Parent University

Do you have a child between the ages of Birth to 4 years old?

Well this is the University for you.

Dearborn is offering FREE sessions to parents to help their child build the skills they need to be successful in school!

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Parent University is beginning its winter session.  There are 6 different locations that you could attend.  Cotter is the closest one to us.  Each Friday of the following weeks, beginning on February 22nd and ending on March 29th, there are different topics covered.  If you miss a session topic you really wanted to attend it is offered at the different locations on different dates.

Cotter is offering the following topics:

Science- February 22

Dental Health- March 1

Gross Motor activities- March 8

Social Emotional development- March 15

Literacy (getting ready for reading and reading skills)- March 22

Speech development- March 29

If you have children birth to 4 years old these sessions are a great tool for parents to help your child become the fabulous person we ALL want them to be!

 

Cotter Henry Ford McCollough River Oaks Salina Whitmore
2-22 Science Dental Literacy Speech Social Emotional Gross Motor
3-1 Dental Science Speech Literacy Gross Motor Social Emotional
3-8 Gross Motor Social Emotional Science Dental Literacy Speech
3-15 Social Emotional Gross Motor Dental Science Speech Literacy
3-22 Literacy Speech Social Emotional Gross Dental Science
3-29 Speech Literacy Gross Motor Social Emotional Science Dental

REMINDERS

Tuesday (2/5/19)

Gleaners Food at 11:00 A.M.

Wednesday (2/6/19)

Late Start; School begins at 9:35 A.M.

Thursday (2/7/19)

Spelling Test on -op Family words

Friday (2/8/19)

NO SCHOOL FOR KINDERGARTEN ONLY

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Kids Heart Challenge!

Our 2018-2019 Heart Health Ambassadors

Splash’s message is avoid sugary beverages!

Our school is proud to partner with the American Heart Association again this year! Last year, we participated in Jump Rope For Heart and this year we’re kicking off Kids Heart Challenge!  We’re excited to continue JUMPING ROPE to help those with special hearts!  It’s easy to help your student earn Splash and take the challenge.  To get started visit our school’s website

http://www2.heart.org/site/TR?company_id=163478&fr_id=3998&pg=company

PLUS! CLASSROOM THAT RAISES THE MOST $ WILL EARN EXTRA PE TIME

Double your donations! Visit www.matchinggifts.com/aha to see if your company matches.

 

Weekly Newsletter Feb. 4-8th

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! Image result for groundhog

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. 6th is LATE START

Friday, Feb. 8th there is NO school for kindergarten students ONLY!

Friday, Feb. 8th – PTA meeting at 9:00am

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 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 continue to compare weight using heavier than and lighter than vocabulary. Please continue counting to 100 by ones and tens. In addition, help your child practice recognizing and writing numbers 0-30.

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.

Social Studies: We will continue our unit in “Who am I?” We will learn about ways to learn about the past. This week will create a timeline. Please send in a baby picture of your child to share with the class.

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!

January 28th – February 1st

Hello Kindergarten Families! Happy 21st week of Kindergarten!

Upcoming Reminders- Friday, Feb. 8th there is NO school for kindergarten students ONLY!

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

Spelling: Here are the words for this week. Please be sure to help your child practice EVERYDAY! The test is on THURSDAY this week! 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 fig)

  1. big
  2. pig
  3. wig
  4. look
  5. it
  6. you

Reading: We are practicing many reading strategies. This week we will continue to ask and answer questions about the key details in a nonfiction text. We will also spend time learning how to blend the beginning sounds with the rime. We are learning about digraphs. This week we will focus on the ch sound. In addition to these strategies Please practice the following sight words: (These are words your child needs to recognize and read by sight.)  

          Review:    will dog                                                      New words:     jump not

Math: We will continue to compare weight using heavier than and lighter than vocabulary. Please continue counting to 100 by ones and tens. In addition, help your child practice recognizing and writing numbers 0-30.

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.

Social Studies: We will continue our unit in “Who am I?” We will learn about ways to learn about the past. This week will create a timeline. Please send in a baby picture of your child to share with the class.

Writing: This week we will continue with informational writing. We will continue writing about penguins 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!

