February 14

Newsletter Week 23 (Recap and NEW Info)!

**Your child made a special Valentine card. It will be in their folder when they come home today<3 Happy Valentine’s Day to my students and families:)

Reminder: NO SCHOOL Monday, February 17th-23rd.  School resumes Monday, February 24th. Happy Mid-Winter break to all:)

Pictures from our Valentine’s Day in the classroom:  https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/folders/1B0NIRm_sC78yVo_jVtd_HiGU5LEDtZSf. Thank you to all my families who donated to make our party special:) Also, you will notice some pictures of our time with our reading buddies today! We exchanged Valentine’s and played Valentine’s Bingo!! Enjoy the pictures!

Seesaw: We are back up on Seesaw! Check out your child’s latest video<3

Our NWEA MAP King and Queens: I would like to introduce our NWEA MAP Queen and King in Math and Reading! For Math, the highest scores were: Danna A. with a 173 and Isaac H. with a 172! For Reading, the highest scores were: Isaac H. with a 181 and Maryella D. with a 167! WOW! Those are some high scores for our Kindergarten students! I am so proud of how hard they all worked:) Congrats to our Queens and King!

Mrs. Bolger’s last day: Mrs. Bolger’s last day with us was this Tuesday. We will miss her being in the classroom with us. We sent her off with some love notes, pictures and a plant<3

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 we will have our 6th spelling test List #6: like, see, my, if, and, fun, run, bun, sun Bonus words to study at home: spun, stun  Make sure to practice all the words and the bonus words (10th word) at home for homework.  Our 6th spelling test will be on Friday, February 28th.

Writing:   In writing we will focus on writing our spelling words in sentences and Informative Writing.  Please practice this at home as well. Thank you!

Math:  This week we completed Module 4 lessons 14-17. Next week we will focus on Module 4 lessons 18-23.   Please make sure you are following along in the Eureka math homework book and completing the lessons at home with your child:)  

Science:  For February, we will focus on polar climate.

Social Studies:   For February, we will focus on maps.

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 – 3/27/20

Dear Families,

 This is a friendly reminder that your Book Clubs orders are due by 3/27/20. 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: 

  • Spelling test results-  GREAT NEWS!!! Out of 21 students who took their spelling test today, we had 18 students get a 100%!!!  WOW oh WOW is that awesome! I am so proud of how hard my students and families worked all week to ensure their child was successful on their test.   All spelling booklets will come home on Monday for you to review with your child.  Please make sure to sign on the line and return the booklet on Tuesday:) Thank you!
  • A homework sheet will come home on Monday!   The sheet 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! Make sure to fill out the monthly reading log each night!  
  • 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 March date to order books will be by the 27th.   You will have the chance to buy something from our book order each month:)

Housekeeping items:

  • Please provide a healthy snack for your child each day!  No chips, candy, cookies/cupcakes or juice are allowed for snack. Thank you for your cooperation in promoting a healthy lifestyle for your child:). 
  • 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.  
  • 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/Haigh 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, they can wear a Haigh shirt instead (if they have one). The Haigh Owl Pride committee is going around to each classroom each Friday to tally up how many kids are in spirit wear!  The class with the most participants for the month wins a trophy to keep in their room!! Let’s show Haigh that Room 42 has the most spirit! 🙂  
  • Spare change challenge- The PTA has come up with a fun way to collect loose change at school! The intent for the challenge is to raise money to go back to each grade level.  In order to include the specials teachers, we will take a small amount from each grade level and divide that between the specials teachers. The money raised may be used for whatever the teachers feel they need for their classrooms.The contest will continue until the bottles are filled, but the first grade level to fill all of their bottles wins an Ice Cream Social.

Upcoming Events:

February 17th-21st- Mid-Winter Break!  School resumes on February 24th! 

February 28th- February reading logs due!  Please take out your child’s reading log and place in his/her folder.  

February 28th- March reading logs sent home. 

March 13th- 1/2 day! Students dismiss at 11:40 a.m!

March 18th- Late Start. Students arrive at 9:35 a.m

March 30th- Start Module 5 in Eureka Math!

