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
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!