December 13

Newsletter Week 16 (Recap and NEW Info)!

Reminder: There is NO school for Kindergarten and Young 5’s  tomorrow.  Enjoy the weekend:)

What we did during our week:

Language Arts: We have officially learned ALL the letters and sounds of the alphabet!  Now, we will use our sounds to help us with reading and writing new words:)  Spelling test List #3: it, in, said, jet, met, pet, set, net, and vet. Bonus words to study at home: wet, bet.   Make sure to practice the bonus word (10th word) at home for homework.  Our 3rd spelling test will be on Friday, December 21st.

Writing:  This month the students will learn about opinion writing and what an opinion means.  Here are some examples of our students writing their opinion about the BEST gift ever.  The students must support their opinion by using the word “because.”  Enjoy!

Math:  This week we completed Module 3 Lessons 8-14.  Next week, we will complete mid module assessments on measurement.  

Science: This month we will talk about seasons and winter weather:)

Social Studies:  This  month we will talk about goods & services.

Scholastic Reading Club:

Class Code – RKYTJ  Order Due Date –  12/17/18

LAST book order for 2018:)  

Dear Families,

This is a friendly reminder that your Book Clubs orders are due by 12/17/18. You can place your orders online at scholastic.com/bookclubs using my class activation code: RKYTJ

Happy Reading,  Mrs. Fillmore

Other:

  •  I am excited to report that out of 22 students who took the test, 18 students received a 100%  Woo hoo!  I am so proud of each student who worked so hard all week to ensure they were successful on their test!  If your child received a 100%, they  will write with a “smart” pen all day Monday and also participate in “NO shoes afternoon” on Monday as well:)  On Monday, once your child comes in from recess, they will be able to take their shoes off and relax for the last part of the day.  Please make sure your child knows how to independently take off and put on their shoes.  I appreciate your support in this matter!  Also, make sure to wash your child’s socks as soon as they come home on Monday, they may be a little darker than normal;) 
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  • Polar Express Day will be on Thursday, December 20th!  Students are able to wear their school appropriate pajamas this day (NO tank tops, shorts or nightgowns).  We kindly ask for no slippers, student may only wear school shoes. The students will watch the Polar Express movie, followed by some fun, learning activities and they will receive a special gift from myself and Mrs. Bolger:)   
  • Image result for polar expressImage result for pajamas
  • Please consider buying something from our Scholastic Book Club at: https://clubs.scholastic.com/  Activation code: RKYTJ.  The December orders are due by December 17th.  There are a lot of great books for your child at a very reasonable price and FREE shipping.  Books make for a great gift or even for a family story night:) Thank you to Ethan for purchasing something from our book club!
  • Please make sure you are reviewing your child’s classwork each night.  Monitoring your child’s classwork is a great indicator of how your child is doing in the class. If for some reason your child doesn’t finish his/her classwork in class, I will send it home for homework to be completed at home and returned the next day.  Thank you for your support!
  • Please make sure you provide your child with a NUT FREE snack.   We are a NUT FREE classroom. Thank you for your cooperation!

Housekeeping items:

  • The cold/winter season is upon us, which means cooler temperatures!  With cooler temperatures comes coats, boots, hats, scarves, gloves, etc.  It is important to teach your child how to properly put on a coat, zip up a coat, unzip the coat and take the coat off.  We have a handful of students who constantly need help putting on their coats etc, which means more time is taken away from recess because the teacher is zipping up 24 coats!  Also, please continue to practice tying shoes with your child. It is very hard to tie 2 pair of shoes X 24 students a day! That equals 48 shoes a day I would be tying, which would take up a lot of time during large and small group instruction.  We are encouraging students to become independent learners and with independence takes a lot of dedication and teaching your child at home. Thank you for your cooperation:)
  • If your child is bringing a home lunch, it is OK to pack a juice for the lunchroom!  Remember to pack a water bottle each day for the classroom:)
  • Please pack your child’s snack SEPARATELY from your child’s home lunch.  This will help your child become less confused about what is for lunch and what is for snack.  Thank you:)
  • Great news!  The PTA has a blog for all sorts of fun information going on in the school.  I may not have a lot of opportunities for all families to volunteer in the classroom, but the PTA is ALWAYS looking for extra hands to help in the school.  Please take a look at their blog and sign up for the fun events they may need help with:)  http://parents.dearbornschools.org/haigh/

Upcoming Events:

December 17th- Candy Gram Sales this week (until Weds).  $1 a gram

December 20th- PBIS Celebration- Movie Theater/Polar Express/PJ Day (more information on blog)

December 21st- Spelling test: List #3/ LAST day of school!

