Apr 20

Highlights for week of 4/23/18-4/27/18

Special thanks to Dr.Srivastava ( Nayla’s mom) and Mr. Chadinha (Olivia’s dad) for being presenters on our Career Day!!! 

Please sign up to join the PTA!! There is a competition  between classes!! The class that has 100% of the parents sign up gets  a Popsicle Party!!! You children would LOVE this treat!!! See my PTA pg of this blog for more details!!! Thank you for your support!!!

Thank you to the parents who have sent in  items for our Treasure Chest and  from the Wish List . Feel free to send in little items for our Treasure Chest in case you are cleaning out !

**** Please send in your child’s red communication folder everyday. Put all notes and lunch money in this folder only. Also please send in a drink for your child if he/ she brought their lunch. ****

Please read all pages of my blog.

Reminder: Please send in a healthy snack daily for your child.

Water bottles are permitted in the classroom. Please make sure the lids are on securely so they do not leak in your child’s backpack.  Also please make sure you label  their snack and  lunch  ( if you send it in)  so your child knows  the difference .

Themes of the month:  Spring , Plants and  Animal Life Cycles, Earth Day, Recycling

Language Arts–   This week we will be studying  L-Blends “bl, gl, cl, pl” which can be found at the beginning  of some  words.  Continue to encourage your child to  write  sentences beginning with an upper case letter, using spacing between words, spelling sight words correctly and using correct punctuation at the end of the sentence .  Please have your child practice writing their first and last names starting with an upper case letter and the rest of the letters  should be written in  lower case. We will review the author’s and illustrator’s job and rhyming words continuously. Have your child write at least one sentence a day using sight words  starting on the left of the page and going to the right in a straight line.

Please practice memorizing  and spelling all sight words.  I am assessing all student’s  sight word knowledge on an ongoing basis. By now your child should know at least 40  sight words.  Please practice these daily so your child will not forget them.  By the end of the year, all Kindergarten children should be able to identify at least 50 sight words. The more sight words your child knows the easier it will be for him/ her in first grade.

Here is a list of  sight words we have on our Word Wall that we have learned already:

A- a, am, at, and, an, are, away, all

B- brown, blue, black, be, big

C- can, come

D- do, dad, day, down

F- from, fun

G- green, go, got, grow

H- here, he, have, happy, her, home

I- is, I, in, it, into

L- like, little, look

M- me, my, mom

N- not, no, name 

O- orange, on, out, over

P- purple, pink, play

R- red, read

S- see, said , so, she 

T- to, the, they, this, that, there

U- up

W- white, we, where, will, when, went, with, who, what, why

Y- yellow, you, your

Please review these and the other words on the lists I have sent home to you.

MathAddition continued – The student will model and solve single-step story and picture problems with  sums up to 10 .      Reminder : By the end of this last quarter your child should be able to count to 100, count by 10’s to 100 and count backwards from 10-0. They should be able to identify all numbers in random order to 20. It would be advantageous for your child to practice writing numbers to 30 or higher.  All students will need to identify a  penny, nickel, dime and quarter and tell their values. The students also need to identify how many pennies are equal to a nickel, dime and a  quarter. All students should know the days of the week and the months of the year by now due to the fact we do Calendar everyday.

Science- Reduce, reuse and recycle  – Earth Day

 “Star Student of the Week” –  Please help your child to fill out and color the poster when it is their turn. You can also send in photograph to hang on the poster . A letter will accompany the poster  explaining what is required. Please send this completed poster in the following Monday so your child can share it with the class. I will display it in our classroom and return it home on Friday.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY –  Amelia, Vandana and Akhil have  birthdays  in April !!

Mystery Reader – Daisy was so kind and set up a Sign up Genius for Mystery Reader !! See below!

CALLING ALL  MYSTERY READERS!
I would like to invite any parents, older siblings, grandparents, relatives, or other special people to surprise your child by being a “Mystery Reader” this year in our classroom. Students LOVE having their family, friends, and relatives visit our classroom to share in our learning by reading a favorite story aloud to our class.
Mystery Readers will visit us Tuesdays at 10:15-10:35 am on specified weeks.
Readers are asked to bring a book to read or read a teacher-chosen book from our classroom library.
If you can find a date that works for you, please sign up to be a Mystery Reader on this sign up genius  for the 2017-2018 school year!
There are many open dates to choose from throughout the year.
Remember this is a mystery so please don’t tell your child you are coming!! The children love to be  surprised!

Special thanks to Mrs. Chadinha for being our Mystery Reader this past week!!

Location: Mrs. Cunningham Room
Here is the link:
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0c4aaaa82fa1f49-mystery

 

Important Upcoming  Dates:

4/23- Spring Class Pictures

5/2- Field Trip to Swift Creek Theater to see  Pinocchio

5/28- Memorial Day- No school for students and staff!!

 

 


 

Apr 15

Highlights for week of 4/16/18 – 4/20/18

Tomorrow is a half day for students!!! A bag  lunch will be served.

Please sign up to join the PTA!! There is a competition  between classes!! The class that has 100% of the parents sign up gets  a Popsicle Party!!! You children would LOVE this treat!!! See my PTA pg of this blog for more details!!! Thank you for your support!!!

Thank you to the parents who have sent in  items for our Treasure Chest and  from the Wish List . Feel free to send in little items for our Treasure Chest in case you are cleaning out !

**** Please send in your child’s red communication folder everyday. Put all notes and lunch money in this folder only. Also please send in a drink for your child if he/ she brought their lunch. ****

Please read all pages of my blog.

