Dec 13

I hope you enjoyed the snow days!! It was so pretty!!

Dates to Remember:

12/17 My Traditions Packet is due

12/19 Last day before the Winter Break!!!

12/20-1/2 Winter Break

1/3- School resumes. Happy New Year!!!

1/21- Faculty, Staff and Students  have  no school-   Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

1/25-  End of Marking Period 2

Themes of December: Needs and Wants, Five Senses, Traditions and  Holidays Around the World

Language Arts– Upper case (Capital)  and lower case alphabet recognition continues to be ongoing.    Please have your child practice writing their first name starting with a capital letter and the rest of the letters  should be written in  lower case. All letters have been  introduced.

Sight words- We will  learn :  where, are, way, high, our

Please practice memorizing, spelling and writing  this.

Math– We will  continue to focus on Numbers 11-20 for the next week  . We will learn how to write them and use our “Number sense” to make these numbers in many  different ways:  numeral, number word, tally, ten frame, set,  name one more and one less than each number,  list the  combinations that equal the number of the day,  etc.

Social Studies– Traditions and Holidays Around the World.    “My Traditions” packet is due December 17th.

Science- Five Senses

Dec 3

Dates to Remember:

12/7- Cub’s Night In – 5:45 PM- 8:30 PM  See PTA materials sent home and their website for more information.

12/19 Last day before the Winter Break!!!

12/20-1/2 Winter Break

1/3- School resumes. Happy New Year!!!

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 know the difference .

Themes of December: Needs and Wants, Five Senses, Traditions and  Holidays Around the World

Language Arts– We will    focus on letters  “Jj and Kk” . We will learn their  sounds  along with how to write them.  Upper case (Capital)  and lower case alphabet recognition continues to be ongoing.    Please have your child practice writing their first name starting with a capital letter and the rest of the letters  should be written in  lower case. All letters have been  introduced.  We are now going back and spending  more time on each individually.

Math– We will  continue to focus on Numbers 11-20 for the next week  . We will learn how to write them and use our “Number sense” to make these numbers in many  different ways:  numeral, number word, tally, ten frame, set,  name one more and one less than each number,  list the  combinations that equal the number of the day,  etc.

Social Studies– Traditions and Holidays Around the World

Science- Five Senses

Nov 26

This Week:

Language Arts –  We will focus this week on the letters Hh, and Dd.  Sight words : look, said, from, not, no. Practice writing sentences at home using correct letter formation.  Students should use sounds to spell words.  Students should be able to write their first and last names using proper letter formation.   

Math –  we will continue with  reading  and writing numbers to 10 and counting sets up to 10 objects. Daily we will go over all the different ways we can make the number of the day. Examples: write the number, write the number word, tally it, do the ten frame for it, draw a set of that amount, compare the number by answering what number comes before it and after it. and answer the question, “Is this number more or less than another number?” All year we are going to emphasize this “number sense”.   Reminder : by the end of the year your child should be able to count to 100.

Social Studies –  We will begin a unit on economics.  We will learn about needs and wants.

Dates to Remember: 

12/7- Cub’s Night In – PTA will be sending out more information about this soon!

12/19 Last day before the Winter Break!!!

12/20-1/2 Winter Break

Nov 19

Have a safe and happy holiday!!  School will be closed November 21-23, 2018.

Tomorrow is the Turkey Trot!  K-2 will run from 10:00-10:30!  Please dress warmly and wear running shoes!

We are still collecting non-perishable goods for the Christmas Mother to help those in need!

Nov 12

This Week:

We are now into the 2nd quarter of school.

Language Arts– We will continue to focus on identifying and writing  all  upper case and lower case  letters and saying their sounds. We will do many themed  activities centering around the letters Cc and Ii . 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 lowercase.  We will review the author’s and illustrator’s job and rhyming words.

Sight words we will learn this week: mom, dad, we , this, who.  Please practice memorizing  and spelling these.   Last week’s words were: be, you, do, in, an . I am assessing all student’s  sight word knowledge on an ongoing basis. 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 100 sight words.

Math– We will be focusing on rote counting to 50 this 2nd quarter. Have your child  read and write numbers to 20 and counting sets up to 10 objects. Daily we will go over all the different ways we can make the number of the day. Examples: write the number , write the number word, tally it, do the ten frame for it, draw a set of that amount, compare the number by answering what number comes before it and after it. and answer the question, “Is this number more or less than another number?” All year we are going to emphasize this “number sense”.   Reminder : by the end of the year your child should be able to count to 100.

Social Studies– Past / Present / Future – We are making Past and Present Books.  We are learning that what we use today is very different from what was used in the past ( examples: pencil/ quill pen, car/horse drawn buggy, lamp/candle, large school like CTES/ a one room school house, etc.)   We also will be learning that Thanksgiving Day is a holiday in November when the Native American Indians and the  settlers gave thanks for their harvest and friendship.  We will learn about Pocahontas, who was an Indian girl who came with her father, Chief Powhatan to visit the settlers of Jamestown and help them learn how to hunt, fish and grow corn.

11/12-11/26- Food ( can goods or non-perishable foods)  Collection for the Henrico Christmas Mother.  This program relies on hundreds of volunteers and thousands of donors to provide food to more than 6,000 Henrico County residents who need our help during the holiday season. Each class will be competing with each other to see who is the winning class on their grade level!  Thank you so much for your donations.

11/20- Report Cards coming home

11/21-11/23 – NO SCHOOL- Happy Thanksgiving!

Nov 3

Important dates:

Monday 11/5 and 11/6 Parent Teacher Conferences

11/6 Election Day ( no school for students)

11/12 Veteran’s Day observed.  We will have a school wide assembly.  Wear Red, White and Blue.

