Tuesday, November 27, 2018

November 26th-30th


Mrs. Kaber's Kindergarten News
November 26th-30th

Our Focus for the Week:

Character Formation:  
Week 13: Crossing The Red Sea
Virtue: Courage- God's power for you to overcome fear.
Jesus Time:
The Battle of Jericho (Joshua 6:1-20)
Bible verse: Nothing will be impossible with God. Luke 1:37

Math:
Create AB pattern Chain Decorations
Exploring a Geo board
Making shapes on a Geo board
Placing an object on a graph


Handwriting:
Review Center Starting Capitals: C O Q G S A I T
Numbers: 7, 8, 9 & 10


Language Arts:
Making Meaning: Read- Brave Bear
Being a Reader: Read- Millions of Snowflakes
Shared Reading: The Gingerbread Man, The Gingerbread Baby, Gingerbread Pirates, Gingerbread Friends, Gingerbread Bear
Sight Words: color words (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, black, brown) 
Poem: Gingerbread Man
Focus Letter Sound: G

Science
:

We are starting our Materials and Motion investigations.  The class will learn where wood comes from, what is made of wood, what happens when wood gets wet, and how you can change the shape of wood. 


Specials
M-Spanish
T- P.E & Music
W- Library (Please return Library books today!)
Th- P.E
Friday- Choir

Dates to Remember:
December 6th- Santa's Workshop
December 12th- Kindergarten is hosting chapel.  Your child will have have a line they will need to practice at home as well as school.  We will be sending the lines home this week!  You are welcome to join us for chapel from 8:30-9:00 am.
December 17th- Advent Worship Service.  The children will be a part of the service. 6:30-7:30 at Concordia Kirkwood
December 21st- Class Party & End of Quarter
December 24th-Jan 4th- NO SCHOOL
Jan 21st- NO SCHOOL (MLK Jr. Day)


A Note from Mrs. Kaber:
I can't believe we are almost to December!  The children are preparing and anticipating the celebration of the birth of Jesus!  Please mark your calendar for the upcoming dates ahead! 

Blessings on your week. - Mrs. Kaber 
  

Monday, November 5, 2018

November 5-9th


Mrs. Kaber's Kindergarten News
November 5th-9th

Our Focus for the Week:

Character Formation:  
Week 11- Pharaoh and the Plagues
Virtue- Respect: God's power for you to honor him and others
Jesus Time:
The 10 Plagues (Week 2)

Math:
Lessons 46 & 47 (make-up) 48-50
Showing Time to the Hour on a Clock
Identifying Ordinal Position to Fourth
Identifying Before, After, and Between
Writing Money Amounts to 10 Cents
Ordering Money Amounts to 10 Cents
Identifying an Object that Doesn't Belong to a Group

Handwriting:
Center starting Capitals: I, T, J (make-up)
Number: 6 (review)
Mat Man
Center Starting Capitals Review

Language Arts:
Making Meaning: Read- Say Hello
Being a Reader: Read- Barnyard Banter
Shared Reading: Turkey Trouble, Give Thanks for Each Day, Thanksgiving Day, I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie, Pilgrims of Plymouth, 
Sight Words: it, a, me (review)
Poem: Out In The Garden
Focus Letter Sound: E

Social Studies:
In Social Studies we are going to study the Earth.  We will cover the seasons, forests, plains, mountains, oceans, and start looking at maps.
We will also talk about Pilgrims and Native Americans and talk about giving thanks for what we have.

Specials
M-Spanish
T- P.E & Music
W- Library (Please return Library books today!)
Th- P.E
Friday- Choir

Dates to Remember:
November 19-23- No School Happy Thanksgiving!


A Note from Mrs. Kaber:
Thanks for all the parent helpers who came along on our field trip on Friday!  The children had a nice time!  We love taking our Science outside of the classroom. Good luck growing your plant :)

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

October 29th- November 2nd

Mrs. Kaber's Kindergarten News
October 29th-November 2nd

Our Focus for the Week:

Character Formation:  
Week 11- Pharaoh Does Not Obey God
Virtue- Integrity: God's power for you to be true to Him and yourself.  
Jesus Time:
The 10 Plagues (Week 1)

Math:
Lessons 43-47
Identifying a Missing Piece in a Matrix
Acting Out Story Problem Using Pennies
Identifying Time to the Hour
Showing Time to the Hour on a Clock
Identifying Ordinal Position to Fourth
Handwriting:
Center starting Capitals: S, A, I, T, J
Number: 6

