Weekly Letters from Silver Door Kindergarten

Silver Door Kindergarten Weekly Letter October 20, 2017

Dear Parents of Kindergarten Students,

This week the students started learning about action words which are also called verbs. The students learned that in a sentence we can have a noun. Parents please encourage your students at home to sound out words and write the letters they hear for each word. The students have been learning how tools help us explore. This week we read the story “The Handiest Things In The World.” The students learned this story was INFORMATIONAL and the events that happen in the story are real. We also read the tale from Japan, “Timimoto.” This tale is about a boy who is as big as an adults middle finger. He leaves home to explore the world and is given tools by his parents. He uses the tools to help defeat a frog that tries to eat him and a night giant that also tried to eat him. He saves the village and the Giant never returns to the village again. Our letter of the week was the letter “Pp.” A round of applause is needed to celebrate that everyone did amazingly on their spelling test!

In math, we concluded Chapter Three! Everyone did amazingly on the test. Next week we will begin working on Chapter Four which will introduce the number “ten.” The students will learn how to find ways to make ten using cubes!

During soccer we warmed up with an obstacle course in the field. Then the students played Traffic Lights and lastly played a game taking turns being goalie and kicker.

We had a great time on our field trip to the Pumpkin Patch! It was a great way to encourage learning about pumpkins that we have been doing during Science.

On Friday, October 27, 2017 there is a Teacher Planning Day. It’ll be a non-instructional day and will not affect your students attendance if they do not attend school.

Have a great weekend,
Mrs. Angie

 

Silver Door K Weekly Letter October 13, 2017

Dear Parents of Kindergarten Students,

This week the students concluded their learning about nouns – a naming word that names a person, place, thing, or animal. The students began working on writing sentences that include a noun and something to describe the noun. Parents please encourage your students at home to sound out words and write the letters they hear for each word. The students have been learning about their five SENSES and how we can use them to EXPLORE. We read the story, “Senses at the Seashore.” The students learned this story Was INFORMATIONAL and the events that happen in the story are real. Our letter of the week was the letter “Ss.”
A round of applause is needed to celebrate that everyone did amazingly on their spelling test!

In math we focused on the numbers eight and nine. Our test is scheduled for next week Thursday! Next week the sight words will include the numbers we have been learning about

During soccer we warmed up with an obstacle course in the field. Then the students will played traffic lights and lastly played a game taking turns being goalie and kicker.

In music the students continued learning about different vocal pitches and ranges. Each child had a chance to sing notes with Mr. Brandon

Reminder: Next Friday, October 20, 2017 is our first field trip to the Pumpkin Patch!

Have a great weekend,
Mrs. Angie

 

Silver Door Kindergarten Weekly Letter October 6, 2017

Dear Parents of Kindergarten Students,

This week the students continued learning about nouns – a naming word that names a person, place or thing. This week however we learned that an ANIMAL is also a noun. We have been talking about different ways that baby animals move. We learned that MOVEMENT is how something or someone can get from place to place. We read the stories, “Pouch” and “The Tortoise and the Hare.” We learned that in both stories the characters go on an ADVENTURE, which we learned is going someplace new. We learned that going on an adventure is EXCITING, which we learned is a feeling we get when we are going to do something we like or that it is new. The students also learned about the words ARRIVED and EXHAUSTED. These words are the vocabulary words we see and hear in the stories. Our letter of the week was the letter “Aa.” This week I introduced a few spelling words to the students. The students were excited to learn new words. As this is our first spelling test I have decided to give the students time to practice the words this weekend and the test will be given on Monday October 9th, 2017.

In math we focused on the numbers six and seven. We are taking our time going through this chapter because it is going through the different ways to have two numbers make up the sum of six or seven. We will be doing this for the number eight and nine as well. I am confident that with the extra time we are taking the students will excel on their chapter three test!

During soccer we warmed up with a game of On the River but it was interrupted by a little bit of rain therefore we had to relocate to the front of the school. After we continued playing a game of Traffic Lights and What’s the Time Mr. Wolf?

In music the students continued learning about different vocal pitches and ranges. This week we had our own Leilani Brice compose a song that the students sang as an introduction to the class.

Reminder: Next Friday, October 13th, 2017 our classroom is set to take our school pictures. Your student may come dressed in any clothing but MUST bring their uniform in their book bags to change afterwards.

Have a great weekend,

Mrs. Angie

 

Silver Door K Weekly Letter September 29, 2017

Dear Parents of Kindergarten Students,

I wanted to ask if you could send a sweater for your child in their book bag. Sometimes they are not able to concentrate because they are cold in the classroom.

