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 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.  

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.
*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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