May 17

Newsletter Week 35 (Recap and NEW Info)!

Clean up parade photos:  I am attaching some photos of our class in the parade that took place on Monday!  The kids had so much!

End of Year results:  The students are doing so wonderful in their end of the year testing!  You all are doing a great job at preparing their child for these important tests!  I still have many more students to test, but once I have all final results, I will make sure to send home your child’s scores!  I can’t wait to see their end of the year growth…It’s going to be GOOD!

Reminder: There will be NO SCHOOL next Friday, May 24th-27th.  I hope everyone enjoys their Memorial Day weekend:)

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What we did during our week:

Language Arts: We will review for our NWEA test!

Writing:   In May, we will focus on informational and narrative writing.

Math: We will review for our NWEA test!

Science:  For May, we will focus on the relationships between animals and their habitats.  

Social Studies:   For May, we will focus on democracy; identifying our country’s flag.  

Scholastic Reading Club:

Class Code – RKYTJ     Order Due Date – 05/31/19

Dear Families,

This is a friendly reminder that your Book Clubs orders are due by 05/31/19. You can place your orders online at scholastic.com/bookclubs using my class activation code: RKYTJ

Happy Reading, Mrs. Fillmore

Other:

    • This week was the last week of homework.  Please continue to read the books in your child’s reading bag and you hit the 20 minute reading goal each night with your child:)  Continue to work on the sight words as well! Reading bags will be collected at the end of May:)
    • Since we will not be doing homework packets anymore, you and your child are encouraged to visit the MAP links in reading and math during the weeks of May 13th-May 31st to better prepare your child for the test.  Please make sure your child is getting the appropriate amount of sleep and is eating a healthy breakfast during the month of May!
    • Every Friday we will wear our YELLOW Kindergarten t-shirts to show our Kinder pride at Haigh:)
    • Please consider buying something from our Scholastic Book Club at: https://clubs.scholastic.com/  Activation code: RKYTJ. The May date to order books will be May 31st.
    • 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:

  • Please review NWEA links throughout the month of May with your child! 
  • Please look over “upcoming events” on the blog!
  • Warmer weather is soon approaching, which means our classroom will become very warm as well!  Please make sure you dress your child appropriately for the hot, sunny days!  Please do not send your child to school with open toed shoes!  Thank you!
  • Continue to read the books in your child’s reading bag each day!  Reading bags will be collected at the end of May!

Upcoming Events:

.May 24th- May 27th– NO SCHOOL!

May 28th- School resumes

May 28th-May 31st- Spirit Week!  28th- summer hat/glasses day, 29th-backwards day, 30th- pj day, 31st- spirit day

May 31st- PBIS- board games and puzzles!

June 3rd-5th- NO SCHOOL!

June 6th- School resumes

June 10th- Field day (more information to follow)

June 13th- Kindergarten Celebration (please read over the note that was sent home this week:))!

June 14th- 1/2 Day- LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!

 

 

 

 

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May 10

Newsletter Week 34 (Recap and NEW Info)!

Happy Mother’s Day to all the wonderful moms in Room 42!   Please make sure to look through your child’s backpack today. They have a special gift for you that they have worked so hard on all week❤️.

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Reminder: Please make sure your child wears his/her YELLOW Kindergarten shirt on Monday, May 13th for our clean up parade!  Thank you:)

What we did during our week:

Language Arts: We will not have a spelling test next week.  At home, you will assess your child in sight word recognition and will study the highlighted words your child missed for the remainder of the week.  More information will be on the homework packet:)

Writing:   In May, we will focus on informational and narrative writing.

Math: This week we completed the last lessons in Module 6: lessons 1-5.   Next week we will complete Module 6: Lessons 6-8.  Please make sure you are completing the homework lessons with your child each night.  This is our last module for the year!  The rest of the year, please review all concepts learned thus far. 

Science:  For May, we will focus on the relationships between animals and their habitats.  

Social Studies:   For May, we will focus on democracy; identifying our country’s flag.  

