• This week we…

    - focused on friendship in the Good Apple Classroom.  We are all good friends! We talked and brainstormed about how we can enjoy our friends at school.

    - practiced our addresses at every opportunity we could find! We need to know our addresses in case of an emergency.  Please continue to practice this at home with your kindergartner.

    In reading and writing we…

    -introduced the book of the week, My Friend at School.  We talked about what qualities make a good friend.

    -wrote about things that we can do with our friends at school in our take-me-home books.

    -reviewed naming and making lines, and introduced forward circles.  We are getting ready to write our letters and numbers.

    In Math we…

    -learned a new term called “attribute” which means characteristics about a given object.  Then using 2 buttons we named attributes that made them the same (ex. They both are the same shape).  Wow!

    - will continue to name attributes of objects to compare what is the same about them in math next week.

    In Art and Fine Motor we…

    -explored materials at our “Word Work Station.”  We learned how to use and take care of magnetic alphabet letters, letter stamps, and abc puzzles.  We are slowly getting ready to transition independent work stations.

    -made homemade applesauce using plastic knives(check out the website for pix!)

     

    Next week we…

    (will actually be doing the things below! We mistakenly put this in last week’s newsletter!)

    -will be learning about fire safety.  We have an exciting week planned, beginning with a visit from our Akron firefighters on Monday!  We will be outside – so please dress for the weather!

    -will also learn about Christopher Columbus with a reenactment of his voyage.  Whew!  What a busy week we have planned!

    -Next week is also Spirit Week:  encourage your child to join in the fun!

    Monday , October 1   - “PJ Day” Wear your pajamas

    (but please make sure that they are warm enough to

    go outside in for Fire Safety).

    Tuesday, October 2 – “Country Day” –wear cowboy hats, boots & other western wear!

    Wednesday, October 3 – “ER Day” – Dress up as a word that ends in “ER” –ex. Lobster, toddler, teacher, hamster, rooster, thermometer

    Thursday, October 4 – “Movie Day” – Dress up as your favorite movie character

    Friday, October 5 – “Orange & Black Day” –show your tiger spirit!  Face painting and tiger team apparel encouraged.

    Reminders and notes:

    -as the weather turns more fall like, please be sure to send your child to school with a jacket.  We go out for recess in the morning and some mornings it has been pretty chilly!

    Coming Up:

    Monday, October 8:

    -Columbus Day, no school

    Friday, October 26:

    -staff development day, no school for students

    Wednesday October 31:

    -Halloween party and parade