Thursday, September 14, 2017

1st nine week, 4th week newsletter

Coming Up...

Language Arts:
Establishing reading workshop routines
We will be reading that are about the Alphabet and include rhyming words.
We will also be reviewing and assessing letter names and sounds.

Handwriting:
Establishing routines during handwriting
·         letter shape/size
·         directionality
·         fine motor control
·         sitting correctly
We will be working on capital letters:
F,D, P, B

Writer’s Workshop:
Establishing Routines and writing words to match a picture & sharing stories with our friends.

Sight Words:
Please review these words at home:
We, I, can

Math:
We will be working on Number Sense 1-10
Exploring with manipulatives and learning guided math expectations.

Science:
We will continue studying our Five Senses.


Important Dates:

Sept. 22- Kinder-2nd Grade Assembly

Sept. 29- Community Helper Presentations- 12:45-2:15- See link below if you are interested in presenting
October 9- Parent/Teacher Conferences

October 9-10- No School 
HOMEWORK

*Remember to read every night for 15 minutes, review letter names, letter sounds, practice writing name and number writing.
Enjoy your weekend! J

1st nine weeks, 5th week newsletter

Coming Up...

Language Arts:
Colors- we will be discussing characters, action & prediction.

Handwriting/Phonics:
Sight Words for the week: I, A, go, am
Handwriting letter & Phonics (sounds)

Math- We will begin our unit on sorting and graphing. Our vocabulary words are attribute, organize, data, sorting & sorting rule.  Please discuss these words at home when asking about your child's day.

Science-We will continue to work on counting, writing, recognizing and problem solving using numbers to 10 or higher
         
  HOMEWORK

*Remember to read each night for 15 minutes.
**Please review letters and sounds with your child. 

**Practice writing the letters of the alphabet & numbers (1-15) or more if possible.    Please remind your child that when you want to write a letter/number you always start at the top.

 Important Dates:

Sept. 22- Kinder-2nd Grade Assembly
Principal 2nd cup of coffee meeting

Sept. 29- Community Helper Presentations- 12:45-2:15- See link below if you are interested in presenting
October 9- Parent/Teacher Conferences

October 9-10- No School for students

October 20- Kinder-2nd Grade Assembly

Have a Great Weekend!

Monday, September 4, 2017

1st nine weeks, week 3 newsletter

This week in kindergarten....



Language Arts/Phonics: 
Establishing reading workshop routines

We will be reading books about letters.

We will also be learning letter names and sounds.

Handwriting: 
Establishing routines during handwriting
letter shape/size/sounds
directionality
fine motor control
sitting correctly
We will be working on capital letters starting next week-


Writer’s Workshop:
Establishing Routines and writing words to match a picture.

Sight Words:
Please review these words at home:
I, can

Math:
We will be working on writing numbers appropriately to 10 and working on counting, using five & ten frames to compose numbers.

Science:

We will be discussing five senses and continue to work on rules/routines during Science.


Lunch:
Please make sure that your child is able to open all containers and items in their lunch boxes by themselves.  The cafeteria staff is struggling to assist to with all of the students eating during our time.  Suggested containers-
Zip-loc bags, foil or plastic containers that are easy to open.


Important Dates:

*Monday, September 4th: No School

*Wednesday, September 6th: 
Parent Information Night
Session 1: 5:00- 5:45
Session 2: 6:00-6:45

Tuesday, September 12th: Author Cameron Oliver visiting. Order forms for her book were sent home in Thursday folders.

Individual Picture Day: Sept. 29th (more info. to coming at a later date)


HOMEWORK

name writing using capital letter first then lowercase (ex: John).
read each night for 15 minutes, 
review letter names, & sounds
draw a picture and practice sounding out words to label each item in the picture
number writing to 10 or higher

Saturday, August 26, 2017

1st week success!


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We have had such a wonderful week!! Thank you for helping to make this such a fun and smooth week for our little learners. We are so thrilled to be on this journey with you and truly appreciate the trust that you place in us!

Below you will find our first newsletter! This has great information about what we are learning as well as important dates! Be sure to check it out!


Coming Up...

Phonemic Awareness: We will be working on letter names, sounds,
and making words.

Reading: We will be learning about skills that good readers use and practice reading workshop routines.

Social Studies: We will be discussing rules and learning more about each other.

Writing: We will be learning routines for Writing Workshop.

