Welcome back to school after a nice long break over Thanksgiving! From your child’s conversations, it sounded like everyone had a busy and fun weekend, picking apples, travelling and playing outside!
Pumpkins: We have been focusing on learning about pumpkins. We’ve learned about how God designed pumpkins to grow and the various stages it goes through. We examined the sizes and shapes of a variety of pumpkins and gourds, and we have created “I WONDER…” bulletin board outside our classroom. I love how they each asked “Mr. Pumpkin” a question. By the time we go on our field trip, you will have a little pumpkin expert on your hands! Next week we will learn the parts of a pumpkin and play a pumpkin game about the stem, shell, tendril, flesh, pulp, and seed. We have started using iPads to help us learn more about letters and sounds during our table stations. The App we have been using is called “Endless Alphabet”.
Numeracy: Students have started to learn about patterns, practicing and noticing them in our environment. They have been making different patterns (ie. ABABA, AABBAABB) by using Fall manipulatives.
Core Competency Self-Reflection: students have been practicing core competencies in their work and play. In particular, students have worked on their communication skill of listening to others and sharing ideas. Other specific facets of core competencies we will focus on include: Thinking – explaining your ideas, problem solving. Personal/ Social skills – knowing that others are different than myself.
Field Trip: Our field trip is on Monday. Please refer to the consent form and the email sent to you for information. Thank you!
Literacy Night: On October 24th at 7PM, we will be hosting literacy night for Kindergarten parents at RCS. Please come and hear about our home reading program, ways to help and support your child in this journey of reading, and things we are doing here at school to help your child with literacy. This event is for adults only.
October Special Friend Theme: pumpkins, fall, numbers, patterns, Noah. When it is your child’s turn to be the Special Friend, help them pick something to do with any of the themes to share. Ideas might include: squashes, pumpkins, pine cones, something striped or dotted, animals, etc. Or, they may bring something they made. Please keep toys at home!
Parent Teacher Conference: Just a note that parent teacher conferences are right around the corner! They will be on Monday, October 28th from 3:15 to 6PM, and on Tuesday, October 29th from 12-8PM. There will be NO SCHOOL on Tuesday, October 29th.
- For our class to join in on “group plans” so that we act as a cohesive whole. We read the story “Group Plan” in class and have been using that language to help students think of being a class together, doing one activity together.
- For relationships with peers and teachers to continue establishing in a strong and secure manner.
- For the upcoming parent-teacher conferences that it may be a beneficial and productive time to touch base about the students’ development.