Mrs. Lamb’s Kindergarten News – Room 407
Friday, September 8, 2017
We are off to a great start in kindergarten. During our first week of school we’ve spent a lot of time learning the rules and daily routine. We have met the principals and most related arts teachers. We have spent time learning and practicing our classmate’s names. Ask your child if he/she can name 3 classmates for you. I think you’ll be impressed!!
Supplies: Thank you to parents for sending in school supplies. It is a big help to have the children prepared. And thanks for being so prompt in sending back the heaps of paper work, as well as submitting the forms online. If you have not finished the forms and/or sent in the needed items, please do so as soon as possible.
Spirit Day: We celebrate spirit day at Rehoboth Elementary School on the first Friday of each month. It is just for fun to wear school colors (blue and/or yellow/gold) and show our school spirit. Spirit t-shirts will be for sale soon. It is not necessary to have a Rehoboth Elementary shirt to show spirit. Anything with school colors is great! Please don’t go out and buy something new.
Snack: We have a small snack each day. The students definitely enjoy the quick snack break in the afternoon. We have the class snack all together. All contributions are greatly appreciated (i.e. pretzels, goldfish, cookies, crackers, fruit snacks, napkins, etc…). I will keep an on-going supply in the classroom, and send a note when we begin to run low. You may send something when it is convenient for youJ Thanks to all of the families who have already sent items in!
Lunch & Breakfast: Our lunch order, as well as lunchtime in the cafeteria is getting smoother each day. Breakfast is also served everyday at school. Please talk with your child about eating breakfast at home or school. Please send a note to let me know if your child is NOT permitted to eat breakfast at school. If a child tells me they want to go to breakfast and have not eaten at home, I will let him/her go to breakfast. Also, if you want to send money (cash or check) to school for breakfast or lunch, please use the daily folder. I check folders EVERY morning. You may also go online to: paypams.com
Birthdays: We will celebrate each child’s special day. Please contact me in advance if you would like to send in a small treat for the class.
Rules: We continue to review school, cafeteria, hallway, playground and cafeteria rules. Please keep reminding your child about the rules and how important it is to follow them. We are working on a rules book in class. It should come home next week. Hopefully your child can teach you about the rules and you can reinforce them at home.
Language Arts: Next week we will be learning and practicing many nursery rhymes. This is an important Language Arts skill and will be on our report card. We will read many nursery rhyme stories and do many art and music projects with nursery rhymes. It is fun and important to sing/say nursery
rhymes at home. We have begun singing the ABC song and naming letters. We will learn about our names and friends in many fun ways. Please help your child to write his/her name and name the letters. Can your child name the letters out of order? In order to prepare for more writing, we will practice the formation of letters. We have a program called Handwriting Without Tears. The Children have fun with this program and are able to practice letters and strokes with many different medias.
Math: We are working on counting with one to one correspondence. We have calendar time and number talks most days. Some of the calendar skills are 1:1 counting, number recognition, patterns and sequencing. During our number talks the students are encouraged to share thoughts, ideas and strategies about numbers. Number talk time allows the students to come up with their own ideas, talk thru and analyze those ideas and then make conjectures. The children are also free exploring Math Tubs filled with manipulatives right now. They will use these manipulatives for many skills, activities, games and projects throughout the entire school year.
Remind: If you haven’t signed up for Remind yet, please try to do this. I will send many class reminders and class information this way. Newsletters will eventually be posted online as well. Please let me know if you have difficulty accessing the internet and/or our school website.
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Again, welcome to Rehoboth Elementary! I am so happy to be your child’s teacher and look forward to an exciting and busy year. Give your child a hug for a successful first week of full day kindergarten! I know they are ready for the weekend. It is a big adjustment for them and we work hard ALL day long!
Enjoy the weekendJ