Happy February, Families! We began our week by watching Phil the groundhog look for his shadow, but he didn’t see it. Good news, he predicts an early spring! In Language Arts, we read stories about polar bears. Then, we made connections with ourselves, other stories, and the world. We also had more practice with the /ch/ digraph. In Math, we finished our unit on comparing measurement. In Science, we finished our unit on shadows.
This week was “National School Counselors Week”. We are so thankful for our own, Mrs.Bushey! She is such a wonderful resource for students, parents, and teachers alike! In our lesson this week, she taught students about cooperation by making their own spider webs! Thanks for all you do, Mrs.Bushey!
We also had Nurse Combe come speak to our class all about staying healthy! We learned about how to keep germs away from our bodies. We also practiced washing our hands the correct way. It’s important that we stay home when we are sick so that we can get better and we can protect our friends from getting sick, too. We want everyone to be clean and healthy so we can come to school each day ready to learn!
I also got to meet with families on Thursday for Parent/Teacher Conferences. It was so nice to sit down and discuss your child’s progress as well as to set goals for the second half of the school year. Thanks for coming out to chat with me on this rainy evening! If you would still like to meet with me, please let me know. Thanks!
On Thursday, February 13, we will celebrate the “100th day of Kindergarten”. As part of our celebration, we are asking each student to make a collection of 100 things, such as 100 buttons, 100 pennies, 100 paper clips, 100 pompoms, etc. Be sure that the collection is of the same item. Use this opportunity to count the items with your child before sending them to school. You can also put them in groups of 10’s and count by 10’s to 100. Bring them in a zip lock back with your child’s name by February 12. *This will be part of our homework for the next 2 weeks!*
Students are also invited to dress like they are 100 years old on Thursday, February 13th. We can’t wait to see your costumes!
On Friday, February 14th, we will have a Valentine’s Exchange. If you would like your child to participate, please send in pre-addressed valentines to all of the students in our class with your child by Friday 2/14 at 8:00am. Students are permitted to attach *peanut-free* candy to their valentines if they wish. Students will receive a class list on Monday. We will also be celebrating our PAW Achievement Day with a special snowy activity and a sweet treat. There is a kindergarten grade level sign-up genius with items needed. If you would like to donate items for this event, just sign up by CLICKING HERE and send in items by Wednesday February 12th. We are excited to celebrate this special day with our friends! Let me know if you have any questions or concerns.
Our Trevvett Family is participating in the “Pennies for Patients” project. Students can bring in change to drop in our classroom collection box from February 3rd-February 21st. These funds will go to help the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Thanks for helping to serve our community!
Next week, the SCA is hosting a “Flower Sale” and delivering all flowers on Valentine’s Day! Pre-orders will be taken in the lobby on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday until 7:50am. Money is due at the time of order, and flowers are $1 a piece. Flowers will be delivered Friday morning, Valentine’s Day! Send a carnation to a friend or staff member. The sale is open to everyone! Email or call Ms. Bushey with any questions and see the below flyer for more information. Flowers for Friends
– Comprehension Focus & Genre Study: Making Connections (Valentine Stories)
– Phonemic awareness: reviewing digraph /sh/ and /ch/
– Sight Words: come, when
– Writing sentences (with capital letter at beginning and period/question mark at the end) with our sight words
* –-How can I connect this story with myself? How can I connect this story with another book? How can I connect this story with the world?
MATH: Counting to 100
– The student will count forward by tens to determine the total number of objects to 100.
SCIENCE: Social Studies
—The student will develop an understanding of how communities express patriotism through events and symbols by recognizing the holidays and people associated with George Washington Day (Presidents’ Day).
Important Upcoming Dates/Events
February 10-12: SCA Flower Sale $1
February 10th: Reports go home/Classroom Awards @7:45am
February 12th: 100th day collections due
February 13th: Celebrate 100th Day, Hooray!
February 14th: Valentines Day Exchange/PAW Achievement
February 17th: Half Day Dismissal @11am