Leadership Day and PTA News

Picture Day is tomorrow!  They will only be taking pictures of children who ordered on line or bring in an envelope tomorrow.  Please remind your child to hand it to me right away.  We have music practice and pictures right away so I will not have time to look through everyone’s folders.

Leadership Day at Lindbergh is fast approaching!  Please sign up below if you plan on attending this event.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfxUOSSNHpxAjUEVrtMVw0ZnMUBLcyONbT6mrLW2zufzGoZQQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

It’s time for our annual Lindbergh Sock Hop!
Sign up here to donate items and to volunteer for this fun-filled family event:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090e4caaa72da4fd0-family1

Be there or be square! 

Kid’s Heart Challenge

Greeting Flyers Family,

I would like to update you regarding our Kids Heart Challenge that ended on March 1st.   With your support we have raised $10,850 for the American Heart Association this year. Amazing work!

Even though our donation window is closed for this school year, we still have one more week to sign up online and take the challenge for a stronger and healthier life.  I am encouraging all of our students to “Take the Challenge”, choose water over sugary drinks, exercise for 60 minutes daily or do a kind deed daily.  It is free to sign up, and students will receive a glow in the dark wristband for their dedication to a healthy lifestyle.  If we can get 50% of our student population here at Lindbergh to Take the Challenge, we will be able to receive an additional $500 to purchase new PE equipment for the students to enjoy! We are only 5 students away!  The deadline to register and/or raise donations for the American Heart Association is Friday, March 8th.  Let’s all get healthier together!

Jump online, take the Challenge and be a Heart Hero!

http://www2.heart.org/site/TR?pg=company&fr_id=3998&company_id=168622

Thank you so much for supporting healthy habits and the American Heart Association!

Mr. Harvey

News You Can Use 3-4-19

News  If you have not sent in your Lego family brick and shamrock, please do so as soon as possible.  March is Reading Month!  Check out the calendar on the previous posts if you need another copy.

Language Arts Last week we worked on long i words with a silent e again, reading, listing for, and writing them.  We also practiced answering questions form narratives.  In writing we added details and tiles.  We read an excellent series of books, Library Mouse al about a mouse who “writes what he knows!”  The children have been writing their own books at work on writing just like Sam the mouse!

Math/Science/Social Studies In Math we started Module 4.   We are working on number bonds, a model to show addition and subtraction. Some of the children are having difficulty with this new strategy.  Keep up with daily math homework.  These short activities reinforce our daily work in class and solidifies the foundations the children will need later in the year and next year in math.  You can access the Eureka Math site, or use the parent tip sheets to help if needed.  In Science we started our study of severe weather conditions.  We have looked at tornadoes and blizzards, watching clips, hearing facts, including where they most often occur,  and discussing precautions people can take if this sever weather is coming.   In Social Studies we were studying the Michigan map, reinforcing where we live and making our own map keys.

Letters/Digraphs Of The WeekL: long o spelled with i silent e

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, sh, th, wh, qu

Words of The Week: your, got

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, am, have, put, on, make, by, they,us, no, want

Spelling Words -ap cap, map, lap

Homework:

Math: Module 4, lessons 6-10

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

Literacy: Long o page- coming home Tuesday

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 continue habit 4 this week, Think Win-Win with work in our Leader In Me journal.

March Is Reading Month

March celebrates reading month.  As a school, the team has put together a calendar to help with activities the whole school will be participating in.  Although activities on this calendar are a choice, they are fun ways to involve reading and literacy each day.  Some activities are class activities and will earn us a ticket to win the big reading prize at the end of the month.  Please choose to participate if at all possible.  I have included another copy of the calendar below.  Our class would also like to invite you to read to us during the month of March.  I have created a sign-up genius to choose a day if you are interested.  You can choose 1 book to bring and read or I can provide you with one if you prefer.

Reading month calendar 2019

Sign up to read:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0E4EADAC2EA5F85-march3

Other Notes:

If you have not completed your Lego family brick, please do so as soon as possible.  If you need another copy, I have included it below.