March 31st- March Reading Logs due! April reading logs sent home.

Reading buddies: We passed out Valentine’s to our reading buddies this week:) Please review the link (at the top) for the pictures!

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February 6

Newsletter Week 22 (Recap and NEW Info)!

Pictures from our 100th day celebration! Click on the link to view the pictures from our fun day! All the shirts turned out great and we loved seeing all the different ideas!! Thank you to the parents who donated all the wonderful items to our party. It was a success because of your GENEROSITY<3 https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/folders/1TVX-ZvikgrpTkQsw9QuIGc9qqkcXZrlM

Valentine’s Day Donations are due February 12th.  Thank you to those who could donate to our party. It is greatly appreciated<3  

Testing results: Your child’s reading scores and NWEA scores in Math and Reading came home today. Please look for it in your child’s folder. Have a nice weekend!

**Candy grams will be sold from the 10th-12th. Delivery of grams will be on February 14th.

Next week is SPIRIT WEEK at Haigh:

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Monday- Pajama Day!

Tuesday- Mismatch Day!

Wednesday- Wear your favorite sports team OR crazy hair day!

Thursday- Haigh Spirit Day!

Friday- Wear red to celebrate Valentine’s Day<3

Reminder: NO SCHOOL Monday, February 17th-23rd.  School resumes Monday, February 24th. Happy Mid-Winter break to all:)

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 we will have our 5th spelling test List #5: for, up, look, hop, pop, top, cop, mop, stop  Bonus words to study at home: bop, flop   Make sure to practice all the words and the bonus words (10th word) at home for homework.  Our 5th spelling test will be on Friday, February 14th.


Writing:   In writing we will focus on writing our spelling words in sentences and Informative Writing.  Please practice this at home as well. Thank you!

Math:  This week we completed Module 4 lessons 9-13. Next week we will focus on Module 4 lessons 14-17.   Please make sure you are following along in the Eureka math homework book and completing the lessons at home with your child:)  

Science:  For February, we will focus on polar climate.

Social Studies:   For February, we will focus on maps.

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 – 3/27/20

Dear Families,

 This is a friendly reminder that your Book Clubs orders are due by 3/27/20. 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: 

  • Spelling test results-  GREAT NEWS!!! Out of 23 students who took their spelling test today, we had 22 students get a 100%!!!  WOW oh WOW is that awesome! I am so proud of how hard my students and families worked all week to ensure their child was successful on their test.   Each student who received a 100% today will get a sticker in their spelling booklet and a smart pen to write with all day Monday. How awesome is that?!  Also, we will have NO SHOE afternoon on Monday to celebrate our students who received a 100%! All spelling booklets will come home on Monday for you to review with your child.  Please make sure to sign on the line and return the booklet on Tuesday:) Thank you!
  • A homework sheet will come home on Monday!   The sheet 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! Make sure to fill out the monthly reading log each night!  
  • 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 February & March date to order books will be by the 27th.   You will have the chance to buy something from our book order each month:)

Housekeeping items:

  • Please provide a healthy snack for your child each day!  No chips, candy, cookies/cupcakes or juice are allowed for snack. Thank you for your cooperation in promoting a healthy lifestyle for your child:). 
  • 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.  
  • 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/Haigh 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, they can wear a Haigh shirt instead (if they have one). The Haigh Owl Pride committee is going around to each classroom each Friday to tally up how many kids are in spirit wear!  The class with the most participants for the month wins a trophy to keep in their room!! Let’s show Haigh that Room 42 has the most spirit! 🙂  
  • Spare change challenge- The PTA has come up with a fun way to collect loose change at school! The intent for the challenge is to raise money to go back to each grade level.  In order to include the specials teachers, we will take a small amount from each grade level and divide that between the specials teachers. The money raised may be used for whatever the teachers feel they need for their classrooms.The contest will continue until the bottles are filled, but the first grade level to fill all of their bottles wins an Ice Cream Social.

