Week of 10-31-2016

Happy Halloween to all families of our wonderful room 111! This is going to be a very crazy but fun week! I hope you are all able to make it to our party tomorrow. If you can’t make it at 12:30, please feel free to come to the parade and take a spot around the track! The students will be proudly strutting our stuff to show off our cool costumes! I wanted to say a HUGE THANK YOU to all the families that donated such lovely supplies for our party tomorrow. We are so very grateful. There are just a few things we are desperately in need of. If anyone can help out this would be greatly appreciated! Please hit reply to let me know if you are coming tomorrow, and I can give you a “job” to help with the pumpkins lol! I bet you’re so excited!!

Need Still:

pizza (if nobody brings it no worries Mrs. Ross will!)

HAIR DRYERS!!! We need parent volunteers to help Mrs. Ross melt the crayons on the pumpkins! It is SO cool, but I only have 1 maybeย 2 hairdryers!

Here is what we have inย store this week:

Letter of the week: Vv

Word of the week: it

LA Book study: Stellaluna and Bats

Science: Cont. Becoming a scientist and the 5 Senses

Math: Sorting and Grouping numbers and objects 0-10

Social Studies: End of Unit 1 “Getting Along with Others”

Monday: Happy Halloween! Remember to PACK YOUR CHILD’S COSTUME so that they are not freezing at lunch and uncomfortable during gym class! Halloween party from 12:30-2:00pm. Parade from 2:00pm-? and then continue party and packing up for home! Safe trick-or-treating if you go out. Also, new homework calendars and PBIS calendars are coming home today for November!

Tuesday: Music, Art

Wednesday: Computers

Thursday: Music

Friday: Half Day 11:10 dismissal from our door at room 10ย (no lunch that day)


*I am sure there are a million corrections or additions that I will send out as they come! Have a wonderful Halloween and week! I can’t believe it’s already November! Time flies when you love your class I guess ๐Ÿ™‚

Boo Grams!

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Dear Parents,


The first grade is doing a fundraiser to sell “Boo Grams” and raise money for their school field trip. If your child wants to buy a Boo Gram for a friend in their class please send in the money tomorrow and I can get it to the first grade teachers. IT is easier if the students just give it directly to me instead of having to worry about handling the money at lunch! Please read the flyer and have the appropriate amount of money and the names/classes filled out ahead of time ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you for your help!

Mrs. Ross ๐Ÿ™‚

Week of 10-24-2016

Woops! Let me try this again. My post never went up yesterday I apologize it was stuck in the “draft world!”

Greetings Room 111 familes,

I hope you are all out enjoying this beautiful weekend! I dressed up my baby in a light snow suit for Ben’s soccer game and then felt really silly when we were sweating lol! Always smart to layer though ๐Ÿ™‚ Speaking of layering the weather this week is going to be colder than usual! Please make sure to send your children in winder coats from now on (like Antonia, we can always remove hot layers!).

Letter of the week: Nn (review) and H h

Words of the week: you and see (review) past words we have worked on so far (to, the, he, we, go, a, I, you, see, in, on)

MOnday: GYM. Your child is taking home their new homework packet. This is the last week of October! Next week, your child will be getting the new November calendar. Way to go all student that have been completeing and returning them! You have been working SO hard and will be rewarded at the end of the year!

Tuesday: Art and Music

Wednesday: Computers

Thursday:ย Music

Friday: Gym


Important Information:

*We need your help!!! We would love to decorate and explore pumpkins this week and on Halloween! If any parent would like to donate small pumpkins for our kids to have individually we would REALLY appreciate it! IF you can’t, we’d appreciate any help towards our party for supplies and food. See below!

*Elementary Conferences are coming up quickly! PLEASE come to see Mrs. Ross this week anytime after school to sign up for conferences. If I don ‘t hear from you I’ll assign you a date and send the reminders in the mail the week prior to your conference. You must attend this first conference. However, I am ALWAYS available to conference with parents and welcome it every day as long as it’s after school ๐Ÿ™‚ The November conference dates will be…

November 10th

November 16th

November 17th



YES we will be celebrating Halloween this year in school!!! Mr. Farhat our principal is letting all students k-5 dress up woohoo! However, all day is tough for our kids to be in the costumes and some are too cold for outside at lunch! So, please send your child’s costume to school in a big bag with their name on it so they can change after lunch! Our kids also have gym after lunch at 11:30, so you can imagine how hard it will be for little princesses to exercise in their gowns lol! I am also welcoming all families to come on in at 12: 15 to help us get changed and celebrate! We are hoping to take the kids outside around 2:00 pm for a parade on the track for all families to see!!!

In our classroom we would really appreciate any donations for food and decor. Here is a small list of things we could use some help with for Monday. Please hit reply and I will take the first parents who reply online! Thank you in advance for your help and generosity it should be so much fun!!!

