Mrs. Vande Hei's Newsletter

Week of October 13-17th

"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart." ~Helen Keller

Fall is perhaps one of the most gorgeous times of the year! Besides the falling temps, it is my favorite time of the year! Your child has been 'warming up' in kindergarten by staying busy with their learning, each and every day. If they don't come home tired every day, you have a super-human child in your home!

Week in Review

Our week was spent learning about pumpkins and how a pumpkin grows. In math, we estimated the number of pumpkin seeds that we could each pull out of a pumpkin and continued learning about how to make arrangements with our tiles to represent a number. We also spent time working on addition and subtraction using our tiles as manipulatives to help us get a better understanding of this concept. In science, we used our senses to describe the outside of a pumpkin and the inside. For many kids, it was their first time sticking their hand inside of a pumpking! SLIMY and GOOEY! The students are continuing their Daily 5 rotations during our literacy block and they are doing a great job! I have been testing students all week during this time and will share those results at conferences.

Dates to Remember

Oct 23: Parent-Teacher Conferences 4-7 pm
Oct 28: Parent-Teacher Conferences 4-7 pm
Oct 30: Parent-Teacher Conferences 8-11:30/No School
Oct 31: No School