Dec
2017

Kindergarten Weekly News – Week 15

Hello Kindergarten Families!  Happy 15th week of kindergarten!

December has arrived and the  weather is much colder! Please be sure to send your child with a coat, hat, and gloves everyday. Please label these items.

Upcoming Events:

Friday December 15th – Field Trip Money Due

We will be going to the Michigan Science Center on Tuesday, January 23rd. We must pay in advance.

Please remember to put the items your child brings home in their reading and math bags back into the bags when you are done using them. The children are bringing home books and sight word cards to practice. Please help your child be responsible with these learning tools. These bags contain homework items for your child. Please work with these items for 20 minutes each day. ☺

Homework: Practice letters, books, and sight words in your child’s reading bags. Write first name and last name. Writing and drawing illustrations in a journal. Play games in math bag, count to 100, recognize and write numbers 1-20.

Letters:  We have introduced all the letters at this time. Please review all uppercase and lowercase letters and their sounds. We will be testing students knowledge of these letters on Fridays.

In addition, please help your child practice writing his/her first and last name. Please be sure there are no backwards letters and that only the first letter is uppercase. The rest of the name should be lowercase. Recognizing and writing names are very important and will be practiced every day!

Ex.          Mohamed Ali     not…. MOHAMED ALI  or mohamed ali.

This will be part of the Friday tests.

Reading: This week we will be asking and answering questions about unknown words in a story. In addition we will focus on the different types of texts (ex. storybooks, poems). The children will also continue working on blending three sounds to read a word  (ex. b-a-t blended reads bat) and identifying the last sound in a word.

Please encourage your child to read their sight words and books from their reading bags each day! Please practice the following sight words: (These are words your child needs to recognize and read by sight.)

Review:  this   am   dog                 NEW words this week will be:    at      by      if

Math: We will continue to focus on addition. The students will be adding 2 numbers together to find a sum.  ___+___=___

Science: We will continue our Unit on Physical Science. We will investigate how things move. Students will sort pushes and a pulls.

Social Studies:  We will continue our unit on  “How do I get what I want?” We will introduce trading goods.

Writing: We will continue Opinion Writing. Opinion Writing is how you feel or what you think about something. Students will write their opinion about specific topics.

Dec
2017

Kindergarten Weekly News – Week 14

Kindergarten Weekly News

Hello Kindergarten Families!  Happy 14th week of kindergarten!

December has arrived and the  weather is much colder! Please be sure to send your child with a coat, hat, and gloves everyday. Please label these items.

Upcoming Events:

All week during lunch Miller Book Fair

December 6th Picture Retakes

Please remember to put the items your child brings home in their reading and math bags back into the bags when you are done using them. The children are bringing home books and sight word cards to practice. Please help your child be responsible with these learning tools. These bags contain homework items for your child. Please work with these items for 20 minutes each day. ☺

Homework: Practice letters, books, and sight words in your child’s reading bags. Write first name and last name. Play games in math bag, count to 100, recognize and write numbers 1-20.

Letters:  Please help your child to recognize and write the following letters this week: Yy and Xx.  

In addition, please help your child practice writing his/her first and last name. Please be sure there are no backwards letters and that only the first letter is uppercase. The rest of the name should be lowercase. Recognizing and writing names are very important and will be practiced every day!

Ex.          Mohamed Ali     not…. MOHAMED ALI  or mohamed ali.

Reading: This week we will revisit asking and answering questions about key details in a story. In addition we will focus on the different types of texts (ex. storybooks, poems). The children will also continue working on blending sounds to read a word. (ex. b-a-t blended reads bat)

Please encourage your child to read their sight words and books from their reading bags each day! Please practice the following sight words: (These are words your child needs to recognize and read by sight.)

Review:   he    she    all                  

                    NEW words this week will be:    this    am    dog

Math: We will begin to focus on addition. The students will be adding 2 numbers together to find a sum.

Science: We will start a new Unit on Physical Science. We will introduce what a push and a pull is.

Social Studies:  We will continue our unit on  “How do I get what I want?” We will introduce what a good and service are. ex:    An apple, a car, a table, and shoes are goods.      A teacher, a policeman, and a hair dresser provide a service.