Reminder: Please send in a healthy snack daily for your

Water bottles are permitted in the classroom. Please make sure the lids are on securely so they do not leak in your child’s backpack.  Also please make sure you label  their snack and  lunch  ( if you send it in)  so your child know the difference .

Themes of the month:  Spring , Plants and  Animal Life Cycles, Earth Day, Recycling

Language Arts–   This week we will be studying more  S-Blends “sl, sn, sw” which can be found at the beginning  of some  words.  Continue to encourage your child to  write  sentences beginning with an upper case letter, using spacing between words, spelling sight words correctly and using correct punctuation at the end of the sentence .  Please have your child practice writing their first and last names starting with an upper case letter and the rest of the letters  should be written in  lower case. We will review the author’s and illustrator’s job and rhyming words continuously. Have your child write at least one sentence a day using sight words  starting on the left of the page and going to the right in a straight line.

Please practice memorizing  and spelling all sight words.  I am assessing all student’s  sight word knowledge on an ongoing basis. By now your child should know at least 40  sight words.  Please practice these daily so your child will not forget them.  By the end of the year, all Kindergarten children should be able to identify at least 50 sight words. The more sight words your child knows the easier it will be for him/ her in first grade.

Here is a list of  sight words we have on our Word Wall that we have learned already:

A- a, am, at, and, an, are, away, all

B- brown, blue, black, be, big

C- can, come

D- do, dad, day, down

F- from, fun

G- green, go, got, grow

H- here, he, have, happy, her, home

I- is, I, in, it, into

L- like, little, look

M- me, my, mom

N- not, no, name 

O- orange, on, out, over

P- purple, pink, play

R- red, read

S- see, said , so, she 

T- to, the, they, this, that, there

U- up

W- white, we, where, will, when, went, with, who, what, why

Y- yellow, you, your

Please review these and the other words on the lists I have sent home to you.

MathAddition – The student will model and solve single-step story and picture problems with  sums up to 10 .      Reminder : By the end of this last quarter your child should be able to count to 100, count by 10’s to 100 and count backwards from 10-0. They should be able to identify all numbers in random order to 20. It would be advantageous for your child to practice writing numbers to 30 or higher.  All students will need to identify a  penny, nickel, dime and quarter and tell their values. The students also need to identify how many pennies are equal to a nickel, dime and a  quarter. All students should know the days of the week and the months of the year by now due to the fact we do Calendar everyday.

Science-  Plant’s needs are: nutrients, water, light and a place to grow to survive. Plants change as they grow and go through their  life cycles. Eventually plants die and the life cycle will begin again. Offspring of plants are similar but not identical to their parent plant or to one another.

 “Star Student of the Week” –  Please help your child to fill out and color the poster when it is their turn. You can also send in photograph to hang on the poster . A letter will accompany the poster  explaining what is required. Please send this completed poster in the following Monday so your child can share it with the class. I will display it in our classroom and return it home on Friday.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY –  Amelia, Vandana and Akhil have  birthdays  in April !!

Mystery Reader – Daisy was so kind and set up a Sign up Genius for Mystery Reader !! See below!

CALLING ALL  MYSTERY READERS!
I would like to invite any parents, older siblings, grandparents, relatives, or other special people to surprise your child by being a “Mystery Reader” this year in our classroom. Students LOVE having their family, friends, and relatives visit our classroom to share in our learning by reading a favorite story aloud to our class.
Mystery Readers will visit us Tuesdays at 10:15-10:35 am on specified weeks.
Readers are asked to bring a book to read or read a teacher-chosen book from our classroom library.
If you can find a date that works for you, please sign up to be a Mystery Reader on this sign up genius  for the 2017-2018 school year!
There are many open dates to choose from throughout the year.
Remember this is a mystery so please don’t tell your child you are coming!! The children love to be  surprised!

Location: Mrs. Cunningham Room
Here is the link:
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0c4aaaa82fa1f49-mystery

 

Important Upcoming  Dates:

 

4/16- Half day of school for students

4/19- New Kindergarten Registration

4/20- Career Day- AM only

4/23- Spring Class Pictures

5/2- Field Trip to Swift Creek Theater to see  Pinocchio

5/28- Memorial Day- No school for students and staff!!


 

Mar 30

Highlights for week of 4/9/18-4/13/18

  I hope you had  a wonderful relaxing break!!!! I made a  change to ” Important Upcoming Dates”

Please sign up to join the PTA!! There is a competition  between classes!! The class that has 100% of the parents sign up gets  a Popsicle Party!!! You children would LOVE this treat!!! See my PTA pg of this blog for more details!!! Thank you for your support!!!

Thank you to the parents who have sent in  items for our Treasure Chest and  from the Wish List . Feel free to send in little items for our Treasure Chest in case you are cleaning out !

**** Please send in your child’s red communication folder everyday. Put all notes and lunch money in this folder only. Also please send in a drink for your child if he/ she brought their lunch. ****

Please read all pages of my blog.

Reminder: Please send in a healthy snack daily for your

Water bottles are permitted in the classroom. Please make sure the lids are on securely so they do not leak in your child’s backpack.  Also please make sure you label  their snack and  lunch  ( if you send it in)  so your child know the difference .

