September 13, 2019 – Kindergarten Teacher’s Notes
We had our first Lunch Bunch—and it was a great success!! The children in Kindergarten, First, and Second grades really enjoy doing this. We hope to do this lunch once a month, with different menus. If the cost of the lunch is ever a factor for your family, please let me know. I’d like all children to participate if they wish and would be happy to cover the cost.
This week we focused on the letter Oo. It is a special letter of the alphabet because it is a vowel and has two sounds–/short o/ as in octopus and /long o/ as in open. When your child practices at home, make sure the paper is in the right position with the corner point down, the pencil is being held correctly, and the letters start at the top. So many things to remember! Soon it will become a new, learned behavior. We began the letter Gg on Friday, focusing on the hard /g/ sound as in goat. Ask your child how many letters are in the alphabet!
We had our first math test! With this test, we also learned how to take a test, marking in the little circles for the correct answer. If your child missed any answers or cannot write the numerals 1-5, please practice these skills at home until they are mastered. We are moving on to new material. (Things move a lot faster in Kindergarten, don’t they?)
In Social Studies we learned about responsibility. After we have completed each lesson, I read the test to each child individually. This is a way for the child to learn to take a test without any stress. In science we worked on sorting and measuring skills. A good place to practice measuring is in the bathtub! Give your child some plastic measuring cups and measure together. How much water fits in each cup? How many 1/3 cups will fill up the 1 cup?
*Amazing Discovery* Why does a candle stay lit? Why does it go out? Ask your child!
It was our first real turn in the garden. Find out what we did by asking your child.