October 18

Newsletter Week 8 (Recap and NEW Info)!

Pumpkin week next week.. Thank you to Adam, Rayon and Isaac’s families for donating to our pumpkin week!  We are going to have a lot of fun learning all about pumpkins:)

Image result for pumpkins

Halloween parade & costumes: Please refer back to the letter that was sent or the classroom blog.  Thank you:)

Image result for halloween parade

Congrats to Abbas for wining the Kindergarten poster contest for Habit #1: Begin with an End in Mind! The habits we learn each month will teach us to make better choices and learn to me more mindful at school and at home:) Way to go Abbas!

What we did during our week:

Language Arts: This week we learned how to write, recognize and know the sounds of letters F & U!  Next week, we will focus on letters G & T. 

In reading, we are learning important tools to help us become better readers! This student is using “Pointer Power” and pointing to all the words in the sentence. Your child should be using pointer power at home too:)

Writing:   This week we learned how to write letters F & U inside the lines:). Please make sure your child is practicing at home how to write inside the lines; especially on their homework!   Next week we will focus on letters G & T.

Math: This week we focused on Module 1: Lessons  21-27 . Next week we will complete Lessons 28-31.  Monday we will do lesson 28, Tuesday lesson 29 and so on.  Please make sure you are following along in the Eureka math homework book and completing the lessons at home with your child:)  

Science:  For October, we will focus on push and pull!

Social Studies:   For October, will will focus on rules and procedures.

GREAT NEWS!  We have a book club online at scholastic.com!  Each month there are awesome deals with latest and the most reasonably priced books online!  All you do is order at the link below, use the code and your books will be sent home to you within 5 days:)  It’s a great way to build your child’s library at home and books also make great gifts as well:) All the information is below!   Happy reading!
Scholastic Reading Club

Class Code – RKYTJ     Order Due Date – 10/25/19

Dear Families,

 This is a friendly reminder that your Book Clubs orders are due by 10/25/19. You can place your orders online at scholastic.com/bookclubs using my class activation code: RKYTJ

 Happy Reading, Mrs. Fillmore

https://editions.mydigitalpublication.com/publication/?i=611465

Other: 

  •  Homework packets will come home on Monday!  Please read over the direction page and complete a half sheet each day.  The packet is due back to school every Friday! If there is no school on Friday, the homework will be due on Thursday.  Remember, reading with your child 15 minutes a night is also a part of our homework! You may use the reading websites (I sent home earlier this week), to complete the reading portion of homework as well:) In November, we will start having a monthly reading log sent home!
  • Make sure to go on the learning websites that Haigh has purchased for all of our students! These websites are great extension activities in Math and Reading that are full of fun and learning! Make sure to visit: Raz-Kids, Reading Eggs, Math Seeds and Zearn during the week and weekends!
  •  Please consider buying something from our Scholastic Book Club at: https://clubs.scholastic.com/  Activation code: RKYTJ. The October date to order books will be by the 25th.   You will have the chance to buy something from our book order each month:)

Housekeeping items:

  • Please make sure to pack a healthy snack each day!  No chips, juice, cookies are to be brought into the classroom.  We are trying to promote healthy eating choices in the classroom!  Even the teachers are eating healthy snacks with the students as well:)
  • Make sure you provide your child with a NUT FREE snack.   We are a NUT FREE classroom. Thank you for your cooperation!  
  • Talk about what your child is doing for lunch each day.  We are still having some trouble with students not understanding the DIFFERENCE between snack and lunch!  I appreciate you taking the time and talking with your child:)
  • Please make sure to go through your child’s folder each night, look at  your child’s work (see how they did), look at behavior, read any notes and sign in each day.  Looking at your child’s work and behavior will give you an idea of how your child is doing in class.  If your child is unable to complete any work in class, it will be sent home for homework and expected to be brought back the next day completed.  Thank you for your cooperation!  
  • Be on the lookout for volunteer opportunities at Haigh via signupgenius.com.  I’ll post a link to the blog for different opportunities to donate items to the classroom or to come and help out!  We will have a couple times to volunteer in October…we love our volunteers!  
  • Every Monday is library check out!  Please make sure your child is returning his/her book so they can check out a new book for the week.  If you misplace this book or lose it, there will be a cost for the missing book!  
  • Every Friday will be Kindergarten t-shirt day! We love being in the same shirts and showing our Kinder pride at Haigh!  If your child forgets to wear their shirt, it’s ok, this is optional for everyone:)
  • November parent teacher conferences are right around the corner! I will be sending reminders, about your special day and time, in a couple of weeks. Be on the lookout:)

Upcoming Events:

October 21st- Star Student worksheet coming home!

