March 18- 22

Dear Families,

First off I want to apologize for not posting in so long.  The snow days really threw off my blog posts!  Let me start by saying Happy Spring!  It’s not officially spring yet (but it will be on Wednesday)!  I hope you have been enjoying the longer days of sunlight!  I know I am.  This year is flying by but we still have lots to accomplish and do here in our classroom.  Please continue to practice the skills we work on at school when your child comes home.  Keep building their independence to do things themselves.  They have grown so much from the beginning of the year!  Here’s what we have going on this week.

What We Are Learning…

Names-
We have taken the next step and begun writing our names. Please continue to practice recognizing the letters in your child’s name and the order in which they go (Rajaa- R-a-j-a-a). Remember, only the first letter in their name is a capital, all the rest are lowercase (Rajaa).  We have added learning our last names to the list as well.  Please help your child learn their last name along with how to spell it and writing it.

Letters-
Our letter journey has come to an end.  We will continue to review and practice the letters until the end of the year.

Please review letters- Ll- Larry Lion, Ff- Fifi Fish, Ee- Edna Elephant, Hh- Hattie Horse, Tt- Tiggy Tiger, Ii- Iggy Iguana, Uu- Umbie Umbrella, Cc- Callie Cat, Oo- Ozzie Octopus, Qq- Queenie Queen, Gg- Gertie Goose, Ss- Sammy Seal, Jj- Jumping Jill, Dd- Dudley Duck, Pp= Pippa Pig, Bb- Benny Bear, Rr- Reggie Rooster, Kk- Keely Kangaroo, Aa- Andy Apple, Vv- Vinny Volcano, Mm- Mimi Mouse, Nn- Nyle Noodle, Ww- Willy Worm, Xx- Mr. X-Ray, Yy- Yetta Yo-yo, Zz- Zelda Zebra

Numbers-

We have begun our number journey and have been on it for a few weeks!   We are continuing to learn 1- 2 numbers a week, starting at 0 and going up to the number 20. Please work with your child on recognizing these numbers along with writing them. You can also have your child count out items for each number (quantity).

8- eight

9- nine

We have previously learned numbers:

0- zero

1- one

2- two

3- three

4- four

5- five

6- six

7- seven

Reminders- 

*  Students have no school on Thursday March 21.

*  Please dress your child for the weather.  We are going outside and it is still pretty chilly out.

*  Kindergarten Round Up is Friday March 22 at 8:00 at Salina Elementary.  Please bring your child with you to this meeting.  We look forward to seeing you there.

January 29- February 2

Dear Families,
We only have 6 letters left in our journey!  Even though we are almost done with the letters, we will continue to practice them throughout the year.  Please continue practice with your child at home as well.  Please make sure you are continuing to dress your child for the weather since we will go outside when the weather permits!

What We Are Learning…

Names-
We have taken the next step and begun writing our names. Please continue to practice recognizing the letters in your child’s name and the order in which they go (Rajaa- R-a-j-a-a). Remember, only the first letter in their name is a capital, all the rest are lowercase (Rajaa).

Letters-
As our letter journey continues, we will learn 2 more letters this week. Students will learn to identify the letters, the sound, recognize the letter in print and write the letter on their own. Please make sure you are checking the blog for updates so you can help work with your child at home. Don’t forget to practice previously learned letters.

Mm- Mimi Mouse

Nn- Nyle Noodle

Please review letters- Ll- Larry Lion, Ff- Fifi Fish, Ee- Edna Elephant, Hh- Hattie Horse, Tt- Tiggy Tiger, Ii- Iggy Iguana, Uu- Umbie Umbrella, Cc- Callie Cat, Oo- Ozzie Octopus, Qq- Queenie Queen, Gg- Gertie Goose, Ss- Sammy Seal, Jj- Jumping Jill, Dd- Dudley Duck, Pp= Pippa Pig, Bb- Benny Bear, Rr- Reggie Rooster, Kk- Keely Kangaroo, Aa- Andy Apple, Vv- Vinny Volcano

 

Shapes-
Please continue to review shapes the students have been learning. You can look around your house, outside and in books to identify the shapes learned.

Diamond

Hexagon

Please review shapes- circle, square, triangle, rectangle, oval, pentagon

 

 

Week of January 21- 25

Dear Parents,

I hope you enjoyed the long weekend!  The weather hasn’t exactly been kind to us the last week or so but hopefully it will get better soon!  Thank you for your continued support this year!  I appreciate everyone’s engagement during our parent meeting.  I hope you were able to take away some valuable information to share with your children on safety.

