Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Weekly News


What’s Happening?

Reading: I am very proud of the students for the progress they have made in reading. On the most recent assessments, all of the students made gains on their letters and sounds and word lists! Way to go, kinders!!!

Math:  The students are doing a great job learning how to solve simple addition facts. I call these worksheets “math facts” pages.  The kinders are using strategies like a number line and pictures above the numbers to help them solve the problems. It is great to see the students use the strategy that works best for them!

Religion: In religion, we will learn more about Jesus’ teachings through parables or stories. This week, we will learn about the Prodigal Son. On Wednesday, the kinder class will be leading Morning Prayer!

Writing: The students are making great progress in their writing journals. It is awesome to see the kiddos excited about being writers!  Last week, I taught the students the “three finger rule”, i.e., begin with a capital, use spaces between words, and end with punctuation. This week, we will apply the things we have learned and use “I see” statements.

Art Smarts: The students will have Art Smarts on Tuesday afternoon! They are very excited about it!

Social Studies: This week, we will compare and contrast pilgrim children to children today. Look for our writing projects in the hallway soon. 


Important Information:

·         Weekly Homework: Mon.-Fri.- Reading Log;  Tues.-Spelling practice; Wed.- Handwriting; 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! 
·         Spelling: We will have spelling tests this week! Please make sure and practice spelling letters and words at home with your child during the week! Thank you!


       
            Upcoming Events:

    Nov. 11- No School-(Veteran’s Day)
    Nov. 12- Art Smarts
    Nov. 13- Report Cards Come Home
    Nov. 13- Kinders Lead Morning Prayer
    Nov. 21- Spirit Shirt Day
    Nov. 27- 11 AM Dismissal
    Nov. 28- Happy Thanksgiving
    Nov. 29- No School



  Have a wonderful week!

Monday, November 4, 2019

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 13th. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns!

Math:  The students will practice different ways to sort objects. We will also work on identifying and sequencing the numbers 0-10 and ordinal position words, i.e., “first”, “second”, and “third”.

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! 


Important Information:

·         Weekly Homework: Mon.-Fri.- Reading Log;  Mon.-Spelling practice; Wed.- Handwriting; 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. 5- 1st Quarter Ends
    Nov. 11- No School-(Veteran’s Day)
    Nov. 12- Art Smarts
    Nov. 13- Report Cards Come Home
    Nov. 21- Spirit Shirt Day
    Nov. 27- 11 AM Dismissal
    Nov. 28- Happy Thanksgiving
    Nov. 29- No School

         Have a wonderful week!

Friday, November 1, 2019

Pumpkin Art

The kinders and their 7th and 8th grade buddies had fun creating pumpkins together!


The Haunted Hut and The Halloween Party

The students had a blast playing the games at the Haunted Hut! 
















The students had a "Spook-tacular" Halloween Party! Thank you for all who helped! :-)