Sunday, February 26, 2017

Week of February 27th


sight words:  go, for
will, be, this, find, is, how, now, you, are, what, with, me, come, my, we, go, see, a, I, the, like,  to, can, and
Phonics:  short vowels

Phonemic Awareness:  phoneme segmentation, final sounds
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)
Word Family: -ip family
Theme: Kindness
Math: Numbers to 100
Student of the Week: Anyssa

Important Dates:
March 7: Family Reading Celebration 6-7pm at Cram

 One Minute Read:
Continue practicing the short vowel One Minute Read.  If your child is still working on the Priority Words, it would be a good idea to keep practicing that list too.  

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.
1.  One Minute Read:  Be sure to practice daily.  Instructions are clear on it.  Return in folder on Friday.  I'm really noticing the students who are improving in this!!  It makes a HUGE difference in their reading!
2.  Word Family Practice:  Instructions are on it.
3.  Share homework

Don't forget to have your child complete the Daily Homework, nightly reading, and sight word flash cards.

Don't forget that taking time to read TO your child is extremely important.  You model fluency and voice as well as spend valuable time with your little one!

Dr. Seuss' Birthday
We will be celebrating Dr. Seuss' birthday on Thursday!  We will be reading Dr. Seuss books and having green eggs and ham.  
Here's what we will need:
1.  1 dozen uncooked eggs
2.  24 slices of ham
3.  spoons
4.  small paper plates

Please message me if you can help out with any of these and send them on Wednesday.  

Book Bags:
We have another assessment to get through this week so you will not see book bags come home nightly.  Please have your child read from their book box nightly.

One School One Book:
We will continue to read and ask the students questions each day.  The students have a chance to win a prize if they know the answer.

3 Piggy Opera:
Your child may have mentioned a play we will be performing for you.  We will perform our 3 Piggy Opera play on March 10th.  That is a minimum day.  You won't want to miss it so mark your calendars.




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Monday, February 20, 2017

Week of February 20th

This Week's Focus:

sight words:  will, be
thins, find, is, how, now, you, are, what, with, me, come, my, we, go, see, a, I, the, like,  to, can, and
Phonics:  short vowels

Phonemic Awareness:  phoneme segmentation, final sounds
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)
Word Family: -ig family
Theme: Kindness
Math: Solid and Flat Shapes
Student of the Week: Jayda

Important Dates:
February 21:  Class Picture
February 24:  Minimum Day
March 7: Family Reading Celebration 6-7pm at Cram

 One Minute Read:
Continue practicing the short vowel One Minute Read.  If your child is still working on the Priority Words, it would be a good idea to keep practicing that list too.  

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.
1.  One Minute Read:  Be sure to practice daily.  Instructions are clear on it.  Return in folder on Friday.  I'm really noticing the students who are improving in this!!  It makes a HUGE difference in their reading!
2.  Word Family Practice:  Instructions are on it.
3.  Share homework

Don't forget to have your child complete the Daily Homework, nightly reading, and sight word flash cards.

Don't forget that taking time to read TO your child is extremely important.  You model fluency and voice as well as spend valuable time with your little one!

Guided Reading:
If your child is reading at a level 2-3:  I can not stress the importance of learning their sight words in order to reach level 5 benchmark by the end of kindergarten.
Remember:
*Return book bag daily along with their Take Home Folder
There may be days when you see the same book come home.  Have your child reread the book and send it back the next day.

One School One Book:
We will continue to read and ask the students questions each day.  The students have a chance to win a prize if they know the answer.

3 Piggy Opera:
Your child may have mentioned a play we will be performing for you.  We will perform our 3 Piggy Opera play on March 10th.  That is a minimum day.  You won't want to miss it so mark your calendars.






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Sunday, February 12, 2017

Week of February 13th

This Week's Focus:

sight words:  this, find
is, how, now, you, are, what, with, me, come, my, we, go, see, a, I, the, like,  to, can, and
Phonics:  Yy and Bb

Phonemic Awareness:  phoneme segmentation, final sounds
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)
Word Family: -ad family
Theme: Kindness
Math: Solid and Flat Shapes
Student of the Week:  Shabina

Important Dates:
February 14: Valentine Centers (parent help needed)
February 20:  No school
February 24:  Minimum Day
March 7: Family Reading Celebration 6-7pm at Cram

We Need:
Thank you for your goldfish and kleenex!  We are stocked up!!

