Friday, May 25, 2018

Weekly News: May 28-June 1



I hope you had a relaxing Memorial Day weekend with your families. Can you believe we only have seven more days of kindergarten?? The students have been working SO HARD learning this year! We will enjoy our last 7 days together doing fun end-of-the-year projects, playing games, reading our favorite books together, and writing about everything we have learned in kindergarten and how much we have grown! 

There will be no more book bags coming home this week and this will be our LAST WEEK for folders. On Friday, your kiddos are coming home with a LARGE BROWN BAG filled with all of our kindergarten work, kindergarten folders, writing portfolios, special projects, and Father's Day gifts. 

Report cards will be coming home on the last day of school. I hope that you continue to read, study those flashcards, write, and practice math over the summer so that you are even more prepared to be a first grader. I also wanted to let you know that Smarty Ants and Dreambox will be open during the summer, so you can continue to enjoy those programs at home!

Electives and Success Academy are over for the year. 


End of the Year Events:  
Save these important dates for next week so that you do not miss out!

Monday, June 4th:  Pajama Day!  Wear your favorite pjs to school.

Tuesday, June 5th: BSC Field Day. We are having a school FIELD DAY with all of kindergarten, first and second grades, and TK friends! We will rotate through fun centers outside in the morning. We would love parent helpers on this day! More information will be coming soon. Thank you so much for your support!

Wednesday, June 6th: Last Day of Kindergarten Celebration. We will have a very special last day of school KINDERGARTEN CLASSROOM CELEBRATION on this day. We invite you to join us at 11:00 as we sing some special songs, read our last book together as a class, look through our memory books, and watch our "Kindergarten Movie". We will also be having our big end of the school year assembly at 8:10 on this morning, so mark your calendars for a full day of events!!

Friday, May 18, 2018

Weekly News: May 21-25


Each child took his or her plant pal home on Thursday. Make sure to give it plenty of water, sun, and air so it will grow!

We had so much fun on our field trip to the theater. Thank you for all of your donations into our Dollar A Day account all year long to make it possible for our kindergarten classes to go on field trips this year. 

This week we are learning all about the seasons and weather. 

This is the last week of Success Academy and the last week of electives.

There is no school Monday, May 28th due to Memorial Day. Have a nice three day weekend with your families. 


End of the Year Events: The end of the year is coming quick and I wanted to let you know {IN ADVANCE!} what we have planned! Make sure to SAVE THE DATES...

Monday, June 4th:  Pajama Day!  Wear your favorite pjs to school.

Tuesday, June 5th: BSC Field Day. We are having a school FIELD DAY with all of kindergarten, first and second grades, and TK friends! We will rotate through fun centers outside in the morning. We would love parent helpers on this day! More information will be coming soon. Thank you so much for your support!

Wednesday, June 6th: Last Day of Kindergarten Celebration. We will have a very special last day of school KINDERGARTEN CLASSROOM CELEBRATION on this day. We invite you to join us at 11:00 as we sing some special songs, read our last book together as a class, look through our memory books, and watch our "Kindergarten Movie". We will also be having our big end of the school year assembly at 8:10 on this morning, so mark your calendars for a full day of events!!


What Are We Learning This Week?:

Sight Words: SUMMER, FALL, WINTER, SPRING, WEATHER.

Letter Team: There are NO new letter teams! Remember to practice ALL letter teams so that you are well-prepared for first grade.

Reading: We will read all about our different seasons and different weather. We are done with our paper books for the year, but we are still taking home book bags. This will be our last week of fluency and our last week to take home library books.

Writing: This week, we will write about our seasons and weather. We will also write all about what we have learned in kindergarten this year. 

Math: We will continue to work on addition and subtraction, ways to make 10 and fluency through five, and sharpening our mental math skills.

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

Homework: May 21-25

Flashcards: Don't forget to make new flashcards for each sight word and letter team. New words for this week are: SUMMER, FALL, WINTER, SPRING, WEATHER. Study all sight word and letter team flashcards. I will begin our end of the year assessments this week. 

Phonemic Awareness: Please work with your child on: rhyming, blending, segmenting, syllables, and beginning/middle/ending sounds. 


Reading:  Play Smarty Ants for 10-15 minutes each night. Read your Book Bag every night. This includes: fluency passage, paper books, and library books. 


