Monday, December 10, 2018

Weekly News


What’s Happening?


Reading:  Each week, I take time during rotations to practice different phonics’ skills. The circle and square group are working on short vowel sounds. The hexagon group is working on long vowel sounds. Please make sure to read with your child each night and have your child read to you! The decodable readers coming home are a great book for your child to read to you! J

Math: The students will learn how to count by tens. We will also review AB and ABB patterns.

Religion:  In religion, the students will learn about and do activities related to the Christmas story and the true meaning of Christmas, i.e., Jesus’ birth. 

Social Studies: The students and I will learn about the holiday traditions from the Netherlands and Sweden.

I will be sending home a homework page today about your family’s holiday traditions. The “Holiday Tradition” page will be due this Friday!

Writing: This week, the students will learn about the three parts of a letter, i.e., greeting, body, and closing. Then, the students will write letters to Santa! 

Buddies: On Friday, our 7th and 8th grade buddies will come and help the kinders with a reindeer directed draw art project. Look for them hanging in the hallway! J


Important Information:


Progress Reports:
Progress reports will be coming home in folders on Wednesday. All the copies are yours to keep. Please sign the envelope and return it to school. Thanks!

Christmas Musicale:
This Thursday is the students’ Christmas Musicale. Students need to be at the Community Hall @ 6:15 PM. Clean up and tear down of the set will happen right after the musicale. If you are willing and/or able to help, it is very much appreciated!
Thanks so much! J




Weekly Homework:

Mon.-Friday-Reading log
Mon.–Spelling practice
Thurs. - Study for test


Upcoming Events:


        Dec. 12- Progress Reports Come Home
Dec. 13- Christmas Concert @ 6:30
Dec. 14- “Holiday Tradition” HW Due
Dec. 20- Christmas Party @ 10:00-11:00
Dec. 20- Spirit Shirt Day/Noon Dismissal
Dec. 21-No School
Dec. 25- Merry Christmas
Dec. 21-Jan. 1- Christmas Break
Jan. 2- School Resumes

Have a great week! J


Monday, December 3, 2018

Weekly Post


What’s Happening?

Reading: I will be conducting my reading assessments this week. The students will also take the STAR assessment on the computers. Copies of these assessments will be sent home with progress reports on the 12th!
Math:  This week, the class will practice number to object matching and will learn about estimation. The students are working hard at making nice and neat numbers as well.  
Religion:  In religion, the students will learn how God chose to send His son to earth. Later in the week, we will learn about the meaning behind the colors on the traditional candy cane.

Social Studies: The students and I will learn about the holiday traditions from Germany, Australia, Italy, England, Brazil and Mexico. 

Writing: This week, the students will learn about opinion writing. They will be writing “opinion” pieces for different topics, such as favorite food and best pet. 

Choice Time: On Monday afternoon, the class and I will decorate our class Christmas tree!  Feel free to stop by and check it out this week! J

Upcoming Events:

       Dec. 6- Book Orders are DUE
       Dec. 6- Free Dress
       Dec. 12- Progress Reports
Dec. 13- Christmas Concert @ 6:30
Dec. 20- Christmas Party @ 10:00-11:00
Dec. 21-No School
Dec. 25- Merry Christmas
Dec. 21-Jan. 1- Christmas Break

Important Information:


Save the Dates:

·         The Christmas concert is Thursday, December 13th at 6:30 PM at the Community Hall.  

·         The Kinder Christmas party will be on Thursday, December 20th @ 10:00-11:00. All are welcome to join! J

November Reading Logs: Your child can turn in his/her reading log for a treat if he/she met the 200min. reading goal.


Weekly Homework:

Mon.-Friday-Reading Log
Mon.-Spelling practice
Thurs. - Study for test




Have a great week!

Monday, November 26, 2018

Weekly News


What’s Happening?



