Sunday, November 12, 2017

Week of November 13th

This week:

Sight Words: no new sight words (review all previous sight words)
Theme:  Thanksgiving
Language Arts:  Making Connections/Setting
Math: Teen Numbers
Social Studies:  Then and Now
Writing:  Writing stories
Phonics:  Gg
Brisket: Joshua

Important Dates:
November 13th-17th:  Minimum Days (parent/teacher conference week)
November 17th:  Tasting Feast (parent help needed this day)
November 20th-November 24th:  No school/Thanksgiving Break

Scholastic Book Orders
Please place orders before this Friday. 

Parent Conferences
Conferences begin this week!  Please double check your time and day and plan to arrive a few minutes early.  Conferences are scheduled back-to-back and I will need to stay on schedule.  Thank you!


Thanksgiving Tasting Feast 
Our tasting feast will be on Friday!  If you signed up to bring an item, please send it that morning.

Things you want to start incorporating into your child's homework:
1.  Writing letters Aa-Zz (you can print out the Alphabet Writing Chart by clicking on the homework tab and scrolling down).
2.  Writing numbers 1-30 (this chart is also under the homework tab).  


Writing: 
*We have been practicing "stretching out" unknown words in our writing.  Have your child reference their sound/letter chart on the back of their take home folder for help.
I want to share with you what we have been learning about writing so you can support me at home when it comes to the Share Homework.  If you have been writing a sentence for them up to this point, that's great.  I am asking that you shift your support at this point so your child can gain more confidence in writing.  Here's what I'm teaching:
1.  THE PICTURE
In class we have been writing stories by drawing pictures.  We have been learning that our pictures should tell who was there, where they were and how they felt.  We have been learning that we want to use MANY of the crayons in our crayon box to draw details.  For example, if I am telling a story about my trip to the park, I would include the following details in my picture:
a sun, some clouds, grass, the swings I went on, the picnic lunch I had, my two boys and I would use as many colors as I could from my crayon box.
2.  TAPPING AND TELLING
After our detailed picture is complete, we have been learning to tap our details and tell the story.  (If the students can't tell a story, how will they ever learn to write a story?)  My tap and tell would sound something like this as I touched the appropriate parts of the picture:
"I went to the park with Jonas and Mattias and it was a sunny day.  We went on the swings and we had a picnic on the grass.  I packed sandwiches and watermelon.  We had a great time.
3.  ADDING LABELS
After tapping and telling, we have just begun adding labels to our picture.  I'm encouraging the students to write the sounds they hear in the object they are labeling.  For example, if we are labeling the sun, a beginner may just write an 's' for the beginning sound.  That's great!! Some students may write 'sn' because they hear the beginning and end.  Some students are working at a level that they are hearing beginning, middle and ending sounds.  We want to support the child at their level and build their confidence as their phonemic awareness improves.
I am encouraging students to add 1-2 labels to their pictures in class.

Thanks for your support!  Remember, share homework is due EVERY WEEK, any day but Friday.


Sight Words:
Words we've been working on in class:
are
now
with
my
a
to 
the
and
can
I
see
like
come
me
you
what

Please put these in flashcards and practice them if your child can not read these words.  Thank you for your support.  

Don't forget that practicing Sight Words is a part of your child's homework. Each child has a baggie with his/her name and green flashcards.  Please help your child learn these words at a pace that is appropriate for them.  I will be teach the words I and see next week but many students are ready for more than just 2 words a week.  When your child knows all the words, have them return them to me in their Take Home Folder for a quick test.  I'm looking to see that your child is NOT sounding out the word, but recognizing it quickly.  They will receive a Brag Tag and then move onto the next list.  Students who pass all 8 sight words lists will receive a prize!  
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Homework:
Please click on the 'Homework' tab to see the homework for this week




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Monday, November 6, 2017

Week of November 6th

This week:

Sight Words: no new sight words (review all previous sight words)
Theme:  Scarecrows/Veterans Day
Language Arts:  Making Connections/Setting
Math: Teen Numbers
Social Studies:  Then and Now
Writing:  Writing stories
Phonics:  Ii
Grammar: Pronouns
Brisket: Lee

Important Dates:
November 9th:  Scarecrow Day
November 10th:  No school
November 13th-17th:  Minimum Days (parent/teacher conference week)
November 17th:  Tasting Feast (parent help needed this day)
November 20th-November 24th:  No school/Thanksgiving Break

Scholastic Book Orders
I'm sending some scholastic book order forms home in take home folders.  Books make great Christmas gifts!  There are many more choices on-line and you can click on the 'Book Orders' tab to order.  Let me know if they are Christmas gifts and I will not put them in their cubby.  Please order by the end of next week. 

Parent Conferences

Thank you to all of you that took time to sign up for a conference!  I am looking forward to meeting with you to Click on this calendar to check your time.  Be sure to scroll to the week of November 12th to see appointment times.  Please plan to arrive a few minutes early.  I have conferences scheduled back to back and will not be able to accommodate you if you are running late.


Scarecrow Day:
We will be having our annual kindergarten scarecrow day on November 9th.  A note was sent home last week about this.  I hope that we will have 100 percent participation.  We will have a scarecrow parade at 8 am that morning for parents who are able to stay and see all our cute little scarecrows!

Thanksgiving Tasting Feast 
We will end our Then & Now unit with a Thanksgiving Tasting Feast on November 17th.  Our "Then & Now" unit will teach the students what life was like for pioneers in early America.  We will learn and compare the life of then to what life is like now.  I am in need of two items for our tasting feast.  Please see the sign up on the door or message me if you would like to provide something for that day.

Things you want to start incorporating into your child's homework:
1.  Writing letters Aa-Zz (you can print out the Alphabet Writing Chart by clicking on the homework tab and scrolling down).
2.  Writing numbers 1-30 (this chart is also under the homework tab).  


Writing: 
*We have been practicing "stretching out" unknown words in our writing.  Have your child reference their sound/letter chart on the back of their take home folder for help.
I want to share with you what we have been learning about writing so you can support me at home when it comes to the Share Homework.  If you have been writing a sentence for them up to this point, that's great.  I am asking that you shift your support at this point so your child can gain more confidence in writing.  Here's what I'm teaching:
1.  THE PICTURE
In class we have been writing stories by drawing pictures.  We have been learning that our pictures should tell who was there, where they were and how they felt.  We have been learning that we want to use MANY of the crayons in our crayon box to draw details.  For example, if I am telling a story about my trip to the park, I would include the following details in my picture:
a sun, some clouds, grass, the swings I went on, the picnic lunch I had, my two boys and I would use as many colors as I could from my crayon box.
2.  TAPPING AND TELLING
After our detailed picture is complete, we have been learning to tap our details and tell the story.  (If the students can't tell a story, how will they ever learn to write a story?)  My tap and tell would sound something like this as I touched the appropriate parts of the picture:
"I went to the park with Jonas and Mattias and it was a sunny day.  We went on the swings and we had a picnic on the grass.  I packed sandwiches and watermelon.  We had a great time.
3.  ADDING LABELS
After tapping and telling, we have just begun adding labels to our picture.  I'm encouraging the students to write the sounds they hear in the object they are labeling.  For example, if we are labeling the sun, a beginner may just write an 's' for the beginning sound.  That's great!! Some students may write 'sn' because they hear the beginning and end.  Some students are working at a level that they are hearing beginning, middle and ending sounds.  We want to support the child at their level and build their confidence as their phonemic awareness improves.
I am encouraging students to add 1-2 labels to their pictures in class.

