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Sunday, February 27, 2011

Weekly News: February 28

We had a fantastic time on our field trip to see the Bernstain Bears. We all decided that Papa Bear was our favorite character! Thank you to our chaperones! 

It's Read Across America Week and we are celebrating Dr. Seuss' birthday! As part of our Read Across America celebration, we are welcoming guest readers into our classroom throughout the week! We will have guest readers in our class all week long. We will also be eating Green Eggs and Ham on Friday! See the sign-up sheet on the classroom door if you are able to contribute. Thank you!

Report cards and parent conferences are NEXT WEEK! Thank you for signing up for a parent conference time! I look forward to meeting with you again and discussing your child's growth from the past few months!

Miss Reeve's Drama class will be performing "A Tribute to Dr. Seuss" next Monday, March 7th 6:00 at the Bryant St. church! You are welcome to come watch our ILCS 1st and 2nd grade friends perform!

A Look Ahead: NO SCHOOL March 14 through March 25 due to Spring Break.

Community Service Project: Every student at Inland Leaders is required to participate in a Community Service Project of his or her choosing. The requirement for kindergarten students consists of 6 hours of service. Projects in the past have included: collecting food and clothing for homeless shelters, collecting and donating to various organizations and charities, volunteering at senior citizen homes, animal shelters, and the humane society. Each child is then required to present their project in class. Presentations in the past have included: posterboards, journals, slideshows, books, and pictures documenting the project from start to finish. This is a great way to serve the community as a family. COMPLETED PROJECTS AND PRESENTATIONS WILL NOT BE DUE UNTIL MID-MAY!!!

What Are We Learning This Week??:

Sight Words: There will not be any new sight words introduced until after Spring Break.  Please take this time to review ALL of our words introduced so far.  Remember, sight words are words that your child should recognize instantly.  These are not words your child should be sounding out!  Please continue to work on these words. 

Letter Team: We have learned all of our letter teams! Please review ALL letter teams! If you do not have letter team flashcards, PLEASE MAKE THEM AND FLASHCARD EVERYDAY! 

Leadership Theme of the Month: Our new theme for the months of March and April is SERVICE.

Reading: We will continue to ask questions, make predictions, and use our schema before, during, and after our reading. We will continue reading AR books and taking AR quizzes to assess our comprehension. This week, we will welcome guest readers, read lots of Dr. Seuss books and read our poem of the week, “Green Eggs and Ham”.

Writing: I am so thrilled with so many friends applying the new "Step Up to Writing" program into their daily classroom writing and weekly homework. We will continue to learn how to write topic sentences, conclusion sentences, learn transition words, and learn how to add details to our writing. 

Math: We will continue to work on all of our math concepts that we have learned so far. Students have been doing a great job on Excel Math. Please go over these pages everyday. I circle math problems that children have a difficult time with in class. Please go over these problems with your child during homework time. Thank you!


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