October 21st- Pumpkin Week starts!

October 25th- Star student worksheet due!

October 25th- Halloween Dance (6 pm in gymnasium)  

October 25th- Last day to turn in box tops! 

October 31st- Fall classroom party and parade day!  More information is on the blog and a letter was sent home:)

Reading buddies: This week we read with our book buddies. We enjoyed listening to the stories our book buddies picked out for us:)

Category: Blogs | LEAVE A COMMENT
October 16

Halloween Information!

Dear Families,

Our Halloween celebration will be on Thursday, October 31st!  This letter will explain the expectations for the day.  Costumes: This year we are asking that your child comes to school already dressed in their costume. It takes too long for one teacher to dress every child in the class and causes many disruptions when parents are bringing the costumes in late. Costumes should be school and age appropriate. This means that your child should be able to get themselves in and out of their costumes by themselves in order to use the bathroom! We do not want any of the children to have a bathroom accident because they cannot undo their costume! Please keep this in mind when selecting a costume to wear to school and practice with your child how to take on/off their costume.  Mr. Short has asked that all accessories to costumes be left at home. These items include, but are not limited to, masks, wands, swords, guns, etc. Costume Parade: All families are welcome to come to the parade at 2:50 p.m. Each grade will be called out and will have the opportunity to walk around the building 2 times and show off their costumes to the rest of the school! You do not want to miss out on seeing all of the kiddos in their costumes! Don’t forget your camera!  Candy: If you would like your child to pass out some candy in the classroom, please have your child bring in one bag to pass out to his/her friends.  Please make sure the candy is gelatin FREE and peanut FREE. Thank you!

Image result for halloween parade

Thank you, Kindergarten & Young 5’s Team   

Category: Blogs | LEAVE A COMMENT
October 15

Pumpkin Week Donations!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050A45A8AF2EA5F85-pumpkin

Hello Families! Next week we have a fun, filled pumpkin week planned for your child! Your child will learn about the parts of a pumpkin, the pumpkin life cycle, do fun pumpkin crafts and explore a real pumpkin in the classroom! Above is the link to donate items for our pumpkin week, if you are interested! We greatly appreciate any donation that will help make this week successful. Thank you!

Image result for pumpkin
Category: Blogs | LEAVE A COMMENT
October 11

Newsletter Week 7 (Recap and NEW Info)!

Our fall classroom party will be on Halloween!  I am looking for donations and volunteers. Please sign up at this link if you would like to help out:)  Thank you! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050a45a8af2ea5f85-fall

Image result for pumpkins

What we did during our week:

Language Arts: This week we learned how to write, recognize and know the sounds of letters E & V!  Next week, we will focus on letters F & U.

Writing:   This week we learned how to write letters E & V inside the lines:). Please make sure your child is practicing at home how to write inside the lines; especially on their homework!   Next week we will focus on letters F & U.

Math: This week we focused on Module 1: Lessons  17-20. Next week we will complete Lessons 21-27.  Monday we will do lesson 21, Tuesday lesson 22 and so on.  Please make sure you are following along in the Eureka math homework book and completing the lessons at home with your child:)  You may have to double up on some lessons this week, in order to stay on pace.  Thank you!

Science:  For October, we will focus on push and pull!

Social Studies:   For October, will will focus on rules and procedures.

Image result for scholastic book club

GREAT NEWS!  We have a book club online at scholastic.com!  Each month there are awesome deals with latest and the most reasonably priced books online!  All you do is order at the link below, use the code and your books will be sent home to you within 5 days:)  It’s a great way to build your child’s library at home and books also make great gifts as well:) All the information is below!   Happy reading!
Scholastic Reading Club

Class Code – RKYTJ     Order Due Date – 10/25/19

Dear Families,

 This is a friendly reminder that your Book Clubs orders are due by 10/25/19. You can place your orders online at scholastic.com/bookclubs using my class activation code: RKYTJ Happy Reading, Mrs. Fillmore

https://editions.mydigitalpublication.com/publication/?i=611465

Other: 

