Tuesday, January 21, 2020




JANUARY 20-24, 2020     


Reading: This week’s story is a classic fable called “The Lion and the Mouse.” We will practice identifying the Main Idea (the important part of the story) in the story. The amazing words for the week include: jungle, nibbling, trembling, beast, snarled, and entangled. The sight words to focus are: they, you, and of. During the week we will also examine how to correctly write sentences. Children should know that a sentence is a complete thought. It starts with a capital letter, has spaces between words, and ends with a period.

Phonics:  This week is a continuation of the /o/ sound, spelled with letter Oo.  We will be practicing the short /o/ in the beginning, as well as the middle of words. We will also touch on some words with the long o sound made with a vowel-consonant-sneaky e pattern (ex. hole, code). Phoneme segmentation is also emphasized this week (breaking words into individual sounds- example: /c/, /a/, /t/ ).



Math: Unit 3 continues this week. This unit compares and orders numbers from 0 through 20. Remember to review concepts such as greater (more) and fewer (less), also practice counting backward  (20, 19, 18, 17…) and putting numbers in correct order.



Reminders:

~ Report cards will be sent home on Friday, January 24th. Please sign the envelope and return as soon as possible.

Specials:  Tuesday: Gym     Wednesday: Music      Thursday: Art     Friday: Library



Thank you for your continued cooperation!

Monday, January 13, 2020


January 13-17, 2020 
Reading: The title of this week's story is "Then and Now." This non-fictional story emphasizes how things we use today are different from things used long ago. We will practice how to draw conclusions in a story. We will also work on developing meaningful word groups when writing sentences. The amazing words presented will be: gears, webcams, phonographs, headphones, handwritten, and newspapers. The sight words we will focus on are: they, you, and of.
Phonics: The letter of the week is Oo. The children will work with the short /o/ sound, as in hop, as well as the long /o/ sound, as in hope.

Math: Unit 3 continues this week. This unit compares and orders numbers from 0 through 20. Students are creating groups that have 1 or 2 more, as well as 1 or 2 fewer. We are also putting random numbers in correct order.

Reminders:

~ Friday, January 17th is a dress down day. Students may provide a $1.00 donation in order to wear a Spartan shirt with jeans or sweatpants.

~ Please continue to practice sight words daily. The children are doing a great job reading these words in stories!

~ Also continue to practice letter sounds, segmenting words (cat- /k/, /a/, /t/), and blending sounds to read words.

~ Math skills to practice include: counting to 100, reading and writing 0-20, identifying 2D and 3D shapes.

Monday, January 6, 2020


January 6-10, 2020  

Welcome back to a regular schedule! I hope everyone enjoyed their holiday season. It is always nice to take a break and cherish the moments with our families. As we begin our new year, it is amazing to see how much your children have learned since September. I am impressed!

Reading: “Farfallina and Marcel” is the animal fantasy we will enjoy this week.  This is a heart-warming story about a duckling and a caterpillar. It helps the students understand how some animals change as they grow. The story uses plot identification as the skill to enhance comprehension.
Phonics: Ff is the letter of the week. The initial and final /f/ sound will be practiced, as in the words fountain and leaf.

Math: Unit 3 will continue this week. This unit will compare and order numbers 0-20. We are working with the terms greater and fewer.  We will determine a number that is 1 or 2 more than a given number. We will also determine 1 or 2 fewer. The unit also practices putting random numbers into correct order.

Reminders:

~ Please continue to practice sight words daily.

~ Also continue to practice letter sounds, segmenting words (this skill will help children learn how to spell when writing), and blending sounds to read words.

~ Math skills to practice include: counting to 100, reading and writing 0-20, identifying 2D and 3D shapes.

Specials:

Monday:Art, Tuesday: Computers, Wednesday: Gym, Thursday: Music, Friday: Art



Thank you for your continued cooperation and have a fantastic week!





Monday, December 16, 2019

Frozen at the Movie Theater!

December 16-20, 2019

We are truly enjoying “the most wonderful time of the year!”  The students have been working very hard this year. Their progress is tremendous! We have a busy schedule this week filled with many fun, holiday activities. Tuesday we will be visiting the high school to see the band and chorus holiday program.  Thursday is the PBIS Reward day.

We will be using Christmas stories this week to practice our Reading skills. While reading the stories we will discuss characters, setting, plot, and the sequence of the story. We will also search for sight words, compare and contrast stories, and classify and categorize the information in some of the books. Our weekly story is called “George Washington Visits.” This historical fiction helps us determine how life today is different than life hundreds of years ago.

Our Math Topic 2 will end this week. The lessons focus on how to read, write, and count numbers 11-20. Please continue to practice counting to 100, identifying the numbers, building the numbers with objects, and writing the numerals 0-20. 

