Sunday, June 4, 2017

Last Week

No written homework. Please remember to have your child read nightly but I will not be sending guided reading books home.

This Week: 

sight words:  

soon, up, that, who, your, into, where, but, from, which, many, of, so, said, good, play, make, they, go, for, will, be, this, find, is, how, now, you, are, what, with, me, come, my, we, go, see, a, I, the, like,  to, can, and

Theme: Community helpers
Math: Graphing


Important Dates:

June 2:  Minimum Day/Family Picnic
June 8: Last Day or school/minimum day/Kindergarten Celebration

Kindergarten Field Day:
This will begin right away on the last day of school.  We need about 5 board approved parent volunteers for this event.  We will have stations set up and all kinder students will rotate through the centers.  We will finish up field day with a kindergarten picnic on the playground.  I have sent home info home this week about what your child has chose to contribute to our field day/picnic.  Please send in your item by this Tuesday or Wednesday.  Thanks for your support!

Kindergarten Celebration:
This is by far my favorite event of the year as well as the most difficult one for me to get through .  I want to warn you, as well as the students, that I tend to be very emotional and will do my best.  I would love for every student to have at least one adult present for the kindergarten celebration.  YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE BOARD APPROVED TO ATTEND!  Everyone is welcome to come and it can be quite crowded.  It is a special event that you won't want to miss.  This will begin at 10 am in the classroom on June 8.  I will unlock the gate by our classroom door.

Report Cards:
Report cards will come home on the final day of kindergarten.

Summer:
I can not stress how important it is for your child to continue reading daily over the summer.  If they do not, they will regress and could possibly begin 1st grade reading below grade level.  Be sure they are reading their book boxes at home and check the library for leveled readers.



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Monday, May 29, 2017

Week of May 29th

There will be no homework for the rest of the year.  Please remember to have your child read nightly but I will not be sending guided reading books home.

This Week: 

sight words:  

soon, up, that, who, your, into, where, but, from, which, many, of, so, said, good, play, make, they, go, for, will, be, this, find, is, how, now, you, are, what, with, me, come, my, we, go, see, a, I, the, like,  to, can, and

Theme: Community helpers
Math: Graphing


Important Dates:

May 31st:  Walk to Fire Station
June 2:  Minimum Day/Family Picnic
June 8: Last Day or school/minimum day/Kindergarten Celebration



Family Picnic:
This year, Cram will be having an End of the Year family picnic on Friday June 2.  This is a minimum day.  You are welcome to come at 11 and bring a lunch and set up a picnic on the field on the large playground or anywhere on campus.  Pick up for picnicking families will be at 11:00 from the classroom door.  Playground time will be provided for any students who do not have families here for the picnic.  Please let me know if you have any questions about the picnic day.  We will still have our regular minimum day lunch time at 10:20 so students can have a snack at that time should you send one.  


Field Trip:
We will be leaving around 9:45 to walk to the station.  Please be sure you get your late bird to school on time that day.  We will return around 11:15 to have lunch.  We have plenty of parents coming so that is great!  Please note, if you have not yet notified me, you may not attend.  Parents who have notified me, please give yourself enough time to check in at the office and then head over before we depart.  

Kindergarten Field Day:
This will begin right away on the last day of school.  We need about 5 board approved parent volunteers for this event.  We will have stations set up and all kinder students will rotate through the centers.  We will finish up field day with a kindergarten picnic on the playground.  I will be sending info home this week about what your child has chose to contribute to our field day/picnic.  Please send in your item by next Tuesday or Wednesday.  Thanks for your support!

Kindergarten Celebration:
This is by far my favorite event of the year as well as the most difficult one for me to get through .  I want to warn you, as well as the students, that I tend to be very emotional and will do my best.  I would love for every student to have at least one adult present for the kindergarten celebration.  YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE BOARD APPROVED TO ATTEND!  Everyone is welcome to come and it can be quite crowded.  It is a special event that you won't want to miss.  This will begin at 10 am in the classroom on June 8.  I will unlock the gate by our classroom door.

Report Cards:
Report cards will come home on the final day of kindergarten.

Summer:
I can not stress how important it is for your child to continue reading daily over the summer.  If they do not, they will regress and could possibly begin 1st grade reading below grade level.  Be sure they are reading their book boxes at home and check the library for leveled readers.


