Dec 9

Themes of December: Vowels, Teens,  Needs and Wants,  Five Senses, Family Holiday Traditions

Language Arts – We will also focus on identifying, writing and the sound of short vowel – Ee.

Please have your child practice writing their first and last  names  with capital and lower case letters. This is the  ” Kindergarten Way.”   Please continue t review sight words sent home so far.

Math– We will continue to  focus on reading and representing 11 and the teen numbers  continued.

Science/ Social Studies-  The Five Senses

Important Upcoming

SCA Spirit Week  – Dec. 9 – 13

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)

Friday, Dec. 20th – Tacky Sweater Day! Wear your favorite tacky holiday or winter gear!

12/18- Holiday Traditions homework is due !!!!

12/20-  “Winter Party” 1:00-2:00  in our classroom for students only. Please sign up to help when I reach out to you!

12/23-1/3-  Winter Break

 

Dec 2

CALLING ALL  MYSTERY READERS ( Fridays from 11:15-11:35 ) Please consider signing up to read to the class.  To sign up click on the link in the middle box to the right.

 

 

12/4- Make-up picture day

12/6- Cub’s Night In

12/9- Half day for students

12/23-1/3-  Winter Break

Themes of December: Vowels, Teens,  Needs and Wants,  Five Senses, Family Holiday Traditions

Language Arts – We will also focus on identifying, writing and the sound of short vowel – Aa.

Math– We will continue to  focus on reading and representing 11 and the teen numbers   .

Science/ Social Studies-  Needs and Wants

Nov 26

We created our own Balloon Animals for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade

If you want to see the individual photos they are found here

Nov 24

Themes of November:   Past and Present, Veteran’ Day, Patriotism, Thanksgiving,  Read and represent numbers 1-10, Counting and comparing sets of 1-10 objects, Consonant Review

Language Arts –We will also focus on identifying, writing and the sounds of the the  consonants.

Math- We will continue to  focus on reading and representing numbers 1-10  .

Science/ Social Studies- Our  focus will be on Thanksgiving

CALLING ALL  MYSTERY READERS ( Fridays from 11:15-11:35)  The link is to the right.

Important Upcoming  Dates:

11/26- Turkey Trot-  Kindergarten- 2nd grade go outside from 9:15-9:45 . Please dress your child warm.

11/27-11/29- Thanksgiving Holiday- No School

12/4- Make-up picture day

12/6- Cub’s Night In

12/9- Half day for students

12/23-1/3-  Winter Break

Nov 17

We had a great time at the Children’s Museum of Richmond.  Please click on the link to see photos of our fun!  Thanks to our chaperones, Mrs. Saluja, Mr. Pan, Mrs. Arnold, and Mr. Ravidudi, for going with us to the museum.

https://photos.google.com/album/AF1QipPqQgTZXzbN0W6Xfm3HZ1p00hJnX1WY4JDyTjCT

 

 Cubs Night In!! … Parents Night Out!!   December 6th, 5:30-8:30 pm

The deadline to submit your student(s) registration is Tuesday, November 26th!

Your students will have the time of their life when Colonial Trail Elementary School teachers take over the school for a night and host fun activities and games while parents get to hopefully have their own fun for a few hours!

Students will be able to choose 3 of our fun event rooms, which will include (but not limited to): sports, arts and crafts, games, science fun, and much more! After the students experience 3 rotations of the fun event rooms, they will watch a movie in the cafeteria before pick up.

On Tuesday, November 26th we will be having our annual Turkey Trot. This is a fun run for all students to participate in during the morning of the 26th. Our K-2 students will be running from 9:15-9:45AM and our 3-5 students will be running from 10:00-10:30AM.

****PLEASE JOIN THE PTA  !!!! Their will be a contest between classrooms. We would LOVE to be the winning kindergarten class!!!!! *****

Themes of November:   Past and Present, Veteran’ Day, Patriotism, Thanksgiving,  Read and represent numbers 1-10, Counting and comparing sets of 1-10 objects, Consonant Review

Math– We will continue to  focus on reading and representing numbers 1-10  .

Science/ Social Studies- Our  focus will be on Thanksgiving

Language Arts – We will also focus on identifying, writing and the sounds of the following letter:  Xx and all consonant letters review.  Please have your child practice writing their first and their last  names  with capital and lower case letters. This is the  ” Kindergarten Way.”  They should not write their names in all capital letters.   Sight  words will come home tomorrow:  run, away, look, will, not.    Please have your child review these everyday. I will assess them on Friday.  Thank you to the parents who are reviewing these sight words with their children ! They are so proud of themselves!! 