Writing: We will continue Opinion Writing. Opinion Writing is how you feel or what you think about something. Students will write their opinion about specific topics.

Dec
2017

PTA Movie Night Tonight – Friday 12/1

PTA will be hosting another movie night! Emmet Otter’s Jug Band Christmas will be playing tomorrow in the cafeteria at 5:00 pm. The movie is free to watch. The PTA will be selling snacks and beverages for anyone interested!

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Nov
2017

Kindergarten Weekly News – Week 13

Hello Kindergarten Families!  Happy 13th week of kindergarten!

We hope you had a very thankful holiday with your family.

Thank you for your attendance and support during parent teacher conferences. It was nice to meet with everyone and discuss your wonderful children.

The weather is much colder! Please be sure to send your child with a coat, hat, and gloves everyday. Please label these items.

Please remember to put the items your child brings home in their reading and math bags back into the bags when you are done using them. The children are bringing home books and sight word cards to practice. Please help your child be responsible with these learning tools. These bags contain homework items for your child. Please work with these items for 20 minutes each day. ☺

Homework: Practice letters, books, and sight words in your child’s reading bags. Write first name and last name, count to 100, recognize and write numbers 1-20.

Letters:  Please help your child to recognize and write the following letters this week: Ww and Jj.  

In addition, please help your child practice writing his/her first and last name. Please be sure there are no backwards letters and that only the first letter is uppercase. The rest of the name should be lowercase. Recognizing and writing names are very important and will be practiced every day!

Ex.          Mohamed Ali     not…. MOHAMED ALI  or mohamed ali.

Reading: This week we will continue working on  narrative story elements which include setting, characters, and plot. We will practice re-telling with beginning, middle, and end. In addition, we will focus on having the students ask questions about key details in a story. The children will also continue working on blending sounds to read a word. (ex. b-a-t blended reads bat)

Please encourage your child to read their sight words and books from their reading bags each day! Please practice the following sight words: (These are words your child needs to recognize and read by sight.)

Review:   jump    will    not                     

          NEW words this week will be:    he    she   all

Math: We will continue to practice recognizing and writing numbers 0-20 as well as representing the quantity the number represents. We will also continue to practice counting to 100 by 1’s and 10’s. We will continue to practice comparing numbers to see which is more (or greater) and which is fewer (or less than).

Science: We will continue our science about Weather. We will observe and discuss the tools used to track and record the different types of weather. We will build and create different weather tools to measure the weather.

Social Studies:  We will continue our unit on  “How do I get what I want?” We will introduce what a good and service are. ex:    An apple, a car, a table, and shoes are goods.      A teacher, a policeman, and a hair dresser provide a service.

Writing: We will revisit Opinion Writing. Opinion Writing is how you feel or what you think about something. Students will write their opinion about specific topics.

 

Nov
2017

Core Value Awards – September / October

Last week, Mr. Awada held the first Core Values Assembly of the year.   From our class, he recognized the Bucketfillers and Student of the Month for September and October.

Thank you again to all the parents for your participation in the Parent/Teacher Conferences.  I was glad to be able to meet with all of you.

REMINDER:  There will only be classes on Monday and Tuesday this week.   Enjoy the break!!

Student of the Month for September was Brooke Hardin!

September’s Bucketfiller was Prezna Maskey!

October’s Student of the Month was Rahmah Saeed!

October’s Bucketfiller was Lea Tran!

Nov
2017

Kindergarten Weekly News – Week 11

Hello Kindergarten Families!  Happy 11th week of kindergarten!

Parent Teacher Conferences continue this week. Wednesday and Thursday November 15th and 16th. Scheduled appointments begin at 4:00 and will end promptly at 7:00 pm.

Please be sure to see me if you did not get a reminder for your scheduled appointment time. PLEASE be on time for your parent-teacher conference.

Friday, November 17th – NO school for KINDERGARTEN only.

Can the principal – please consider donating canned or boxed food. Last day of donations will be on November 16th.  The class with the most donations will receive a pizza party.  

The weather is getting colder! Please be sure to send your child with a coat, hat, and gloves everyday.