Thanks for your support!  Remember, share homework is due EVERY WEEK, any day but Friday.


Sight Words:
Words we've been working on in class:
are
now
with
my
a
to 
the
and
can
I
see
like
come
me
you
what

Please put these in flashcards and practice them if your child can not read these words.  Thank you for your support.  

Don't forget that practicing Sight Words is a part of your child's homework. Each child has a baggie with his/her name and green flashcards.  Please help your child learn these words at a pace that is appropriate for them.  I will be teach the words I and see next week but many students are ready for more than just 2 words a week.  When your child knows all the words, have them return them to me in their Take Home Folder for a quick test.  I'm looking to see that your child is NOT sounding out the word, but recognizing it quickly.  They will receive a Brag Tag and then move onto the next list.  Students who pass all 8 sight words lists will receive a prize!  
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Homework:
Please click on the 'Homework' tab to see the homework for this week



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Sunday, October 29, 2017

Week of October 30th

This week:

Sight Words:  are, now
Theme:  Scarecrows
Language Arts:  Making Connections/Setting
Math: Measurement/Teen Numbers
Science:  Pumpkin Life Cycle
Writing:  Writing stories
Phonics:  Bb
Grammar: Pronouns
Brisket: Caleb

Important Dates:
October 31st:  Halloween Centers (parent help please)
November 6th:  No school
November 9th:  Scarecrow Day
November 10th:  No school
November 13th-17th:  Minimum Days (parent/teacher conference week)
November 17th:  Tasting Feast (parent help needed this day)
November 20th-November 24th:  No school/Thanksgiving Break

Parent Conferences

Thank you to all of you that took time to sign up for a conference!  I am looking forward to meeting with you to Click on this calendar to sign up for your parent teacher conference.  Be sure to scroll to the week of November 12th to see appointment times.  Please contact me if you are having any trouble. If you are not signed up for a conference by the end of the week, I will assign a time to you.  Please sign up asap.


Halloween Party:
We will be having some Fall/Halloween Centers on October 31st beginning at 12:00.  If you are helping that day, THANK YOU!  Volunteers, plan to be in the classroom at 11:45-1:53.

Scarecrow Day:
We will be having our annual kindergarten scarecrow day on November 9th.  A note will be coming home Monday in your child's take home folder explaining this fun day.   We hope everyone will participate!

Thanksgiving Tasting Feast 
We will end our Then & Now unit with a Thanksgiving Tasting Feast on November 17th.  Our "Then & Now" unit will teach the students what life was like in early America.  We will learn and compare the life of then to what life is like now.  I will be having a signup sheet of items needed for our tasting feast later this week.  I'll let you know when I post that.  I will also need parent help on this day. 

Things you want to start incorporating into your child's homework:
1.  Writing letters Aa-Zz (you can print out the Alphabet Writing Chart by clicking on the homework tab and scrolling down).
2.  Writing numbers 1-30 (this chart is also under the homework tab).  


Writing: 
*We have been practicing "stretching out" unknown words in our writing.  Have your child reference their sound/letter chart on the back of their take home folder for help.
I want to share with you what we have been learning about writing so you can support me at home when it comes to the Share Homework.  If you have been writing a sentence for them up to this point, that's great.  I am asking that you shift your support at this point so your child can gain more confidence in writing.  Here's what I'm teaching:
1.  THE PICTURE
In class we have been writing stories by drawing pictures.  We have been learning that our pictures should tell who was there, where they were and how they felt.  We have been learning that we want to use MANY of the crayons in our crayon box to draw details.  For example, if I am telling a story about my trip to the park, I would include the following details in my picture:
a sun, some clouds, grass, the swings I went on, the picnic lunch I had, my two boys and I would use as many colors as I could from my crayon box.
2.  TAPPING AND TELLING
After our detailed picture is complete, we have been learning to tap our details and tell the story.  (If the students can't tell a story, how will they ever learn to write a story?)  My tap and tell would sound something like this as I touched the appropriate parts of the picture:
"I went to the park with Jonas and Mattias and it was a sunny day.  We went on the swings and we had a picnic on the grass.  I packed sandwiches and watermelon.  We had a great time.
3.  ADDING LABELS
After tapping and telling, we have just begun adding labels to our picture.  I'm encouraging the students to write the sounds they hear in the object they are labeling.  For example, if we are labeling the sun, a beginner may just write an 's' for the beginning sound.  That's great!! Some students may write 'sn' because they hear the beginning and end.  Some students are working at a level that they are hearing beginning, middle and ending sounds.  We want to support the child at their level and build their confidence as their phonemic awareness improves.
I am encouraging students to add 1-2 labels to their pictures in class.

Thanks for your support!  Remember, share homework is due EVERY WEEK, any day but Friday.


Sight Words:
Words we've been working on in class:
are
now
with
my
a
to 
the
and
can
I
see
like
come
me
you
what

Please put these in flashcards and practice them if your child can not read these words.  Thank you for your support.  

Don't forget that practicing Sight Words is a part of your child's homework. Each child has a baggie with his/her name and green flashcards.  Please help your child learn these words at a pace that is appropriate for them.  I will be teach the words I and see next week but many students are ready for more than just 2 words a week.  When your child knows all the words, have them return them to me in their Take Home Folder for a quick test.  I'm looking to see that your child is NOT sounding out the word, but recognizing it quickly.  They will receive a Brag Tag and then move onto the next list.  Students who pass all 8 sight words lists will receive a prize!  
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Homework:
Please click on the 'Homework' tab to see the homework for this week






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Friday, October 20, 2017

Week of October 23rd

This week:

Sight Words:  you, what
Theme:  Pumpkins
Language Arts:  Inferring, problem and solution
Math: Measurement
Social Studies:  Maps
Writing:  Drawing pictures, adding labels, writing 1 sentence
Phonics:  Ff
Grammar: Complete Sentences
Brisket:  Addison

Important Dates:

Red Ribbon Week:  10/23-10/27
Barnes and Noble Night:  10/26 (wear your costume)
October 27th: Pumpkin Patch Field Trip
October 31st:  Halloween Centers (parent help please)

Halloween Party:
We will be having some Fall/Halloween Centers on October 31st beginning at 12:00.  If you are available to help that afternoon, please send me a message on Remind. 
Can anyone pick up some Fall Candy corn?  They have an Autumn mix that has pumpkins and other Fall shapes that we will use for a patterning activity.