Nov 10

****PLEASE JOIN THE PTA  !!!! Their there is a contest between classrooms. We would LOVE to be the winning kindergarten class!!!!! *****

Thank you all for taking the time out of your day to meet with me to discuss your child’s progress in kindergarten.

We are looking forward to our upcoming field trip on Thursday, November 14 to the Children’s Museum.  It will be a fun day!

THANK YOU TO MS ARNOLD (Jessica’S MOM) FOR DECORATING A BEAUTIFUL BOX FOR OUR FOOD DRIVE! PLEASE SEND IN CANNED FOOD OR OTHER NONPERISHABLE FOOD FOR THOSE LESS FORTUNATE.   THE DEADLINE FOR THE FOOD COLLECTION IS NOVEMBER 13TH.

Themes of November:   Past and Present, Veteran’ Day, Patriotism, Thanksgiving,  Read and represent numbers 1-20, Counting and comparing sets of 1-20 objects, Consonant Review

This week:

Language Arts-We will also focus on identifying, writing and the sounds of the following letters: Yy and Zz.  Sight  words will come home tomorrow (mom, dad, this, we, who) .  Please have your child review these everyday. I will assess them on Friday.  Thank you to the parents who are reviewing these sight words with their children ! They are so proud of themselves!! 

Nov 5

*We are collecting canned goods for the Christmas Mother.*  Please send in any canned goods!  

**PLEASE JOIN THE PTA  !!!! Their will be a contest between classrooms. We would LOVE to be the winning kindergarten class!!!!! *****

Themes of November:   Past and Present, Veteran’ Day, Patriotism, Thanksgiving,  Read and represent numbers 1-20, Counting and comparing sets of 1-20 objects, Consonant Review.

Language Arts – We will also focus on identifying, writing and the sounds of the following letters: Vv and Ww. Please practice the following sight words: it, five, one, are, little

Math– We will continue to  focus on reading and representing numbers 1-10.

Science/ Social Studies- Our  focus will continue to  be on  Past v.s. Present.

Important Dates:

11/11- Veteran’s Day Assembly 9:00 AM

11/14- Kindergarten goes to the Children’s Science Museum- Bring a bag lunch and a drink that can be disposed of.  Please have your child wear his/her class t-shirt. ( I still have not received them. I will send them home as soon as I get them !)

11/18- Half Day for students

11/20- Report Cards go home.

11/27-11/29- Thanksgiving Holiday- No School

Oct 27

****PLEASE JOIN THE PTA  !!!! Their will be a contest between classrooms. We would LOVE to be the winning kindergarten class!!!!! *****

******FALL CONFERENCES WILL BE THE AFTERNOONS OF NOVEMBER 4TH,  6TH, and 7TH. PLEASE SIGN UP ON THE SIGN UP GENIUS LINK TO THE RIGHT IF YOU HAVE NOT DONE SO ALREADY. I LOOK FORWARD TO MEETING WITH YOU AND  DISCUSSING YOUR CHILD’S PROGRESS SO FAR IN KINDERGARTEN !! 

 

Important Upcoming  Dates:

10/28- Student half day- 11:35 dismissal.  Lunch will be served. Please send in a lunch and drink with your child.

10/28- 10/31-   CTES Book Fair Hours:

Monday, October 28   3:00-5:45pm

Tuesday, October 29   During the school day, 7:50-2:30

Wednesday, October 30   3:00-6:00pm

LAST DAY!! Thursday, October 31   During the school day, 7:50-2:30

Themes of OCTOBER:  Fall Season, Apples, Scarecrow, Pumpkins, Halloween, Patterning, Read and represent numbers 1-10, Counting and comparing sets of 1-10 objects

Language Arts

We will also focus on identifying, writing and the sounds of the following letter:  Jj 

This week will be a review  of all the sight words from this first nine weeks!  Please have your child review these everyday. I will assess them on Friday.  Thank you to the parents who are reviewing these sight words with their children ! They are so proud of themselves!! 

Math– We will continue to  focus on reading and representing numbers 1-10  .

Science/ Social Studies- Our  focus will continue to  be on  Community Helpers .

Oct 20

 Thank you to everyone who has sent in any “Wish List” items! We all appreciate this!!!

PLEASE JOIN THE PTA  !!!! Their will be a contest between classrooms. We would LOVE to be the winning kindergarten class!!!!!