Themes of the month:  Spring , Plants and  Animal Life Cycles, Earth Day, Recycling

Language Arts–   This week we will begin studying the  S-Blends “st, sp, sm” which can be found at the beginning  of some  words.  Continue to encourage your child to  write  sentences beginning with an upper case letter, using spacing between words, spelling sight words correctly and using correct punctuation at the end of the sentence .  Please have your child practice writing their first and last names starting with an upper case letter and the rest of the letters  should be written in  lower case. We will review the author’s and illustrator’s job and rhyming words continuously. Have your child write at least one sentence a day using sight words  starting on the left of the page and going to the right in a straight line.

Please practice memorizing  and spelling all sight words.  I am assessing all student’s  sight word knowledge on an ongoing basis. By now your child should know at least 30  sight words.  Please practice these daily so your child will not forget them.  By the end of the year, all Kindergarten children should be able to identify at least 50 sight words.

Here is a list of  sight words we have on our Word Wall that we have learned already:

A- a, am, at, and, an, are, away, all

B- brown, blue, black, be, big

C- can, come

D- do, dad, day, down

F- from, fun

G- green, go, got, grow

H- here, he, have, happy, her, home

I- is, I, in, it, into

L- like, little, look

M- me, my, mom

N- not, no, name 

O- orange, on, out, over

P- purple, pink, play

R- red, read

S- see, said , so, she 

T- to, the, they, this, that, there

U- up

W- white, we, where, will, when, went, with, who, what, why

Y- yellow, you, your

Please review these and the other words on the lists I have sent home to you.

Math– Money continued- All students will need to identify a  penny, nickel, dime and quarter and tell their values. The students also need to identify how many pennies are equal to a nickel, dime and a  quarter.   Reminder : By the end of this  quarter your child should be able to count to 100, count by 10’s to 100 and count backwards from 10-0. They should be able to identify all numbers in random order to 20.

Science-  Spring continued

 “Star Student of the Week” –  Please help your child to fill out and color the poster when it is their turn. You can also send in photograph to hang on the poster . A letter will accompany the poster  explaining what is required. Please send this completed poster in the following Monday so your child can share it with the class. I will display it in our classroom and return it home on Friday.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY –  Amelia, Vandana and Akhil have  birthdays  in April !!

Mystery Reader – Daisy was so kind and set up a Sign up Genius for Mystery Reader !! See below!

CALLING ALL  MYSTERY READERS!
I would like to invite any parents, older siblings, grandparents, relatives, or other special people to surprise your child by being a “Mystery Reader” this year in our classroom. Students LOVE having their family, friends, and relatives visit our classroom to share in our learning by reading a favorite story aloud to our class.
Mystery Readers will visit us Tuesdays at 10:15-10:35 am on specified weeks.
Readers are asked to bring a book to read or read a teacher-chosen book from our classroom library.
If you can find a date that works for you, please sign up to be a Mystery Reader on this sign up genius  for the 2017-2018 school year!
There are many open dates to choose from throughout the year.
Remember this is a mystery so please don’t tell your child you are coming!! The children love to be  surprised!

Location: Mrs. Cunningham Room
Here is the link:
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0c4aaaa82fa1f49-mystery

Special thanks to Aditi’s mother who was our Mystery  Readers this past week !!!!!!!

Important Upcoming  Dates:

4/1- Happy Easter to those who celebrate it!

4/2-4/6  SPRING BREAK!!!!!!!!!!!!

4/13- Last day of the 3rd quarter report period

4/16- Half day of school for students

4/19- New Kindergarten Registration

4/20- Career Day

4/23- Spring Class Pictures  Change

Mar 25

Highlights for week of 3/26/18-3/30/18

One week until Spring Break!!!

Please return signed Field Trip Permission Slips with admission charge of  $13.00 tomorrow!!! I  picked 4 parent’s names from a hat  to be  chaperones.  ( Olivia’s mom, Aman’s parent, Collette’s mom, and Sydney’s parent)  The chaperones will need to send in their money ( $13.00)  on Monday, March 26th.  

Please sign up to join the PTA!! There is a competition  between classes!! The class that has 100% of the parents sign up gets  a Popsicle Party!!! You children would LOVE this treat!!! See my PTA pg of this blog for more details!!! Thank you for your support!!!

Thank you to the parents who have sent in  items for our Treasure Chest and  from the Wish List . Feel free to send in little items for our Treasure Chest in case you are cleaning out !

**** Please send in your child’s red communication folder everyday. Put all notes and lunch money in this folder only. Also please send in a drink for your child if he/ she brought their lunch. ****

Please read all pages of my blog.

Reminder: Please send in a healthy snack daily for your

Water bottles are permitted in the classroom. Please make sure the lids are on securely so they do not leak in your child’s backpack.  Also please make sure you label  their snack and  lunch  ( if you send it in)  so your child know the difference .

Themes of the month: St. Patrick’s Day, Spring and changes,

Language Arts–   This week we will begin studying the digraph “wh” which can be found at the beginning and end of words.  Continue to encourage your child to  write  sentences beginning with an upper case letter, using spacing between words, spelling sight words correctly and using correct punctuation at the end of the sentence .  Please have your child practice writing their first and last names starting with an upper case letter and the rest of the letters  should be written in  lower case. We will review the author’s and illustrator’s job and rhyming words continuously. Have your child write at least one sentence a day using sight words  starting on the left of the page and going to the right in a straight line.

Sight word we will learn this week:  big, grow, this, that, there, who, what, when, where, why       Please practice memorizing  and spelling these.  I am assessing all student’s  sight word knowledge on an ongoing basis. By now your child should know at least 30  sight words.  Please practice these daily so your child will not forget them.  By the end of the year, all Kindergarten children should be able to identify at least 50 sight words.

