Kindergarten 2

Our Classroom Helpers:

Jesus Time
Joseph Forgives His Brothers We have a God who lived a perfect life for us because we could not be perfect. We have a God who sent his Son from heaven to die for us because of our sin. That Son died and came back to life three days later to give us life eternal in heaven. What an amazing display of love. Out of love for the gracious gift, we can forgive others as Joseph forgave his brothers. When your child sins, help him or her say what they can do next time. Forgive

them. Help them to do this by forgiving others as God has forgiven them. This week in Reading and Writing we will:


Read our first story. Follow the words with our finger under the words

Mrs. Naumann Mrs. Albrecht

M, Th T, W

October 11,, 2010 Week 7

This week we will:

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Focus on the /m/ and Draw Missy Mouse and Nigel Night Owl Review Captain Capital A-N ABC order through L Listen for /m/ and /n/ in words Recognize character, setting, and important events Retell stories

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Write numeral 4 Order numerals 1-10 Identify missing numerals Talk fewest and most Tell some more (adding) stories with 4 Write the numeral 4 sort

Special points of interest:
☺ Children can eat 1/2 a of a sandwich at snack time ☺ Save pop for treats at home ☺ We read our first story today. We did a great job!

/n/ sounds

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

Songs: Fall songs, Firefighter songs, animal songs, songs for the Fall Musical Introduction (K1-K2 on October 29 7 p.m.) 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, China T, Th: Fire Safety, mold F: a.m. Scholastic News

Parent Homework Other
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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

Review your child’s homework. See the progress made since the beginning of the year. See what may need to be corrected and review one or two a day. Pick out a few items to compliment.

you an idea of what they have learned and their ideas or plans.

Homework to Do With Your Child
Read books to your child m, N, or n’s in the stories you read everyday.
Monday: Phonics game or activity, highlighted options Tuesday: Paint 4’s all over a piece of paper Wednesday: Look for M, Thursday: Bring a fire truck or firefighter Mold: try your own mold experiment

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, Oct. 12 Sweet Tomatoes fundraiser Wednesday, Oct. 13 Wildlife Association Presentation for the children at school Thursday, Oct. 14 Field Trip (children will be assigned to drivers soon) Wear a yellow t-shirt or the field trip shirt. Friday, Oct. 15 Collaboration Day 11:45 a.m. dismissal

r blog at Look for ou http//: m apostlesk2

I have snack ready. I will also be picking up small water bottles and juice containers to drink. If a couple people have small coolers (easy to transport) to use to keep the juice and water cool. Those children who order milk will drink their milk and juice at school at lunch time.

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
Wear a yellow t-shirt or the field trip shirt.

basket by the door.

Friday: arrive after 8:00 Return Homework in Folder Dismissal at 11:45 Chapel money placed in

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