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Friday, January 26, 2018

Weekly News: January 29-February 2

We had so much fun celebrating our 100th Day of School! Thank you for all of the help, donations, and snacks!! Make sure you check out our pictures on ParentSquare. 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 about Groundhog's Day and beginning to learn all about our country. Please see our Reading section for more information. You and your child can use the following website to check out fun facts on our National Symbols. http://bensguide.gpo.gov There is a lot of information and some fun learning games and activities to explore.  

Our field trip is next Tuesday! We will be going to the Children's Museum of the Desert. Permission Slips for this field trip will be sent home Monday - please sign and return as soon as you can. On this day, we will be leaving school immediately at 8:00 (please do not be late!) and returning around 12:30. On this day, please pack your child a lunch in a paper bag.  No lunch boxes please. We will be eating our “sack” lunches at the museum following the tour.  Chaperones can choose to ride or follow the bus and need to pay a small fee at the Museum door ($5.00 in exact change) Please remember that school policy states NO SIBLINGS. Thanks! We are looking forward to a wonderful field trip! For this field trip, we are asking for a $15 donation into our Dollar A Day Kindergarten fund. This donation will help cover the cost of the tickets and bus. Here is the link: Dollar A Day. 

We are STILL in need of LOTS of empty Capri Sun juice boxes!!!! If you have any please send them to school with your child! Thank you very much!!! Note: if you could please open the boxes at the side (not in the middle around the edges) that would really help us out! Thank you!

Upcoming Events:  
Tuesday, February 6: Field Trip to the Children's Museum 
Monday, February 12: NO SCHOOL 
Wednesday, February 14: Valentine's Day Centers
Monday, February 19: NO SCHOOL

What Are We Learning This Week?:


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

This week we are reading books all about our country. We will be learning all about our American symbols (flag, liberty bell, bald eagle, White House, Mount Rushmore, etc.) We will learn the meaning behind the words of the Pledge of Allegiance. 

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. 

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 discuss how many hundreds, tens, and ones are within a given number and create number sentences to match. You can help at home by asking your child about tens and ones. ("My number is 16, how many tens and ones does that have?" Your child should be able to tell you that it has one ten and six ones, as well as give you the number sentences to match 10+6=16 or 16-10=6.) This week, we will also focus on sorting and graphing. 

Leadership: We will continue to ROAR and discuss what it means to have a growth mindset!


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