Here is a list of  sight words we have on our Word Wall that we have learned already:

A- a, am, at, and, an, are, away, all

B- brown, blue, black, be, big

C- can, come

D- do, dad, day, down

F- from, fun

G- green, go, got, grow

H- here, he, have, happy, her, home

I- is, I, in, it, into

L- like, little, look

M- me, my, mom

N- not, no, name 

O- orange, on, out, over

P- purple, pink, play

R- red, read

S- see, said , so, she 

T- to, the, they, this, that, there

U- up

W- white, we, where, will, when, went, with, who, what, why

Y- yellow, you, your

Please review these and the other words on the lists I have sent home to you.

Math– Money continued- All students will need to identify a  penny, nickel, dime and quarter and tell their values. The students also need to identify how many pennies are equal to a nickel, dime and a  quarter.   Reminder : By the end of this  quarter your child should be able to count to 100, count by 10’s to 100 and count backwards from 10-0. They should be able to identify all numbers in random order to 20.

Science-  We will continue to  study  the changes in the weather as we go from winter to spring .

 “Star Student of the Week” –  Please help your child to fill out and color the poster when it is their turn. You can also send in photograph to hang on the poster . A letter will accompany the poster  explaining what is required. Please send this completed poster in the following Monday so your child can share it with the class. I will display it in our classroom and return it home on Friday.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY –  Nayla and Aditi have  birthdays  in March !!

Mystery Reader – Daisy was so kind and set up a Sign up Genius for Mystery Reader !! See below!

CALLING ALL  MYSTERY READERS!
I would like to invite any parents, older siblings, grandparents, relatives, or other special people to surprise your child by being a “Mystery Reader” this year in our classroom. Students LOVE having their family, friends, and relatives visit our classroom to share in our learning by reading a favorite story aloud to our class.
Mystery Readers will visit us Tuesdays at 10:15-10:35 am on specified weeks.
Readers are asked to bring a book to read or read a teacher-chosen book from our classroom library.
If you can find a date that works for you, please sign up to be a Mystery Reader on this sign up genius  for the 2017-2018 school year!
There are many open dates to choose from throughout the year.
Remember this is a mystery so please don’t tell your child you are coming!! The children love to be  surprised!

Location: Mrs. Cunningham Room
Here is the link:
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0c4aaaa82fa1f49-mystery

Special thanks to Sydney’s grandparents who were our Mystery  Readers this past week !!!!!!!

Important Upcoming  Dates:

3/26- Field trip money and permission slips due if you have not sent them in already. Chaperone fee of $13.00 due. Checks payable to Colonial Trail Elementary.

4/1- Happy Easter to those who celebrate it!

4/2-4/6  SPRING BREAK!!!!!!!!!!!!

4/19- New kindergarten registration

4/20- Career Day

4/27- Class Spring Party during school hours- More information to come.

Mar 18

Highlights for week of 3/19/18-3/23/19

Please  enjoy watching the Social Studies Showcase Night video which I have posted on this blog.   The children LOVE watching this over and over!!!!

Please return signed Field Trip Permission Slips with admission charge of  $13.00 .  These are due this Friday !!!!! I will pick 4 parent’s names from a hat on Friday to be a chaperone . I have had many express interest, which is great! I wish I could take  everyone, but only 4 parents can go. I will notify you Friday afternoon in an email  . The chaperones will need to send in their money ( $13.00)  on Monday, March 26th.  

Please sign up to join the PTA!! There is a competition  between classes!! The class that has 100% of the parents sign up gets  a Popsicle Party!!! You children would LOVE this treat!!! See my PTA pg of this blog for more details!!! Thank you for your support!!!

Thank you to the parents who have sent in  items for our Treasure Chest and  from the Wish List . Feel free to send in little items for our Treasure Chest in case you are cleaning out !

**** Please send in your child’s red communication folder everyday. Put all notes and lunch money in this folder only. Also please send in a drink for your child if he/ she brought their lunch. ****

Please read all pages of my blog.

Reminder: Please send in a healthy snack daily for your

Water bottles are permitted in the classroom. Please make sure the lids are on securely so they do not leak in your child’s backpack.  Also please make sure you label  their snack and  lunch  ( if you send it in)  so your child know the difference .

Themes of the month: St. Patrick’s Day, Spring and changes,

Language Arts–   This week we will begin studying the digraph “th” which can be found at the beginning and end of words.  Continue to encourage your child to  write  sentences beginning with an upper case letter, using spacing between words, spelling sight words correctly and using correct punctuation at the end of the sentence .  Please have your child practice writing their first and last names starting with an upper case letter and the rest of the letters  should be written in  lower case. We will review the author’s and illustrator’s job and rhyming words continuously. Have your child write at least one sentence a day using sight words  starting on the left of the page and going to the right in a straight line.

Sight word we will learn this week:  all,this, home       Please practice memorizing  and spelling these.  I am assessing all student’s  sight word knowledge on an ongoing basis. By now your child should know at least 30  sight words.  Please practice these daily so your child will not forget them.  By the end of the year, all Kindergarten children should be able to identify at least 50 sight words.

