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Weekly Newsletter

Junior Kindergarten

Dear Parents,

This week we have been learning new things about Pilgrims, Native Americans, and the first Thanksgiving. We are planning our own classroom feast next Tuesday afternoon, when we will wear the Native American costumes we are making in our classroom and enjoy homemade chicken noodle soup, cornbread, and a pumpkin desert.  In keeping with the tradition of that first Thanksgiving celebration in America, each student will be asked to supply one item for our meal. 

If you still have gloves, hats, or coats that do not have your childs name in it, please take a minute to mark them.  We have lost a few items and have trouble identifying them if they are not marked with the students name.  Also, if your child is having trouble keeping track of gloves, you can use a large safety pin to fasten them to the bottom of their sleeve.  They can still get their hand into the glove, but it stays with their coat. Thanks for your support in keeping track of these possessions.

This week we introduced letters Kk, Ll, Mm, Nn, and Oo.  Please have Students show you how to write both upper and lower case letters and use the letter cards from the alphabet pocket in their STAR notebook as flash cards to help them recognize and name each letter.  We will assess understanding of counting, writing, and recognizing numbers 10-20 this week and begin learning shapes (circle, rectangle, square, and triangle).  This weeks sight word is and  Please have your student look for it in books, newspapers, and other printed material. Thanks for re-enforcing our learning with your students at home, it really does make a difference.

Don't forget that Wednesday through Friday next week is Thanksgiving vacation, so your students will only be in school Monday and Tuesday.  Have a great time reading, counting, shopping, eating, and spending quality time together.  I will be looking forward to getting back on track with them the following Monday.

As always, please contact me by emailing or stopping by our classroom if you have any questions or concerns.



Mrs. Hanks