Kindergarten News: November 2017

What We Are Learning

Reading and Writing
  • Emergent Storybooks:

    • Mo Willems Books
      : Knuffle Bunny and Knuffle Bunny Too, Can I Play Too?, Should I Share My Ice Cream, A Big Guy Took My Ball
    • Classic Stories: The Three Bears, Three Billy Goats Gruff, The Three Little Pigs, Little Red Hen, The Gingerbread Man, Caps for Sale, The Carrot Seed, Harry the Dirty Dog, Bunny Cakes, Kitten’s First Full Moon
    • Using pictures and story elements to re-read and retell familiar stories
      • Characters
      • Setting
      • Sequence of events
      • Problem and solution
  • Writing skills: Illustrations, labels, beginning letter sounds, “stretching” out words (using invented spelling), Writing to communicate about things we learn at school
  • Phonics: letter sounds and lowercase letter handwriting
  • Measuring with nonstandard units (cubes)
  • Comparing sizes and quantities
  • Accurately counting a set of objects (1-12)
Social Studies
  • The people and places of the Children’s Lab School: Maps/Blueprints, Purposes for places in our school and Jobs at our school
  • Trees:  Functions of tree parts, Trees through the seasons
  • The seeds we planted on our field trip are sprouting in the classroom


  • Look inside your child’s homework folder every night for important information.  
  • Healthy food: If you are sending lunch for your child please send healthy foods only.
  • Shoelaces: Keep practicing tying laces!

Home Connection

  • Continue reading to your child at home.  Asking questions about the characters, setting, sequence of events, problem and solution. 
  • Lexia is an online resource that your child can use to build their literacy skills.  If you are unsure on how to login, ask your child’s teacher for more information. 
  • Please take advantage of this great resource! KidsA-Z has so many great leveled books that children can read on their own. You can access it from a computer, phone or tablet and there is an individualized login for each child

Important Dates

  • Monday, November 6 K-209 Field Trip to Queens Botanical Garden
  • Tuesday, November 7 Election Day - NO SCHOOL
  • Thursday, November 9, PA Meeting and Family Workshop 6:00pm
  • Wednesday, November 15  Picture Day
  • Thursday November 23 and Friday November 24  Thanksgiving Break - NO SCHOOL
  • Thursday, November 16 Half Day of school Dismissal at 11:30am PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES