Miller Events

Wednesday PTA Bake Sale, after school, please send baked good donations to the Office. Thanks in advance for the continued support of our wonderful PTA.. 
Friday – PTA Meeting / Open House, 9 a.m. Miller Cafeteria, raffle prizes and pizza party with the classroom having the most representation.  LAHC presents Healthy Living / Cooking alternatives. All activities will be hands on, we look forward to seeing all!

February 24th Newsletter

  Kindergarten Weekly News

Hello Kindergarten Families! Happy 24th week of Kindergarten! We hope everyone enjoyed the Mid-Winter Break! We are looking forward to a fantastic week ahead!

We hope that each one of our students is able to login and access Clever for awesome learning 

with i Ready. Please see your child’s teacher if you have questions about Clever. 

Reminders:

March is Reading Month – We are asking for parents to come in a read stories to our classes. Please email or a remind text to your child’s teacher if you would like to read. 

Spelling: Here are the words for this week. Please be sure to help your child practice EVERYDAY! The test is on FRIDAY! Your child will be tested on three word family words and three sight words. * We will also give your child a “cold word” to spell. This is a word that follows the pattern of the word family. (an ex. is zap) 

1. map

2. tap

3. cap

4. me

5. on 

6. have

Reading: We are practicing many reading strategies. This week we will practice narrative reading strategies using fiction books. We will identify when we do not know a word. We will practice asking questions to gain understanding of this unknown word.  We will practice comparing adventures and experiences of characters in the books we read. In addition, we will practice identifying opposites. (up/down, in/out, off, on) Please practice the following sight words: (These are words your child needs to recognize and read by sight.)                              

         Review:     him her   she                                                     New words:      with one

Math: This week in math we will continue to compose and decompose numbers 6, 7,  and 8 using number bonds. 

Science: We will continue a unit about pushes and pulls.  We will use positional words to describe objects in our environment and how they are moving.

Social Studies: We will begin our Unit on Maps. Students will be constructing maps of their classrooms and bedrooms. 

Writing: This week we will review narrative writing. We will practice adding details to our writing and illustrations to our small moments. Please practice stretching for the sounds and using finger spaces between words with your child each day for homework. These writing skills are very important for moving into first grade.Thank you for all you do!  

Friendship Day!

We will be recognizing Friendship (Valentine’s) Day on Friday, February 14th .  Your child may bring in cards for each of their classmates on this day. Each child will need 22 friendship cards for their class. All they need to do is sign their own name to the card. This makes it easier to pass them out.   If you want to send in a treat with the cards you may. Please make sure that the treat is individually wrapped! Again we have 22 students in our class.

Thank you,

Kindergarten Teachers

February 10th Newsletter

Kindergarten Weekly News

Hello Kindergarten Families! Happy 23rd week of Kindergarten! 

We hope that each one of our students is able to login and access Clever for awesome learning opportunities with i Ready. Please see your child’s teacher if you have questions about Clever. These online tools are great ways to practice for the NWEA as well as strengthen math and literacy skills.

Upcoming Reminders:

Family Game Night is Thursday, February 13th from 4:45 to 5:45.

Friendship Day is Friday, February 14th.

MID-WINTER BREAK February 17th – 21th. School resumes on Monday, February 24th. 

Spelling: Here are the words for this week. Please be sure to help your child practice EVERYDAY! The test is on FRIDAY! Your child will be tested on three word family words and three sight words. * We will also give your child a “cold word” to spell. This is a word that follows the pattern of the word family. (an ex. is bun) 

1. fun

2. sun

3. run

4. and

5. up

6. here

Reading: This week we return to literature stories and will focus on asking and answering questions about unknown words within a book.  We will also spend time learning how to blend the beginning sounds with the rime. We are learning about digraphs. These include the /sh/  /ch/ /th/ and /qu/ sounds. Please practice the following sight words: (These are words your child needs to recognize and read by sight.)  

            Review:     girl boy     his                                               New words:          she her him  

Math: We will continue to use number bonds to help us solve number stories to 5. 

Science: We are finishing up our Unit on Forces. We will focus on when objects change direction and/or collide. We will construct ramps.  

Social Studies: We will continue our unit in “Who am I?” This week we will retell Historical Events in order using Beginning, Middle, and End with pictures. We will assess this unit at the end of the week. 

Writing: This week we are returning to Narrative Writing. We will begin focusing on a small moment from a story and write only the key details from the event. This will lead into the students picking a small moment from their life that they can write about only using key details.  

MOVIE NIGHT!

Come enjoy a great family event sponsored by the Miller PTA, Miller Movie Night takes place today Friday, February 7, 2020  after school beginning at 4 p.m. Students must be accompanied by a parent or sibling 18 years of age or older.  Movie of choice – “Toy Story 4”, $2 admission includes 1 slice of pizza and juice.


February 3rd Newsletter

   Kindergarten Weekly News

Hello Kindergarten Families! Happy 22nd week of Kindergarten! The groundhog didn’t see his shadow! So, according to him, we will have an early spring! ☺

We hope that each one of our students is able to login and access Clever for awesome learning opportunities with i Ready. 

                     Reminders:

Wednesday, Feb. 5th is LATE START

Thursday, Feb. 6th is The 100th Day of School!!! Don’t forget to dress like an old lady or an old man! 

Friday, Feb. 7th there is NO school for kindergarten students ONLY

Spelling: Here are the words for this week. Please be sure to help your child practice EVERYDAY! The test is on FRIDAY! Your child will be tested on three word family words and three sight words. * We will also give your child a “cold word” to spell. This is a word that follows the pattern of the word family. (an ex. is top) 

1. mop

2. hop

3. stop

4. said

5. go

6. in

Reading: We are practicing many reading strategies. This week we will practice reading strategies using informational books. We will identify when we do not know a word. We will practice asking questions to gain understanding of this unknown word.  We will also spend time learning how to blend the beginning sounds with the rime.  We will also practice identifying rhyming words as well as the number of syllables in a word. Please practice the following sight words: (These are words your child needs to recognize and read by sight.)  

                  Review:     jump not                                                          New words:    boy girl   his

Math: We will begin Module 4. Our Homework Book will be sent home on Monday. This unit will focus on how to add numbers 0 to 5 using number bonds. 

Science: We will continue to learn about Gravity as a force that pulls objects down to the earth. We will also see how objects can change directions using ramps.

Social Studies: We will continue our unit in “Who am I?” We will learn about ways to learn about the past. We can put historical events in order from Beginning, Middle, and End.  

Writing: This week we will continue with informational writing. We will begin writing about polar bears and write 2-3 facts about the topic. Please practice stretching for the sounds and using finger spaces between words with your child each day for homework. These writing skills are very important for moving into first grade.

Thank you for all you do!