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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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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