December 24-January 4th- NO SCHOOL…Holiday Break!

January 7th- School Resumes/ Happy New Year-Welcome back!

Reading Buddies: We were not able to meet this week due to the Kindergarten students not having school this Friday.

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December 10

Reminders for the week of 12/10

Hello good people of Room 42!  Please remember:

  • Spirit wear form and money is due tomorrow!
  • Spelling Booklet, signed and reviewed is due back to school tomorrow.
  • Bingo for books is tomorrow from 6-7pm
  • Wednesday is LATE start day!  Students arrive an hour later at 9:40am.
  • Thursday-homework is due and we have our 2nd spelling test!  Please make sure you are studying the spelling words,each night with your child, to ensure they are successful on their spelling test:)  Thank you!
  • Friday-NO SCHOOL for Kindergarten and Young 5’s only.

I hope everyone has a fabulous week:)

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December 7

Newsletter Week 15 (Recap and NEW Info)!

There is NO school next Friday!  Spelling Test #2 will be on Thursday, December 13th.  Thank you!

December centers have started during our math workshop.  Enjoy the pictures:):

Haigh Spirit wear order forms are DUE Tuesday, December 11th.  Thank you!

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What we did during our week:

Language Arts: We had a fun week learning about letters L & O.  We learned the letter name, words that start with each letter and the sound each letter makes.  Next week we will focus on the letters and sounds of  M & N. Spelling test List 2: to, am, you, can, man, pan, ran, fan  Bonus words to study at home: van, tan Make sure to practice the bonus word (10th word) at home for homework.

Writing:  We have been writing simple sentences in Kindergarten. The students will learn that every sentence starts with an uppercase letter,meatball spaces and a punctuation at the end of each sentence.  Please practice this strategy at home as well with your child. Thank you!

Math:  This week we completed Module 3 Lessons 1-7.  Next week, we will complete lessons 8-14.

Science: This month we will talk about seasons and winter weather:)

Social Studies:  This  month we will talk about goods & services.

Scholastic Reading Club:

Class Code – RKYTJ Order Due Date –  12/17/18

LAST book order for 2018:)  

Dear Families,

This is a friendly reminder that your Book Clubs orders are due by 12/17/18. You can place your orders online at scholastic.com/bookclubs using my class activation code: RKYTJ

Happy Reading, Mrs. Fillmore

Other:

  • We kicked off our first spelling test this week!   I am excited to report that out of 22 students who took the test, 18 students received a 100%  Woo hoo!  I am so proud of each student who worked so hard all week to ensure they were successful on their test!  I like to have special incentives for my students who received a 100%.  Today, if your child received a 100% on their test, they are coming home with a “Good Work” patch tag for their first ever 100%:)  These patch tags can be placed on your child’s back pack, so everyone at Haigh Elementary can notice your child’s efforts:)  Also, if your child received a 100%, they  will write with a “smart” pen all day Monday and also participate in “NO shoes afternoon” on Monday as well:)  On Monday, once your child comes in from recess, they will be able to take their shoes off and relax for the last part of the day.  Please make sure your child knows how to independently take off and put on their shoes.  I appreciate your support in this matter!  Also, make sure to wash your child’s socks as soon as they come home on Monday, they may be a little darker than normal;) 
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  • Polar Express Day will be on Thursday, December 20th!  Students are able to wear their school appropriate pajamas this day:)  We kindly ask for no slippers, only school shoes. The students will watch the Polar Express movie, followed by some fun, learning activities and they will receive a special gift from myself and Mrs. Bolger:)   We can’t wait for Polar Express Day:)
  • Image result for polar express  Image result for pajamas
  • Please consider buying something from our Scholastic Book Club at: https://clubs.scholastic.com/  Activation code: RKYTJ.  The December orders are due by December 17th.  There are a lot of great books for your child at a very reasonable price and FREE shipping.  Books make for a great gift or even for a family story night:) Thank you to Ethan for purchasing something from our book club!
  • Please make sure you are reviewing your child’s classwork each night.  Monitoring your child’s classwork is a great indicator of how your child is doing in the class. If for some reason your child doesn’t finish his/her classwork in class, I will send it home for homework to be completed at home and returned the next day.  Thank you for your support!
  • Please make sure you provide your child with a NUT FREE snack.   We are a NUT FREE classroom. Thank you for your cooperation!

