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Newsletter for May 17th

What We Did During Our Week:

We got to practice reading our dolphin reports and recorded them in front of the green screen! They did a great job, and I hope you enjoyed seeing them on seesaw! We have started writing pages for our end of kindergarten memory book. This week they wrote about themselves, their friends, their favorite recess activity and their favorite lunch in kindergarten. We will continue to work on these next week as well!

We have officially finished up Eureka Math for the school year and will spend the afternoons enjoying fun math centers now. 🙂

Other:

We are doing a lot of testing! Every child has taken the reading portion of NWEA, and we will take math next week. Once all testing is done, I will send home your child’s scores for NWEA as well as reading level. They are doing great so far!

 

Friday we were able to see buddies and they wrote a page together on their favorite memories with big buddies from the year.

Upcoming Events:

No school May 24 & May 27th

 

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Information on Tomorrow’s Clean Up Parade Tomorrow – Wear Kindergarten T-Shirts!

Be sure to send your child in their kindergarten class T-shirt tomorrow for the clean-up parade! See the link below for more information on the parade from Mr. Short

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1RyXdXFMpmG9I0ucn3u0xFL2E4DLELVqRIfPPZPntal8/edit

or…

click here

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Newsletter for May 10th

What We Did During Our Week:

 

We have been studying dolphins and working on informational writing. They have put so much work into this! We wrote a “can, have, are” chart of dolphins, wrote a rough draft on dolphins, edited these papers, and have now published these onto a final copy. We did our directed drawing of dolphins in seesaw and have transferred this drawing skill to our final copy! Keep a close eye on seesaw next week, as we have big plans in store for these papers! There will be a green screen involved! Check out a sneak peek below of us getting all the kinks out before next week’s recording days. 🙂

I am continually so impressed with the work that these kindergartners (almost 1st graders!) are capable of!!

We are officially done with spelling words! They have worked so hard all year! You can keep the spelling booklets at home for a kindergarten memory keepsake. 😉

Next week is our last week for homework!

 

We are finishing up module 6 next week – it was a short module for reviewing shapes!

Other:

While we are having lots of fun activities going on at school, next week also marks the beginning of end of year testing. We will be testing either one-on-one or in small groups for the next two weeks. Please be sure to send in snacks everyday with your child and ensure they are getting a good night’s sleep! They will do great. 🙂

 

Thanks for going along with our May “Random Acts of Kindness” Calendar. It has been so great hearing the positive conversations going on in the classroom and I’m sure at home as well. 🙂 Keep it up!

 

I hope you all enjoy a wonderful Mother’s Day. They loved putting together the crafts, and humorous writings! You all have raised wonderful children – enjoy spending time with them on Sunday.

 

Upcoming Events:

Monday, May 13th – clean up parade 1:30 (more info to follow)

Wednesday, May 15th – Late Start

No school May 24 & May 27th

 

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Spelling Booklets

Good morning!

Spelling booklets will be coming home today. Please note that there are two “Test 18″s in them. The substitute on Friday did not understand the directions and only had them spell the sight words. So, we re-did the test today. Please disregard the first test completed on May 3rd. Thanks 🙂

This is our last spelling test for the year and it will be the -ing family. There are no sight words, they will all be spelled. “king, sing, wing, ring, ding, sting, thing, bring, swing, bonus word”.

Thanks everyone and happy Monday!

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Newsletter for April 26th

What We Did During Our Week:

 

We finished up with all our Earth day writings and crafts. We made a fun craft with us holding up the Earth. We colored coffee filters, took them outside and sprayed them with water to see the colors blend together. We also wrote about things we can reduce, reuse, and recycle. Our work is displayed in the hallway! We have moved onto informational learning about the ocean – we talked about animals that live in the ocean, and they all voted on one to learn more about. We will be focusing on dolphins and writing informational pieces about this animal in the next 2 weeks. We also wrote about our star student, John!

 

 

Next week’s spelling words: tag, wag, bag, rag, flag, bonus word

Sight words to be read: jump, down, her, eat

There is only one more spelling test following the -ag family!

We are finishing up module 5 – by now your child should be comfortable with teen numbers. This includes reading them, counting, them, writing them, and saying them the ‘ten way’ (knowing that there is a ten in every number). We finish up module 5 next week and take our end of the unit test.

