Monday, May 21, 2018


Week of May 21-25, 2017

Reading:  Our new story is called “Alistar and Kip’s Great Adventure.” This is an animal fantasy about a dog and a cat. They build a boat and sail to the sea.  We will use the plot of this story to discuss how friends can work together to build things. Our amazing words are: gathered, drifting, island, distant, voyage, and aboard. The sight words we will focus on are: for, my, of, we, and yellow.

Math: Our kindergarten math lessons are complete! We are beginning our “Step Up to First Grade” Lessons. These topics introduce skills the children will see next year.

 Important News:
~ Kindergarten Graduation will be held on Tuesday, May 22nd in the High School Auditorium at 1:00pm.  Doors will open at 12:45. Please keep in mind that hairstyles should accommodate a graduation cap. The children will be walking up and down steps to the stage, along with standing on risers. Please plan shoe styles accordingly.

~ Friday, May 25th is Carnival Day. Please make sure your child is wearing socks and sneakers along with shorts for this fun-filled day of activities.  Don’t forget the sunscreen!

~ School is closed on Monday, May 28th for Memorial Day.

~ Dibels tests took place last week. Thank you for all of your review and practice at home. The children did an amazing job! I am so proud of their progress.

Specials:

Monday- Art                  Wednesday-Music                 Thursday-Library




Monday, May 14, 2018


Week of May 14-18, 2018
"Kick Butts" day activities were held inside due to the weather. Students from the high school discussed the negative effects of tobacco. 

Reading: This week’s story is called “Building Beavers.” It is an informational text discussing how beavers build their homes. We will be practicing how to find the main idea in stories. We also are continuing to write telling sentences correctly. (Capital letter at the beginning, finger space between words, period at the end.) The amazing words for the week are: beaver, lodge, paddle, river, stream, and lake. The sight words to review are: the, was, to, like, and from.

Phonics: Ee is our focus letter. Initial and medial /e/ will be reviewed. We will also work on long vowel sounds.

Math: Topic 12 will be tested this week. Measurement is the focus. We are comparing objects by length, height, capacity, and weight.


Reminders:
~ Dibels tests will take place on Wednesday, May 16th.   Please continue to practice letter naming, phoneme segmentation and nonsense words. Speed is important!

 ~ There will be a Spartan dress down day on Friday.  Students may pay $1.00 to wear jeans or sweatpants with a Spartan shirt.
~ Tuesday, May 22nd is Kindergarten Graduation. It will take place at 1:00 pm in the high school auditorium. Information and tickets will be sent home during the week.

~ Don’t forget to keep practicing those sight words!

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

Tuesday, May 8, 2018


Week of May 7-11, 2018
Cinco de Mayo Fiesta

Reading:  “Old MacDonald had a Workshop” is the story for this week. This animal fantasy answers the question, “What tools do you need to build things?” We will be reviewing characters and introducing prepositional phrases. The amazing words are: saw, hammer, file, drill, screwdriver, and chisel. We will concentrate on the following sight words: where, that, is, come, and go.


Phonics: Short and long vowel sounds are revisited, with the focus on Oo. The letter is reviewed in the beginning, middle, and even the end of words.

Math: We are working on Topic 12 this week. Measurement is the focus. We will compare objects by length, height, capacity, and weight.

Reminders:
~ The Book Fair is this week. Parent night is Monday, May 7, 2018. Our class will be shopping on Thursday, May 10th.
~ Friday, May 11th will be a dress down day. Students may pay $1.00 to wear a Spartan shirt. For an additional $1.00 they may wear their favorite hat.
~ Please continue to practice sight words daily. We are very proud of the progress everyone is making!
~Kindergarten Graduation is Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 1:00pm in the high school auditorium.

Specials:

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


Monday, April 23, 2018


Week of April 23-27, 2018
Thank you to the PTO for our ice cream party reward.
Your generous donations helped create the winning basket for our grade level.

Reading: “This is the Way We Go to School” is the title of this week’s story. This informational fiction story explains the ways children around the world get to school. Drawing conclusions is the comprehension skill taught this week. We will also revisit how to identify verbs as action words in sentences. Our amazing words are: cable car, horse-and –buggy, Metro line, trolley, skis, and vaporetto. The sight words to focus on are: where and come.

Phonics: Two letters will be featured this week. Yy makes the /y/ sound, as in yak. Qq’s sound is /kw/, as in quilt.



 Math: We are beginning Topic 11. This unit decomposes numbers 11 to 19. The students will be using ten frames to break apart the numbers into parts that show ten ones and some further ones.



