January 7-11

Happy Friday! Can you believe that it might snow this weekend? If it does, enjoy playing in the snow with your little one. Please feel free to take pictures and send it to me. I will show the class during our morning meeting. 

This week we enjoyed listening to stories by Jan Brett. We worked really hard on explaining: What do you predict will happen next?  What clues helped you? Did it happen? We are also working on blending one syllable words. We practiced finding sight words: come, your.  Math this week, we recognized and described with fluency part-whole relationships for numbers up to 3. Science, we continued to learn about about magnets.

Here are some videos to help at home:

Next week we will be learning the following:

Reading:

Sight words: have, fun, do

Word Study: short vowels a/i/o/u

 Comprehension Focus: 

What do you predict will happen next?  What clues helped you? Did it happen?

Math:

We are going to continue recognizing and describing with fluency part-whole relationships for numbers up to 3.

Social Studies:

We are going to identify and describe Martin Luther King Jr. and his contributions to our way of life. 

Please read to your child or have your child read to you every night!

Thank you for all of your help at home.  If you have any questions, please email me!

Upcoming Events:

January 21st: Martin Luther King Jr. Day Holiday

January 28th: Student Holiday

January 29th: PTO Meeting 

January 31st: Zaxby’s Night

 

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! I hope everyone enjoyed WINTER BREAK with their little one. 

This week week and next week, we are enjoying listening to stories by Jan Brett. We worked really hard on explaining: What do you predict will happen next?  What clues helped you? Did it happen? We are also working on blending one syllable words. We practiced finding sight words: come, your. Math this week, we worked on counting by 1’s to 50. Science, we started to learn about magnets!

Here are some videos to help at home:

Next week we will be learning the following:

Reading:

Sight words: come, your

Word Study: short vowels /a/, /i/, /o/, /u/

 Comprehension Focus: 

What do you predict will happen next?  What clues helped you? Did it happen?

Math:

We are going recognize and describe with fluency part-whole relationships for numbers up to 3.

Science:

We are going to continue learning about magnets.

Please read to your child or have your child read to you every night!

Thank you for all of your help at home.  If you have any questions, please email me!

Upcoming Events:

January 21st: Martin Luther King Jr. Day Holiday

January 28th: Student Holiday

 

 

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Merry Christmas

Have a WONDERFUL Winter Break! I wish you all a safe, relaxing, and loving holiday season with your family and friends. I look forward to our adventures next year in 2019. 

 

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December 13-14th

What a SNOWY week! I hope everyone had fun playing in the snow. Grant is ready to go sledding again. 

Can you believe that we only have 3 more days until WINTER BREAK! We are looking forward to our WINTER PARTY, Wednesday, December 19th from 1-2pm. Everyone is welcome to come!

We are getting really excited for our WINTER break.  On Tuesday, December 18, 2018, we will be rotating to different Reading/ Math stations.  The following are donations that we will need for the rotations.  Please send in the donations Monday, December 17, 2018. Please sign up using the following link:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409094cacaf23a0fa7-winter

This week and next we are going to listen to Holiday Stories. We are working really hard on explaining: Who is the most important character? What did he or she do?  Why did he or she do that?  We are also continuing to work on medial sounds /a/ /i/ /o/. We practiced finding sight words: play, you. Math this week and next week, we are going to work on counting objects to 20. Social Studies this week and next week, we learned how to identify and describes items that are needs and wants.

Here are some videos to help at home: 

January 3rd-4th we will be learning the following:

Reading:

Sight words: come, your, where

 Comprehension Focus: 

How can you connect this text with another story?  How can you connect this text with yourself? How can you connect this text with the world?

Math:

We are going to rote count to 50..

Science:

We are going to learn about magnets!

Please read to your child or have your child read to you every night!

Thank you for all of your help at home.  If you have any questions, please email me!

Upcoming Events:

December 19th: Pajama Day and Winter Party at 1pm

December 20th-January 2nd: Winter Break

Gifted Referral:

Parent referrals for gifted identification will be accepted beginning January 3 to January 18, 2019.  As you consider your decision to refer your child, please be sure to speak with his/her teacher to discuss any gifted qualities being observed in the classroom on a consistent basis.  Referrals should be submitted in writing (email is acceptable) to Jennifer Rhoden at jmrhoden1@henrico.k12.va.us during these designated dates.  No referrals will be accepted after January 18.  Subject line of email should state Gifted Referral, and the email should include student’s first and last name, grade level, teacher, and area of referral (English, Math or Both areas).  An email confirmation will be sent within 48 hours.  If you do not receive an email confirmation, please call the school.  

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December 3-7

Happy Thursday! I can’t believe it is already December. It seems like it was just September. Can you believe that we only have 9 more days until WINTER BREAK?

This week we enjoyed listening to Gingerbread Stories. We worked really hard on explaining: What happening at the beginning of the story? What happened in the middle of the story? What happened at the end of the story? We also learned the medial sounds, /a/ /o/ /i/. We practiced finding sight words: from, said. Math this week, we learned how to write numerals. Science this week, we learned how to identify and measure common objects using nonstandard units.

