PTA Meeting

There is a PTA meeting on Thursday, Dec. 14 at 9:00am.   I hope you will be able to attend.

Weekly Newsletter

                 Kindergarten Weekly News

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.  

Book Fair

Scholastic Book Fair will be at Miller all this week.  Students will be allowed to purchase books during lunch time.

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Weekly News

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.  

 

Weekly News

                  Kindergarten Weekly News

Hello Kindergarten Families!  Happy 13t0h 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.  

Parent Teacher Conferences

Thank you to all parents for coming to parent/teacher conferences.  It was so nice talking to each and every one of you.  Parent/teacher communication is an extremely important key to your child’s success.  Have a great weekend!