Weekly Newsletter

       Kindergarten Weekly News  

 

Hello Kindergarten Families! Happy 28th week of Kindergarten! Please help your child login to Clever to access i Ready.

Events:

Tuesday, March 19th is take turns reading to a family member.

Friday, March 22nd is Crazy Hair Day!!!

Upcoming Events:

Wednesday, March 27th is Hat and Mustache Day!

Thursday, March 28th is BINGO for BOOKS! 4:30 – 5:30

Friday, March 29th is Pajama Day!!!

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 tug)

  1. bug
  2. hug
  3. mug
  4. am
  5. be
  6. if

Reading: We are practicing many reading strategies. This week we will continue informational reading strategies. We will make connections between two animals to see what they have in common. We will also practice blending sounds. We have learned all the /l/ blends and are working on the /r/ blends. Please practice the following sight words: (These are words your child needs to recognize and read by sight.)  

               Review: they    make help                                  New words: was very eat

Math: We will continue our unit on composing and decomposing numbers. This week students will use number bonds to make and break numbers to 10.

Science: We will continue our unit on Living Things. This week will compare and contrast goldfish and guppies.

Social Studies: We will continue our “Where am I?” unit. This week we will be learning about the places in the environment… examples include:  playground, classroom and home.

Writing: This week we will practice opinion writing. We will practice adding details to our writing as well as our illustrations. We will write our opinions including two reasons why we have that opinion!  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!

Weekly Newsletter

   Kindergarten Weekly News

Hello Kindergarten Families! Happy 27th week of Kindergarten! Please help your child login to Clever to access i Ready.This is a super awesome resource to get your child reading more books and prepare for NWEA testing. For March is Reading Month we are having a contest to see how many passing lessons (80% or better) each child can get.

Upcoming Events:

Tuesday, March 12th is read to a furry friend. Your child may bring in a stuffed animal to read to.

Wednesday, March 13th is LATE START. School begins at 9:30.

Friday, March 15th wear GREEN for St. Patrick’s Day!  

Join us for BINGO for BOOKS on Thursday, March 28th starting at 4:30.

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 rot)

  1. hot
  2. got
  3. not
  4. jump
  5. for
  6. she

Reading: We are practicing many reading strategies. This week we will continue to look for the Main Topic and Key Details using non-fiction books. We will also practice flipping the vowel sound with “super e”. (ex. kite, hope) In addition we have been learning the /l/ blends and /r/ blends. Please practice the following sight words: (These are words your child needs to recognize and read by sight.)  

          Review: read   because baby                                            New words: make help they

Math: We will begin a new Unit on composing and decomposing numbers to 5. Students will use number bonds to make numbers.

Science: We will continue a unit about living and non-living things. We will be focusing on FISH. Please ask your child about the fish in our classroom. We are learning about the parts of a fish and what they need to live.

Social Studies:  We will continue our unit “Where am I?” We will focus position words (North, East, South, West). We will also continue to read and understanding maps and globes.

Writing: This week we will practice opinion writing. We will practice adding details to our writing as well as our illustrations. We will write our opinions about pets and providing reasons why we should or should not have a pet. 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.

Weekly Newsletter

                             Kindergarten Weekly News

 

Hello Kindergarten Families! Happy 26th week of Kindergarten! Please help your child login to Clever to access i Ready. This is a super awesome resource to get your child reading more books. For March is Reading Month we are having a contest to see which student has the most completed i Ready lessons! Each time your child scores above 80% on a lesson they earn a raffle ticket to win a prize from Mr. Awada.  Please help your child be one of the winners! We are also asking for parent volunteers to be guest readers in our classrooms. Your child would love to hear you read to their class. The books can be read in English or Arabic. Please see your child’s teacher for availability.

Upcoming Events:

Wednesday, March 6th is read a shirt day. Please have your child wear a shirt with letters/words on it.

Friday, March 8th is Jersey/T-shirt Day. Please have your child wear a sports shirt this day.

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 bit)

  1. sit
  2. fit
  3. kit
  4. do
  5. are
  6. will

Reading: We are practicing many reading strategies. This week we will practice identifying as well as asking and answering questions about key details in a nonfiction book. We will continue to identify when we do not know a word. We will practice asking questions to gain understanding of this unknown word.  We are also focusing on /l/ blends. Please practice the following sight words: (These are words your child needs to recognize and read by sight.)  

            Review:   two behind                                               New words:    because baby    read

Math: We will continue to compare sets using greater than, more than, less than, fewer than, and same as.

Science: We will begin our unit about living and non-living things. We will distinguish between what is living and what is non-living.

