Monthly Archives:January 2019

News  NO SCHOOL Monday, January 28th due to weather.  Please check the district site for further updates.   Report cards will be going out as soon as we come back to school.

Now that there is snow on the ground, please remember the children need to have snow pants and boots to be able to play in the snow.  Without them, they will go out and have to stay in the center of the blacktop.  Please also replace wet clothes in the lockers and include a few pairs of dry socks.  These seem to get wet even with boots.  We will go out if the wind chill is above 20.  Our afternoon recess is quick and we will just do blacktop without boots and snow pants to optimize learning time.  Continue to have the children practice zipping and putting on their own boots and snow pants at home so we can get out in a timely fashion.

Language Arts  Please continue to have the children fill out the nightly literacy recording sheets and return them every Monday.  Our class goal is everyone turning in their homework on time.  We completed our first spelling test!  The children were sent with their new spelling words written in their notebooks last Thursday.   Missed personal words will be on their test again the following week and we will move on with the new pattern.  Please keep all spelling notebooks in the reading bags and have them returned to school each day since we will be using them in class.

Math/Science/Social Studies  In Math we completed Module 3 lessons through 18.   Please continue to use words like longer/shorter, heavier/lighter, and more and less to keep the information fresh.  In Science we did our first experiment and found out that ice turns to water when it melts.  This took 46 minutes in our classroom.  We will continue to explore more about sunlight this week.  We may need to use some artificial light to work through this unit in the middle off winter!  In Social Studies we shared our timelines.  The children did a great job explaining their pictures and they are proudly hanging in our hallway.  We started our new unit on geography with a discussion of where we live.  We will be working from small; our house, to large; our world in this unit.  One unit goal is that all children learn their address and an important phone number by the end of this unit.

Letters/Digraphs Of The Week:  sh

In Review: Ss, Mm, Rr, Bb, Tt, Nn, Aa, Dd, Oo, Ii, Cc, Gg, Hh, Ff, Pp, Ee, Vv, Zz, Uu, Ll, Ww, Jj, Yy, Zz, Kk, Qq

Long Vowels A, O, I, E, U, Digraphs ch,

Words of The Week: am, have

Words in Review: the, I, can, see, like, to, look, at, come, and, a, we, go, in, my, he, is, has, are, for, here, you, this, little, did, not,she, said, get, it, big, an, me, went, with

Spelling Words -an pattern  fan, pan, man

Homework:

Math: Module 3 Lessons:  lessons 19-22

Spelling:  Practice pattern words and personal words in Spelling notebook.  Tests will be every Thursday.

Literacy: Continue practicing reading, sight words, and spelling words daily.  Use at least 1 night a week for writing practice with your child.  They can write about what they did in school, family time, friends, practices, ect.  Goals include capital letters at the start of the sentence only, punctuation at the end, spaces, and details in the writing.  We should be at about 2-3 sentences on 1 topic.

Leader In Me 

We will be reviewing the first 3 habits, Be Proactive- you are in charge of you, Begin with the End in Mind- have a plan, Put First things First- work, then play.  Don’t forget to worry about your circle of control- only take care of what you can take care of.  Please continue to use these phrase at home and be an example of using the 7 Habits in your own daily life.  Let this be a journey your whole family embraces!

Valentine’s Day is a great day to celebrate friendship.  We will not be having a party with parent volunteers,  but we will be having a treat and passing out Valentines. We will be celebrating on February 13th however, because the 14th is a half day for students and I am being sent to a PLC training for the Kindergarten team.  I thought it best I am there for our friendship celebration so the day before works well. If you would like to volunteer to bring in the few items we need, please click the link below.  If your child chooses to make valentines to pass, please remember we have 18 children and have a valentine for everyone. If you are attaching a treat, no nuts of any kind please.  I am also including a few items we will need for the 100th day of school.  More information to come on that exciting event  Thank you for all signing up!!!

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News I hope you had a restful and reflective long weekend.  As we enter the third marking period, we say goodbye to 8 of our classmates moving across the hall to Ms. Miles class.  They will be joined by 9 of Mrs. Ruselink’s students.  All the children will be better served by smaller class size and more individual instruction time.  Please be supportive of your child who may have a good friend that moved over, and positive about the changes.  Change can be challenging for all.  We would like to welcome Ms. Miles to our team!  She comes with excellent teaching experience and will serve our Lindbergh students well!