Field Trip:
Chaperones:
You can meet us at school and follow the bus at 8:45 or at the pumpkin patch at 9:20.  Each chaperone will have a small list of students who they will keep a close eye on.  
Our field trip will be on October 27th.  Please note that if you are not chaperoning, you may not meet us at the patch.  All chaperone names are pre-approved by Mrs. Joye and the district policy does not allow parents to "meet" at an event without approval.  This is for the safety of the students.  Thank you!  


Things you want to start incorporating into your child's homework:
1.  Writing letters Aa-Zz (you can print out the Alphabet Writing Chart by clicking on the homework tab and scrolling down).
2.  Writing numbers 1-30 (this chart is also under the homework tab).  


Writing:
*We have been practicing "stretching out" unknown words in our writing.  Have your child reference their sound/letter chart on the back of their take home folder for help.
I want to share with you what we have been learning about writing so you can support me at home when it comes to the Share Homework.  If you have been writing a sentence for them up to this point, that's great.  I am asking that you shift your support at this point so your child can gain more confidence in writing.  Here's what I'm teaching:
1.  THE PICTURE
In class we have been writing stories by drawing pictures.  We have been learning that our pictures should tell who was there, where they were and how they felt.  We have been learning that we want to use MANY of the crayons in our crayon box to draw details.  For example, if I am telling a story about my trip to the park, I would include the following details in my picture:
a sun, some clouds, grass, the swings I went on, the picnic lunch I had, my two boys and I would use as many colors as I could from my crayon box.
2.  TAPPING AND TELLING
After our detailed picture is complete, we have been learning to tap our details and tell the story.  (If the students can't tell a story, how will they ever learn to write a story?)  My tap and tell would sound something like this as I touched the appropriate parts of the picture:
"I went to the park with Jonas and Mattias and it was a sunny day.  We went on the swings and we had a picnic on the grass.  I packed sandwiches and watermelon.  We had a great time.
3.  ADDING LABELS
After tapping and telling, we have just begun adding labels to our picture.  I'm encouraging the students to write the sounds they hear in the object they are labeling.  For example, if we are labeling the sun, a beginner may just write an 's' for the beginning sound.  That's great!! Some students may write 'sn' because they hear the beginning and end.  Some students are working at a level that they are hearing beginning, middle and ending sounds.  We want to support the child at their level and build their confidence as their phonemic awareness improves.
I am encouraging students to add 1-2 labels to their pictures in class.

Thanks for your support!  Remember, share homework is due EVERY WEEK, any day but Friday.


Sight Words:
Words we've been working on in class:
with
my
a
to 
the
and
can
I
see
like
come
me
you
what

Please put these in flashcards and practice them if your child can not read these words.  Thank you for your support.  

Don't forget that practicing Sight Words is a part of your child's homework. Each child has a baggie with his/her name and green flashcards.  Please help your child learn these words at a pace that is appropriate for them.  I will be teach the words I and see next week but many students are ready for more than just 2 words a week.  When your child knows all the words, have them return them to me in their Take Home Folder for a quick test.  I'm looking to see that your child is NOT sounding out the word, but recognizing it quickly.  They will receive a Brag Tag and then move onto the next list.  Students who pass all 8 sight words lists will receive a prize!  
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Homework:
Please click on the 'Homework' tab to see the homework for this week


Sign Up For Parent Conferences
Click on this calendar to sign up for your parent teacher conference.  Be sure to scroll to the week of November 12th to see appointment times.  Please contact me if you are having any trouble. If you are not signed up for a conference by the end of the week, I will assign a time to you.  Please sign up asap. 



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Sunday, October 15, 2017

Week of October 16th


This week:

Sight Words:  with, my
Theme:  Owls
Language Arts:  Inferring, Making Connections
Math: Comparing Numbers/Measurement
Science:  Nocturnal Animals
Writing:  Drawing pictures, adding labels, writing 1 sentence
Phonics:  Pp
Grammar: Complete Sentences
Brisket:  Keenan

Important Dates:
Box Tops Due:  10/16
Great American Shakeout:  10/19
Red Ribbon Week:  10/23-10/27
Barnes and Noble Night:  10/26 (wear your costume)
October 27th: Pumpkin Patch Field Trip
October 31st:  Halloween Centers (parent help please)

Brisket:
Our first students has taken our class bulldog, Brisket, home.  Every student will have a turn.  Please follow the parent note inside the pet carrier.  It will tell you all you need to know during your child's special week! 

Fresh Eggs:
Not school related at all....but, I have several free range chickens on my property.  If you are interested in fresh eggs, please message me on remind.  I usually ask $3/dozen to help feed my hens and you can easily pick them up from me in classroom.  Just let me know!

Field Trip:
Our field trip will be on October 27th.  Please note that if you are not chaperoning, you may not meet us at the patch.  All chaperone names are pre-approved by Mrs. Joye and the district policy does not allow parents to "meet" at an event without approval.  This is for the safety of the students.  Thank you!  


Things you want to start incorporating into your child's homework:
1.  Writing letters Aa-Zz (you can print out the Alphabet Writing Chart by clicking on the homework tab and scrolling down).
2.  Writing numbers 1-30 (this chart is also under the homework tab).  


Writing:
*We have been practicing "stretching out" unknown words in our writing.  Have your child reference their sound/letter chart on the back of their take home folder for help.
I want to share with you what we have been learning about writing so you can support me at home when it comes to the Share Homework.  If you have been writing a sentence for them up to this point, that's great.  I am asking that you shift your support at this point so your child can gain more confidence in writing.  Here's what I'm teaching:
1.  THE PICTURE
In class we have been writing stories by drawing pictures.  We have been learning that our pictures should tell who was there, where they were and how they felt.  We have been learning that we want to use MANY of the crayons in our crayon box to draw details.  For example, if I am telling a story about my trip to the park, I would include the following details in my picture:
a sun, some clouds, grass, the swings I went on, the picnic lunch I had, my two boys and I would use as many colors as I could from my crayon box.
2.  TAPPING AND TELLING
After our detailed picture is complete, we have been learning to tap our details and tell the story.  (If the students can't tell a story, how will they ever learn to write a story?)  My tap and tell would sound something like this as I touched the appropriate parts of the picture:
"I went to the park with Jonas and Mattias and it was a sunny day.  We went on the swings and we had a picnic on the grass.  I packed sandwiches and watermelon.  We had a great time.
3.  ADDING LABELS
After tapping and telling, we have just begun adding labels to our picture.  I'm encouraging the students to write the sounds they hear in the object they are labeling.  For example, if we are labeling the sun, a beginner may just write an 's' for the beginning sound.  That's great!! Some students may write 'sn' because they hear the beginning and end.  Some students are working at a level that they are hearing beginning, middle and ending sounds.  We want to support the child at their level and build their confidence as their phonemic awareness improves.
I am encouraging students to add 1-2 labels to their pictures in class.

