Monday, April 17, 2017


Week of April 17-20, 2017



Reading:  The story for the week is “The Little Engine That Could.” This classic fantasy is used to teach about the work done by trains. Students will identify plot in stories to build their comprehension skills. We will revisit the concept of nouns and learn about writing formal letters. The amazing words this week are: engine, passenger, mountain, tracks, roundhouse, and valley. The sight words featured include: what, said, and was.

Phonics:  We will continue working on Uu with the initial and medial /u/ sound, as in umbrella and tub. Vv will also be introduced this week.



MathTopic 9 (Composing and Decomposing Numbers to 10) will be tested this week. Please practice the plus and minus sign with your child. Also practice writing number sentences for addition and subtraction. After this test, we will continue composing the numbers 11-19 in Topic 10.



Reminders:

~ United States projects will be presented this week.

~ Remember to practice ALL sight words EVERY night. Time is winding down to learn the 17 lists of 96 words!

~ Please continue to practice writing words and sentences. Also review DIBELS skills. Repetition leads to success!

~The NSE Art Show will be held in the cafeteria on Wednesday, April 19th from 4:00-6:00pm.

~Kindergarten Graduation pictures will take place on Thursday, April 20th. All children will be photographed. There will be no make-up pictures. Students need to wear a white collared shirt. Please keep hairstyles simple enough to be worn with a cap. If purchasing a picture package, please send payment in the picture envelope by Wednesday.

~Students who earn this month’s positive behavior reward will participate in an Egg Hunt on April 28th. Please encourage good behavior!



Specials:

Mon. Music          Tues. Computers         Wed. Library          Thurs. Art         Fri. Gym



Have a very good week!


Monday, April 10, 2017


Week of April 10-14, 2017



Reading: This week’s story is called “Trucks Roll!” This rhyming, nonfiction book discusses what types of transportation help people do their jobs. We will practice how to compare and contrast to build comprehension skills. Prepositions will be introduced and poems will be practiced. The amazing words in the story are: trailers, cabs, haul, steering wheel, truckers, and headlight. The sight words to focus on are: what, said, and was.

Phonics: This week’s feature letter is Uu.  The short /u/ sound, as in umbrella, will be taught in the initial and medial position of words.



Math: Topic 10 (Composing Numbers 11 to 19) is a hard concept for the children. Therefore, we will continue with extra practice on these concepts for the week. Please help your child remember the equal, plus, and minus signs.



Reminders:

~There will be no school on Friday, April 14th.

~ Kindergarten Graduation Pictures will be taken on April 20th. If you wish to purchase a package, please send in the envelope along with your payment as soon as possible. Keep in mind that all students will be photographed for the class photo. Therefore, children must wear white collared shirts that day.

~ Thank you for your donations to our PTO Road Trip Basket. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

~Please continue to practice sight words and word writing daily. I am seeing great improvements!



Specials:

Mon. Computers          Tues. Book Exchange         Wed. Art          Thurs. Gym




Monday, April 3, 2017


Week of April 3-7, 2017



Reading: We will be reading an informational text that discusses what kinds of transportation help us in an emergency. The story is called “Mayday1 Mayday!” Cause and Effect is the comprehension skill we will continue to develop. The amazing words are: rescue, yacht, mechanic, pilot, sailor, and shimmering. The popular sight words are: yellow, blue, and green. Writing practice will focus on using question marks and uppercase letters appropriately. Sentences that rhyme are also used throughout the week.

Phonics:  The letter of the week is Xx. The final /ks/ sound will be stressed, as in the word box.



Math: Composing and decomposing numbers to 10 is continued this week. Making whole groups using different parts is the idea we are working on. We are writing number sentences to show these different parts. (ex. 4+4=8, 3+5=8, 2+6=8)  We will also learn how to use a graph to solve a problem.



Reminders:

~ The PTO Basket Auction donations are due by Tuesday, April 4th. Each child is encouraged to donate a “Road Trip” item or a monetary donation in order to purchase these items.  Thank you to all who have made their donations! Remember to visit the auction on April 8th or 9th to try your luck.

~ All Spring Pictures or money for the packages should be returned ASAP.

~ Please remember to practice sight words daily. The goal is to learn 17 lists containing 96 words! Many children are getting very close to this goal. Thank you for your help!

Specials:

Mon. Computers      Tues. Library      Wed. Art      Thurs. Gym      Fri. Music





Have an excellent week!

~ Mrs. Green




Monday, March 27, 2017


Week of March 27-31, 2017


Reading: We will be starting a new unit this week. The theme is “How do people and things get from here to there?”The first story is an animal fantasy called “Max Takes the Train.” It will teach realism and fantasy while discussing different types of transportation. The students will have some practice with sentences that ask questions. The amazing words are: plane, jetway, subway, tunnel, ferryboat, and sidecar. The sight words are: yellow, blue, and green.

Phonics: All letters and sounds are practiced in words daily. The two we will focus on this week are: Jj and Ww. We will work with the /j/ sound, as in jaguar; along with the /w/ sound, as in watermelon.



Math: Topic 9 will begin this week. The students will be Composing and Decomposing Numbers to 10. We will learn different ways to make numbers 4 through 10. Number sentences will also be written for these groups. (ex. 3+1=4, 2+2=4)



Reminders:

~Please remember to practice all sight words daily. We are getting so much closer to the 96 word goal!

