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Kindergarten 2

Our Classroom Helpers:
Mrs. Naumann M, Th
Mrs. Albrecht T, W
Jesus Time Language Math
The Bible tells us that God This week we will work on This week we will:
made the world and every- our routines and continue August 30, 2010
• Focus on the numerals 1
thing in it with His Al- our reading adventures with through 4 and what
mighty power. the Zoophonics characters Week 1
they represent
Genesis 1:1 God created allie alligator and bubba
• See how the numerals
(made out of nothing) the bear.
can help us learn about Special points of in-
heavens and the earth. This week we will: other math concepts terest:
• Talk about the parts of (telling time, length,
☺ Snack: one to eat and
We can be thankful that a book height, “some more”, one to drink
God gave us the world to • Learn and review the and “some went away”).
☺ 11:45 dismissal for half-
use. shapes and names of • Learn how to use the day students
allie and bubba math materials in the
☺ Lunch: pack what your
• Focus on the /a/ and / math center
We can praise God for His child may eat, pack more
love and power and show b/ sound just in case they get hun-
grier than expected
Him thanks by caring for • Explore literature and
the world He made. ask/answer comprehen- ☺ Thermos’ make a great
sion questions way to keep hot food hot

• Learn how to use the
reading materials in the Inside this issue:
Parent Homework 2

Child’s Homework 2

Music P.E. Social Studies/Science Collecting 2

Songs: Beginning of the Mrs. Crofts helps us with M, W: Travel to another coun-
Helpful Hints 3
year guidelines. Sing old developing our gross motor
and new songs. skills on Tuesdays and T, Th: How do we learn? How do
we share? How do we feel? Family Meals 3
F: a.m. Scholastic News
Concepts: Listen for High F: p.m. Play a game, follow di- Resources for Ed. 3
and Low tones rections, continuation of multi-
cultural activity as needed. Calendar 3
Parent Homework crackers, cheese sticks, bananas, your concerns. If we share them,
If you have not done so already, please apples (I have an apple cutter), pea- we can work on them together.
label and bring: nut butter and crackers, carrots • Talk to me briefly in the morning to
and dip, yogurt, half a sandwich, give others time to share last
• Paint shirt (dad’s old work shirt or
and a juice or milk or water. thoughts.
a large t-shirt)
• Please try 200 calories with about • Lunch will begin at 11:40.
• Earthquake kit
20 grams of sugar if it is a pack-
• A change of clothes • Half day children will be ready for
aged item.
pick up around 11:45.
• School Supplies • Save cupcakes, brownies, and cake
• If children are not picked up right
Other for lunch treats after they have
away, they will go to homeroom by
eaten the main meal.
• Plan time to talk with your child. approximately 11:50 or 3:05 de-
• Email me with any question or pending if they are full time or part
• Plan an early bedtime.
thought lschleuse- time.
• Plan for a good breakfast. Include
protein. • Let me know if your child had a
• Catch me after 3:10 if you need to rough night and couldn’t sleep.
• Snack items can include cheese and talk to me. I am happy to listen to

Homework for Your Child
Read two books to your child everyday. Trace 1,2,3,and 4 in dried jello, sand, or Count regularly. Set the table, “We
Give them the one on one time they glitter. need 4 plates, knives, spoons, and
need with you. forks.” How many napkins do we need?
Practice counting to 10 or 20 or 30 or
Take all the change out of your
50 or 100. Consider what your child is
pocket and let your youngsters sort it. ready for and challenge them a little
Look for /a/ and /b/ pictures. Cut Then, show them how to count it out. more.
them out, glue onto paper, and bring
How much change will make a dollar?
them to school. Include your name.

Have your child get used to counting.

Collecting My Child is 5
Box Tops for Educational Supplies Our dress up area needs a few items 5 is active, concerned, and thinking --
to give the children options for work that’s what your child is. They sense
Coke Rewards for School Supplies
time. they are growing up and seem to like it.
Paper towel tubes Activities with action are important.
Career-suit coat (men’s or
Keys Stories are good if there is repetition.
women’s), brief case, tie, glasses,
They are interested in individual and
Old magazines to look for: hats, tool belts, plastic tools, other
group projects. They are using their
People Dresses, skirts, tops, jewelry words instead of the bodies to express
Words Other– building plans, child’s feelings. Since they are growing fast,
size clothes rack rest, healthy food, and quiet play time
is important.