Housekeeping items:

  • The cold/winter season is upon us, which means cooler temperatures!  With cooler temperatures comes coats, boots, hats, scarves, gloves, etc.  It is important to teach your child how to properly put on a coat, zip up a coat, unzip the coat and take the coat off.  We have a handful of students who constantly need help putting on their coats etc, which means more time is taken away from recess because the teacher is zipping up 24 coats!  Also, please continue to practice tying shoes with your child. It is very hard to tie 2 pair of shoes X 24 students a day! That equals 48 shoes a day I would be tying, which would take up a lot of time during large and small group instruction.  We are encouraging students to become independent learners and with independence takes a lot of dedication and teaching your child at home. Thank you for your cooperation:)
  • If your child is bringing a home lunch, it is OK to pack a juice for the lunchroom!  Remember to pack a water bottle each day for the classroom:)
  • Please pack your child’s snack SEPARATELY from your child’s home lunch.  This will help your child become less confused about what is for lunch and what is for snack.  Thank you:)
  • Great news!  The PTA has a blog for all sorts of fun information going on in the school.  I may not have a lot of opportunities for all families to volunteer in the classroom, but the PTA is ALWAYS looking for extra hands to help in the school.  Please take a look at their blog and sign up for the fun events they may need help with:)  http://parents.dearbornschools.org/haigh/

Upcoming Events:

December 11th- Return spelling booklet

December 11th- Spirit wear due and BINGO for books from 6-7 pm.

December 12th- Late start.  Students arrive an hour later at 9:40am

December 13th- Spelling test: List #2, Homework due

December 14th- NO SCHOOL for Kindergarten and Young 5’s only!

December 20th- PBIS Celebration- Movie Theater/Polar Express/PJ Day (more information on the blog)

December 21st- Spelling test: List #3/ LAST day of school!

December 24-January 4th- NO SCHOOL…Holiday Break!

January 7th- School Resumes/ Happy New Year-Welcome back!

Reading Buddies: Today, out reading buddies helped us put on some patch tags on our backpacks.  Please make sure you look at the new Haigh “swag” your child has on their backpacks:)  Have a great weekend!

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November 30

Newsletter Week 14 (Recap and NEW Info)!

Spelling tests start the week of December 3rd!  Homework will reflect the 10 spelling words we are focusing on each week.  Our spelling tests will generally take place every Friday. Each test, for the whole year, is taken in 1 booklet. Our FIRST spelling test is this Friday, December 7th.   I will grade the tests over the weekend and send the booklet home with your child the following Monday for you to view. Please look through the test on Monday (to see how your child performed), sign on the parent signature line and send the booklet back in their green folder on Tuesday. Please make sure that the booklet comes back every Tuesday so I can collect them to distribute again on Friday for the following test.   If for some reason your child loses the booklet, you will be responsible for making them another spelling booklet. Remember: your child will have to spell and write each word in the booklet. When you practice the words, please make sure your child is forming each letter correctly.  Your cooperation is appreciated!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Also, Module 3 starts in math as well.  Please make sure you are following the lessons in Module 3 at home:).

