Happy Birthday Yahya!

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Class Picture and Career Day

Monday we will be getting our class picture taking.  Everyone will be in the picture whether they are purchasing it or not.  Please be sure students are dressed appropriately and arrive on time.  The kindergarteners are among the first to have their pictures taken.

Finally, I want to tell you that the class did a wonderful job today.  It was Career Day.  The students visited 7 different presenters who told us about their jobs.  The class was respectful and attentive.  They asked good questions and were appreciative when the presenters shared items with them.  They represented themselves and our school in a fabulous way.  I’m very proud and hope you are too.

 

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What’s this?

We are using our scientific eyes and minds to observe what is happening to these cute caterpillars.  Stay tuned!

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Happy Spring Break

I hope you are enjoying your break!  Please send pictures.  I’d love to see what you’re up to.  Check this out!  Ena found a FOUR LEAF CLOVER!  Lucky girl!

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Close Up Coins

Today we used magnifying glasses to take a closer look at coins.  We could read the words and dates on the coins.  Sanvee even found a quarter from her home state of Michigan!

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March 26 – 30

Thank you all for signing the permission slips and turning in the ticket money on time!  I really appreciate you meeting the deadline.  Our chaperones will be a parent of Gwen, Prabhav, Akshaj, and Krishanth.  Chaperones, please send $13 for your ticket on Monday, March 26.

Snacks: The children are growing and growing!  Some are eating their snacks at lunch time.  Please consider packing more for lunch and reminding the students what is lunch and what is snack.  I prefer they not eat cookies and sweets at snack time.  It really does cause a sugar rush and crash that interferes with learning. – Thank you

Language Arts– This week we’ll be studying the “wh” digraph. We will continue reviewing “ch” as in chocolate, “th” as in Thursday and “sh” as in shark.    Be sure to continue practicing sight words and writing using the best handwriting.

Math – We will continue to work to identify a penny, nickel, dime and quarter and the value of each one.  We also need to know how many pennies each coin is equal to.  For example, the quarter is EQUAL TO 25 pennies, a dime is EQUAL TO ten pennies and so on.

Science – We are studying  the changes that occur when we move from winter to spring.  We’ll discuss how the weather changes, changes in plants, changes in what people do and what they wear. 

SPRING BREAK – APRIL 2 – 6

PLEASE HAVE A SAFE AND FUN SPRING BREAK.  SEND ME PICTURES OF WHAT YOU’RE UP TO!  

 

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Artist on Display

Dev and Meghan had art work chosen for display at the Henrico County Art Show! Here is Dev next to his masterpiece that is on display at Freeman High School! We’re so proud of you both!

 

 

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Meaghan’s mom allowed us to come up to her classroom to see her pet lizard! Her name is Charlie. She looked so cool!

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March 19 – 23

Last week, I sent home field trip permission slips for our trip to the Swiftcreek Mill Playhouse. We will watch a performance of Pinocchio. It is a fun trip and the students love it.

Here are some dates to keep in mind for this field trip.
March 23 – signed permission slips and $13 for each student due – do not send money for chaperone at this time
March 23 – Four chaperones will be chosen from those who indicated interest on the student’s permission slip. I will notify you Friday. You will need to send $13 for your ticket on Monday. If you do not already have an approved Volunteer Application on file, you will need to get it done soon.
May 2 – Trip – Chaperones must attend a meeting with Mr. Eggleston at 9:00.

Chaperones will be chosen at random. They must agree to supervise a group of 3 to 5 students. Chaperones must ride the bus to and from the playhouse with our class.

This week:

Language Arts– This week we’ll be studying the “th” digraph. We will continue reviewing “ch” as in chocolate and “sh” as in shark. Be sure to continue practicing sight words and writing using the best handwriting.

Math– Money- We’ll identify the penny, nickel, dime and quarter and tell the value of each. \

Science- We’re finishing up discussions of living and non living things. Living things grow, can move, respond to the environment, have offspring, and need food, air, and water. We’ll also talk about weather and the changes happening between winter and spring.

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Lucky Leprechaun?

We decided to make some traps in case a leprechaun decides to visit our room. Since he loves gold, we left gold coins in each trap to try to get him entice him. We’ll find out on Monday if our traps worked! Click here for more photos.

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Magnets

We’ve been conducting experiments to see what does and does not attract to magnets. We’ve had fun making magnets move things! Click to see more.

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March 12 – 16

A permission slip for our April field trip to the Swift Creek Mill Playhouse will come home Tuesday.  The Playhouse requires that we confirm and pay for each seat a month in advance.  Please be sure to sign and send in $13 for your student’s seat.

