Upcoming field trips:
1. Green Meadows Farm
Date: Nov. 1, 2017
Students will visit farm animals in their natural habitats. They will go on a hayride and be able to choose a pumpkin from the Pumpkin Patch.
2. Science – Neighborhood Walk
Students will identify plants (shrubs, trees, flowers, grass, etc.) in our neighborhood.
3. Farmer’s Market – PBL Apple Study
4. Brooklyn Botanical Garden
Please read with your child every night for at least 15 minutes. Ask your child questions and discuss the book you are reading. Consider using works from such great children’s authors as Donald Crews and Eric Carle.
Unit 1: Home and Environment
We are reading “A House for Hermit Crab” by Eric Carle. You may ask your child the following comprehension questions while you are reading “A House for Hermit Crab”:
-Where does Hermit Crab live?
-What does Hermit Crab’s home look like at the beginning of the story?
-Why is Hermit Crab nervous when he first leaves his shell?
-How does Hermit Crab know the shell he finds is a good home?
-Which sea creature do you think is the most difficult to add to Hermit Crab’s house? Use details from the text and pictures to help support your opinion.
-Do you think Hermit Crab’s shell is a good place for him to hide in the ocean?
Review the following vocabulary words:
Your child is learning to identify letters and letter sounds. We have currently introduced the letters Aa, Ff, Ii, Mm, Nn, Tt, and Uu. Practice letter sounds daily.
Ways to practice sight words:
-Word Hunt – Find sight words in magazines or newspapers, cut out, and glue to paper
-PlayDoh – Use Play-Doh to sculpt your words
-Flash Cards – Please review sight words daily
Please remember to complete homework assignments in composition notebook and “My Kindergarten Journal” spiral notebook.
Standards: (RL.K.1) Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
(RF.K.1d) Recognize and name all upper and lowercase letters in the alphabet.
(RL.K.4) Ask and answer questions about unknown words in a text.