  •  Homework packets will come home on Monday!  Please read over the direction page and complete a half sheet each day.  The packet is due back to school every Friday! If there is no school on Friday, the homework will be due on Thursday.  Remember, reading with your child 15 minutes a night is also a part of our homework! You may use the reading websites (I sent home earlier this week), to complete the reading portion of homework as well:) In November, we will start having a monthly reading log sent home!
  • Make sure to go on the learning websites that Haigh has purchased for all of our students! These websites are great extension activities in Math and Reading that are full of fun and learning! Make sure to visit: Raz-Kids, Reading Eggs, Math Seeds and Zearn during the week and weekends!
  •  Please consider buying something from our Scholastic Book Club at: https://clubs.scholastic.com/  Activation code: RKYTJ. The October date to order books will be by the 25th.   You will have the chance to buy something from our book order each month:)

Housekeeping items:

  • Please make sure to pack a healthy snack each day!  No chips, juice, cookies are to be brought into the classroom.  We are trying to promote healthy eating choices in the classroom!  Even the teachers are eating healthy snacks with the students as well:)
  • Make sure you provide your child with a NUT FREE snack.   We are a NUT FREE classroom. Thank you for your cooperation!  
  • Please make sure to go through your child’s folder each night, look at  your child’s work (see how they did), look at behavior, read any notes and sign in each day.  Looking at your child’s work and behavior will give you an idea of how your child is doing in class.  If your child is unable to complete any work in class, it will be sent home for homework and expected to be brought back the next day completed.  Thank you for your cooperation!  
  • Be on the lookout for volunteer opportunities at Haigh via signupgenius.com.  I’ll post a link to the blog for different opportunities to donate items to the classroom or to come and help out!  We will have a couple times to volunteer in October…we love our volunteers!  
  • Every Monday is library check out!  Please make sure your child is returning his/her book so they can check out a new book for the week.  If you misplace this book or lose it, there will be a cost for the missing book!  
  • Every Friday will be Kindergarten t-shirt day! We love being in the same shirts and showing our Kinder pride at Haigh!
  • November parent teacher conferences are right around the corner! I will be sending reminders, about your special day and time, in a couple of weeks. Be on the lookout:)

Upcoming Events:

October 15th- Bingo for books!

October 15th- Otis Spunkmeyer fundraiser ends!

October 16th- Late start. Students arrive an hour later at 9:35 a.m.

October 18th- Haigh School Store

October 21st– Star Student worksheet coming home:)

October 21st– Pumpkin week starts!  A sign up genius will come out soon to help make this week special:)

October 25th- Star student worksheet due!

October 25th- Halloween Dance (6 pm in gymnasium)  

October 25th- Last day to turn in box tops! 

October 31st- Fall classroom party and parade day!  More information will be sent home…be on the lookout:)

Picture time: Apple week was SO much fun!  We completed our first R.A.N. (Reading and Analyzing Non-Fiction) chart, learned the apple life cycle, learned the different parts of an apple, tasted apples and then graphed our favorite tasting apple (the GREEN apple won:)), made apple necklaces and then apple painted!  It’s safe to say that we are APPLE EXPERTS! Make sure to ask your apple expert all the information they learned this week at school:) Enjoy our pictures from the week (I also have a picture of us in our yellow t-shirts:))! https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/folders/1–GuXS3OGDI2_aHmGVRmV3gRjR8MkI6z

Book Buddies: This week we met our 4th grade reading buddies from Ms. Cronin’s class.  The 4th graders were paired up with a Kindergarten student and then they both filled out a survey to learn cool facts about each other:)  We are going to love reading with our 4th grade buddies!  

Category: Blogs | LEAVE A COMMENT
October 7

Apple homework today!

Hello Families,
Today, your child is coming home with blank apples in a ziplock bag.  Please assist your child in writing each letter of their name on each apple.  For example, if your child’s name is John, your child is coming home with 4 apples and will write an Uppercase J on one apple, lowercase letters to follow.  I placed the correct amount of apples in your child’s bag, according to their first name.  I did place a ‘mistake’ apple, just in case a mistake is made at home:). After your child has completed writing the letters in their name, please cut out each apple and place the apples back in the bag and return to school the next day (Tuesday)!  In the classroom, we are working on cutting and writing our names with an uppercase letter and all lowercase letters that follow:) These apples will be placed on their lockers, once the project is complete! Thank you:)
Mrs. Fillmore

Category: Blogs | LEAVE A COMMENT
October 4

Newsletter Week 6 (Recap and NEW Info)!

Thank you to Adam, Abbas, Maryella and John for donating items for our apple week!  We greatly appreciate it! Make sure to bring in the donations on Monday! We are going to have some fun learning all about apples:)

Image result for apples

Kindergarten T-shirt update: We should have our yellow t-shirts in by next week.  Sorry for the delay, but the company has to make over 100 t- shirts (4 classrooms), so it’s taking a little bit of time.  But no worries, they will be here soon!

