Teddy Bear Times Oct. 4,2019

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News from Mrs. Gauen’s Kindergarten

          October 4, 2019

Also available online at http://www.westerville.k12.oh.us/

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Thank you to everyone who returned the permission slip for our trip to Lynd’s farm on Oct. 16th. If I do not have a slip for your child I sent another one in today’s folder. I must have it back by Monday. We will be going rain or shine so please dress for the weather. Hopefully we will have a nice day. We will go with Mrs. Shawver’s  AM class and will return at lunch time. We will be learning all about apples at the orchard and each child will be able to pick a bag of apples. 


If you have not signed up for a conference time please contact me to do so. Conferences will be Oct. 23rd in the evening and Oct. 24th all day and evening. There will not be any classes on the 24th or 25th. 


This week we have been continuing to learn our first few sight words. These are words that I expect the children to recognize quickly when they encounter them in their reading. We’ve been spelling the words with magnet letters and making the  words with paper pumpkins in our pumpkin patch. The words I have introduced are; I, am, see, the, like, can. Next week we’ll learn my. Please encourage your child to look for these words as you are sharing books together. I am in the process of preparing the Book in the Bags that we discussed at curriculum night. These will be coming home in the next few weeks. 


Have a great weekend, 

Kathy Gauen    


Upcoming dates

Oct. 16th Trip to Lynd’s farm 9:05-11:30

Oct. 18th NO SCHOOL Teacher work day

Oct. 23rd Evening parent/teacher conferences

Oct. 24th NO SCHOOL parent/teacher conferences from 8:00 am until 

8:00 pm

Oct. 25th NO SCHOOL

Oct. 31 Class party. 


Next Week’s Activities

We’ll be continuing to work on learning the sight words I, see, a, the, like, am, can and our new word my.

ABC Center                                         Computers

Making the sight words                         Lexia 

Practicing beginning sounds

123 Center                                            Science Center

 Number practice and                            examining and weighing gourds

counting using pumpkin seeds                                                                                            

Art Center                                            Shoebox Book

Ten Apples Up on Top                                

Listening Center                                  Writing Center

                                                         Practice writing the letters we have learned


Bridges Home Connection Book (The orange book sent home in August)

We have finished Unit One and are beginning Unit 2. Students can do pages 9-15 for reinforcement of the skills we have been practicing in class.