If you’d like to be considered for a chaperone, please note it on the permission slip.  On March 23rd I will review all requests and select four volunteers at random.  If chosen as a chaperone, you will need to send in $13 for your seat on Monday, March 26th.

This week:

Language Arts–  This week we’ll be studying digraphs beginning with “ch.”  Be sure to continue practicing sight words and writing using the best handwriting.

Math– We’ll keep working on measurement : time using calendars, digital and analog clocks.  We are working on being able to name all the numbers between 0 – 100.  We are practicing naming all the months of the year and days of the week.  When given a month or day, we should be able to name the one that comes before and after it.

Science- We’re finishing up magnets.  We’ll also discuss living and non living things.   Living things grow, can move, respond to the environment, have offspring, and need  food, air, and water.

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March 5 – 9

Suess week was so much fun!  Thanks for helping us celebrate Read Across America week!

This week:

Language Arts–  This week we’ll be studying digraphs beginning with “sh.”  Be sure to continue practicing sight words and writing using the best handwriting.

Math– We’ll keep working on measurement : time using calendars, digital and analog clocks

Science- Magnets continued

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In celebration of Music and Art month, we will have spirit wear days this week!

Monday – Cool Colors Day (blue, green and purple)

Tuesday – Primary Colors Day (red, yellow and blue)

Wednesday – Secondary Colors (orange, green, and purple)

Thursday – Wear shapes day!

Friday – Wear patterns day

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What’s Going On?

Some important dates are coming up!

Wednesday, Feb. 21   5:45 – 7:00    Social Studies Showcase  Check out what we have been working on in Social

Thursday, Feb 22    The 100th Day of school!   We will spend the day to doing activities involving the number 100.  Students have the option of dressing up as if they are 100 years old.  Mrs. Cunningham shared these examples of things to do:   Girls: Printed skirt, pearls, eyeglasses, sweater, wig or curled hairstyle, gray hair spray, knee high stockings, large purse, scarf.
Boys: Button down shirt, flannel shirt, suspenders, tie, eyeglasses, drawn on mustache or beard, gray hair spray.  Be creative, but don’t go to too much trouble.  Don’t forget, we’ll be playing outside, so shoes for play are still important.

Friday, March 2      Dr. Seuss’ Birthday  We would like students to dress up as their favorite Dr. Seuss character.  Costumes do not need to be fancy.  You can find some cool ideas on the internet.  Check out Pinterest!  All kindergarteners will be parading in the hallway at 8:20 to show the whole school our costumes.  You are welcome to come stand in the hallway and watch.  After the parade, we’ll be getting straight back to work.

Reminders:

Please don’t forget to send in a healthy snack daily for your student.  Drinks, snacks that require spoons and those that contain peanuts are not allowed.

Please make sure students know what is for lunch and what is to be saved for snack. Come snack time, some students regret having already eaten all of their food.

We’ve had a lot of spilling water bottles.  Books and papers have been damaged.  Please be sure these are closed tightly and help your student learn how to correctly put the top back on after they refill it.

Please consider signing up to be a Mystery Reader.  The students love having friends and family come read to the class.  It’s been a while since we’ve had a visitor.  I’ve update the sign up sheet and changed the day of the week to Monday.  If Monday doesn’t work for you, let me know and we’ll work something out.  Click here to sign up.

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Snow Days

Snow days!  Yay!  I do miss you guys though.  I love reading to you so…

Click here to listen to me read you a book.

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Happy Birthday Akshaj!

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Last Week Before Winter Break

If you haven’t already, please sign and return the brown envelope that came home with your child’s report card.

SCA Spirit Days:

  • Merry Monday – wear winter clothes and a hat.
  • Twin Tuesday – wear the same outfit as a friend or two
  • Work out Wednesday – wear favorite athletic gear, favorite team
  • Tacky Thursday – wear your tackiest attire
  • Festive Friday & Jingle Bell Run – wear festive/winter colors, even a hat  (Note: Other grade levels may be wearing pajamas.  We are not. Wear shoes to run in for our Jingle Bell Run)

We have a new listening station that requires headphones.  Some of our students have not brought them in or have broken headphones.  Please check with your child to see if they have a working set.  If you are purchasing new ones, please get the kind with the hard band that fits over the ears.  The ear buds on wires get tangled and break when 5 year olds try to untangle them.

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Art Teacher Needs Help

Mrs. Smith, the art teacher, is in need of cardboard toilet tissue tubes or cylinders for some fun art projects!  She needs hundreds, so please consider collecting a few and sending them to school in your child’s book bag.  There is a box outside of the art room door where they can be added to the collection.  – Thanks

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Happy Birthday Chloe, Dev and Gwen!

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