What we did during our week:

Language Arts: This week we learned how to write, recognize and know the sounds of letters D & W!  Next week, we will focus on letters E & V. 

Writing:   This week we learned how to write letters D & W inside the lines:). Please make sure your child is practicing at home how to write inside the lines; especially on their homework!   Next week we will focus on letters E & V.

Math: This week we focused on Module 1: Lessons 14-16. Next week we will complete Lessons 17-19.  Monday we will do lesson 17, Tuesday lesson 18 and so on. Please make sure you are following along in the Eureka math homework book and completing the lessons at home with your child:)  

Science:  For October, we will focus on push and pull!

Social Studies:   For October, will will focus on rules and procedures.

GREAT NEWS!  We have a book club online at scholastic.com!  Each month there are awesome deals with latest and the most reasonably priced books online!  All you do is order at the link below, use the code and your books will be sent home to you within 5 days:)  It’s a great way to build your child’s library at home and books also make great gifts as well:) All the information is below!   Happy reading!
Scholastic Reading ClubClass Code – RKYTJ     Order Due Date – 10/25/19

Dear Families, This is a friendly reminder that your Book Clubs orders are due by 10/25/19. You can place your orders online at scholastic.com/bookclubs using my class activation code: RKYTJ

 Happy Reading, Mrs. Fillmore

https://editions.mydigitalpublication.com/publication/?i=611465

Other: 

  •  Homework packets will come home on Monday!  Please read over the direction page and complete a half sheet each day.  The packet is due back to school every Friday! If there is no school on Friday, the homework will be due on Thursday.  Remember, reading with your child 15 minutes a night is also a part of our homework! You may use the reading websites (I sent home earlier this week), to complete the reading portion of homework as well:) In November, we will start having a monthly reading log sent home!
  • Make sure to go on the learning websites that Haigh has purchased for all of our students! These websites are great extension activities in Math and Reading that are full of fun and learning! Make sure to visit: Raz-Kids, Reading Eggs, Math Seeds and Zearn during the week and weekends!
  •  Please consider buying something from our Scholastic Book Club at: https://clubs.scholastic.com/  Activation code: RKYTJ. The October date to order books will be by the 25th.   You will have the chance to buy something from our book order each month:)

Housekeeping items:

  • Please make sure to pack a healthy snack each day!  No chips, juice, cookies are to be brought into the classroom.  We are trying to promote healthy eating choices in the classroom!  Even the teachers are eating healthy snacks with the students as well:)
  • Make sure you provide your child with a NUT FREE snack.   We are a NUT FREE classroom. Thank you for your cooperation!  
  • The students seem to know what they are doing for lunch each day! This is wonderful in so many ways! Thank you to my families for working with your child:)
  • Please make sure to go through your child’s folder each night, look at  your child’s work (see how they did), look at behavior, read any notes and sign in each day.  Looking at your child’s work and behavior will give you an idea of how your child is doing in class.  If your child is unable to complete any work in class, it will be sent home for homework and expected to be brought back the next day completed.  Thank you for your cooperation!  
  • Be on the lookout for volunteer opportunities at Haigh via signupgenius.com.  I’ll post a link to the blog for different opportunities to donate items to the classroom or to come and help out!  We will have a couple times to volunteer in October…we love our volunteers!  
  • Every Monday is library check out!  Please make sure your child is returning his/her book so they can check out a new book for the week.  If you misplace this book or lose it, there will be a cost for the missing book!  

Upcoming Events:
October 11th– ½ day of school!  Students are dismissed at 11:40 a.m.

October 16th- Late start. Students arrive an hour later at 9:35 a.m.October

October 31st- Parade day!  More information will be sent home…be on the lookout:)

This week we launched our October math review stations! The students loved learning numbers in a fun, scary way;) Also, I linked a video of our morning greeter who’s job is to greet his/her friends before they walk into the classroom! Morning greeter is a great way for our friends to say “hello, so happy you are here” first thing in the morning:) Enjoy! https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/folders/1mDHvqaFj2alt8y4xvzWefel7eMiC-q0e

Category: Blogs | LEAVE A COMMENT
September 26

Newsletter Week 5 (Recap and New Information)!

Homework: Heads up…When there is no school on Friday, the homework packet will be due on Thursday instead of Friday:) I will always write the reminder on the communication log as well. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter!

