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Junior Kindergarten October 30, 2020

 

Happy Halloween weekend! We had a great time celebrating Halloween in our classroom! The trunk parade was wonderful! Thank you to all the families that joined us!

Next week will bring us into a month of gratefulness! We are blessed and lucky with the gifts God has given us!

Religion: This month Thanksgiving will be our main focus. Discuss all the good things in YOUR life. When we just pause and look around, our blessings  are countless!  One of our classroom sayings is, “When you see good….you see God!”

Literacy: Our letters this week in Jolly Phonics are /z/ and /w/.  Please continue to play those word games, rhyming words and sounds at the beginning of words. Hearing sounds is the first step to seeing, reading and writing words! The best practice is to read early and often with and to your child. Some of the best books have a predicable story line and books with rhyming words. Dr. Seuss really knocks that out of the park! Children also love the Elephant and Piggie series by Mo Willems. These books have high interest level in the stories, but any topic that is of interest to your child will work! Of course, good old Pete the Cat is always a winner!

Math: Counting and number recognition is always a focus! Memory games are great ways to build on a child’s visual memory. Concentration and focus are required for this fun family game. The whole idea of NOT always winning is really hard for young children, but a life skill to learn early!

Science/Social Studies: Discussions on the very first Thanksgiving touch on diversity. All backgrounds and ethnicities bring so much to the “table!” The contributions to our American culture is what makes our country great. We will look at how these different cultures came together to celebrate new life and friendship.

Have a SPOOK-tacular Halloween weekend!

The JK Team