What We Are Learning…

Names-
We have been continuing to practice writing our names.  Please make sure you emphasize the letters in your child’s name and the letters in the order in which they go (R-a-j-a-a).

Remember, only the first letter in their name is a capital, all the rest are lowercase (Rajaa).

Letters-
As our letter journey continues, we will learn 2 more letters this week. Students will learn to identify the letters, the sound, recognize the letter in print and write the letter on their own. Please make sure you are checking the blog for updates so you can help work with your child at home. Don’t forget to practice previously learned letters.

Aa- Andy Apple

Vv- Vinny Volcano 

Please review letters- Ll- Larry Lion, Ff- Fifi Fish, Ee- Edna Elephant, Hh- Hattie Horse, Tt- Tiggy Tiger, Ii- Iggy Iguana, Uu- Umbie Umbrella, Cc- Callie Cat, Oo- Ozzie Octopus, Qq- Queenie Queen, Gg- Gertie Goose, Ss- Sammy Seal, Jj- Jumping Jill, Dd- Dudley Duck, Pp= Pippa Pig, Bb- Benny Bear, Rr- Reggie Rooster, Kk- Keely Kangaroo

Shapes-
Please continue to review shapes the students have been learning. You can look around your house, outside and in books to identify the shapes learned.

Diamond

Hexagon

Please review shapes- circle, square, triangle, rectangle, oval, pentagon

Reminders-

No school Monday January 21, 2019

1/2 day- Tuesday January 22, 2019

 

January 7-11 & January 14- 18

Hello Families!!

Happy New Year and welcome back to school!  I am looking forward to a wonderful 2019!  Time seems to keep slipping right past me and I am not sure why…must be because I am getting old.  Unfortunately I’ve missed a week of our blog so you’re getting 2 updates!

What We Are Learning…

Names-
We have taken the next step and begun writing our names.  Please continue to practice recognizing the letters in your child’s name and the order in which they go (Rajaa- R-a-j-a-a).  Remember, only the first letter in their name is a capital, all the rest are lowercase (Rajaa).

Letters-
As our letter journey continues, we will learn 2 more letters this week. Students will learn to identify the letters, the sound, recognize the letter in print and write the letter on their own. Please make sure you are checking the blog for updates so you can help work with your child at home. Don’t forget to practice previously learned letters.

Rr- Reggie Rooster

Kk- Keely Kangaroo

Last weeks letters were:

Pp= Pippa Pig

Bb- Benny Bear

Please review letters- Ll- Larry Lion, Ff- Fifi Fish, Ee- Edna Elephant, Hh- Hattie Horse, Tt- Tiggy Tiger, Ii- Iggy Iguana, Uu- Umbie Umbrella, Cc- Callie Cat, Oo- Ozzie Octopus, Qq- Queenie Queen, Gg- Gertie Goose, Ss- Sammy Seal, Jj- Jumping Jill, Dd- Dudley Duck

Shapes-

Please continue to review shapes the students have been learning.  You can look around your house, outside and in books to identify the shapes learned.

Diamond

Hexagon

Please review shapes- circle, square, triangle, rectangle, oval, pentagon

Reminders-

Please remember there is a Parent Meeting this Thursday January 17 at 8:00 am.

 

 

Week of December 17- 21

Hello Families!

Can you believe this is our last week before our Winter Break?  This week is a short one but super busy.  Please continue to work with your children at home on everything we are working on in class.  The long break is a great opportunity to practice all the skills we are working on in class.  You and your child can practice their names, the 14 letters we have learned (uppercase and lowercase) and shapes. Please check your child’s folder for important notes, reminders and calendars.  Under the calendars tab of my blog, you will find the new calendar for January.  Please take the time away from school to enjoy the winter weather, your families and all the activities you might want to do!

What We Are Learning…

Names-
We are learning to recognize the letters in our name and the order the letters go in. Please practice on recognizing the letters in your child’s name and the order in which they go (Rajaa- R-a-j-a-a). If your child knows the letters in their name and the order they go in, please continue working on writing their name. The first letter in their name is the only letter to be a capital, all the rest are lowercase (Rajaa).

Letters-
We have no new letters this week!  Students will learn to identify the letters, the sound, recognize the letter in print and write the letter on their own. Please make sure you are checking the blog for updates so you can help work with your child at home. Don’t forget to practice previously learned letters.

