*please keep an eye out for the weather and school closings-it looks like we will get some winter storms headed our way. In case of school closings, we will have the 100th day party the following day of school.
Hip hip hooray the 100th day AND Valentine’s Day are coming! We are going to have a short but busy week. Here is everything you need to know. If there are any modifications or new info I’ll update you as soon as possible. I will send any updates of school information as they come. Have a wonderful week!
Mrs. Ross 🙂
Thursday February 14th: Half day for students (Make sure Valentine’s Day cards come to school with your child in the morning!) with an AM dismissal at 11:45 am.
NO School/Mid-Winter Break: Friday, February 15th and Monday, February 18th
100th Day: Tuesday we will celebrate our 100th Day of school! Feel free to join us for some fun stations in the afternoon from about 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm. You child is encouraged (but no pressure) to dress up as the 100 year old version of themselves. This is easy to do if your child wears their own clothing, and mom helps draw a few lines on their face with an eyeliner pencil for wrinkles and makes their hair grey with baby powder or costume spray! Girls can wear their hair in buns, little sweaters over dresses, socks over tights and rollers in their hair. In the past boys have worn track suits, collard shirts and sweater vests, suspenders, bow ties and fake glasses and slicked their hair back 🙂 When my son was in kindergarten I found it helpful to google 100th Day old people on Google. I also got him some fake glasses from CVS in the pharmacy lol! We will be doing 100th day themed activities sprinkled throughout the day and enjoy a 100th day trail mix snack. I have decided to purchase all the supplies for the trail mix snack this weekend to make it easier so there will NOT be a sign up genius going home. I think it would be fun to order some pizza for the kiddos for after the stations so it you would like to donate something for the celebration they can bring in $1 towards the pizza but no pressure. Thank you in advance for your generosity! I apologize if this has caused any confusion. Thank you all for your help making our 100th Day so special! I am SO excited to see your child’s 100th Day posters this week!
*Station Volunteers: We are going to need 6 parent volunteers to run our six stations at the 100th Day Celebration. If you are interested, please reply below 🙂 If we have more than 6 parents interested that’s wonderful because they could use more than one parent to help at them! Thank you in advance for your help and support as ALWAYS!
Valentine’s Day: Thursday is Valentine’s Day! If your child would like to bring in a Valentine for the class that would be so kind of them 🙂 We have 21 students in our class and the easiest way to do this is to just simply write “from (your child’s name)” on the card. If your child would like to include a small treat with it, please make sure that they are individually wrapped and small enough to fit into a paper lunch bag.
Field Trip: Thank you SO much to all the students that have turned in their field trip permission slips and media consent form last week! We have almost all of them 🙂 Tomorrow in school, we will be picking the chaperones from a hat so make sure they are in. We are allowed four parents with us in the educational center, but don’t worry you can still drive separately and join afterwards to walk around the zoo! We will simple text you when we are done and you can meet us in front of the education building and join your child’s group! Thank you to all the parents who volunteered to chaperone the trip we are such a lucky class.
Homework: This week your child will receive a math game to put in their math binder and the next 5 lessons in math.
*Popcorn: No school on Friday or Monday for mid winter break so popcorn will resume after the break.
*Library check out: This week we have check out. Please help your child place their books in the backpacks Monday night!
*Reading Packs: Make sure your child is spending about 10-15 minutes reading at night on Raz-Kids and the books, letters/words you find in the reading packs. This will help your child SO much reviewing their personal bags each night! All bags have been switched so make sure you child is practicing books they receive this week.
LA Books: Informational books and books about kindness this month.
LLI Reading Program: This week we will begin the second round of LLI instruction. If your child is exiting the program you will receive a note from the teacher. I will also be sending a note if your child will begin working with myself and Mrs. Pelaccio for the second half of the school year. THANK YOU to all of the families for taking SUCH good care of the leveled books so that we could all share them.
Writing Topic: This week we will continue writing letters to make a card for someone we love. In addition, we will be writing about when we are 100 years old to accompany our 100th day celebration!
Spelling: -et family (*bet, *jet, *let, set, *wet, net, let, get, met, pet, set) Test will be Thursday morning because of the short week!
Sight Words: put, on (also on spelling test Thursday for extra bonus points)
-words with a * are definitely on the test, I will add two cold words to make a total of 6 words on the spelling test on Fridays. I have included many -et words though because we always work on as many as we can think of during Daily 5 literacy lessons 🙂 The class is doing SO well with these! In addition there will be the two “sight words of the week” to make sure we keep learning the sight words on the Dolch List!