Tardy Bell: 8:45
Day 1 P.E.
Day 2 Music
Day 3 P.E.
Day 4 Art
Day 5 Spanish
Day 6 Library/ Guidance
Quarter 1 Highlights
First Quarter Calendar
Kindergarten Orientation – August 27
at 7:00 p.m.
1st Day of School – August 29th
No School Labor Day – September 5th
PTO General Meeting – September 27th
at 6:30 p.m.
Back to School Night – September
27th at 7:00 p.m.
Picture Day – September 30th
Book Fair – October 21-27th
Volunteer Training – October 6th at
No School- October 10th
Interims home – October 11th
PALS Assessment – October
Monster Bash-October 28th
Pumpkin Day – October 31st
End of First Quarter – November 3rd
No School – November 4th – Teacher
No School – November 7th – Parent
No School - November 8th - Election
No School – November 11th -
Report Cards go home - November 16th
What’s Cooking in Kindergarten?
We will read and compare several
versions of The Gingerbread Man with emphasis on setting, characters,
beginning, middle and ending. We will sequence the events and practice
retelling the story using complete sentences. We will measure and mix and
make a giant gingerbread man, but, of course, he will escape from the
oven! We will tour the school looking for him. You will have to ask
your child how the story ends!
In celebration of fall, we will use
an assortment of apples for Apple Math activities. Apples will be used
* make a picture graph and sort our
apples by color: red, green, yellow.
* estimate how many links we need to
go around our apple.
* estimate which weighs more:
our apple or a block and then use a scale to determine if we were
correct. We will predict and test our hypothesis to see how many blocks
it takes to balance our apple.
* experiment to see if our apple
will float or sink. We will have fun testing other objects, too.
* sort our apples by size:
small, medium, large.
* arrange them in order:
first, second, third, fourth, fifth.
When we are finished with all our
activities, we will recycle the apples into homemade applesauce!
Pumpkin Day is coming Friday,
This is a very special day for
kindergartners and is considered our “in house” field trip. Many
volunteers are needed to make this event a success! Contact your child’s
teacher if you can help! Students will rotate among pumpkin-related
centers doing the following activities:
* counting and sorting pumpkin seeds
in piles of 10
* making Jack–o–lantern faces using
shapes (circles, triangles, rectangles, squares)
* going on a pumpkin hunt
* pumpkin/sink or float
* pumpkin carving/jack–o– lantern
* estimation activities
* pumpkin snacks
Our emphasis during our first nine
weeks of kindergarten will be:
Recognizing our own name
Recognizing names of classmates
Writing our name correctly (only the
first letter of our name is upper case)
Associating letters with sounds
Discussing seasonal changes with an
emphasis on fall
Listening to and retelling familiar
Identifying characters, setting, beginning,
Counting 1 – 10
Making sets of up to 10 objects
Writing numbers 1 - 10
Identifying, tracing, describing,
and comparing shapes (circle, square, rectangle, triangle)
Understanding positional words
Sorting by color, shape, attribute
Learning the Pledge of Allegiance
and about the American Flag
Learning to be a good citizen
(following the Ways to Be at OBE)