Urgent: If your child wears a pair of SNOW boots to school, please pack your child a 2nd pair of shoes to wear in the classroom.  We want to prevent the snow from tracking onto our rugs and our floors, so please teach your child how to change out of their boots and into their school shoes.  I myself, can’t change students out of their boots and into their shoes at arrival due to the morning obligations I need to address. Each child should be practicing this at home and doing it independently at school.  Thank you for your cooperation:)

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What we did during our week:

Language Arts: We had a fun week learning about letters K & P.  We learned the letter name, words that start with each letter and the sound each letter makes.  Next week we will focus on letters L & O. Spelling tests start next week too! List 1:the, I, a, cat, bat, rat, mat, sat, fat.  Bonus words to study at home: hat, pat. Make sure to practice the bonus word (10th word) at home for homework.

Writing:  We will begin to learn about sentence structure in the classroom.  The students will learn that every sentence starts with an uppercase letter,meatball spaces and a punctuation at the end of each sentence.  Please practice this strategy at home as well with your child. Thank you!

Math:  This week we completed all of Model 2 and the students were assessed on 2D/3D shapes.  Next week we will start Module 3 Lessons 1-7.

Science: We wrapped up our weather unit.  Next month we will talk about seasons and winter weather:)

Social Studies:  We wrapped up our unit on Needs and Wants.  Next month we will talk about goods & services.

Scholastic Reading Club:

Class Code – RKYTJ  Order Due Date –  12/17/18

LAST book order for 2018:)  

Dear Families,

This is a friendly reminder that your Book Clubs orders are due by 12/17/18. You can place your orders online at scholastic.com/bookclubs using my class activation code: RKYTJ

Happy Reading, Mrs. Fillmore

Other:

  • Reading bags have launched in Kindergarten!  Just to reiterate, these bags come home and come back to school every, single day.  Please keep the books inside the book bag. We use these bags during Daily 5  instruction. Please read these books at home with your child, and have them work on reading the books independently. We are working on one-to-one finger pointing. This mean that they should be pointing to each word as they read it. We are also working on reading words from left to right, using picture clues to help with “unknown” words, spotting sight words easily in text, stretching sounds out when coming to an unknown word and also retelling the story using the retell rope method!  Make sure to jot down your child’s reading in the reading log each night! Thank you:)
  • Please consider buying something from our Scholastic Book Club at: https://clubs.scholastic.com/  Activation code: RKYTJ.  The December orders are due by December 17th.  There are a lot of great books for your child at a very reasonable price and FREE shipping.  Books make for a great gift or even for a family story night:) Thank you to Ethan for purchasing something from our book club!
  • Please make sure you are reviewing your child’s classwork each night.  Monitoring your child’s classwork is a great indicator of how your child is doing in the class. If for some reason your child doesn’t finish his/her classwork in class, I will send it home for homework to be completed at home and returned the next day.  Thank you for your support!
  • Please make sure you provide your child with a NUT FREE snack.   We are a NUT FREE classroom. Thank you for your cooperation!

Housekeeping items:

  • Monday is our library check out date.  I have a handful of students who do not bring in their books, which in turn leaves a very sad child without a new book for the week.  If the book is not returned, there will be a cost the parent will have to pay. Please keep the library book in a safe place at home, or you can leave it in your child’s backpack until the next check out.  Remember: Every monday is our library check out. Thank you!
  • The cold/winter season is upon us, which means cooler temperatures!  With cooler temperatures comes coats, boots, hats, scarves, gloves, etc.  It is important to teach your child how to properly put on a coat, zip up a coat, unzip the coat and take the coat off.  We have a handful of students who constantly need help putting on their coats etc, which means more time is taken away from recess because the teacher is zipping up 24 coats!  Also, please continue to practice tying shoes with your child. It is very hard to tie 2 pair of shoes X 24 students a day! That equals 48 shoes a day I would be tying, which would take up a lot of time during large and small group instruction.  We are encouraging students to become independent learners and with independence takes a lot of dedication and teaching your child at home. Thank you for your cooperation:)
  • If your child is bringing a home lunch, it is OK to pack a juice for the lunchroom!  Remember to pack a water bottle each day for the classroom:)
  • Please pack your child’s snack SEPARATELY from your child’s home lunch.  This will help your child become less confused about what is for lunch and what is for snack.  Thank you:)
  • Great news!  The PTA has a blog for all sorts of fun information going on in the school.  I may not have a lot of opportunities for all families to volunteer in the classroom, but the PTA is ALWAYS looking for extra hands to help in the school.  Please take a look at their blog and sign up for the fun events they may need help with:)  http://parents.dearbornschools.org/haigh/

Upcoming Events:

December 3rd- Book check out.  Start of Module 3: weight, capacity and measurement.  

