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Kindergarten 2

Our Classroom Helpers:

Jesus Time
The Bible tells us that God made the world and everything in it with His Almighty power. Genesis 1:1 God created (made out of nothing) the heavens and the earth. We can be thankful that God gave us the world to use. We can praise God for His love and power and show Him thanks by caring for the world He made.

This week we will work on our routines and continue our reading adventures with the Zoophonics characters allie alligator and bubba bear. This week we will: Talk about the parts of a book Learn and review the shapes and names of allie and bubba Focus on the /a/ and / b/ sound Explore literature and ask/answer comprehension questions Learn how to use the reading materials in the center

This week we will:

Mrs. Naumann Mrs. Albrecht

M, Th T, W

Focus on the numerals 1 through 4 and what they represent See how the numerals can help us learn about other math concepts (telling time, length, height, “some more”, and “some went away”). Learn how to use the math materials in the math center

August 30, 2010 Week 1

Special points of interest:
☺ Snack: one to eat and one to drink ☺ 11:45 dismissal for halfday students ☺ Lunch: pack what your child may eat, pack more just in case they get hungrier than expected ☺ Thermos’ make a great way to keep hot food hot

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Inside this issue:
Parent Homework Child’s Homework 2 2 2 3 3 3 3

Songs: Beginning of the year guidelines. Sing old and new songs. Concepts: Listen for High and Low tones

Mrs. Crofts helps us with developing our gross motor skills on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Social Studies/Science
M, W: Travel to another country. T, Th: How do we learn? How do we share? How do we feel? F: a.m. Scholastic News

Collecting Helpful Hints Family Meals Resources for Ed. Calendar

F: p.m. Play a game, follow directions, continuation of multicultural activity as needed.

Parent Homework If you have not done so already, please label and bring: crackers, cheese sticks, bananas, apples (I have an apple cutter), peanut butter and crackers, carrots and dip, yogurt, half a sandwich, and a juice or milk or water. your concerns. If we share them, we can work on them together.

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Paint shirt (dad’s old work shirt or a large t-shirt) Earthquake kit A change of clothes School Supplies

Talk to me briefly in the morning to give others time to share last thoughts. Lunch will begin at 11:40. Half day children will be ready for pick up around 11:45. If children are not picked up right away, they will go to homeroom by approximately 11:50 or 3:05 depending if they are full time or part time. Let me know if your child had a rough night and couldn’t sleep.

Please try 200 calories with about 20 grams of sugar if it is a packaged item.

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Other Plan time to talk with your child. Plan an early bedtime. Plan for a good breakfast. Include protein. Snack items can include cheese and

Save cupcakes, brownies, and cake for lunch treats after they have eaten the main meal.
Email me with any question or thought Catch me after 3:10 if you need to talk to me. I am happy to listen to

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

Box Tops for Educational Supplies Coke Rewards for School Supplies Paper towel tubes Keys Old magazines to look for: People Words Animals Our dress up area needs a few items to give the children options for work time. Career-suit coat (men’s or women’s), brief case, tie, glasses, hats, tool belts, plastic tools, other Dresses, skirts, tops, jewelry Other– building plans, child’s size clothes rack

My Child is 5
5 is active, concerned, and thinking -that’s what your child is. They sense they are growing up and seem to like it. Activities with action are important. Stories are good if there is repetition. They are interested in individual and group projects. They are using their words instead of the bodies to express feelings. Since they are growing fast, rest, healthy food, and quiet play time is important.

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Helpful Hints from “Resources for Education”
Make time
Set the alarm to allow 10–15 unhurried minutes for breakfast. Suggest several healthy breakfast items, and let your child choose. Tip: If your youngster doesn’t like to make decisions first thing in the morning, give him breakfast choices the night before. Give him healthy options if he chooses something like donuts. Use that a treat with his lunch or eat half a donut after having a good breakfast. bread). The carbohydrates boost energy and help your child jump-start his day, while the protein keeps his body going strong until lunchtime or snack. frozen waffle. Put sliced strawberries and strawberry yogurt on it. Put slices of strawberries around the edge and fill with a handful of blueberries. Serve with a side of low-fat flavored cottage cheese or yogurt.

Make it kid-friendly
These quick breakfasts are sure to bring an early morning smile to your youngster’s face: Egg in a Basket: Cover a frying pan with no-fat cooking spray. Tear a hole out of a slice of whole wheat bread, put the slice in the pan, and crack an egg into the hole. Cook two minutes, flip, and cook until the egg is set and lightly browned. Waffle Wonder: Toast a whole-grain

Make it healthy
Give your child a mix of protein (such as milk, eggs, cheese, or meat) and carbohydrates (whole-grain cereal, fruit, or whole wheat

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

Parent to Parent from “Resources for Education”
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 every 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! Be A Helper Helping others can be a real confidence booster for a child. From household chores to spontaneous favors, being helpful can teach your child about living in a community, the family. Teamwork Ask her to stuff pillows into the cases while you put the bed together. Ask him to wipe the windows on the sliding doors after you spray. They will see that working together is a job done! If she makes a mistake, let it go. At her age it’s good to develop an attitude of helping. That’s more important than being perfect.

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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:

August to September Sunday, August 29 4 p.m. Opening Service Monday, August 30 Welcome Back To School Breakfast Monday, Sept. 6 No School Wednesday, Sept. 15 School Pictures 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

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Sunday, Sept. 26 Children Sing Children will practice at 8:30 a.m. in the K2 classroom. 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 sing. Afterwards, children will sit with parents.

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