Monthly Archives:October 2018

News and Notes  Don’t forget to send in your donation for our class raffle basket!  All the proceeds from the basket raffle at the Boutique come back to our class!   Our Halloween party will be on October 31st from 10-11.  The kindergarten students will come to school dressed in their costumes.  Please make sure they have clothes underneath the costume because we will be taking them off at the end of the party in the room before lunch.  The children should bring a bag to put the costume in.  Full face makeup and weapons of any kind are not allowed in school even as part of the costume.  Please also leave accessories at home so they do not get lost.  You may send in a treat for your child to pass out if you wish.  Do not send anything with any type of nuts please.

Friday is a half day!  Please send a snack for the morning, no lunch.  Dismissal 11:45.

Language Arts  Last week we reviewed main topic and then worked on key details in nonfiction pieces of text.  We looked for information that would tell us about the main topic.  We also continued practicing counting syllables.  In writing we continued our work on writing our opinion, adding reason for our opinion.  I will be assessing children independently for the end of the marking period this week.  They will be choosing books on their own from leveled baskets to place in their Guided Reading bags.

Math/Science/Social Studies  In Math we worked on the number ten, formation, counting in various patterns and hidden partners. In Social studies we completed our unit assessment, which came home Thursday.  In Science we finished up our forces unit with an addition of air as a force.  We did an experiment with blowing cotton balls, ping-pong balls, and golf balls using a straw to see how far they would move with air as our force.  We also confirmed our learning of more force making objects go faster and farther.  We will be completing our assessment this week.

Letters Of The Week:  Vv, Zz

Letters in Review: Ss, Mm, Rr, Bb, Tt, Nn, Aa, Dd, Oo, Ii, Cc, Gg, Hh, Ff, Pp, Ee,

Words of The Week: is, has

Words in Review: the, I, can, see, like, to, look, at, come, and, a, we, go, in, my, he

Homework: Nightly Literacy Homework (including ABC book.)  Have your child fill out the sports ball sheet every night they do work and return this sheet every Monday.

Math: Module 1 Lessons:  lessons 28-30 and extra practice number writing, counting,  and recognition to 10 in all formations if needed.  Classifying objects and giving a reason why they were sorted the way they were.

Language: Continue to work on reading the sight words in their guided reading bag. You can have your child create a set at home to practice as well.

Leader In Me 

Last week we had a discussion and completed a page in our Leader In Me journals about kind words and when to use them.  These words create great Leaders!

Don’t forget to check the Lindbergh tab at the top for school news and events!

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Have a wonderful week of learning!

News and Notes  Don’t forget to send in your donation for our class raffle basket!  All the proceeds from the basket raffle at the Boutique come back to our class!   Our Halloween party will be on October 31st from 10-11.  The kindergarten students will come to school dressed in their costumes.  Please make sure they have clothes underneath the costume because we will be taking them off at the end of the party in the room before lunch.  The children should bring a bag to put the costume in.  Full face makeup and weapons of any kind are not allowed in school even as part of the costume.  Please also leave accessories at home so they do not get lost.  You may send in a treat for your child to pass out if you wish.  Do not send anything with any type of nuts please.  We will be needing some items for our party.  If you are able, please use the link below to signup.  If you do not have a sign up genius account it is free and easy and will be used for items we need throughout the year.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0d4aaba622abfb6-halloween

Language Arts  Last week we worked on introducing a new choice into our Daily 5 routine, Work on Writing.  This choice gives the students daily practice and choice in working on writing of their choosing, from notes to stories, poems, opinion and more.  We will keep our writing here until it is complete and then it will come home for you to see.  Encourage your children to write at home and write only the sounds they hear in the words.  Remember not to spell for them, so they can become confident and independent with writing on their own.  We also worked on identifying the main topic in a nonfiction piece of writing.  We looked at what the piece of text was mostly about, the title, and repeated words to help us decide on the main topic.  In Writing Workshop, we worked on using 2 finger spaces in between each word to help us read our writing better.  We also began our work on writing our opinion, what we think or feel about a topic, as a form of writing.

Math/Science/Social Studies  In Math we worked on hidden parts of 8 and 9 and formation of both numbers.  We practiced counting objects in a variety of patterns as well.  In Science we focused our study of force on a change of speed and direction.  In Social Studies we identified the differences between a home problem and a school problem and practiced reading graphs to identify problems.  We also reviewed for our unit assessment this week.

Letters Of The Week:  Pp, Ee

Letters in Review: Ss, Mm, Rr, Bb, Tt, Nn, Aa, Dd, Oo, Ii, Cc, Gg, Hh, Ff

Words of The Week: my, he

Words in Review: the, I, can, see, like, to, look, at, come, and, a, we, go, in

Homework: Nightly Literacy Homework (including ABC book.)  Have your child fill out the sports ball sheet every night they do work and return this sheet every Monday.

Math: Module 1 Lessons:  lessons 25-28 and extra practice number writing, counting,  and recognition to 10 in all formations if needed.  Classifying objects and giving a reason why they were sorted the way they were.

Language: Continue to work on reading the sight words in their guided reading bag. You can have your child create a set at home to practice as well.