AFTER SCHOOL ENRICHMENT-

1) Cub Families-  if you have not signed up for After School Enrichment classes, but want to, there is still time to enroll! Enrollment is currently open and will close THIS FRIDAY, October 18. So don’t delay! There is a great variety of classes being offered this semester. For more information, please visit: www.ctespta.org/Open_Forms  and login with your username and password.

2) If your child wishes to participate in the Reflections program, the deadline to submit entries to school is October 28.  The Reflections program is an opportunity for interested students to submit original works of art in photography, visual arts, dance, music, literature and more! The theme this year is: “Look Within.” If you are interested in participating, please read all the rules carefully before submitting your work. Information can be found at the CTES PTA website: www.ctespta.org.

Look under “Programs and Events” and “Reflections.”    If you have questions, please contact:

Joanna St. Jacques at ctesstudentprograms@gmail.com

******FALL CONFERENCES WILL BE THE AFTERNOONS OF NOVEMBER 4TH,  6TH, and 7th. PLEASE SIGN UP ON THE SIGN UP GENIUS LINK  IF YOU HAVE NOT DONE SO ALREADY. I LOOK FORWARD TO MEETING WITH YOU AND  DISCUSSING YOUR CHILD’S PROGRESS SO FAR IN KINDERGARTEN.  

Important Dates:

10/21- Permission slip are  coming home for our field trip, November 14th to the Science Museum. These permission slips are due back signed and with the fee, by Friday, November 1st. You can sign up to be a chaperone at this time. I can only pick 4. I will tell you after I receive all forms. At this time the people who are chosen can send in their fee also. All chaperones must ride the bus with our class and will be responsible for a small group of children including your own child.

10/24- PTA Family Picnic

10/28- Student half day- 11:35 dismissal.  Lunch will be served. Please send in a lunch and drink with your child.

10/31- Happy Halloween!

11/1- Field trip permission slips due

11/4 – Conferences

11/5- Student Holiday

11/6- Conferences- Please sign up if you have not done so already!

11/11- Veteran’s Day Assembly

11/14- Kindergarten Field Trip – Science Museum

CALLING ALL  MYSTERY READERS ( Fridays from 11:15-11:35 )   Starting this Friday!!
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.
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 2019-2020 school year.  To sigh up click on Mystery Reader under links on the blog.



Language Arts- we  will also focus on identifying, writing and the sounds of the following letters:  Ll and Kk

Please have your child practice writing their first name with capital and lower case letters. This is the                   ” Kindergarten Way.”  They should not write their names in all capital letters.

Sight  words will come home tomorrow (we, be, you, like, for).   Please have your child review these everyday.I will assess them on Friday.  Thank you to the parents who are reviewing these sight words with their children ! They are so proud of themselves!! 

Oct 13

PLEASE JOIN THE PTA  !!!! Their will be a contest between classrooms. We would LOVE to be the winning kindergarten class!!!!!

Important Upcoming  Dates:

10/14- Student Holiday

10/15- Gifted Referral Process Parent Information Night  6:00-7:00 PM- CTES Cafeteria

10/28- Student half day- 11:35 will be time for dismissal.  Lunch will be served.

10/31- Happy Halloween!

******FALL CONFERENCES WILL BE THE AFTERNOONS OF NOVEMBER 4TH,  6TH, and 7th. PLEASE SIGN UP ON THE SIGN UP GENIUS LINK BELOW IF YOU HAVE NOT DONE SO ALREADY. I LOOK FORWARD TO MEETING WITH YOU AND  DISCUSSING YOUR CHILD’S PROGRESS SO FAR IN KINDERGARTEN !! 

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4caaad2ba6fd0-fall5

CALLING ALL  MYSTERY READERS ( Fridays from 11:15-11:35) 
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.
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.  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!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4caaad2ba6fd0-mystery1

Themes of OCTOBER:  Fall Season, Apples, Scarecrow, Pumpkins, Halloween, Patterning, Read and represent numbers 1-10, Counting and comparing sets of 1-10 objects

Language Arts

We will also focus on identifying, writing and the sounds of the following letters:  Ff and Dd

Sight words for this week were put in your child’s folder on Friday. Please have your child review these everyday. I will assess them on Friday.  Thank you to the parents who are reviewing these sight words with their children ! They are so proud of themselves!! 

Math– We will continue to focus on Patterning ( AB, AAB, ABB, ABC)

Science/ Social Studies- Our  focus will be on  Fall , Pumpkins and Scarecrows.  We will be describing and comparing pumpkins along with counting the lines on them.  Also we will be predicting if they sink or float !

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