November Reading Goal: Produce all letter sounds when shown a letter, including ch, sh & th November Math Goal: Name and Describe 2D shapes Students who achieve November Goals will be honored at the end of the month
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Thanksgiving Feast: We will enjoy a Thanksgiving Feast on Tuesday, November 21st for lunch. Each child will need to bring following items by November 17th. Mrs. Conran and Mrs. Caya are supplying the turkeys & potatoes. If you have questions or concerns about your items, please ask your classroom teacher. We will need lots of helpers on this day to serve the meal and clean up afterwards. The times will be 10am – 12:00pm. Please let us know if you can help. We will only be able to hold this event if we get 6 or more volunteers. See below.
Please make sure that your child arrives at school with shoes that are tied each day. Double knots work best! Writing We are continuing to work on writing facts and stories. Our goal for November is to write 3-sentence pieces with easily decoded words. Here is an example using sound spelling: I went to see my grama. We mad cookes. We had fun. Learning Target: I can write using sound spelling. Practice writing often at home.
Attendance Challenge Each month, the Grant offers an attendance challenge. The classroom or grade level that has the highest percentage of attendance receives a party of some kind (pizza, bingo, movie). Kindergarten did not win in October, but we are striving to win in November. To win, we need everyone at school, on time, each day (with no early sign-outs). As always, if your child is ill, they should stay home and rest. *If you arrive late to school, you must come in through the front door and get a tardy slip. Otherwise, no lunch will be ordered, and your child will be marked absent.
Phonics: We have a wide range of expertise with letters, sounds and words at this time. Students have many opportunities to work at their own levels in this area. To help you understand the order of learning, students usually become word masters in this order:
identifying letters by naming them when they are shown in random order (52 letter plus typeset g and a)
producing correct letter sounds when shown a letter
using beginning sounds of words to read predictable text or label
using letter sounds to read and write new words
You can support your child through these levels with extra practice at home that fits your child’s needs.
Shapes: Students should be able to name and describe: circle, square, triangle, rectangle and hexagon. To describe, students will tell the number of sides and vertices (corners). For rectangle, they should be able to describe 2 long sides and 2 short sides and 4 vertices.