Please remember to put the items your child brings home in their reading and math bags back into the bags when you are done using them. The children are bringing home books and sight word cards to practice. Please help your child be responsible with these learning tools. These bags contain homework items for your child. Please work with these items for 20 minutes each day. ☺

Homework: Practice letters, books, and sight words in your child’s reading bags. Write first name and last name, count to 100, recognize and write numbers 1-20.

Letters:  Please help your child to recognize and write the following letters this week: Qq and Uu.  

In addition, please help your child practice writing his/her first and last name. Please be sure there are no backwards letters and that only the first letter is uppercase. The rest of the name should be lowercase. Recognizing and writing names are very important and will be practiced every day!

          Ex.          Mohamed Ali     not…. MOHAMED ALI  or mohamed ali.  

Reading: This week we will continue working on  narrative story elements which include setting, characters, and plot. We will practice re-telling with beginning, middle, and end. In addition, we will focus on having the students ask questions about key details in a story. The children will also continue working on blending sounds to read a word. (ex. b-a-t blended reads bat)

Please encourage your child to read their sight words and books from their reading bags each day! Please practice the following sight words: (These are words your child needs to recognize and read by sight.)

       Review words: are   play   for                  

      NEW words this week will be:    jump      will      not

Math: We will continue to practice recognizing and writing numbers 0-20 as well as representing the quantity the number represents. We will also continue to practice counting to 100 by 1’s and 10’s. We will continue to practice comparing numbers to see which is more (or greater) and which is fewer (or less than).

Science: We will continue our science about Weather. We will observe and discuss the different seasons and track the daily local weather.

Social Studies:  We will continue our unit on  “How do I get what I want?” We will group and sort  needs and wants. (ex. clothing, food, water, shelter, and air are needs. Computers, toys, and candy are wants.)

Writing: We will continue to work on Narrative Writing. We will focus on a the setting and characters with a beginning, middle and end. Students will write about places they have been, who went with them, and what they did.

Nov
2017

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Reminder, Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held in the afternoon/evening of Thursday, November, 9th, Wednesday, November 15th and Thursday November, 16th.   The schedule is below.  If you need to change your time, please contact me ASAP.

SCHEDULE

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9th

4:00 – 4:15   Akram Abdulrahman

4:20 – 4:35    Suad Ali

4:40 – 4:55    Erinda Omeri

5:00 – 5:15    Lea Tran

5:20 – 5:35   Adian Ali

5:40 – 5:55   Prezna Maskey

6:00 – 6:15   Jawad Taha

6:20 – 6:35   Amal Alsowsowa

6:40 – 6:55   Brooke Hardin

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15th

4:00 – 4:15   Rahmah Saeed

4:20 – 4:35    Alaa Almujahid

4:40 – 4:55   Omar Faza 

5:00 – 5:15    Nasser Alshagdary

5:20 – 5:35    MatiurRahman Khalique

5:40 – 5:55  Ranim Alnamer

6:00 – 6:15   Mariam Ammari

6:20 – 6:35   Hadi Siklawi

6:40 – 6:55   Fuad Murshed

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15th

4:00 – 4:15   Rawan Said

4:20 – 4:35    Safaa Saleh

4:40 – 4:55    Hosam Tajadin

5:00 – 5:15    Michael Triplett

Nov
2017

Kindergarten Weekly News – Week 10

Hello Kindergarten Families!  Happy 10th week of kindergarten!

This week we will begin a new marking period! We have finished your child’s first kindergarten report card! You will receive your child’s report card at parent-teacher conferences. Please be sure to see your child’s teacher if you did not get a reminder for your scheduled appointment time. PLEASE be on time for your parent-teacher conference.

Tuesday, November 7th, is election day. We will not have school on this day.

The first night of conferences is Thursday, November 9th. Scheduled appointments begin at 4:00 and will end promptly at 7:00 pm.

The weather is getting colder! Please be sure to send your child with a coat, hat, and gloves everyday.

Please remember to put the items your child brings home in their reading and math bags back into the bags when you are done using them. The children are bringing home books and sight word cards to practice. Please help your child be responsible with these learning tools. These bags contain homework items for your child. Please work with these items for 20 minutes each day. ☺

Homework: Practice letters, books, and sight words in your child’s reading bags. Write first name and last name, count to 100, recognize and write numbers 1-20.

Letters:  Please help your child to recognize and write the following letters this week: Rr and Ll.  

