A Peek at Our Week

Dear Parents,

We have been oh so busy in our second week of Kindergarten!

This Thursday, we completed the lesson plan with our first Super Kid, Cass! Our class put their best writing forward when it came to forming the upper and lower case C. We hope that you were able to practice the form with your child during the week too! They all worked so hard and we are proud of their accomplishments, as we know writing our first letters can be a tough one at first!

The class continued to identify words with the /k/ sound and we added to our growing list of words. This is a fun activity for them, as they like to learn about unfamiliar words and what they mean. We’ve been impressed by their dedication coming up with the most unique one! We encourage you to find those unique words with your child. Sometimes Mrs. Barlow and I have to look them up just to be sure we’re spelling them correctly! Well done!

At the end of our lesson with Cass, we decided to follow one of her very own recipes in the back of the book and made orange popsicles! The class vote was split down the middle to make apple pops or orange pops, so Mrs. Barlow and I decided to mix both the juices together. Everyone took a turn stirring the mixture and we took a vote to see who thought the popsicles would be sweet or sour. It was a great treat for our Fabulous Fun Friday to enjoy our popsicles out on the picnic tables and guess what? The popsicles were sweet (and very delicious)! We hope that you all have a chance to make them together as a family too!

On Friday, we got to meet our next Super Kid, Oswald! He loves odd animals. We learned that he likes ostriches and ocelots. Did you know ocelots look like giant cats? They also live here in the United States- but mainly in Texas or southern Arizona. In the upcoming weeks, our class will focus on the letter o and the short o sound. Be on the lookout for interesting animals that start with the short o (/ah/) sound- like an octopus!

Our mathematicians were hard at work this week too learning how to sort by the same shape and same size, as well as sorting by color. The kids have really embraced this concept and we often see them sorting Legos, puzzle pieces, and pine cones out on recess. It’s such an awesome part of our day to see the children putting what they’ve learned into real-world applications. We’re so proud of them!

Next week we will be introducing social studies to our daily curriculum and we couldn’t be more excited! Exploration of cultures and historical figures is such an integral part of who we are and we are looking forward to teaching your child about the United States and our great Presidents!

Also, please remember that Parent Night is on Tuesday 8/28/2018 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Mrs. Siegelman and I will be going over the Super Kids curriculum, as well as other important aspects of your child’s learning, such as math, handwriting, and science. I hope to see you there!

Lastly, before I forget, the word of the week is: OSWALDERIE (another great tongue twister!)

With love,
Ms. Porto and Mrs. Barlow