December 7th- Spelling test: List #1, Homework due

December 11th- Return spelling booklet

December 12th- Late start.  Students arrive an hour later at 9:40am

December 13th- Spelling test: List #2, Homework due

December 14th- NO SCHOOL for Kindergarten and Young 5’s only!

December 20th- PBIS Celebration- Movie Theater/Polar Express/PJ Day (more information to follow)

December 21st- Spelling test: List #3/ LAST day of school!

December 24-January 4th- NO SCHOOL…Holiday Break!

January 7th- School Resumes/ Happy New Year-Welcome back!

Reading Buddies: Today our 4th grade buddies prepared weather slides, on the Chromebooks, for their buddy!  It was a great way to wrap up our weather unit in Science.  Thank you Ms. Cronin’s class for creating these presentations for our students.  Enjoy the pictures:)

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November 29

Reminders for tomorrow 11/30

Hello everyone:)

  • Field trip permission slip and $13 is due for our field trip to the Marquis Theater.
  • Homework is due tomorrow!
  • Tomorrow is gym day.  Please send your child to school with appropriate gym attire (including gym shoes).  Thank you!
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November 26

Permission slip coming home today!

Hello Families and Welcome Back!  I hope everyone had a nice break and were able to spend some quality time with your loved ones:)

Today, your child is coming home with a permission slip to Marquis Theater to see the play: Tinkerbell Visits Storyland  on January 17th, 2019!  If you would like your child to attend, please fill out the permission slip and return $13  by this Friday (11/30).  Please return the money and slip together in an envelope with your child’s name labeled on the front.  We will not need chaperones for this trip.  Thank you!:)

Remember: The permission slip and money for this trip is due this Friday.

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November 20

Thankful Newsletter & other things (Week 13)

Hello Families,

I would like to take a moment and give thanks to all of you!  I am so grateful to work in a district where education comes first and where parents truly care about their child’s future.  I receive so many “thank you” notes and or cards throughout the week and I just want you to all know I see them and I read them.    Those small gestures of “thanks” really gives me satisfaction in knowing that this is where I am meant to be!  I am thankful for my students and families at Haigh Elementary!

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During the break there will be no homework:)  Please help your child catch up on letters/sounds, counting, identifying numbers to 20 and sight word list (highlighted words), RAZ kids, reading eggs/math seeds; Whatever they may need to work on:)

Other:

  • We finished our unit on Turkeys by making our Thankful Turkeys for the classroom.  The kids worked really hard these last two weeks and their work shows.
  • Heads up:  spelling tests start the week of December 3rd.  Homework will reflect the 10 spelling words we are focusing on each week.  Our spelling tests will generally take place every Friday. Each test, for the whole year, is taken in 1 booklet.  I will grade the tests over the weekend and send the booklet home with your child the following Monday for you to view. Please look through the test on Monday (to see how your child did), sign on the parent signature line and send the booklet back in their green folder on Tuesday. Please make sure that the booklet comes back every Tuesday so I can collect them to distribute again on Friday for the following test.   If for some reason your child loses the booklet, you will be responsible for making them another spelling booklet. Remember: your child will have to spell and write each word in the booklet. When you practice the words, please make sure your child is forming each letter correctly.  Your cooperation is greatly appreciated!
  • December 3rd will also start Module 3 in Eureka math!  

I hope you all enjoy your break with loved ones and you all have the time to reflect what you may be thankful for <3.  See you all back on Monday, November 26th.

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November 19

Tumblebus Fun & Reminders!

Hello Families!