Writing: Practice writing EVERY day.  You can practice writing a 5 sentence Step up to Writing paragraph in your at-home journal.


Math: Play Dreambox for 10-15 minutes each night. Continue to discuss ways to make 5 (and ways to make 10!), numbers in base ten (in the number 16, how many tens and how many ones?), addition and subtraction number problems and word problems, 2D and 3D shapes, and the Doubles Song. Count the money in your bank. 


QR Codes: Download and print the QR Code practice pages on ParentSquare. Work on these pages together. It would be a great idea to print the addition and subtraction pages as well as all the number bonds pages for your child to practice at home each day. Stick these in a page protector and use an expo marker so you can reuse them day after day and not have to print a billion copies :) 


Turn-In Homework: None for the rest of the school year. 

Friday, May 11, 2018

Weekly News: May 14-18


Can you believe that we only have three more full weeks left of kindergarten?! This year and my time with the students has flown by! I am amazed and so proud of how each and every student has grown and at how they have grown as a class. I am looking forward to having a fun-filled last few weeks together.

We enjoyed honoring our mothers on Friday at our Mother’s Day Celebration.  Thank you for joining us for this very special day.  I hope all of you wonderful mothers enjoyed your day and had a lovely Mother's Day weekend.

This week we are studying and learning all about plants. Students will be planting their own little "potted plant pal" to take home on Thursday. 

Our field trip is FRIDAY! Remember that you do not need to bring a folder or a snack on this day. We will be leaving the school by bus first thing in the morning and returning by dismissal. We are looking forward to one last field trip together. 


The kids did a fantastic job sharing their community service projects!  It is wonderful to see the caring and giving our young students are participating in.  Thank you parents for all of your support!!


End of the Year Events: The end of the year is coming quick and I wanted to let you know {IN ADVANCE!} what we have planned! Make sure to SAVE THE DATES...

Monday, June 4th:  Pajama Day!  Wear your favorite pjs to school.

Tuesday, June 5th: BSC Field Day. We are having a school FIELD DAY with all of kindergarten, first and second grades, and TK friends! We will rotate through fun centers outside in the morning. We would love parent helpers on this day! More information will be coming soon. Thank you so much for your support!

Wednesday, June 6th: Last Day of Kindergarten Celebration. We will have a very special last day of school KINDERGARTEN CLASSROOM CELEBRATION on this day. We invite you to join us at 11:00 as we sing some special songs, read our last book together as a class, look through our memory books, and watch our "Kindergarten Movie". We will also be having our big end of the school year assembly at 8:10 on this morning, so mark your calendars for a full day of events!!


What Are We Learning This Week?:

Sight Words: VERY, EVERY, ABOVE, BELOW, ALWAYS 

Letter Team: There are NO new letter teams! Remember to practice ALL letter teams so that you are well-prepared for first grade.

Reading: We will continue reading and learning all about plants. We are learning the different parts of plants and also what plants need to survive. 

Writing: This week, we will write about plants. 

Math: We will continue to work on addition and subtraction, ways to make 10 and fluency through five, and sharpening our mental math skills.

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


Homework: May 14-18

Flashcards: Don't forget to make new flashcards for each sight word and letter team. New words for this week are: VERY, EVERY, ABOVE, BELOW, ALWAYS. Study all sight word and letter team flashcards. I will begin our end of the year assessments this week. 

Phonemic Awareness: Please work with your child on: rhyming, blending, segmenting, syllables, and beginning/middle/ending sounds. 


Reading:  Play Smarty Ants for 10-15 minutes each night. Read your Book Bag every night. This includes: fluency passage, paper books, and library books. 


Writing: Practice writing EVERY day.  You can practice writing a 5 sentence Step up to Writing paragraph in your at-home journal.


Math: Play Dreambox for 10-15 minutes each night. Continue to discuss ways to make 5 (and ways to make 10!), numbers in base ten (in the number 16, how many tens and how many ones?), addition and subtraction number problems and word problems, 2D and 3D shapes, and the Doubles Song. Count the money in your bank. 


QR Codes: Download and print the QR Code practice pages on ParentSquare. Work on these pages together. It would be a great idea to print the addition and subtraction pages as well as all the number bonds pages for your child to practice at home each day. Stick these in a page protector and use an expo marker so you can reuse them day after day and not have to print a billion copies :) 


Turn-In Homework: None for the rest of the school year. 