Report cards will be going out this week.  Please look for the gold envelope and take out the report card, sign the envelope, and return the envelope, empty, as soon as possible.

Our class is in need of a family or 2 to make play dough.  There are many recipes on line to use, any are fine.  If you could make 2 batches every 2 weeks or so, maybe alternating with other family our class would love it!  I am guessing with the cold we will be inside for more recesses in the coming month or 2.  Play dough is also a great tool for fine motor practice!

Now that there is snow on the ground, please remember the children need to have snow pants and boots to be able to play in the snow.  Without them, they will go out and have to stay in the center of the blacktop.  Please also replace wet clothes in the lockers and include a few pairs of dry socks.  These seem to get wet even with boots.  We will go out if the wind chill is above 20.  Our afternoon recess is quick and we will just do blacktop without boots and snow pants to optimize learning time.  Continue to have the children practice zipping and putting on their own boots and snow pants at home so we can get out in a timely fashion.

Language Arts  Please continue to have the children fill out the nightly literacy recording sheets and return them every Monday.  Our class goal is everyone turning in their homework on time.  We will begin spelling today.  The children were sent with their spelling notebooks in their reading bags last Friday.  We will work on the 3 pattern words in class during the week.  Your child should work on the 3 personal words on their own each week.  These words were chosen after we did individualized pretests last week.  On test day they will have the 3 pattern words and bonus word that follows the pattern.  If they learned the pattern, they will be able to spell the bonus word.  They will then complete the test with our spelling mom helpers.  Missed personal words will be on their test again the following week and we will move on with the new pattern.  Please keep all spelling notebooks in the reading bags and have them returned to school each day since we will be using them in class.

I am also resuming guided strategy reading groups with the children this week after I completed assessments.  I have reorganized groups and reading bags will once again go home 3-4 times a week.  Continue practicing reading, sight words, and spelling words daily.  Use at least 1 night a week for writing practice with your child.  They can write about what they did in school, family time, friends, practices, ect.  Goals include capital letters at the start of the sentence only, punctuation at the end, spaces, and details in the writing.  We should be at about 2-3 sentences on 1 topic.

Math/Science/Social Studies  In Math we completed Module 3 lessons through 15.  I did the mid module assessment last week on comparing objects length, weight, and capacity.  Please continue to use words like longer/shorter, heavier/lighter, and more and less to keep the information fresh.  In Science we have been journaling the weather conditions and temperature to look for patterns.  We have noticed the temperature goes up in the afternoon and will investigate why soon.  We also discussed cause and effect for the clothing we chose for the weather.  In Social Studies we completed our history assessment and those will go home today.  We started to share our timeline and will continue to do so this week.  I will be hanging them out in the hall for all to see.

Letters/Digraphs Of The Week:  ch

Letters in Review: Ss, Mm, Rr, Bb, Tt, Nn, Aa, Dd, Oo, Ii, Cc, Gg, Hh, Ff, Pp, Ee, Vv, Zz, Uu, Ll, Ww, Jj, Yy, Zz, Kk, Qq  Long A, O, I, E, U

Words of The Week: went, with

Words in Review: the, I, can, see, like, to, look, at, come, and, a, we, go, in, my, he, is, has, are, for, here, you, this, little, did, not,she, said, get, it, big, an, me

Spelling Words -at pattern  cat, sat, hat

Homework:

Social Studies Timelines were due last Friday.  If you did not turn one in, please do so tomorrow.

Math: Module 3 Lessons:  lessons 16-19

Spelling:  Practice pattern words and personal words in Spelling notebook.  Tests will be every Thursday.

Literacy: 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.  Writing sentences using only 1 capital letter to start the sentence, spaces, and periods will reinforce writing skills.

Leader In Me 

We will be reviewing the first 3 habits, Be Proactive- you are in charge of you, Begin with the End in Mind- have a plan, Put First things First- work, then play.  Don’t forget to worry about your circle of control- only take care of what you can take care of.  Please continue to use these phrase at home and be an example of using the 7 Habits in your own daily life.  Let this be a journey your whole family embraces!