I wanted to share some pictures of the Tumblebus experience with all of you.  Thank you to Ms. Hanan for taking the pictures:)  From the looks of it, it looks like all the students had a great time!  I hope you enjoy the pictures:)

Remember, tomorrow is our last day of school for the week!  There will be NO SCHOOL November 21st-25th.  School resumes on Monday, November 26th.

 

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November 16

Newsletter Week 12 (Recap and NEW Info)!

I would like to send a big thank you to all of my families for coming out to conferences and discussing your child’s progress and next steps with me!  It has been an absolute pleasure getting to know all my families  and my  students on a more personal level.  I believe, with a strong partnership between home and school, we will be able to accomplish wonderful things together this year.  Again, I am thankful for all of you.

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Next week will be a 2 day week.  There will be NO homework and no library check out.  Please make sure to catch up on anything we discussed at conferences with your child: letters/sounds, sight words, comprehension questions, reading, counting, writing, etc over break.  Thank you for your continued support!

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Monday is Tumblebus Day!  Please dress your child just as you would for gym class:)  Thank you!

Turkey Learning: We have been learning a lot about Turkeys these past 2 weeks.  We completed a R.A.N, took the facts that we learned from the non fiction story we read and wrote them down on a “Can/Have/Are” chart, we labeled the parts of a turkey and finally completed our Thankful Turkey project.  We have a lot of Thankful Turkeys in Room 42<3

What we did during our week:

Language Arts: We had a fun week learning about letters J & Q.  We learned the letter name, words that start with each letter and the sound each letter makes.  Next week we will focus on letters and sounds learned thus far.

Writing:  We will begin to learn about sentence structure in the classroom.  The students will learn that every sentence starts with an uppercase letter,meatball spaces and a punctuation at the end of each sentence.  Please practice this strategy at home as well with your child. Thank you!

Math:  This week we completed Model 2, Lessons 1-5.  Next week we will complete lessons 6-7.

Science: For November, we will learn about types of weather.  

Social Studies:  For November, we will learn about Needs and Wants.

Scholastic Reading Club:

Class Code – RKYTJ

Order Due Date –  11/26/18

Support Your Child’s Reading Success!

Dear Families,

Did you know? Kids who read for just 20 minutes a day are more successful in school and life. Ordering from Scholastic Book Clubs is an easy way to find the best books that are just right for your child’s grade and interests.

Here’s how:

Choose books with your child from the paper flyers or online at: scholastic.com/bookclubs

To order online, use our class code: RKYTJ

Bonus: This month, you can pick a FREE Book (up to $5) when you place an online order of $25 or more!

As soon as your order is delivered to our classroom, I will send it home with your child.

Plus every order you place earns FREE Books for our class to share.

Thank you for your support and happy reading!

Other:

  • Reading bags have launched in Kindergarten!  Just to reiterate, these bags come home and come back to school every, single day.  Please keep the books inside the book bag. We use these bags during Daily 5  instruction. Please read these books at home with your child, and have them work on reading the books independently. We are working on one-to-one finger pointing. This mean that they should be pointing to each word as they read it. We are also working on reading words from left to right, using picture clues to help with “unknown” words, spotting sight words easily in text, stretching sounds out when coming to an unknown word and also retelling the story using the retell rope method!  Make sure to jot down your child’s reading in the reading log each night! Thank you:)
  • Please consider buying something from our Scholastic Book Club at: https://clubs.scholastic.com/  Activation code: RKYTJ.  The November orders are due by November 26th.  There are a lot of great books for your child at a very reasonable price and FREE shipping.  Books make for a great gift or even for a family story night:) Thank you to Ethan for purchasing something from our book club!
  • Please make sure you are reviewing your child’s classwork each night.  Monitoring your child’s classwork is a great indicator of how your child is doing in the class. If for some reason your child doesn’t finish his/her classwork in class, I will send it home for homework to be completed at home and returned the next day.  Thank you for your support!
  • Please make sure you provide your child with a NUT FREE snack.   We are a NUT FREE classroom.  Thank you for your cooperation!

