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Thursday, February 14, 2019

Weekly News: February 18-22

I hope you enjoy a relaxing three-day weekend with your families.

We've been having a lot of fun learning all about our presidents! This week, we will read and write about Abraham Lincoln as we study his life. 

Next week (February 25-March 1) we are celebrating Read Across America Week and celebrating Dr. Seuss's birthday! As part of our Read Across America celebration, we are welcoming guest readers into our classroom throughout the week! If you or someone you know (grandma, grandpa, neighbor, friend, doctor, librarian, etc!) would like to come and read your favorite story to our kindergarten class, please sign up on ParentSquare (coming soon)! We are excited to welcome one guest reader every day!

We will also be celebrating Dr. Seuss next week by dressing up! It's going to be a fun-filled week with a silly something to wear each day! Start planning your silly outfits now! 

Silly Sock Day {come to school in your silliest socks!}
Stripes and/or Polka-dots Day 
Wacky Hat Wednesday {I can't wait to see all of those wacky hats!}
Rhyme Time Day {dress in rhyme - some examples are: a green queen, a fish with a dish, a cook with a book, etc. Have fun!}
Relax and Read Day {come to school in your PJ's!}

Our kindergarten classes will be having a sight word and letter team challenge! Each student came home last week 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! 

Continue to work on your community service projects. These will be due the first week of May! Please see our Community Service Tab for more information and feel free to email me if you have any questions.  

Upcoming Events:  
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! 

What Are We Learning This Week?:


Letter Team:  EY (makes two sounds - EE like in KEY, and AY like in THEY) 

We will continue to 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. 

This week, I will be assessing students on all the math concepts we have learned so far, including numbers, shapes, measurement, fluency facts through 5, addition and subtraction, decomposing and composing numbers, and base ten place value. Thank you for practicing and reinforcing these skills at home! 

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


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