Sunday, April 22, 2018

Week of April 23rd


Hope you enjoyed the weekend!  Only 7 more weeks of Kindergarten!!  With that being said, our biggest push is for those reading below grade level.  Reading and re-reading at home is going to make the biggest difference for these kiddos along with daily practice of their sight word cards.  I can not stress this enough.  It needs to happen EVERYDAY.  Our goal is a level 5 or higher by the end of kindergarten.  You can look on the back of your child's guided reading books to see their instructional level. Beginning this week, I am going to leave the guided reading books we have read each day in your child's book bag so they can not only read their new book of the day, but also re read their old books we have read this week.  I will return all the books on Friday and start over the following week.   Keep in mind that lost books must be replaced and the cost of Cram's guided reading books is 10$/book.  If you do not wish for your child to have more than 1 book at a time, just let me know via a private message.  Thanks for your support and feel free to contact me if you have questions.

  Our ducks are set to hatch on May 2nd! 

This week:

Sight Words: no, by, there
Theme: Chickens
Language Arts:  Compare and Contrast
Math:  Graphing
Writing: How-to Stories
Phonics: short a words
Brisket: Marley

Important Dates:
May 2nd:  Minimum Day
May 11th:  Kindergarten Mother's Day Tea (7:45-9:00)
May 25th:  Kindergarten Memorial Day Sing
May 28th:  No School
June 1st:  Minimum Day
June 7th:  Kindergarten Field Day
                 Kindergarten End of Year Celebration (in our classroom)



Sight Words:
Words we've been working on in class:
he
away
must
when
all
some
good
ate
could
said
was
then
play
say
new
for
make
give
them
they
up
go
here
soon
be
that
who
will
into
your
this
came
on
find
from
but
how
where
many
is
of
so
are
now
with
my
a
to 
the
and
can
I
see
like
come
me
you
what
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Sunday, April 15, 2018

Week of April 16th



Thank you to those who donated white Xerox paper!  I have copies now.  If you are still thinking of sending some in, I could definitely use it!  And thank you to those who donated superhero items for our carnival basket!  The basket turned out wonderful!  Be sure to come by the carnival and buy some tickets and have a chance to win some really great baskets!  The carnival is April 20th! 

Be sure to check your child's Take Home Folder on Monday for a bright yellow 'Return to Cram' form.  Please fill that out and return it asap.  It will ensure your child's space in first grade.  Thank you!

I can not stress enough the importance of sight words at this point in the year.  Your child should know the green and blue list at this point.  Please remember to practice sight words nightly.  Students who are struggling with sight words are at risk of not meeting the level 5 reading goal by the end of the year.  You can look on the back of your child's guided reading book to see their instructional level.  Our goal is a 5 or above by the end of May.  Thanks for your support and feel free to contact me if you have questions as to how to help your child reach that goal.  

Your child may have shared with you that we will be hatching ducklings in our classroom as we learn about oviparous animals and farm animals this month.  Our ducks are set to hatch on May 2nd! 

This week:

Sight Words: he, away, must
Theme: Farm
Language Arts:  Compare and Contrast
Math:  Graphing
Writing: Writing Opinions
Phonics: Zz
Brisket: Alexis

Important Dates:
April 9th:  Spring Pictures (order forms went home)
April 10th:  Eat out Night at Chipotle (Mountain Grove)
April 13th:  Carnival basket items due
April 20th:  Cram Carnival
May 2nd:  Minimum Dau
May 11th:  Kindergarten Mother's Day Tea
May 25th:  Kindergarten Memorial Day Sing
May 28th:  No School
June 1st:  Minimum Day
June 7th:  Kindergarten Field Day
                 Kindergarten End of Year Celebration (in our classroom)



Sight Words:
Words we've been working on in class:
when
all
some
good
ate
could
said
was
then
play
say
new
for
make
give
them
they
up
go
here
soon
be
that
who
will
into
your
this
came
on
find
from
but
how
where
many
is
of
so
are
now
with
my
a
to 
the
and
can
I
see
like
come
me
you
what
Please put these in flashcards and practice them if your child can not read these words. Thank you for your support. 


Guided Reading Folders:
You may have noticed that I have been using Cram's guided reading books this week.  I will continue to use both paper and Cram books for guided reading.  Please note, if your child looses a guided reading book that belongs to Cram, you will be asked to pay $10 to replace it.  Thanks for your support in helping your child be responsible with Cram's books.



