We are working on 3-D solid objects in math: cones, cylinders, spheres, and cubes. We talked about in front of, beside, behind, next to, above and below, and the number of sides and vertices in flat objects.
We explored how we can use syllables to decode words. Reading is all about decoding and knowing what the letters mean, so being able to say the sounds a letter makes and to find the starting sounds of words and syllables will help readers become more proficient.
In writing, we are working on using sight words in sentences that have punctuation and adding an ending to our three sharing page stories. A good example is, “I went to my aunt’s house. She had many kinds of cookies and toys. I like playing with her toys. Auntie is great, and she smells like cookies.” The end could be, “Seeing Auntie is fun.” In phonics we’re focusing on those sight words more! Sight words are hard to sound out because they don’t always sound like what they look like, but we can learn any word by practicing it.
In science we are talking about the different land formations in the word: mountains, plains, canyons, and plateaus. We are looking at the places in pictures and finding where a good place to grow things might be. Mountains are hard to grow food on, but plains are easy! Volcanoes help us by building new land and giving minerals to the earth’s growing areas.
In social studies we have been talking about how to wait patiently as part of our rules in schools unit. It’s hard to wait, but we need to be respectful. We read Noisy Nora as an example this week. Last week’s story was “Hands Are Not for Hitting.”
November Staff Appreciation Lunch – Monday, Nov 25th
This month Kindergarten families are in charge of the staff appreciation lunch. Staff really enjoy this token of appreciation! November is always a big one so please help if you can. Link is now live: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0c4baeaa2ca3ff2-november4
Student Council is hosting Mustache Day Wednesday, November 27th, 2019. Draw, buy or make your own fake mustache. Teachers will provide a mustache cutout for any student that needs one.
Holiday Gift Barn – *Tree up near PTA Office*
Help families in our community through giving and sharing of gifts for children from birth to 18 years old. All gifts can be dropped at the Clark PTA office from November 12 – 27. See the wishlist for gifts HERE. Please do not gift wrap presents and all gifts should be brand new. Gift wrap and supplies are also appreciated. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for questions.
Gingerbread House Night – Fri, Dec 6th 6-8PM
Please join us for a night of fun and architecture. Gingerbread Houses and Pizza are now available for preorder here: http://clarkpta.org/Packet/gingerbreadnight. and MUST BE PREORDERED before Monday, Dec 3rd. Houses are $11 for PTA members | $13 for non-members. Pizza is $3 per slice (includes water). Hope to see you all there!
Clothing Donations Needed
The nurse’s office is in need of boy’s sweat pants, and underwear for the Health Room. Sizes for 3rd – 5th grade students are needed. Please drop off all donations to the front office.
Nov. 12-27 PTA giving opportunity: Gift Barn (donation tree)
Nov. 25th Kindergarten appreciation Lunch. Sign up here.
Nov. 27 Mustache Day! Wear a fake mustache to school.
Nov. 28-29 No School – No childcare
Dec. 4-5 Conferences – Bring your child for our child-led conference. There is no child care these days.
Dec. 6 PTA event: Gingerbread Houses!
Dec. 6 Popcorn Friday !!
Dec. 20 Recess with kids 🙂
Dec. 23-Jan. 3 Winter Break – Child care availablity window has closed.