**LAST chance to order!!! Scholastic Reading Club:

Class Code – RKYTJ     Order Due Date – 05/31/19

Dear Families,

This is a friendly reminder that your Book Clubs orders are due by 05/31/19. You can place your orders online at scholastic.com/bookclubs using my class activation code: RKYTJ

Happy Reading, Mrs. Fillmore

Other:

    • Our last sight word test and homework packet will be on Friday, May 17th.  We still ask that you read the books in your child’s reading bag and you hit the 20 minute reading goal each night with your child:)  Continue to work on the sight words as well! Reading bags will be collected at the end of May:)
    • Since we will not be doing homework packets anymore, you and your child are encouraged to visit the MAP links in reading and math during the weeks of May 13th-May 31st to better prepare your child for the test.  Please make sure your child is getting the appropriate amount of sleep and is eating a healthy breakfast during the month of May!
    • Every Friday we will wear our YELLOW Kindergarten t-shirts to show our Kinder pride at Haigh:)
    • Please consider buying something from our Scholastic Book Club at: https://clubs.scholastic.com/  Activation code: RKYTJ. The May date to order books will be May 31st.
    • 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:

      • Please review NWEA links throughout the month of May with your child! 
      • Please look over “upcoming events” on the blog!
      • Warmer weather is soon approaching, which means our classroom will become very warm as well!  Please make sure you dress your child appropriately for the hot, sunny days!  Please do not send your child to school with open toed shoes!  Thank you!
      • Continue to read the books in your child’s reading bag each day!  Reading bags will be collected at the end of May!

Upcoming Events:

May 13th- NWEA testing begins!  Please use the sites I placed on the blog for review in Math and Reading!

May 13th- Clean up Parade!  Please make sure your child wears their YELLOW Kindergarten shirt!

May 15th- Late start!  Students arrive an hour later at 9:35 a.m.

May 24th- May 27th– NO SCHOOL!  

May 28th- School resumes

May 28th-May 31st- Spirit Week!  28th- summer hat/glasses day, 29th-backwards day, 30th- pj day, 31st- spirit day

May 31st- PBIS- board games and puzzles!

June 3rd-5th- NO SCHOOL!

June 6th- School resumes

June 10th- Field day (more information to follow)

June 13th- Kindergarten Celebration (more information to follow)!

June 14th- 1/2 Day- LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!  Students dismiss at 11:40am.  Have a nice summer:)

 

Reading Buddies: We read with our buddies today:)

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May 3

NWEA (MAP) Reading and Math Links!

Please visit the links below to better prepare your child for the NWEA test they will have to take in May.  Please note, the Kindergarten year end expectation for NWEA RIT score is 160 in both math and reading.   Please focus on the math and reading boxes (in each link) that have a RIT range from 140-160.  Happy preparing:)

Math NWEA Linkhttps://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByZ94vCge-60dHlHZllhQkwtbUFkanlhZ0F1QW4yOVczbkw0/view?ts=5c18f9ac

Reading NWEA Linkhttps://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByZ94vCge-60dTZ0WEE5ejVSOFZuVWR3YWVDb1ViX0lBSXk4/view?ts=5c18f996

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May 3

Newsletter Week 33 (Recap and NEW Info)!

**Scholastic Book Club: This month is the last time to order from our online book club!  Books make great gifts and also come in handy during the summer months! By ordering books or having your child read books throughout the summer, will help prevent your child from having summer learning loss!  Get your child a head of their class by reading this summer!  All the information is provided below:)  Happy Reading!

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Warmer weather is soon approaching!  Please dress your child appropriately for these hot days, because we do go outside and it gets very warm in the classroom as well.  Since we do go outside twice a day, we ask that you do not send your child to school with open toed shoes.  The children play on wood chips, so we do not want your child getting splinters, cuts or a wood chip stuck in their skin.  Having closed toed shoes will help prevent an accident and keep your child safe on the playground:)  Make sure to send your child to school with ICE cold water everyday to give your child some relief from the hot temperatures.

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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:)  Next week spelling test List #19: king, sing, wing, ring, ding, sting, thing, bring, swing   Bonus words to study at home:  spring, cling.   Make sure to practice the bonus word (10th word) at home for homework.  Our 19th spelling test will be on Friday, May 10th.

Writing:   In May, we will focus on informational and narrative writing.

