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Kindergarten 2

Our Classroom Helpers:
Mrs. Naumann M, Th
Mrs. Albrecht T, W
Jesus Time Language Math
God Gives the Ten Com- This week in Reading and • Read with expression
mandments Writing we will: November 15, 2010

Focus on the sounds /w/ This week we will: Week 12
This week we will see how as in weasel /x/ as in Xavier
• Write numerals 2, 3, 4,
God provides the Ten Com- fox
5, 6, 7, 8
mandments for us to use as • Draw weasel and fox Special points of in-
• Order numerals 1-10
a guide for our lives. • Review Captain Capital terest:
• Count by 5’s, 6’s, 7’s
A-X • Reading week
• Buy items with pennies
• ABC order through X • P/T Conference Week
and nickels
• Listen for the sounds in • Sing November 21 at
• Read 8 tally marks and
words, beginning, mid- 11:15
other ways to say eight
dle, end
• Thanksgiving Skit Nov.
VIII, 8:00, eight, ba
• Read words with w, x 24
(Mandarin for 8)
• Read our another story.
Who Can Fix It? Circle
words sight words.
• www.starfall to do a Inside this issue:
reading sound review
Parent Homework 2

Child’s Homework 2

Music P.E. Social Studies/Science Collecting 2

Songs: practice songs for P.E. T, Th: symbols of our coun-
Calendar 4
the singing in church and try
Please wear comfortable
for our Thanksgiving Skit shoes for running. Liberty Bell, Statue of Lib-
Wednesday, Nov. 24 11 a.m. erty, monuments, bald eagle,
Social St/Sci
Concepts: practice M, W: Travel to another
Bring books or pictures on
Friday: move to the beat country, India, review conti-
nents, identify the flag for
India F: a.m. Scholastic News
Parent Homework think and process the
Other meaning of words and
ideas. It is gives time
• Review your child’s
for discussion.
• Keep an early bedtime
• Review sheets done.
• Include protein in your
• Begin reading a chap-
child’s breakfast for a
ter book to your child
longer lasting supply of
to expand their vo-
cabulary. Reading
gives them a chance to

Homework to Do With Your Child
Read books to your child thank them for something special
everyday. they do for you
Monday: look for I, see, can, do, and, Thursday: Play a game
in in stories

Tuesday: count 2 pennies and 1 nickel
Identify other coins

Wednesday: make pictures for
family or friends who are far away,

For the School: Coke Rewards for School Thank you for the books
Place these items in the which were donated for
little wooden basket by reading week.
the door.
Box Tops for Educational

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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
Monday-Friday Reading Week with different activities
School Phone: 408-578-4800 Mon.-Bring non-perishable foods
Miss S: Tues.- Mr, Washburn reads to the children, coloring contest
School & Church: Wed.-Guessing Jar
WELS (church group) website:
Thurs.-K-3 listens to readers
Friday K-3 reads to and listens to their chapel buddies, awards for most books,
winners announced of the guessing jar and coloring contest

Tuesday-Thursday, Nov. 16-18 Parent/Teacher Consultation (see the
schedule emailed to you on Saturday)

r blog at
Saturday, Nov. 20 Kindergarten Open House for families who might be inter-
Look for ou ested in attending next year
http//: m Sunday, Nov. 21 Kindergarten Sings in the 11;15 Service
11:00 practice to review the song in the Kindergarten room
Parents may wait outside of the room until we are done practicing, then proceed into
church for the service.

Wednesday, Nov. 24 11:25 a.m. Thanksgiving Skit with K1
and K2 in the fellowship hall (if it is free).

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