Sunday, November 27, 2011

November 28th - December 2nd

Welcome back! I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving break. I know that I for one really enjoyed being around family, sleeping in, shopping, and helping Olive learn how to crawl (we are almost there!).
We have about three full weeks until winter break and our class is going to work really hard! Some of the kindergartners are reading and some are REALLY REALLY close! Please keep working with your child at home, it really does make a difference.

This week in reading we will...
  • Draw a "moon."
  • Learn all about "Woody Woodchuck." He makes the /oo/ sound as in book. 
  • Draw a "book."
This week in math we will...
  • Work on visualizing and telling addition and subtraction math stories
  • Show tens using pennies and number tiles
  • Practice writing 3, 4, and 5
  • Review graphing 
  • Learn the ABC pattern
Wow, that is a lot in math. We may not get to all of that, but it is better to over-plan than to under-plan.

In social studies we will also start exploring jobs in and around our community. Ms. Rusco set up a trip for the kindergartners to go visit the local fire department. We will be walking there on Tuesday and aiming to be there at 1:30. To prepare for our visit we are going to read some books about firefighters. We are also going to build and label a class fire engine.

We will also be visited by the counselor this week and Friday our nurse, Mrs. Wilcox, will be giving her final presentation about personal safety.