Here is a list of  sight words we have on our Word Wall that we have learned already:

A- a, am, at, and, an, are, away, all

B- brown, blue, black, be

C- can, come

D- do, dad, day, down

F- from, fun

G- green, go, got

H- here, he, have, happy, her, home

I- is, I, in, it, into

L- like, little, look

M- me, my, mom

N- not, no, name 

O- orange, on, out, over

P- purple, pink, play

R- red, read

S- see, said , so, she 

T- to, the, they, this

U- up

W- white, we, where, will, when, went, with

Y- yellow, you, your

Please review these and the other words on the lists I have sent home to you.

Math– Money- All students will need to identify a  penny, nickel, dime and quarter and tell their values. The students also need to identify how many pennies are equal to a nickel, dime and a  quarter.   Reminder : By the end of this  quarter your child should be able to count to 100, count by 10’s to 100 and count backwards from 10-0. They should be able to identify all numbers in random order to 20.

Science-  We will be studying  the changes in the weather as we go from winter to spring .

 “Star Student of the Week” –  Please help your child to fill out and color the poster when it is their turn. You can also send in photograph to hang on the poster . A letter will accompany the poster  explaining what is required. Please send this completed poster in the following Monday so your child can share it with the class. I will display it in our classroom and return it home on Friday.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY –  Nayla and Aditi have  birthdays  in March !!

Mystery Reader – Daisy was so kind and set up a Sign up Genius for Mystery Reader !! See below!

CALLING ALL  MYSTERY READERS!
I would like to invite any parents, older siblings, grandparents, relatives, or other special people to surprise your child by being a “Mystery Reader” this year in our classroom. Students LOVE having their family, friends, and relatives visit our classroom to share in our learning by reading a favorite story aloud to our class.
Mystery Readers will visit us Tuesdays at 10:15-10:35 am on specified weeks.
Readers are asked to bring a book to read or read a teacher-chosen book from our classroom library.
If you can find a date that works for you, please sign up to be a Mystery Reader on this sign up genius  for the 2017-2018 school year!
There are many open dates to choose from throughout the year.
Remember this is a mystery so please don’t tell your child you are coming!! The children love to be  surprised!

Location: Mrs. Cunningham Room
Here is the link:
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0c4aaaa82fa1f49-mystery

Important Upcoming  Dates:

3/20- First Day of Spring!

3/23- Field trip money and permission slips due

4/1- Happy Easter to those who celebrate it!

4/2-4/6  SPRING BREAK!!!!!!!!!!!!

4/19- New kindergarten registration

4/20- Career Day

4/27- Class Spring Party during school hours

Mar 11

Highlights for week of 3/12/18-3/16/18

Please  enjoy watching the Social Studies Showcase Night video which I have posted on this blog.  I also sent home the link in an email last week. The children LOVE watching this over and over!!!!

Please return signed interims that were sent home last week.

Please sign up to join the PTA!! There is a competition  between classes!! The class that has 100% of the parents sign up gets  a Popsicle Party!!! You children would LOVE this treat!!! See my PTA pg of this blog for more details!!! Thank you for your support!!!

Thank you to the parents who have sent in  items for our Treasure Chest and  from the Wish List . Feel free to send in little items for our Treasure Chest in case you are cleaning out !

**** Please send in your child’s red communication folder everyday. Put all notes and lunch money in this folder only. Also please send in a drink for your child if he/ she brought their lunch. ****

Please read all pages of my blog.

Reminder: Please send in a healthy snack daily for your

Water bottles are permitted in the classroom. Please make sure the lids are on securely so they do not leak in your child’s backpack.  Also please make sure you label  their snack and  lunch  ( if you send it in)  so your child know the difference .

Themes of the month: St. Patrick’s Day, Spring and changes,

Language Arts– We had so much fun last week with  Dr. Seuss Week !-  This week we will begin studying the digraphs beginning with “ch.”  Continue to encourage your child to  write  sentences beginning with an upper case letter, using spacing between words, spelling sight words correctly and using correct punctuation at the end of the sentence .  Please have your child practice writing their first and last names starting with an upper case letter and the rest of the letters  should be written in  lower case. We will review the author’s and illustrator’s job and rhyming words continuously. Have your child write at least one sentence a day using sight words  starting on the left of the page and going to the right in a straight line.

Sight word we will learn this week:  she, with, her       Please practice memorizing  and spelling these.  I am assessing all student’s  sight word knowledge on an ongoing basis. By now your child should know at least 30  sight words.  Please practice these daily so your child will not forget them.  By the end of the year, all Kindergarten children should be able to identify at least 50 sight words.

Here is a list of  sight words we have on our Word Wall that we have learned already:

A- a, am, at, and, an, are, away

B- brown, blue, black, be

C- can, come

D- do, dad, day, down

F- from, fun

G- green, go, got

H- here, he, have, happy, her

I- is, I, in, it, into

L- like, little, look

M- me, my, mom

N- not, no, name 

O- orange, on, out, over

P- purple, pink, play

R- red, read

S- see, said , so, she 

T- to, the, they

U- up

W- white, we, where, will, when, went, with

Y- yellow, you, your

Please review these and the other words on the lists I have sent home to you.

Math– What is the number before … and after …up to 20.       Reminder : By the end of this  quarter your child should be able to count to 100, count by 10’s to 100 and count backwards from 10-0.

Science- Difference between  living organisms and non living objects

 “Star Student of the Week” –  Please help your child to fill out and color the poster when it is their turn. You can also send in photograph to hang on the poster . A letter will accompany the poster  explaining what is required. Please send this completed poster in the following Monday so your child can share it with the class. I will display it in our classroom and return it home on Friday.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY –  Nayla and Aditi will have a birthday in March !!