Valentine’s Day is a great day to celebrate friendship.  We will not be having a party with parent volunteers,  but we will be having a treat and passing out Valentines. We will be celebrating on February 13th however, because the 14th is a half day for students and I am being sent to a PLC training for the Kindergarten team.  I thought it best I am there for our friendship celebration so the day before works well. If you would like to volunteer to bring in the few items we need, please click the link below.  If your child chooses to make valentines to pass, please remember we have 18 children and have a valentine for everyone. If you are attaching a treat, no nuts of any kind please.  I am also including a few items we will need for the 100th day of school.  More information to come on that exciting event!

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Dear Parents,

At the end of the day today, we informed all the students of our new Kindergarten classroom opening on January 22, 2019.  If your child is moving to the new classroom, you will find a letter in their communication folder.  More information will be sent next week.  Have a great weekend!
Ms. Tiba
Mrs. Stetz

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Below you will find a description of our grade level timeline project.  I will be sending this note home tomorrow with the children, but I wanted you to have a copy here as well.

Timeline Project

 

Kid’s Heart Challenge

Mr. Harvey sent home information today about signing up for the Kid’s Heart Challenge with the American Heart Association.  Please take a look at the packet and consider signing up and having the children take a challenge.  Even $5 can make a difference in the life of a child.  As the children get donations, they will earn prizes that can be clipped to their backpacks.  Mr. Harvey will distribute these when the children go to gym.  The class with the most students signed up will also win a party!  Be a Heart Hero!

Welcome back!  I hope you had a restful and relaxing break.  Remember it will take a few days for the kids to get back into a routine.  Don’t be surprised if they are tired!  It is important to get back into a regular schedule, including bed times.  Don’t forget to pack an afternoon healthy snack each day and snow pants and boots for snow, along with gloves, hats, and a change of socks and clothes for their lockers.

Language Arts  Before break we worked on long i sounds and producing middle sounds in CVC words.  I will be reviewing silent e this week to go with our study of long vowels.  This will be for the purpose of explaining why they say their name and for those who are ready, for writing as well.  Homework for long e will be coming home today.  Please continue to have the children fill out the nightly literacy recording sheets and return them every Monday.  Our class goal is everyone turning in their homework on time.  I will begin assessments for Reading this week during our rounds of Daily 5.  This will take a week to do as I will be pulling each child individually and listening to them read and complete word analysis assessment task.  The children will be choosing books independently from their level.  We will resume guided groups as soon as I finish and reevaluate the groups based on needs and goals.

Math/Science/Social Studies  Before break we were working in Module 3 on measurement.  We are comparing objects length and height using words longer than, shorter, than and taller than instead of bigger.  Please try to use this vocabulary at home as well.  We completed our Science 5 senses assessment and Social Studies Economics units before break.  I will be sending home science tests this week.  Social Studies went home before break.  We will begin our weather unit for Science this week and the History unit for Social Studies.

Letters Of The Week:  Long e

Letters in Review: Ss, Mm, Rr, Bb, Tt, Nn, Aa, Dd, Oo, Ii, Cc, Gg, Hh, Ff, Pp, Ee, Vv, Zz, Uu, Ll, Ww, Jj, Yy, Zz, Kk, Qq  Long A, O, I

Words of The Week: it, big

Words in Review: the, I, can, see, like, to, look, at, come, and, a, we, go, in, my, he, is, has, are, for, here, you, this, little, did, not,she, said, get

Homework:

Long vowel page- going home Monday.

Math: Module 3 Lessons:  lessons 9-13, and extra practice number writing to 10, counting to 50,  and recognition to 20 as needed.  Review of flat shapes, circle, square, rectangle, triangle, and hexagon, along with solid shapes, cylinder, cone, cube, and sphere as needed as well.

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.  Writing sentences using only 1 capital letter to start the sentence, spaces, and periods will reinforce writing skills.

Leader In Me 

We will be reviewing the first 3 habits, Be Proactive- you are in charge of you, Begin with the End in Mind- have a plan, Put First things First- work, then play.  Don’t forget to worry about your circle of control- only take care of what you can take care of.  Please continue to use these phrase at home and be an example of using the 7 Habits in your own daily life.  Let this be a journey your whole family embraces!

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Have a wonderful week of learning!

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