 pajamas to school! p.m. The K-2 students to dress up in their costumes on this day and we have a parade throughout the Thursday, October 31st – school. I will be out of town on this day (my baby Halloween Kindergarten brother is getting married in Madison, Mississippi!) Rotations and am in need of parents to assist our sub on this day! Let me know if you are available to help out! Friday, November 1st – Fall Party Thank you to Mrs. Curtis and Mrs. Graves for Day! volunteering this week! Friday, November 8th – White We have several fun things planned for this week! However, we are in need of some assistance from you Pillowcases due! for some of the necessary supplies! Notes went home at the end of last week asking for items for both our Monday, November 11th – Pancakes in Pajamas Day and our Fall Party! Any and Veteran’s Day Program, 1:00 p.m. all assistance that you can provide will be greatly appreciated—especially since I have to be out of Friday, November 15th – town on the day of our Fall Party! Thank you in Thanksgiving Lunch advance! We still have several students who haven’t turned in their class t-shirt money ($8). (OVER HALF OF OUR Birthdays CLASS!!) Please be sure to do so as soon as possible—making payments is perfectly acceptable! Roger – October 13th Thank you! Literacy Tip: Go on a Sight Word Hunt when sharing books with your child! As you read Bedtime stories at night, have your child identify our Sight Words in the story, as well as any other words that he/she is familiar with! Have them keep a tally of how many times they saw a certain word! 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: Our texts this week will help us to understand and answer the question: Why do people use wheels? Our first Focus Story is a oranges, and Granny Smith apple slices Realistic Fiction piece entitled Good Morning, Digger by Anne Rockwell, Tuesday: Chicken Nuggets or Salisbury illustrated by Melanie Hope Greenberg. In this book, boy watches in Steak; creamed potatoes, broccoli w/ fascination as construction workers and their tremendous trucks cheese sauce, diced peach cup, and fresh transform a vacant lot into a wonderful new neighborhood center. This pear slices story shows the different stages of a building’s construction, from deep Wednesday: Ham & Cheese Sandwich or hole to its tallest girders—and all the trucks that help along the way! BBQ Chicken on a Bun; Ranch-style baked Our second Focus Story will be What Do Wheels Do All Day? by April beans, oven fries, Romaine salad, peach Jones Prince, illustrated by Giles Laroche. This story falls into the genre slices, and grapes of Informational Text. The author uses 29 different action verbs, along Thursday: Super Nachos or Chicken with cut-paper illustrations, to describe the purpose that wheels serve. Fajitas; refried beans, whole kernel corn, Our Target Skills this week will be: blending phonemes, reading rate, taco trimmings, strawberries and bananas synonyms, the relationship between text and graphic features, drawing Friday: Chicken Sliders or Pork Chops; conclusions, questioning, and numbers as adjectives. We will also be steamed carrots, pinto beans, pineapple working to identify the letter 'Pp', as well as its corresponding phoneme, tidbits, and blueberries & kiwi /p/. Letter: Pp High-Frequency Word: to (Please continue to practice all of our High- Frequency Words at home!) Oral Vocabulary (Good Morning, Digger): cement, community, early, vacant, weeds, welding Selection Vocabulary (What Do Wheels Do All Day?): patrol, sputter, travelers, twirl Math: This week we will be working on Related Arts identifying, making, and writing the numbers 6 – 10. Please practice writing these numbers at home as well—be sure to correct your child if Schedule they are writing a number backwards! Judging by a few activities we did this week, our class really needs some practice with this! Week D Monday: Library Important Info Tuesday: P.E. *****We have had a class pet (a baby bunny) donated to us by a former softball player of mine. He will either stay at home with me or be fostered by another classroom until we have met our goals. Wednesday: Art We are very close to having all members of our class know their letters. However, we still need to earn that Golden Award! Please encourage your child to be the best they can be during Related Arts Thursday: Music so that our new friend can come and join us in the classroom!***** Friday: Guidance I made a deal with them that we could adopt a pet, given that they meet my 2 conditions—which are as follows: 1 – Every student in our class knows all of their letters **Please make sure that your and sounds by Christmas. child wears tennis shoes on P.E. days! 2 – Our class receives a Golden Award (from any Related Arts teacher for best behaved class—awarded weekly).
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