Reading: Along with the regular reading curriculum, the students also practice phonics’ and comprehension skills during reading rotations. The circle and square group are working on short vowel sounds and learning how to sound out simple words with a beginning, middle, and ending sound, i.e., m-a-t. The Hexagon group is working on digraphs (“sh”, “wh”, “th”, “ch”, “ph” sounds) and cause and effect.

Math:  In math, the students will use geoboards and geobands to create shapes. We will also review time to the hour and the penny.

Religion: The students will learn about the parable of “The Good Neighbor”. We will discuss ways that we can show love and be “good neighbors” to others.

Science: This week, the students will learn about their five senses. Later in the week, we will use our five senses to describe popcorn. We will eat popcorn, use words to describe the popcorn on a chart, and then the students will copy words from the chart to complete a writing activity.

Social Studies: Later this week, the students and I will begin our “Holidays around the World” Unit. I am really excited about our new Social Studies unit. The class will not only learn about geography, (i.e., we will look on a map/globe to locate the different countries) but we will also learn about some holiday traditions from countries like, England, Sweden, China, Germany, and Holland. During the unit, the students will be creating a “scrapbook” like project as a take away from the unit. These will come home before Christmas break! J

Writing: The students will write “I see”, “I like”, and “I care about” sentences in their writing journals this week. The students are making great progress at sounding out words and writing down what they hear. They also do a great job at matching their picture to their words! J

Important Information:


·         Weekly Homework: Mon.-Fri.- Reading Log;  Mon.-Spelling practice; Thur.-Study for spelling test




             Upcoming Events:


·         Dec. 6- Free Dress
·         Dec.12- Progress Reports
·         Dec. 13- Christmas Musicale @ 6:30 PM
·         Dec. 20- Christmas Party in AM
·         Dec. 20- Noon Dismissal/Spirit Shirt Day
·         Dec. 21-Jan.1- Christmas Break
·         Jan. 2- School resumes


Have a great week!


Kindergarten SAC Report
November 2018

Reading: All of the students are making great progress! They are mastering letters and sounds, learning simple sight and high frequency words, and are beginning to read simple stories. Over the past few weeks, we started AR and the students are very enthusiastic about reading and taking AR tests!  

Math: The kinders are working on telling and writing time to the hour, ordinal position, shapes and shape properties, and are working on writing their numbers 0-10. They are also working on simple addition facts.

Writing: In writing, I am moving away from my role as scribe to the kinders and beginning to challenge them to sound out the words and write down the letters that they hear in the words. We are learning the “three finger rule” when we write, i.e., start sentence with a capital letter, use spaces, and end with punctuation.

Religion: The students are learning about the teachings of Jesus (parables), Jesus as our leader, and ways to follow Jesus. Later this month, we will be writing prayers of thanks to God for Morning Prayer.

Social Studies: The students will compare and contrast the past vs. the present. As Thanksgiving approaches, we will learn about the first Thanksgiving and discuss things we are thankful for.


Monday, November 19, 2018

Weekly News


What’s Happening?



Reading: Due to the shorter week, we will be doing literacy activities centered on turkeys and Thanksgiving in reading groups. Looks for these projects coming home on Wednesday!

Art Smarts: On Monday, the students will be working on the set for the Christmas Musicale! J

Math:  In math, the students will review patterns and will practice ordinal numbers and ordinal position. The students are ALL making great progress on their addition facts! I am very proud of them!

Religion: The students will take time to reflect on the things that they are thankful for. Then, we will be writing prayers of thanks. On Wednesday, the class will share their prayers of thanks for Morning Prayer.

Art: On Tuesday afternoon, the students will be using their watercolors to make “Fall Trees”. Look for them hanging in the hallway.