Thanks for your support!  Remember, share homework is due EVERY WEEK, any day but Friday.


Sight Words:
Words we've been working on in class:
with
my
a
to 
the
and
can
I
see
like
come
me

Please put these in flashcards and practice them if your child can not read these words.  Thank you for your support.  

Don't forget that practicing Sight Words is a part of your child's homework. Each child has a baggie with his/her name and green flashcards.  Please help your child learn these words at a pace that is appropriate for them.  I will be teach the words I and see next week but many students are ready for more than just 2 words a week.  When your child knows all the words, have them return them to me in their Take Home Folder for a quick test.  I'm looking to see that your child is NOT sounding out the word, but recognizing it quickly.  They will receive a Brag Tag and then move onto the next list.  Students who pass all 8 sight words lists will receive a prize!  
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Homework:
Please click on the 'Homework' tab to see the homework for this week




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Sunday, October 8, 2017

Week of October 9th

This week:

Sight Words:  come, me
Theme:  Bats
Language Arts:  Inferring, Problem/Solution
Math: Comparing Numbers
Science:  Nocturnal Animals
Writing:  Drawing pictures, adding labels, writing 1 sentence
Phonics:  Nn
Grammar: Complete Sentences

Important Dates:
September 25th-10/9: PTSA fundraiser (orders due Monday)
Box Tops Due:  10/16
Great American Shakeout:  10/19
Red Ribbon Week:  10/23-10/27
Barnes and Noble Night:  10/26
October 27th: Pumpkin Patch Field Trip
October 31st:  Halloween Centers (parent help please)

Fresh Eggs:
Not school related at all....but, I have several free range chickens on my property.  If you are interested in fresh eggs, please message me on remind.  I usually ask $3/dozen to help feed my hens and you can easily pick them up from me in classroom.  Just let me know!

Field Trip:
Our field trip will be on October 27th.  Please note that if you are not chaperoning, you may not meet us at the patch.  All chaperone names are pre-approved by Mrs. Joye and the district policy does not allow parents to "meet" at an event without approval.  This is for the safety of the students.  Thank you!  


Things you want to start incorporating into your child's homework:
1.  Writing letters Aa-Zz (you can print out the Alphabet Writing Chart by clicking on the homework tab and scrolling down).
2.  Writing numbers 1-30 (this chart is also under the homework tab).  


Writing:
*We have been practicing "stretching out" unknown words in our writing.  Have your child reference their sound/letter chart on the back of their take home folder for help.
I want to share with you what we have been learning about writing so you can support me at home when it comes to the Share Homework.  If you have been writing a sentence for them up to this point, that's great.  I am asking that you shift your support at this point so your child can gain more confidence in writing.  Here's what I'm teaching:
1.  THE PICTURE
In class we have been writing stories by drawing pictures.  We have been learning that our pictures should tell who was there, where they were and how they felt.  We have been learning that we want to use MANY of the crayons in our crayon box to draw details.  For example, if I am telling a story about my trip to the park, I would include the following details in my picture:
a sun, some clouds, grass, the swings I went on, the picnic lunch I had, my two boys and I would use as many colors as I could from my crayon box.
2.  TAPPING AND TELLING
After our detailed picture is complete, we have been learning to tap our details and tell the story.  (If the students can't tell a story, how will they ever learn to write a story?)  My tap and tell would sound something like this as I touched the appropriate parts of the picture:
"I went to the park with Jonas and Mattias and it was a sunny day.  We went on the swings and we had a picnic on the grass.  I packed sandwiches and watermelon.  We had a great time.
3.  ADDING LABELS
After tapping and telling, we have just begun adding labels to our picture.  I'm encouraging the students to write the sounds they hear in the object they are labeling.  For example, if we are labeling the sun, a beginner may just write an 's' for the beginning sound.  That's great!! Some students may write 'sn' because they hear the beginning and end.  Some students are working at a level that they are hearing beginning, middle and ending sounds.  We want to support the child at their level and build their confidence as their phonemic awareness improves.
I am encouraging students to add 1-2 labels to their pictures in class.

Thanks for your support!  Remember, share homework is due EVERY WEEK, any day but Friday.


Sight Words:
Words we've been working on in class:
a
to 
the
and
can
I
see
like
come
me

Please put these in flashcards and practice them if your child can not read these words.  Thank you for your support.  

Don't forget that practicing Sight Words is a part of your child's homework. Each child has a baggie with his/her name and green flashcards.  Please help your child learn these words at a pace that is appropriate for them.  I will be teach the words I and see next week but many students are ready for more than just 2 words a week.  When your child knows all the words, have them return them to me in their Take Home Folder for a quick test.  I'm looking to see that your child is NOT sounding out the word, but recognizing it quickly.  They will receive a Brag Tag and then move onto the next list.  Students who pass all 8 sight words lists will receive a prize!  
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Homework:
Please click on the 'Homework' tab to see the homework for this week




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Monday, October 2, 2017

Week of October 2nd

This week:

Sight Words:  to
Theme:  3 Billy Goats Gruff
Language Arts:  Setting, Characters and Retelling
Math: Numbers to 10
Science:  Rocks and Soil
Writing:  Drawing pictures, adding labels, writing 1 sentence
Phonics:  Cc
Grammar: Complete Sentences

Important Dates:


September 25th-29th: PTSA fundraiser (orders due Monday)
October 4th: Minimum Day and Walk to School Day (wear pink)
October 27th: Pumpkin Patch Field Trip
October 31st:  Halloween Centers (parent help please)

Field Trip:
Our field trip will be on October 27th.  Please note that if you are not chaperoning, you may not meet us at the patch.  All chaperone names are pre-approved by Mrs. Joye and the district policy does not allow parents to "meet" at an event without approval.  This is for the safety of the students.  Thank you!  


Things you want to start incorporating into your child's homework:
1.  Writing letters Aa-Zz (you can print out the Alphabet Writing Chart by clicking on the homework tab and scrolling down).
2.  Writing numbers 1-30 (this chart is also under the homework tab).  

Assessments:
In your child's take home folder you will find the results of your child's letter id, letter sounds, number id, shapes and color assessments.  Please take some time to review your child's results and use them as a guide when working with your child.  