August 30, 2010 Page 2
Helpful Hints from “Resources for Education”
Make time bread). The carbohydrates boost energy frozen waffle. Put sliced strawberries
and help your child jump-start his day, and strawberry yogurt on it. Put slices
Set the alarm to allow 10–15 unhurried
while the protein keeps his body going of strawberries around the edge and fill
minutes for breakfast. Suggest several
strong until lunchtime or snack. with a handful of blueberries. Serve
healthy breakfast items, and let your
with a side of low-fat flavored cottage
child choose. Tip: If your youngster Make it kid-friendly
doesn’t like to make decisions first cheese or yogurt.
These quick breakfasts are sure to bring
thing in the morning, give him breakfast an early morning smile to your young-
choices the night before. Give him ster’s face:
healthy options if he chooses something
like donuts. Use that a treat with his Egg in a Basket: Cover a frying pan
lunch or eat half a donut after having a with no-fat cooking spray. Tear a hole
good breakfast. out of a slice of whole wheat
bread, put the slice in the pan, and
Make it healthy
crack an egg into the hole. Cook two
Give your child a mix of protein (such
minutes, flip, and cook until the egg is
as milk, eggs, cheese, or meat) and car-
set and lightly browned.
bohydrates (whole-grain cereal, fruit, or
whole wheat Waffle Wonder: Toast a whole-grain

Family Meals from “Resources for Education”
Do your kids rush through dinner and ing the day. That includes you, too. You table, taking turns calling out another
bolt from the table? Try these ideas to might mention something you read in well-known person or character with
build quality family time into your din- the newspaper or learned about at work. the same first or last name
ner hour. If your child forgets, use the newsletter
to help you give an introduction. Show (Curious George, George Washington,
Keep the conversation light. Focus on George Washington Carver).
the events of the day or fun weekend me allie alligator’s action. Tell me
plans ahead. Of course, praising your about something God made. How did
children for a job well done at school or he do it?
home is always welcome! Play a game. Try the “name game.”
Take turns. Ask each person to tell one Start with the name of someone famous
interesting thing he or she learned dur- (George Washington). Go around the

Parent to Parent from “Resources for Education”
My daughter Amy always seemed to be that Amy is especially “wired” when Teamwork
“bouncing off the walls”— at home, at she’s overtired, so I make sure she gets Ask her to stuff pillows into the cases
school, just about everywhere. I didn’t plenty of sleep. The difference these while you put the bed together. Ask
know what to do. Since my sister’s son changes have made to her behavior is him to wipe the windows on the sliding
is also very active, I asked her for some wonderful — and I’m calmer, too! doors after you spray. They will see
advice. She suggested that Amy get as Be A Helper that working together is a job done! If
much exercise as possible. So, we try to she makes a mistake, let it go. At her
go for a walk or play in the park almost Helping others can be a real confidence
booster for a child. From household age it’s good to develop an attitude of
every day. On other days, Amy rides helping. That’s more important than
her bike or plays running games with chores to spontaneous favors, being
helpful can teach your child about liv- being perfect.
the other kids on our block. I’ve noticed
ing in a community, the family.

August 30, 2010 Page 3
Our Classroom Helpers:
Mrs. Naumann M, Th
Mrs. Albrecht T, W

Apostles Lutheran School
5828 Santa Teresa Blvd. August to September
San Jose, CA 95123
Sunday, August 29 4 p.m. Opening Service
Monday, August 30 Welcome Back To School Breakfast
School Phone: 408-578-4800
Monday, Sept. 6 No School
Miss S:
School & Church: Wednesday, Sept. 15 School Pictures
WELS (church group) website: Fundraising at Chevy’s 5-9 p.m.Monday, Sept. 6 No School
Wednesday, Sept. 15 School Pictures
Fundraising at Chevy’s 5-9 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 24 Collaboration Day 11:45 dismissal FOR ALL
Sunday, Sept. 26 Children Sing
r blog at
Look for ou Children will practice at 8:30 a.m. in the K2 classroom.
http//: m Parents wait outside of the classroom door until practice is over.
After practice, parents will take children to church to sit with them
until we sing. Pastor will invite the children of K1-K2 up front to
Afterwards, children will sit with parents.

Yeah! The first day is here! What an 11:45 a.m. early dismissal for half-day
Monday: arrive at 8:00
exciting time!!! When you arrive, take 3:00 dismissal for full time
pictures, play with your child, be Child puts book bag and lunch box in
cubby. Child plays with new friends. Thursday: arrive at 8:00
ready to leave by 8:25 to help us be-
8:25 Door closes P.E. wear running shoes
gin the day. If tears occur, that’s
normal. I know just what to do, so 8:30 Day begins Dismissal at 3:00 p.m.
leave your child to me. Children easily Friday: arrive at 8:00
11:45 a.m. pick-up for half-day, parents
forget why they are sad once other wait outside Chapel money placed in basket by the
items entertain them. Leave sooner door.
3:00 p.m. pick-up for full day, parents
than later. Lingering by the door
wait outside Half-day dismissal at 11:45 a.m.
doesn’t help you either. Children can
All children will go to homeroom if the Full-day Dismissal at 3:00 p.m.
sense if a parent is near, so find a
friend to divert your attention, go to parent has not picked them up.
the Welcome Back To School Break- Tuesday: arrive at 8:00
fast, and enjoy your day. I will give P.E. wear running shoes
you a call to let you know how we are Dismissal at 3:00
Wednesday: arrive at 8:00
See you soon!
Milk Order Money and form are due
Miss S. today.