Language Arts:
Making Meaning: Read- Pumpkin, Pumpkin
Being a Reader: Read- Gossie
Shared Reading: Pumpkin Soup, Fall Pumpkins, Oh My Pumpkin Pie, The Biggest Pumpkin Ever, Happy Halloween Biscuit, Sixteen Runaway Pumpkins, The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything
Sight Words: it, a, me
Poem: I'm a Little Pumpkin
Science:
This week we are learning about the Pumpkin Life-cycle.  We are also learning how to make observations, predictions, and use our investigation skills to learn more about pumpkins.
   
Specials
M-Spanish
T- P.E & Music
W- Library (Please return Library books today!)
Th- P.E
Friday- Choir

Dates to Remember:
November 2nd- Field Trip to Missouri Botanical Gardens
November 19-23- No School


A Note from Mrs. Kaber:
Don't forget to have your child bring a home lunch on Friday.  We may not be back from Missouri Botanical Gardens in time for school lunch.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

October 8th-12th


Mrs. Kaber's Kindergarten News
October 8th-12th

Our Focus for the Week:

Character Formation:  
Week 8- Joseph Forgives His Brothers
Virtue- Integrity: God's power for you to be true to Him and yourself.  
Jesus Time:
God Speaks to Moses (Exodus 3)
Bible Words to Know: Speak, Lord, for Your servant hears. 1 Samuel 3:9
Math:
Lessons 31-34
Identifying, Describing, and Comparing Triangles and Squares
Naming a Shape Using Three Attributes (Shape, Color, and Size)
Describing the Relative Position of Objects
Identifying, Creating, and Extending AB Sound and Movement Patterns
Sorting a Collection of Objects
Oral Assessment (continued)
Handwriting:
Corner Capitals: Z
Center Starting Capitals: C, O
Number:5
Songs and Activities: Corner Capitals Review

Language Arts:
Making Meaning: Read- Friends at School
Being a Reader: Read- The More We Get Together
Shared Reading: Miss Mingo and the Fire Drill, Curious George at the Fire Station, Fire Engine No.9, Firefighter Ted, I want to be a Firefighter
Sight Words: we, are, am
Poem: The More We Get Together
Science:
The students are excited to start their weather observations.  We are learning about meteorologists and tools we use to measure weather. 
   
Specials
M-Spanish
T- P.E & Music
W- Library (Please return Library books today!)
Th- P.E
Friday- Choir

Dates to Remember:
October 19th- Class Harvest Party
October 24th- Breakfast with a Buddy
October 25th- NOON DISMISSAL (Parent teacher conferences)
October 26th- NO SCHOOL (Parent teacher conferences)

A Note from Mrs. Kaber:
Don't forget to turn in your church attendance form and your 1st Quarter service project form so I can enter it in the system.  Thank you!

Monday, October 1, 2018

October 1st-5th


Mrs. Kaber's Kindergarten News
October 1st-5th

Our Focus for the Week:

Character Formation:  
Week 7- Joseph Sold By His Brothers (Genesis 37)
Virtue- Responsibility: God's power for you to be accountable to God and others. 
Jesus Time:
Joseph's Brothers Get Food in Egypt (Genesis 41:37-45:15)
Bible Words to Know: For those who love God all things work together for good. Romans 8:28
Math:
Lessons 27-30 (2)
Acting Out Story Problems
Identifying Ordinal Position To And Forth
Covering Designs Using Pattern Blocks
Sequencing Daily Events
Oral Assessment
Handwriting:
Corner Capitals: XY
Number:4 (review)
Songs and Activities: Mystery Letters on the Chalkboard, Draw Mat Man

Language Arts:
Making Meaning: Read- Flower Garden
Being a Reader: Read- I Went Walking
Shared Reading: Caps For Sale, Jobs, Career Day, Fancy Nancy and the Fall Foliage, ABC of Jobs, Leaf Jumpers
Sight Words: the, are, I
Poem: School Carnival
Social Studies:
We will begin our Unit 3 with learning about work, different type jobs, and how people earn money and use money by trading it for goods.   
Specials
M-Spanish
T- P.E & Music
W- Library (Please return Library books today!)
Th- P.E
Friday- Choir

Dates to Remember:
October 19th- Class Harvest Party
October 24th- Breakfast with a Buddy
October 25th- NOON DISMISSAL (Parent teacher conferences)
October 26th- NO SCHOOL (Parent teacher conferences)

A Note from Mrs. Kaber:
I want to say Thank you to all the parent helpers that went on the field trip to Powder Valley last Friday.  The students really had a wonderful time and enjoyed finding all the items in nature.  Here are some pics from the trip...