Writing:
*We have been practicing "stretching out" unknown words in our writing.  Have your child reference their sound/letter chart on the back of their take home folder for help.
I want to share with you what we have been learning about writing so you can support me at home when it comes to the Share Homework.  If you have been writing a sentence for them up to this point, that's great.  I am asking that you shift your support at this point so your child can gain more confidence in writing.  Here's what I'm teaching:
1.  THE PICTURE
In class we have been writing stories by drawing pictures.  We have been learning that our pictures should tell who was there, where they were and how they felt.  We have been learning that we want to use MANY of the crayons in our crayon box to draw details.  For example, if I am telling a story about my trip to the park, I would include the following details in my picture:
a sun, some clouds, grass, the swings I went on, the picnic lunch I had, my two boys and I would use as many colors as I could from my crayon box.
2.  TAPPING AND TELLING
After our detailed picture is complete, we have been learning to tap our details and tell the story.  (If the students can't tell a story, how will they ever learn to write a story?)  My tap and tell would sound something like this as I touched the appropriate parts of the picture:
"I went to the park with Jonas and Mattias and it was a sunny day.  We went on the swings and we had a picnic on the grass.  I packed sandwiches and watermelon.  We had a great time.
3.  ADDING LABELS
After tapping and telling, we have just begun adding labels to our picture.  I'm encouraging the students to write the sounds they hear in the object they are labeling.  For example, if we are labeling the sun, a beginner may just write an 's' for the beginning sound.  That's great!! Some students may write 'sn' because they hear the beginning and end.  Some students are working at a level that they are hearing beginning, middle and ending sounds.  We want to support the child at their level and build their confidence as their phonemic awareness improves.
I am encouraging students to add 1-2 labels to their pictures in class.

Thanks for your support!  Remember, share homework is due EVERY WEEK, any day but Friday.


Sight Words:
Words we've been working on in class:
a
to 
the
and
can
I
see
like

Please put these in flashcards and practice them if your child can not read these words.  Thank you for your support.  

Don't forget that practicing Sight Words is a part of your child's homework. Each child has a baggie with his/her name and green flashcards.  Please help your child learn these words at a pace that is appropriate for them.  I will be teach the words I and see next week but many students are ready for more than just 2 words a week.  When your child knows all the words, have them return them to me in their Take Home Folder for a quick test.  I'm looking to see that your child is NOT sounding out the word, but recognizing it quickly.  They will receive a Brag Tag and then move onto the next list.  Students who pass all 8 sight words lists will receive a prize!  
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Homework:
Please click on the 'Homework' tab to see the homework for this week




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Friday, September 22, 2017

Week of September 25th


This week:

Sight Words:  a
Theme:  3 Bears
Language Arts:  Setting, Characters and Retelling
Math: Numbers to 10
Science:  Rocks and Soil
Writing:  Drawing pictures, adding labels, writing 1 sentence
Phonics:  Aa, Tt
Grammar: Adjectives

Important Dates:
September 25th:  Picture orders are due
September 28th:  Make-up pictures
September 25th-29th: PTSA fundraiser (packets come home Monday)
September 29th: No school
October 4th: Minimum Day and Walk to School Day (wear pink)
October 27th: Pumpkin Patch Field Trip
October 31st:  Halloween Centers (parent help please)

Field Trip:
Our field trip will be on October 27th.  Please note that if you are not chaperoning, you may not meet us at the patch.  All chaperone names are pre-approved by Mrs. Joye and the district policy does not allow parents to "meet" at an event without approval.  This is for the safety of the students.  Thank you!  

PTSA Memberships:
PTSA membership drive goes through this month.


Things your child should have mastered:
1.  They should be able to read the sight words I have been teaching in class. 
we, and, can , the, I , see, like
2.  They should be able to write, identify and count numbers 0-10
3.  They should know all the letters in their name.  And the letters I focused on last week: Ss and Mm.  They should know the sounds of Ss and Mm as well.  

Things you want to start incorporating into your child's homework:
1.  Writing letters Aa-Zz (you can print out the Alphabet Writing Chart by clicking on the homework tab and scrolling down).
2.  Writing numbers 1-30 (this chart is also under the homework tab).  

Assessments:
I have been assessing all students on letter id and sounds and I will send those results to you in a week or so.  This will let you know where your child stands as far as letter recognition and sounds.  You can use it as a guide as to how to work with your child


Writing:
*We have been practicing "stretching out" unknown words in our writing.  Have your child reference their sound/letter chart on the back of their take home folder for help.
I want to share with you what we have been learning about writing so you can support me at home when it comes to the Share Homework.  If you have been writing a sentence for them up to this point, that's great.  I am asking that you shift your support at this point so your child can gain more confidence in writing.  Here's what I'm teaching:
1.  THE PICTURE
In class we have been writing stories by drawing pictures.  We have been learning that our pictures should tell who was there, where they were and how they felt.  We have been learning that we want to use MANY of the crayons in our crayon box to draw details.  For example, if I am telling a story about my trip to the park, I would include the following details in my picture:
a sun, some clouds, grass, the swings I went on, the picnic lunch I had, my two boys and I would use as many colors as I could from my crayon box.
2.  TAPPING AND TELLING
After our detailed picture is complete, we have been learning to tap our details and tell the story.  (If the students can't tell a story, how will they ever learn to write a story?)  My tap and tell would sound something like this as I touched the appropriate parts of the picture:
"I went to the park with Jonas and Mattias and it was a sunny day.  We went on the swings and we had a picnic on the grass.  I packed sandwiches and watermelon.  We had a great time.
3.  ADDING LABELS
After tapping and telling, we have just begun adding labels to our picture.  I'm encouraging the students to write the sounds they hear in the object they are labeling.  For example, if we are labeling the sun, a beginner may just write an 's' for the beginning sound.  That's great!! Some students may write 'sn' because they hear the beginning and end.  Some students are working at a level that they are hearing beginning, middle and ending sounds.  We want to support the child at their level and build their confidence as their phonemic awareness improves.
I am encouraging students to add 1-2 labels to their pictures in class.

Thanks for your support!  Remember, share homework is due EVERY WEEK, any day but Friday.


Sight Words:
**I'm noticing that some of the students do not know the short list of sight words I've been teaching in class.  
the
and
can
I
see
like

Please put these in flashcards and practice them if your child can not read these words.  Thank you for your support.  

Don't forget that practicing Sight Words is a part of your child's homework. Each child has a baggie with his/her name and green flashcards.  Please help your child learn these words at a pace that is appropriate for them.  I will be teach the words I and see next week but many students are ready for more than just 2 words a week.  When your child knows all the words, have them return them to me in their Take Home Folder for a quick test.  I'm looking to see that your child is NOT sounding out the word, but recognizing it quickly.  They will receive a Brag Tag and then move onto the next list.  Students who pass all 8 sight words lists will receive a prize!  
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Trader Joe Bags
If you have any extra paper Trader Joe bags in your cupboards that you are willing to donate to me, I would love to have them.