Please review letters- Ll- Larry Lion, Ff- Fifi Fish, Ee- Edna Elephant, Hh- Hattie Horse, Tt- Tiggy Tiger, Ii- Iggy Iguana, Uu- Umbie Umbrella, Cc- Callie Cat, Oo- Ozzie Octopus, Qq- Queenie Queen, Gg- Gertie Goose, Ss- Sammy Seal,  Jj- Jumping Jill, Dd- Dudley Duck

Shapes-

Circle

Square

Triangle

Rectangle

Oval

Reminders-

Tuesday (December 18) is Pajama  Day.  Please have your child wear their favorite pajamas to school!

Wednesday (December 19) is Parent Fair at Cotter.  Please refer to the notes that have been sent home.

Thursday (December 20) preschool will have a 1/2 day.

 

 

December 10- 14

Hello Families!

Time has been flying by very quickly!  We have this week and one more week before Winter Break begins!  Please make sure you pay attention to the calendar, iblog and Remind updates about events that will be taking place before the holiday.

What We Are Learning…

Names-
We are learning to recognize the letters in our name and the order the letters go in. Please continue to practice recognizing the letters in your child’s name and the order in which they go (Rajaa- R-a-j-a-a). If your child knows the letters in their name and the order they go in, please continue working on writing their name. The first letter in their name is the only letter to be a capital, all the rest are lowercase (Rajaa).

Letters-
As our letter journey continues, we will learn 2 more letters this week. Students will learn to identify the letters, the sound, recognize the letter in print and write the letter on their own. Please make sure you are checking the blog for updates so you can help work with your child at home. Don’t forget to practice previously learned letters.

Jj- Jumping Jill

Dd- Dudley Duck

Please review letters- Ll- Larry Lion, Ff- Fifi Fish, Ee- Edna Elephant, Hh- Hattie Horse, Tt- Tiggy Tiger, Ii- Iggy Iguana, Uu- Umbie Umbrella, Cc- Callie Cat, Oo- Ozzie Octopus, Qq- Queenie Queen, Gg- Gertie Goose, Ss- Sammy Seal

Shapes-

We are continuing to learn shapes!  Please talk with your child about what makes up each shape (sides, corners) and talk about how shapes can come in different sizes and still be the same shape.

Oval (no sides/ no corners)

Pentagon (5 sides)

Circle (no sides/ no corners), Square (4 equal sides/ 4 corners), Triangle (3 sides/ 3 corners), Rectangle (4 sides- 2 long, 2 short/ 4 corners)

Reminders-

Please make sure you continue to dress your child for the weather!  We love to be outside and explore when the weather permits!

Please continue to check the blog, your calendar and Remind for upcoming dates and events.

December 3- 7

Hello Dear Families!

I hope that everyone had a restful weekend and enjoyed the slightly warmer weather.  As you know the days are flying by us quickly while we attempt to accomplish many different tasks here at school.  Please continue working with your child at home on their names, letters. shapes, colors, numbers, independence and self-help skills.  The kiddos are showing tremendous growth!

What We Are Learning…

Names-

We are learning to recognize the letters in our name and the order the letters go in.  Please practice on recognizing the letters in your child’s name and the order in which they go (Rajaa- R-a-j-a-a).  If your child knows the letters in their name and the order they go in, please begin working on writing their name.  The first letter in their name is the only letter to be a capital, all the rest are lowercase (Rajaa).

Letters- 

As our letter journey continues, we will learn 2 more letters this week.  Students will learn to identify the letters, the sound, recognize the letter in print and write the letter on their own.  Please make sure you are checking the blog for updates so you can help work with your child at home.  Don’t forget to practice previously learned letters.

Gg- Gertie Goose

Ss- Sammy Seal

Please review letters- Ll- Larry Lion, Ff- Fifi Fish, Ee- Edna Elephant, Hh- Hattie Horse, Tt- Tiggy Tiger, Ii- Iggy Iguana, Uu- Umbie Umbrella, Cc- Callie Cat, Oo- Ozzie Octopus, Qq- Queenie Queen

Shapes-

We have started learning shapes!  Please talk with your child about what makes up each shape (sides, corners) and talk about how shapes can come in different sizes and still be the same shape.  I forgot to post about the shapes last week so we have already learned circle and square.

Triangle (3 sides/ 3 corners)

Rectangle (4 sides- 2 long, 2 short/ 4 corners)

Reminders-

Please make sure you continue to dress your child for the weather!  We love to be outside and explore when the weather permits!

Please continue to check the blog and your calendar for upcoming dates and events.

