September newsletter
Hello and welcome to Autumn!

We have been very hard at work learning our new rules and our way around the school! We will be learning new words: the, is, here, an, a, and also our special words like rotate, stout, estimate, vowel, primary colors.

Rhyming is coming along well too... keep practicing.

We are anticipating our Apple unit and learning about community helpers!

Check out Mentor Police Departments new KID’s page by logging onto City of Mentor, click on Police department, and look for kid’s page. Adult and child helmets available for $8.

Remember recycling is happening here at Sterling Morton. Drop off -paper, cardboard & telephone books anytime in the Green & Yellow bins outside in the parking lot (we earn $) and also aluminum can recycling -bring them into school in plastic bags and they can be set outside Dr. Schock’s classroom door or the boiler room door!!!

As always, thanks for sharing your child with us this year!


The Kindergarten Teachers


10- Red day

12-Yellow day

14-Blue day

17-Purple day

19- Green day (send in a green snack)

20-K vision & speech screenings-Market Day pick up

21- Orange day & K walk to the public library

24- Black & White Day

26-Brown Day


4- visit from the Mentor Police

5- fundraisers due

12- No School

17-visit from a firefighter

18- Market day pick up

20-visit from a police officer

18 & 19 & 24& 25- Kids Love Musical

27-PTA Carnival
31- Halloween parties 2:00 parade @ 2:15


We would like to ask the kindergarten parents to please use recyclable paper products and reusable containers at our parties. We would like to reduce our garbage output at parties by at least 50% this year and maybe more for next year.

PLEASE NO cupcakes, cakes or large cookies.

Recycling Info:

For the past two years, the kindergarten classes have been recycling paper and now will recycle aluminum cans.

The proceeds will be used for our greenhouse project.

Please bring in washed aluminum cans. Cans need to be placed in plastic bags. Students should not carry large quantities on the bus.

Thank you.

Ideas to help in Learning!

Through history, the hand and handprint has been used as a symbol of both our uniqueness and our commonality. From cave walls to Hollywood sidewalks to classrooms around the world, the handprint symbolizes humanity. The handprint also represents an essential component of our functionality. It is the physical representation of our ability to affect our environment by touching, grasping, pulling, pushing, and manipulating it. Have your child do some vertical writing on an easel, wall with paper, or a white board. Research has shown more brain activity when vertical writing is active. When children hold a marker, paint brush or other instrument against a vertical surface, extra muscles in the wrist and hand are strengthened - muscles that don't get exercise when students write on a table or other horizontal surface. The tiny hand and wrist muscles work against gravity in a different way on vertical surfaces. Vertical surfaces also help children coordinate their eyes with their hand movements, a skill known as eye-hand coordination. Start with using the walls of your tub. Children love playing with shaving cream during bath time. It is an excellent time to practice shapes or letters. If you have white tub walls, you might consider adding color to your shaving cream for contrast or using tub finger paints. In addition, magnetic letters or shapes can be used on mirrors or refrigerator doors.

Pieraccini, V. (2002). Improving your Child's Hand Skills Using Verticla Writing. Special Child, . 27
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