Housekeeping items:

  • Monday is our library check out date.  I have a handful of students who do not bring in their books, which in turn leaves a very sad child without a new book for the week.  If the book is not returned, there will be a cost the parent will have to pay. Please keep the library book in a safe place at home, or you can leave it in your child’s backpack until the next check out.  Remember: Every monday is our library check out. Thank you!
  • The cold/winter season is upon us, which means cooler temperatures!  With cooler temperatures comes coats, boots, hats, scarves, gloves, etc.  It is important to teach your child how to properly put on a coat, zip up a coat, unzip the coat and take the coat off.  We have a handful of students who constantly need help putting on their coats etc, which means more time is taken away from recess because the teacher is zipping up 24 coats!  Also, please continue to practice tying shoes with your child. It is very hard to tie 2 pair of shoes X 24 students a day! That equals 48 shoes a day I would be tying, which would take up a lot of time during large and small group instruction.  We are encouraging students to become independent learners and with independence takes a lot of dedication and teaching your child at home. Thank you for your cooperation:)
  • If your child is bringing a home lunch, it is OK to pack a juice for the lunchroom!  Remember to pack a water bottle each day for the classroom:)
  • Please pack your child’s snack SEPARATELY from your child’s home lunch.  This will help your child become less confused about what is for lunch and what is for snack.  Thank you:)
  • Great news!  The PTA has a blog for all sorts of fun information going on in the school.  I may not have a lot of opportunities for all families to volunteer in the classroom, but the PTA is ALWAYS looking for extra hands to help in the school.  Please take a look at their blog and sign up for the fun events they may need help with:)  http://parents.dearbornschools.org/haigh/

Upcoming Events:

November 19th- NO Library check out.

November 21-23– NO SCHOOL.  Thanksgiving Break!

November 26th– School resumes

November 30th- PBIS Turkey Bowling!

Reading Buddies: We completed a thankful activity with our buddies this week.  It was a fun activity with a lot of excitement and conversation! 

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November 9

Newsletter Week 11 (Recap and NEW Info)!

We launched our November centers this week: Gobble the Room, Turkey Ten-Frames, matching letters to tepees sounds, Indian number hunt etc.  Enjoy the pictures:)  Gobble, Gobble!

 

Our 50th day of school was a blast!!!  Here is a picture of all of us in our hats!!!   I am so proud of my students and even more excited to see what happens in the next 50 days:):)

What we did during our week:

Language Arts: We had a fun week learning about letters I & R  We learned the letter name, words that start with each letter and the sound each letter makes.  Next week we will focus on letters J and Q:)

Writing:  We will begin to learn about sentence structure in the classroom.  The students will learn that every sentence starts with an uppercase letter,meatball spaces and a punctuation at the end of each sentence.  Please practice this strategy at home as well with your child. Thank you!

Math:  We completed  assessments in Module 1.   We are now cruising into Model 2, Lessons 1-5.

Science: For November, we will learn about types of weather. 

Social Studies:  For November, we will learn about Needs and Wants.

Scholastic Reading Club:

Class Code – RKYTJ    Order Due Date –  11/26/18

Support Your Child’s Reading Success!

Dear Families,

Did you know? Kids who read for just 20 minutes a day are more successful in school and life. Ordering from Scholastic Book Clubs is an easy way to find the best books that are just right for your child’s grade and interests.

Here’s how:

Choose books with your child from the paper flyers or online at: scholastic.com/bookclubs

To order online, use our class code: RKYTJ

Bonus: This month, you can pick a FREE Book (up to $5) when you place an online order of $25 or more!  As soon as your order is delivered to our classroom, I will send it home with your child.

Plus every order you place earns FREE Books for our class to share.  Thank you for your support and happy reading!