Here are some videos to help at home: 

 

Next week we will be learning the following:

Reading:

Sight words: play, you

Word study: short /a/, /o/, /i/ medial sounds

Comprehension Focus: 

What happened at the beginning of the story? What happened in the middle of the story? What happened at the end of the story

Math:

We are going to count a set up to 20 objects.

Social Studies:

We are going to learn about needs and wants. 

Please read to your child or have your child read to you every night!

Thank you for all of your help at home.  If you have any questions, please email me!

Upcoming Events:

December 19th: Winter Party 1-2pm

December 20th-January 2nd: Winter Break

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November 26th-November 30th

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and enjoyed extra time with their loved ones. I can’t believe it is almost December. We started Elf on the Shelf on Monday. The kiddos are LOVING it! They are so excited to see where he will be each morning. Not to mention, it doesn’t hurt to have “Santa’s Helper” watching over them.

I introduced our elf by reading his book and talking about his rules. Then we voted on a name. His name is Good!

This week we enjoyed listening to stories by Mercer Mayer. We worked really hard on explaining:Who? What? When? Where? How? Which? We also worked on short /a/ and short /o/ medial sounds. We practiced finding sight words: look, out. Math this week, we worked on collecting, organizing, reading, and interpreting data in object graphs, picture graphs and tables. We loved learning about weather during science.

 

Here are some videos to help at home:

Next week we will be learning the following:

Reading:

Sight words: from, said

Word study: short /a/, /o/, /i/ medial sounds

 Comprehension Focus:

What happened at the beginning of the story? What happened in the middle of the story? What happened at the end of the story?

Math:

We are going to write numerals that correspond to a set of up to 10 objects.

Social Studies:

We are going to describe everyday life in the present and in the past and begin to recognize that things change over time.

Please read to your child or have your child read to you every night!

Thank you for all of your help at home.  If you have any questions, please email me!

Upcoming Events:

December 1st: Spirit Night at Ashland Skateland 5:30pm-7:30pm

December 5th: PTA is sponsoring Waffles with Santa 5:00pm-7:00pm

December 20th-January 2nd: Winter Break

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November 12-16

Happy Friday!

On Tuesday, November 20th, we will be holding a brief classroom awards ceremony at 12:30pm to recognize the hard work that our students have done this marking period.  This quick recognition will last between 5-10 minutes as students’ names are read aloud with their achievements this quarter.  Following the awards, at 1:00pm, all five kindergarten classes will head down to the café for a “Kindergarten Thanksgiving Feast”.  Our kindergarteners have been learning about the holiday of Thanksgiving (Social Studies SOL K.11).  In celebration of this holiday, students will be tasting different foods to represent the First Thanksgiving (popcorn, animal crackers, goldfish, fruit-juice drink). We invite you to come to our classroom awards and then to the café to watch students enjoy this fun event.  Also, we would greatly appreciate any food donations or volunteer help you can provide us for this activity (set-up/clean-up).  We ask that you sign up online using the following link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f094aafab28a1fc1-student

This week we enjoyed listening to Family Thanksgiving stories. We worked really hard on explaining: Who? What? When? Where? How? Which? We also worked on identifying ending sounds. We practiced finding sight words: mom, dad, we. Math this week, we continued working on Math this week, we worked on comparing and describing three sets of ten or fewer objects using the terms more, fewer and the same number. Social Studies this week, we identified and described the holiday and people associated with Thanksgiving.

Here are some videos to help at home:

After Thanksgiving Break we will be learning the following:

Reading:

Sight words: look, not

Medial Sounds: /a/ /o/

 Comprehension Focus: 

We are continuing working on: Who? What? When? Where? How? Which?

Math:

We are going to collect, organize, and represent data in object graphs, picture graphs, and tables.

Science:

We are going to identify daily weather conditions — sunny, rainy, cloudy, snowy, windy, warm, hot, cool, and cold.

Please read to your child or have your child read to you every night!

Thank you for all of your help at home.  If you have any questions, please email me!

Upcoming Events:

November 19th: PICTURE DAY!!!

November 20th: Kindergarten Thanksgiving Feast at 1:00pm

November 21st-25th: Thanksgiving Break

 

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November 5-9

Happy Friday!

Thank you for taking time out of your schedule to meet with me for parent/teacher conferences on Tuesday and Thursday. Our partnership is a key to the success of your child’s learning and growth. If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me. Thanks again!

