Saturday, January 28, 2012

Weekly News: January 30-February 2

We had so much fun celebrating 100 days in kindergarten! Pictures coming soon! :)

We are in need of LOTS AND LOTS of empty Capri Sun boxes!!!! If you have any please send them to school with your child! Thank you very much!!!

I placed our Scholastic Book Orders this weekend! Thank you for your order!! 

A Look Ahead: NO SCHOOL Monday, February 13th and February 20th due to President's Day and NO SCHOOL March 5 through March 16 due to Spring Break. Our second round of Parent Conferences will be shortly after 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 will be due and presentations will take place at the end of our school year, but we wanted to tell you about it now so you have time to start thinking about what you would like to do. 


What Are We Learning This Week??: 

Sight Words: QUESTION, WRITE, WITH, SAW, FROM.

Letter Team: QU (we are learning that QU are married because they are always together!) and WR (the W is silent!).


Reading: This week, we will read books about Groundhog's Day and our poem of the week, “Mr. Groundhog”.


Writing: We will continue working on making three or more SEPARATE sentences on ONE topic. We have been thinking of topics in our brain then counting our sentences on our fingers before we begin writing. Please practice this 3-sentence-writing with your child at home. It will help students to realize when one sentence ends and when another begins.
Math: Students are doing really well on our Excel Math Curriculum. We are starting to learn how to subtract and how that is different than addition. Some of us are getting tricked by the signs, so please help your child to remember to look at the sign and tell you if they are supposed to add + or subtract -. Students will continue working on worksheets at their level. Please continue to work on circled problems that students are missing and reinforcing these concepts at home.

Leadership:
Our new theme for February and March is THOUGHTFULNESS.

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