23 juice boxes

23 apples

23 donuts

a spool of plastic ribbon to wrap donuts

long rods or broomsticks to hang the donuts for a game! Promise you can take them back home unless you don’t want to sweep anymore lol!

face painting packages (3)

6 black,orange or Halloween themed table cloths

4 or 5 $5 pizzas (a couple parents could go together on this)


hair dryers: we need as many hair dryers as we can get!!! I want us to melt crayons and glitter on top of a pumpkin for each kid and it takes a while so the more we have the better lol!

Hot glue guns and glue



*Students may also bring in individually wrapped goodies for each child. There are 23 students in the class ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you for your help and generosity!


Week of 10-16-2016

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Greetings room 111 Families!


I hope you had a wonderful weekend and enjoyed your half day on Friday ๐Ÿ™‚ Here is what you need to know for this week in kindergarten!

Letter of the Week: ‘N n’

Word of the week: Last week we focused on “see” more than “he” so I am bumping “he” to this week!

Poem(s) of the Week: “Jack-be-Nimble”

LA Focus: Transportation and Non Fiction Books/Elements

Writing Focus: All about me and transportation in my neighborhood (detailed pictures and labeling pics)

Math: Unit 2 Numbers 1-10 (Note for Unit 2 is going home Monday to give an overview of the new unit) Unit 1 post tests will be sent home so you can see how well your child did on an individual snapshot of unit 1.

Social Studies: Unit 1 Getting Along with Others (continue)

Science: Becoming a Scientist and Five Senses

*We were lucky to have a visiting pre-student teacher come to our room last week to teach a lesson about the sense of “smell”. THANK YOU to Mujtaba’s mom and her partner from the University of Michigan for teaching us with such a fun and hands on experiment!

Important News:

*This Wednesday is our library check out day so please make sure that your darling has their library book in their backpack Tuesday night ready to go! Thank you for your help!

*Weather is getting colder! Please make sure to send your child to school in clothing that can be layered and taken off if hot instead of shivering outside! A good idea would be to write their names in the tags inside so we can figure out who it belongs to if lost! I have a blue Jean Jacket in the classroom that nobody claimed but I think it belongs to one of our students. If your child is missing a Jean coat please see me ๐Ÿ™‚

*Gym is on Monday and Friday so make sure to dress in the appropriate clothing and shoes these days!


If there is anything else I’ll let you know this week. Have a wonderful week ๐Ÿ™‚


Mrs. Ross ๐Ÿ™‚


Reminders for Friday 10-14-2016

Greetings families of room 111! This is a reminder that…

TOMORROW IS A HALF DAY of school with an 11:10 am dismissal at Mrs. Ross’s door. We will NOT be having lunch in the cafeteria tomorrow so don’t worry about sending in anything. Kids will leave and eat with you at home ๐Ÿ™‚


Tomorrow homework for week #2 is due and also our letter ‘Bb” phonics page! Our students are doing a FANTASTIC JOB learning their letters I am beaming with pride!!!!!! Way to go team 111! If your child is in a “reading group” I will be asking them tomorrow if they can read the sight words: the, to, and and he. (I may ask see) please make sure to read AND write these words at home. If your child is still learning letters, I have been asking them to identify the letter Bb this week. keep up the amazing work woot woot!!!

See you soon…

Mrs. Ross and Class!

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Technology Department

Greetings Aviator Families of room 111!

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! Mr. Ross and I celebrated our 9th wedding anniversary! Time sure flies ๐Ÿ™‚ We also had a wonderful block party and got to know many new neighbors on our street. To finish the weekend, we went to Wiard’s Orchard in Ypsilanti with our family and watch our son play soccer. It was such a beautiful weekend. I hope this message finds you all well. Here is what is cooking this week in room 111:

Letter of the week: B bย  (please continue to study word cards, letter cards and read for pleasure nightly with your child) The new letter โ€œBbโ€ homework assignment will go home this week. This is due on Friday as always.

Word of the week: he

Please be able to read and write these words if your child has started receiving flash cards from the โ€œgreen listโ€ which is list one on the individualized spelling program.

Names: Many students are making a lot of growth with their name writing! Please continue to work on writing their first and last names at home each night with one capital for the beginning of each word.

Homework: Well homework is in full swing and I couldn’t be more proud of our class. Go 111! I am busy looking over all the assignments that were turned in, but promise you’ll be getting the booklets back this week (I’ll keep the phonics letter pages). THANK YOU for being so amazing with the homework! The kids were so proud to turn them in Friday!

PBIS: This week on Friday, we will have our first “kick off” assembly for PBIS to get the children excited about working hard to stay on green, be good citizens and help each other.