Mystery Reader – Daisy was so kind and set up a Sign up Genius for Mystery Reader !! See below!

CALLING ALL  MYSTERY READERS!
I would like to invite any parents, older siblings, grandparents, relatives, or other special people to surprise your child by being a “Mystery Reader” this year in our classroom. Students LOVE having their family, friends, and relatives visit our classroom to share in our learning by reading a favorite story aloud to our class.
Mystery Readers will visit us Tuesdays at 10:15-10:35 am on specified weeks.
Readers are asked to bring a book to read or read a teacher-chosen book from our classroom library.
If you can find a date that works for you, please sign up to be a Mystery Reader on this sign up genius  for the 2017-2018 school year!
There are many open dates to choose from throughout the year.
Remember this is a mystery so please don’t tell your child you are coming!! The children love to be  surprised!

Location: Mrs. Cunningham Room
Here is the link:
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0c4aaaa82fa1f49-mystery

Thank you to Tyce’s dad for coming in to be our Mystery Reader this past week!!!

Important Upcoming  Dates:

 

3/11- Daylight savings Time Begins-  Turn your clocks ahead one hour!!

3/17- Happy St. Patrick’s Day !

3/20- First Day of Spring!

4/1- Happy Easter to those who celebrate it!

4/2-4/6  SPRING BREAK!!!!!!!!!!!!

4/19- New kindergarten registration

4/27- Class Spring Party during school hours

Mar 04

Highlights for Week of 3/5/18-3/9/18

Please  enjoy watching the Social Studies Showcase Night video which I have posted on this blog.  I also sent home the link in an email last week. The children LOVE watching this over and over!!!!

Please sign up to join the PTA!! There is a competition  between classes!! The class that has 100% of the parents sign up gets  a Popsicle Party!!! You children would LOVE this treat!!! See my PTA pg of this blog for more details!!! Thank you for your support!!!

Thank you to the parents who have sent in  items for our Treasure Chest and  from the Wish List . Feel free to send in little items for our Treasure Chest in case you are cleaning out !

**** Please send in your child’s red communication folder everyday. Put all notes and lunch money in this folder only. Also please send in a drink for your child if he/ she brought their lunch. ****

Please read all pages of my blog.

Reminder: Please send in a healthy snack daily for your

Water bottles are permitted in the classroom. Please make sure the lids are on securely so they do not leak in your child’s backpack.  Also please make sure you label  their snack and  lunch  ( if you send it in)  so your child know the difference .

Themes of the month: St. Patrick’s Day, Spring and changes,

Language Arts– We had so much fun last week with  Dr. Seuss Week !-  This week we will begin studying the digraphs beginning with “sh.”  Continue to encourage your child to  write  sentences beginning with an upper case letter, using spacing between words, spelling sight words correctly and using correct punctuation at the end of the sentence .  Please have your child practice writing their first and last names starting with an upper case letter and the rest of the letters  should be written in  lower case. We will review the author’s and illustrator’s job and rhyming words continuously. Have your child write at least one sentence a day using sight words  starting on the left of the page and going to the right in a straight line.

Sight word we will learn this week:  away , over      Please practice memorizing  and spelling these.  I am assessing all student’s  sight word knowledge on an ongoing basis. By now your child should know at least 30  sight words.  Please practice these daily so your child will not forget them.  By the end of the year, all Kindergarten children should be able to identify at least 50 sight words.

Here is a list of  sight words we have on our Word Wall that we have learned already:

A- a, am, at, and, an, are, away

B- brown, blue, black, be

C- can, come

D- do, dad, day, down

F- from, fun

G- green, go, got

H- here, he, have, happy

I- is, I, in, it, into

L- like, little, look

M- me, my, mom

N- not, no, name 

O- orange, on, out, over

P- purple, pink, play

R- red, read

S- see, said , so

T- to, the, they

U- up

W- white, we, where, will, when, went

Y- yellow, you, your

Please review these and the other words on the lists I have sent home to you.

Math– We continue working on measurement : time continued ( a clock measures time).  We are talking about telling time with  analog clocks  and digital clocks.      Reminder : By the end of this  quarter your child should be able to count to 100, count by 10’s to 100 and count backwards from 10-0.

Science- Magnets continued

 “Star Student of the Week” –  Please help your child to fill out and color the poster when it is their turn. You can also send in photograph to hang on the poster . A letter will accompany the poster  explaining what is required. Please send this completed poster in the following Monday so your child can share it with the class. I will display it in our classroom and return it home on Friday.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY –  Nayla and Aditi will have a birthday in March !!

Mystery Reader – Daisy was so kind and set up a Sign up Genius for Mystery Reader !! See below!

CALLING ALL  MYSTERY READERS!
I would like to invite any parents, older siblings, grandparents, relatives, or other special people to surprise your child by being a “Mystery Reader” this year in our classroom. Students LOVE having their family, friends, and relatives visit our classroom to share in our learning by reading a favorite story aloud to our class.
Mystery Readers will visit us Tuesdays at 10:15-10:35 am on specified weeks.
Readers are asked to bring a book to read or read a teacher-chosen book from our classroom library.
If you can find a date that works for you, please sign up to be a Mystery Reader on this sign up genius  for the 2017-2018 school year!
There are many open dates to choose from throughout the year.
Remember this is a mystery so please don’t tell your child you are coming!! The children love to be  surprised!

Location: Mrs. Cunningham Room
Here is the link:
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0c4aaaa82fa1f49-mystery

Thank you to Kendall’s mom for coming in to be our Mystery Reader this past week!!!