November 26- 30

Hello Families!

I hope that you enjoyed the long Thanksgiving weekend resting and spending time with family!  We are going to be busy until winter break.  Letter learning has been very successful and the students love every minute of singing the letter songs, finding letters in their names and around the room.  This week we will learn 2 more letters.

What We Are Learning…

Names-

We are learning to recognize the letters in our name and the order the letters go in.  Please practice on recognizing the letters in your child’s name and the order in which they go (Rajaa- R-a-j-a-a).  If your child knows the letters in their name and the order they go in, please begin working on writing their name.  The first letter in their name is the only letter to be a capital, all the rest are lowercase (Rajaa).

Letters- 

As our letter journey continues, we will learn 2 more letters this week.  Students will learn to identify the letters, the sound, recognize the letter in print and write the letter on their own.  Please make sure you are checking the blog for updates so you can help work with your child at home.  Don’t forget to practice previously learned letters.

Oo- Ozzie Octopus

Qq- Queenie Queen

Please review letters- Ll- Larry Lion, Ff- Fifi Fish, Ee- Edna Elephant, Hh- Hattie Horse, Tt- Tiggy Tiger, Ii- Iggy Iguana, Uu- Umbie Umbrella, Cc- Callie Cat,

Reminders-

Please make sure you continue to dress your child for the weather!  We love to be outside and explore when the weather permits!

Please have your child practice getting ready to go outside on their own.  Have your child put their jacket on and zip it  independently.  After they do that, have them put their hat, scarf and last gloves/ mittens on!  Thanks for helping build your child’s independence!

November 19- 23

Hello Families!

We have a short week coming up this week.  There’s NO SCHOOL on Wednesday November 21 and Thursday November 22.  Enjoy the Thanksgiving Break with your family and friends!  Take time to relax, have fun with those you love and eat lots of delicious food!

What We Are Learning…

Names-

We are learning to recognize the letters in our name and the order the letters go in.  Please practice on recognizing the letters in your child’s name and the order in which they go (Rajaa- R-a-j-a-a).

Letters- 

Letter review this week!  No new letters!

The students love every minute of singing the letter songs, finding letters in their names and around the room.  This week we will review the letters we’ve learned so far.  Students will learn to identify the letters, the sound, recognize the letter in print and write the letter on their own.  Please make sure you are checking the blog for updates so you can help work with your child at home.

Please review letters- Ll- Larry Lion, Ff- Fifi Fish, Ee- Edna Elephant, Hh- Hattie Horse, Tt- Tiggy Tiger, Ii- Iggy Iguana, Uu- Umbie Umbrella, Cc- Callie Cat

Reminders-

There are several important reminders for this week.

  • No School on Wednesday November 21st and Thursday November 22nd.

  • We are working on our self- help skills and the focus right now is getting ready for outside time.  Please help your child learn how to put on their coat, hat and gloves and practicing zipping it independently.

  • As you can tell the weather is changing over from cooler days to cold days.  Please make sure your child has a heavy coat, hat, mittens/ gloves and a scarf.

November 12- 16

Hello Families!

We have a short week coming up this week.  Students do not have school on Thursday November 15th, 2018.

What We Are Learning…

Names-

We are learning to recognize the letters in our name and the order the letters go in.  Please practice on recognizing the letters in your child’s name and the order in which they go (Rajaa- R-a-j-a-a).

Letters- 

We will be learning 2 more letters this week!

The students love every minute of singing the letter songs, finding letters in their names and around the room.  This week we will learn 2 more letters.  Students will learn to identify the letters, the sound, recognize the letter in print and write the letter on their own.  Please make sure you are checking the blog for updates so you can help work with your child at home.

Uu- Umbie Umbrella

Cc- Callie Cat

Please review letters- Ll- Larry Lion, Ff- Fifi Fish, Ee- Edna Elephant, Hh- Hattie Horse, Tt- Tiggy Tiger, Ii- Iggy Iguana

Reminders-

There are several important reminders for this week.

  • No School on Thursday November 15, 2018

  • Parent/ Teacher conferences will take place on Thursday November 15th, all day.  I will be sending home reminders for conferences on Wednesday.

  • We are working on our self- help skills and the focus right now is getting ready for outside time.  Please help your child learn how to put on their coat, hat and gloves and practicing zipping it independently.

  • As you can tell the weather is changing over from cooler days to cold days.  Please make sure your child has a heavy coat, hat, mittens/ gloves and a scarf if you choose.