 

Other:

We are quickly approaching the end of the school year. May is a busy month! We will begin end of year testing the week of May 12th. This is when we take NWEA for reading and math, complete DRA tasks, and assess reading levels. Be sure to keep reading as we approach the end of the year, even though I know schedules start to become hectic around this time of year.

 

As a heads up, we will be having our end of the year kindergarten celebration on June 13th from 1:30-3:30. All families will be welcome to attend this fun event. We will be sending out a more detailed note down the road, just thought I’d share now to be able to mark your calendars. 🙂

Upcoming Events:

Monday, May 13th – clean up parade 1:30 (more info to follow)

Wednesday, May 15th – Late Start

No school May 24 & May 27th

 

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Pictures from last week

Oops! The 4-day week got the better of me and I forgot to publish our newsletter – here are at least a few pictures from last week!

Our star student, Fatima!

Having fun in the spring weather!

Working hard during Math!

Working on short and long vowels!

Writing a spring poem with big buddies!

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PBIS on Monday April 22nd

PBIS Celebrations

Dear Families,

 

On Monday, April 22nd we will be having a PBIS celebration to recognize your child’s positive behavior. This month’s celebration theme is Picnic for the Planet. We will be having our lunch outside and enjoying outdoor play, so let’s hope the weather stays pleasant!

 

Your child may bring a towel or blanket to sit on during the picnic lunch, and we strongly encourage students bring a brown bag lunch since we will be eating outside. However, bean burritos or cheese & crackers will still be available for purchase in the cafeteria.

 

Thank you,

Haigh PBIS Committee

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Newsletter for April 12th

What We Did During Our Week:

 

We continued to focus on opinion writing – this week we wrote about a book, “I hate my cats (A love story)”, and they wrote their opinion on what they would do to David from the book, “No, David!” Some decided they would let him go free because he’s just a kid, and some decided they would put David in timeout for days! Next week we move onto informational writing and will have an earth day theme going for the rest of April. We also wrote about our star student, Anna!

 

Next week’s spelling words: cub, rub, sub, tub, slub, stub, bonus word

Sight words to be read: from, went, him

 

We started module 5: Numbers 10─20; Count to 100 by Ones and Tens.

We worked on finding 10 ones and then some extra ones in addition. (Making sure that when we find a group of 10 we only use one large circle)

 

Other:

Monday we had an assembly for Earth day. The presenter sang songs with us and some kids got to go up on stage and sing along!

 

We had a great time at bowling! Thanks to everyone that was able to come and help out with chaperoning, they all had an awesome time! They were tired and hungry, but still said it was the best day ever! Afterwards we saw big buddies and filled out a field trip report with them.

 

Upcoming Events:

Friday, April 19th – NO  SCHOOL

Wednesday, April 24th – Late Start!

 

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Report Cards

Hello Everyone!  I placed your child’s report card in his/her folder.  Please look over the report card and sign the envelope on the 3rd card marking line.  Please RETURN the envelope in your child’s folder, but keep the report card at home.  Thank you!

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Newsletter for March 29th

What We Did During Our Week:

 

We continue to focus on opinion writing – this week we wrote about whether or not we would share our ice cream, and their opinion on if they would like a dog or not! We also wrote about our star student, Kamel!

 

Next week’s spelling words: dog, log, jog, hog, blog, frog, bonus word

Sight words to be read: little, have, us

We took our Module 4 math test, and they did great! The test covered number bonds, addition, subtraction, the concept of ‘one more’ and ‘one less’.

Module 5 after spring break: Numbers 10─20; Count to 100 by Ones and Tens. Other:

We had a very busy week!

Tuesday we went to the 2nd and 3rd graders concert, they had fun seeing some big siblings perform!

Wednesday we traveled to other kindergarten rooms and had the other teachers read them a story. We also had some high school students come and read to us outside!

Thursday we had Upland Farms PBIS where they got to see some real farm animals! In the afternoon we saw big buddies and did a rainbow craft with compound words.

Friday we had our pie Mr. Short assembly! Click on the links below to see!

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The school year is going so fast, enjoy your spring break everyone and we will see you in April! 🙂

 

Upcoming Events:

School resumes april 8th!

Friday, April 12th – Bowling Trip!

Friday, April 19th – NO  SCHOOL

Wednesday, April 24th – Late Start!

 

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