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                                            Kindergarten Weekly News    

 

Hello Kindergarten Families! Happy 34th week of Kindergarten! Please help your child login to Clever to access MyOn. Daily homework is the following: 20 minutes on MobyMax and myOn, work from something in math bag, reading books from reading bag and practicing sight words.

We will be taking the Reading part of the NWEA this week. Please make sure your child gets a good night sleep and a healthy breakfast.

There will be no school on Friday, May 26th. We wish all who are observing a very happy beginning of Ramadan!

There will be no school on Monday, May 29th in observance of Memorial Day! We are thankful for all the men and women who gave so much for our country.

 

The ABC Countdown continues!

Monday: J – We will dance as we pump up the jam!  Tuesday: K- ! We will play kick the ball. Wednesday: L- We will pick our lollipops! Thursday: M – We will enjoy watching a movie in our classroom!

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

  1. bag
  2. tag
  3. rag
  4. had
  5. make
  6. say

Reading: We are practicing many reading strategies. We will compare and contrast characters and activities in familiar books. In addition, we will practice looking for prefixes and suffixes. (ex. pre view, pre school, re do, re wind, un known, un happy). Please practice your sight words: (These are words your child needs to recognize and read by sight.)  

Math: We will continue learn about place value as we compose and decompose teen numbers. (ex. 16 is one group of 10 and 6 extra ones). We will also be identifying 3D shapes. Please be looking for 3D shapes all around!

Science: We will continue our science explorations. This week we are still focusing on Living and Nonliving. We will be looking for living things outside. This is something you can do at home.

Social Studies: We will continue to identify American Symbols. This week we will focus on the Statue of Liberty and Bald Eagle.

Writing: This week we will return to narrative writing. We will write a story about something that has happened in our lives with a beginning, middle and end. Our stories will have characters with a problem and solution. Please practice writing sentences with your child each day. Be sure they are using finger spaces between words, stretching for sounds, and using sight words correctly.

Thank you for all you do!

Ethnic Dinner

Miller Elementary Ethnic Dinner

Wednesday, May 09, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Join us for an evening of wonderful ethnic foods provided by parents

         and cultural entertainment provided by our students.

A Main Dish and Dessert or Salad (Feeds 10 Persons) is required for ENTRY OR

$3 per person    

Students must attend with a parent

Please return this form by Friday May 4th, 2018

Family Name: ______________________________________________________________      

Oldest Child’s Name at Miller:_______________________________________________

Teacher’s Name: _________________________________Table Assignment:________

Number of people attending dinner ________

Main Dish:  Please select from the following:

  • Rice (Kabsa)                                                                    
  • Chicken
  • Meat
  • Meat/Cheese/Spinach Pies
  • Mexican (rice, tacos, bean dip)
  • Egg Rolls
  • Samosa/Sambosa
  • Sliders (Little burgers)
  • Lasagne/Pasta
  • Hummus

Dessert Name: _________________ or Salad ________________________________

Late entry Tickets sold at the door for $10 each

 

       

 

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Hello Kindergarten Families! Happy 32nd week of Kindergarten! Please help your child login to Clever to access MyOn. Daily homework is the following: 20 minutes on MobyMax and myOn, work from something in math bag, reading books from reading bag and practicing sight words.

The ABC Countdown begins!

Tuesday: A – Bring an apple from home for snack. Wednesday: B- Bring a stuffed animal. Thursday: C- Cookie Day! Friday:D- Draw a picture day!

Wednesday, May 9th is the Ethnic Dinner from 5:00 to 7:00.

Friday, May 11th is Field 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 stub)

  1. cub
  2. tub
  3. rub
  4. has
  5. big
  6. that

Reading: We are practicing many reading strategies. We will practice identifying similarities and differences between two texts on the same topic. In addition, we will practice flipping the vowel sound in words. (ex. the o on hop is short o, but the o in hope is long o and says its name.) Please review all given sight words: (These are words your child needs to recognize and read by sight.)  

Math: We will continue  addition and subtraction story problems.

Example:  I had 3 apples and my mom gave me 3 more. How many apples do I have in all?     3+3=6

  I had 7 cookies and ate 3 of them. How many cookies do I have left?     7-3=4

Science: We will continue our science explorations on birds. We are learning about living and non-living!

Social Studies: We will continue learning about natural resource and how we use them.