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Friday, April 6, 2018

Week of April 9th

We had a great first week back!  The students got right back into the routine and were ready to be good listeners and learners!

 I am still in need of white Xerox paper.  As teachers, we only get a set number of copies per year.  Because I make so many paper books for the kiddos, I usually run out of copies.  Soooo, I'm out of copies.  If you are out and about over the vacation and can donate a ream or 2 of white xerox paper, I would greatly appreciate it

I can not stress enough the importance of sight words at this point in the year.  Your child should know the green and blue list at this point.  Please remember to practice sight words nightly.  Students who are struggling with sight words are at risk of not meeting the level 5 reading goal by the end of the year.  You can look on the back of your child's guided reading book to see their instructional level.  Our goal is a 5 or above by the end of May.  Thanks for your support and feel free to contact me if you have questions as to how to help your child reach that goal.  

We are collecting superhero items for our classroom carnival basket.  We are hoping each student can contribute at least 1 item to the basket.  Please send items into the classroom before Friday the 13th.  Thank you!

Our school carnival is coming up on April 20th.  A green pre-order paper came home and these can be sent back to me if you'd like to pre-order tickets for the carnival.  They are also in need of parent volunteers and ez ups.  If you help with any of this, let me know.  This is a fun event that we hope you can make it to!

Your child may have shared with you that we will be hatching ducklings in our classroom as we learn about oviparous animals and farm animals this month.  Our ducks are set to hatch on May 2nd! 

This week:

Sight Words: when, all, some
Theme: Frogs
Language Arts:  Drawing Conclusions
Math:  Subtraction
Writing: Writing Opinions
Phonics: Yy
Brisket: 

Important Dates:
April 9th:  Spring Pictures (order forms went home)
April 10th:  Eat out Night at Chipotle (Mountain Grove)
April 13th:  Carnival basket items due
April 20th:  Cram Carnival
May 2nd:  Minimum Dau
May 11th:  Kindergarten Mother's Day Tea
May 25th:  Kindergarten Memorial Day Sing
May 28th:  No School
June 1st:  Minimum Day
June 7th:  Kindergarten Field Day
                 Kindergarten End of Year Celebration (in our classroom)



Sight Words:
Words we've been working on in class:
when
all
some
good
ate
could
said
was
then
play
say
new
for
make
give
them
they
up
go
here
soon
be
that
who
will
into
your
this
came
on
find
from
but
how
where
many
is
of
so
are
now
with
my
a
to 
the
and
can
I
see
like
come
me
you
what
Please put these in flashcards and practice them if your child can not read these words. Thank you for your support. 


Guided Reading Folders:
You may have noticed that I have been using Cram's guided reading books this week.  I will continue to use both paper and Cram books for guided reading.  Please note, if your child looses a guided reading book that belongs to Cram, you will be asked to pay $10 to replace it.  Thanks for your support in helping your child be responsible with Cram's books.




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Friday, March 16, 2018

Week of April 2nd

I hope everyone enjoys the 2 week vacation!  The students had so much fun doing the Piggy Opera for you and I am so proud of how well they did!  Thank you for coming!  We had a great week trying to catch the leprechaun in our classroom.  The kids made some great traps and I loved seeing their creativity.  I hope you had fun helping them.  
Just a couple of things I'd like to ask your help with before the vacation begins.
1.  I am in need of white Xerox paper.  As teachers, we only get a set number of copies per year.  Because I make so many paper books for the kiddos, I usually run out of copies.  Soooo, I'm out of copies.  If you are out and about over the vacation and can donate a ream or 2 of white xerox paper, I would greatly appreciate it!

2.  I am planning a fun activity for the kids on April 6th (the Friday we return).  We will be making "Peep Houses" to celebrate Spring.  I have a list of things we need to collect for the peep houses and I will send out a Remind text to share with you the specifics that we will need.  It is easiest to get these items BEFORE Easter (then they remove them from the shelves and bring in the next holiday).  If you want to get a jump on the items needs, I will be asking for "Spring" colored candies such as M&Ms, jelly beans, candy coated eggs, etc, 2 bags of shredded coconut, various colored Marshmallow Peeps.  

