Saturday, January 20, 2018

Week of January 22nd

This week:

Sight Words: will, into, your
Theme:  Snow
Language Arts:  sequencing
Math: Numbers to 100
Writing:  Writing stories
Phonics: Ee
Brisket:  Anthony

Important Dates:
January 24:  Class Pictures
January 30:  100th Day of School Celebration
February 7:  Minimum Day
February 14:  Valentines Day Party
February 19:  No School
February 23:  Minimum Day
February 16:  PTA Pajama Dance
March 7: Minimum Day
March 9:  3 Piggy Opera Play
March 19-30:  Spring BreakSight Words:
Words we've been working on in class:
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. 

100th Day of School:
Our 100th day of school will be on January 30th.  We will be doing a lot of fun activities that day.  We are asking students to create a 100th day t-shirt.    Please let me know if you have any questions.  

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.  

Valentines Day:
We will be celebrating Valentines Day on February 14th.  We will have Valentine centers from 12:00 to 1:50.  Please let me know if you are able to volunteer this day.  Students will be passing out valentines if they'd like.  Please follow the following directions if choosing to send valentines with your child:

1.  DO NOT address the valentines with any names.  This makes passing them out MUCH easier.

2.  If sending Valentines, send one for every students who celebrates Valentine's Day.  There will be 21 students celebrating Valentines Day. 

3.  Do not send valentines with candy.  You may pass out valentines with trinkets but not with candy please. 

Thanks for helping to make Valentine's Day fun and run smoothly in our classroom!

3 Piggy Opera:
Our class will be doing a play on March 9th 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.

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Monday, January 15, 2018

Week of January 15th

This week:

Sight Words: this, came, on
Theme:  Penguins
Language Arts:  labeling and making infrences
Math: Numbers to 100
Writing:  Writing stories
Phonics: Xx
Brisket:  Andy

Important Dates:
January 24:  Class Pictures
January 30:  100th Day of School Celebration

Sight Words:
Words we've been working on in class:
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. 
100th Day of School:
Our 100th day of school will be on January 30th.  We will be doing a lot of fun activities that day.  We are asking students to create a 100th day t-shirt.  Directions are coming home in take home folders Tuesday.  Please let me know if you have any questions.  

Guided Reading Folders:
Students will begin bringing home Guided Reading Folders this week.  These are plastic folders that have a book inside.  Sometimes the books may be paper books and other times they may be a book from our school guided reading library.  Any book that comes home in the guided reading folder must be returned in the folder the following day.  Your child has worked on reading this book and they will be anxious to read it to you that night as part of their homework.   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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Saturday, January 6, 2018

Week of January 8th

Hello everyone!  Happy New Year!  I hope everyone enjoyed the holidays and are ready to get back into the swing of things.  I definitely am! 
Be sure to check the Homework Tab for this week's share homework topic.  I'm looking forward to seeing your little ones Monday morning!
This week:

Sight Words: find, from, but
Theme:  The Mitten
Language Arts:  story structure, cause/effect
Math: Numbers to 100
Writing:  Writing stories
Phonics: Oo
Brisket:  I will pick on Monday

Important Dates:
January 10:  Minimum Day
January 15:  No School
January 24:  Class Pictures

Sight Words:
Words we've been working on in class:
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.  







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Sunday, December 10, 2017

Week of December 11th

This week:

No Homework this week!

Sight Words: no new sight words
Theme:  Polar Express
Language Arts:  story structure
Math: Shapes
Writing:  Writing stories
Phonics:  Dd
Brisket:

Important Dates:

December 15:  Christmas Centers (parent help needed on this day)
                         Report Cards come home 

Sight Words:
Words we've been working on in class:
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.  

Donations Needed for Friday's Centers

2 cans of Oatmeal uncooked
red and green sprinkle sugar
holiday sprinkles
30 sugar cones
4 cans of green frosting 
2 bags of small baking size m&ms

I will have a sign up list on the door tomorrow.  You can easily message me and I will sign you up for something if you can't make it to the classroom door.  Please send donations by Thursday.  I appreciate your help!!  

Holiday Performance

This was a great event!  Thanks to those of you who participated in this special night!


Holiday Surprises

Please send these by Wednesday of this week.
I am asking each student to send in 21 small trinkets to share with the class for the holidays.  These may be small toys, pencils, erasers, NO FOOD ITEMS.  We will be filling small stockings with these trinkets so please be mindful of their size.  Please clearly mark that they are for our stockings.  Thank you

Holiday Centers

We will be having our holiday centers on December 15th at 11:45.  I would love parent help on this day.  All volunteers in the classroom must be board approved.  Please message me if you'd like to help on this day.  

I will send out a message of some items I need for the holiday centers.  Thank you in advance for your willingness to donate items.

Toy Drive
Toy drive over Tuesday.
We are collecting toys for children in need.  If you choose to donate new toys, please send them in and mark them clearly with a post-it that says "toy drive".  Thank you.