Lego Bricks Family leaders 1

Shamrock page went home today for Leader In Me.  Please complete, color, and cut them out by Tuesday!  This helps promote leadership in and out of school!

NWEA scores are coming home on Friday.  Please look for them in your child’s backpack.

2-25-19 News You Can Use

News  Our class is in charge of announcements next week.  I will be sending home a page on Tuesday explaining all the opportunities your leaders have to contribute.  I will also be sending home spotlight sheets.  If your child has a special accomplishment, please return these with a photo if you choose.  Some will be displayed in our room and some in the showcase by the main entrance.

Language Arts Last week we worked on long a words with a silent e again, reading, listing for, and writing them.  We also added to our list of word endings, to now include -s to mean more than one and -ing for when someone is actively doing something.  We practiced retelling stories read to us, including all the events in order, naming characters, setting, problems, and solutions.  In writing we returned to narrative writing.  We practiced using a 3-part picture plan to help us write 3-sentence or more stores.  We also began practicing adding titles to our pieces of writing.  Keep writing at home as one of the Literacy options for homework.  Make sure the children are stretching out the sounds they hear.

Math/Science/Social Studies In Math we completed Module 3.  We started the assessment and will complete it today.  I will be sending their in-class books home today as well as their new Module 4-6 homework  books.   Both of these should remain at home.  We started Module 4 today.  Keep up with daily math homework.  These short activities reinforce our daily work in class and solidifies the foundations the children will need later in the year and next year in math.  In Science  we constructed shade structures for our counting bears, reinforcing the idea that the sun warms the Earth.   The structures came out great and the lessons learned while working in a team will help on the next team activity.  Teamwork is a hard skill when working on a project at this age.  I am proud of how they came together after day 3 and produced their structures.  Look for pictures soon.  In Social Studies we introduced symbols and map keys.  We were able to follow directions on a bedroom map and then created our own maps of our bedrooms using a map key and symbols.  These were drawn in our Soical Studies journals and they will come home at the end of the unit.

Letters/Digraphs Of The WeekL: long i spelled with i silent e

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, sh, th, wh, qu

Words of The Week: no, want

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, am, have, put, on, make, by, they,us

Spelling Words -in, bun, sun, fun

Homework:

Math: Module 4, lessons 1-5

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

Literacy: Long I page

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 begin habit 4 this week, Think Win-Win with a reading of the story in the 7 Habits of Highly Effective Kids book.

PTA News

Hi Everyone, just a quick reminder we have a Lindbergh School Dine Out tonight- Wednesday, February 20th at Famous Hamburger ( 22207 Michigan Ave, Dearborn).    You can dine anytime between 2pm-10pm and 10% of the proceeds comes back to Lindbergh PTA and you don’t have to cook dinner!!!!  It’s a WIN-WIN in FLYER terms!!   Bring in your flyer and tell them you are there for Lindbergh.  Flyers were sent home last week but there are extras in the office, on the Facebook page and in the weekly blast and Remind app.  Thank you for all of your continued support for our little Lindbergh Flyers!!!  The PTA.

News You Can Use 2-19-19

News 

Language Arts  Last week we worked on answering and asking questions while we listened to good texts.  This skill can be practiced at home every you read to your child or they read independently.  Ask questions and encourage them to ask questions.    We also worked on informational writing, by reading books, filling out a plan called a circle map, and using that map to create a first draft; putting our thoughts into sentences.  We also edited and illustrated our paper.  Thank you to all the family members that came in to help.  We will need you again later in the year as we revisit this topic and write animal research papers.  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.   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. Please help remind your child these should all be lowercase letters and practice b/d at home.  I will mark these wrong because they change the word.

Math/Science/Social Studies  In Math we completed Module 3 lessons through 26.   Continue using the words more than and less than when comparing everything at home.  Add in how many more or less than  by using the stem; “I have 6. 6 is 1 more than 5 or  6 is 1 less than 7.”   In Science we did our next experiment and found out that the sun heats the Earth’s materials and that water takes longer to heat then soil or rocks.  We finished the first part of our assessment on sun warming the Earth.  We are continually checking weather and looking for patterns.  In Social Studies we moved on to looking a maps, and how they are drawings of a place from above. We will continue this week.