Upcoming Events:

February 12th- Valentine’s Day donations due!  Thank you for donating:)

February 14th- Valentine’s Day in the classroom & Spelling test #5

February 17th-21st- Mid-Winter Break!  School resumes on February 24th! 

February 28th- February reading logs due!  Please take out your child’s reading log and place in his/her folder.  

February 28th- March reading logs sent home.

Reading buddies: This week we did not meet with our buddies.  We will see them next week! 

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February 5

Valentine’s Day Classroom Donations!

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Hello Families! Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! I am asking for some donations to make this day memorable for our kiddos! Any donation is greatly appreciated. The students and I can’t thank you enough…we love your support! Here is the link where you can donate:https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050A45A8AF2EA5F85-valentines

If you signed up at the above link to donate, I have posted some of the items I am looking for, to help make the shopping easier:) You do not have to purchase them on Amazon, I just wanted to give my parents an idea of what we need! You may look at Target, Michael’s, Walmart, 5 below etc. Click on the item you signed up for and it will take you to the link:) Remember, the items aren’t due until the morning of February 12th. Thanks again for all you do!

25 Handle Bags

Valentine’s Day Bingo

Assorted Stickers (Valentine’s Day)

Heart Valentine’s Day Stickers

Conversation Heart Picture Frames

Other Donations: cookies, red and pink construction paper, Valentine’s Bingo, etc:)

Also, if you would like your child to pass out Valentine’s Day cards to their friends, please make sure your child has 24 cards for each student:) Also, do not address the card to any specific child. Please just have your child sign his/her name on the card. Have your child bring in his/her cards on Friday, February 14th! Thank you for your cooperation.

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January 31

Newsletter Week 21 (Recap and NEW Info)!

Reminder:  There is NO SCHOOL on Friday, February 7th for Kindergarten/ Young 5’s students only.  Our spelling test will be on Thursday, February 6th.

100th day of school!! Your child’s t-shirt project is due on February 6th. Make sure they wear it to school for our 100th day celebration! Also, if you are donating to our celebration, please make sure to bring in items the morning of February 4th. Thank you so much!

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 we will have our 4th spelling test List #4: is, go, we, big, dig, pig, wig, zig, jig  Bonus words to study at home: fig, rig   Make sure to practice all the words and the bonus words (10th word) at home for homework.  Our 4th spelling test will be on Thursday, February 6th (since there is no school on Friday).  


Writing:   In writing we will focus on writing our spelling words in sentences and Informative Writing.  Please practice this at home as well. Thank you!

Math:  This week we completed Module 4 lessons 4-8. Next week we will focus on Module 4 lessons 9-13.   Please make sure you are following along in the Eureka math homework book and completing the lessons at home with your child:)  

Science:  For February, we will continue to focus on polar climate.

Social Studies:   For February, we will focus on maps.


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 – 3/27/20

Dear Families,

 This is a friendly reminder that your Book Clubs orders are due by 3/27/20. 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: 

  • Spelling test results-  Out of 21 students who took their spelling test today, we had 17 students get a 100%!!!  WOW oh WOW is that awesome! I am so proud of how hard my students and families worked all week to ensure their child was successful on their test.   Each student who received a 100% today will get a sticker in their spelling booklet and a smart pen to write with all day Monday. How awesome is that?!  Also, we will have NO SHOE afternoon on Monday to celebrate our students who received a 100%! All spelling booklets will come home on Monday for you to review with your child.  Please make sure to sign on the line and return the booklet on Tuesday:) Thank you!
  • A homework sheet will come home on Monday!   The sheet 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! Make sure to fill out the monthly reading log each night!  
  • 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 Feb/March date to order books will be by the 27th.   You will have the chance to buy something from our book order each month:)

Housekeeping items:

  • Please provide a healthy snack for your child each day!  No chips, candy, cookies/cupcakes or juice are allowed for snack. Thank you for your cooperation in promoting a healthy lifestyle for your child:). 
  • 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.  
  • 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/Haigh 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, they can wear a Haigh shirt instead (if they have one). The Haigh Owl Pride committee is going around to each classroom each Friday to tally up how many kids are in spirit wear!  The class with the most participants for the month wins a trophy to keep in their room!! Let’s show Haigh that Room 42 has the most spirit! 🙂  
  • Spare change challenge- The PTA has come up with a fun way to collect loose change at school! The intent for the challenge is to raise money to go back to each grade level.  In order to include the specials teachers, we will take a small amount from each grade level and divide that between the specials teachers. The money raised may be used for whatever the teachers feel they need for their classrooms.The contest will continue until the bottles are filled, but the first grade level to fill all of their bottles wins an Ice Cream Social.

