Kindergarten 4 November Newsletter

Dear Parents,

Thank you for sharing your time with us during the Parent/Teacher conferences last Friday.  We were happy to be able to meet all of you. The first quarter went by so quickly.  Attending to children’s needs requires that we, as teachers, explore all areas of your child’s development. As we work to identify and improve these areas, we help to lay the foundation for their future success. That is why it is so important that parents and teachers work hand in hand to guide and nurture our students/children.

We have been spending a significant amount of time and effort working on “SELF-HELP and FINE MOTOR SKILLS”. The children are learning to get their own materials, gather their own things, clean up after themselves, as well as buttoning and zipping their own clothing. A feeling of accomplishment; “I can do it” goes a long way towards building good healthy habits.

Gaining control of their hand muscles is a very important goal for the children.  Children will continue practicing and improving their eye/hand coordination, writing strokes, cutting skills and putting together/takes apart multilink cubes. We will incorporate activities and projects that focus on the use of fine motor skills to strengthen the muscles in the children’s hands and fingers and to develop their coordination and general dexterity.

In Religion, we will be discussing the topic of Thanksgiving; its meaning and significance in our culture and as a special celebration with family and friends.

In Language Literacy, children will now be learning about Rhyming Words. We will challenge them to identify words that Rhyme – Words that have the same ending sound.  We will do this by using songs, nursery rhymes and poems, to help recognize rhyming words.  

In Mathematics, children will continue learning about their numbers, colors, shapes, measurements, such as tall, long, and short. Play with your child by comparing groups of objects of no more than 8 to 10 objects/group and use quantitative words to describe them, such as, (Which has more or less?). We will also introduce classifying objects or pictures according to sizes (small, medium, large or big).

Beginning November 4th, the K4’s are joining the Monday Morning Prayer at St. Peter’s Basilica. In the near future, our class will join the rest of the student body to attend the Wednesday morning Mass.

Please keep an appropriate change of clothes in your child’s backpack. With the change of weather, be sure that your child is dressed with a warm sweater or light jacket for outdoor activities.

Religion:

Thanksgiving

Language:

Letters – Ss — Ii — Dd — Cc

Rhyming Words

Mathematics:

Numbers —– Review numbers 1 thru7 — 8 eight —– 9 nine —- 10 ten —-  

                       Review numbers 1 thru 10

Colors —- Review Primary Colors —– Secondary Colors  

                  brown —– black —– white

Size – Small, Medium and Large —– More and Less

Important Dates to Remember:

November 11 – Monday – Early Dismissal 2:00 p.m.  ASP Available

November 22 – Friday – K4 Thanksgiving Feast at 9:45

November 27, 28 & 29 – Thanksgiving Break No School

Happy Thanksgiving!

Your K4 Team: Mrs. Pasco and Mrs. Robinson