Letters/Digraphs Of The Week:  qu- no page in book- done in class, and long a spelled with a silent e

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, sh, th, wh

Words of The Week: they, us

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, am, have, put, on, make, by

Spelling Words -op pattern  cop, hop, mop,

Homework:

Math: Module 3 Lessons:  lessons 27-31

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

Literacy: Long A page

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 had our First class session and Habit 3 review last week, along with our school monthly leadership assembly. The children created lists of what is a “Big Rock,” items that are a priority to do first, and items to do after, play.

 

 

100th Day/Valentines

We will be celebrating both the 100th day and Valentine’s Day tomorrow now, Wednesday!  Dress like you are 100, bring your 100’s snack and bring in your valentines.  No Nuts of any kind please!  If you decide to write individual names, here is the class list, but this is not necessary.

Jennah      Zach         Amelia     Anthony      Max     Ben     Evelyn     Manessa     Libby     Cain     Karrar     Mahdi        Layla        Kenzie         Joseph      Christian         Jude           Summer

Remember Thursday is a half day, please send a snack.  We get out at 11:45.  I am being sent to an in-service that morning.  Friday and Monday there is no school, winter break.  Over the long weekend, reminder to read and write with your child.  Ask them questions and challenge their thinking. With all the days off consistency has been difficult.  Work on more than and less than in Math, weather in Science- temp changes, sun warming the Earth, and maps in Social Studies.

Extra Information/Changes

Parent Helpers: We will be doing our writing lesson that we should have done today on Thursday at about 10:15 if you are willing and able to help out.  This will go until lunch at 11:00.  You are welcome to stay in the cafeteria with your child if you choose.  Thank you again to those who came on Tuesday!

100th Day  We will be celebrating our 100th day with special activities on Tuesday February 12th.  We have had many date changes, but this is the day!  We are going to embed our 100th day actives into our regular curriculum.  We will be dressing like we are 100 years old that day! Grab those canes and wigs and dress up for fun!  I am asking you also send in a 1ooth day snack that day.  This is a snack for your child that is 100 pieces of something.  It can be healthy or not, but have the children count out the 100 pieces themselves and send them in a bag.  Please do not send in any nuts or seeds of any kind.  Some examples are 100 goldfish, cereal pieces, m&ms, popcorn etc.  We will eat these in the afternoon after we do some math work with them!

From the PTA: Book Fair

This is a reminder that our Scholastic book fair will run from noon until 4:00 on Thursday. Since we missed school on Wednesday, we have decided to open for ONE hour on Friday from 12:30-1:30. Clean up will begin promptly at 1:30. If there is anything you would like to purchase, please make sure you come between the above times.  Thank you so much for supporting our school!

Valentines Candy Grams are due on Thursday for Kindergarten since we do not have school on Friday.  Please make sure you cut them apart and send the tags and money in an envelope marked candy grams.

Parent Help for Writing/ Lunch

I am looking for 3-4 parents to come in tomorrow at 11:45 and Wednesday at 11:45 if possible to help with writing.  Tomorrow we are working on finding information in books to add to our circle maps.  Wednesday wee will be using the same books and circle maps to turn our facts into sentences.  These are all steps leading to writing a Kindergarten research paper later in the year.  I will have the children in small groups of 4.  Please respond here if you are able to come either or both days.  Thanks!

More lunch changes!

Wednesday, 2/ 6
1st Choice – Cheesy Garlic Flat Bread
2nd Choice – Cheese Pocket Pizza
Thursday,  2/7
1st Choice – Bean and Cheese Burrito
2nd Choice – Cheese Pocket Pizza
Friday, 2/8
Remains the same. No changes on Menu.
1st Choice – Fish Patty
2nd Choice – Cheese Pocket
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