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Sunday, December 3, 2017

Week of December 4th

This week:

Sight Words: how, where, many
Theme:  Gingerbread Man
Language Arts:  story structure
Math: Shapes
Writing:  Writing stories
Phonics:  Rr
Brisket: Wesley

Important Dates:
December 6:  Minimum Day
December 7:  Holiday Performance at U of R
December 15:  Christmas Centers (parent help needed on this day)

Sight Words:
Words we've been working on in class:
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.  

Holiday Performance

In the past, kindergarten has always done a holiday sing for their parents.  This year, Mrs. Joye decided to have a school wide Winter Performance.  Because of this new event, Kindergarten will not be doing it's kinder holiday sing on the 15th.  We will be participating in the Winter Performance on December 7th at 6pm at the U of R.  The December 15th event has been replaced by this.

Holiday Store

  This is a PTSA fundraiser that will allow your child to shop and pick out some special gifts for family members.   Check your child's backpack today for more info on this.  I will be taking the students to shop on December 4th.  If you'd like them to shop, please follow the instructions on the paperwork coming home today.   

Holiday Surprises


I am asking each student to send in 21 small trinkets to share with the class for the holidays.  These may be small toys, pencils, erasers, NO FOOD ITEMS.  We will be filling small stockings with these trinkets so please be mindful of their size.    These can be brought to school any time over the next few weeks.  Please clearly mark that they are for our stockings.  Thank you

Holiday Centers

We will be having our holiday centers on December 15th at 11:45.  I would love parent help on this day.  All volunteers in the classroom must be board approved.  Please message me if you'd like to help on this day.  

I will send out a message of some items I need for the holiday centers.  Thank you in advance for your willingness to donate items.

Toy Drive
We are collecting toys for children in need.  If you choose to donate new toys, please send them in and mark them clearly with a post-it that says "toy drive".  Thank you.





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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Upcoming Events

This is an extremely busy time of year and I want to clarify a few things that are coming up in the next few weeks.

Holiday Performance

In the past, kindergarten has always done a holiday sing for their parents.  This year, Mrs. Joye decided to have a school wide Winter Performance.  Because of this new event, Kindergarten will not be doing it's kinder holiday sing on the 15th.  We will be participating in the Winter Performance on December 7th at 6pm at the U of R.  The December 15th event has been replaced by this.

Holiday Store

  This is a PTSA fundraiser that will allow your child to shop and pick out some special gifts for family members.   Check your child's backpack today for more info on this.  I will be taking the students to shop on December 4th.  If you'd like them to shop, please follow the instructions on the paperwork coming home today.   

Holiday Surprises

I am asking each student to send in 21 small trinkets to share with the class for the holidays.  These may be small toys, pencils, erasers, NO FOOD ITEMS.  We will be filling small stockings with these trinkets so please be mindful of their size.    These can be brought to school any time over the next few weeks.  Please clearly mark that they are for our stockings.  Thank you


Holiday Centers

We will be having our holiday centers on December 15th at 11:45.  I would love parent help on this day.  All volunteers in the classroom must be board approved.  Please message me if you'd like to help on this day.  

I will send out a message of some items I need for the holiday centers.  Thank you in advance for your willingness to donate items.

Toy Drive
We are collecting toys for children in need.  If you choose to donate new toys, please send them in and mark them clearly with a post-it that says "toy drive".  Thank you.
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Saturday, November 25, 2017

Week of November 27th

I hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving holiday!  I'm looking forward to seeing your little ones Monday and getting back into the swing of things.  We will only have 3 weeks together before we vacation again!  It is a BUSY 3 week in Kindergarten!  
Have your child bring his/her decorated tree to school on Monday.  

This week:

Sight Words: is, of, so
Theme:  Reindeer (REAL reindeer, not Santa's)
Language Arts:  labels
Math: Teen Numbers
Writing:  Writing stories
Phonics:  Gg
Brisket: I will choose on Monday

Important Dates:
December 6:  Minimum Day
December 7:  Holiday Performance at U of R
December 15:  Christmas Centers (parent help needed on this day)

Parent Helpers:
I am so grateful to have help during centers each day!  Please plan to be in the classroom by 9:45 so I can start centers right on time.  I welcome any board approved volunteers during center time.  Just send me a message if you'd like to help.  The more the better!  

Things you want to start incorporating into your child's homework:
1.  Writing letters Aa-Zz (you can print out the Alphabet Writing Chart by clicking on the homework tab and scrolling down).
2.  Writing numbers 1-30 (this chart is also under the homework tab).  


Sight Words:
Words we've been working on in class:
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.  

Don't forget that practicing Sight Words is a part of your child's homework. Each child has a baggie with his/her name and green flashcards.  Please help your child learn these words at a pace that is appropriate for them.  I will be teach the words I and see next week but many students are ready for more than just 2 words a week.  When your child knows all the words, have them return them to me in their Take Home Folder for a quick test.  I'm looking to see that your child is NOT sounding out the word, but recognizing it quickly.  They will receive a Brag Tag and then move onto the next list.  Students who pass all 8 sight words lists will receive a prize!  
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Homework:
Please click on the 'Homework' tab to see the homework for this week



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