~Spring picture money should be sent to school as soon as possible. The picture package should be returned if you do not plan on making the purchase.

~Friday, May 31st will be a dress down day for autism awareness. Students may bring $1.00 to wear a blue shirt along with jeans or sweatpants.

~The PTO basket auction is scheduled for April 8th and 9th. Our class is composing a “Road Trip” basket for the event. Please send your themed items or monetary donations to school as soon as possible. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions. We appreciate your cooperation!

Specials:

Mon. Computers       Tues. Book Exchange       Wed. Art       Thurs. Gym       Fri. Music

Have a wonderful week!



Monday, March 13, 2017

Week of March 13-17, 2017

Reading: “Abuela” is the story we will be reading this week. This fantasy story is about a little girl and her grandmother exploring a big city. To build comprehension we will be identifying the setting in stories. The amazing words presented in the story are: abuela, flock, airport, adventure, city, and harbor. The sight words to focus on are: here, go, and from. We will also discuss using the pronouns and me in sentences. Rhythm and rhyme will be taught in poems.
Phonics:  Our letter of the week is  Ee. We will continue learning the initial and medial /e/ sounds in words.

Math: We will close up Topic 8 this week (Understanding Subtraction).
The test will be on separating stories, taking away, comparing groups that have more or fewer, using the minus sign, finding differences, and subtraction sentences.

Reminders:
~ Please remember to continue practicing sight words daily.
~ The PTO Chinese Auction is scheduled for April 8th and 9th. Our class is composing a road trip basket for the event. Please send donations to school as early as possible. We appreciate your cooperation.
~ Friday, March 17th is a Spartan dress down day. Students may pay $1.00 to wear a Spartan shirt with jeans or sweat pants.

Specials:  Mon Music   Tues Computers    Wed Library    Thurs Art    Fri Gym
(If there is a snow day, the specials are pushed to the following day. Ex. If we are off Tuesday, Wednesday will be computers, Thursday will be library, etc.)

Enjoy your week!
~ Mrs. Green


Monday, March 6, 2017


Week of March 7-11, 2016


Last week was very busy. We were celebrating Read Across America week with Dr. Seuss stories. Phonics and Language Arts activities were incorporated into these lessons. Therefore, we will not move on to another reading story yet.



Reading: We will continue the informational text called “If You Could go to Antarctica.” The comprehension skill we will practice while reading is Classify and Categorize. The amazing words are: Antarctica, continent, icebergs, penguins, seals, and whales. The sight words to focus on are: here, go, and from. We will also continue working on writing sentences correctly with capital letters and periods.

Phonics: The letter of the week is Ee. We will discuss both the long and short sound for this vowel. However, the focus is on the short /e/ sound, as in egg. The sound will be taught in the beginning and middle of words.



Math: Topic 8 is introduced this week. The theme is “Understanding Subtraction.” We will use stories to separate, take away, and compare groups. The minus sign will also be presented.



Reminders:

~ As always, please continue to practice sight words daily. 96 words are the goal!

~ This week is Newspaper in Education Week. You are encouraged to read the paper with your child for 10-15 minutes each day. (You can pick out letters or sight words, count words in sentences, sound out familiar words, etc.). The “I’m a Reader” forms should be returned next week.

~ The PTO is holding a Chinese Auction on April 8th and 9th. The theme for our class basket is Road Trip. We are asking for donations to create a prize. Any item relating to a car ride could be placed in this category. (Papers were sent home for suggestions. Please contact me if you need any further clarification). If you prefer, monetary donations will also be accepted to purchase these items. Thank you for your support!

~ Wednesday, March 8th is a data delay.

~ Spring pictures will be taken on Thursday, March 9th. Please complete and send back the forms that were sent home. All students will be photographed. You will have the option to purchase the package once they arrive.


Specials:  
Mon.Book Exchange       Tues.Art       Wed. DATA DELAY      Thurs. Gym       Fri. Music

 

Have an excellent week!  
~ Mrs. Green


Friday, February 24, 2017


Week of February 27- March 3, 2017



Reading: We will complete “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” this week.  The next story is an informational text called “If You Could Go to Antarctica.” The comprehension skill in this story is classifying and categorizing. The amazing words for the week are: Antarctica, continent, icebergs, penguins, seals, and whales. The sight words stressed this week are: here, go, and from. We will also discuss how to write sentences correctly. Capital letters and periods will be stressed further this week.

Phonics: Ee is the letter accompanying these lessons. We will discuss both the long and short sound for this vowel. However, the focus is on the short /e/ sound, as in egg. The sound will be taught in the beginning and middle of words.



Math: Topic 7’s “Understanding Addition” will finish up this week. This topic teaches joining groups, using the plus sign, finding sums, and writing addition sentences. Topic 8 “Understanding Subtraction” will also begin.  The lessons include separating groups, taking away, using the minus sign, finding differences, and writing subtraction sentences.



Reminders:

~ As always, please continue to practice sight words daily. 96 words are a lot!

~ On Friday, March 3rd, the children will celebrate “Read Across America” with Bloomsburg University students. These guests will read Dr. Seuss stories and provide some fun, educational activities.

~ The PTO is holding a Chinese Auction on April 8th and 9th. Check your child’s folder for a letter regarding our basket theme.



Specials:   Mon. Library     Tues. Art    Wed. Gym    Thurs. Music     Fri. Computers



If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.



Have an excellent week!

~Mrs. Green