Upcoming Events:

February 4th- 100th day donations due!  Thank you for donating:)

February 5th- LATE START!  Students arrive an hour later at 9:35 a.m.

February 6th- 100th day of school celebration and 100th T Shirts due!  Information came home and is on the blog:)

February 6th- Spelling Test List #4

February 7th- NO SCHOOL for Kindergarten/Young 5’s only! 

February 12th- Valentine’s Day donations due!  Thank you for donating:)

February 14th- Valentine’s Day in the classroom & Spelling test #5

February 17th-21st- Mid-Winter Break!  School resumes on February 24th!

 February 28th- February reading logs due!  Please take out your child’s reading log and place in his/her folder.  

February 28th- March reading logs sent home.

Reading buddies: This week we did not meet with our buddies.  We will see them in February! 

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January 24

Newsletter Week 20 (Recap and NEW Info)!

Great NEWS! We won the December trophy for showing the MOST spirit at Haigh! Keep up the good work and make sure your child wears his/her Kindergarten shirt each Friday or any Haigh wear. Thanks again to my families for making us #1 in the school! Let’s continue showing our pride every Friday:)

Testing results: I am almost finished up with testing, we are just finishing up NWEA math with the class. By the first week of February, I will send home your child’s results. I am very proud of the scores I have seen and the improvement my students have made! You should all be very proud of your child as well! Due to all of the testing, I was able to realign all of my reading groups and you will notice new books in your child’s reading bag by the first week of February as well! Thank you for your patience and support during this testing period!

Report cards: Report cards will be coming home on Monday. Please keep your child’s report card at home, sign the envelope and return the envelope to school on Tuesday. Thank you!

100th day donations: I am looking for some donations for our 100th day celebration coming up on February 6th! Here is the link where you can donate: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050a45a8af2ea5f85-100th

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 we will have our 3rd spelling test List #3: it, am, do, jet, met, pet, set, net, vet,  Bonus words to study at home: wet, bet   Make sure to practice all the words and the bonus words (10th word) at home for homework.  Our 3rd spelling test will be on Friday, January 31st.

Writing:   In writing we will focus on writing our spelling words in sentences and Informative Writing.  Please practice this at home as well. Thank you!

Math:  This week we completed Module 4 lessons 1-3. Next week we will focus on Module 4 lessons 4-8.   Please make sure you are following along in the Eureka math homework book and completing the lessons at home with your child:)  

Science:  For January, we will focus on polar climate.

Social Studies:   For January, we will focus on history/timelines. 

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 – 1/27/20

Dear Families,

 This is a friendly reminder that your Book Clubs orders are due by 1/27/20. 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: 

  • A homework sheet will come home on Monday!   The sheet 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! Make sure to fill out the monthly reading log each night!  
  • 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 January date to order books will be by the 27th.   You will have the chance to buy something from our book order each month:)

Housekeeping items:

  • Please provide a healthy snack for your child each day!  No chips, candy, cookies/cupcakes or juice are allowed for snack. Thank you for your cooperation in promoting a healthy lifestyle for your child:). 
  • 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.  
  • 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/Haigh 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, they can wear a Haigh shirt instead (if they have one). The Haigh Owl Pride committee is going around to each classroom each Friday to tally up how many kids are in spirit wear!  The class with the most participants for the month wins a trophy to keep in their room!! Let’s show Haigh that Room 42 has the most spirit! 🙂  
  • Spare change challenge- The PTA has come up with a fun way to collect loose change at school! The intent for the challenge is to raise money to go back to each grade level.  In order to include the specials teachers, we will take a small amount from each grade level and divide that between the specials teachers. The money raised may be used for whatever the teachers feel they need for their classrooms.The contest will continue until the bottles are filled, but the first grade level to fill all of their bottles wins an Ice Cream Social.

