Sunday, February 28, 2016

February 29 - March 4

sight words:  said, good
make, play, they, for, will, be, this, find, is, how, are, now, you, what, with, me, come, my, we, go, see, a, I, the, like,  to, can, and
Phonics:  short i

Phonemic Awareness:  phoneme segmentation
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)
                                 look for letter teams in the word (chunky monkey)
                           stretch out the sounds in the word (stretchy snake)Comprehension Skills: inferring, problem/solution
Themes: snakes
Math: Counting by 10s and Comparing Sets of 10
Student of the Week:  Olivia

Important Dates:

February 26: Minimum Day
March 1: Spring Pictures
March 4:  Magic ShowMarch 11:  Minimum Day & 3 Piggy Opera performance
March 14-25:   Spring Break

Assessments

As Spring Break approaches, I will be assessing students.  Here are some of the things I will be assessing:
Letter ID
Letter Sounds
Number Writing
Kindergarten Sight Words
Reading Levels (end of kindergarten reading level is 5) 

It is important that your child know all of his/her letters, sounds and as many sight words as possible.  I will be sending home a "report" that shares your child's assessments with you before spring break.  

3 Piggy Opera Play

We will have our play on March 11.  It will be at 11 am in the cafeteria.  This is a minimum day so all students may go home following the play.  

Magic Show

Tickets can still be pre-ordered for this fun event that will take place in the cafeteria on the evening of March 4.  Tickets can be purchased at the door but cost a bit more that way.  




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Sunday, February 21, 2016

February 22-26


sight words:  make, play, they
for, will, be, this, find, is, how, are, now, you, what, with, me, come, my, we, go, see, a, I, the, like,  to, can, and
Phonics:  short a

Phonemic Awareness:  phoneme segmentation
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)
                                 look for letter teams in the word (chunky monkey)
                           stretch out the sounds in the word (stretchy snake)Comprehension Skills: inferring, problem/solution
Themes: Friendship and Our Country
Math: Counting by 10s and Comparing Sets of 10
Student of the Week:  Chalyn

Important Dates:

February 26: Minimum Day
March 1: Spring Pictures
March 11:  Minimum Day & 3 Piggy Opera performance
March 14-25:   Spring Break

Assessments

As Spring Break approaches, I will be assessing students.  Here are some of the things I will be assessing:
Letter ID
Letter Sounds
Number Writing
Kindergarten Sight Words
Reading Levels

It is important that your child know all of his/her letters, sounds and as many sight words as possible.  I will be sending home a "report" that shares your child's assessments with you before spring break.  

Spring Celebration

Thank you to everyone who volunteered to donate items for our Spring Celebrations.  If you have not sent in your items, please do so when you have a chance.  We will not be having our Spring Celebration on March 4 as I originally planned.  We will save it for when we return from spring break.  With our play approaching so quickly, I feel it is just too much to squeeze in.  Thanks for your understanding and I will hold onto all items for our Spring Celebration.  

3 Piggy Opera Play

We will have our play on March 11.  It will be at 11 am in the cafeteria.  This is a minimum day so all students may go home following the play.  


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Monday, February 15, 2016

February 15-19

This Week's Focus:

sight words:  for
will, be, this, find, is, how, are, now, you, what, with, me, come, my, we, go, see, a, I, the, like,  to, can, and
Phonics:  Yy

Phonemic Awareness:  phoneme segmentation
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)
                                 look for letter teams in the word (chunky monkey)
                           stretch out the sounds in the word (stretchy snake)Comprehension Skills: inferring, problem/solution
Theme: Our Country
Math: Counting by 10s and Comparing Sets of 10
Student of the Week: Dominic

Important Dates:

February 26: Minimum Day
March 1: Spring Pictures
March 4:  Spring Celebration (parent help needed)
March 11:  Minimum Day & 3 Piggy Opera performance
March 14-25:   Spring Break

Assessments

As Spring Break approaches, I will be assessing students.  Here are some of the things I will be assessing:
Letter ID
Letter Sounds
Number Writing
Kindergarten Sight Words
Reading Levels

It is important that your child know all of his/her letters, sounds and as many sight words as possible.  I will be sending home a "report" that shares your child's assessments with you before spring break.  

Spring Celebration

We will be celebrating Spring on March 4.  We will be decorating Peep houses.  We will need to gather some materials to make our Peep Houses.  I will need a couple of parents to help pre build the peep houses at home or in the classroom.  You will need a hot glue gun.  Its not difficult and I will show you how.  There will be a sign-up sheet on the classroom door if you are able to help with donations.  As usual, feel free to text me and I can sign you up for something if you aren't able to make it over to the door.  Thank you so much for helping me supply things for the celebrations.  

3 Piggy Opera Play

We will have our play on March 11.  It will be at 11 am in the cafeteria.  This is a minimum day so all students may go home following the play.  I am in need of a few more items for costumes.  Maybe you have it to donate?  Here's what I need:
4 flannel shirts (size 6-8)
2 small aprons
Thank you in advance for helping me make this play a success!


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Sunday, February 7, 2016

February 8-12

This Week's Focus:

sight words:   will, be
this, find, is, how, are, now, you, what, with, me, come, my, we, go, see, a, I, the, like,  to, can, and
Phonics:  Qq and Zz

Phonemic Awareness:  phoneme segmentation
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)
                                 look for letter teams in the word (chunky monkey)
                           stretch out the sounds in the word (stretchy snake)Comprehension Skills: inferring, problem/solution
Theme: Polar Bears
Math: Geometry
Student of the Week:Addison

Important Dates:
February 8-12:  Mixed Bag Fundraiser (these went home Friday)
February 12:  Minimum Day/Valentine Party (Parent help needed)
February 15:  No school
February 26: Minimum Day
March 1: Spring Pictures
March 4:  Spring Centers (parent help needed)
March 11:  Minimum Day & 3 Piggy Opera performance

Valentine Party:
We will have a Valentine party this Friday.  If you are able to help with centers that day, please send me a reminder text.
Also, there are a few items we need for that day.  I will put a sign-up on the door or you can text me and I'll sign you up.
We will be having a Valentine exchange that day.  If you would like to send some valentines for you child to pass out, PLEASE send one for every student.  We have 24 students in class.  I also ask that you do not put names on your child's valentines.  It is very difficult to pass out specific valentines to specific students when there are 24 students.  Just have your child sign their name showing it is from them.  Thanks for your support here.  It makes things go MUCH smoother.




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