Saturday, February 1, 2014

Weekly News: February 4-7

News: 

We had so much fun celebrating our 100th Day of School! Thank you for all of the help, donations, and snacks!! I can't believe we are more than half way through our school year together! I am so proud of your children for working so hard and for everything they have learned so far.

This week we will be learning all about our country and state. Please see our Reading section for more information. This will also be your sharing homework this week. You and your child can use the following website for fun facts on our National Symbols. http://bensguide.gpo.gov Just click on the K-2 section on Ben's kite and have fun learning! 



Upcoming Events:   
Monday, February 10th: NO SCHOOL!
Friday, February 14th: Valentine's Day 
Monday, February 17th: NO SCHOOL!
February 17th-21st: Last week of electives and Success Academy 
March 4th-8th: Read Across America Week and Dr. Seuss Celebration {more info coming soon!}
March 4th-13th: 2nd Trimester Parent Conferences {sign-ups coming soon!}
Friday, March 14th: SPECIAL ST. PATRICK'S WEAR GREEN CELEBRATION
March 17th-28th: SPRING BREAK!!!


If you are at the store and happen to think of us, we'd love.... 
LOTS AND LOTS OF VALENTINES STICKERS!!!!
Canon Printer Ink #210 and #211
Gallon Ziploc Bags
Any sort of small {or big} prizes for our class store


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 are reading books all about our country and our state. We will be learning all about our American symbols (flag, liberty bell, bald eagle, White House, Mount Rushmore, etc.) and our California symbols (state flag, state flower, state bird, etc.). We will learn the meaning behind the words of the Pledge of Allegiance. There is a note coming home on Monday with the words and the meaning of the Pledge of Allegiance. Please go over this with your child and discuss the meaning, as we will be doing the same in class. 

Writing: We will continue practicing writing a Step Up to Writing paragraph with a topic sentence, three things about that topic, and a conclusion sentence. 

Math: Since we have passed our 100th Day of School, we will start working on place value to the hundreds. We'll be learning that Zero the Hero (I'm sure you heard a lot about him on Friday!) is now our place holder in the tens place. 
We will continue working on addition and subtraction,decomposing, and counting coins.

Leadership:  Our leadership trait this month is FLEXIBILITY. Our kindergarten definition for FLEXIBILITY is: to go with the flow and be ready to change or compromise without complaining. 

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