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Collecting Leaves

Newsletter Collecting Leaves

September 15, 2016

We began our study of Fall or Autumn this week. We went for a walk around the Lewelling grounds and found many signs of the season. We found red, yellow, orange, brown, gold and purple leaves.

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bird study in kindergarten

Our Bird Study Culminates in a Family Research

September 15, 2016

Children are immersed in bird literature, poetry, songs, dances, and – of course – bird watching. Each child selects a bird to study and goes home with an envelope of books for family research. A week later the children return with a book they have written and illustrated about their special bird.

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Science Literacy and the Kindergarten Child

September 14, 2016

All young children deserve to experience a collection of books that they can enthusiastically sing and read from cover to cover – books that are a part of our shared cultural heritage.

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Give Children “I Can Read” Experiences:

September 13, 2016

All young children deserve to experience a collection of books that they can enthusiastically sing and read from cover to cover – books that are a part of our shared cultural heritage.

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poetry notebook pages

Using “I Can Read” Anthology Notebooks in the Classroom

September 9, 2016

Nothing supports a child as a successful reader, writer and speaker more than a rich storehouse of memorized language. It is this familiarity with the English language that allows the child’s decoding to be error free and their reading to be fluent.

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weather poems

Wondrous Words about the Weather:

September 9, 2016

Wondrous Words about the Weather: A Poetry Ritual. Children love to memorize, recite and perform language from their Poetry Notebooks (a.k.a. I Can Read Anthologies). Consider including the memorable language of the weather as you celebrate language with your children.

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weather

Learning the Language of Weather

September 9, 2016

Parents as Partners: Learning the Language of Weather. Once a month, your child will get to be the weather forecaster. He or she will report to us about what is happening with the weather.

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Organizing I Can Read Anthologies in Kindergarten

September 9, 2016

I Can Read notebooks or anthologies are a collection of poems, songs and finger plays that have been learned at school and can legally be copied to put into the children’s notebooks. They are a very powerful teaching tool in our classrooms. Both the students and the parents really enjoy and appreciate them!

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