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Our Classroom Helpers:

Jesus Time
God Gives Food to His People This week we will see how God provides for His people. The Israelites thought they would have been better off in Egypt.

This week in Reading and Writing we will: Focus on the sounds /u/ as in Umber umbrella bird, /v/ as in Vincent vampire bat


Mrs. Naumann Mrs. Albrecht

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www.starfall to do a reading sound review Write words that show more than one using –s

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Draw Umber and Vincent Review Captain Capital A-V ABC order through V Listen for the sounds in words, beginning, middle, end Read words with u, v sounds Read our another story. Follow the words with our finger under the

This week we will:

Special points of interest:
• We are reading predictable texts that make it easier to memorize for the beginning reader. It helps build confidence. We have readers who are good at blending sounds.

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Write numerals 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 Order numerals 1-10 Count by 5’s and 6’s Adding stories with 6

The Fourth Petition Give us this day our daily bread.

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Inside this issue:
Parent Homework Child’s Homework 2 2 2 4

Songs: practice songs for the Fall Musical Introduction (K1-K2 on October 29 7 p.m.) Concepts: Rossini, staff, notes in spaces and lines Friday: move to the beat

P.E. Please wear comfortable shoes for running. Social St/Sci
M, W: Travel to another

Social Studies/Science T, Th: how water moves, water can be a liquid, solid, gas F: a.m. Scholastic News

Collecting Calendar

country, Italy, review continents

Parent Homework Other
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Review your child’s homework. Read two books to your child each night Keep an early bedtime
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Include protein in your child’s breakfast for a longer lasting supply of energy Save donuts for a special treat instead of breakfast Save pop or soda for

special treats at home

Homework to Do With Your Child
Read books to your child everyday.
Phonics game or activity or go hunting for vowel sounds a (Allie), e (elephant), i(inchworm), o (Olive), u (Umber Umbrella bird). When you hear the sound clap your hands. Tell an adding story with 6’s See if you child can count by 5’s and 6’s for you. If not, count with them until 50 or 60.


Look for the sight

words: in, the, The, and, is, are, and, A, can, I, we, WE. Circle these words if you see them in a magazine or newspaper.

dishwasher). The children do a good job of participating in our classroom community. That involves helping, cleaning, and using words to solve problems


count 6 pennies

Identify other coins

Thursday: Play a game or work on a family project (fold towels, bundle socks, put away dishes from the

For the School: Place these items in the little wooden basket by the door. Box Tops for Educational Supplies Coke Rewards for School

Used Book Fair
We are beginning to collect used soft and hard cover books for our book fair in November. Drop your books off in the box outside of the classroom.

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Helpful Hints from “Resources for Education”
Telling the truth Q: For the third time this week, my child told a lie. They weren’t big ones, but how can I get her to stop? Why is she doing this? A: Youngsters have vivid imaginations and are learning the difference between fantasy and fact. Talk with your daughter about what’s real and what isn’t. “Do talking purple dinosaurs really exist? Let’s look up dinosaurs in the encyclopedia and find out.” Kids also lie to avoid embarrassment. Confronting your child about eating a cookie without permission may prompt her to say a monster ate it. Remind her to tell the truth, even if she’s done something she shouldn’t. “It’s fun to pretend there are monsters, but they aren’t real. What is our rule about having snacks before dinner?” Pointing out when your youngster tells the truth will help build honest

behavior. Write down when she admits to doing something wrong or tells you about what she has done before you are aware of it. Review the list with her, and tell her you’re proud of her honesty. ♥

Family Games from “Resources for Education”

Waiting games
Waiting has become a part of our everyday lives. The next time you hear, “How much longer?” try one of these ideas to occupy your children: Play word games. Start with a simple word like up, and take turns thinking of opposites or alternative words.

Examples: up, down, left, right. Take all the change out of your pocket and let your youngsters sort it. Then, show them how to count it out. Count the pennies. Look at the coins. One side is called the head, it has the head of a former president. The other side is called tails. Play a game and have your child call heads or tails. You flip the coin and have them call it.

Practice counting. If your child can count to 100, count by 10’s. Say each number and ask them to repeat it after you. Try an alphabet search. One person finds an object that begins with the letter a. The next person finds something beginning with b, and so on.

Learning Guidelines from “Resources for Education”
When parents get involved in learning, kids are more successful. Help your youngsters get off to a good start in school by creating habits like these at home: • Make time each day to look over school papers with your youngsters. Be on the lookout for notes from their teachers, and mark important dates on the calendar. • Sharing at dinnertime is helpful. “I see that you have Gordo gorilla
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(peeling a banana) and Honey horse (galloping). Show the action that they do. Tell me the sound that Gordo and Honey say.

Limit time on electronic game devices. Try to give equal time to developing vocabulary or playing outside.

My daughter Amy always seemed to be “bouncing off the walls”— at home, at school, just about everywhere. I didn’t know what to do. Since my

sister’s son is also very active, I asked her for some advice. She suggested that Amy get as much exercise as possible. So, we try to go for a walk or play in the park almost ever y day. On other days, Amy rides her bike or plays running games with the other kids on our block. I’ve noticed that Amy is especially “wired” when she’s overtired, so I make sure she gets plenty of sleep. The difference these changes have made to her behavior is wonderful — and I’m calmer, too!
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Our Classroom Helpers: Mrs. Naumann M, Th Mrs. Albrecht T, W

Apostles Lutheran School 5828 Santa Teresa Blvd. San Jose, CA 95123 School Phone: 408-578-4800 Miss S: School & Church: WELS (church group) website:

Calendar Items Tuesday, Nov. 9 California Pizza Kitchen Fundraiser Wednesday, Nov. 10 How to Do Reading Homework 3:30-4:00 and 5:30-6:00 (email your preference time to me) Tuesday-Thursday, Nov. 16-18 Parent/Teacher Consultation Saturday, Nov. 20
Kindergarten Open House for families who might be interested in attending next year

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Sunday, Nov. 21 Kindergarten Sings in the 11;15 Service 11:00 practice to review the song in the Kindergarten room Parents may wait outside of the room until we are done practicing, then proceed into church for the service.

Monday: arrive after 8:00 Half-day at 11:45 Full Day 3:00 Review folder Tuesday: arrive after 8:00 Full Day P.E. wear running shoes Dismissal at 3:00 Wednesday: arrive after 8:00 Half-day at 11:45 Full day 3:00 Thursday: arrive after 8:00 Full day 3:00 Friday: arrive after 8:00 Chapel money may be brought in the envelope. Return folder. 11:45 Half-day 3:00 Full day