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
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!!!