Sunday, November 27, 2016

Week of November 28-December 2

Hi everyone!  Hope you all enjoyed your holiday week together!  We have a busy three weeks ahead of us as we close out the first semester of kindergarten!
I will be setting a day aside to conference with you and I will have your child's report card at that time.  The day will be one day during the week of December 12-16. I will have more info on that soon. 
I am looking forward to getting back to my kinder babies.  I have missed them!  I am so grateful for your patience and understanding while I took some time off.  This has and will be a very difficult holiday season for me and my family.

This Week's Focus:

sight words:  to
come, my, we, go, see, a, I, the, like, can, and
Phonics:  Ii and Gg

Phonemic Awareness:  phoneme segmentation, final sounds
Writing: We will be writing informational text about reindeer this week.  We will follow the "can, have, are" model
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)
                           stretch out the sounds in the word (stretchy snake)Comprehension Skills: inferring, problem/solution
Theme: Reindeer
Math: Size and Position
Student of the Week: I will pick from the can on Monday

Important Dates:
November  0:  Family Feast Day
December 2Minimum Day
December 16:  Minimum Day (kinder only) 
December 16:  Christmas Centers/Holiday Performance at 10:30


Family Feast

The Family Feast will be this Wednesday.  If you are having lunch with your child, please pick them up from the classroom door.  
THIS IS A VERY BUSY DAY AT CRAM.  ALLOW PLENTY OF TIME TO PARK AND GET TO THE CLASSROOM DOOR BY 11:00.  
ANY STUDENTS NOT HAVING LUNCH WITH THEIR FAMILY WILL BE WALKED TO THE CAFETERIA AT 11:15.  IF YOU ARE RUNNING LATE TO HAVE LUNCH, YOU WILL NEED TO FIND YOUR CHILD IN THE CAFETERIA.  THANKS FOR YOUR PATIENCE ON THIS DAY.  

PTSA Holiday Store

The information about this event is coming home Monday.  This is a PTSA fundraiser that will allow your child to shop and pick out some special gifts for family members.   I will be sure the students make it over to the store.  

Holiday Performance

The Kindergarten students will perform some special Christmas songs to celebrate the season for you!  All are invited!  Parents, grandmas, grandpas, aunts, uncles etc.  No need to be board approved for this.  Our performance will start at 10:30 in the cafeteria.  Please allow plenty of time to park and get to the cafeteria on this day.  This day will be a minimum day for kindergarten students only.  If you have older students, they will be on regular schedule this day.  All kindergartens will attend school from 7:45 to 11:30.  Parents who attend the performance will be able to take their children home from the classroom door immediately following the performance.  This will be a treat you won't want to miss!  

Holiday Surprises

I am asking each student to send in 24 small trinkets to share with the class for the holidays.  These may be small toys, pencils, erasers, small candies.  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.  

Holiday Centers

We will be having our holiday centers on December 16 before the performance.  I would love parent help on this day.  You can plan to stay from 7:45 until the performance.  You will have plenty of time to head over and find space to enjoy the performance.  All volunteers in the classroom must be board approved.  Please message me if you'd like to help on this day.  


Share Homework

This week's share homework will be to decorate the holiday tree in their homework folder. 






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