Upcoming Events:

January 28th- Field trip to Dearborn Performing Arts Center!  Please make sure your child is on time for school.  The bus is leaving PROMPTLY at 8:45 a.m.

January 31st- January reading logs due!  Please take OUT your child’s reading log and place in their folder!  Thank you:)

January 31st- February reading logs will be coming home:)

January 31st- 3rd spelling test.  List #3. 

February 4th- 100th day donations due!  Thank you for donating:)

February 5th- LATE START!  Students arrive an hour later at 9:35 a.m.

February 6th- 100th day of school celebration and 100th day t-shirts due!  Information came home and is on the blog:)

February 6th- Spelling Test List #4

February 7th- NO SCHOOL for Kindergarten/Young 5’s only! 

February 12th- Valentine’s Day donations due!  Thank you for donating:)

February 14th- Valentine’s Day in the classroom & Spelling test #5

February 17th-21st- Mid-Winter Break!  School resumes on February 24th!


Reading buddies: This week we were not able to meet with our buddies. We hope to meet with them in the upcoming weeks!

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January 23

100th Day of School Donations!

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Hello Families! The 100th day of school is soon approaching and I am looking for some donations to help me make this day, the best day ever for my students. If you are able to donate, please bring in all items the morning of February 4th. Here is the link where you can donate: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050A45A8AF2EA5F85-100th We can’t wait to celebrate our students being 100 days smarter! Thank you!

To make shopping easier, I have linked the items I am looking for. If you signed up to donate, please visit the link below . The students and I appreciate your donation. Thank you:)

Glow N the Dark Necklaces (need 2)

100 Day Glow Sticks (need 3)

UV LED Black Light (need 2)

Neon Play Doh

24 pack highlighters

Neon crayons 24 pack (need 2)

Neon Pipe Cleaners

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January 23

100th Day Project!

Here is more information that was sent home about the t-shirt project. All shirts are to be completed at home and the child should wear the shirt (completed) on Thursday. Hope this helps:)!
Dear Families, 

The 100th day of school is soon approaching for our kindergarten students!  How awesome is that? To celebrate this amazing accomplishment of being 100 days smarter, we are asking parents to decorate a white t-shirt at home with your child. The t-shirt should have 100 items or represent the number 100 in some way. You may do this with puffy paint, glow-in-dark paint, by sewing on felt, using fabric glue to adhere items, etc. Get creative! Please complete this t-shirt at home and send your child to school wearing the t-shirt on the 100th day of school, which is, Thursday, February 6th!  We cannot wait to see all the t-shirt designs! Students will participate in a 100th day t-shirt fashion show to share and celebrate their white shirts with the class on February 6th!
The Kindergarten Team

Here is an example of what a shirt can look like:


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January 17

Newsletter Week 19 (Recap and NEW Info)!

Reminder: There is NO SCHOOL on Monday, January 20th and a half day of school on Tuesday, January 21st.  Students will dismiss promptly at 11:40am! 

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There will be NO library check out next week!  Please keep your child’s library book in a safe place for another week:)  Thank you! 

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:)  Due to a short week next week, we will not have any spelling words, but we will still have homework! We will start back with our 3rd spelling list on January 27th (-et word family).

Writing:   In writing we will focus on writing our spelling words in sentences and Informative Writing.  Please practice this at home as well. Thank you!

Math:  This week we completed Module 3 lessons 21-22.  I will assess the students for the end of module 3 for the rest of the week .  We will start Module 4 on January 22nd. A new SUCCEED homework book will be sent home!  Be on the lookout:) Please make sure you are following along in the Eureka math homework book and completing the lessons at home with your child:)  

Science:  For January, we will focus on polar climate.

Social Studies:   For January, we will focus on history/timelines. 