3.  2 weeks can be a long time for the kiddos to be out of routine.  Be sure you are consistent with reading or your child may regress.  Be sure to be consistent with sight words.  Students who are not progressing on sight word lists may not meet the kindergarten reading goal or be prepared for first grade.  

Thanks for all your support and I hope you enjoy the time off.  


This week:

Sight Words: she, over, her
Theme: butterflies
Language Arts:  Visualizing
Math:  Subtraction
Writing: Writing Opinions
Phonics: Ww
Brisket:  I will choose on Monday

Important Dates:
March 19-30:  Spring Break
April 4:  Minimum day
April 6:  Celebrate Spring/Peep Houses
April 18: Minimum Day


Sight Words:
Words we've been working on in class:
good
ate
could
said
was
then
play
say
new
for
make
give
them
they
up
go
here
soon
be
that
who
will
into
your
this
came
on
find
from
but
how
where
many
is
of
so
are
now
with
my
a
to 
the
and
can
I
see
like
come
me
you
what
Please put these in flashcards and practice them if your child can not read these words. Thank you for your support. 


Guided Reading Folders:
Everyone did a great job bringing their folders back and forth this week.  We will continue with this routine.  .   THESE BOOKS ARE NOT TO BE PLACED IN YOUR CHILD'S BOOK BOX AT HOME.  THEY BELONG TO MYSELF OR CRAM.  PLEASE RETURN THEM IN THE GUIDED READING FOLDER THE FOLLOWING DAY. Please understand that if your child does not return the folder with the book, I will not be sending a new book until it is returned.  I understand that sometimes books can get lost.  Books belonging to Cram will cost $10 if lost or damaged.  Please help your child be responsible and return the books daily.  


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Friday, March 9, 2018

Week of March 12th

This week:

Sight Words: good, ate, could
Theme: St. Patricks Day
Language Arts:  Making Connections
Math:  Addition Story Problems
Writing: Writing Opinions
Phonics: Vv
Brisket:  Hudson

Important Dates:
March 15:  3 Piggy Opera Play
March 13:  Family Reading NIght
March 19-30:  Spring Break

Sight Words:
Words we've been working on in class:
said
was
then
play
say
new
for
make
give
them
they
up
go
here
soon
be
that
who
will
into
your
this
came
on
find
from
but
how
where
many
is
of
so
are
now
with
my
a
to 
the
and
can
I
see
like
come
me
you
what
Please put these in flashcards and practice them if your child can not read these words. Thank you for your support. 


Guided Reading Folders:
Everyone did a great job bringing their folders back and forth this week.  We will continue with this routine.  .   THESE BOOKS ARE NOT TO BE PLACED IN YOUR CHILD'S BOOK BOX AT HOME.  THEY BELONG TO MYSELF OR CRAM.  PLEASE RETURN THEM IN THE GUIDED READING FOLDER THE FOLLOWING DAY. Please understand that if your child does not return the folder with the book, I will not be sending a new book until it is returned.  I understand that sometimes books can get lost.  Books belonging to Cram will cost $10 if lost or damaged.  Please help your child be responsible and return the books daily.  



3 Piggy Opera:

I have assigned some parts.  These parts can change, depending on your child's attendance and their  ability to perform the part.  Every student will have a part in the play  I may make changes as the play practice continues.  

Our play is this week on March 15th at 1:15 in the cafeteria.  We would love for you to come. All family and friends are invited to see our cute version of the 3 Pigs!  Cafeteria doors will open at 1:00 and the play will begin at 1:15 sharp.


Family Reading Night
To celebrate our One School One Book event that has been going on, our school will have a family reading night on March 13 from 6-7pm.  I will be attending this night.  This is a fun family event where we have several reading based activities set up.  I hope you can join us!

Family Reading Night
We have a special homework assignment this week.  We have a pesky leprechaun that is playing tricks on us in our classroom!  We need to catch him!  Your child is to build a trap to capture him!  Please check the note that when home Friday in your child's take home folder for details.  Have fun with this project and bring is as soon as its complete.  The more traps we have, the better chance we have of catching him!  No need to click the Homework Tab this week because we will not have any other homework but this.  