*Haigh spirit wear order form and money are due on Monday, September 30th! 

*Reminder: No  school tomorrow Friday, September 27th!  Have a great weekend!

Image result for no school

What we did during our week:

Language Arts: This week we learned how to write, recognize and know the sounds of letters C & X!  Next week, we will focus on letters D & W. 

Writing:   This week we learned how to write letters C & X inside the lines:). Please practice writing inside the lines at home with your child; especially on the homework:) Next week we will focus on letters D & W.

Math: This week we focused on Module 1: Lessons 10-13. Next week we will complete Lessons 14-16.  Monday we will do lesson 14, Tuesday lesson 15 and so on. Please make sure you are following along in the Eureka math homework book and completing the lessons at home with your child:)  Next week, your child will have a mid-module test to see what they have learned so far! 

Science:  For September, we will focus on the 5 senses.

Social Studies:   For September, will will focus on rules and procedures.

GREAT NEWS!  We have a book club online at scholastic.com!  Each month there are awesome deals with latest and the most reasonably priced books online!  All you do is order at the link below, use the code and your books will be sent home to you within 5 days:)  It’s a great way to build your child’s library at home and books also make great gifts as well:) All the information is below!   Happy reading!
Scholastic Reading Club

Class Code – RKYTJ     Order Due Date – 09/27/19

Dear Families,  This is a friendly reminder that your Book Clubs orders are due by 09/27/19. You can place your orders online at scholastic.com/bookclubs using my class activation code: RKYTJ

 Happy Reading, Mrs. Fillmore

Other: 

  •  Homework packets will come home on Monday!  Please read over the direction page and complete a half sheet each day.  The packet is due back to school every Friday! If there is no school on Friday, the homework will be due on Thursday. Remember, reading with your child 15 minutes a night is also a part of our homework! You may use the reading websites (I sent home earlier this week), to complete the reading portion of homework as well:) In November, we will start having a monthly reading log sent home!
  • Make sure to go on the learning websites that Haigh has purchased for all of our students! These websites are great extension activities in Math and Reading that are full of fun and learning! Make sure to visit: Raz-Kids, Reading Eggs, Math Seeds and Zearn during the week and weekends!
  •  Please consider buying something from our Scholastic Book Club at: https://clubs.scholastic.com/  Activation code: RKYTJ. The September date to order books will be by September 27th.  I’ll post October dates to purchase once we get to October!  Thank you to Maryella and Adrian for buying some books from our book club:)  Books are cool!

Housekeeping items:

  • Please make sure to pack a healthy snack each day!  No chips, juice, cookies are to be brought into the classroom.  We are trying to promote healthy eating choices in the classroom!  Even the teachers are eating healthy snacks with the students as well:)
  • Please make sure you provide your child with a NUT FREE snack.   We are a NUT FREE classroom. Thank you for your cooperation!  
  • Please talk about what your child is doing for lunch each day.  We are still having some trouble with students not understanding the DIFFERENCE between snack and lunch!  I appreciate you taking the time and talking with your child:)
  • Please make sure to go through your child’s folder each night, look at  your child’s work (see how they did), look at behavior, read any notes and sign in each day.  Looking at your child’s work and behavior will give you an idea of how your child is doing in class.  If your child is unable to complete any work in class, it will be sent home for homework and expected to be brought back the next day completed.  Thank you for your cooperation!  
  • Please be on the look out to sign up for volunteer opportunities at Haigh via signupgenius.com. I’ll post a link to the blog for different opportunities to come and help out! We will have a couple times to volunteer in October…we love our volunteers!
  • Every Monday is library check out! Please make sure your child is turning in their library book each week, so they can receive a new book to read at home:)

Upcoming Events:

October 4th- Picture day!

October 11th– ½ day of school!  Students are dismissed at 11:40 a.m.

October 16th- Late start. Students arrive an hour later at 9:35 a.m.

Today we had our first PBIS yard game celebration for our students who didn’t flip their card for the month of September! We love to recognize our students who work hard everyday and make good choices! The students had a blast! Enjoy the pictures:)


Category: Blogs | LEAVE A COMMENT
September 24

Late start & Count day tomorrow!

Hello families,

Just a gentle reminder that tomorrow is late start. Students will arrive an hour later at 9:35 a.m.

Image result for late start

Also, tomorrow is count day! Count day is a very big day for us in Dearborn by making sure all of our students are accounted for on this important day! Please make sure to send your child to school tomorrow. Thank you:)

Category: Blogs | LEAVE A COMMENT