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What's Happening in KA?


This week in KA (December 11-15):

I was so proud of the kids during the Christmas program last night.  They all looked so nice and did a great job singing.  Thank you to everyone that donated socks for our class Advent family.  We collected many pairs of socks for Hannah's Socks!

This week we continued working on subtraction.  We have completed our chapter and will take the chapter test next week before break.

We worked on the letter "B", focused on the words "are" and "now", and read informational text.  The students enjoyed learning some new facts about animals and their homes.  We worked on the -ap word family and focused on listening for beginning, middle, and ending sounds in words.  The students are really showing how many letter sounds they know!  It is exciting to watch them feel success as they sound out words to both read and write!

Next week in KA (December 18-20):

We will be completing the chapter 6, subtraction test next week in math.

In reading, we will be reviewing the words: are, now, you, my, what, with, me, and come.  We will be reading some Christmas stories and working on sequencing events.

We will continue talking about the season of Advent and the Holy Family.  We will be lighting our 3rd candle on our advent wreath, the pink candle.

We will be having our classroom Christmas party on Wednesday afternoon.  Those parents that signed up to help with this party have already been contacted.  Thank you, as always, for your continued support of all that we do in our classroom!

Please remember to have your child bring their library book in on Monday! 

Please also remember that as the weather is getting colder, your child needs to be dressed appropriately.  We go outside unless the temperature is below 20 degrees.  Many of the children complain they are cold when we are outside, it is very important they have hats, gloves and appropriate coats.  Please also be sure to label all of your child's belongings!

A number of students have been complaining about dry skin and/or sore lips.  If you feel that your child needs to have lotion or chapstick at school, please feel free to send it in their backpack.  Please label the item and place it in a bag with your child's name on the bag as well.  As always, I want the students to have what they need, but also wish to avoid any unnessasary distractions.  If your child needs something like this, please send a note letting me know they have it in their bag so that I can have them use it at appropriate times.  A conversation reminding your child that it is only used when needed would also be appreciated!  :)


Jenna Shinaberry
Kindergarten Teacher- KA