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Thursday, February 7, 2019

Weekly News: February 11-15

I hope you enjoyed a relaxing three-day weekend with your families. We have another three day weekend coming up next week, as there is no school on Monday, February 18th. 

We will be celebrating Valentine's Day with fun centers on Thursday. Don't forget to bring your valentines for the class! Students will be passing out valentines to their friends during our centers. 

For the next two weeks, our kindergarten classes will be having a sight word and letter team challenge! Each student will be coming home with a sight word review sheet and a letter team review sheet in his or her book bag. Practice these sheets every night and keep studying those flashcards! We will be practicing our sight words and letter teams in class, as well as playing fun sight word and letter team games. At the end of the two weeks (February 22nd), we will test students on all sight words and letter teams learned so far this year and the kindergarten class that has learned the most will win EXTRA RECESS! 

Upcoming Events:  
Monday, February 11: NO SCHOOL 
Thursday, February 14: Valentine's Day Centers 
Monday, February 18: NO SCHOOL
February 25-March 1: Read Across America Week 
Friday, March 1: Dr. Seuss Day 
Friday, March 15: St. Patrick's Day Centers 
March 18-March 29: SPRING BREAK! 

If you are at the store and think of us, our class needs:
Baby Wipes 

Items for our Class Store 
Valentine Stickers 

What Are We Learning This Week?:


Letter Team:  We will revisit and focus on all of our "2 Vowels Go Walking" this week. The rule is "when two vowels go a-walking, the first one does the talking, by saying it's name!" You can help your child with this by making flashcards for AI, EA, OA, OE, and UI. We will work on decoding words with this rule - like RAIN, LEAF, GOAT, TOE, and FRUIT.

For the next two weeks, we will read books about George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.

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. All students have specific writing goals that they are working on each day. 

This week, we will continue to learn about place value (tens and ones). Next week, I will begin my end of the trimester assessments. Make sure to keep practicing all math skills with your child, as they will be assessed on their counting, shapes, measurement, place value, addition and subtraction, composing and decomposing. 

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


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