Have a wonderful week!

Mrs. Kaber


Tuesday, September 25, 2018

September 24th-28th


Mrs. Kaber's Kindergarten News
September 24th-28th

Our Focus for the Week:

Character Formation:  
Week 6- Jacob Wrestles With God
Virtue- Courage: God's power for you to overcome fear.
Jesus Time:
Jacob Lies and Runs Away (Genesis 27; 28:10-22)
Bible Words to Know: Your steadfast love, O Lord, extends to the heavens. Psalm 26:5
Math:
Lessons 23-26
Naming a shape piece using three attributes (color, size, shape)
Matching a number card to a set of objects
Creating and reading an AB color pattern (with linking cubes)
Creating and reading an AB color pattern (with teddy bear counters)
Acting out Story Problems
Handwriting:
Corner Capitals: L U V W
Number:4
Songs and Activities: "Sliding Down to the End of the Alphabet"

Language Arts:
Making Meaning: Read- Cat's Colors
Being a Reader: Read- The Itsy Bitsy Spider
Shared Reading: Apple Picking, Fall Colors, Let It Fall, Little Tree, Because of an Acorn
Sight Words: the, are
Poem: The Itsy Bitsy Spider
Science:
We are learning about the different type leaves, the shapes, and colors that we will see in the fall.  We will be going to Powder Valley on Friday for our Tree Investigation.  Please turn your slips in tomorrow and let me know if you are able to help out.  
Specials
M-Spanish
T- P.E & Music
W- Library (Please return Library books today!)
Th- P.E
Friday- Choir

Dates to Remember:
September 28th- Powder Valley Field Trip
September 28th-29th- School Carnival at Lutheran South
October 19th- Class Harvest Party
October 24th- Breakfast with a Buddy
October 25th- NOON DISMISSAL (Parent teacher conferences)
October 26th- NO SCHOOL (Parent teacher conferences)

A Note from Mrs. Kaber:
This is a wonderful time of year where we can see many changes around us.  Go on a nature hunt and see how many things you can find, ask your child questions, and get outside and enjoy fall!

Sunday, September 9, 2018

September 10

Mrs. Kaber's Kindergarten News
September 10th-13th

Our Focus for the Week:

Character Formation:  
Week 4- God Promises Abraham
Virtue- Integrity- God's power for you to be true to Him and yourself
Jesus Time:
God Blesses Abraham (Genesis 12:1-9)
Bible Words to Know: I will bless you. Genesis 12:2
Math:
Lessons 15-18
Covering Designs using Pattern Blocks
Sorting by Color
Creating Graphs
Acting out Story Problems
Handwriting:
Frog Jump Capital Review
Songs and Activities:
"Tapping to the ABCs"
"Hey, Hey Big Line"
Language Arts:
Making Meaning: Read-If You Give A Mouse a Cookie
Being a Reader: Read- The Alphabet
Shared Reading: If You Take A Mouse To School, If You Give A Mouse A Brownie, If You Give A Dog A Donut, If You Give A Pig A Party
Making Words with Magnets, Reading Letters on Cards
Poem: A Sticky Situation
Social Studies:
We will jump back into Social Studies this week and focus on positional words (under, over, next to etc.) and look at keys on a map.  We will discuss school rules, Safety, work on problem solving with friends, and talk about school helpers (teachers, librarian, custodian, nurse, secretary etc.).  
Specials
M-Spanish
T- P.E & Music
W- Library (Please return Library books today!)
Th- P.E
Friday- Choir

Dates to Remember:
September 14th- NO SCHOOL (Professional Development for Teachers)
September 28th- Powder Valley Field Trip
September 28th-29th- School Carnival at Lutheran South

A Note from Mrs. Kaber:
We had such a great week of school last week.  The children really enjoyed solving our mystery word (APPLES) and making homemade apple sauce.  Check out some of our highlights of the week:




In Him,


Mrs. Kaber