Leader In Me 

Don’t forget to check the Lindbergh tab at the top for school news and events!

Thank you for being understanding of my absences.  I am taking care of my mother who became unexpectedly ill and I may be out a day this week as well.  The children were in great hands with our staff at Lindbergh.  If have not yet signed up for our Halloween party and are able to donate, we are still looking for some more items.  Also, if you have not sent in a donation for our Boutique basket please do so by the end of the week so our homeroom moms have item to get our class basket together.

Have a wonderful week of learning!

News and Notes  Don’t forget to send in your donation for our class raffle basket!  All the proceeds from the basket raffle at the Boutique come back to our class!   Our Halloween party will be on October 31st from 10-11.  The kindergarten students will come to school dressed in their costumes.  Please make sure they have clothes underneath the costume because we will be taking them off at the end of the party in the room before lunch.  The children should bring a bag to put the costume in.  Full face makeup and weapons of any kind are not allowed in school even as part of the costume.  Please also leave accessories at home so they do not get lost.  You may send in a treat for your child to pass out if you wish.  Do not send anything with any type of nuts please.  We will be needing some items for our party.  If you are able, please use the link below to signup.  If you do not have a sign up genius account it is free and easy and will be used for items we need throughout the year.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0d4aaba622abfb6-halloween

Language Arts Last week we worked on the concept of breaking words into syllables.  We clapped to count the syllables in our names and other words around our room.  We spent time on identifying rhyming words in books we read.  We began to ask questions about the stories we were listening to and reading.  We asked and answered who was in the story, where did the story happen, when did it happen, and what happened.  You can have your child do this at home as well with the books they are bringing home and those you are reading to them.

Math/Science/Social Studies In Math we worked on numbers to 7, counting in various arrangements, and identifying hidden partners.  These are two numbers that make a number; 3 and 4, 2 and 5, 6 and 1, are all “hidden” in 7 .  In Social Studies we continued our unit on How to be a Great Lindbergh Flyer.  We introduced the term responsibility.  We distinguished between home and school responsibilities and created a graph to show some home responsibilities we have.    In Science we continued our unit on How Objects Move.  The children designed a test with balls and cars  to answer the question if pushing harder makes an object go farther.  We also examined how objects change direction when they move.  They will be performing a test they design next week.

Letters Of The Week:  Hh, Ff

Letters in Review: Ss, Mm, Rr, Bb, Tt, Nn, Aa, Dd, Oo, Ii, Cc, Gg

Words of The Week: go, in

Words in Review: the, I, can, see, like, to, look, at, come, and, a, we

Homework: Nightly Literacy Homework (including ABC book.)  Have your child fill out the sports ball sheet every night they do work and return this sheet every Monday.

Math: Module 1 Lessons:  lessons 21-25

Language: Continue to work on reading the sight words in their guided reading bag. You can have your child create a set at home to practice as well.

Leader In Me We worked on our Leadership journal on who can be a leader and tied it into the responsibilities part of Social Studies.

Don’t forget to check the Lindbergh tab at the top for school news and events!

Have a wonderful week of learning!

Live from Lindbergh, Its Saturday Night!!!
Welcome back for another Road Rally!  This year’s theme is Saturday Night Live and will be held on Saturday, November 3rd! We will meet in the teacher parking lot at school at 6pm! While not an official PTA event, this is a fun night for Lindbergh parents, teachers, and friends!
This is a exciting scavenger hunt through Dearborn! Start planning your costumes now! Cost is $10 per team member. Team Name and money can he turned into the mailbox of 140 South Martha. You can also hand it to Emily Blemenstein, Sonia Goff, or Erin Andrews! Teams can include as many members as legally allowed for the vehicle! Please have all envelopes turned in by October 29th!

News and Notes  Don’t forget to send in your donation for our class raffle basket!  See the post from last week for more details.  Please send in any more student information sheets for the PTA and our class homeroom moms.  The PTA asks you to continue selling the raffle tickets and send the money and/or unsold tickets back in the next few weeks.

Field Trip: Thank you for all those who volunteered!  We had a great time and learned all about apples, and mud!

Language Arts Last week we began our third Daily 5 choice, Listen to Reading.  We have various CD players with books on CD, bringing reading to the children so they have the opportunity to hear exceptional reading modeled daily.  We are also using the RAZ kids subscription as another choice for listening.  We practiced onsets by using word endings like -op and -it and changing the first sound to build new words.  This is an excellent activity to do at home as well.   In writing we worked on creating a topic list to use for our daily writing.  We will be adding the one sent home last week for homework to our writing folders tomorrow as well.  If you have not sent it back, please do so by tomorrow.

Math/Science/Social Studies In Math we worked on our mid module assessment.  We all began exploration of 6 and using a ten frame to count.  In Social Studies we continued our unit on How to be a Great Lindbergh Flyer.  We introduced the term fair and examined how being fair is not always the same.  Then we tried out voting and discovered voting is a fair way to make a group decision.  We also explored that we do not have the right to do whatever we want.    In Science we continued our unit on How Objects Move.  We performed a test to answer the question if pushing harder makes us go faster by timing our speed on the slide one at a time with 3 types of pushes.  Turns out, we go faster with a harder push.  Then the children wanted to know if we would go farther with a harder push.  We designed a new experiment and will test our hypothesis this week.