Important Information:



·         Spelling: Due to the shorter week, we will NOT have spelling tests this week! J
·         Weekly Homework: Mon.-Fri.- Reading Log





             Upcoming Events:


·         Nov. 19- Art Smarts
·         Nov. 20- REAL Family Service Project
·         Nov. 21- 11am Dismissal
·         Nov. 22- Happy Thanksgiving/No School
·         Nov. 23- No School
·         Dec. 6- Free Dress
·         Dec.12- Progress Reports
·         Dec. 13- Christmas Musicale
·         Dec. 20- Noon Dismissal
·         Dec. 21-Jan.1- Christmas Break 



I just wanted to take this time to say that I am very thankful for all of your wonderful children! I am blessed to be their teacher and am thankful for what each one brings to the classroom! Thank you for sharing them with me! I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving and are surrounded with family and friends this weekend!

Happy Thanksgiving! J

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Weekly New


What’s Happening?


Reading: The students are making great progress on AR. It is so exciting to see the kids so motivated to read and take their tests. Copies of your child’s AR progress will be coming home with report cards. Thank you for your support at home and reading with your child! J

Math:  We are working on time to the hour and position words (before, after, and between). The students are making great progress on their individualized math packets as well! I am very proud of the progress that I am seeing! J

Religion: In religion, we will learn more about Jesus’ teachings through parables or stories. This week, we will learn about the Prodigal Son.

Writing: We will be doing some fun writing activities, including a class book that is based off of the book, Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes.

Social Studies: This week, we will compare and contrast pilgrim children to children today. Later in the week, we will learn about the first Thanksgiving, including the pilgrims, Squanto, and the Wampanoag tribe. 



Important Information:


·         Weekly Homework: Mon.-Fri.- Reading Log;  Tues.-Spelling practice; Thur.-Study for spelling test
·         Report Cards: Report cards will be coming home on Wednesday. The copies are yours to keep. Please sign the envelope and return it to school! Thanks so much! J
·         REAL Family Service Project: Please send your child to school with one individually packaged trail mix on or before Nov. 20th. The kids will be making “Service Bags” for those in need.



       
            Upcoming Events:

    Nov. 12- No School-(Veteran’s Day)
    Nov. 14- Report Cards Come Home
    Nov. 15- Spirit Shirt Day
    Nov. 16- Shoebox Items Due
    Nov. 19- Art Smarts
    Nov. 20- REAL Family Service Project
    Nov. 21- 11 AM Dismissal
    Nov. 22- Happy Thanksgiving




             Have a wonderful week!

Monday, November 5, 2018

Weekly News


What’s Happening?


Reading: I will be conducting my reading assessments this week. The students will also take the STAR computer assessment. Copies of these assessments will be sent home with report cards on the 14th. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns!

Math:  The students will be reviewing the penny and will learn time to the hour. The class is making great progress on their addition math facts! I am very impressed and proud of the class for using their number lines and other strategies to solve their math problems! Woohoo!!! J

Religion: This week, the students will learn about different ways that they can follow Jesus.

Writing: The students will begin using their writing journals. I will model the basic writing process to the students and use “I like” statements. We will work on matching our picture to the words. I will be guiding the students along in the writing process and will encourage the students to sound out the words and write down what they hear. In the beginning writing stages, I really focus on quantity rather than quality.

Social Studies: On Tuesday, the students will learn about an election, voting, and ballots. As a class, we will practice the act of voting with ballots and a ballot box. After we vote, I will count the votes and we will discuss the results. It should be a fun simulation. Later in the week, we will begin our “Past and Present” Unit. We will discuss the importance of learning from our past and will learn about the first people in America. On Thursday, the students will learn about timelines and will complete a timeline project. Look for them coming home in folders! J

Important Information:


·         Weekly Homework: Mon.-Fri.- Reading Log;  Mon.-Spelling practice; Thur.-Study for spelling test

·         Spelling: Please make sure and practice spelling letters and words at home with your child during the week! Thank you!



       
            Upcoming Events:

    Nov. 6- 1st Quarter Ends
    Nov. 12- No School-(Veteran’s Day)
    Nov. 14- Report Cards Come Home
    Nov. 15- Spirit Shirt Day
    Nov. 19- Art Smarts
    Nov. 21- 11 AM Dismissal




         Have a wonderful week!