Thursday, February 27, 2020

Weekly News: March 2-6



HAPPY DR. SEUSS WEEK!! This week, we are celebrating Read Across America Week and Dr. Seuss' birthday! It's going to be a fun-filled week with a silly something to wear each day!

Monday, March 2: Rhyming Day {dress in rhyme - some examples are: a green queen, a fish with a dish, a cook with a book, etc. Have fun!}
Tuesday, March 3: Stripes & Polkadots Day {dress up in silly stripes and polkadots!}
Wednesday, March 4: Wacky Hat Wednesday {I can't wait to see all of those wacky hats!}
Thursday, March 5: Silly Sock Day {come to school in your silliest socks!}
Friday, March 6: Relax and Read Day {come to school in your PJs and bring your favorite stuffy and favorite book!}

Second trimester parent conferences are coming up. Conferences for this trimester will be on a NEED ONLY basis and will be taking place the last week of school before Spring Break. Report cards will be going home on Friday, March 20. 

Upcoming Events:  
March 2-March 6: Dr. Seuss Week 
Tuesday, March 17: St. Patrick's Day Centers 
March 23-April 6: SPRING BREAK! 

If you are at the store and think of us, our class needs:
Baby Wipes 
Kleenex Tissue Boxes 
Items for our Class Store 
Elmers Gluesticks 
Black Expo Markers


What Are We Learning This Week?:

Sight Words: OVER, UNDER, LEFT, RIGHT, PUT.

Letter Team:  DGE (sounding like "j" like in BADGE, LEDGE, and FRIDGE).

Reading: This week, we will welcome guest readers and read lots of Dr. Seuss books.

Writing: We will keep working on narrative and opinion writing with three or more sentences. 

Math: This week, we will focus hard on place value (tens and ones). My goal for students is that they can tell me what digit is in the tens place and the ones place, as well as give a number sentence to match. (Example: The number 19 - the one is in the tens place, the nine is in the ones place, which means there is one TEN and nine ONES and 10+9=19.)

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


Homework: March 2-6

Flashcards: Don't forget to make new flashcards for each sight word and letter team. New words for this week are: OVER, UNDER, LEFT, RIGHT, PUT and the new letter team is: DGE - (sounding like "j" like in BADGE, LEDGE, and FRIDGE).

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


Reading: There will be no new fluency and no new leveled books coming home for the rest of the month. We are having fun reading some of our favorite books from the library. Students will still bring home weekly sight words and letter teams.  Continue to read TO your child every night, having conversations about the stories you are reading. 

Continue to log onto Smarty Ants for 10-15 at least a few times a week. You can find the link for Smarty Ants on the right side tab of our website. Our class username is: JCBESS@INLANDLEADERS.COM and our password is: READ.


Writing: Keep writing each day in your at-home journal. The goal should be three sentences on one topic. 


Math: Keep practicing counting, number recognition, addition and subtraction and place value at home!  Please review your child's Math Facts Tests that come home weekly to reinforce addition and subtraction at home! You can also find these pages uploaded on ParentSquare! 


QR Codes: Download and print the QR Code practice pages on ParentSquare. Work on these pages together.

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Weekly News: February 24-28


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 (March 2-March 6) 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! 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! 

Monday, March 2: Rhyming Day {dress in rhyme - some examples are: a green queen, a fish with a dish, a cook with a book, etc. Have fun!}
Tuesday, March 3: Stripes & Polkadots Day {dress up in silly stripes and polkadots!}
Wednesday, March 4: Wacky Hat Wednesday {I can't wait to see all of those wacky hats!}
Thursday, March 5: Silly Sock Day {come to school in your silliest socks!}
Friday, March 6: Relax and Read Day {come to school in your PJs and bring your favorite stuffy and favorite book!}

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:  
March 2-March 6: Dr. Seuss Week 
Tuesday, March 17: St. Patrick's Day Centers 
March 23-April 6: SPRING BREAK! 

If you are at the store and think of us, our class needs:
Baby Wipes 
Kleenex Tissue Boxes 
Items for our Class Store 
Elmers Gluesticks 
Black Expo Markers

What Are We Learning This Week?:

Sight Words: FIRST, SECOND, THIRD, NEXT, LAST

Letter Team:  TCH (sounds like CH, like in BATCH, FETCH, ITCH).

Reading: We will continue to read books about George Washington  and Abraham Lincoln.
Writing: We will keep working on narrative and opinion writing with three or more sentences. We will also write what we are learning about Abraham Lincoln.

Math: 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!


Homework: February 24-28

Flashcards: Don't forget to make new flashcards for each sight word and letter team. New words for this week are: FIRST, SECOND, THIRD, NEXT, LAST and new letter team: TCH. 

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

Reading: There will be no new fluency and no new leveled books coming home this week. We are taking two weeks off from reading groups to get through our end of the trimester assessments and have fun reading books in the library. Students will still bring home weekly sight words and letter teams. Students will also have an "Abe Lincoln" book in their book bag this week. Please keep this in your book bag and practice reading it every night as you learn about our 16th president. Continue to read TO your child every night, having conversations about the stories you are reading. 

Continue to log onto Smarty Ants for 10-15 at least a few times a week. You can find the link for Smarty Ants on the right side tab of our website. Our class username is: JCBESS@INLANDLEADERS.COM and our password is: READ.


Writing: Keep writing each day in your at-home journal. The goal should be three sentences on one topic. 


Math: Keep practicing counting, number recognition, addition and subtraction and place value at home!  Please review your child's Math Facts Tests that come home weekly to reinforce addition and subtraction at home! You can also find these pages uploaded on ParentSquare! 


