Upcoming Dates: $3 for Frosty Show Trip Due –
Frosty Show Trip – Pitman Theater – Friday December
Tuesday, December 23rd – Class
Party and 1:45pm Dismissal
Thank you to
all who came to our report card conferences.I enjoyed speaking with all of you!If you could not make your conference, please get back to me as soon as
possible. We can schedule a conference right before or after school, or a phone
conference if that is not possible.
This week we
will be working on letters L, H, and K.We will add the sight word “green” to our list.
In math, we
will begin working on reading, writing, and counting numbers 11-20.
We will also
be having presenters from the Cumberland County Office of Child Abuse
Prevention visiting to talk about bullying.
Dates: Tomorrow Tuesday, November 11th – World Run
Day – PLEASE WEAR SNEAKERS and RED, WHITE, and BLUE!The entire school will be running for 30
minutes to promote healthy living and celebrate Veterans Day!
Language Arts we have been working on letters S, R, and
E.We have added the words “have” and “is”
to our list.We have been tapping out
(sounding out words with short “a” and –at, -am, and –ap endings.We have also been learning about nouns
(people, places, things, animals), and that names need a capital letter at the
Math we have finished reading, writing, and counting up to
10.We are now working on telling
whether groups have more or less than 5, or more or less than 10.
Monday - Day A - Gym Tuesday - Day B - Art Halloween Frolic 6:30-8:00pm Admission $1 Wednesday - Day C - Art - Picture Day Thursday - Day D - Library and Gym Friday - Day E - Music - Halloween Costume Parade 2:00 Party to Follow
No School on Thursday and Friday, November 6th and 7th.
Dates: - October 28th – Halloween Frolic 6:30pm
October 29th – Picture Day
(More information should go home this week)
October 31st – Halloween Parade
and Party (Time TBA)
Monday – Gym, Tuesday – Art, Wednesday – Art, Thursday – Library and Gym,
Friday – Music
Last week in
Language Arts, we worked on letters A, G, and T.We read the words “a” , “to”, and “orange”.The Take Home Book will go home today.We are beginning to “tap out” the sounds in
some 3 letter words.
In Math, we
put numbers 0-5 in order, compared groups of 1-5, and used position words –
first, second, third, fourth, and fifth.
In Social Studies,
we had a visit by the Millville Fire Department and discussed fire safety.
Last week in Language
Arts, we worked with letter “M”, “O”, and “C”.We added the words “a”, “to” and “orange” to our list.We identified words with “M” sounds at the
beginning or end.We are continuing to
write in our journals.
In Math, we are
comparing groups with more, fewer, or the same.We also learned that “zero” means “none”.
In Science we will be
finishing our unit on weather and the seasons.We are starting to study the life cycle of a pumpkin.
In Social Studies, we
have continued to review school and classroom rules and procedures.We will read about Christopher Columbus this
– No School This Friday October 10th and Monday October 13th!
Last week in
Language Arts we worked on letters T, U, V, X, Y, and Z.We learned the sounds for letters I and
U.We reviewed the sight words “the”, “little”,
“red” and “yellow”.The Take Home Book was
“At The Zoo”.We are beginning to copy
sentence starters in our journals and finish the sentence (ex. “I am ____.”)
In Math, we
told if a group had more, fewer, or the same as another group, and made groups
of one or two more and one or two less than another group.
we continued to read about the seasons.
Studies we have been reviewing and practicing school rules and procedures.
– There is no school on Friday, October 10th or Monday October 13th.
will start on Wednesday this week!We
will have homework on Monday thru Thursday every week!
continuing to work on appropriate noise levels in the classroom.Please practice the difference between a
whisper voice, an “inside” voice, and an “outside” voice.Also, continue to remind your children when
adults are talking to the group, they should not be talking to those around
Last week in
Language Arts we worked on recognizing the letters O, P, Q, R, and S.We learned the sounds for the letters M and
N.We added the sight words “the”, “little”,
“red” and “yellow” to our list.
In Math we
continued to work with the numbers 1-5.We also completed the OREO project!You can see photos and videos (coming soon!) on
we continued to read about the seasons and weather, and compared how trees look
in the different seasons.
