Friday, August 12, 2016

Week of August 15th

We had a great first three days of school! It has been so nice to meet all of you and your awesome kiddos! I have a wonderful group of students and I am truly looking forward to a fantastic school year! 

Thank you for your willingness to donate items to our classroom!  Just send those in when you can.  I appreciate your help so much!

This Week's Focus:
sight words:  I, see
color:  red
shape:  cresent
letter:  letter strokes
Grammar Skill:  Nouns
Writing:  "I see _____."
Reading Strategies:  make your finger match the word, look at the Pictures (Eagle Eye)
Comprehension Skills: characters/ making connections
Theme: Sharing
Math: Numbers to 5

Important Dates:
August 25: Picture Day
August 26:  Minimum Day All students come 7:45-11:35 (pick-up from classroom door)
September 5: Labor Day (No school)

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If you haven't already, it's super easy to receive text messages from me throughout the year.  It is a quick and easy way for me to let you know I have updated the website, or if something last minute has come up and I need to let you know right away.  Just text @26ke47to 81010 to add your number to the list.  Feel free to add as many numbers as you need (dad, grandma, etc).  I used this last year and it worked great!  You can text "stop" at anytime to the number to remove yourself from the list but I'm sure you will find it easy to keep up with the class through it!

Take Home Folders  Take Home Folders will begin coming home on Monday.  They will not have homework in them this week but I would like the students to get into the routine of turning them in daily.  Please remember that your child needs to bring his/her take home folders to and from school everyday.   Homework will officially begin Monday the 22nd.

Volunteers  I am so pleased with the number of parents who have expressed an interest in helping in the class and on field trips!!  Thank you!!  I am working on organizing volunteers and will keep you updated.  Please be sure to turn in all your paperwork asap so we can get you on the schedule.

Homework Please check the homework tab for this week's homework.

Sight Words Learning sight words is crucial to your child's early reading success.  Your child will bring home his/her sight word flashcards beginning Monday.  Please practice them nightly and when your child can read them fluently, return them in their take home folder for testing.  I will send a new list when they pass it.  Your child will continue on as they pass lists and receive a prize when they have learned all their kindergarten sight words.  Thanks for your support!

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