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Kindergarten 2

Our Classroom Helpers:

Jesus Time
Joseph Becomes a Ruler in a Faraway Land Romans 8:28 God works for the good of those who love him. What did God give to Joseph? God made Joseph a ruler in Egypt. God is able to make bad things work for our good. We can be joyful in all situations knowing that God is in control. We can trust in God to take care of everything in our lives. We can praise God for His goodness even when

Language
it seems life is bad. This week in Reading and Writing we will:

Math

Clap at the syllables (did not get to it last week) Recognize character, setting, and important events Retell

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Focus on the /k/ and Fiction, non-fiction Draw Kayo Kangaroo and Lizzy lizard Review Captain Capital A-L ABC order through L Listen for /k/ and /l/ in words Introduce that ‘ck’ say are walking friends (digraphs) that say one sound /k/.

/l/ sound

Special points of interest:
☺ Please keep the midterms ☺ Please return the envelope (mid-term) ☺ Harvest Fest is Friday 69 p.m. ☺ Volunteers are still needed to help

This week we will:

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Write numeral 3 Order numerals Group items by color, size, shape Talk about circles and rectangles Make number stories with 3

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

Music
Songs: Fall songs, Firefighter songs, animal songs Concepts: Rossini, music can move up or down Friday: Tap, slide, walk, and move to the beat

P.E.
Please wear comfortable shoes for running.

Social Studies/Science
M, W: Travel to another

Collecting Calendar

country, Brazil T, Th: Fire Safety Thursday, bring a firetruck or firefighter F: a.m. Scholastic News

Homework
Parent Homework Other

Review your child’s homework Read two books to your child each night Keep an early bedtime Children can open up more and share their ideas when people play

with them. Playing along with them gives you an idea of what they have learned and their ideas or plans. Some children have taken an interest in maps. Talk about maps that you use electronic or paper. Show them the map in advance and

where you will go on the map. This involves reading and following directions. It is good for children to know how parents need to follow directions too.

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Homework to Do With Your Child
Read books to your child L, or l’s in the stories you read everyday.
Monday: Phonics game or activity Tuesday: Paint 3’s all over a piece of paper Wednesday: Look for K, k, Thursday: Bring a fire truck or firefighter Talk about your fire escape plan. Where would you meet your family members if there were a fire.

Collecting
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”
Q&A
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

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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”

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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: lschleusener@apostlessj.org School & Church: www.apostlessj.org WELS (church group) website: www.wels.net

Calendar Items 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 Tuesday, Oct. 12 Sweet Tomatoes fundraiser Wednesday, Oct. 13 Wildlife Association Presentation for the children at school

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Thursday, Oct. 14 Field Trip Wear a yellow t-shirt or the field trip shirt. Paper bag lunch bags labeled with their name (no hot lunch). Place snacks and drinks (no milk, bring your own drink) in separate gallon Ziploc bags. Label the bag. I will have extra mini waters for the children to keep them hydrated as needed.

Calendar
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 a fire truck or firefighter. Discuss your families fire escape plan. 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.