Friday, April 12, 2013

Weekly News: April 15


News:

It is Spirit Week! We will have fun dressing up and showing our school spirit all week long. 

Monday: PJ Day
Tuesday: Sport Day 
Wednesday: Twin Day 
Thursday: Crazy EVERYTHING Day :) 
Friday: NO SCHOOL!

We will be having a Fun Math Center time on Thursday. If you would like to come in and play math games with us, you are more than welcome. 

Save The Date: We will be having a Mother's Day celebration on Friday, May 10 from 10:30-11:30. More information to come. We hope all of you mommies are able to make it!

The due date for the Community Service Projects has been set for our class: Presentations will be due the week of May 13-17. Presentations in the past have included: posterboards, journals, slideshows, books, and pictures documenting your 8 hours of community service. Please email me if you have any questions.

Upcoming Events:  
Friday, April 19: NO SCHOOL
Friday, May 10: Mother's Day Celebration 
May 13-17: Community Service Projects Due
Friday, June 7: Donuts with Dad - Father's Day Celebration 
Tuesday, June 11: End of the Year Field Day 
Wednesday, June 12: Last Day of Kindergarten Celebration 


What Are We Learning This Week?:
Sight Words: GOES, DOES, YES, NOT, WILL.

Letter Team: 
EA (we are learning that EA can make THREE sounds - long E like in SEASON, short E like in WEATHER, and long A like in BREAK). 

Reading:
 We will continue reading books about tadpoles and frogs. We will also read Froggy books. 


Writing: We are adding details to our stories. Some of us are even writing eight sentences now for Step Up to Writing, adding details after every "main idea" sentence.

Math: We have been working hard on "Ways to Compose and Decompose" the number 5. We have learned that we can make 5 with 4 and 1, with 3 and 2, with 5 and 0, and the reverse of each of those. You can help at home by asking your child questions like, "If I have three cookies and you have two, how many would we have together?" or "There are four cats inside, so how many cats are outside?" and  so on. It is our goal that every student be fluent in adding and subtracting to 5 by the end of the year. 
Every day, we will also work on a critical thinking math story problem to answer in our new math journals. I will continue asking students to "explain their thinking" and how they solved their problems.

Leadership: Our leadership theme for the month of March and April is INGENUITY. 

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