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Sunday, May 21, 2017

Week of May 22nd

The year is quickly coming to a close!  Only a few weeks left!  This will be our last week of homework!  There will be no word family or 1 minute read this week, only our daily homework, share homework and daily reading.  

This Week: 

sight words:  

soon, up, that, who, your, into, where, but, from, which, many, of, so, said, good, play, make, they, go, for, will, be, this, find, is, how, now, you, are, what, with, me, come, my, we, go, see, a, I, the, like,  to, can, and

Theme: Ocean
Math: Graphing


Important Dates:

May 26th:  Memorial Day kinder sing
May 29th: No school 
May 31st:  Walk to Fire Station
June 2:  Minimum Daay/Family Picnic
June 8: Last Day or school/minimum day/Kindergarten Celebration

Family Picnic:
This year, Cram will be having an End of the Year family picnic on Friday June 2.  This is a minimum day.  You are welcome to come at 11 and bring a lunch and set up a picnic on the field on the large playground.  Pick up for picnicking families will be at 11:10 from the classroom door.  Playground time will be provided for any students who do not have families here for the picnic.  Please let me know if you have any questions about the picnic day.
Memorial Day Sing:
Our kinders will be paying tribute to all the men and women who have lost their lives fighting for our country by singing patriotic songs this Friday, in the cafeteria.  We will be singing at 10:30 in the cafeteria.  Everyone is welcome to come and we will be encouraging the students to wear red, white and blue to school that day.  This is NOT a minimum day.

Field Trip:
We will be leaving around 9:45 to walk to the station.  Please be sure you get your late bird to school on time that day.  We will return around 11:15 to have lunch.

Kindergarten Field Day:
This will begin right away on the last day of school.  We need about 5 board approved parent volunteers for this event.  We will have stations set up and all kinder students will rotate through the centers.  We will finish up field day with a kindergarten picnic on the playground.  I will be sending info home about what your child has chose to contribute to our field day/picnic.  Please send in your item as soon as possible.  Thanks for your support!

Kindergarten Celebration:
This is by far my favorite event of the year as well as the most difficult one for me to get through .  I want to warn you, as well as the students, that I tend to be very emotional and will do my best.  I would love for every student to have at least one adult present for the kindergarten celebration.  YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE BOARD APPROVED TO ATTEND!  Everyone is welcome to come and it can be quite crowded.  It is a special event that you won't want to miss.  This will begin at 10 am in the classroom on June 8.  I will unlock the gate by our classroom door.

Report Cards:
Report cards will come home on the final day of kindergarten.

Summer:
I can not stress how important it is for your child to continue reading daily over the summer.  If they do not, they will regress and could possibly begin 1st grade reading below grade level.  Be sure they are reading their book boxes at home and check the library for leveled readers.


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Saturday, May 13, 2017

Week of May 15th

A huge thank you for all the love during Teacher Appreciation week!  The pictures, notes and gifts were wonderful but the thing that truly blesses me the most is spending my days with your little ones!  They make me smile everyday!  I will be doing some in class assessments this week during guided reading so I will not be sending book bags regularly again this week.  Please have your child read books from home. 

This Week: 

sight words:  soon, up

that, who, your, into, where, but, from, which, many, of, so, said, good, play, make, they, go, for, will, be, this, find, is, how, now, you, are, what, with, me, come, my, we, go, see, a, I, the, like,  to, can, and
Phonics:  digraphs

Reading:
Reading Strategies:  make your finger match the word,
                                 look at the Pictures (Eagle Eye)
                                check the first letter of the word (lips the fish)
                                 stretch out the sounds in the word (stretchy snake)
Word Family: -short u families
Theme: Ocean
Math: Subtraction


Important Dates:

May 26th:  Memorial Day kinder sing
May 29th: No school 
June 8: Last Day or school/minimum day/Kindergarten Celebration

Memorial Day Sing:
Our kinders will be paying tribute to all the men and women who have lost their lives fighting for our country by singing patriotic songs for you on May 26th in the cafeteria.  More information to come, but we are expecting to sing at 10:30.