Examples include: tree/wood   lakes/water

Writing: This week we will continue our informational writing about animals. We will write three facts about animal as we practice starting our sentences in different ways. We will answer the following questions; What does your animal look like? Where does your animal live?  What does your animal eat? You will be notified on the animal your child chose to research. Please help them find information at home for their animal too. We will be using informational books in class. Please practice writing sentences with your child each day. Be sure they are using finger spaces between words, stretching for sounds, and using sight words correctly.

 

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Hello Kindergarten Families! Happy 31st  week of Kindergarten! Can you believe it  is already May? Please help your child login to Clever to access MyOn. Here they have so many online books to choose from for reading. Many of the books are read aloud to them as they follow along! This is a super awesome resource to get your child reading more books. Daily homework is the following: 20 minutes on MobyMax and myOn, work from something in math bag, reading books from reading bag and practicing sight words. We will begin end of the year testing such as NWEA and reading level assessment this week.

Thursday, May 3rd is our field trip to the Detroit Zoo! Your child must wear gym shoes and bring a bagged lunch with a drink. No pop, glass containers, or lunch boxes are allowed. Please label your child’s lunch bag with their name. We are looking forward to a super fun day learning about animals! The buses will be leaving promptly at 9:00am. Chaperones need to come to school with their child.

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 slip, hip, trip)

  1. frog
  2. log
  3. jog
  4. dog
  5. as
  6. from

Reading: We are practicing many reading strategies. We will practice comparing and contrasting two informational texts on the same topic. We will also practice identifying similarities and differences between two texts on the same topic. In addition, we will practice adding or substituting individual sounds to make new words/ (ex. If I change the /o/ in pot to /e/ what new word did I make?) Please practice the following sight words: (These are words your child needs to recognize and read by sight.)  

       Review:  walk came     because                          New words: could ask behind

Math: We will return to addition and subtraction story problems.

Example:  I had 3 apples and my mom gave me 3 more. How many apples do I have in all?     3+3=6

  I had 7 cookies and ate 3 of them. How many cookies do I have left?     7-3=4

Science: We will continue our science explorations. We will explore the basic needs of a snail and compare different shells.  

Social Studies: We will begin learning about natural resource and how we use them.

Examples include: tree/wood   lakes/water  

Writing: We will continue to work on Informational Writing. We will continue our research on our given animal. Your child was given an animal to research facts using books and technology. Please see the note that was sent home from your teacher last week.   

Thank you for all you do!

  • Parent Meeting text written on a notebook with pencils
  • PTA MEETING
  • Thursday, April 26, 2018
  • 6:00 p.m.

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Hello Kindergarten Families! Happy 30th week of Kindergarten! Please help your child login to Clever to access MyOn. Here they have so many online books to choose from for reading. Many of the books are read aloud to them as they follow along! This is a super awesome resource to get your child reading more books. Daily homework is the following: 20 minutes on MobyMax and myOn, work from something in math bag, reading books from reading bag and practicing sight words. We are heading into the last weeks of kindergarten and end of the year assessment is just around the corner. Thank you!

Thursday, April 26th – Rescheduled PTA Meeting 6:00.

Friday, April 27th  PTA Movie NIght from 4:00 to 6:00.

Thursday, May 3rd is our field trip to the Detroit Zoo! The money was due Friday, April 20th. Please send $10 in no later then Monday. Your child must wear gym shoes and bring a bagged lunch with a drink. No pop, glass containers, or lunch boxes are allowed. Please label your child’s lunch bag with their name. We are looking forward to a super fun day learning about animals!  

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 ship, nip)

  1. lip
  2. tip
  3. sip
  4. did
  5. so
  6. come

Reading: We are practicing many reading strategies. We will practice identifying which illustrations match the main points given by an author in a story. In addition, we will practice decoding unknown words with a focus on s blends. Please practice the following sight words: (These are words your child needs to recognize and read by sight.)  

Review:   brother sister     friend                               New words: walk care because

Math: We are reviewing 3D shapes. We will identify and create 3D shape models using clay.

Science: We will continue our science explorations. We will explore the basic needs of a snail and compare different shells.  

Social Studies: We are continuing our learning about maps. We will use positional words and locate places on a map. We will also discuss natural resources. ex: trees and water

Writing: We are returning to Informational Writing. We will begin to research an animal. Your child will be given an animal to research facts using books and technology.  

Thank you for all you do!