Homework:
Please click on the 'Homework' tab to see the homework for this week




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Friday, September 15, 2017

Week of September 18th


This week:

Sight Words:  we
Theme:  3 Little Pigs
Language Arts:  Inferring, Characters and Retelling
Math:finish sorting and classifying and begin numbers to 10
Science:  Gravity and Motion
Writing:  Drawing pictures, adding labels, writing 1 sentence
Phonics:  Yy, Zz, Mm, Ss
Grammar: Verbs

Important Dates:
September 29th: No school
October 4th: Minimum Day
October 27th: Pumpkin Patch Field Trip
October 31st:  Halloween Centers (parent help please)

Field Trip:
I sent permission slips home on Thursday.  Please sign and return ASAP.  We are asking for an $8 donation before Friday September 22nd.  The pumpkin patch allows us to bring 5 chaperones per class.  I will do the lottery on Monday and notify those parents whose names were drawn.  Our parent chaperones must drive themselves and pay the entrance fee TO ME BEFORE FRIDAY.   

PTSA Memberships:
We are currently in 3rd place to will a popsicle party for the most PTSA memberships!  71% of our families in our class have paid the $9 membership fee.  If you would like to join, there's still time!  We can win the popsicle party!

Help:
I'm still looking to collect AS MANY paper towel and toilet paper rolls as possible for our STEM unit we will begin next week.  Please keep sending them!

Writing:
I want to share with you what we have been learning about writing so you can support me at home when it comes to the Share Homework.  If you have been writing a sentence for them up to this point, that's great.  I am asking that you shift your support at this point so your child can gain more confidence in writing.  Here's what I'm teaching:
1.  THE PICTURE
In class we have been writing stories by drawing pictures.  We have been learning that our pictures should tell who was there, where they were and how they felt.  We have been learning that we want to use MANY of the crayons in our crayon box to draw details.  For example, if I am telling a story about my trip to the park, I would include the following details in my picture:
a sun, some clouds, grass, the swings I went on, the picnic lunch I had, my two boys and I would use as many colors as I could from my crayon box.
2.  TAPPING AND TELLING
After our detailed picture is complete, we have been learning to tap our details and tell the story.  (If the students can't tell a story, how will they ever learn to write a story?)  My tap and tell would sound something like this as I touched the appropriate parts of the picture:
"I went to the park with Jonas and Mattias and it was a sunny day.  We went on the swings and we had a picnic on the grass.  I packed sandwiches and watermelon.  We had a great time.
3.  ADDING LABELS
After tapping and telling, we have just begun adding labels to our picture.  I'm encouraging the students to write the sounds they hear in the object they are labeling.  For example, if we are labeling the sun, a beginner may just write an 's' for the beginning sound.  That's great!! Some students may write 'sn' because they hear the beginning and end.  Some students are working at a level that they are hearing beginning, middle and ending sounds.  We want to support the child at their level and build their confidence as their phonemic awareness improves.
I am encouraging students to add 1-2 labels to their pictures in class.

Thanks for your support!  Remember, share homework is due EVERY WEEK, any day but Friday.

Math:
We will continue to practice writing, identifying and counting numbers 0-5.  It is our kindergarten goal to have a strong number sense to 5.  We will finish up our sorting and classifying unit and begin our unit on numbers to 10.


Sight Words:
**I'm noticing that some of the students do not know the short list of sight words I've been teaching in class.  
the
and
can
I
see
like

Please put these in flashcards and practice them if your child can not read these words.  Thank you for your support.  

Don't forget that practicing Sight Words is a part of your child's homework. Each child has a baggie with his/her name and green flashcards.  Please help your child learn these words at a pace that is appropriate for them.  I will be teach the words I and see next week but many students are ready for more than just 2 words a week.  When your child knows all the words, have them return them to me in their Take Home Folder for a quick test.  I'm looking to see that your child is NOT sounding out the word, but recognizing it quickly.  They will receive a Brag Tag and then move onto the next list.  Students who pass all 8 sight words lists will receive a prize!  
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Trader Joe Bags
If you have any extra paper Trader Joe bags in your cupboards that you are willing to donate to me, I would love to have them.

Homework:
Please click on the 'Homework' tab to see the homework for this week






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Friday, September 8, 2017

Week of September 11th

That was a fast week!  Our jog-a-thon went great!  A HUGE thank you to those who donated money to our classroom!  I will use it to buy construction paper, paint, crayons, glue and other supplies that we use so much of!
This week:

Sight Words:  can
Theme:  transportation
Language Arts:  Making connections/visualizing
Math: sorting and clasifying
Science:  Gravity and Motion
Writing:  Drawing pictures and adding labels
Phonics:  Tt-Xx
Grammar: Nouns

Important Dates:
September 29th: No school
October 4th: Minimum Day
October 27th: Pumpkin Patch Field Trip
October 31st:  Halloween Centers (parent help please)

Field Trip:
Our field trip to the pumpkin patch has been scheduled!  We will go on October 27th!  The pumpkin patch allows us to bring 5 chaperones per class.  Our parent chaperones must drive themselves and pay the entrance fee at the patch.  I will be selecting chaperones by using a lottery system.  Anyone who would like to chaperone, and has been board approved, can let me know and I will put their name into the "hat" and draw five names randomly.  I will be sending more info home on Monday September 18th!  

PTSA Memberships:
We are currently in 2nd place to will a popsicle party for the most PTSA memberships!  71% of our families in our class have paid the $9 membership fee.  If you would like to join, there's still time!  We can win the popsicle party!

Help:
I'm still looking to collect AS MANY paper towel and toilet paper rolls as possible for our STEM unit we will begin next week.  Please keep sending them!

Writing:
I want to share with you what we have been learning about writing so you can support me at home when it comes to the Share Homework.  If you have been writing a sentence for them up to this point, that's great.  I am asking that you shift your support at this point so your child can gain more confidence in writing.  Here's what I'm teaching:
1.  THE PICTURE
In class we have been writing stories by drawing pictures.  We have been learning that our pictures should tell who was there, where they were and how they felt.  We have been learning that we want to use MANY of the crayons in our crayon box to draw details.  For example, if I am telling a story about my trip to the park, I would include the following details in my picture:
a sun, some clouds, grass, the swings I went on, the picnic lunch I had, my two boys and I would use as many colors as I could from my crayon box.
2.  TAPPING AND TELLING
After our detailed picture is complete, we have been learning to tap our details and tell the story.  (If the students can't tell a story, how will they ever learn to write a story?)  My tap and tell would sound something like this as I touched the appropriate parts of the picture:
"I went to the park with Jonas and Mattias and it was a sunny day.  We went on the swings and we had a picnic on the grass.  I packed sandwiches and watermelon.  We had a great time.
3.  ADDING LABELS
After tapping and telling, we have just begun adding labels to our picture.  I'm encouraging the students to write the sounds they hear in the object they are labeling.  For example, if we are labeling the sun, a beginner may just write an 's' for the beginning sound.  That's great!! Some students may write 'sn' because they hear the beginning and end.  Some students are working at a level that they are hearing beginning, middle and ending sounds.  We want to support the child at their level and build their confidence as their phonemic awareness improves.
I am encouraging students to add 1-2 labels to their pictures in class.