Letters Of The Week:  Cc, Gg

Letters in Review: Ss, Mm, Rr, Bb, Tt, Nn, Aa, Dd, Oo, Ii

Words of The Week: a, we

Words in Review: the, I, can, see, like, to, look, at, come, and

Homework: Nightly Literacy Homework (including ABC book.)  Have your child fill out the sports ball sheet every night they do work and return this sheet every Monday.

Math: Module 1 Lessons:  lessons 18-22

Language: Please send back the Topic List page by tomorrow if you have not done so.  We will be using them in class.  Continue to work on sight words in their guided reading bag.

Leader In Me We had our first First Class meeting last week.  We all went to various classrooms and met with a multi-age group to discuss being a leader at Lindbergh.  We will visit these rooms once a month to discover our role as a leader and study the 7 habits.  We also had our celebration assembly in which we highlighted students with perfect attendance, honored Lindbergh leaders with our Spotlight performances, and won our first whole-class award, the Golden Tray for keeping the cafeteria clean!

Don’t forget to check the Lindbergh tab at the top for school news and events!

Have a wonderful week of learning!

If you have not sent in your money and permission slip, please do so by tomorrow.  Please dress the children for the weather, as we will be walking into the orchard to pick apples and pumpkins, even if it is raining.  Pack your child’s lunch in a paper or plastic bag, stapled or tied closed, with your child’s name.  Please do not send any lunch boxes, cold packs, or glass.  We will not be bringing lunch boxes back since we will be carrying apples and pumpkins home instead.  Remember they will get cider and a donuts so their lunch does not need extra snacks or sweets.  Have your child wear a Lindbergh shirt or red shirt if possible.

If you have volunteered to chaperone, and your background check has cleared, please meet us at Lindbergh at 9:25.  Check in at the office and come down and wait outside our classroom.  I would like to check that you are still attending and I will hand you a list of students in your group.  You will then meet us at the orchard, as the children will travel with us on the bus and return with us on the bus.  We will all go into the barn at the white fence together for the lesson and then go to the hayride, where we will pick our apples and pumpkins.  We will meet in the store to eat our lunch, have cider and donuts, and then move outside to see the animals and get some exercise.  We will need to return to the front of the mill by 1:15 to get a picture and then we will board the bus.  Please make sure you have taken your group to the bathroom before we get on the bus.  The bathrooms are located outside between the barn and the store.

Have a great weekend!

News and Notes  Our class now has a subscription to RAZ Kids, a reading resource for both you at home and for us in class.  Please send in the $4 as soon as possible.  Remember, you will have your username and password for a whole year to continue reading over next summer.  I will send home your information this week!

Field Trip: Our first trip to the apple orchard is coming up October 8th.  Please fill out the permission slip and send it back with the money in an envelope marked with your child’s name and “Field Trip.”  We will be taking chaperones only if you have an approved background check completed in the office.  Chaperones will have to drive separately, as there will be no room on the bus.  Please see the permission slip for further details.

Language Arts Last week we worked on increasing our stamina during Daily 5.  We also began work on rhyming words and identifying beginning sounds in words.  Orally we worked on identifying and producing the beginning sounds.  This will help with reading unknown words and writing independently.  In writing we worked on using picture plans to help us with our writing details.  We also used tools like the ABC card and sight word lists in our folders to assist us during writing.  I have begun to conference with individuals with their worn, giving them individual goals as needed.

Math/Science/Social Studies In Math we worked on number formation 1-3, and review counting.  In Social Studies we continued our unit on How to be a Great Lindbergh Flyer.  We introduced the term respect and read scenarios about kids respecting others.  Then we discussed the definition of rules, reviewing our class rules and why we have rules.  We ended with rights, and how we don’t have the right to do whatever we want.  In Science we started our new unit on How Objects Move.  We  asked the questions and made some hypothesis’. Then we read science books and explored pushes and pulls as the first way objects move.  We located items in our school that can be pushed and pulled and drew them on our journal.

Letters Of The Week:  Oo, Ii

Letters in Review: Ss, Mm, Rr, Bb, Tt, Nn, Aa, Dd

Words of The Week: come, and

Words in Review: the, I, can, see, like, to, look, at

Homework: Nightly Literacy Homework (including ABC book.)  Have your child fill out the sports ball sheet every night they do work and return this sheet every Monday.  We will record it and put it right back in our folders.  Remember, I have a link to the homework possibilities and the ball sheet on here under the homework tab in case it gets lost.

**We only had 21/26 children turn in their ball sheet completed on time today.  Our goal and expectation is 26/26 every week. ***

Math: Module 1 Lessons: Mid Module Assessment 3 days, lesson 17-18

Language: Please read the directions on the Topic List sheet sent home today and have the children return it by Friday.

Leader In Me Last week we worked on using kind words and how to communicate a problem.

Have a wonderful week of learning!

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