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Kindergarten 2

Our Classroom Helpers:

Jesus Time
God Answers Abraham’s Prayer for a Son In the story we will see that God hears and answers our prayers in a manner that is for our good. The answer could be yes, no, or wait. Take time to thank God and praise Him for His goodness. Matthew 7:7 Ask and it will be given to you. Jacob Sees A Beautiful Dream We will see that Jacob tricked his father. God forgave Jacob and promised that the Savior would come from Jacob’s family. God also promised to always

be with him. Isaiah 41:10 Do not fear, for I am with you. This week in Reading and Writing we will:

This week we will:

Mrs. Naumann Mrs. Albrecht

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Write numerals 1-9 Count 1-10 with one-toone correspondence Continue making AB patterns Counting in English and Spanish Time by the hour Cover designs with pattern blocks I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX stand for…..

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Focus on the /g/ and Fiction, non-fiction Review the sounds and shapes of the alphabet Draw Gordo gorilla and Honey horse Review Captain Capital A, B, C, D, E, F ABC order through h Write g and h in dry grape jello

/g/ sound

Special points of interest:
☺ Reading pictures is reading ☺ Memorized reading is reading ☺ Reading sounds is reading ☺ Reading signs is reading ☺ Reading cereal boxes is reading ☺ There are many ways a young child reads…..celebrate their successes.

Inside this issue:
Parent Homework Child’s Homework 2 2 2 3 4

Songs: Prepare song for church Concepts: review the musical alphabet, rhythm, Rossini and the William Tell Overture Use Rhythm Sticks

Mrs. Crofts helps us with developing our gross motor skills on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Remember to wear your running shoes.

Social Studies/Science
M, W: Travel to another con-

Collecting Parent Resources Calendar

tinent, Australia T, Th: hearing F: a.m. Scholastic News

Parent Homework Other
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to the /f/ sound. Read the sentence strip to your child. Have them read it with you. See if they will read it alone. Whisper the word(s) they may not remember. They only thing they

Review your child’s homework Go hunting for the sounds in the sentence strips. Look for the /e/ as in elephant and /f/ as in fish. Be careful not to add /u/

have to do is recognize the sounds /e/ and / f/. Anything else is icing on the cake, a bonus.

Homework to Do With Your Child
Read books to your child and show mom and dad how you do the action for /g/ everyday.
Read the sentence strips with your child. Have them point to the special sounds. Play the Phonics Game for G and H . Find Captain Capital and /h/. Write 1-9 in dry jello for your child. Have them trace the number they made. If they do it successfully, starting in the right position etc, let them lick their finger. Bring Thursday: Bring something in a box (small shoe box or Kleenex box size) that makes a sound. We will hear it and guess what it is making the sound. Bella used a similar idea last week.

For the School: Place these items in the little wooden basket by the door. Box Tops for Educational Supplies Coke Rewards for School Supplies For the Classroom: Cardboard tubes Old magazines to look for: People Words Animals

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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:

August to September Wednesday, Sept. 22 Bible Information Class Friday, Sept. 24 Collaboration Day 11:45 dismissal

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.

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After practice, parents will take children to church to sit with them until we sing. Pastor will invite the children of K1K2 up front to sing. Afterwards, children will sit with parents.

Friday, Oct. 1 Midterms Saturday, Oct. 2 Sonshine Station Tuesday, Oct. 5 Drop-In Conference with your child’s teacher

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 P.E. wear running shoes Bring something that makes a sound. Place it in a box. Full day 3:00 Friday: arrive after 8:00 Return Homework in Folder Chapel money placed in basket by the door.

Dismissal at 11:45 for all of the children. No Hot Lunch Bring lunch for those children who will be in homeroom.