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Transportation changes must be in writing. Please put a note in your student’s Daily Take Home Folder.
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We’re going to try our first video chat at 7:30 tonight, March 25.
Have your parents check their emails at 7:30 to join.
Be sure to download the free ZOOM app ahead of time.
I CAN’T WAIT!!!!!
We’ve been studying pennies and nickels. How much are they worth? What do they look like? How are they different and how are they similar? While you’re at home, study dimes and quarters.
What is magnetic? What attracts and what repels? We can tell you! video: magnets in motion
Kindergarten Celebrates Dr. Seuss at CTES!
Monday, March 2nd – The Cat in the Hat Wear a hat to school. The sillier the better!
Tuesday, March 3rd – No School.
Wednesday, March 4th – Wacky Wednesday! Wear wacky clothes (mismatched, backwards…) in honor of the book, Wacky Wednesday!
Thursday, March 5th – Oh, The Places You’ll Go! Wear a souvenir shirt from some place you’ve visited or would like to visit.
***Friday, March 6th***– Dr. Seuss Dress Up! Dress up as your favorite Dr. Seuss character. Kindergarteners will have a character parade through the halls of CTES.
Students did an incredible job of sharing their portfolios with family members. It was a wonderful way to celebrate our successes and discuss our future goals!
If you attended, please provide some feedback using this link: CTES SLC Parent Feedback
It is hard to believe we’ve been in school 100 days. We have done and learned so much! Today, we had a great time predicting whose collection of one hundred items would weigh the least and the most, whose would make the longest and shortest lines of laid end to end and counting to make sure we really had 100! Click to see more pictures.
Hey! Hey! What do you say? We’ve been in school for 100 days!
To celebrate our 100th day of Kindergarten on Wednesday, February 12, we will do a number of math activities involving the number 100!
Here is what we need you to do:
- Help your student select 100 items to bring to school.
- They must all be the SAME item, not a collection of things.
- They must be SAFE! No safety pins, pointy tooth picks…
- Help your student count the items to make sure there are exactly 100. (Hint: Your student has been learning to count by 10s. Grouping them in sets of tens might be helpful!)
- Place the items in a secure container such as a zip lock bag, paper bag, plastic container or shoebox.
- Send your collection in on or before the 100th day (Tuesday, February 21th).
All items will be returned to you.
Suggestions that can be found around home or at Dollar Tree: rubber bands, cotton balls, pennies, hair beads, paper clips, erasers, straws, Q-tips, buttons, stickers, chenille stems, pom-poms.
We prefer edible items not be sent.
Mrs. Hartman taught us a strategy for calming our brain and body. Deep Belly Breathing Click here for more.
We were global citizens by collecting change to help animals in Australia. We sorted the change to make it easier for the Third Graders to count. Click here for more.
I was so excited to watch some of my friends (past and present) dance at a local event! They were fabulous! Click here for more.
2/10 – Report Cards come home
2/12 – The HUNDREDTH day of school! We’ll be doing some “hundred” theme activities.
2/13 – Student led conferences (3:30-5:05) Your children can’t wait to show you what they have learned so far and what their goals are for the rest of the year! If you cannot make it the packet will be sent home with your child.
2/14 – Valentine’s Day – Optional – If you do send valentines, you must have one for each of our 19 classmates. Please have your child write who the valentine is from and who it is to before sending them on Friday, February 14. A list of names went home in the daily folders and via email. We will be decorating a valentine bag in class for your child to collect the valentines given to them.
2/17- Half day for students – If your child is buying a premade bag lunch, before to return the paper lunch order.
2/27- Heritage Night 6:00 More information to come from Mrs. Molnar, our ESL/LIEP teacher.
I know you have received several notices about our upcoming student led conferences. This is the first time CTES has adopted this valuable process, so we will all be learning together. The purpose of this conference time is for your child to show you what he/she has accomplished in school and what they hope to accomplish by June. Your child will have a portfolio of work to share with you during your conference. This is a conference between you and your child. There will be tips posted to help you both navigate through this new process. Teachers will be present to support, but not actively engage in the conference.
Sign up here: http://tiny.cc/CTESLC
If you are unable to attend on the designated date during the designated hours, please don’t worry. Your child will bring home their portfolio to go through it with you at home.
The student led conference will completely replace the traditional mid-year parent teacher conference. Please refer to your student’s report card for more information about your child’s progress in kindergarten. It will be coming home on February 10. If your student is demonstrating a deficit or I have concerns, I have already contacted you and made plans to meet.
I am truly touched by the birthday wishes, cards and cake! You have made me feel very special. I can’t think you enough!
I hope everyone is having a wonderful winter break! I am! I am finally feeling better. I really hate that I missed so much school the week before break. I’m so grateful for the parents that worked together to make sure you had a fun party. Thank you Krishnavi’s mom, Arjun’s mom, Sunny’s mom and Jennah’s mom!!!!
Thanks to Kai’s dad for being our Mystery Reader last week! We enjoyed your stories.
December 9 – 13
- Monday is a half day. Please send library books and lunch.
- What are we learning? We’ll continue to on teen numbers, needs and wants, the five senses, family traditions and vowels.
- Be sure your child is working on the Family Traditions project. It should not be done in one setting. Please work on it one page at a time. It should include words or sentences. Your child should be able to read and present it to the class.
This is Spirit Week
Twisted Tuesday (teachers dress like students/students like teachers)
Wicked Wednesday Heroes and Villains (Are you a hero or a villain? You decide and dress like your favorite hero or your favorite villain)
Throwback Thursday (Dress in your favorite decade)
Footie Friday (Wear your favorite PJs – no slippers)
Bonus Spirit Day – Friday, Dec. 20th Tacky Sweater Day! Wear your favorite tacky holiday or winter gear!
Please be sure to check out the Sign Up Genius sent out by our Room Parents.
They are organizing a fun Winter Party and need your help!