Last Day of Kindergarten:
Our last day of kindergarten is approaching fast.  I can hardly believe it!  We will have a field day on June 8 and will follow this with an end of the year celebration in our classroom for our students and families.  You won't want to miss our Kindergarten Celebration in our classroom.  I do this event in lieu of a graduation.  Our school does not do kindergarten graduation but I assure you, this is a special celebration and I hope you all can make it.  More  info to come!

 One Minute Read:
We will have a NEW one minute read.  


Homework:
Thank you for supporting your child in the homework process.  You are helping to instill good habits that will help them be successful in future grades.
1.  One Minute Read:  Be sure to practice daily.  Instructions are clear on it.  Return in folder on Friday.  I'm really noticing the students who are improving in this!!  It makes a HUGE difference in their reading!
3.  Share homework

Don't forget to have your child complete the Daily Homework, nightly reading, and sight word flash cards.

Don't forget that taking time to read TO your child is extremely important.  You model fluency and voice as well as spend valuable time with your little one!






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Sunday, May 7, 2017

Week of May 8th

This Week: 

sight words: that, who

your, into, where, but, from, which, many, of, so, said, good, play, make, they, go, for, will, be, this, find, is, how, now, you, are, what, with, me, come, my, we, go, see, a, I, the, like,  to, can, and
Phonics:  digraphs

Reading:
Reading Strategies:  make your finger match the word,
                                 look at the Pictures (Eagle Eye)
                                check the first letter of the word (lips the fish)
                                 stretch out the sounds in the word (stretchy snake)
Word Family: -en family
Theme: Mothers
Math: Subtraction
Student of the Week:  Brennan

Important Dates:

May 12:  Mother's Day Tea/Minimum Day kinder only
May 26th:  Memorial Day kinder sing
May 29th: No school 
June 8: Last Day or school/minimum day/Kindergarten Celebration

Spirit Week:
Monday:  Mustache Monday
Tuesday:  Where's Waldo (beanies and stripes)
Wednesday:  Cowboy Day
Thursday: Christmas in May (Christmas attire)
Friday:  Tea Party:  Dress in your "Sunday Best"

Mother's Day Tea:
Invitations have been sent home  for our Mother's Day Tea.  Thank you to those who have RSVP'd.  We ask that each student have an adult present for this event.  If you, the mother, can not be here, please ask another family member to attend in your place.  You won't want to miss this special event.  Please return the RSVP note inside the invitation as soon as possible.

Memorial Day Sing:
Our kinders will be paying tribute to all the men and women who have lost their lives fighting for our country by singing patriotic songs for you on May 26th in the cafeteria.  More information to come, but we are expecting to sing at 10:30.

Last Day of Kindergarten:
Our last day of kindergarten is approaching fast.  I can hardly believe it!  We will have a field day on June 8 and will follow this with an end of the year celebration in our classroom for our students and families.  You won't want to miss our Kindergarten Celebration in our classroom.  I do this event in lieu of a graduation.  Our school does not do kindergarten graduation but I assure you, this is a special celebration and I hope you all can make it.  More  info to come!

 One Minute Read:
We will have a NEW one minute read.  


Homework:
Thank you for supporting your child in the homework process.  You are helping to instill good habits that will help them be successful in future grades.
1.  One Minute Read:  Be sure to practice daily.  Instructions are clear on it.  Return in folder on Friday.  I'm really noticing the students who are improving in this!!  It makes a HUGE difference in their reading!
2.  Word Family Practice:  Instructions are on it.
3.  Share homework

Don't forget to have your child complete the Daily Homework, nightly reading, and sight word flash cards.

Don't forget that taking time to read TO your child is extremely important.  You model fluency and voice as well as spend valuable time with your little one!







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Friday, April 28, 2017

Week of May 1st

This Week: 

sight words: your, into

where, but, from, which, many, of, so, said, good, play, make, they, go, for, will, be, this, find, is, how, now, you, are, what, with, me, come, my, we, go, see, a, I, the, like,  to, can, and
Phonics:  digraphs

Reading:
Reading Strategies:  make your finger match the word,
                                 look at the Pictures (Eagle Eye)
                                check the first letter of the word (lips the fish)
                                 stretch out the sounds in the word (stretchy snake)
Word Family: -ed family
Theme: Farm
Math: Addition Word Problems
Student of the Week:  Marissa

Important Dates:

May 5:  Minimum Day
May 12:  Mother's Day Tea/Minimum Day kinder only
May 26th:  Memorial Day kinder sing
May 29th: No school 
June 8: Last Day or school/minimum day/Kindergarten Celebration

Mother's Day Tea:
Invitations will be sent home Monday for our Mother's Day Tea.  We ask that each student have an adult present for this event.  If you, the mother, can not be here, please ask another family member to attend in your place.  You won't want to miss this special event.  Please return the RSVP note inside the invitation as soon as possible.

