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Week 5-Apples, apples, apples

September 17, 2019 by Lauren Kelly

Hi parents/guardians,

The theme for this week is Apples, apples, & apples. We will be reading, writing, and doing math involving apples. We will introduce to students the five senses they have to explore various types of apples. Students will learn about their touch, taste, sight, hearing, and smell. Students will get to taste various types of apple treats, like apple juice, applesauce, and apple pie. Students will learn the life cycle of an apple from seed, sprout, tree, blossoms, and apples. Students will diagram and learn the parts of an apple, which are the skin, flesh, core, seeds, stem, and leaf. 

   **Thank you for the donations of apples to our classroom for this week!!  

For literacy this week, we will explore fiction and non-fiction books about apples. Students will read and create an apple bushel book. In math, students will continue practicing with numbers 0-5 in number, value, and written form. 

The letter sounds we will focus on for this week are: /Cc/ & /Uu/. The sight words for the week will be: go & in. 

HOMEWORK for the week: 20 minutes nightly of reading and math. 10 minutes of reading of your child’s choice of reading their own books from home, paper books from school, poems from their binder, or doing the Zoo-phonics chart and chants. 

For math, 10 minutes of IXL math from the website. Students are asked to do any kindergarten B modules: Numbers and counting up to 5.


   –Please make sure to send in headphones for your child, if you haven’t done so already. We will be doing listening center each day this week.

   -On Thursdays, please send a side and a drink with your child if they are having pizza day.

   Please read & then email or message me in what way & day/time you would like to volunteer for your 9 hours of volunteering each trimester for your student/family. There are many options below and I am willing to work with parents, as needed. **To volunteer in the classroom you must pass a background check done through the OA office.

**Volunteer needs/options: 

   –Phonemic/reading support w/students-1 hour (9:50-10:50 a.m.) on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday each week

   –Math support-1 hour (11:50-12:50 p.m.) on Monday, Tuesday, or Thursday each week

   –Art support– 1 hour (12:50-1:50) on Thursdays

   –Classroom clean-up (Wipe down tables, chairs, etc.) Any time after 3:00 p.m.

   –Holiday party centers: 1 hour as needed and will be scheduled closer to Holiday dates throughout the school year.

  –Curriculum prep: creating/stapling paper books, cutting laminated items, cutting out for art projects, etc.-This will be usually once a week per volunteer.