Important Upcoming  Dates:

March is Youth Art Month and Music in our Schools Month!!!

Your children are invited to celebrate with us by participating in the special dress up days this week!! Let’s support our music and art teachers!!

3/5- Wear Cool Colors together which include blue, green and purple.

3/6- Wear Primary Colors together which include yellow, red, and blue.

3/7- Wear Secondary Colors together which include orange, green and purple.

3/8- Wear clothes that have Shapes on them like circles, triangles and squares.

3/9- Wear clothes that have Patterns on them like stripes, polka dots, or music notes.

3/11- Daylight savings Time Begins-  Turn your clocks ahead one hour!!

3/17- Happy St. Patrick’s Day !

3/20- First Day of Spring!

4/1- Happy Easter to those who celebrate it!

4/2-4/6  SPRING BREAK!!!!!!!!!!!!

Feb 28

Social Studies Showcase Video

 

 

Feb 23

Highlights for week of 2/26/18-3/2/18

 

Please send in your child’s  report card envelopes if you have not done so already.

Please sign up to join the PTA!! There is a competition  between classes!! The class that has 100% of the parents sign up gets  a Popsicle Party!!! You children would LOVE this treat!!! See my PTA pg of this blog for more details!!! Thank you for your support!!!

Thank you to the parents who have sent in  items for our Treasure Chest and  from the Wish List . Feel free to send in little items for our Treasure Chest in case you are cleaning out !

**** Please send in your child’s red communication folder everyday. Put all notes and lunch money in this folder only. Also please send in a drink for your child if he/ she brought their lunch. ****

Please read all pages of my blog.

Reminder: Please send in a healthy snack daily for your

Water bottles are permitted in the classroom. Please make sure the lids are on securely so they do not leak in your child’s backpack.  Also please make sure you label  their snack and  lunch  ( if you send it in)  so your child know the difference .

Themes of the month: Famous Americans , President’s Day and  Valentines Day

Language Arts– Dr. Seuss Week- We will enjoy reading many of his books and do related activities.   Continue to encourage your child to  write  sentences beginning with an upper case letter, using spacing between words, spelling sight words correctly and using correct punctuation at the end of the sentence .  Please have your child practice writing their first and last names starting with an upper case letter and the rest of the letters  should be written in  lower case. We will review the author’s and illustrator’s job and rhyming words continuously. Have your child write at least one sentence a day using sight words  starting on the left of the page and going to the right in a straight line.

Sight word we will learn this week:  got , into      Please practice memorizing  and spelling these.  I am assessing all student’s  sight word knowledge on an ongoing basis. By now your child should know at least 25 sight words.  Please practice these daily so your child will not forget them.  By the end of the year, all Kindergarten children should be able to identify at least 50 sight words.

Here is a list of  sight words we have on our Word Wall that we have learned already:

A- a, am, at, and, an, are

B- brown, blue, black, be

C- can, come

D- do, dad, day, down

F- from, fun

G- green, go, got

H- here, he, have, happy

I- is, I, in, it, into

L- like, little, look

M- me, my, mom

N- not, no, name 

O- orange, on, out

P- purple, pink, play

R- red, read

S- see, said , so

T- to, the, they

U- up

W- white, we, where, will, when, went

Y- yellow, you, your

Please review these and the other words on the lists I have sent home to you.

Math– We continue working on measurement : time ( a clock measures time) and temperature ( a thermometer measures temperature).      Reminder : By the end of the 3rd quarter your child should be able to count to 100, count by 10’s to 100 and count backwards from 10-0.

Science- Magnets

 “Star Student of the Week” –  Please help your child to fill out and color the poster when it is their turn. You can also send in photograph to hang on the poster . A letter will accompany the poster  explaining what is required. Please send this completed poster in the following Monday so your child can share it with the class. I will display it in our classroom and return it home on Friday.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY –  Anjana and Kendall will have a birthday in February

Mystery Reader – Daisy was so kind and set up a Sign up Genius for Mystery Reader !! See below!

CALLING ALL  MYSTERY READERS!
I would like to invite any parents, older siblings, grandparents, relatives, or other special people to surprise your child by being a “Mystery Reader” this year in our classroom. Students LOVE having their family, friends, and relatives visit our classroom to share in our learning by reading a favorite story aloud to our class.
Mystery Readers will visit us Tuesdays at 10:15-10:35 am on specified weeks.
Readers are asked to bring a book to read or read a teacher-chosen book from our classroom library.
If you can find a date that works for you, please sign up to be a Mystery Reader on this sign up genius  for the 2017-2018 school year!
There are many open dates to choose from throughout the year.
Remember this is a mystery so please don’t tell your child you are coming!! The children love to be  surprised!

Location: Mrs. Cunningham Room
Here is the link:
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0c4aaaa82fa1f49-mystery

Thank you to Tyce’s mom for coming in to be our Mystery Reader this past week!!!

Important Upcoming  Dates:

Dr. Seuss Spirit Week       2/26-3/2

2/26- Wear crazy socks

2/27- Wear a shirt with words you can read

2/28- Wear green clothes

3/1- Wear animal print- HALF DAY FOR STUDENTS- Lunch will be served-  Dismissal at 11:35

3/2- Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!! Dress as your favorite Dr. Seuss character- KINDERGARTEN WILL PARADE AROUND THE SCHOOL IN THEIR OUTFITS.