Memorial Day Sing:
Our kinders will be paying tribute to all the men and women who have lost their lives fighting for our country by singing patriotic songs for you on May 26th in the cafeteria.  More information to come, but we are expecting to sing at 10:30.

Last Day of Kindergarten:
Our last day of kindergarten is approaching fast.  I can hardly believe it!  We will have a field day on June 8 and will follow this with an end of the year celebration in our classroom for our students and families.  You won't want to miss our Kindergarten Celebration in our classroom.  I do this event in lieu of a graduation.  Our school does not do kindergarten graduation but I assure you, this is a special celebration and I hope you all can make it.  More  info to come!

 One Minute Read:
We will have a NEW one minute read.  


Homework:
Thank you for supporting your child in the homework process.  You are helping to instill good habits that will help them be successful in future grades.
1.  One Minute Read:  Be sure to practice daily.  Instructions are clear on it.  Return in folder on Friday.  I'm really noticing the students who are improving in this!!  It makes a HUGE difference in their reading!
2.  Word Family Practice:  Instructions are on it.
3.  Share homework

Don't forget to have your child complete the Daily Homework, nightly reading, and sight word flash cards.

Don't forget that taking time to read TO your child is extremely important.  You model fluency and voice as well as spend valuable time with your little one!




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Friday, April 21, 2017

Week of April 24th

This Week: 

sight words: where, but, from

which, many, of, so, said, good, play, make, they, go, for, will, be, this, find, is, how, now, you, are, what, with, me, come, my, we, go, see, a, I, the, like,  to, can, and
Phonics:  digraphs

Reading:
Reading Strategies:  make your finger match the word,
                                 look at the Pictures (Eagle Eye)
                                check the first letter of the word (lips the fish)
                                 stretch out the sounds in the word (stretchy snake)
Word Family: -et family
Theme: Farm
Math: Addition Word Problems
Student of the Week:  

Important Dates:

May 5:  Minimum Day
May 12:  Mother's Day Tea/Minimum Day kinder only
May 26th:  Memorial Day kinder sing
May 29th: No school 
June 8: Last Day or school/minimum day/Kindergarten Celebration

Mother's Day Tea:
Invitations will be sent home next week for our Mother's Day Tea.  We ask that each student have an adult present for this event.  If you, the mother, can not be here, please ask another family member to attend in your place.  You won't want to miss this special event.

Memorial Day Sing:
Our kinders will be paying tribute to all the men and women who have lost their lives fighting for our country by singing patriotic songs for you on May 26th in the cafeteria.  More information to come, but we are expecting to sing at 10:30.

Last Day of Kindergarten:
Our last day of kindergarten is approaching fast.  I can hardly believe it!  We will have a field day on June 8 and will follow this with an end of the year celebration in our classroom for our students and families.  You won't want to miss our Kindergarten Celebration in our classroom.  I do this event in lieu of a graduation.  Our school does not do kindergarten graduation but I assure you, this is a special celebration and I hope you all can make it.  More  info to come!

 One Minute Read:
Continue practicing the short vowel One Minute Read.  If your child is still working on the Priority Words, it would be a good idea to keep practicing that list too.  

Homework:
Thank you for supporting your child in the homework process.  You are helping to instill good habits that will help them be successful in future grades.
1.  One Minute Read:  Be sure to practice daily.  Instructions are clear on it.  Return in folder on Friday.  I'm really noticing the students who are improving in this!!  It makes a HUGE difference in their reading!
2.  Word Family Practice:  Instructions are on it.
3.  Share homework

Don't forget to have your child complete the Daily Homework, nightly reading, and sight word flash cards.

Don't forget that taking time to read TO your child is extremely important.  You model fluency and voice as well as spend valuable time with your little one!

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