Thanks for your support!  Remember, share homework is due EVERY WEEK, any day but Friday.

Math:
We will continue to practice writing, identifying and counting numbers 0-5.  It is our kindergarten goal to have a strong number sense to 5.  We will also start learning about sorting and classifying objects.  


Sight Words:
Don't forget that practicing Sight Words is a part of your child's homework. Each child has a baggie with his/her name and green flashcards.  Please help your child learn these words at a pace that is appropriate for them.  I will be teach the words I and see next week but many students are ready for more than just 2 words a week.  When your child knows all the words, have them return them to me in their Take Home Folder for a quick test.  I'm looking to see that your child is NOT sounding out the word, but recognizing it quickly.  They will receive a Brag Tag and then move onto the next list.  Students who pass all 8 sight words lists will receive a prize!  

Leap Frog:
I use Leap Frog letter factory to help teach letters and sounds.  You can order this inexpensive DVD off Amazon or at Target if you'd like to keep your child's letter and sound practice consistent with what I use in class.

Trader Joe Bags
If you have any extra paper Trader Joe bags in your cupboards that you are willing to donate to me, I would love to have them.

Homework:
Please click on the 'Homework' tab to see the homework for this week




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Monday, September 4, 2017

Week of September 4th

We had fun learning about apples this week!  We made applesauce and planted seeds this week.

This week:

Sight Words:  and
Theme:  seasons
Language Arts:  Making connections/infrencing
Math: sorting and clasifying
Science:  Living Things
Writing:  Drawing pictures and adding labels
Phonics:  Pp-Ss

Important Dates:
Sept 4: No School
Sept 6:  Minimum Day
Sept 8: Jog-a-thon

Help:
We will be doing some STEM activities next week and I will need as many toilet paper rolls and paper towel rolls as possible!  Please save them and send them in as you have them.  If we don't have enough, we won't be able to do the activity.  Thanks!

Math:
We will continue to practice writing, identifying and counting numbers 0-5.  It is our kindergarten goal to have a strong number sense to 5.  We will also start learning about sorting and classifying objects.  

Jog-a-thon:
Jog-a-thon is coming up on September 8!   
Any donations are GREATLY appreciated!!
Cash and checks can be turned in on or before Sept. 8th.


Sight Words:
Don't forget that practicing Sight Words is a part of your child's homework. Each child has a baggie with his/her name and green flashcards.  Please help your child learn these words at a pace that is appropriate for them.  I will be teach the words I and see next week but many students are ready for more than just 2 words a week.  When your child knows all the words, have them return them to me in their Take Home Folder for a quick test.  I'm looking to see that your child is NOT sounding out the word, but recognizing it quickly.  They will receive a Brag Tag and then move onto the next list.  Students who pass all 8 sight words lists will receive a prize!  

Share Homework:
Don't forget that the weekly share homework is a part of your child's homework and works to reinforce what we are learning in class in terms of writing AND curriculum.  Please help instill good homework habits early and have your child complete his/her share homework any day but Friday.  A writing assignment is required once they reach first grade and first grade does give consequences for students who have unfinished homework.  Please help lay a good foundation and good habits now so they can be successful in the future grades.  

Leap Frog:
I use Leap Frog letter factory to help teach letters and sounds.  You can order this inexpensive DVD off Amazon or at Target if you'd like to keep your child's letter and sound practice consistent with what I use in class.

Trader Joe Bags
If you have any extra paper Trader Joe bags in your cupboards that you are willing to donate to me, I would love to have them.

  Homework:


Please click on the 'Homework' tab to see the homework for this week



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Sunday, August 27, 2017

Week of August 28th

Another great week!  Students are still learning routines and procedures.

This week:

Sight Words:  the
Theme:  Apples
Language Arts:  Making connections/infrencing
Math: count, recognize, identify and write numbers 0-5
Science:  Living Things
Writing:  Drawing pictures and adding labels
Phonics:  K-O

Important Dates:
August 28th - Sept. 1st:  Book Fair
August 31st: Ice Cream Social 
Sept 4: No School
Sept 6:  Minimum Day
Sept 8: Jog-a-thon

Math:
We have been practicing recognizing, counting and writing numbers 1-5.  Your child should be doing this independently at this point.  Under the 'Homework' tab is a Number Writing paper that you can print out and have your child practice writing their numbers.  You can have your child count out different numbers (1-5) of objects.  You can have your child find the group that has 3 (for example).  One of our goals in kindergarten is to build a strong number sense with numbers 1-5.  You can also talk with them about the different ways to make the numbers 1-5.  For example, the number 4 can be 2 and 2 or 1 and 3 or 3 and 1 or 4 and 0 and so on.  You can model this using objects and use number talk such as, "there are 3 skittles here and 1 over there and 3 and 1 make 4."

PTSA:
Our class is in 3rd place for the pizza party!  We are closr!  Let's see if we can get EVERYONE to join and win the kiddos a pizza party!  Please let me know if you need another PTSA envelope by sending me a message on Remind.  

Jog-a-thon:
Jog-a-thon is coming up on September 8!   
Any donations are GREATLY appreciated!!
Cash and checks can be turned in on or before Sept. 8th.

Emergency Release Card:
I MUST HAVE THESE ASAP
This can be found by accessing Parent Portal.  Please print it out and send it in your child's Take Home Folder ASAP.  If you need help accessing Parent Portal, they can help you in the office anytime between 7 and 4.  

Sight Words:
Don't forget that practicing Sight Words is a part of your child's homework. Each child has a baggie with his/her name and green flashcards.  Please help your child learn these words at a pace that is appropriate for them.  I will be teach the words I and see next week but many students are ready for more than just 2 words a week.  When your child knows all the words, have them return them to me in their Take Home Folder for a quick test.  I'm looking to see that your child is NOT sounding out the word, but recognizing it quickly.  They will receive a Brag Tag and then move onto the next list.  Students who pass all 8 sight words lists will receive a prize!  

Bookfair
The bookfair is coming to our school next week!  I will take the students to the bookfair on Wednesday. You are welcome to send money in an envelope and I will take them shopping.  They do sell toys at the bookfair so if you only want your child purchasing books with the money you send, please clearly label your envelope with 'BOOKS ONLY' and I will see to it that your child does not spend money on the toys.

Ice Cream Social
This is a fun family event that PTSA puts on every year.  Come with your family and enjoy free ice cream and shop the book fair anytime on Thursday from 6pm-8pm.

