been another busy, but fun week in our class! In addition to
all of our classroom activities we completed our first NWEA
test on the computers. Kindergarten students will complete a
language arts test and a math test two more times this year.
working on and practicing classroom rules and expectations
this week. We all promised to follow our rules or face
the consequences. We used finger prints to stamp a class
friendship tree to put up on our rules board.
reading on Monday and Tuesday we read the book The
Seasonís of Arnoldís Apple Tree by Gail Gibbons. We
discussed the four seasons. We made a poster of the four
different ways an apple tree looks throughout the year.
letter of focus this week has been Aa. We did many apple
activities and we made a letter Aa book.
letters we learned to write this week are Gg and Qq. When we
learn to write letters for the first time we practice in the
air, in sand, on friendsí backs, with playdough, and then on
paper in our journals.
math we continue to practice counting by ones to 100 and
backwards from 20 to 0. We have finished learning to write
the numbers 0-10. This week we made a number book. We are
also practicing counting objects to match a number card.
so much for all the donations from my wish list! I really
appreciate the help. I have thought of a couple more things
I will need. I need newspapers, magazines and catalogues. I
am also in need of about 30-60 clothespins.
Friday in our cafeteria they offer slushies and ice cream
for $1.00. If your child would like to take part in this on
Fridayís please be sure they have money to purchase the item
of their choice. You can also have it charged to their lunch
account if you write a note to our kitchen staff granting
your child permission.
Homecoming game is Friday, October 11th. A letter
came home to you today informing you of our parade and
tailgate party. If you and your child will be joining us for
the parade please return the bottom portion of the letter so
we can get an idea of how many balloons and hotdogs we will
order came home to you today. If you would like to order
please send a check made out to Scholastic with the order
form filled out for the books you want. This order is due
next week Friday, Oct. 4th.
would like to put together a class list with phone numbers
so you can set up play dates. If you do not want your phone
number handed out to our classmates please let me know by
next week Friday.
(231) 889-5521 x438
to ask your child this week are the following:
you tell me the sound that Aa makes?
you count by 1ís up to 40?
you describe what an apple tree looks like during each
Mrs. Lyman's Class for 2013-2014