Kindergarten Update- Revised

Dear Parents, October 22,2021

Thank you to our room mothers Gina Bustos and Julianne Garcia for assisting us in our Harvest Day festivities as well as other parents who provided snacks and pumpkins and the makings of a wonderful photo background. We couldn’t have done it without you! The students enjoyed a virtual pumpkin patch and created frames for their pumpkin patch photos as well as  visiting with their 8th grade Buddies. 

We are noticing that students are having some difficulty in the formation of their letters. They need to practice writing their names with a capital letter  at the beginning and all lower case letters after that. Students should be using the lines on the paper to guide them in the size of their letters.If they are able to write their first name, they may begin to practice their last names.

Students are beginning to familiarize themselves with the routines of Lexia, and Seesaw on the IPADs. They will do this twice a week in class.Please continue to allow your child  to familiarize themselves at home with these Apps. In November we will provide more information on the next steps of Technology.

Please talk with you child about keeping a safe distance from each other. Students need to keep hands to themselves- NO TOUCHING. Also, there should be no touching of others’ masks;  masks must stay on except when eating.Some children are having masks slip down under their noses. Please be sure that your child’s mask fits securely for the safety of all.

Don’t forget to return your child Homework folder ( yellow)  with the appropriate sign up sheets (if you have not done so already.) November Homework will go out on November 1st and should be returned on Monday, November 15th.

Next week we will celebrate Halloween on Friday, October 29th. Remember it is a minimum


Here is the schedule for Halloween Day:

8:00- Students may wear their costumes to school. The school  will have a Halloween parade around our neighborhood .

8:45 Arrive back to school, Morning Routines, Unpack,etc.

9:00- Halloween Fun Craft  

10:10- Halloween Snack, Recess and Playtime

10:45- Pack up

11:00-11:30 Halloween Carnival with 8th Grade Buddies, sponsored by Student Council- ( No money needed)

11:30- Halloween Coloring Pages

12:00- Dismissal

The SuperKid for next week is Samantha F. Thank you to Gunnar for sharing his things.

What’s Happening in the Classroom?

ELA/ SuperKids/ Writing- Introduce SuperKid Lily, identify Ll, identify initial l, associate picture names with l, listen for details in a song, identify final l, encode for final l, ass ociate final dd with d,ss with s, ll with l, blend sounds to decode words, draw conclusions from pictures,follow oral directions, label Halloween picture, build a sentence

Math.-Interactive Notebook Compare to 5, matching sets to numerals

           Work Places- Unifix Cubes, Pattern Blocks, Polydrons, Geoboards

Religion- Zones of Regulation, We Care, Jesus Lived in a Family, Meditation

Science/ Social Studies-Pumpkins

Looking Ahead

Friday, October 29th –Halloween Parade, Carnival, Activities, Minimum Day

Monday, November 1st- All Saints Day Prayer Service-( See Ms. Thomas’s  Weekly Newsletter for information)

Wednesday, November 10th- Minimum Day- Noon Dismissal

Thursday, November 11th- No School Veterans Day Holiday

Have a safe and fun Halloween. Mrs. Foster and Mrs. Halkias

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