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Kindergarten 2

Our Classroom Helpers:

Jesus Time
God Has a Plan for Joseph be with him. Matthew 28:20 I am with you always Sad things happen to us, but God is always with us. Knowing God is in charge and will not bring things into our lives to hurt us. Challenges will come to train us to be close to Him. Challenges will come to bring us closer to Him. Take whatever sadness, frustration, hurt, loneliness you have and tell God every facet of it. Then, thank God for what He will do. He will only do what is best.

This week in Reading and Writing we will:

This week we will:

Mrs. Naumann Mrs. Albrecht

M, Th T, W

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Write numeral 2 Sort by color Graphing Acting out story problems Talk about circles and rectangles Look for shapes in buildings

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Focus on the /i/ and Fiction, non-fiction Draw Gordo gorilla and Honey horse Review Captain Capital A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H ABC order through h Write a-j in dry jello We will listen for syllables in words. We will clap or stomp our feet to distinguish them.

/j/ sound

Special points of interest:
☺ Decorate for fall at home ☺ Let your children help with decorating ☺ Talk about family traditions at this time ☺ Gather things from the outside that remind you of fall ☺ Plan your costume for Harvest Fest

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

Songs: What a great opportunity we had to sing and praise God. Some of the children were a little shy about going up front. I would be too. Try again! But no worries. Kindergarten is a great time to try and see what you can do IN TIME.

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

Collecting Parent Resources Calendar

tinent, South America T, Th: Fall-what do we see, hear, taste, smell, touch Thursday, bring something that is awake at night F: a.m. Scholastic News

Concepts: review the musical alphabet, rhythm, Rossini and the William Tell Overture, Signal the Alphabet Use Rhythm Sticks

Parent Homework Other

u/ to the /g, h/ sounds.

Review your child’s homework Go hunting for the sounds in the sentence strips. Look for the /g/ as in gorilla and /h/ as in horse. Be careful not to add /

Look for Captain Capital

Homework to Do With Your Child
Read books to your child if it is fiction or nonfiction. everyday.
Write 2 in dry jello. Play a game with your child. Look for I, i, J, j in stories. Read stories and talk about Look for circles and rectangles in buildings and in your home. Bring Thursday: something that is awake at night

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:

Calendar Items Friday, Oct. 1 Midterms Saturday, Oct. 2 Sonshine Station Saturday, Oct. 2 Sonshine Station Tuesday, Oct. 5 Drop-In Conference with your child’s teacher Friday, Oct. 8 Harvest Festival Join the fun! Volunteer for 1 1/2 hours

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Tuesday, Oct. 12 Sweet Tomatoes

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 moves around at night. Full day 3:00 Friday: arrive after 8:00 Return Homework in Folder Half Day 11:45 Full Day 3:00 Chapel money placed in basket by the door.