Sunday, November 28, 2010

Weekly News: November 29

Welcome back! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving week off with your families! There is A LOT going on in these next three weeks so please take a moment to read...

I very much enjoyed meeting with all of you during our parent conferences and felt that our discussions were extremely beneficial. Looking forward to spending the rest of the year with you and your child!

We are surprisingly running out of a few classroom supplies so I have updated our "Classroom Wish List". Please visit this page if you are able to donate in any way. Thank you!

After my latest assessments, I have moved around a few students for reading groups. This week, if your child is bringing home a book that has been previously read, please know that I am focusing on fluency with your child.

Upcoming Events:


Monday, December 6th: Our Drama classes proudly present, "A Classic Christmas". Come support your ILCS friends (and Miss Reeve!) and see a great show! The show will take place at the Bryant St. campus church at 6:00.

Wednesday, December 8th: SANTA WORKSHOP 12:00-3:00 open at our West Campus for kiddos to come by and make a fun Christmas craft (for a small fee per item made). If you are able to help out at this event, please contact Michele or PTO :)


Thursday, December 9th: ILCS WINTER PERFORMANCE 5:30-7:00 at the Parkview Middle School Fine Arts Building. Our class will be singing "Jingle Bells" with the other kindergarten classes! Come watch your adorable children!!

Friday, December 10th: SUPER SANTA SHOP for all ILCS kids to shop this year will take place 2:00-7:00 at the Bryant St. Campus!!!!

Friday, December 10th: Our next Kindergarten Copy-Staple Party! Mark your calendars now!! :)

Friday, December 17th: Our Kindergarten Christmas Centers & Pizza Party - more information to come!!

What Are We Learning This Week??:

Sight Words: BY, OUR, WHO, THING, THINK.

Letter Team: GE/GI (the soft sound of G which sounds like J, like in GENIE and GIRAFFE) and INK (like in PINK, SINK).

Word Family: INK.

Leadership Theme of the Month: SELF-CONTROL. We will also be discussing GENEROSITY in our classroom and how we can give to others and show our generosity during the holiday season.

Reading: In the 1st trimester, we learned many strategies to help us with our decoding and reading. Now we will begin discussing the way our reading makes us think. We will study and learn about SCHEMA and MAKING CONNECTIONS. Check your child's GO Folder for a special Parent Newsletter all about this new study! This week, we will read books about the holidays, Santa, generosity, and our poem of the week, "S-A-N-T-A".

Writing: We are learning to add details to our writing using the 5 W's (who, what, where, when, why). We are learning to write more than one detailed sentences on the same topic. 

Math: This week, we will begin MATH TIMED TESTS. Students will be timed on addition skills and move up levels at their own pace. We are also learning the addition "DOUBLES" in our fun DOUBLES SONG.

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