 New One Minute Read:
Thanks for working so hard on the Kindergarten priority list for the past several weeks!  The students who practiced that daily definitely stand out!  If your child still needs practice with the priority word list,  continue to practice.  We will have a new list coming home in the Take Home Folder Monday.  This is a short vowel one minute read.  This will help build decoding skills and fluency that are valuable at this stage of reading.  At first, your child will most likely be sounding out the short vowel words.  As time goes by, they will read it more and more fluently (our goal).  Be sure to help your child mark their daily progress using the color code and return it on Friday with their homework.  

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.
1.  One Minute Read:  Be sure to practice daily.  Instructions are clear on it.  Return in folder on Friday.  I'm really noticing the students who are improving in this!!  It makes a HUGE difference in their reading!
2.  Word Family Practice:  Instructions are on it.
3.  Share homework

Don't forget to have your child complete the Daily Homework, nightly reading, and sight word flash cards.

Don't forget that taking time to read TO your child is extremely important.  You model fluency and voice as well as spend valuable time with your little one!

Guided Reading:
If your child is reading at a level 2-3:  I can not stress the importance of learning their sight words in order to reach level 5 benchmark by the end of kindergarten.
Remember:
*Return book bag daily along with their Take Home Folder
There may be days when you see the same book come home.  Have your child reread the book and send it back the next day.


Law Enforcement Appreciation:
Thank you so much for your donations on this!  The baskets will be sent to a local officer to help make their Valentine's Day special!

One School One Book:
I hope you are enjoying our school book each night with your kiddo.  I've been reading it at home with my boys as well.  I love reading to my kids and they love me reading to them!

3 Piggy Opera:
Your child may have mentioned a play we will be performing for you.  We will perform our 3 Piggy Opera play on March 10th.  That is a minimum day.  You won't want to miss it so mark your calendars.

Valentines Day:
Send Valentines Monday or Tuesday

We will celebrate Valentines Day on February 14th by having some Valentine centers and a valentine exchange.
Important:  In kindergarten, it is easiest if you and your child DO NOT put individual's names on valentines.  There are 24 students in the class and it's best to just send 24 of the same valentine's for them to pass out.
I would love parent help on this day from 9:30-11:10.  Let me know if you are board approved and available to help.  Thank you!





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Monday, February 6, 2017

Week of February 6th

This Week's Focus:

sight words:  is, how
now, you, are, what, with, me, come, my, we, go, see, a, I, the, like,  to, can, and
Phonics:  Qq and Zz

Phonemic Awareness:  phoneme segmentation, final sounds
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)
Word Family: -ad family
Theme: 3 Pigs
Math: Solid and Flat Shapes
Student of the Week: 

Important Dates:
February 1-10:  Law Enforcement Appreciation bucket collection
February 14: Valentine Centers (parent help needed)
February 24:  Minimum Day
March 7: Family Reading Celebration 6-7pm at Cram

We Need:
We are OUT of snacks.  If you can grab some this weekend, that would be great!  We also need tissue.  We are down to our last box.  

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.
1.  One Minute Read:  Be sure to practice daily.  Instructions are clear on it.  Return in folder on Friday.  I'm really noticing the students who are improving in this!!  It makes a HUGE difference in their reading!
2.  Word Family Practice:  Instructions are on it.

Don't forget to have your child complete the Daily Homework, nightly reading, and sight word flash cards.

Don't forget that taking time to read TO your child is extremely important.  You model fluency and voice as well as spend valuable time with your little one!

Guided Reading:
If your child is reading at a level 2-3:  I can not stress the importance of learning their sight words in order to reach level 5 benchmark by the end of kindergarten.
Remember:
*Return book bag daily along with their Take Home Folder
There may be days when you see the same book come home.  Have your child reread the book and send it back the next day.


Law Enforcement Appreciation:
Our school will be giving back to our law enforcement.  Each class has a bucket and we are planning to fill it for out local law enforcement officers.   If you choose to participate, please have your child bring their item back to school any time between February 1-10th.  Buckets will be delivered to law enforcement on February 10, after school.  Thanks for your support!

Top Secret:
The staff is VERY excited about an upcoming event at Cram.  We will reveal the secret to students on Monday! It is a family activity that will be ongoing and its going to be fun!  It is a school wide activity and you are going to love it!  Keep your eyes and ears open!

3 Piggy Opera:
Your child may have mentioned a play we will be performing for you.  We will perform our 3 Piggy Opera play on March 10th.  That is a minimum day.  You won't want to miss it so mark your calendars.

Valentines Day:
We will celebrate Valentines Day on February 14th by having some Valentine centers and a valentine exchange.
Important:  In kindergarten, it is easiest if you and your child DO NOT put individual's names on valentines.  There are 24 students in the class and it's best to just send 24 of the same valentine's for them to pass out.
I would love parent help on this day from 9:30-11:10.  Let me know if you are board approved and available to help.  Thank you!


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