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Monday, October 7, 2019

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October is here and we are so excited for what is to come in this fun month! Stay tuned for important information from Kindergarten!

 

Fall Conferences-Sign Up Reminder!

 

Fall conferences are held with your student’s homeroom teacher on Wednesday and Thursday (October 9 and 10) of next week! An email was sent out from me last week with the link to our first conferences. Please make sure to sign up for a spot that works best for your family. I can’t wait to see you all again! Please note, that while we love our kiddos, this is a chance to connect one on one with parents, so we kindly ask that they do not attend the conference with you. Also, if you are unable to come to the conference, please let us know as soon as possible, so that we may open the spot to another parent. Thank you!

 

Fall Season Calls for JACKETS!

 

We are so happy to have fall here, however, the mornings are getting chillier and the afternoons may also be this way! Please send your kiddos to school with a jacket to ensure they are nice and toasty at recess! 😊

 

Ability Group Movement

 

This week was our first week of Ability grouping and the kids are really starting to understand how the transition works. We are so excited to be able to get to know our new math or reading friends! Please be on the lookout for emails or letters from your student’s math or reading teacher to inform you about homework, expectations, and important information!

 

Count Day

 

Thank you so much for sending all of your kiddos to school for this important day! We greatly appreciate your support and communication!

 

Day of Awesomeness

 

We had such a fun time at our Day of Awesomeness. Thank you so much for participating in this school-wide fundraiser!

 

Original Works Art Projects

 

Your child will be coming home with an information flier about our Original Works art project in their blue folder. It's a big art fundraiser that supports the vast majority of our art supplies.  Families get the opportunity to purchase products featuring reproductions of their kiddos' work!  They come out SO COOL and arrive just in time to make amazing holiday gifts. Stay tuned for more information from Mr. See!

 

Pumpkin Patch

 

We are so excited about our first field trip to the pumpkin patch in Elizabeth!  This will take place on Tuesday October 22nd so please be sure to add this date to your calendar.  Stay tuned for more details as the date approaches! The field trip will be listed on the school store in October. We are even more excited because each student will have the opportunity to pick out a pumpkin to take home! Each class is able to have 5 chaperones, please stay tuned for an email from me with more information regarding interest and how to sign up to be a chaperone.

 

Save the Date: Fall Carnival 10/26, 2 - 5 pm

 

Mark your calendars for a fun family event full of games, balloon twisters, face painters, snacks, and this year. . . a Spooky Hallway! Costumes optional, more details to follow. As a volunteer-run event, we could also use some fun-spirited volunteers to help us. Take a look at the SignUp Genius for opportunities, or contact Krystal Augustini (krystal.augustini@gmail.com) with questions.

 

MB Fall Carnival volunteers

MB Fall Carnival Food Donations

 

Curriculum Update

 

Please read below for an update on what we are learning in each subject area.

 

Literacy -Spalding Phonograms (e, i) reading narrative (fiction) books and retelling them (characters, plot, setting, beginning, middle and end). In writing, we are focusing on finger spaces and complete sentences.

Math – Making a model to solve a problem and identifying and writing 0.

Science – Weather.  This week we are exploring weather patterns.

Character Building – Respect and Responsibility

 

Have a wonderful week,

 

Sincerely,

Kindergarten Team