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Kindergarten 2

Our Classroom Helpers:
Mrs. Naumann M, Th
Mrs. Albrecht T, W
Jesus Time Language Math
God Takes Care of Baby This week in Reading and our finger under the
Moses Writing we will: words October 18,, 2010

Dear God, you gave us life. • Focus on the /m/ and • Assess the sounds,
Week 8
Thank you for giving that to /n/ sounds book concepts learned
us. Thank you for saving us so far
• Draw octopus and pen-
through faith in your Son
guin Special points of in-
Jesus. Please watch over
This week we will: terest:
us each day and do what is • Review Captain Capital
A-P • Write numeral 2, 3, 4, ☺ The children did well on
best for us, not necessarily
5 the field trip
what we want. Help us to • ABC order through P
live for you and show love • Order numerals 1-10 ☺ The children are becom-
• Listen for /o/ and /p/
to others by what we say ing more and more inde-
in words like olive and • Take assessments of pendent by actively help-
and do. Help us to follow
penguin work done ing with prepping for
your commands. We pray
• Write o and p words • Talk fewest and most painting by passing out
this knowing you hear all of paints, cups, rinsing cups,
using the Olive octopus • Tell some fewer stories
our prayers. Amen. drying cups, putting cups
and Peewee penguin with 4 away
• Write o and p starting
Matthew 28:20 I am with
at the top
you always.
• Read our another story. Inside this issue:
Follow the words with
Parent Homework 2

Child’s Homework 2

Music P.E. Social Studies/Science Collecting 2

Songs: practice songs for P.E. car, motorcycle, example of
Calendar 4
the Fall Musical Introduc- architecture from Italy
Please wear comfortable
tion (K1-K2 on October 29 (picture or book too)
shoes for running.
7 p.m.) T, Th: watch the progress of
Social St/Sci
Concepts: Rossini, staff the mold
M, W: Travel to another
and lines and spaces Christopher Columbus/plant
country, Italy
growth Th
Friday: move to the beat
W: you may bring a model
F: a.m. Scholastic News
Parent Homework • Children can open up
Other more and share their
ideas when people play
• Review your child’s
with them. Playing
along with them gives
you an idea of what
• Read two books to they have learned and
your child each night their ideas or plans.

• Keep an early bedtime

Homework to Do With Your Child
Read books to your child P, or p’s in the stories you Thursday: Bring different
everyday. read seeds

Monday: Phonics game or Wednesday: bring an Italian
activity model car, motorcycle, pic-
ture of a work of art or ar-
Tuesday: Paint 5’s all over a
piece of paper
Wednesday: Look for O, o,

Collecting Used Book Fair
For the School: Coke Rewards for School We are beginning to col-
Place these items in the lect used soft and hard
little wooden basket by cover books for our book
the door. fair in November. Drop
your books off in the box
Box Tops for Educational
outside of the classroom.

October 18,, 2010 Page 2
Helpful Hints from “Resources for Education”

Q&A out.” behavior. Write down when
Telling the truth Kids also lie to avoid embarrassment. she admits to doing something
Q: For the third time this week, Confronting your child about wrong or tells you about what she
my child told a lie. They weren’t eating a cookie without permission has done before you are aware of it.
may prompt her to say a monster Review the list with
big ones, but how can I get her
ate it. Remind her to tell the truth, her, and tell her you’re proud of her
to stop? Why is she doing this?
honesty. ♥
A: Youngsters have vivid even if she’s done something she
imaginations and are learning shouldn’t. “It’s fun to pretend
the difference between fantasy there are monsters, but they aren’t
and fact. Talk with your daughter real. What is our rule about having
about what’s real and what isn’t. snacks before dinner?”
“Do talking purple dinosaurs really ex- Pointing out when your youngster
ist? Let’s look up tells the truth will help build
dinosaurs in the encyclopedia and find honest

Family Games from “Resources for Education”

Examples: up, down, left, right. Practice counting. If your child can
Waiting games Take all the change out of your count to 100, count by 10’s. Say each
Waiting has become a part of our every- number and ask them to repeat it after
pocket and let your youngsters sort it. you.
day lives. The next time you hear,
Then, show them how to count it out. Try an alphabet search. One person
“How much longer?” try one
Count the pennies. Look at the coins. finds an object that begins with the
of these ideas to occupy your children: One side is called the head, it has the
Play word games. Start with a simple head of a former president. The other letter a. The next person finds some-
side is called tails. Play a game and thing beginning with b, and so on.
word like up, and take turns thinking of
have your child call heads or tails. You
opposites or alternative words. flip the coin and have them call it.

Learning Guidelines from “Resources for Education”

When parents get involved in learning, (peeling a banana) and Honey horse sister’s son is also very active, I asked
kids are more successful. Help your (galloping). Show the action that her for some advice. She suggested that
youngsters get off to a good start in they do. Tell me the sound that Amy get as much exercise as possible.
school by creating habits like these at Gordo and Honey say. So, we try to go for a walk or play in
home: • Limit time on electronic game devices. the park almost ever y day. On other
Try to give equal time to developing days, Amy rides her bike or plays run-
• Make time each day to look over ning games with the other kids on our
vocabulary or playing outside.
school papers with your youngsters. block. I’ve noticed that Amy is espe-
Be on the lookout for notes from cially “wired” when she’s overtired, so
their teachers, and mark important My daughter Amy always seemed to I make sure she gets plenty of sleep.
dates on the calendar. be “bouncing off the walls”— at The difference these changes have
• Sharing at dinnertime is helpful. “I home, at school, just about everywhere. made to her behavior is wonderful —
see that you have Gordo gorilla I didn’t know what to do. Since my 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.
Calendar Items
San Jose, CA 95123
Tuesday, Oct. 26 or Oct. 28 Consider bringing a card, picture,
School Phone: 408-578-4800 sugar-free vanilla latte, flowers, or treat for Mrs. Albrecht. She
Miss S: has a birthday this week and we are very thankful for the time she
School & Church: and Mrs. Naumann (birthday is the end of May) volunteer their time.
WELS (church group) website:
Wednesday, Oct. 27 School Picture Make-up Day
Friday, Oct. 29 We sing our songs to introduce the 1-3
grade musical
Arrive 6:40 or 6:45 in the K2 classroom
Family and friends sit in the church.
r blog at
Look for ou
http//: Friday, Oct. 27 End of first Quarter
Wednesday, Nov. 3 Half-day 11:45 a.m. dismissal
Thursday and Friday Nov. 4-5 No School California State
Teacher’s Conference
Tuesday-Thursday, Nov. 16-18 Parent/Teacher Consulta-
Saturday, Nov. 20 Kindergarten Open House for families
who might be interested in attending next year

Monday: arrive after 3:00 Full day
Half-day at 11:45
Full day 3:00
Half-day at 11:45
Thursday: arrive after
Full Day 3:00
Review folder
Full day 3:00
Tuesday: arrive after
Friday: arrive after
8:00 Full Day
P.E. wear running shoes
Chapel money may be
Dismissal at 3:00 brought in the envelope
Wednesday: arrive af- Return Homework in
ter 8:00 Folder
11:45 Half-day