Saturday, May 28, 2016

May 30 - June 3

We are almost done!  We have a lot of fun events coming up as the last day gets closer!  There is no homework or share homework this week!

Important Dates:

June 3:  Minimum Day
June 8:  Walking field trip to fire station
June 9:  End of Kindergarten Celebration at 10:00
             Minimum Day
             Last day of school


Field Trip:
We will be leaving around 9:45 to walk to the station.  We have about 14 adults going!!  That's great news.  If you aren't able to come, rest assured, we have plenty of adult eyes!  We will return around 11:15 to have lunch.

Kindergarten Field Day:
This will begin right away on the last day of school.  We need about 5 board approved parent volunteers for this event.  We will have stations set up and all kinder students will rotate through the centers.  We will finish up field day with a kindergarten picnic on the playground.  I will be sending info home on Tuesday about what your child has chose to contribute to our filed day/picnic.  Please send in your item as soon as possible.  Thanks for your support!

Kindergarten Celebration:
This is by far my favorite event of the year as well as the most difficult one ofr me to get through .  I want to warn you, as well as the students that I tend to be very emotional and will do my best.  I mentioned that I would love for every student to have at least one adult present for the kindergarten celebration.  YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE BOARD APPROVED TO ATTEND!  Everyone is welcome to come and it can be quite crowded.  It is a special event that you won't want to miss.  This will begin at 10 am in the classroom on June 9.  I will unlock the gate by our classroom door.  

Report Cards:
Report cards will come home on the final day of kindergarten.

Summer:
I can not stress how important it is for your child to continue reading daily over the summer.  If they do not, they will regress and could possibly begin 1st grade reading below grade level.  Be sure they are reading their book boxes at home and check the library for leveled readers.
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Friday, May 20, 2016

May 23 -27

Please look for the permission slip and an important note home in your child's Take Home Folder on Monday.  Return the permission slip asap.  This will  be the last week of homework!

sight words: 
soon, up, that, who, into, your, came, on, from. but, where, many, of, so, 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:   r blends
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: Community Helpers
Math: Addition and Subtraction

Important Dates:

May 27:  Kindergarten Memorial Day Performance at 10:30 (minimum day for kinder only)
June 3:  Minimum Day
June 8:  Walking field trip to fire station
June 9:  End of Kindergarten Celebration at 10:00
             Minimum Day
             Last day of school

Memorial Day Performance:
May 27th will be a minimum day for kinder students only.  We will be singing patriotic songs on stage at 10:30 and you can take your child home after the performance.  Remember, these events can be crowded so plan to arrive early.  

Kindergarten Celebration:
Mark your calendars!  You won't want to miss our kindergarten celebration on the last day of kindergarten!  It will begin at 10 am in our classroom.  

Walking Field Trip:
We will be walking to the fire station on June 8.  We will leave school promptly at 9:45.  Late birds must arrive no later than 9:40 that day.  Any board approved parents are welcome to walk with us.  Information and permission slips will be coming home next Monday.  

Kindergarten Field Day:
We will be having a kindergarten field day before our Kindergarten Celebration. All helping parents who are board approved are welcome to help during field day.  


Sight Words:
Please be sure you are practicing your child's sight word lists daily.  There are some students that have not been bringing in sight words for testing.  When children do not master their sight words, they most often do not progress.  Please be sure to get new cards if you need them.  Just ask.  



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Sunday, May 15, 2016

May 16-20

Thank you again for all the wonderful gifts for Teacher Appreciation Week!  I love spending each day with your children and you have truly made this year wonderful with all your support and generosity!  Thank you for blessing me!

sight words: 
soon, up, that, who, into, your, came, on, from. but, where, many, of, so, 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:   long and short vowels mixed
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: Ocean
Math: Classifying and Sorting

Important Dates:

May 27:  Kindergarten Memorial Day Performance at 10:30 (minimum day for kinder only)
June 3:  Minimum Day
June 8:  Walking field trip to fire stationJune 9:  End of Kindergarten Celebration at 10:00
             Minimum Day
             Last day of school

Memorial Day Performance:
May 27th will be a minimum day for kinder students only.  We will be singing patriotic songs on stage at 10:30 and you can take your child home after the performance.  Remember, these events can be crowded so plan to arrive early.  

Kindergarten Celebration:
Mark your calendars!  You won't want to miss our kindergarten celebration on the last day of kindergarten!  It will begin at 10 am in our classroom.  

Walking Field Trip:
We will be walking to the fire station on June 8.  We will leave school promptly at 9:45.  Late birds must arrive no later than 9:40 that day.  Any board approved parents are welcome to walk with us.  Information and permission slips will be coming home next Monday.  

Kindergarten Field Day:
We will be having a kindergarten field day before our Kindergarten Celebration. All helping parents who are board approved are welcome to help during field day.  


Sight Words:
Please be sure you are practicing your child's sight word lists daily.  There are some students that have not been bringing in sight words for testing.  When children do not master their sight words, they most often do not progress.  Please be sure to get new cards if you need them.  Just ask.  






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Friday, May 6, 2016

May 9-13

sight words: soon, up
that, who, into, your, came, on, from. but, where, many, of, so, 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:   long vowels
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: Ocean
Math: Classifying and Sorting

Important Dates:

May 27:  Kindergarten Memorial Day Performance at 10:30
June 3:  Minimum Day
June 9:  End of Kindergarten Celebration at 10:00
             Minimum Day
             Last day of school

Kindergarten Celebration:
Mark your calendars!  You won't want to miss our kindergarten celebration on the last day of kindergarten!  It will begin at 10 am in our classroom.  

Kindergarten Field Day:
We will be having a kindergarten field day before our Kindergarten Celebration. All helping parents who are board approved are welcome to help during field day.  


Mother's Day Tea:
Thank you for all who attended!  The kiddos loved having tea with you!

Sight Words:

Please be sure you are practicing your child's sight word lists daily.  There are some students that have not been bringing in sight words for testing.  When children do not master their sight words, they most often do not progress.  Please be sure to get new cards if you need them.  Just ask.  


Duck Eggs:
Our ducks went to a great home on Wednesday!  We enjoyed having them!



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