4/1- Happy Easter to those who celebrate it!

4/2-4/6  SPRING BREAK!!!!!!!!!!!!

Feb 18

Highlights for week of February 19,2018-February 23, 2018

Pictures were sent home two  weeks ago. These photos are a fund raiser for the school. If you  wish to purchase any , you  need to send in money. The price list was  in each student’s packet of photos. Not all students will have pictures. It is a photo compilation of the student’s time here at CTES. If you  do not wish to purchase these  photos please return  them by  2-22-18.

Please send in your child’s  report card envelopes if you have not done so already.

Please sign up to join the PTA!! There is a competition  between classes!! The class that has 100% of the parents sign up gets  a Popsicle Party!!! You children would LOVE this treat!!! See my PTA pg of this blog for more details!!! Thank you for your support!!!

Thank you to the parents who have sent in  items for our Treasure Chest and  from the Wish List . Feel free to send in little items for our Treasure Chest in case you are cleaning out !

**** Please send in your child’s red communication folder everyday. Put all notes and lunch money in this folder only. Also please send in a drink for your child if he/ she brought their lunch. ****

Please read all pages of my blog.

Reminder: Please send in a healthy snack daily for your

Water bottles are permitted in the classroom. Please make sure the lids are on securely so they do not leak in your child’s backpack.  Also please make sure you label  their snack and  lunch  ( if you send it in)  so your child know the difference .

Themes of the month: Famous Americans , President’s Day and  Valentines Day

Language Arts– The  theme of the activities we will do in workstations will be centered around the  short  “E”. Continue to encourage your child to  write  sentences beginning with an upper case letter, using spacing between words, spelling sight words correctly and using correct punctuation at the end of the sentence .  Please have your child practice writing their first and last names starting with an upper case letter and the rest of the letters  should be written in  lower case. We will review the author’s and illustrator’s job and rhyming words continuously. Have your child write at least one sentence a day using sight words  starting on the left of the page and going to the right in a straight line.

Sight word we will learn this week:  down, went, out      Please practice memorizing  and spelling these.  I am assessing all student’s  sight word knowledge on an ongoing basis. By now your child should know at least 25 sight words.  Please practice these daily so your child will not forget them.  By the end of the year, all Kindergarten children should be able to identify at least 50 sight words.

Here is a list of  sight words we have on our Word Wall that we have learned already:

A- a, am, at, and, an, are

B- brown, blue, black, be

C- can, come

D- do, dad, day, down

F- from, fun

G- green, go

H- here, he, have, happy

I- is, I, in, it

L- like, little, look

M- me, my, mom

N- not, no, name 

O- orange, on, out

P- purple, pink, play

R- red, read

S- see, said , so

T- to, the, they

U- up

W- white, we, where, will, when, went

Y- yellow, you, your

Please review these and the other words on the lists I have sent home to you.

Math– We will continue to  focus on measurement – weight/ capacity with nonstandard measure units                                         (manipulatives).   Reminder : By the end of the 3rd quarter your child should be able to count to 100, count by 10’s to 100 and count backwards from 10-0.

Social Studies- Famous Americans – This week we will learn more  facts about George Washington,  Abraham Lincoln, President’s Day  and  review  Martin Luther King, Jr . We are preparing for the Social Studies Showcase this Wednesday night!! We hope you can come to see what we have been learning.

 5:45-6:15 PTA meeting and a short First grade performance     6:15- 7:15- Classrooms will be open for you to come in and look at some of the special activities  we have done focusing on 6  Famous Americans : George Washington, Abe Lincoln, Pocahontas and Chief Powhatan, Betsy Ross and Martin Luther King, Jr.

 Keep practicing your Famous American poem you want to recite in class!

“Star Student of the Week” –  Please help your child to fill out and color the poster when it is their turn. You can also send in photograph to hang on the poster . A letter will accompany the poster  explaining what is required. Please send this completed poster in the following Monday so your child can share it with the class. I will display it in our classroom and return it home on Friday.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY –  Anjana and Kendall will have a birthday in February

Mystery Reader – Daisy was so kind and set up a Sign up Genius for Mystery Reader !! See below!

CALLING ALL  MYSTERY READERS!
I would like to invite any parents, older siblings, grandparents, relatives, or other special people to surprise your child by being a “Mystery Reader” this year in our classroom. Students LOVE having their family, friends, and relatives visit our classroom to share in our learning by reading a favorite story aloud to our class.
Mystery Readers will visit us Tuesdays at 10:15-10:35 am on specified weeks.
Readers are asked to bring a book to read or read a teacher-chosen book from our classroom library.
If you can find a date that works for you, please sign up to be a Mystery Reader on this sign up genius  for the 2017-2018 school year!
There are many open dates to choose from throughout the year.
Remember this is a mystery so please don’t tell your child you are coming!! The children love to be  surprised!

Location: Mrs. Cunningham Room
Here is the link:
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0c4aaaa82fa1f49-mystery

Thank you to Sydney’s mom for coming in to be our Mystery Reader this past week!!!

Important Upcoming  Dates:

 

2/19- CHANGE– President’s Day- THERE WILL BE SCHOOL  DUE TO THE NUMBER OF SNOW DAYS

2/21-  Social Studies Showcase- Please come!!!

2/22- 100th Day of School!!! Dress up as if you  were 100 years old!!!

3/1- Half day for students- Lunch will be served

4/1- Happy Easter to those who celebrate it!

4/2-4/6  SPRING BREAK!!!!!!!!!!!!