Friday, May 4, 2018

Weekly News: May 7-11



IT'S TIME! Community Service Projects are due and will be presented THIS WEEK! Please send projects in any day THIS WEEK, May 7 - May 11. Please make sure projects are turned in NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, May 5th. PLEASE DO NOT WAIT AND TURN IN PROJECTS ON FRIDAY.  EACH STUDENT WILL BE SHARING WITH THE CLASS.  IF THEY ALL COME IN ON FRIDAY IT WILL BE DIFFICULT TO SHARE THEM ALL! Remember that your community service project is a required part of our curriculum at Inland Leaders.  I am looking forward to seeing all of the projects. Thank you!

Our field trip is next Friday, May 18th. We will leave the school by bus first thing in the morning and we will be returning by dismissal. We will be providing snacks for each child, so you will not need to bring a snack (or a folder!) on this day. Please make sure you complete the digital permission slip on ParentSquare. We are looking forward to a fun last kindergarten field trip together! 

We are excited for our very special Mother's Day centers on Friday. We will begin RIGHT AT 11:00 so please plan on arriving by then. The students have some special songs prepared and we have a special story we will be reading together as a class. There will be activities, games, and even a snack! You will be painting with your children, so don't wear anything too fancy! Hope you are able to make it! Please remember to arrange childcare for your little ones so that this can be a very special time between you and your kindergartner :)

Save the Date: We will have a last day of school KINDERGARTEN CLASSROOM CELEBRATION on Wednesday, June 6th at 11:00.  You will not want to miss this! Please mark your calendar and plan on joining us at the end of the day.

Our very last Scholastic Book Order was sent home last week. Order some books for your child to read over the summer! These order will be due by Friday, May 11th. 


Upcoming Events:
Friday, May 11: Mother's Day Celebration 

Friday, May 18: Field trip to the Lewis Family Playhouse Theater 
Monday, May 28: NO SCHOOL 
Tuesday, June 5: BSC Field Day - more info coming soon! Wednesday, June 6: Last Day of Kindergarten Celebration 


What Are We Learning This Week?:

Sight Words: HIS, HER, HAD, GET, THESE.

Letter Team:  Keep reviewing all of your letter teams learned in kindergarten! End of the year assessments will be taking place in a few weeks!

Reading: We will continue to read books about caterpillars and butterflies as we study their life cycle. We will also begin reading books about plants and read books about Mother's Day. 

Writing: We will continue to work hard on our writing goals in our journals.

Math: We are working hard on decomposing, composing, addition, and subtraction through many fun math games! Please continue to reinforce these skills at home. 

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


Homework: May 7-11

Flashcards: Don't forget to make new flashcards for each sight word and letter team. New words for this week are: HIS, HER, HAD, GET, THESE. There are NO new letter teams for the rest of the year - so study ALL old letter team flashcards! 


Phonemic Awareness: Please work with your child on: rhyming, blending, segmenting, syllables, and beginning/middle/ending sounds. 


Reading:  Play Smarty Ants for 10-15 minutes each night. Read your Book Bag every night. This includes: fluency passage, paper books, and library books. 


Writing: Practice writing EVERY day.  You can practice writing a 5 sentence Step up to Writing paragraph in your at-home journal.


Math: Play Dreambox for 10-15 minutes each night. Continue to discuss ways to make 5 (and ways to make 10!), numbers in base ten (in the number 16, how many tens and how many ones?), addition and subtraction number problems and word problems, 2D and 3D shapes, and the Doubles Song. Count the money in your bank. 


QR Codes: Download and print the QR Code practice pages on ParentSquare. Work on these pages together. It would be a great idea to print the addition and subtraction pages as well as all the number bonds pages for your child to practice at home each day. Stick these in a page protector and use an expo marker so you can reuse them day after day and not have to print a billion copies :) 


Turn-In Homework: Your community service projects are due THIS WEEK! Please make sure projects are turned in NO LATER THAN FRIDAY MAY 11thPLEASE DO NOT WAIT AND TURN IN PROJECTS ON FRIDAY.  EACH STUDENT WILL BE SHARING WITH THE CLASS.  IF THEY ALL COME IN ON FRIDAY IT WILL BE DIFFICULT TO SHARE THEM ALL! THANK YOU!!!!!  THANK YOU TO THOSE STUDENTS WHO HAVE ALREADY TURNED YOUR PROJECTS IN!