Mrs. Vande Hei's Newsletter
November 10-14

Thank You Veterans!

Our kindergarten children participated in a school wide moment of silence on November 11th to honor all the men and women who have served and continue to protect our country, providing us with the freedoms we deserve.

Family

Our focus this week in our writing, the stories I read to the students, and in social studies, was on families. We discussed all of the ways that families are alike and how they are different. There is an at home assignment to do with your child. It was sent home on Wednesday of this week. Please make sure you complete this as soon as possible so your child can share with the rest of the class. We read a story called "The Relatives Came" and did a project along with this book. Look for this in your child's take home folder!

Heart Words

We are up to 12 heart words! Your child is working on them every day at school! Keep encouraging them to do a good job with their reading strategies of stretchy snake, eagle eye, and lips the fish!

Math

We continued to investigate ways to make 10 by adding and using manipulatives. The students also worked on strengthening their knowledge of shapes by using a website called Starfall. Please visit my symbaloo for extra practice and reinforcement of skills taught in the classroom. I was very impressed with all of the students' increased knowledge of shape recognition since the beginning of the year!

Special Guest

On Wednesday, we had a presentation from State Trooper Austin who spoke with the students on seat belt safety. All of the students were buckled in the "Little Convincer" car seat by the state trooper so they could experience what it should actually feel like to be buckled in correctly. Many students stated that they sit in the front seat, don't always wear their seat belt, and don't sit in a car seat. Please read the material sent home with your child on Wednesday for everyone's safety.

Reminders

*PLEASE SEND A HAT AND GLOVES OR MITTENS TO SCHOOL WITH YOUR CHILD! SNOW PANTS WHEN WE HAVE SNOW!
*BOOK ORDERS DUE ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 17TH.
*FAMILY TURKEY DUE ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 17TH.
*ALL ABOUT ________ FAMILY ASSIGNMENT DUE ASAP!