Reminders:
~ Wednesday is “Ugly Sweater Day’ with a donation of $1.00.
~ Thursday is our monthly PBIS reward. The children are permitted to wear pajamas and board the polar express in our classroom. We will be watching the movie, enjoying hot cocoa and cookies, making a small craft, and coloring scenes from the movie.
~ Students will be dismissed at 12:00pm on Friday, December 2oth. School will resume on Thursday, January 2nd.
~ While you are looking for something to entertain your child over the break… Please try to practice the sight words and our fundamental skills. (letters and sounds, rhyming, identifying numbers, counting to 100, writing 0-20, etc.) Also take time to have your child practice reading with words they can sound out and blend. 

Remember to Take some time to enjoy the hustle and bustle of the holiday season!
~ Mrs. Green

Monday, December 9, 2019


December 9-13, 2019

The holiday spirit is upon us all. The excitement is in the air. We are trying our best to stay focused and meet our goals while participating in some fun holiday activities.

Our Reading story for the week is an animal fantasy called “Little Quack.” We will be practicing how to identify the plot in a story (The important things that happen in a story). This story is about a duckling that learns new things as he gets older. This gives us the opportunity to discuss verbs that are happening now and in the past. The amazing words presented in the story are: duckling, pond, paddle, plunged, proud, and brave. The targeted sight words are: me, with, and she. (As always, remember to practice sight words daily. The children are doing a great job progressing through the lists!)

Our Phonics letter of the week is Rr. The /r/ sound, as in reindeer, will be the focus in our lessons along with segmenting, blending, rhyming, and reading words.

Math: Numbers to 20 will continue this week. We are counting, reading, and writing numbers 0-20. Please remember to keep practicing correct number writing. Also practice identifying the missing number. (We are one point away from meeting our Spring Math goal!)



Reminders:

~ Wednesday, December 11th is a canned good dress down day. If your child brings in a canned good or a monetary donation to be donated to a local food bank, they will be permitted to dress down for the day.

~Our class will be buying at the Holiday Shop on Thursday, December 12th. 

~ Our Field Trip to ride the Santa Train will take place on Friday, December 13th. Children are encouraged to wear pajamas like the characters in the Polar Express story. (Chaperones are also welcome to dress the role!) Please do not forget to pack your child’s lunch in a disposable bag if you did not choose a school lunch for that day.

~The holiday concert will be held at the High School auditorium on Saturday, December 14th.  Kindergarten is scheduled for 10:00.






Tuesday, December 3, 2019


🎄     December 3-6, 2019     🎄

I hope everyone enjoyed their family time during the Thanksgiving break. We are now rolling into the most wonderful time of the year! This is the season for great excitement, as well as busy schedules. We will take some time to incorporate Christmas activities into our regular lessons over the next few weeks.  

Reading is moving on to Unit 3 this week! This unit discusses changes that occur around us. “Little Panda” is our first story. It is a nonfictional story that explains how a panda changes in its first year of life. The children will compare and contrast how a panda and her mother are alike, as well as how they are different. Verbs will be introduced this week. Our amazing words are: weigh, measure, healthy, bamboo, curious, and explore. New sight words presented this week include: me, with, and she.

Phonics: Two letters will be targeted this week: Bb and Nn. The initial and final /b/ and /n/ sounds will be practiced.



Math lessons will continue to work with the numbers 11-20. Our goal is to read, write, and count numbers up to 20. Please practice counting forward and backward from 0-20.


Reminders:

~Tuesday, December 3rd is Day 1 on the rotation schedule.

~ Please remember to return the letter to Santa that was sent home on Wednesday. We will deliver them straight to Santa when we attend our field trip.

~ The PTO is conducting the Holiday Gift Workshop next week. Our class buying day will be Thursday, December 12th.

~The Kindergarten field trip is Friday, December 13th.  Watch for information that will be sent home in your child’s folder.

~Mark your calendars…The Christmas Concert is scheduled for Saturday, December 14th at the high school auditorium. Kindergarten will hit the stage at 10:00am. Please have your child arrive by 9:30 in order to prepare.

Have a nice week!
🎅






Tuesday, November 19, 2019


November 18-22, 2019

Reading: “Jack and the Beanstalk” is the modern fairy tale that we will be reading this week. This fun story helps us further understand the difference between realism and fantasy. We will also point out realism and fantasy in some Thanksgiving stories this week.

Phonics: We are practicing beginning, middle, and final sounds in words. (For example: the word cat has 3 sounds: /k/, /a/, /t/. Please review all letters and their corresponding sounds with your child to see where they might be having difficulty.

Math: Numbers 11-20 are still the focus of our lessons. We are learning how to read, write, count, and represent these numbers. Another skill we are practicing is counting forward and backward on a number line. Please take some time to review this skill at home, along with counting to 100.

Reminders:

~We try to get outside for recess as often as possible. Please be sure to have your child wear a heavy coat to school. Also practice having your child put their coat on and zip or button it closed.