Mrs. Mary Beier

   
                   
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                        WELCOME TO MRS. BEIER'S KINDERGARTEN

                                                         
 Happy Fall


The children have settled into the school routine and there are a lot of exciting things happening this month!

Starting Monday,October 1, students should be in full school uniform. This includes a tie and sweater vest for the boys and a tie for the girls. Please have your child in school uniform for Tuesday, Oct. 2 for class pictures. Your child can wear shorts underneath school uniform and don't forget their sneakers.


Some topics we will be studying this month will include:

*Autumn Changes- Seasons-Weather
*Pumpkins: Life Science
*Fire Safety: Personal Safety
*Bats and Spiders: Life Science
*Fall Activities
*Halloween Craft
*Christopher Columbus
*Five Senses 


Special Classes are: 

Monday - Art 
Tuesday - Music and Gym (children should wear gym cloths to school with sneakers),             
Wednesday
 - Library (don't forget to bring back your library book)   
                    T
hursday – Learning Center    

 
Please continue to read for 15 minutes every night with your child. Your child should write their name in pencil, using lower case letters and color all homework with crayons. (No markers) The homework will be sent home on Friday in the homework folder and return back to school in the homework folder completed on the following Friday. Please check the date to see when the Family Homework Project are due each month. 


Review Needed Skills -Take a few minutes each day to help reinforce skills that your child needs extra practice with.  Please continue to practice cutting, coloring in one direction and in the lines, letter sounds, writing letters and numbers in the proper formation, oral counting up to 30, tying shoes, zippering and buttoning, and memorizing home information. (Phone number and address) A little practice at home each night goes a long way! 


We have started our comprehensive Reading and Language Arts Reading Street. We have completed reviewing recognition and naming all 26 uppercase and lowercase letters in random order, identifying  book elements, recognizing rhyming words, reading sight words and writing our first name correctly. This month we will cover letters Mm, Tt and Aa, (short a) Please continue to review letter recognition and letter sounds daily with your child. This will help lay a strong foundation for reading when your child begins to blend letter sounds into words. 


In Math, your child will be learning to compare and count numbers to 10. Students will understand the relationship between numbers and quantities.  They will understand that the last number said tells the number of objects counter. Also, students should understand that each successive number refers to a quantity that is one larger. The children will be using matching and counting strategies. A great home activity would be to gather two sets of household items. Line some of them up on a table in two groups of different quantities. Ask your child to count and tell you how many are in each set. Have your child point to the set that has a greater number of objects. Then ask your child to point to the set with the number of objects that is less. Change the number in each group and repeat the activity. 


In Religion, the children will be learning about God’s love for us. They will recognize that God made the world and everything in it. Highlighted are God’s gifts of light, water, and the land. The children will come to respect their role in taking care of all the gifts God has given us in his creation. Please practice saying the Hail Mary, Our Father and Glory Be.


THERE'S ALWAYS SOMETHING TO DO 
Oct. - Extra Practice Writing At Home 

Many of these exercises say "draw and write". At this point in the school year, the writing may not make any sense at all, and that is fine. Let the children experiment with writing.  At this point, any time a child places a pencil to paper it is good. 
1. Draw a picture of 3 things that you can do to stay safe.
2. Write and draw 3 things that start with the letter "Mm". 
3. Write and draw 3 things that start with the letter "Tt". 
4. Write and draw 3 things that start with the letter "Aa". 
5. Draw a picture of a pumpkins life cycle. (seed-vine) 
6. Write a sentence with the word "I" in it and illustrate. 
7. Write a sentence about Halloween and illustrate. 
8. Draw 8 objects and write the number and number word. 
9. Draw 9 objects and write the number and number word.
10. Draw a picture of Christopher Columbus. 
11. Be a Meteorologist. The weather today is..... 
12. Write a sentence about how you help around the house and illustrate. 
13. Write your first and last name. Draw a picture of yourself. 
14. Write and draw about apples. 
15. Draw a picture that shows "10" of something.


Secret Message - Happy Halloween – Write this message down on a piece of paper and bring it to school for a surprise. 


Recommended Fall Books

Apples by Gail Gibbons
Apples and Pumpkins by Anne Rockwell

Apple Picking Time by Michele Slawson
Autumn: An Alphabet Acrostic by Steven Schnur
Autumn Leaves by Gail Saunders
Autumn Story by Jill Barklem
Big Pumpkin by Erica Silverman
Clifford Loves Autumn by Norman Bridwell
Clifford's First Autumn by Norman Bridwell
Every Autumn Comes the Bear by Jim Arnosky
Fall Is Here! I Love It! by Elaine Good
Fresh Fall Leaves by Betsy Franco
How Do Apples Grow? by Betsy Maestro
How Do You Know It's Fall? by Allen Fowler
I Am A Leaf by Jean Marzollo
It's Fall! (Celebrate the Seasons) by Linda GlaserIn November by Cynthia Rylant
Johnny Appleseed: A Tall Tale by Steven Kellogg
Patty's Pumpkin Patch by Teri Sloat
Possum's Harvest Moon by Anne Hunter
Pumpkin Fiesta by Caryn Yacowitz
Pumpkin, Pumpkin by Jeanne Titherington
Pumpkin Soup by Helen Cooper
Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert
Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf by Lois Ehlert
Scarecrow by Cynthia Rylant
Squirrels by Brian Wildsmith
The Great Pumpkin Switch by Megan McDonald
The Little Scarecrow Boy by Margaret Wise Brown
The Lonely Scarecrow by Tim Preston