I-Chat Forms

Dear Families,

Please be sure to complete an I-Chat form to volunteer in the school.  This is a background check form that needs to be filled out in the office.  It does take 2 weeks to process.  Once approved the form is valid for one year.

Thank you!

Kim

Week of December 5

Dear Families,

What You Need to Know This Week:

We are starting our “Leader of the Week” this week.  Brooklyn is our “leader” this week.   Each child will get a turn to be the “leader of the week”.  During their assigned week they will have special jobs and have the opportunity to share information about themselves.  When it is your child’s turn to be the “leader of the week” a note will come home explaining in more detail.

We will be starting to visit the computer lab this month.  If you prefer your child to have his/her own headphones, you are welcome to send a pair in.  Be sure to write your child’s name on them and place them in a Ziploc baggie.

We are in need of a parent volunteer to wash and dry out 20 small milk cartons for one of our holiday party activities.  Please let me know if anyone is interested.

We will be completing activities about needs and wants this week.  We are in need of magazines, store ad booklets, grocery store fliers, etc. to complete the activities.  If you have any to share with us, please send them our way.

Letter K pictures are needed for Wednesday’s letter of the week activity.

Many students forgot to send in a push or pull toy from home for a science activity on Friday.  They may still send in a toy.  We will be completing the activity on Tuesday.

We are no longer having rest time.  No need to send in blankets.

I have posted the Sign Up Genius for our classroom Holiday Party.  Please be sure to sign up for item/items.

 

Upcoming Dates to Remember:

Trade Ten Project items are due next Monday, Dec. 12.  Please be sure to complete this activity with your child.  I do not want any child to be left out of the activity because they do not have any items to trade.

Needs and Wants Project items are due Friday, Dec. 16.

Holiday Party is Thursday December 22.

 

Reminders:

Please remember to send in your child’s library book on Fridays.  Many students have not returned books and cannot not check out new books.

 

Have a great week!

Kim

 

What You Need to Know

Dear Families,

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving break.  It is hard to believe that December is already here!

We welcomed a new student to our class this morning.  His name is Christian.  We are very excited to have him in our class.  We now have 18 students.

Tomorrow we will be starting our science unit on pushes and pulls.  Please send in a toy or toys from home that demonstrate a push, pull, or both for Friday.  Be sure toys fit in backpacks, nothing larger.

December book orders are due Friday, Dec. 2.  There are many great books to choose from and will make great presents.

The items for our Trade 10 Project are due December 12.

Our Holiday party will be on Thursday, Dec. 22.  More information will follow soon.

Have a great evening!

Kim

Week of November 20

Dear Families,

What You Need to Know:

Our 50’s Day Celebration is tomorrow.  We still have many needed items not spoken for.  Please be sure to sign up on the Sign Up Genius for items.  Items are due tomorrow.  Your child is welcome and encouraged to dress in 50’s attire.  

There is no school Wednesday – Friday for Thanksgiving Break.   I am so thankful to have your child in my class!  Have a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving!  School resumes on Monday, November 28.

Student Lighthouse Committee is sponsoring a glove and mitten drive for a homeless shelter.  The goal is to collect 500 new gloves and/or mittens by November 30.  There is a collection box outside my classroom.

What We Are Learning This Week:

Daily 5

Letter sounds

ABC Order

Syllable counting

Blue list for rainbow words

Recognizing a problem and solution in a story

Writing

Being Thankful

Math

Making 10

Various ways to make 50

Science

Pumpkin life cycle

sink/float

Social Studies

Learning about the past

Upcoming Dates to Remember

Picture retakes are tomorrow.

Thanksgiving Day questionnaire assignment due the week of November 28.

November homework calendars and folders are due Friday, December 2.

Trade 10 Project items are due December 12.

Our classroom Holiday Party will be Thursday, December 22.  More info to follow in the next few weeks.

Have a great week!

Kim

 

 

 

Pie Pumpkins

We are in need of 5 pie size pumpkins for our pumpkin investigation activities.  We need the pumpkins on Friday.  If you are able and willing to donate a pumpkin we truly appreciate it.  Please let me know.

Thank you,

Kim

Week of November 14

What you need to know for this week:

Parent/Teacher conferences are Wednesday and Thursday evening this week.  Please be sure to attend your assigned time.  Parents must attend a conference in order to receive their child’s report card for the first card marking.

Late start Wednesday.  Arrival time is 9:30 a.m.

 

What we will be learning this week:

Daily 5

letter sounds

letter of the week – M – Please send in a picture for the letter M on Wednesday.

intro to rainbow words (sight words)

retelling stories – beginning, middle, end

Writing

Family Celebrations and Being Thankful

Math

symmetry

teen numbers

estimating

number books/writing numbers

Science

pumpkin investigations

push and pulls

Upcoming Events:

Next Tuesday, November 22 we will be celebrating our 50th day of school.  We will be engaging in a variety of activities throughout the day focusing on the number 50.  The children are welcome and encouraged to dress in 50’s attire.  I have posted a Sign Up Genius with a list of party items needed.  Please be sure to sign up for an item/s.  All items are due on or before Tuesday, November 22.

There will be no school Wednesday November 23-November 25 for the Thanksgiving Holiday.  School will resume on Monday, November 28.

Have a great week!

Kim

 

Homework Folders

Dear Families,

Monthly homework calendars will be coming home starting this month.  In your child’s backpack you will find a yellow homework folder.  Please return the yellow folder along with completed work at the end of each month.  November calendars are due back on Friday, December 2.  Choose at least 5 activities on the calendar to complete at home.  Color the box when you have completed the activity.  I require 5 activities to be completed, but you are always welcome to complete more.

Kim

Week of November 7

What You Need to Know For This Week:

No school on Tuesday/Election Day/Teacher Professional Development

Please send in a letter N picture on Wednesday.

Parent/Teacher Conferences Thursday 4-7 p.m.

What We Will Be Learning This Week:

Letter of the week: N

Daily 5

retelling a story, letter N activities, letter/sound identification, setting and characters in a story

Math

teen numbers, number writing, symmetry, number stories, estimating

Writing

personal narratives – family celebrations

Science

Pumpkin investigations

Social Studies

voting process, family celebrations

Have  great week!

Kim