Saturday, October 29, 2016

Week of October 31st

I want to thank you guys for your patience through this horrendously difficult time my family and I are going through.  For any who do not know, my dad was put on hospice last Monday.  His cancer is extremely aggressive and he has now lost 50 lbs since being diagnosed on October 4th. Hospice has been absolutely wonderful and my family and I are making every moment count.  He needs constant care at this point so I am helping my mom and I would appreciate any extra help in the classroom this week as I work to be able to head home quickly after school to be thereIf you are willing to work on something at home, check with me.  I also need help taking down all October artAgain, I can't thank you enough for your support.  

This Week's Focus:

sight words:  my
we, see, a, I, the, like,  to, can, and
shape:  circle
Phonics:  Pp and Nn
Phonemic Awareness:  segmenting sounds
Writing: Writing sentences using our sight words and stretching out unknown words
Reading Strategies:  make your finger match the word,
                                 look at the Pictures (Eagle Eye)
                                check the first letter of the word (lips the fish)
                           stretch out the sounds in the word (stretchy snake)
Comprehension Skills: inferring, problem/solution
Theme: Spiders
Math: Numbers to 10
Student of the Week: Santiago

Important Dates:

October 31:  Scarecrow Day
November 14-18:  Minimum Days (conference week)
November 21-25:  Thanksgiving Break (No school)

Parent Conferences:

At this point, I'm not sure what parent conference week will have in store for me.  I am going to "tentatively" schedule conferences.  I may or may not need to reschedule all conferences to a later date. Thank you for your support.

Pumpkin Donation

We will be having some fun activities on Scarecrow Day!  One activity will involve each student decorating a small pumpkin.  I am asking for a 2$ or more donation from each family to cover the price of the pumpkins.   Please send it in an envelope or a baggie.  Thanks for your support!

Scarecrow Day

Scarecrow day will be on Monday, October 31th.  On this day, all kindergarten classes participate by dressing up like scarecrows.  This can be done by wearing an old pair of jeans or overalls, a flannel and whatever else a scarecrow might wear.  This does fall on Halloween this year.  Other costumes are not permitted at school.  Your child may choose to participate in scarecrow day or dress in orange and black.  No other costumes are allowed at Cram.  We will be having a scarecrow parade at 9:40 that day and everyone is welcome to come see it!  You do not need to be board approved to watch the parade!  I would love any and all parent help that day.  You do need to be board approved to help on this day.  I will plan according to my parent helper availability.  Please message me if you'd like to be a part of this fun day.  I would love parent help from 9:30 to 11:15 that day. Please let me know by October 16th if you'd like to join us for our Scarecrow day!  

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