QR Codes: Download and print the QR Code practice pages on ParentSquare. Work on these pages together.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Weekly News: February 17-21


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

We had a lot of fun celebrating Valentine's Day together on Friday. Make sure you check out our pictures on ParentSquare. 

For the next two weeks, we will learn all about our presidents George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. We will read and write about these two great presidents as we study their lives. 


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 17: NO SCHOOL
March 2-March 6: Dr. Seuss Week 
Tuesday, March 17: St. Patrick's Day Centers 
March 23-April 6: SPRING BREAK! 


If you are at the store and think of us, our class needs:
Baby Wipes 
Kleenex Tissue Boxes 
Items for our Class Store 
Gluesticks 
Black Expo Markers


What Are We Learning This Week?:

Sight Words: THERE, WHERE, THEY, THEN, THEM.

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

Reading:
 F
or the next two weeks, we will read books about George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.

Writing:  We will write all about George Washington this week. We will also continue working on narrative (stories about our lives) and opinion pieces.

Math: 
This week, we will continue to work on number bonds and we will also begin working on 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.  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!

Homework: February 17-21

Flashcards: Don't forget to make new flashcards for each sight word and letter team. New words for this week are: THERE, WHERE, THEN, THEY, THEM and new letter team: EY. It is our last week of the second trimester. Next week I will be testing students on all sight words and letter teams they have learned so far! 

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

Reading: Students will have an "George Washington" book in their book bag this week. Please keep this in your book bag and practice reading it every night as you learn about our first president. Students will also be taking home a second trimester review page for sight words and letter teams. Please practice these pages and QR them! I will test them on all of these words next week! Continue to practice your A-Z paper books and your library books. Continue to read TO your child every night, having conversations about the stories you are reading. Continue to log onto Smarty Ants for 10-15 at least a few times a week. 
Students will have a book bag "check-in" at the end of each week, where we will read everything from their bag together and they will receive a star for each item they read fluently. 

Continue to log onto Smarty Ants for 10-15 at least a few times a week. You can find the link for Smarty Ants on the right side tab of our website. Our class username is: JCBESS@INLANDLEADERS.COM and our password is: READ.


Writing: Keep writing each day in your at-home journal. The goal should be three sentences on one topic. 


Math: Keep practicing counting, number recognition, addition and subtraction and place value at home!  Please review your child's Math Facts Tests that come home weekly to reinforce addition and subtraction at home! You can also find these pages uploaded on ParentSquare! 


QR Codes: Download and print the QR Code practice pages on ParentSquare. Work on these pages together.

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Weekly News: February 10-14


I hope you enjoy 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 17th. 

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


Upcoming Events:  
Monday, February 10: NO SCHOOL 
Friday, February 14: Valentine's Day Centers 
Monday, February 17: NO SCHOOL
March 2-March 6: Dr. Seuss Week 
Tuesday, March 17: St. Patrick's Day Centers 
March 23-April 6: SPRING BREAK! 


If you are at the store and think of us, our class needs:
Baby Wipes 
Kleenex Tissue Boxes Items for our Class Store 
Gluesticks 
Black Expo Markers


What Are We Learning This Week?:

Sight Words: ANY, MANY, BUT, WERE, PEOPLE.

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.

Reading:
 
We will read many fun books about Valentine's Day. 

Writing:  This week, we will write a special Valentine story about what we love about OURSELVES. We will also continue working on narrative (stories about our lives) and opinion pieces. We are working hard on going back to reread our stories to make sure they make sense and make sure we have our conventions (period at the end, uppercase at the beginning, and proper spacing). 

Math: 
This week, we will play some fun math games with sweetheart candies as we get ready for Valentine's Day. We will use our sweethearts to measure, add, make patterns, and more! We are also learning all about number bonds - number bonds show us that addition and subtraction is all about understanding that two parts make a whole. Check out the Friday video on ParentSquare, where I will explain how to better help your child at home with these number bonds. 

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

Homework: February 10-14

Flashcards: Don't forget to make new flashcards for each sight word and letter team. New words for this week are: ANY, MANY, BUT, WERE, PEOPLE and we are also studying our two vowels go walking: AI, EA, OA, OE, UI. PLEASE CONTINUE TO PRACTICE ALL OF YOUR OLD FLASHCARDS - ESPECIALLY THOSE YOUR CHILD IS STILL STRUGGLING WITH - ASSESSMENTS AND REPORT CARDS ARE COMING UP!!!! 

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


Reading: Continue to practice your fluency passage, your A-Z paper books, your sight word and letter team pages, and your library books. Continue to read TO your child every night, having conversations about the stories you are reading. Continue to log onto Smarty Ants for 10-15 at least a few times a week. 
Students will have a book bag "check-in" at the end of each week, where we will read everything from their bag together and they will receive a star for each item they read fluently. 

Continue to log onto Smarty Ants for 10-15 at least a few times a week. You can find the link for Smarty Ants on the right side tab of our website. Our class username is: JCBESS@INLANDLEADERS.COM and our password is: READ.


Writing: With Valentine's Day coming up, part of your writing homework can be to write your friend's names on his or her valentines. Writing names is great writing practice! A list of all the boys and girls in our class was sent home last week! Keep writing each day in your at-home journal. The goal should be three sentences on one topic. 


Math: Keep practicing counting, number recognition, addition and subtraction and place value at home!  Please review your child's Math Facts Tests that come home weekly to reinforce addition and subtraction at home! You can also find these pages uploaded on ParentSquare! 


QR Codes: Download and print the QR Code practice pages on ParentSquare. Work on these pages together.