Monday, January 16, 2017

Week of January 16th

This Week's Focus:

sight words:  with
me, come, my, we, go, see, a, I, the, like,  to, can, and
Phonics:  Hh and Kk

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: -an family
Comprehension Skills: inferring, making connections
Theme: snow
Math: Numbers to 20
Student of the Week: Rielyn

Important Dates:
January 16:  No school MLK Day
January 27:  Minimum Day
January 31:  Hundred Day
February 14: Valentine Centers (parent help needed)

Homework:
*Given the new additions to homework, I made a note on the front of your child's homework if they were missing a piece.  Also, Share Homework continues to be a part of weekly homework.
We will have a few added components to our weekly homework.
1.  One Minute Read:  Be sure to practice daily.  Instructions are clear on it.  Return in folder on Friday.
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.

Guided Reading:
I assessed all students reading levels last week and your child will begin bringing home a book bag with a book at his/her instructional level.  A level is printed on the back of the book.  Our goal is to reach a level 5 or above by June.  You can help your child be successful with this by consistently practicing the One Minute Read, practicing Sight Word cards, and allowing your child to reread his/her book from her book bag at least one time nightly.  I can't express enough the importance of sight words at this level.
Remember:
*Return book bag daily along with their Take Home Folder

Book Orders:
Scholastic book order forms will come home in Folders on Tuesday.  You can click the "Book Orders" tab to find a link to order on-line.  Please place orders before next Monday.

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!

100th Day:
We will celebrate our 100th day of school on January 31st.  We are asking all kindergarten and TK students to create a 100th day t-shirt and information on this is in the take home folder this week.  
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