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Kindergarten 2

Our Classroom Helpers:
Mrs. Naumann M, Th
Mrs. Albrecht T, W
Jesus Time Language Math
God Gives Food to His Peo- This week in Reading and words.
ple Writing we will: November 8, 2010
• www.starfall to do a
Focus on the sounds /u/ reading sound review
Week 11
This week we will see how as in Umber umbrella • Write words that show
God provides for His peo- bird, /v/ as in Vincent vam- more than one using –s
ple. The Israelites thought pire bat
Special points of in-
they would have been bet- • Draw Umber and Vin- terest:
This week we will:
ter off in Egypt. cent
• We are reading pre-
• Write numerals 2, 3, 4,
• Review Captain Capital dictable texts that
5, 6 make it easier to
• Order numerals 1-10 memorize for the be-
The Fourth Petition • ABC order through V
ginning reader. It
• Count by 5’s and 6’s
Give us this day our daily • Listen for the sounds in helps build confidence.
words, beginning, mid- • Adding stories with 6
bread. • We have readers who
dle, end are good at blending
• Read words with u, v sounds.
• Read our another story.
Follow the words with
Inside this issue:
our finger under the

Parent Homework 2

Child’s Homework 2

Music P.E. Social Studies/Science Collecting 2

Songs: practice songs for P.E. T, Th: how water moves,
Calendar 4
the Fall Musical Introduc- water can be a liquid, solid,
Please wear comfortable
tion (K1-K2 on October 29 gas
shoes for running.
7 p.m.) F: a.m. Scholastic News
Social St/Sci
Concepts: Rossini, staff,
M, W: Travel to another
notes in spaces and lines
country, Italy, review conti-
Friday: move to the beat nents
Parent Homework • Include protein in your special treats at home
Other child’s breakfast for a
longer lasting supply of
• Review your child’s

• Save donuts for a spe-
• Read two books to
cial treat instead of
your child each night

• Keep an early bedtime
• Save pop or soda for

Homework to Do With Your Child
Tell an adding story with 6’s See if you child dishwasher). The children do a
Read books to your child can count by 5’s and 6’s for you. If not,
good job of participating in our
everyday. count with them until 50 or 60.
classroom community. That involves
Monday: Phonics game or activity or
Wednesday: Look for the sight helping, cleaning, and using words to
words: in, the, The, and, is, are, and, A, can,
go hunting for vowel sounds a (Allie), e solve problems
I, we, WE. Circle these words if you see
(elephant), i(inchworm), o (Olive), u (Umber
them in a magazine or newspaper.
Umbrella bird). When you hear the sound
clap your hands. Thursday: Play a game or work on
a family project (fold towels, bundle
Tuesday: count 6 pennies
socks, put away dishes from the
Identify other coins

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.

November 8, 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, Nov. 9 California Pizza Kitchen Fundraiser
School Phone: 408-578-4800 Wednesday, Nov. 10 How to Do Reading Homework
Miss S:
School & Church: 3:30-4:00 and 5:30-6:00 (email your preference time to
WELS (church group) website: me)
Tuesday-Thursday, Nov. 16-18 Parent/Teacher Consultation
Saturday, Nov. 20 Kindergarten Open House for families who might be inter-
ested in attending next year

Sunday, Nov. 21 Kindergarten Sings in the 11;15 Service
r blog at
Look for ou 11:00 practice to review the song in the Kindergarten
http//: m room
Parents may wait outside of the room until we are done
practicing, then proceed into church for the service.

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 folder.
ter 8:00
11:45 Half-day