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Friday, March 2, 2018

Week of March 5th

This week:

Sight Words: said, was, then
Theme: Rabbits
Language Arts:  Making Connections
Math:  Addition Story Problems
Writing: Writing Opinions
Phonics: Qq
Brisket:  Dominika

Important Dates:
March 7: Minimum Day
March 15:  3 Piggy Opera Play
March 13:  Family Reading NIght
March 19-30:  Spring Break

Sight Words:
Words we've been working on in class:
play
say
new
for
make
give
them
they
up
go
here
soon
be
that
who
will
into
your
this
came
on
find
from
but
how
where
many
is
of
so
are
now
with
my
a
to 
the
and
can
I
see
like
come
me
you
what
Please put these in flashcards and practice them if your child can not read these words. Thank you for your support. 


Guided Reading Folders:
Everyone did a great job bringing their folders back and forth this week.  We will continue with this routine.  .   THESE BOOKS ARE NOT TO BE PLACED IN YOUR CHILD'S BOOK BOX AT HOME.  THEY BELONG TO MYSELF OR CRAM.  PLEASE RETURN THEM IN THE GUIDED READING FOLDER THE FOLLOWING DAY. Please understand that if your child does not return the folder with the book, I will not be sending a new book until it is returned.  I understand that sometimes books can get lost.  Books belonging to Cram will cost $10 if lost or damaged.  Please help your child be responsible and return the books daily.  



3 Piggy Opera:

I have assigned some parts.  These parts can change, depending on your child's attendance and their  ability to perform the part.  Every student will have a part in the play  I may make changes as the play practice continues.  

Our class will be doing a play on March 15th at 1:15 in the cafeteria.  We would love for you to come. All family and friends are invited to see our cute version of the 3 Pigs!  Cafeteria doors will open at 1:00 and the play will begin at 1:15 sharp.


Family Reading Night
To celebrate our One School One Book event that has been going on, our school will have a family reading night on March 13 from 6-7pm.  I will be attending this night.  This is a fun family event where we have several reading based activities set up.  I hope you can join us!




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Friday, February 23, 2018

Week of February 26th

This week:

Sight Words: play, say, new
Theme: Dental Health
Language Arts:  Making Connections
Math:  Addition
Writing: Writing Opinions
Phonics: Ll
Brisket:  Jack

Important Dates:

February 28:  Math Night
March 2:  Read Across America (dress-up as your favorite book character)
March 7: Minimum Day
March 15:  3 Piggy Opera Play
March 19-30:  Spring Break

Sight Words:
Words we've been working on in class:
for
make
give
them
they
up
go
here
soon
be
that
who
will
into
your
this
came
on
find
from
but
how
where
many
is
of
so
are
now
with
my
a
to 
the
and
can
I
see
like
come
me
you
what
Please put these in flashcards and practice them if your child can not read these words. Thank you for your support. 


Guided Reading Folders:
Everyone did a great job bringing their folders back and forth this week.  We will continue with this routine.  .   THESE BOOKS ARE NOT TO BE PLACED IN YOUR CHILD'S BOOK BOX AT HOME.  THEY BELONG TO MYSELF OR CRAM.  PLEASE RETURN THEM IN THE GUIDED READING FOLDER THE FOLLOWING DAY. Please understand that if your child does not return the folder with the book, I will not be sending a new book until it is returned.  I understand that sometimes books can get lost.  Books belonging to Cram will cost $10 if lost or damaged.  Please help your child be responsible and return the books daily.  



3 Piggy Opera:

I have assigned some parts.  These parts can change, depending on your child's attendance and their  ability to perform the part.  Every student will have a part in the play  I may make changes as the play practice continues.  

Our class will be doing a play on March 15th at 1:15 in the cafeteria.  We would love for you to come. All family and friends are invited to see our cute version of the 3 Pigs!  Cafeteria doors will open at 1:00 and the play will begin at 1:15 sharp.

Math Night
Volunteers Needed: If you can help on 2/28 in the cafeteria with Math Day, please contact me.
Our school will be having a family Math Night on February 28th.  This will be a fun night for the whole family.  Please see the flyer in your child's take home folder on Monday and mark your calendars.


Read Across America Day
Read Across America Day is March 2nd.  We will be celebrating by dressing up as a book character.  A flyer with information and rules to our dress up day came home last week.  I WILL be dressing up and hope to see 100% participation on this day.

Share Homework
The students have been doing a great job in writing!  Most of them are able to write 4-5 sentence stories.  I recommend that students spend more than one day writing their share homework.  That way they are able to challenge themselves and write a great story.  Thanks for your support!






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