Leap Frog:
I use Leap Frog letter factory to help teach letters and sounds.  You can order this inexpensive DVD off Amazon or at Target if you'd like to keep your child's letter and sound practice consistent with what I use in class.

Trader Joe Bags
If you have any extra paper Trader Joe bags in your cupboards that you are willing to donate to me, I would love to have them.

  Homework:
Please click on the 'Homework' tab to see the homework for this week




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Sunday, August 20, 2017

Week of August 21st

The kids did great with their first FULL week of kindergarten.  I think we all got a little tired by the end of the week, but that should get easier as we adjust.  Thanks for all your support and as always, please do not hesitate to come talk to me about your kiddo and their needs.

This week:

Sight Words:  like
Theme:  Friendship
Language Arts:  Making connections/characters, problem and solution
Math: count, recognize, identify and write numbers 0-5
Social Studies: Rules
Writing:  Drawing pictures and adding labels
Phonics:  F-J

Important Dates:
August 24th:  Picture Day
August 28th - Sept. 1st:  Book Fair
August 31st: Ice Cream Social 
Sept 4: No School
Sept 6:  Minimum Day
Sept 8: Jog-a-thon

Red Take Home Folders:
Your child should be placing his/her Take Home Folder in the red basket every morning before they go to the playground.  Anything for me, sight word cards/signed forms/etc, can be put in the red folders and placed in the red basket before school.  If your child finishes their homework early, I will leave it in their red folder until Friday.  

Jog-a-thon:
 Jog-a-thon information will be in your child's take home folder on Monday.  All the money raised will go DIRECTLY TO OUR CLASSROOM.  This helps me buy supplies (construction paper, glue, books, crayons, etc) for the remainder of the year.  
Any donations are GREATLY appreciated!!
Cash and checks can be turned in on or before Sept. 8th.
I will need a few parent volunteers that day, some bottles of water (24), and some popsicles donated for the day.  Let me know if you can help me with any of those things by messaging me on remind.  
*We do not have incentive prizes in Kindergarten.  It's just a fun activity to earn money for our class!

PTSA:
In your child's Take Home Folder on Monday you will find information and an envelope for you and your family to join PTSA.  Lets will the pizza contest by having the most memberships!

Emergency Release Card:
I MUST HAVE THESE ASAP
This can be found by accessing Parent Portal.  Please print it out and send it in your child's Take Home Folder ASAP.  If you need help accessing Parent Portal, they can help you in the office anytime between 7 and 4.  

Sight Words:
Don't forget that practicing Sight Words is a part of your child's homework. Each child has a baggie with his/her name and green flashcards.  Please help your child learn these words at a pace that is appropriate for them.  I will be teach the words I and see next week but many students are ready for more than just 2 words a week.  When your child knows all the words, have them return them to me in their Take Home Folder for a quick test.  I'm looking to see that your child is NOT sounding out the word, but recognizing it quickly.  They will receive a Brag Tag and then move onto the next list.  Students who pass all 8 sight words lists will receive a prize!  

Solar Eclipse:
I will NOT be taking the students out to view the eclipse on Monday due to their young age.  Homework:
Please click on the 'Homework' tab to see the homework for this week



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Sunday, August 13, 2017

Week of August 14th

We had a wonderful first few days of school!  We got to know each other a bit and learned lots of routines.  We will continue to learn routines next week.  I'm really looking forward to next week as we begin our curriculum and getting into our regular daily routine.  Again, thank you for sharing your children with me and please stop by and see me if you have any questions or concerns.

This week:

Sight Words:  I, see
Theme:  Friendship
Language Arts:  Making connections/characters
Math:  Become familiar with math manipulatives
Social Studies: Rules
Writing:  Drawing pictures and adding labels
Phonics:  A-E

Important Dates:
August 24th:  Picture Day
August 28th - Sept. 1st:  Book Fair
August 31st: Ice Cream Social 
Sept 4: No School
Sept 6:  Minimum Day
Sept 8: Jog-a-thon

Red Take Home Folders:
Your child should be placing his/her Take Home Folder in the red basket every morning before they go to the playground.  

Behavior:
So far, I'm so impressed with the class' behavior overall!  We have been earning Brag Tags so be sure to "pump" the kiddos up on that.  As of now, I see no need to incorporate the clip system into our day.   If I feel the need for this, later in the year, I will begin using it, but for now, I'm very happy with the class' behavior.    

PTSA:
In your child's Take Home Folder on Monday you will find information and an envelope for you and your family to join PTSA.  

Emergency Release Card:
This can be found by accessing Parent Portal.  Please print it out and send it in your child's Take Home Folder ASAP.  If you need help accessing Parent Portal, they can help you in the office anytime between 7 and 4.  

Sight Words:
You will find your child's first sight word list in their Take Home Folder on Monday.  Each child has a baggie with his/her name and green flashcards.  Please help your child learn these words at a pace that is appropriate for them.  I will be teach the words I and see next week but many students are ready for more than just 2 words a week.  When your child knows all the words, have them return them to me in their Take Home Folder for a quick test.  I'm looking to see that your child is NOT sounding out the word, but recognizing it quickly.  They will receive a Brag Tag and then move onto the next list.  Students who pass all 8 sight words lists will receive a prize!  

Homework:
Please click on the 'Homework' tab to see the homework for this week


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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Welcome

Hello!  Thank you for coming to check out our website! I will update this blog weekly (usually over the weekend) with the latest happenings in our classroom.  Please take some time to explore the different links and familiarize yourself with our website.  There are many valuable sources here for you!
I'm so excited to begin this year!  I'm looking forward to getting to know your little one and want to encourage you to come to me with ANY questions you might have.
Remember:
Sign-up for our Remind App by texting 4k392d to 81010

You can find the first homework assignment (At Home Book Box) by clicking the homework tab.  If you are not seeing the homework tab, you may need to click "desktop version" at the bottom of this page by scrolling down on your cell phone.  If you need help navigating the website or signing up for the Remind App, please come see me, I'm happy to help!

This Week: 

We will be working on classroom routines and getting to know each other

Important Dates:

August 10:  Minimum Day 
August 24th:  Picture Day
August 28th - Sept. 1st:  Book Fair
August 31st: Ice Cream Social 
Sept 4: No School
Sept 6:  Minimum Day
Sept 8: Jog-a-thon
Box Tops:

Our school collects Box Tops to help earn money for the school!  You can trim them and place them in a baggie and send them in your child's take home folder anytime!

PTSA Membership:

We have a contest here at Cram and I LOVE to win!  (haha)  Help us win a pizza party by having the MOST PTSA memberships!  Anyone in the family can have a membership.  An envelope will be coming home to join!  Lets win the kiddos a pizza party!!

Homework:
Thank you for supporting your child in the homework process.  You are helping to instill good habits that will help them be successful in future grades.

Click the homework tab to learn about our first homework assignment.




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