Math: This week we completed the last lessons in Module 5: lessons 16-23.   Next week we will complete Module 6: Lessons 1-5. . Please make sure you are completing the homework lessons with your child each night. This is our last math module!  

Science:  For May, we will focus on the relationships between animals and their habitats.  

Social Studies:   For May, we will focus on democracy; identifying our country’s flag.  

**Scholastic Reading Club: LAST TIME to order books for the year!!!

Class Code – RKYTJ     Order Due Date – 05/31/19

Dear Families,

This is a friendly reminder that your Book Clubs orders are due by 05/31/19. You can place your orders online at scholastic.com/bookclubs using my class activation code: RKYTJ

Happy Reading,  Mrs. Fillmore

Other:

  • Our last spelling/sight word test and homework packet will be on Friday, May 17th.  I ask that you continue to read the books in your child’s reading bag and you hit the 20 minute reading goal each night with your child:)  Continue to work on the sight word list as well!  Reading bags will be collected at the end of May:) 
  • Since we will not be doing homework packets after May 17th,  you and your child are encouraged to visit the MAP links in reading and math during the weeks of May 6th-May 31st to better prepare your child for the test.  Please make sure your child is getting the appropriate amount of sleep and is eating a healthy breakfast during our busy testing month in May:)  
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  • Every Friday we will wear our YELLOW Kindergarten t-shirts to show our Kinder pride at Haigh:)
  • I am excited to report that out of 24 students who took the test, 19 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;)  
  • LAST time to order!!  Please consider buying something from our Scholastic Book Club at: https://clubs.scholastic.com/  Activation code: RKYTJ. The May date to order books will be May 31st.
  • 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:

  • Please review NWEA links throughout the month of May with your child! 
  • Please look over “upcoming events” on the blog!
  • Warmer weather is soon approaching, which means our classroom will become very warm as well!  Please make sure you dress your child appropriately for the hot, sunny days!  Please do not send your child to school with open toed shoes!  Thank you!
  • Continue to read the books in your child’s reading bag each day!  Reading bags will be collected at the end of May!

Upcoming Events:

May 13th- NWEA testing begins!

May 13th- Clean up Parade!  Please make sure your child wears their YELLOW Kindergarten shirt:

May 13th- MAP Review starts in reading and math!  Please use links located on the blog to better prepare your child for their last round of testing:)  Links will be available in May.

May 15th- Late start!  Students arrive an hour later at 9:35 a.m.

May 24th- May 27th– NO SCHOOL!

May 28th- School resumes

May 28th-May 31st- Spirit Week!  28th- summer hat/glasses day, 29th-backwards day, 30th- pj day, 31st- spirit day

May 31st- PBIS- board games and puzzles!

June 3rd-5th- NO SCHOOL!

June 6th- School resumes

June 10th- Field day (more information to follow)!

June 13th- Kindergarten Celebration (more information to follow)!

June 14th- 1/2 Day- LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!  Have a nice summer:)

 

Reading Buddies: We read books with our buddies today:)  

 

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April 26

Newsletter Week 32 (Recap and NEW Info)!

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:)  Next week spelling test List #18: jump, down, her, eat, tag, wag, bag, rag, flag  Bonus words to study at home:  swag, brag.  Make sure to practice the bonus word (10th word) at home for homework.  Our 18th spelling test will be on Friday, May 3rd.

Writing:   In April, we will switch back to Informational writing using the words “can/have/are,”  In May, we will focus on informational and narrative writing.

Math: This week we completed Module 5: lessons 11-15.   Next week we will complete lessons 16-23. Please make sure you are completing the homework lessons with your child each night. On May 6th, we will start Module 6: Lessons 1-5.

Science:  For April and May, we will focus on the relationships between animals and their habitats.  

Social Studies:   For  April and May, we will focus on democracy; identifying our country’s flag.  

Scholastic Reading Club:

Class Code – RKYTJ     Order Due Date – 04/29/19

Dear Families,

This is a friendly reminder that your Book Clubs orders are due by 04/29/19. You can place your orders online at scholastic.com/bookclubs using my class activation code: RKYTJ

Happy Reading, Mrs. Fillmore

Other:

  • Every Friday we will wear our YELLOW Kindergarten t-shirts to show our Kinder pride at Haigh:)
  • I am excited to report that out of 23 students who took the test, 17 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;)  
  • Please consider buying something from our Scholastic Book Club at: https://clubs.scholastic.com/  Activation code: RKYTJ. The April date to order books will be April 29th.
  • 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:

  • 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:

May 13th- NWEA testing begins!  Links will be provided in May to better prepare your child for these important tests!

