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Thursday, December 5, 2019

Weekly News: December 9-13

Monday is Grandparents Day at ILCS! We invite all grandparents who are able, to join us in the Cub's Den (church sanctuary) at 9:00. The TK and kindergarten classes will be performing a few special songs. There will also be a short presentation from our school director, Mr. Gordon, and our school principal, Dr. Urrea, as well as coffee and treats. We ask that all grandparents stay in the sanctuary for the entirety of the presentation, grab a treat, then you are invited to join us in our classroom. We will do a quick craft together and grandparents will have the opportunity to see our classroom. Grandparents day for kindergarten will be over at 10:00. We hope you can attend!

Gingerbread Man Information: 

Details: We will be performing our kindergarten play, "The Tale of the Gingerbread Man" on the evening of Thursday, December 19th at 6:00. TK will have a small performance at 5:00, Mrs. Bess and Mrs. Stanley's classes will perform at 6:00, then Mrs. Bobrink and Mrs. Marion's classes will  perform at 7:00. Because of so much going on this evening and the limited amount of parking, we are asking you to arrive at the Cub's Den (church sanctuary) at 5:45 to get your costume on and get ready. If you come any earlier, another class may still be performing/taking pictures/etc. and we want to be respectful of their time. Please arrive at 5:45. Our rehearsals have been going well and the students are having so much fun! We hope that all parents are able to make this wonderful event! 

Parent Help for the Play: We are in need of parent helpers on the morning of Wednesday, December 18th (8:15-9:15) to help us with our "dress rehearsal". We will also need parent helpers on the morning of Thursday, December 19th (8:15-9:15) to help us with our school day performance, and will also need parents to help put on costumes for our Thursday evening performance at 5:45. If anyone is able to come help, please let us know! The more, the better! Thank you!

Play Costumes: We are providing all of the costumes and props for your children. We ask that your child come to school on Thursday (the 19th) morning and Thursday (the 19th) evening wearing a plain black or white shirt and black leggings or pants so that it is easier to put their costumes over their clothes :) If you are a farmer, please wear jeans instead of black pants, but we will provide the rest of your costume. The only costume that we do NOT provide is the narrator - we ask that the narrators please dress in "Sunday Best".

Upcoming Events: 

Monday, December 9: Grandparent's Day
Thursday, December 19: The Tale of the Gingerbread Man 
Friday, December 20: Christmas Celebration/Centers 

If you are at the store thinking of us, our classroom would love:
Christmas/Holiday stickers and trinkets 
Baby Wipes

What Are We Learning This Week?:

Sight Words: WORK, ALL, AWAY, JUST, US.

Letter Team: 
 WOR (the OR sounds like Mr. ER, like in work and word) and TION (sounds like SHUN like in vacation, invention, connection). 

Reading: We are reading many books about the holidays. Students will continue to take home leveled Reading A to Z books, fluency pages, and library books in our book bags. Please practice reading these sheets and these books every day at home. Please remember that everything in your book bag MUST come back to school every day! 

Writing: We will continue to work on our writing goals as we strive to write three to five sentences every day. Some students will be writing topic sentences, three details, and a conclusion sentence. 

Math: We will continue working on fun Christmas story problems and playing fun addition games.  

Leadership: Don't forget to ROAR everyday to keep earning those ROAR tickets!


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