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 – 1/27/20

Dear Families,

 This is a friendly reminder that your Book Clubs orders are due by 1/27/20. 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: 

  • Spelling test results-  GREAT NEWS!!! Out of 24 students who took their spelling test today, we had 18 students get a 100%!!!  WOW oh WOW is that awesome! I am so proud of how hard my students and families worked all week to ensure their child was successful on their test.   Each student who received a 100% today will get a sticker in their spelling booklet and a smart pen to write with all day Monday. How awesome is that?!  Also, we will have NO SHOE afternoon on Monday to celebrate our students who received a 100%! All spelling booklets will come home on Monday for you to review with your child.  Please make sure to sign on the line and return the booklet on Tuesday:) Thank you!
  • A homework sheet will come home on Monday!   The sheet 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! Make sure to fill out the monthly reading log each night!  
  • 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 January date to order books will be by the 27th.   You will have the chance to buy something from our book order each month:)

Housekeeping items:

  • Please provide a healthy snack for your child each day!  No chips, candy, cookies/cupcakes or juice are allowed for snack. Thank you for your cooperation in promoting a healthy lifestyle for your child:). 
  • 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.  
  • 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/Haigh 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, they can wear a Haigh shirt instead (if they have one). The Haigh Owl Pride committee is going around to each classroom each Friday to tally up how many kids are in spirit wear!  The class with the most participants for the month wins a trophy to keep in their room!! Let’s show Haigh that Room 42 has the most spirit! 🙂  
  • Spare change challenge- The PTA has come up with a fun way to collect loose change at school! The intent for the challenge is to raise money to go back to each grade level.  In order to include the specials teachers, we will take a small amount from each grade level and divide that between the specials teachers. The money raised may be used for whatever the teachers feel they need for their classrooms.The contest will continue until the bottles are filled, but the first grade level to fill all of their bottles wins an Ice Cream Social.

Upcoming Events:

January 20th- NO SCHOOL

January 21st- ½ DAY!  Students dismiss promptly at 11:40 am!

January 21st- NEW Succeed Homework book sent home! Modules 4-6. 

January 22nd– Start Module 4 in Eureka Math!  

January 23rd– Timeline project due!

January 28th- Field trip to Dearborn Performing Arts Center!  Please make sure your child is on time for school.  The bus is leaving PROMPTLY at 8:45 a.m.

January 31st- January reading logs due!  Please take OUT your child’s reading log and place in their folder!  Thank you:)

January 31st- February reading logs will be coming home:)

January 31st- 3rd spelling test. List #3.

February 6th- 100th day of school celebration! More information to come!

Reading buddies: We could not meet with our buddies due to the half day of school.

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January 13

Timeline Project note coming home today!

Timeline Project: We are getting to know each other in Kindergarten! A great way to get to know each other is by learning about our timeline (history)!  You and your child will create a timeline project using events from their own lives! Some examples of important events are: birth, began to crawl, first steps, lost tooth, etc.  This is a wonderful project that will allow your child to present their experiences to their peers in class. Please be sure to involve your child in the creation process so they are able to stand up and speak about the poster to their friends! 

On the timeline, please include 5 pictures or drawings and a very short heading under each event.  Please limit to ONLY 5 events on the poster board. The project should also be done chronologically starting with birth.  Please make sure the project is displayed horizontally, so students are able to see the progression from left to right. Your child may decorate their timeline any way they choose…be as creative as you would like:)

We hope you all enjoy walking down memory lane with this wonderful Social Studies project and we can’t wait to see and talk about all the projects in class!  All projects are due to school by Thursday, January 23rd.   Thank you!            

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January 10

Week 18 Newsletter (Welcome Back)!

Welcome Back:)  I hope everyone had a nice break and were able to relax and have some fun with family and friends!

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Reminders: Next week we have a half day of school on Friday, January 17th.  Students will be dismissed at 11:40 am. Also, there will be NO SCHOOL on Monday, January 20th and a half day of school on Tuesday, January 21st.