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 Kindergarten Weekly News    

Hello Kindergarten Families! Happy 29th week of Kindergarten! Please help your child login to Clever to access MyOn. Here they have so many online books to choose from for reading. Many of the books are read aloud to them as they follow along! This is a super awesome resource to get your child reading more books. Daily homework is the following: 20 minutes on MobyMax and myOn, work from something in math bag, reading books from reading bag and practicing sight words. We are heading into the last weeks of kindergarten and end of the year assessment is just around the corner. Thank you!

Tuesday, April 17th at 4:00 is our Spring Concert. Please be sure to return the permission slip to your teacher. If your child rides the bus they will stay after school with their teacher until the parents arrive. Please wear black pants and your Miller Shirt.

Thursday, May 3rd is our field trip to the Detroit Zoo! The money is due Friday, April 20th. Your child must wear gym shoes and bring a bagged lunch with a drink. No pop, glass containers, or lunch boxes are allowed. Please label your child’s lunch bag with their name. We are looking forward to a super fun day learning about animals!  

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 shed, fed)

  1. bed
  2. red
  3. sled
  4. she
  5. by
  6. of

Reading: We are practicing many reading strategies. We will practice describing the connection between two ideas in informational texts. We will practice identifying similarities within a text. In addition, we will practice decoding unknown words with a focus on s blends. Please practice the following sight words: (These are words your child needs to recognize and read by sight.)  

Review:    mother father    baby                                New words: brother sister friend

Math: We will practice non-standard measurement  as we use various items such as cubes, paper clips, and other manipulatives to measure length and height of objects.We will use this information to compare objects based upon a certain measurable attribute. We will also take a computation test on addition and subtraction up to 5. Please practice math facts.

Science: We will continue our science explorations. We will explore the basic needs of a fish and compare goldfish and guppies.  

Social Studies: We are continuing our learning about maps. We will read and locate places on a map.

Writing: We will continue to work on Opinion Writing. We will talk about ways to work with the common good to solve problems. We  will “take a stand” and write about ways to take care of the Earth! Earth Day is April 22nd.

Thank you for all you do!

Bedroom Map Homework

Don’t forget to bring in the map of your bedroom tomorrow!  I can’t wait to see all of the wonderful maps that you created over break.

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Hello Kindergarten Families! Happy 28th Week of Kindergarten!

Reminders:

Tuesday, April 10th – Spring Picture 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. (ex. bad)

  1. dad   
  2.  mad
  3.  sad  
  4. The cold word (ex. bad) 
  5. this
  6.  with
  7.  all

Reading: We are practicing many reading strategies. This week we will read informational books. We will practice identifying the main topic and the key details the author provides within the book. We will also continue to work on blends. Please practice the following sight words: (These are words your child needs to recognize and read by sight.)    

Review:    was     very    long                                  New:    mother   father   baby

Math: We will focus on measurement. The children will practice comparing the measurable characteristics of objects. We will use non-standard measurement! *Students need to practice counting to 100 and writing numbers everyday!!! Please help your child practice math computation with addition and subtraction. Please use numbers less than 10.

Science: We will continue to learn about living things as we explore WORMS.

Social Studies: We can’t wait to see the maps of your bedrooms! We will continue to explore maps. We will read and create map keys.

Writing: This week we will continue to practice opinion writing. We will focus on Taking a Standon a given topic. 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.

Homework ideas this week: (20 minutes each day)  *Spelling words need to practiced each day! Please help your child practice writing these words. Perhaps, they can write a sentence that uses a spelling word. (ex. My dad was not mad at all of the cats.) Please work with your child on their sight words. These words are very important to help your child become a fluent reader. Practice the math fact flash cards too, please!  You may also visit myon.com as well as mobymax.

 

Parent Survey

Dear Parent/Guardian,


(Name of School) is using this Parent Survey as a means to elicit your beliefs and opinions to help target areas for the school system to improve and areas to continue to be effective. Your opinion is important to us, and we ask that you take the time to complete this survey.  The online survey will be available until 4/30/18. In order to complete the survey, please click on this link: https://eprovesurveys.advanc-ed.org/surveys/#/action/62976/p354

Please be assured that your responses to this survey will be anonymous and your honest opinions are appreciated. If you have any questions about this survey, please contact your school principal.  Thank you in advance for supporting our improvement efforts.

Your cooperation and support in completing the parent survey will be greatly appreciated. Sincerely,

Principal

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