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Kindergarten Newsletter, November 16

The Thanksgiving Feast was a huge success!  The kids enjoyed this learning activity.  After making the food, praying and eating, we graphed our favorite feast food.  The pumpkin spice bars were the favorite.  For the recipe, click HERE!  Be sure to check out the pictures tab of our webpage to see pictures from the feast.

We are always graphing in kindergarten. For a fun Thanksgiving Tally activity, click HERE and print.  Which Thanksgiving foods does your family like to eat?

Next week:

  • Monday, November 19th: 4 piece chicken tenders
  • Tuesday, November 20th: 11:30 dismissal, P/T conferences begin.
  • Tuesday, November 20th: Thanksgiving prayer service led by 3rd grade.  The 3rd grade is asking all students to bring in an item for the SC food pantry.  We will bring those items to the altar at the start of the prayer service.

Reminders for next week:

  • The book fair will be open Sunday at 10am, Monday and Tuesday during conferences.  Please stop by!
  • Please be on time for your conference.  Each child is given a 10 minute slot.  If we need additional time, we would be more than happy to schedule another time to meet at a later date.
  •  We will go over assessments and discuss your child’s progress in the following areas for the 1st trimester:

 

Language Arts:

  • Letter/sound relationships
  • Letter recognition (upper/lower case)
  • High frequency words
  • Story comprehension
  • Identifies punctuation (? . !)
  • Recognizes and writes first name
  • Identifies rhyming words
  • Identifies beginning/middle/end sounds
  • Beginning writing skills (journaling)

Math

  • Number recognition
  • Rote counting
  • Counting by 10s
  • Patterning
  • Sorting
  • Counting (1-1 correspondence)
  • Graphing concepts
  • 2D shape identification

Religion:

  • Participation in discussion
  • Church behavior
  • Reciting of prayers (before meals, end of the day prayer, Hail Mary)

Science/Social Studies

  • Awareness of basic nutrition
  • Earth Science concepts (seasons, weather)

Social/Personal Development:

  • Interaction with other students
  • Interaction with teachers
  • Follows a 2 or 3 step instruction
  • Participation in classroom activities
  • Ability to stay on task
  • Fine motor skills
  • Gross motor skills (movement around the classroom/space awareness)

Questions to be addressed:

  • Are there areas in which my child needs help or seems to be less motivated? How are my child’s needs being addressed in school? What can be done at home?
  • What are my child’s strengths?
  • How does my child interact with other students? Other teachers?
  • How is my child’s classroom behavior? (sitting still, raising hand, ability to move about the room)
  • What are my child’s special interests in the classroom?
  • How does my child react when he/she makes a mistake?

Click HERE for a printable copy of  the above.