This week we have shifted gears and began learning about nouns – a naming word that names a person, place or thing. The students also learned about sequence of events in a story, setting, and characters. The students focused on how we can get along with new friend while keeping our old friends. We read the stories, “What about Bear?” and “The Lion And The Mouse” Both stories are fiction because the animals do not talk in real life. We learned that in both stories the animals find friendships with different animals that they did not think would be friends. We learned the words rescue, escape, grasped, problem, and friend. These words are the vocabulary words we see and hear in the stories. Our letter of the week was the letter “Mm.” Next week I want to introduce a few spelling words as we will begin learning about the vowel sound of SHORT “a.”

In math we focused on same numbers, greater than, less than. We compared greater and less values by counting objects and making the observation that some numbers have greater or less value. The higher we count the greater the number is the conclusion we came up with. The students took their Chapter Two test on Friday and did a great job! Next we will begin Chapter Three which will focus on the numbers six through nine.

During soccer we warmed up with a game of On the River, then we did an obstacle course down the field, and played Stuck on the Mud.

In music we learned about different vocal pitches and ranges. Mr. Brandon practiced singing notes that made the students sing high and low using hand signals.

Parents remember that on Monday it is a Teacher Planning Day. It will be a non-instructional day and if your child is absent it will not count against them.

Have a great weekend,
Mrs. Angie

 

Silver Door Kindergarten September 22, 2017

Dear Parents of Kindergarten Silver Door,

First I would like to welcome everyone back! I was thrilled to see all the students return and hear that their homes and families are all safe after Hurricane Irma. This week was used as a week to catch up to all the work that was interrupted by the days we had to take off.

During Language Arts and Reading we concluded going over the alphabet and practiced reading stories that had our Sight Words incorporated into the stories. This week our Essential Question was, “what can you do to help others?”. The students discussed the ways they helped get the house ready for the Hurricane and also discussed how they helped around the house after the Hurricane. As the week progressed the students began discussing the ways we can help one another at school. We made a word web on the ways we help in school. On Friday we had our first sight word test! The students did a great job reading the words.

During Math, because we concluded chapter one before we had to leave school for the Hurricane, the material for the week was a review of what we had already learned. The students did not have a problem picking up right where they left off. We took Monday and Tuesday to work on areas that still seemed confusing to the students. On Wednesday we took our math test! I am very proud of the results of the test. You can see their grades located in their binders in one of the sheet protectors labeled “Test Scores.” There it will give you the letter grade they earned and how ever many they missed.

During science this week learned about the weather and seasons. The students discussed the different weather patterns that come with the seasons. We observed that in Miami we do not get to see all the seasons like we would if we lived somewhere different, but that does not mean the seasons do not exist. We looked at pictures that described the four seasons and discussed how there is specific clothing for each season. The students found it funny that in Miami we get to wear sandals or crocs all year long while in other places they have to wear snow boots!

In soccer class with Coach Eric we warmed up by playing a game of Traffic Lights and On The River. Later, we played Stuck In The Mud using the soccer balls and finished off by playing Pokemon Go.

Have a great weekend,

Mrs. Angie

 

Silver Door Kindergarten Weekly Letter September 1, 2017

Dear Parents of Silver Door Kindergarten Students,

The second week of school ran a lot smoother now that the students are more accustomed to the routine of the classroom. This week the students have also had a chance to go into the playground in the field! Thankfully we have had wonderful weather and we were able to enjoy it.

This week in Language Arts we have been reviewing the Letter /Gg-Pp/. The children did many activities using these letters such as crafts, group work and work in their practice books. As well, we read a story about animals in a park that do different activities that begin with each letter of the alphabet.

During Reading we continued focusing on our families! This was great because it also tied in with what we are doing in Social Studies. We discussed: “What are things that we do with our families?” “What places do we go with our families?” We also read FICITION stories which are stories that are not real, but can teach us a lesson. We read Tikki Tikki Tembo. This story is about two brothers from China. The younger brothers name is Chang and the older brothers name is Tikki Tikki Tembo Nosa Rembo Chari Bari ruchi pip peri pembo. Their mother warns the boys not to play near the well but Chang falls in and he is rescued fast, but with Tikki Tikki Tembo falls in, it takes longer because his name is so long and it takes time to say it. We learned that we have to listen to our parents and that we are all special even if our names are different. The students had a chance to retell the story in their own words and draw a picture of their favorite part. We learned that stories have a beginning, middle and end.

In math, the students continued learning about the number one through five. This week we used counters (which are shown as circles) they are red and yellow. The children also learned about how to make five using two different numbers. We also learned about putting numbers in older from least to greatest. Our math test has been scheduled for September 8th, 2017.

During soccer the students learned about going through obstacle courses to warm up. We also practiced our dribbling (kicking the ball) into the goal. At the end we divided the students into two teams and had them race each other by jumping over small hurdles and ending with dribbling the ball into a goal.

Have a great long weekend,

Mrs. Angie