Reminders:

~ Kindergarten Graduation Pictures are scheduled for Thursday, April 26th .

~ The reading teachers will soon begin their end of the year testing. Your child will be required to write dictated sentences. (They must use capital letters at the beginning, finger spaces between words, and punctuation at the end. For words they do not know how to spell: have them sound out the word and write the sounds they hear.) They will also need to identify, write, and give the sound (along with a word) for each letter of the alphabet. Another assess will determine how many words can be written correctly in a 10 minute time frame. Practice word writing regularly. Remind your child to use sight words, word families, colors, numbers, familiar names, etc.  

~ Math testing will also take place. Students will be comparing number quantities, identifying numbers 0-100, and naming the next number randomly.

~ Please continue to practice ALL sight words daily. The 96 word goal is definitely in reach!


Monday, April 16, 2018


Week of April 16-20, 2018

Reading: "On the Move!” is this week’s story. This is an informational text that will discuss how people in different parts of the world travel.  Main Idea is the comprehension skill to review. We will also learn more about nouns in sentences. The amazing words from the story are: travel, llama, submarine, kayak, dogsled, and double-decker bus. The targeted sight words are: when and come.
Phonics: Two letters will be targeted this week. We will work with the letters Vv (with the /v/ sound as in van) and Zz (with the /z/ sound as in zebra).

Math:  After testing Topic 9 (Composing Numbers 4-10), we will begin Topic 10. These lessons will continue composing numbers from 11-19. Please practice addition stories and sentences, along with the plus and equal signs.

Reminders:
~ Please continue to practice all sight words daily. Congratulations to the students who are able to read all 96 words! The goal is definitely in reach for those who are not quite there yet.
~Practice writing words and sentences. Sentences should start with a capital letter, contain a space between words, and have an ending mark.
~Please send Spring photo payments in as soon as possible. If you are not purchasing the pictures, please return the package.
~Friday, April 20th is a Spartan Dress Down Day.  Students may donate $1.00 to wear jeans or sweatpants with a Spartan shirt.
~Kindergarten Graduation Pictures will be taken on Thursday, 4/26/18All students will be photographed for the class photo and white collared shirts are required to be worn under the graduation gown.  Please keep in mind that graduation caps will also be worn when planning hairstyles!
~Many thanks for the basket raffle donations! Our basket was a wonderful prize that some lucky winner is definitely going to enjoy.

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

     


Monday, April 9, 2018


Week of April 9-13, 2018
We really enjoyed our Dr. Seuss activity with students from Bloomsburg University!

Reading:  “The Little Engine That Could” is our story for the week.  This classic fantasy is used to teach about the work done by trains. Students will identify the 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 continue this week. We are practicing different ways to arrange groups when making the numbers 4-10. Please practice the plus and minus sign with your child. Also practice writing number sentences for addition and subtraction.



Reminders:

~North Schuylkill is hosting a Community Movie Night on Friday, April 13th @ 7:00 PM in the High School Auditorium.

 ~The PTO Basket Raffle is this weekend (Saturday, 4/14 and Sunday, 4/15). Our “Cold Drinks” basket looks like a wonderful prize. Thank you for the generous donations! Remember to visit the Raffle to try your luck. . (The kindergarten class with the most tickets in their basket will earn an ice cream party.)

~ Continue to practice ALL sight words EVERY night. I am very happy with the progress I am seeing in our reading skills!

~ Please continue to practice writing words and sentences. Repetition leads to success!

Specials

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










Monday, April 2, 2018


Week of April 2-6, 2018
Happy Easter!

Reading:  “Trucks Roll!” is our story for the week.  This is a rhyming, nonfiction book that presents types of transportation to help people do their jobs. We will practice how to compare and contrast to build comprehension. 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: Our feature letter of the week is Uu.  The short /u/ sound, as in umbrella, will be taught in the initial and medial position of words.



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:

~The PTO basket auction is scheduled for April 14th and 15th. Our class is composing a “Cold Drinks” basket for the event. Please send your themed items or monetary donations to by April 5th in order to receive the free dress down ticket required for the Friday, April 6th dress down day. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions. We appreciate your cooperation! Many thanks for the donations we have received!


~ Spring Pictures are scheduled for Tuesday, April 3rd.



~ Please continue to practice sight words daily. I am so happy to see the students recognizing these words immediately when they are reading. It is very beneficial to improve their fluency.


Specials:
MON. Art TUES. Computers WED. Music THURS. Guidance FRI. Gym