May 13th- Clean up Parade!  Please make sure your child wears their YELLOW Kindergarten shirt:)

May 15th- Late start!  Students arrive an hour later at 9:35a.m.

May 24th- May 27th- NO SCHOOL!

May 28th- School resumes

May 31st- PBIS- board games and puzzles!

June 3rd-5th- NO SCHOOL!

June 6th- School resumes

June 10th- Field day (more information to follow)

June 13th- Kindergarten Celebration (more information to follow)!

June 14th- 1/2 Day Students dismiss at 11:40 a.m.- LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!

 

 

 

 

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April 22

Reminders for the week…

Don’t forget! 🙂

Tuesday is family Gizmos night from 5-6:30.  Come enjoy a night out at Haigh while learning new games to play at home with your child:)

Wednesday is late start day.  Students arrive an hour later at 9:35 a.m.

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April 22

Picnic for the Planet~PBIS Celebration

Today was a beautiful day to enjoy what mother nature has to offer; lovely spring weather:)  The students had a great time learning about Earth Day and different ways we can help our Earth become a cleaner, safer place to live<3  Here are a couple pictures of our picnic.  Enjoy!

 

 

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April 18

Newsletter Week 31 (Recap and NEW Info)!

Spelling Test: We only had 10 students receive a 100% on our spelling test this week and it was due to the cold word “shrub.”  I highly encourage all parents to spend at least 10 minutes a night with your child practicing their spelling words and also the 2 cold/bonus words as well.  The cold/bonus word helps me better understand if the child understands the word family/rhyme/ pattern and their beginning sounds.  Please use homework time to practice all 10 words each night and the 2 cold/bonus words as well.  Thank you for your understanding and partnership!  Have a nice 3 day weekend everyone:)

Information: Picnic for the planet 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.  Please make sure your child wears their YELLOW Kindergarten shirt as well:)

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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:)  Next week spelling test List #17: they, come, his, good, jam, yam, ram, clam, slam  Bonus words to study at home: swam, Pam.   Make sure to practice the bonus word (10th word) at home for homework.  Our 17th spelling test will be on Friday, April 26th.

Writing:   In April, we will switch back to Informational writing using the words “can/have/are,”

Math: This week we completed Module 5: lessons 7-10.   Next week we will complete lessons 11-15. Please make sure you are completing the homework lessons with your child each night.

Science:  For the month April, we will focus on the relationships between animals and their habitats.  

Social Studies:   For the month of April, we will focus on democracy; identifying our country’s flag.  

Scholastic Reading Club:

Class Code – RKYTJ     Order Due Date – 04/29/19

Dear Families,

This is a friendly reminder that your Book Clubs orders are due by 04/29/19. You can place your orders online at scholastic.com/bookclubs using my class activation code: RKYTJ

Happy Reading, Mrs. Fillmore

Other:

  • Every Friday we will wear our YELLOW Kindergarten t-shirts to show our Kinder pride at Haigh:)
  • I am excited to report that out of 22 students who took the test, 10 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;)
  • Please consider buying something from our Scholastic Book Club at: https://clubs.scholastic.com/  Activation code: RKYTJ. The April date to order books will be April 29th.
  • 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:

  • 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:

April 22nd- PBIS: Picnic for the planet (please read above for more information)!

April 23rd- Gizmos Learning Night!  5:00-6:30 pm!

April 24th- LATE START…students arrive an hour later at 9:35a.m.

April 26th- Haigh School Store (during lunch hours)

May 13th- NWEA testing begins!

May 15th- Late start!  Students arrive an hour later at 9:35a.m.

May 24th- May 27th- NO SCHOOL!

May 28th- School resumes

Reading Buddies: We did not meet with our buddies due to no school on Friday.

 

 

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April 16

PBIS~ Picnic for the planet information!

April PBIS Celebration!

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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