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PTA January calendar TYPO: On Wednesday, January 15th, we will have a normal full day of school.  It is NOT a late start day.  That is a typo. Sorry for any inconvenience. 

Seesaw– Due to each child having to take the NWEA MAP test this month, we will not be doing any Seesaw activities for the next few weeks. We will be back in action once all the testing is complete:)

Testing: During the month of January we will be doing a lot of assessments in Reading and Math. Please encourage your child to do his/her best and to take their time during testing time. Also, please make sure your child is getting the appropriate amount of sleep each night and eats a nice, hearty breakfast every morning:) Once I have all the results of your child’s scores, I will make sure to communicate your child’s academic standing in the classroom:) Thank you for your cooperation!

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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 we will have our 2nd spelling test List #2: to, in, you, can, man, tan, pan, ran, fan  Bonus words to study at home: van, ban.   Make sure to practice all the words and the bonus words (10th word) at home for homework.  Our 2nd spelling test will be on Friday, January 17th.

Writing:   In writing we will focus on writing our spelling words in sentences and Informative Writing.  Please practice this at home as well. Thank you!

Math:  This week we completed Module 3 lessons 16-20. Next week we will focus on Module 3: Lessons  21-22. Also, I will assess the students for the end of module 3 for the rest of the week . We will start Module 4 on January 22nd. A new SUCCEED homework book will be sent home!  Be on the lookout:) Please make sure you are following along in the Eureka math homework book and completing the lessons at home with your child:)  

Science:  For January, we will focus on polar climate.

Social Studies:   For January, we will focus on history/timelines. 

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 – 1/27/20

Dear Families,

 This is a friendly reminder that your Book Clubs orders are due by 1/27/20. 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: 

  • Spelling test results- GREAT NEWS!!! Out of 24 students who took their FIRST spelling test today, we had 21 students get a 100%!!! WOW oh WOW is that awesome! I am so proud of how hard my students and families worked all week to ensure their child was successful on their test. Each student who received a 100% today will get a brag tag, a sticker in their spelling booklet and a smart pen to write with all day Monday. How awesome is that?! Also, we will have NO SHOE afternoon on Monday to celebrate our students who received a 100%! All spelling booklets will come home on Monday for you to review with your child. Please make sure to sign on the line and return the booklet on Tuesday:) Thank you!
  •  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! Make sure to fill out the monthly reading log each night!  
  • 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 January date to order books will be by the 27th.   You will have the chance to buy something from our book order each month:)

Housekeeping items:

  • Please provide a healthy snack for your child each day!  No chips, candy, cookies/cupcakes or juice are allowed for snack. Thank you for your cooperation in promoting a healthy lifestyle for your child:). 
  • 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.  
  • 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/Haigh 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, they can wear a Haigh shirt instead (if they have one). The Haigh Owl Pride committee is going around to each classroom each Friday to tally up how many kids are in spirit wear!  The class with the most participants for the month wins a trophy to keep in their room!! Let’s show Haigh that Room 42 has the most spirit! 🙂  
  • Spare change challenge- The PTA has come up with a fun way to collect loose change at school! The intent for the challenge is to raise money to go back to each grade level.  In order to include the specials teachers, we will take a small amount from each grade level and divide that between the specials teachers. The money raised may be used for whatever the teachers feel they need for their classrooms.
    The contest will continue until the bottles are filled, but the first grade level to fill all of their bottles wins an Ice Cream Social.

Upcoming Events:
January 17th- 2nd spelling test. List #2 (please refer to the blog and the communication log for the spelling list).

January 17th- ½ DAY!  Students dismiss promptly at 11:40 am!

January 20th- NO SCHOOL

January 21st- ½ DAY!  Students dismiss promptly at 11:40 am!

January 21st- NEW Succeed Homework book sent home! Modules 4-6. 

January 22nd– Start Module 4 in Eureka Math!  

January 23rd– Timeline project due!

January 28th- Field trip to Dearborn Performing Arts Center!  Please make sure your child is on time for school.  The bus is leaving PROMPTLY at 8:45 a.m.

Reading buddies: This week we read with our buddies:)


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