Studies, we read about Johnny Appleseed and taste-tested 4 different types of
apples.We also voted on our favorites.
This week our class completed the OREO project. Our task was to stack as many OREOs as we could without the tower falling down. We all had two chances to complete the tower. We had some very impressive towers, but our tallest was built by Jayla with 25 OREOs! See our photos below. (Videos later!)
Don’t Forget – If you are ordering from the Scholastic
Book Order, I need them no later than Wednesday, the 24th.
This week’s schedule: Monday – Art, Tuesday – Library and
Gym, Wednesday – Music, Thursday – Gym, Friday – Art
In Language Arts we worked on letters F, G, H, I, J, K,
L, and M.We learned the sounds for
letters T, B, and F (Sound cards from your Back to School Night packet). We
continued to use the sight words “I” and “am”, and added the word “red” to our
list.The Take Home Book this week is
“Am I?”The Take Home Book should be
read at home each weekend.Again, your
child does not need to be able to read the children’s names in the book
themselves, but should be able to tell you the first letter in the name if you
point to it.We also clapped out the
syllables in a word, and talked about the setting of a story.
In Math we continued to count and write numbers 1-5.We used the Smartboard to count, write
numbers, and do connect the dots!
In Science we read a book and began learning a song about
We are currently working on a paper plate apple painting
project.You’ll see this in your child’s
scrapbook we will be building throughout the year.
Next week we will start the OREO project in math.This is a fun project using Oreo cookies and
counting.We will be connecting with
other kindergartens from across the US to compare our results.
We will be participating in the Oreo Project next week! We will be connecting with other schools around the country to compare our results!
You can see more information about the project from past years here
Monday – Art, Tuesday – Library and Gym, Wednesday – Music, Thursday – Gym, Friday- Art
Don’t forget to join us for Back to School Night on
Tuesday, September 16th at 7:00pm!
are in need of snack donations for the class. Any healthy snack
would be appreciated! (Crackers, fruit snacks, pretzels, etc. NO CANDY).
If your child needs to eat breakfast at school they need
to arrive no later than 9:00am.We have many more students eating breakfast
this year, and some of our boys and girls are getting to class late because
they are arriving late for breakfast.
Please continue to stress the importance of listening and
not talking when teachers are talking.We have a large group of 20 this year and the room gets very LOUD.Some of us are missing directions or parts of
entire lessons because they are constantly talking.We haven’t been able to get to as many fun
activities as we had planned because of the constant talking and noises.Your children have plenty of time to
socialize at lunch, recess, and playtime.We know Kindergarten is a HUGE change from preschool and we try to make
that transition as easy and fun as possible.
This week in Language Arts we introduced letters A, B, C,
D, and E.We will introduce all the
letters quickly in the first few weeks, then go back and study them more in
depth.We learned to read the words “I”
and “am”.The Take Home Book this week
is “Who Am I?”The Take Home Book should
be read at home each weekend.Your child
does not need to be able to read the children’s names in the book themselves,
but should be able to tell you the first letter in the name if you point to
it.We also practiced writing our first
names, rhyming words, and identifying characters in a story.
In Math we worked on counting out loud to 10, counting
groups of 1, 2, and 3, and writing the numbers 1, 2, and 3.
Next week, we are hoping to be more settled in our
routines and begin math centers with games, Science (learning about weather),
and do an art project!
We had a busy and exciting first few days of school!This week, we will be settling more into our
usual routines.Here are a few reminders
*Doors open at 8:55am. All students enter on the playground
side.Students are now to report
directly to the classroom at the bottom of the stairs.If your child needs to eat
breakfast, they need to tell Mrs. Banker as soon as they enter the room.
*If you have not returned your forms for the office, please
do so ASAP.
*Please let us know
of any day to day changes in how your child will be picked up.If they usually walk and will be picked up by
car instead, we need to know which door to dismiss your child from.
*Everyone did a great job adjusting during the first two
days.A few things the class needs to work
on as a whole this week:
talking when an adult is talking.Many
of the boys and girls are a having a very hard time with this when we are
speaking to the whole group, and not directly to them.
hand before calling out.
directions given by an adult.Saying “no”
or “I don’t want to” are not appropriate responses.
an “inside voice”.We have 20 students
this year.It can get very noisy!
