Mrs. Carignan's Weekly Newsletter

Dear Kindergarten Families, October 6, 2017

This week we had a visit from Bonny White from the UVM extension. She will be visiting our classroom for the next 2 Thursdays to teach us about nutrition and healthy eating choices. This week we learned about grains and all helped make fried rice. Yummy!

In literacy this week we focused on learning about autumn. We discussed why leaves change color and studied the life cycle of a pumpkin. We read the books Pumpkins, Pumpkins Everywhere by Smriti Prasadam-Halls, Pumpkin Soup by Helen Cooper, I am a Leaf by Jean Marzollo, Falling Leaves 1, 2, 3 by Tracey E. Dils, and A Day at the Police Station by Richard Scarry.

We are practicing letters Aa-Ll and numbers 0-10.

Our theme this month continues to be How Do We LIve Work and Play Together. We are studying communities and community helpers. As part of this study, we had a visit from Captain Mark Carignan from the Brattleboro Police Department. The kids had some great questions for him like, “Why are there lights on the cars?” and Why is your uniform blue?”

During math we reviewed the concepts of 1 more and 1 less. We did this by pretending to make a fruit salad with plastic fruit, adding one more or taking one out. Another way we showed one more and one less was making “parades” out of little plastic bears.

Have a great weekend!

Mrs. Carignan

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