Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Our First Weekly News:

News: 

We had a great first two days of school! Thank you parents for attending Back to School Night and for ALL of your generous donations! Thank you so much!

Thank you to the parents who signed up to be my "Daily Morning Folders" helper. This will begin tomorrow!

 Daily Morning Folder Helpers are: 
Monday: Amanda Scherneck
Tuesday: Amanda Scherneck
Wednesday: Erin Lane 
Thursday: Megan Petty
Friday: Amanda Scherneck 

Classroom volunteers during "center time" will begin sometime in mid-September - I will let you know when the time comes! 

If you are able to help copy and prepare materials for the next few weeks of kindergarten, I will have my "Friday Prep Time" materials out in the classroom on Friday. I really appreciate all of your help and support!

Throughout the year, I will be sending out many parent emails. This is the most convenient form of communication for me. I sent out a first email in order to be sure I have all of your correct email addresses.  If you did not receive the email, either I typed it incorrectly or I did not have one for you.  If you would like to be added to the list when I email information, please let me know.  If this is an inconvenient way for you to communicate, please let me know that as well. I also have a "updates by email" link on the website - if you check the bottom of the left-hand column, you will find the "Updates by Email" gadget. Feel free to submit your information to receive an email EVERY time I update our website! 


What Are We Learning This Week?:

Sight Words: WE, CAN, SEE, A.

Letter Team: EE (like in SEE and BEE).

Reading: We are reading Big Books by the author, Joy Cowley. Students are learning one-to-one matching (see the Reading Strategies tab for more information). We are also reading books about the beginning of school and books about being friends in school.

Writing: We are writing a book together about shapes using our sight words of the week. This week we are learning that a sentence starts with an uppercase letter and ends with a period. We are working on putting finger spaces in between our words. We are also learning that our ABC Sound Chart helps us to identify sounds/letters in words. This sound chart can be found on the back of your homework folder! 

Math: We are learning to identify, order, write, and count numbers to 30.We are also learning the days of the week and months of the year.

Leadership: Here at ILCS, we focus on a certain leadership theme each month. This month our theme is "orderliness". We will discuss ways to be orderly and responsible at home and at school. 

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