We know Kindergarten is a huge change from Preschool.Mrs.
Banker and I will always help and support you and your child any way we
can.Please let us know how we can help!
Schedule this week:
Monday – Art, Tuesday – Library and Gym, Wednesday – Music,
Thursday – Gym, Friday- Art
Monday - Day B - Art
Tuesday - Day C - Art
Wednesday - Day D - Gym and Library
Thursday - Day E - Music
Friday - Day A - Gym
find our last Scholastic Book order for the year enclosed.Thank you to everyone who has ordered through
the year – we have been able to get many free books for the class with your
This week in
Language Arts, we have been reviewing the letter X.We learned more about punctuation, and when
to add a question mark at the end of a sentence.We also reviewed opposites.The Take Home Book this week was “Our Boat”.
In Math, we
continued to review 2 and 3 –Dimensional shapes (circle, square, triangle, rectangle,
hexagon (6 sides) and trapezoid. Cube, sphere, cylinder, box, and cone.)We are also working on addition and
subtraction facts with answers up to 5.
only 36 school days left in the year!We
all need to remember that we still need to follow the rules, and continue to do
our best job on our work.We have many
fun activities coming up at the end of the year, and we all want to be able to
Don’t Forget – We have 3 more swimming lessons – Thursdays March
20th and 27th, and April 3rd.
We are collecting spare change for the Pasta for Pennies challenge
to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.The winning class will get a pasta lunch catered by Olive Garden!
This week in Language Arts we worked on the naming and
action part of sentences, added the number words “one”, “two” , “three”, “four”,
“five” to our list.The Take Home Book
today is “Our Musical Adventure”.
In Math we continued to find different ways to make addition
sentences totaling 8, 9, and 10.
forget No School Monday, February 3. No
school on Monday, February 20.
begins next Thursday, Feb. 6, and continues every Thursday for the next eight
weeks. We will be sending home more detailed information later this week.
This week in Language Arts we've been working on
letters D and K. We've added the site words “look”, “see”, and “white” to our list.
We read stories about Martin Luther King Jr. and George Washington. We continue
to work on words with short a and short i, rhyming, and verbs.
In Math we worked on two and three dimensional shapes,
counting to 50, and continued to work on our addition facts.
Don't forget to bring your book folders back on Friday!
Your child will be able to choose a new book on Tuesday.
This week Bacon School celebrated Kindness Week. Students also have a chance to visit the Bear Bucks store on
Friday. They can spend the Bear Bucks they have earned for good behavior.
Enjoy your week!
Miss Anton and Mrs. Banker
Don't Forget No School Next Monday, January 20th, 2014! It was pointed out to us that the Scholastic book order went home with a due date of Jan. 20th when we are off. Please change the due date to Tuesday, Jan. 21st.
Please turn in your swimming permission slips as soon as possible.
We have had an interesting week in our room. Due to leaking pipes in other parts of the building, we had to cover almost everything in the room with plastic as a precaution. Mrs. Banker and I are happy to say the boys and girls handled the change very well and we look forward to getting back to normal this week!
This week in Language Arts, we worked on letters N and B. We added the sight words "me", "she" and "with" to our list. The Take Home Books this week were "Nat and Nan" and "Nat!" We learned that verbs are action words, they tell what the person or animal is doing. Our story this week was "Little Panda" which told about a baby panda at the San Diego Zoo. We enjoyed seeing the San Diego Zoo's Live Panda Cam http://zoo.sandiegozoo.org/cams/panda-cam The page also has links to live cams for other animals at the zoo.
In Math we have been comparing objects by length and height, counting to 50 by ones and tens, and continue working on our addition facts. Don't forget to practice your flash cards at home!
Just a reminder – our
swimming lessons at the Holly City Family Center start next month!More information and permission slips will be
coming home soon.Please make sure your
child has a bathing suit that fits them and a towel.
Our schedule for this
Monday – Day D –
Library and Gym
Tuesday – Day E –
Wednesday – Day A –
Thursday – Day B –
Friday – Day C – Art
Also, No School on
Monday, January 20th in honor of Martin Luther King Day.