Math- Exploring math manipulatives and learning about Math.


Science - We will be introducing Science Tools & Science Notebooks

Important News
Monday, August 28th. Meet the teacher info. sessions! We have 2 times so you can choose which one to attend. We will meet in our classroom. Please make arrangements to leave students at home for this evening. 
Session I
Admin
Session 2
5:00-5:35
5:40-6:00
6:10-6:45

September 4th- Labor Day/No School

September 7th- PTA/Club Night- 6:00 in the Cafeteria


September 8th- Grandparents Day Lunch during your child’s Lunch time. 




Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Welcome to Kindergarten!



Welcome to Kindergarten!

Our Supply Drop Off Day is on Friday, August 18 at 2:30pm.  The supplies will be dropped off in your respective teacher's classroom after a brief orientation in the cafeteria. We are excited about meeting you and getting to know your child.We look forward to a fantastic school year.  See you on Friday! 





Thursday, May 18, 2017

4th 9 weeks, week 8


Kindergarten News 

May 22-26, 2017


Learning This Week

Science/Social Studies:
We will be learning about different ocean animals. We will discuss these animal’s ocean homes and other distinguishing characteristics.

Reading:  Non-Fiction books about different types of animals to go along with our Science unit.  We will read and make connections to the stories.

Writing/Language Arts:
We will continue practicing different styles of writing (fiction and non-fiction).

Popcorn (Sight) Words: a, at, and, an, can, do, will, it, go, in, is, like, me, my, see, the, to, we, come, no, so, mom, dad, he, she, I, am, here, was, of, on, for, are, of, will, get, do, was, up, out, by, her, his, said, have

Bonus Words:
about, after, because, been, came, could, down, going, have, how, some, would, your, there, these, very, other, our, put, many, their, where, what, they, saw, make, just, should, their, which, from, then, who, over, been, went, over, carry, been, don’t, wouldn’t

Math: We will continue to work on problem solving (joining, separating, sharing and comparing). We will be using larger numbers in our problems and looking for more efficient strategies. We will continue to work on writing explanations.

Important Dates:

May 29- No School

May 30- Game Day- Bring a game from home

May 31- Kindergarten Awards Assembly @ 9:00
End Year Party @ 9:45- please feel free to take your child home after the party. 

June1- Art/Creation Day
Last Day of School


Thank you for your continued help and support at home.

  Order your school supplies for First Grade: The information below is from the school website and flyers were sent home in Thursday Folders.



Friday, May 12, 2017

4th 9 weeks, week 7


Kindergarten News
May 15-19, 2017

Learning This Week

Science/Social Studies: We will continue our Project Based learning unit about Spiders.  The end of the unit project will be a photo story that will be shared with parents and other audiences through email.

Writing: We will be doing research about Spiders and create non-fiction books with the information we have learned.

Language Arts: We will be reading fiction & non-fiction books about spiders. We will be making predictions about the stories and making connections.

Popcorn (Sight) Words: a, at, and, an, can, do, will, it, go, in, is, like, me, my, see, the, to, we, come, no, so, mom, dad, he, she, I, am, here, was, of, on, for, are, of, will, get, do, was, up, out, by, her, his, said, have

Bonus Words:
about, after, because, been, came, could, down, going, have, how, some, would, your, there, these, very, other, our, put, many, their, where, what, they, saw, make, just, should, their, which, from, then, who, over, been, went, over, carry, through, been, don’t, wouldn’t

Math: We will be reviewing different math concepts while working that go along with our Spider PBL unit.

Important Dates:

May 29- No School

May 30- Game Day- Bring a game from home

May 31- Kindergarten Awards Assembly @ 9:00
End Year Party @ 9:45, Parents - students are allowed to leave with parents after signing out at the end of the party.  

June1- Art/Creation Day
Last Day of School


Thank you for your continued help and support at home.

  Order your school supplies for First Grade: The information below is from the school website and flyers were sent home in Thursday Folders.





Kindergarten End of Year Awards Ceremony
May 31st at 9:00.  Please join us afterwards in the classroom for our class party 9:45-10:45




All books are due back in the library by Friday, May 19th! This includes parent checkouts of books and math pentathlon games.  Overdue notices will be sent home the week of May 15th.  Please look diligently for missing books before paying for them, as they are often found on home bookshelves, under car seats, and in school book bins.  Thank you!

Happy Mother's Day to all of our wonderful moms!