Other:

  • Reading bags have launched in Kindergarten!  Just to reiterate, these bags come home and come back to school every, single day.  Please keep the books inside the book bag. We use these bags during Daily 5  instruction. Please read these books at home with your child, and have them work on reading the books independently. We are working on one-to-one finger pointing. This mean that they should be pointing to each word as they read it. We are also working on reading words from left to right, using picture clues to help with “unknown” words, spotting sight words easily in text, stretching sounds out when coming to an unknown word and also retelling the story using the retell rope method!  Make sure to jot down your child’s reading in the reading log each night! Thank you:)
  • We have officially launched STAR student of the week in Kindergarten!  Each Monday, I will choose one child to be selected for star student. All week long we will talk about the star student, look at his/her poster and also write about that student in class.  At the end of the week, the star student will come home with a published book to keep and read with family! Star student is a great way to highlight all of the amazing kids we have here in Kindergarten!  It’s a feel good activity and makes the kids really excited about writing and learning new things about their friends! We love our star students in Kindergarten!
  • Please consider buying something from our Scholastic Book Club at: https://clubs.scholastic.com/  Activation code: RKYTJ.  The November orders are due by November 26th.  There are a lot of great books for your child at a very reasonable price and FREE shipping.  Books make for a great gift or even for a family story night:) Thank you to Ethan for purchasing something from our book club!
  • Please make sure you are reviewing your child’s classwork each night.  Monitoring your child’s classwork is a great indicator of how your child is doing in the class. If for some reason your child doesn’t finish his/her classwork in class, I will send it home for homework to be completed at home and returned the next day.  Thank you for your support!
  • Please make sure you are logging onto Reading Eggs/ RAZ Kids & Mathseeds frequently.   Please teach your child how to independently log onto these sites on their own. They will learn how to type their username/password in the classroom, so if you could help me out at home with using the same method, I would greatly appreciate it!  We are super lucky that our school has purchased these learning programs for our students at Haigh. I hope every family utilizes these sites often:)
  • Please make sure to sign up for the Remind App for up to date texts from the classroom:)  Here is how you sign up:  Remind App.  Here is the link and information needed to receive text messages straight from the classroom:) https://www.remind.com/join/mfillm

Housekeeping items:

  • Monday is our library check out date.  I have a handful of students who do not bring in their books, which in turn leaves a very sad child without a new book for the week.  If the book is not returned, there will be a cost the parent will have to pay. Please keep the library book in a safe place at home, or you can leave it in your child’s backpack until the next check out.  Remember: Every monday is our library check out. Thank you!
  • The cold/winter season is upon us, which means cooler temperatures!  With cooler temperatures comes coats, boots, hats, scarves, gloves, etc.  It is important to teach your child how to properly put on a coat, zip up a coat, unzip the coat and take the coat off.  We have a handful of students who constantly need help putting on their coats etc, which means more time is taken away from recess because the teacher is zipping up 24 coats!  Also, please continue to practice tying shoes with your child. It is very hard to tie 2 pair of shoes X 24 students a day! That equals 48 shoes a day I would be tying, which would take up a lot of time during large and small group instruction.  We are encouraging students to become independent learners and with independence takes a lot of dedication and teaching your child at home. Thank you for your cooperation:)
  • If your child is bringing a home lunch, it is OK to pack a juice for the lunchroom!  Remember to pack a water bottle each day for the classroom:)
  • Please pack your child’s snack SEPARATELY from your child’s home lunch.  This will help your child become less confused about what is for lunch and what is for snack.  Thank you:)
  • Great news!  The PTA has a blog for all sorts of fun information going on in the school.  I may not have a lot of opportunities for all families to volunteer in the classroom, but the PTA is ALWAYS looking for extra hands to help in the school.  Please take a look at their blog and sign up for the fun events they may need help with:)  http://parents.dearbornschools.org/haigh/

Upcoming Events:

November 12th– Start of Module 2 in Eureka Math: 2D & 3D shapes!

November 13th- Parent Teacher Conference…Remember your time.  Can’t wait to see you!

November 15th- Parent Teacher Conference…Remember your time.  Can’t wait to see you!

November 19th- NO Library check out, No Homework.  Please review all letters/sounds learned thus far and counting to 100!

November 21-23– NO SCHOOL.  Thanksgiving Break!

November 30th- PBIS Turkey Bowling!

Reading Buddies: We had a great time reading with our buddies today.  We focused on 3 ways to read a book: read the pictures, read the words and retell the story. 

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