Friday, October 24, 2014

Red Ribbon Week! (Oct. 27-31)

To celebrate Red Ribbon Week, students will be showing their support by wearing or bringing something from home.  Here is the schedule of what to do each day.

Monday            Color War
10/27               We all may be different colors, but together we make a beautiful rainbow. Students wear the color associated with their grade level. 

Pre K – Orange,    Kinder – Red,   1st – Blue,  2nd – Green,  3rd – Yellow,  4th – Orange,   5th - Red

Tuesday          Sock-it To me
10/28               Students wear crazy socks to school.

Wednesday     Team Up against drugs
10/29               Students wear their favorite team or Summitt shirt
Thursday         Too Smart to do drugs
10/30               Students wear favorite University/College shirt

Friday              Favorite book character
10/31               Students dress up as their favorite book character (Super hero, Thing 1 & Thing 2,                               Harry Potter) NO Masks, Props or accessories please. Parents, please use best                                       judgement on character dress up.  


Box Tops
We collect Box Tops at Summitt. So send in all those Box Tops you've been saving! 
It's easy!

1) Put them in a bag.
2) Label bag with child's name and our class Cao-Kinder.
3) Turn it into office.  There's a blue box that you can drop them off in.
4) There are drawings so your child has a chance to win a coupon for a free ice cream from the cafeteria!
5) Start again!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

What a week!

Busy bees at work! Take a look at what we've been up to!

Wednesday:  We watched a show performed by Jose-luis Orozco.  He is a singer from California.  Our wonderful librarian booked him for us!  Thanks Mrs. Richey.  Here are some clips of that performance.  I was volunteered to go up and dance. YIKES!  It was fun! 

Computer lab every other Tuesday! 
We love going to the computer lab with Mrs. Neill.  She teaches the kids lots of things to do on the computer.  We have been a few times now and learned how to get onto ikeepbookmarks, starfall, and tux paint.  

Check us out!

Math games and songs:
The children have been working hard to learn how to create sets up to 10, comparing numbers, sorting, 2D shapes, counting to 100, and counting backwards from 20.  These are all important building blocks for mastery in math at the end of kindergarten.  

Here are some songs that the kids enjoy singing!

Science: 5 senses and properties of materials (matter)

Here is a song that we have learned and will continue to learn throughout the year.

We explored each sense.  

For sight: We went around the school looking at different things.

For smell: We smelled different things in containers such as peppermint, vanilla, orange, perfume, coffee, coco powder, etc... I also have different candle scents that the children can smell as well as smelly markers.

For touch: We traced our hands and talked about different textures that we can feel.  We got to feel different types of textures such as soft, hard, bumpy, and smooth. We glued different things in our science journal as we felt each texture.

For taste: We tasted something sweet (candy corn), salty (pretzel), sour (pickle), and bitter (extra dark chocolate).  Then we graphed what we liked/didn't like.

For hearing: We listened different sounds in containers and guessed what sound it belonged to. Then we played with musical instruments. 

Thanks for checking us out!  Until next time...have a great week!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Field trip success!

Our first field trip was a success!

We went to Zach Theater and watched "A year with Frog and Toad."  Here is a clip of what we saw! Not exactly, but here is the jist.  The actors that we saw were amazing! The kids all had a great time! 

Here is more info on ZACH theater.  We actually went to the small one but the new one looks like something your family would enjoy!

Just a reminder! NO SCHOOL on 
Monday, Oct. 13. 
It's Parent Conference day. Everyone is scheduled. Please check your child's daily folder for a reminder note. 
Have a great 3 day weekend. 
Enjoy that cool breeze!

Saturday, October 4, 2014

October is here!  

October 10: Zach Scott theater field trip
October 13-22: Parent Conferences (see sign up sheet in daily folder)
October 25: Fall Festival from 4-7 at Summitt Elementary (we need volunteers-let me know if you need help)
October 31: Kinder Halloween Activity Rotation Day!
(Please let me know if you can help volunteer from 8:30-10:00 for our rotation to other kinder classes)

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Sign up for Texts from Mrs. Cao!

Attention all Parents!!!

Do you read texts on your phone more often than you read e-mails? Then sign up for Remind. It is a service that will send you texts directly from me. I use it to send reminders, upcoming events, important dates, and other important "stuff." It is very convenient and SAFE. They will not share your number with anyone. If you are interested and want to sign up just click the link below to sign up:

Sign up for Remind here!

Here are some instructions if you need them.  Click below.

Get PDF instructions for Cao Kinder Crew

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