Science: This week we will continue working on our science unit with the five senses. We had so much fun last week looking at apples, seeing if they sink or float, and also using them to paint apple trees!

Important News:
*Friday is a half day: half day dismissal is at 11:10am.
*Please return lunch forms on the new green form if they were returned to you
If there is anything I forgot I’ll update as the week progresses. As always, thank you for your help and support with your children. And, have I mentioned lately how much I love and adore my classroom???

Mrs. Ross ๐Ÿ™‚

Lunch Forms

Dear families,

I have been informed that there was a mix up in the cafeteria with what order forms they gave the office for us to send home pertaining to free/reduced lunch. They apologized and asked if you could fill out the forms AGAIN if they come back to you today and send them in as soon as possible! Thank you for your patience and understanding. This is all I know about that department, sorry I am not much of a help here but I will be passing them along to you…

Mrs. Ross ๐Ÿ™‚

Homework Reminder

Hello my wonderful families!

Just a reminder that your child’s homework is due tomorrow. They should be returning one letter “T t” paper with three cut out pictures that begin with the letter “T t” and also the first week of the “October homework calendar”. There was a little tiny recording packet I placed in their homework folder on Monday. I hope it was helpful!

*Yesterday was our second day of media check out. Your child was able to check out a new book from the library if they returned their book from two weeks ago! Remember to enjoy this book at home, but to place it back in the backpack at night and not let other little hands grab at them (if they like to rip books as much at my daughter Antonia does ahh!!!!). I will remind you the next time we go to place them there the night before again because we go only twice a month.

Thank you for your support with everything you are doing! This week I was able to update all the students on their letter and word ID and SOOO many students are learning more letters yay room 111!!!! Keep up the great work! I have underlined 5 letters for your child to focus on next (check the alphabet chart ID card in front of the homework folder) so it is less to master at once. Sunday’s blog post will have some cute pics with ideas to practice letter ID work and also our science investigations with apples and the 5 senses!


Mrs. Ross ๐Ÿ™‚

Week of 10-2-2016

Greetings Aviator Families of room 111!

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! The Ross family enjoyed visiting with family and friends at my brother in law’s wedding in Lansing. It was so wonderful watching our two children boogie on the dance floor together (before Antonia would makeย  a break for an exit). I hope this message finds you all well. Here is what is cooking this week in room 111:

Letter of the week: Tt (please continue to study word cards, letter cards and read for pleasure nightly with your child) The new letter “t” homework assignment will go home this week. This is due on Friday as always.

Word of the week: him Please be able to read and write these words if your child has started receiving flash cards from the “green list” which is list one on the individualized spelling program.

Names: Many students are making a lot of growth with their name writing! Please continue to work on writing their first and last names at home each night with one capital for the beginning of each word.

Homework: We got almost ALL homework assignments last week and I am SO proud of our class! Please continue working hard on these assignments the students were beaming with pride this week over their hard work! In addition, this month our class will begin our official “homework” calendar. I will be copying then on the back of the PBIS behavior notes and you can just turn them over to find out that to do that night! Each night, your child is to complete one meaningful question pertaining to varying subjects such as math and reading. The assignments are sent home on Monday nights and to be returned and completed on Friday mornings for the teacher to check and give her juicy stars! Homework on the weekend will only consist of reading for 10 minutes a night as well as letter and sight word practice.

PBIS: This week our anti-bullying program officially begins. Although our kindergartners are still “learning” we are working harder each day to work towards a goal of more green this month! If your child hasย  earned it they will attendย  reward day at the end of this month. I am so excited to see how many of our wonderful students make it! I just wanted to take a minute here to THANK YOU ALL for all the hard work you do raising such fine boys and girls. This classroom of mine is simply a JOY to work with and I look forward to working with them each day and seeing their smiling and eager faces is amazing.

Language Arts: This week we will continue building our stamina for Daily 5 and introduce a second choice called “work on writing”. I am so happy with the progress of the class so far. They are so motivated and adorable when we practice our letters and sounds and new words! we have been googling for free off of youtube and typing in: Letter ___ song have fun teaching video and also the “and” song Have Fun Teaching video. With your help, your child will enjoy practicing reading these words and letters at home! Students got their reading packs last week. Please continue using the materials in side each night and then returning them for school each day.

Media: This week is our library check out day! So please make sure your child’s library book is in their backpacks on Tuesday night. Thank you for your help!

Science: This week we will read a book about a little girl who is very inquisitive and what it means to be a scientist. We will begin our unit on being a scientist, using tools, and the five senses. This week we will explore our 5 senses with apples!

I’m sure there will be more updates throughout the week. Have a great evening and see you all bright and early Monday morning!

Mrs. Ross ๐Ÿ™‚