Sunday, June 3, 2018

Week of June 4th


NO HOMEWORK THIS WEEK!

Game Day:
To make our last week of kindergarten extra fun, I am asking students to bring a board game from home to keep in our classroom for a few days.  Please label the game with your child's name and be sure it is a game they know how to play.  We will be playing games with our friends off and on throughout the day.  They can bring their games Monday morning and I will send them back home Wednesday.  Thanks!

Last Day of School Picnic:
Please be sure to send in your child's item this week for our picnic on Thursday.  Watermelon can come the day of the picnic to ensure it stays fresh.  Thank you!

Field Day Volunteers:
Please arrive at the classroom on Thursday morning at 7:30 to hear how our field day will be running and how you will be helping.  Thank you for your help! 


Last Day of School:
We will have our kindergarten field day on the last day of school.  This will be held on our kindergarten playground and the students will rotate through several fun centers we will have set up.   After our field day centers, we will have a kindergarten picnic outside on the playground  Our picnic will be followed by our Kindergarten Celebration in OUR classroom.  This will only include our students and their families. I have some special things planned and everyone is invited to this.  Please check in through the office and be in our classroom by 10 am for this event.  You won't want to miss it.
   

This week:
Sight Words: review
Theme: Pirates 
Math:  Money/Review
Writing: Writing with Information

Important Dates:

June 7th:  
Report Cards come home
Minimum Day
Kindergarten Field Day
Kindergarten End of Year Celebration (in our classroom)



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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Week of May 28th

NO HOMEWORK THIS WEEK!
Last Day of School Picnic:
A salmon colored note came home today letting you know what your child is being asked to donate for our picnic.  The picnic is on the last day of school.  Watermelon can be sent that day and anything else, I can store in my fridge.  Thanks for helping make it a great picnic.

Field Day Volunteers:
Please remind me if you are planning to help on with Field Day centers.  


Last Day of School:
We will have our kindergarten field day on the last day of school.  This will be held on our kindergarten playground and the students will rotate through several fun centers we will have set up.  WE NEED PARENT HELP THIS DAY.  You must be board approved to help.  Please let me know if you can help this morning.  Parent helpers should be in our classroom by 7:30 am.  After our field day centers, we will have a kindergarten picnic outside on the playground and I will send home info about what we hope you can provide for the picnic.  Our picnic will be followed by our Kindergarten Celebration in OUR classroom.  This will only include our students and their families. I have some special things planned and everyone is invited to this.  Please check in through the office and be in our classroom by 10 am for this event.  You won't want to miss it.
   

This week:

Sight Words: review
Theme: Community Helpers
Language Arts:  Non Fiction 
Math:  Money
Writing: Writing with Information
Phonics: mixed short vowels

Important Dates:
June 1st:  Minimum Day
June 7th:  Kindergarten Field Day
                 Kindergarten End of Year Celebration (in our classroom)



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Sunday, May 20, 2018

Week of May 21st

Memorial Day Sing:
Our students have been learning several patriotic songs and we will be having our traditional "Memorial Day Sing" in the cafeteria on Friday May 25th at 1:15.  Please check in through the office.  Please have your child dress in red, white and blue on this day.  

Last Day of School:
We will have our kindergarten field day on the last day of school.  This will be held on our kindergarten playground and the students will rotate through several fun centers we will have set up.  WE NEED PARENT HELP THIS DAY.  You must be board approved to help.  Please let me know if you can help this morning.  Parent helpers should be in our classroom by 7:30 am.  After our field day centers, we will have a kindergarten picnic outside on the playground and I will send home info about what we hope you can provide for the picnic.  Our picnic will be followed by our Kindergarten Celebration in OUR classroom.  This will only include our students and their families. I have some special things planned and everyone is invited to this.  Please check in through the office and be in our classroom by 10 am for this event.  You won't want to miss it.
   

This week:

Sight Words: have, one, every
Theme: Community Helpers
Language Arts:  Non Fiction 
Math:  Time
Writing: Writing with Information
Phonics: short u words

Important Dates:
May 21-25:  Classified Appreciation Week 
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:
down
little
just
no
by
there
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
the
and
can
I
see
like
come
me
you
what
now
with
my
a
to 




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Friday, May 11, 2018

Week of May 14th

A HUGE thank you for all the teacher appreciation gifts!!  You definitely blessed me greatly!  I am overwhelmed by your generosity!  Thank you! Thank you! 
Thank you to everyone who made it out for our Mother's Day Tea Party!  I hope you enjoyed yourself and had a wonderful Mother's Day! 
The next important date you'll want to mark on your calendar and make arrangements for is our End of the Year Kindergarten Celebration.  This will be on the last day of school.  We will meet in our classroom at 10 am and I have a few special things planned for you and your child as we say or goodbyes for the summer.  Everyone is welcome to come, no need to be board approved.  This will only involve our kindergarten class.  I hope to see everyone there.    

This week:

Sight Words: have, one, every
Theme: Whales
Language Arts:  Non Fiction 
Math:  Time
Writing: Writing with Information
Phonics: short o words

Important Dates:
May 21-25:  Classified Appreciation Week 
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:
down
little
just
no
by
there
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
the
and
can
I
see
like
come
me
you
what
now
with
my
a
to 



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Friday, May 4, 2018

Week of May 7th

We are looking forward to seeing all our mothers and grandmothers at the Mother's Day Tea Party this Friday.  Remember to allow enough time to sign in at the office and then make your way to the cafeteria.  You can help yourself to tea and find your spot.  Your spot will be marked with a name tag.  Your child or grandchild will be joining you around 8am.  Please do not keep your child with you as you sign in at the office.  I will be taking roll prior to bringing the children over and your child will be marked absent.  Thanks for your support during this fun event.    

Thank you for providing a baby picture of your child but I am still waiting on a few.  Please send those on Monday.  I will let you know when I am sending them back home so you can have a heads up.  

Many of you made it in to take a peek at our 2 ducklings who joined our class earlier this week!  We will be keeping our ducks through Wednesday and then they will head out to have a wonderful life on a farm.  If you'd like to come visit them before then, feel free to.  

This week:

Sight Words: down, little, just
Theme: Dolphins
Language Arts:  Compare and Contrast
Math:  Time
Writing: How-to Stories
Phonics: short e words

Important Dates:
May 7-11:  Teacher Appreciation Week
May 11th:  Kindergarten Mother's Day Tea (7:45-9:00)
May 21-25:  Classified Appreciation Week 
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:
down
little
just
no
by
there
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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Friday, April 27, 2018

Week of April 30th

Our Mother's Day invitations are coming home on Monday in your child's Take Home Folder.  Please read and return the RSVP slip as soon as possible.  We would like for EVERY student to have someone at the tea with them so if you are unable to make it, please try to arrange for someone else to be there for that time and indicate who that person will be on the RSVP slip.  This is a very special event in kindergarten and we look forward to seeing you there.  Please contact me if you have any questions.  

We will be studying how things grow and change and I would like every student to bring in a baby picture of themselves to discuss.  Please place it in an envelope and clearly label the envelope with your child's name.  I will return the picture unharmed to you very soon.  Thanks for your support!


Our ducks are set to hatch on May 2nd! 

This week:

Sight Words: do, went, only
Theme: Ducks
Language Arts:  Compare and Contrast
Math:  Graphing
Writing: How-to Stories
Phonics: short i words

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:
no
by
there
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 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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