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Weekly News Jan. 22-25th

Hello Kindergarten Families! Happy 20th week of Kindergarten!        Related image

The Kindergarten students will be taking the NWEA Math test this week. It is very important that your child get both a good night sleep as well as a healthy breakfast before coming to class. Please encourage your child to do their best on this test and to take their time. This is a very important test that tells us how your child is retaining the knowledge learned in kindergarten.

Winter is certainly here and it is cold! Please remember if you send your child to school with winter boots, they need to bring gym shoes to school to change into.

Reminders:

11:45 dismissal –  Tuesday, January 22nd

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 tan)

  1. jet
  2. get
  3. wet
  4. like
  5. my
  6. no

Reading: This week will work on asking and answering questions in a non fiction text. We will also spend time learning how to blend the beginning sounds with the rime.  Please practice the following sight words: (These are words your child needs to recognize and read by sight.) Review:  an so    me                                             New words this week:   will dog

Math: We will continue to compare height and weight using taller than, longer than, shorter than heavier than and lighter than vocabulary. Please continue counting to 100 by ones and tens. In addition, help your child practice recognizing and writing numbers 0-30.

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.

Social Studies: We will continue our unit in “Who am I?” We will learn about ways to learn about the past. Examples would be: books, diary, computer, pictures. Please send in a baby picture of your child to share with the class.

Writing: This week we will continue to work on informational writing. We will write questions and answers about penguins.

Homework ideas this week: Please continue to the read the books and review the sight words in your child’s reading bag. Continue counting to 100! Please remember, your child needs to know their sight words to become a fluent reader. You may also visit I ready. In addition, please encourage your child to write a sentence each day! We are working on stretching the words and writing the sounds we hear, beginning our sentences with an uppercase letter, and ending our sentences with a period or exclamation point. Many of the children also need to work on adding more detail to their drawings to help tell their idea in their sentence. Please don’t forget about practicing for the spelling test on Friday. Thanks for all you do!

Weekly Newsletter Jan. 14-18th

Hello Kindergarten Families! Happy 19th week of Kindergarten! 

The Kindergarten students will be taking the NWEA tests in both Reading this week. Please see your child’s teacher for their testing date. It is very important that your child get both a good night sleep as well as a healthy breakfast before coming to class. Please encourage your child to do their best on this test and to take their time. This is a very important test that tells us how your child is retaining the knowledge learned in kindergarten.

Winter is certainly here and it is cold! Please remember if you send your child to school with winter boots, they need to bring gym shoes to school to change into.

Reminders:

11:45 dismissals – Friday, January 18th and Tuesday, January 22nd

There will be no school in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, January 21st.

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 tan) This will be for extra credit on their test!

  1. fan
  2. pan
  3. ran
  4. is
  5. the
  6. to

Reading: We are practicing many reading strategies. This week we will practice reading strategies using informational books. We will focus on identifying unknown words in the text. We will also spend time learning how to blend the beginning sounds with the rime.  In addition to these strategies that we practice often, we will also practice comprehension strategies such as making a personal connection to the story as well as asking and answering questions about the text.

Please practice the following sight words:                           Review:   am    come                         New Words:     me      so      an

Math: We will continue to compare height and weight using taller than, longer than, shorter than heavier than and lighter than vocabulary. Please continue counting to 100 by ones and tens. In addition, help your child practice recognizing and writing numbers 0-30.

Science: We will introduce Gravity as a force that pulls objects down to the earth. We will also continue learning concepts about pushes and pulls.

Social Studies: We will work on distinguishing between today, tomorrow, and yesterday (past, present, and future).  

Writing: This week we will continue working on informational writing about penguins. We will write facts we have learned about penguins.

Homework ideas: Please read the books and review the sight words in your child’s reading bag. Continue counting to 100! Please remember, your child needs to know their sight words to become a fluent reader. You may also visit i Ready. In addition, please encourage your child to write a sentence each day! We are working on the stretching the words and writing the sounds we hear, beginning our sentence with an uppercase letter, and ending our sentence with a period or exclamation point. Many of the children also need to work on adding more detail to their drawings to help tell their idea in their sentence. Please don’t forget about practicing for the spelling test on Friday. Thanks for all you do!