In addition, please help your child practice writing his/her first and last name. Please be sure there are no backwards letters and that only the first letter is uppercase. The rest of the name should be lowercase. Recognizing and writing names are very important and will be practiced every day!

          Ex.          Amy Baskin    not…. AMY BASKIN  or amy baskin.  

Reading: This week we are returning to narrative story elements which include setting, characters, and plot. We will practice re-telling with beginning, middle, and end. In addition, we will ask key details in a text. The children will also continue working on blending sounds to read a word. (ex. b-a-t blended reads bat) We are still practicing our independent Daily 5 time with Read to Self, Work on Writing, Word Work and Listen to Reading. Please encourage your child to read their sight words and books from their reading bags each day! Please practice the following sight words: (These are words your child needs to recognize and read by sight.)

Review: yes   said   on                    

NEW words this week will be:    are    play    for

Math: We will continue to practice recognizing and writing numbers 0-20 as well as representing the quantity the number represents. We will also continue to practice counting to 100 by 1’s and 10’s. In addition, we will practice comparing numbers to see which is more (or greater) and which is fewer (or less than).

Science: We will begin a new unit in science about  Weather. We will observe and discuss the different types of weather.

Social Studies:  We will begin a new unit called “How do I get what I want?” We will introduce the concepts of needs and wants. (ex. clothing, food, water, shelter, and air are needs. Computers, toys, and candy are wants.)

Writing: We are returning to Narrative Writing. We will focus on a setting. Students will write about places they have been. In kindergarten, at this time of the year, we expect the children to use their drawing and oral dictation to tell about the topic we are writing about.

Oct
2017

Kindergarten Weekly News – Week 9

Hello Kindergarten Families!

Happy 9th week of kindergarten! Tuesday is Halloween! Please have your child wear black and orange. We are also asking for each child to send in 24 individually wrapped treats to pass out if you chose.  Daylight savings ends on Sunday. Remember to set your clocks back one hour.

Friday,  November 3th, is a half day! Pick up will be at 11:45.

There will be no school on Tuesday, November 7th for our students.

The weather is getting colder! Please be sure to send your child with a coat, hat, and gloves everyday.

Please remember to put the items your child brings home in their reading and math bags back into the bags when you are done using them. The children are bringing home books and sight word cards to practice. Please help your child be responsible with these learning tools. These bags contain homework items for your child. Please work with these items for 20 minutes each day. ☺

Homework: Practice letters, books, and sight words in your child’s reading bags. Write first name and last name, count to 100, recognize and write numbers 1-20.

Letters:  Please help your child to recognize and write the following letters this week: Zz, Bb, and Ee.  

In addition, please help your child practice writing his/her first and last name. Please be sure there are no backwards letters and that only the first letter is uppercase. The rest of the name should be lowercase. Recognizing and writing names are very important and will be practiced every day!

          Ex.          Amy Baskin    not…. AMY BASKIN  or amy baskin.  

Reading: This week we will focus on the key details of a text.  When reading at home encourage your child to look for key details. We are also working on how important the illustrations are in a  story.  We are still practicing our independent Daily 5 time with Read to Self, Work on Writing, Word Work, Listen to Reading, and Read to Someone. Please encourage your child to read their sight words and books from their reading bags each day! Please practice the following sight words: (These are words your child needs to recognize and read by sight.)

Review: up    no    and                    

NEW words this week will be:    yes   said    on

Math: We will continue to practice recognizing and writing numbers 0-20 as well as representing the quantity the number represents. We will also continue to practice counting to 100 by 1’s and 10’s. In addition, we will practice comparing numbers to see which is more (or greater) and which is fewer (or less than).

Science: We will continue learning about the 5 senses. We will conduct our next science investigation this week using the 5 senses as well as the scientific process of investigating a question with a hypothesis and using data to determine the results. We will focus on investigations with leaves!

Social Studies:  We will introduce a unit that teaches our students about needs and wants.

Writing: We will continue our unit on opinion writing. This week the children will learn that an opinion is what you think or how you feel about something. They will begin telling reasons why they feel a certain way. In kindergarten, at this time of the year, we expect the children to use their drawing and oral dictation to tell about the topic we are writing about.