Social Studies: We will continue our unit “Where am I?” We will focus position words (North, East, South, West). We will also continue to read and understanding maps and globes.

Writing: This week we will review and practice opinion writing. We will write about our favorite color of the rainbow this week. We will also write our opinions and provide two reasons why we like this color. 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.

SRTS Meeting

Greetings Miller Families,

As a community we’ve had wonderful success in establishing safe and consistent traffic guidelines and expectations for the Miller Community.  Thank you for the continued commitment to student safety and support with traffic initiatives.

Over the past two years the Miller PTA and Administration have teamed up to pursue a $200,000 Safe Routes to School Grant, which will further improve traffic flow and establish safe walking and biking paths for Miller students.   

We are entering a critical stage in the grant process and we need your support.  A Community Forum will be held in the Miller Cafeteria on Tuesday February 26, 2019 from 2 – 3:30 p.m.  Community attendance, feedback and active participation at this meeting is critical to successfully securing the Safe Routes to School Grant. Thank you in advance for taking the time to be part of the positive change we seek for our children and community.  We look forward to seeing you Tuesday February 26, 2019 at 2 p.m.

 

Respectfully,

Radewin Awada – Principal

Miller Elementary

 

تحية لكم أهالي مدرسة ميلر،

لقد حققنا سوياً نجاحًا رائعًا في وضع إرشادات وتوقعات بشأن حركة المرور حول المدرسة. أشكركم على تفانيكم في الحرص على سلامة الطلاب واقدر لكم الدعم المتواصل ونحن على مقربة من فصل الربيع.

على مدى العامين الماضيين، لقد قمت بالتعاون مع فريق جمعية الأهالي من أجل محاولة تأمين منحة بمقدار مائتين ألف دولار بغرض إنشاء مسارات آمنة في جميع الطرقات القريبة من المدرسة. هذا البرنامج سيعمل على تحسين تدفق حركة المرور وإنشاء مسارات آمنة للمشي وركوب الدراجات للطلاب من و إلى المدرسة. نحن الآن ندخل في مرحلة حرجة في عملية طلب هذه المنحة و أنا بحاجة إلى دعمكم.

سوف يعقد منتدى في كافتيريا المدرسة يوم الثلاثاء 26 فبراير 2019 من الساعة 2 إلى 3:30 مساء. أرجو التفضل بحضوركم و سأوف أكون ممنون لتفاعلكم و مشاركتكم بأي آراء أو مقترحات. إن حضوركم ومشاركتكم الفاعلة في هذا الاجتماع سيكون أمر في بالغ الأهمية لضمان الحصول على المنحة بنجاح.

تقبلوا تحياتي

السيد/ عواضة، مدير مدرسة ميلر

Weekly Newsletter

                Kindergarten Weekly News

 

Hello Kindergarten Families! Happy 25th week of Kindergarten! We had a blast celebrating being 100 days smarter. Please be sure to check your teachers BLOG to see pictures of our fun event.

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:

Thursday, February 28th is Math Night – 4:45 to 5:45

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. men
  2. pen
  3. ten
  4. he
  5. yes
  6. play

Reading: We are practicing many reading strategies. This week we will practice narrative reading strategies that focus on the author and illustrator and his or her role. 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 using illustrations in the book to help better understand the story. 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:       with one                                        New words: behind two

Math: We are learning to compare sets using greater than, more than, less than, fewer than, and same as.

Science: We will wrap up our unit on Forces. We will continue to observe moving objects as well as assess this this week.

Social Studies: We will begin our “Where am I” Unit. We review using position words. We will also practice identifying places in our environment as well as describing them. (ex. I see tables, books, and the gathering place rug. Where am I?) We will be learning about Maps and identifying places.  

Writing: This week we will return to Opinion Writing. We will write an opinion letter to someone.  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!

Weekly 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:

Wednesday, February 20th is Math Night – 4:45-5:45

Thursday,  February 21st  is the 100th Day of School Celebration!!! Your child is encouraged to dress up as if they are 100 years old. Let your creativity shine! Can you believe we are 100 Days Smarter??? Well, we are!!! Your children are amazing!

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 we will compare sets of objects using the vocabulary same as, more than, and fewer than.

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 are assessing our Who am I Unit on History.

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!  

Weekly 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. 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!

Weekly Newsletter

  Kindergarten Weekly News

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!

Weekly Newsletter

                                   Kindergarten Weekly News

Hello Kindergarten Families! Happy 20th week of Kindergarten!

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 myon.com as well as mobymax. 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!