Saturday, November 8, 2014

Weekly News: November 10-14

News:

There is no school this Tuesday, November 11th due to Veteran's Day.

Parent conferences begin THIS week! I am looking forward to meeting with all of you to discuss your child's growth in the classroom. Because we only have so much time per conference, I'd like to politely ask that you arrive on time so we can make the most of our time together. Please make other arrangements for your children, as parent conferences are for parents and teachers only. Our schedule for this week is:

Monday
7:15 Gideon 
1:00 Tyler
1:30 Sloan
2:00 Grace

Wednesday
7:15 Luke
1:00 Abbie
1:30 Whitney
2:00 Gen

Thursday

7:15 Katie
1:00 Colben
1:30 John
2:00 Allison

Our kindergarten classes will be having a combined Thanksgiving Feast on Friday, November 22nd. We will be making many items for our feast in the classroom together.  If you would like to come help set up and make this a wonderful Thanksgiving Feast for our kids, you are welcome to join us next Friday at 12:00. Thank you in advance for ALL of your help! We are looking forward to a great, big Thanksgiving celebration together!

A few weeks ago, I sent home our November/December Book Orders. Book Orders will be due next Friday, November 21st. They will be here just in time for Christmas! Take advantage of this wonderful offer - books make GREAT Christmas presents! 

Our canned food drive is still going on. Kindergarten's suggested canned goods are: Canned Veggies and Evaporated milk.  Thank you for contributing to make a wonderful holiday for families in need.

This will be the last week of electives until after Thanksgiving break.


Upcoming Events: 
November 1-12: Holiday Food Drive Kindergarten classes to donate evaporated milk and canned veggies

November 10-20:  Parent Conferences 

November 10:  Patriotic Day  Wear red, white, and blue

November 11:  No School - Veterans Day

November 14:  Last day of electives for this trimester

November 21: Kindergarten Thanksgiving Feast

November 24 - 28:  Thanksgiving Break - No School

If you are at the store and happen to think of us, our classroom would love: 
Headphones  
Treasure Box Prizes 
Stickers 

What Are We Learning This Week?:
Sight Words: THROUGH, TOUGH, ENOUGH, AROUND.

Letter Team: 
 
GE/GI (the soft sound of G which sounds like J, like in GENIE and GIRAFFE) and OUGH (makes the sound OO like in THROUGH and UFF like in TOUGH). 

Reading:
 We will continue to read many books turkeys and pilgrims and Indians, as we prepare for Thanksgiving. 
We will practice all of our reading strategies learned so far. Students will continue to read their self-selected good fit books and paper books from their book boxes. 

Writing:
 We will continue to write three sentences on one topic, focusing on neatness, proper punctuation, capitalization, and spacing. I will begin Writing Conferences with students this week, where I will meet with students one-on-one to discuss individual writing goals.

Math: 
 We will continue to work on our Math Journals, fun Thanksgiving story problems, and ipad games. Students have been learning about different types of story problems - adding, subtracting, adding groups, sharing, and comparing. We have been working on different WAYS to solve problems, such as using our fingers, drawing a picture, counting up or counting backwards, and using resources around us. 

Leadership: Our leadership theme for the month of November is Gratefulness. What wonderful sharing we got last week on this topic!

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