On Tuesday, November 20th, we will be holding a brief classroom awards ceremony at 12:30pm to recognize the hard work that our students have done this marking period.  This quick recognition will last between 5-10 minutes as students’ names are read aloud with their achievements this quarter.  Following the awards, at 1:00pm, all five kindergarten classes will head down to the café for a “Kindergarten Thanksgiving Feast”.  Our kindergarteners have been learning about the holiday of Thanksgiving (Social Studies SOL K.11).  In celebration of this holiday, students will be tasting different foods to represent the First Thanksgiving (popcorn, animal crackers, goldfish, fruit-juice drink). We invite you to come to our classroom awards and then to the café to watch students enjoy this fun event.  Also, we would greatly appreciate any food donations or volunteer help you can provide us for this activity (set-up/clean-up).  We ask that you sign up online using the following link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f094aafab28a1fc1-student

This week we enjoyed listening to frog stories. We worked really hard on explaining: Who? What? When? Where? How? Which? We also worked on identifying ending sounds. We practiced finding sight words: it, and. Math this week, we worked on comparing and describing three sets of ten or fewer objects using the terms more, fewer and the same number. Social Studies this week, we worked on sequencing events in the past and present.

Here are some videos to help at home:

Next week we will be learning the following:

Reading:

Sight words: mom, dad, we

 Comprehension Focus: 

We are going to be working on: Who are the characters? Where/when is the setting? What was the problem? How did they solve it?

Math:

We are going to compare and describe three sets of ten or fewer objects using the terms more, fewer and the same number

Social Studies:

We are going to identify/describe the holiday and people associated with Thanksgiving.

Please read to your child or have your child read to you every night! 

Thank you for all of your help at home.  If you have any questions, please email me!

Upcoming Events:

November 12th: PAW achievement field trip

November 19th: Picture Day

November 20th: We will be holding a brief classroom awards ceremony at 12:30pm to recognize the hard work that our students have done this marking period.  This quick recognition will last between 5-10 minutes as students’ names are read aloud with their achievements this quarter.  Following the awards, at 1:00pm, all five kindergarten classes will head down to the café for a “Kindergarten Thanksgiving Feast”.  Kindergarten Thanksgiving Feast at 1:00pm

November 21st-23rd: Thanksgiving Break

 

 

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October 29-November 2

Happy Thursday!

We had a blast yesterday at Hanover Vegetable Farm. 

This week we enjoyed listening to bat stories. We worked really hard on explaining: Who are the characters? Where/when is the setting? What was the problem? How did they solve it? We also learned the letters:  z, q, and u. We practiced finding sight words: little and on. Math this week, we continued working on creating a repeating pattern using objects, sounds, movements, and pictures. Social Studies, we enjoyed learning about the American Flag!

Here are some videos to help at home:

Next week we will be learning the following:

Reading:

Sight words: it, and

Comprehension Focus: 

We are going to be working on: Who? What? When? Where? How? Which?

Math:

We are going to compare and describe three sets of ten or fewer objects using the terms more, fewer and the same number.

Social Studies:

We are going to identify/describe past/present.

Please read to your child or have your child read to you every night!

Thank you for all of your help at home.  If you have any questions, please email me!

Upcoming Events:

November 6th: No school for students

I will be having conferences on Tuesday, November 6th from 7:30-11:30 AM and Thursday, November 8th from 3:00-6:45 PM. Please visit my Sign Up Genius to sign up.

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October 22-26

Rain, Rain, Go AWAY!!!

Pumpkin Patch CHANGE!

Attention Kindergarten Families! Due to the forecasted rain, wind and cold temperatures tomorrow, our Pumpkin Patch trip has been RESCHEDULED to Wednesday, October 31st. If you are a chaperone and are NO LONGER ABLE TO ATTEND, PLEASE LET ME KNOW. On Wednesday, October 31st, we will be traveling to Hanover Vegetable Farm at 9:15am and returning at 1pm. Please let me know if you have any questions.

This week we enjoyed listening to pumpkin stories. We worked really hard on explaining: What happening at the beginning of the story? What happened in the middle of the story? What happened at the end of the story? We also learned the letters:  j, e, and y, and sight words be, for. Math this week, we worked on creating patterns. Science this week, we worked on putting the pumpkin life cycle in sequential order.

We are having fun with our parent volunteers! Please let me know if you are able to come and work with a small group during reading (9:00-10:30) and math (12:30-1:45) groups.

We had a blast meeting our BOOK BUDDIES in Mrs. Peay’s 3rd grade class.

 

Here are some videos to help at home:

 

Next week will be learning the following:

Reading:

Sight words: little, on

Letters: z, q, u

 We are going to be working on: What happened at the beginning of the story? What happened in the middle of the story? What happened at the end of the story?

Math:

We are going to continue working on patterns.

Social Studies:

We are going to develop an understanding of how communities express patriotism through events and symbols by:
a)       recognizing the American flag;
b)       recognizing the Pledge of Allegiance; and
c)       knowing that the president is the leader of the United States.

Please read to your child or have your child read to you every night!

Thank you for all of your help at home.  If you have any questions, please email me!

Upcoming Events:

October 30th: Big Blast Fund Raiser

November 6th and 8th: Parent-Teacher Conference 

November 6th: No school for students

I will be having conferences on Tuesday, November 6th from 7:30-11:30 AM and Thursday, November 8th from 3:00-7:00 PM. Please visit my Sign Up Genius to sign up.

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