11?20 Report Cards go home

11/21 – 11/23 Thanksgiving Holiday

This Week:

Language Arts– We will continue to  focus on all  upper case and lower case alphabet recognition  and letter sounds. We will do many themed  activities centering around L .  We will  continue to discuss the difference between a letter, a word and a sentence.  Please have your child practice writing their first name starting with an upper case letter and the rest of the letters  should be written in  lower case.

Sight words We will learn this week: now, five, four, in, and.  Please practice memorizing  and spelling these.   Last week’s words were: little  and on . I am assessing all student’s  sight word knowledge on an ongoing basis.     By the end of the year, all Kindergarten children should be able to identify at least 100 sight words.

Math– We will be focusing on rote counting to 20, reading  and writing numbers to 10 and counting sets up to 10 objects.. Daily we will go over all the different ways we can make the number of the day. Examples: write the number, write the number word, tally it, do the ten frame for it, draw a set of that amount, compare the number by answering what number comes before it and after it. and answer the question, “Is this number more or less than another number?” All year we are going to emphasize this “number sense”.   Reminder : by the end of the year your child should be able to count to 100.

Social Studies– Community Project due Monday, November 5th.   We will be talking about Past / Present / Future – Please send in a baby picture of your child on Thursday.

Oct 28

What’s on the Horizon?

November 2 — Donuts with Dads 7:30-8:30
November 5 — 3:00-6:30 Parent/Teacher conferences.
November 6 — Election Day. Parent/Teacher conferences
November 12 –Veterans’ Day Assembly
November 20 –SCA Turkey Court/Christmas Mother assembly. Turkey Trot TBD
November 21-23 Thanksgiving break!

THANK YOU SO MUCH TO EVERYONE WHO HAS BEEN SENDING IN ITEMS FROM MY WISH LIST. EVERYTHING WILL BE PUT TO GOOD USE AS WE DO VARIOUS CLASS ACTIVITIES.
SPECIAL THANKS TO ALL THE PARENTS WHO CHAPERONED FOR OUR FIELD TRIP AND HELPED WITH OUR FALL CELEBRATION !!!! Thanks to my room parent, Mike for organizing the Fall Celebration!! The kids had a great time!

***If you did not sign up for a conference , please do! 

**** Please send in your child’s Blue communication folder everyday. Put all notes and lunch money in this folder only.

PARENTS PLEASE SEND IN A NOTE IF YOU GIVE YOUR CHILD PERMISSION TO GET AN EXTRA SNACK OR DESSERT WHEN THEY BUY THEIR LUNCH.  THIS WAY I WILL KNOW YOU ARE AWARE OF THE EXTRA CHARGE THAT MAY BE PLACED ON YOUR ACCOUNT. SOMETIMES THE CAFETERIA MAY SURPRISE US AND GIVE OUT FREE  ICE CREAM OR A RICE KRISPIE TREAT. 
Language Arts– We will continue to  focus on all  upper case and lower case alphabet recognition  and letter sounds. We will do many themed  activities emphasizing the letters Tt and Nn this week.  We will continue to discuss the difference between a letter, a word and a sentence.  Please have your child practice writing their first name starting with an upper case letter and the rest of the letters  should be written in  lower case.
Sight words  – We will review words taught so far this school year- I, am, here, a, my, I, see, me, to, up, the, at, in, he, can, go, like, do, you, be ,on, as, little, of, for, after, red, green, yellow, blue, black, brown, orange, white, purple, pink.   Please practice memorizing  and spelling these.  
Math– We will continue to focus on rote counting to 20, reading  and writing numbers to 10 and counting sets up to 10 objects.. Daily we will go over all the different ways we can make the number of the day. Examples: write the number, write the number word, tally it, do the ten frame for it, draw a set of that amount, compare the number by answering what number comes before it and after it. and answer the question, “Is this number more or less than another number?” All year we are going to emphasize this “number sense”.  
Social Studies– A community is a place where we live, work and play. We will learn about  the jobs of different  ” Community Helpers” and tools they may use. 
Oct 21

This Week we are learning:

Language Arts– We will continue to focus on all upper case and lower case alphabet recognition and letter sounds.  We will continue to discuss the difference between a letter, a word and a sentence.  Please have your child practice writing their first and last name starting with an upper case letter and the rest of the letters should be written in lower case.
Sight words we will learn this week: be, on, and, for, of.  Please practice memorizing and spelling these.  By the end of the year, all Kindergarten children should be able to identify at least 100 sight words.
Math– We will be focusing on reading and writing numbers to 10 and counting sets up to 10 objects. Daily we will go over all the different ways we can make the number of the day. Examples: write the number, write the number word, tally it, do the ten frame for it, draw a set of that amount, compare the number by answering what number comes before it and after it and answer the question, “Is this number more or less than another number?” All year we are going to emphasize this “number sense”. Reminder: by the end of the year your child should be able to count to 100.
Social Studies- A community is a place where we live, work and play. We will learn about the jobs of different ”Community Helpers” and tools they may use.

Important Dates:

10/22 Picture Day

10/25 Field Trip to the Children’s Museum Of Richmond

10/26 PTA Movie Night

11/5 Afternoon Parent teacher Conferences

11/6 Election Day (no school for students) morning Parent Teacher Conferences

I am reaching out to encourage all of you to join the PTA as your financial assistance helps fund many of CTES’ programs, materials and technologies that make our school what it is. There is a competition  between classes too!! The class that has 100% of the parents sign up gets  a  Party!!! Our class would LOVE this treat!!!  Thank you for your support!!!

Oct 14

This Week we are learning:

Language Arts– We will continue to  focus on all  upper case and lower case alphabet recognition  and letter sounds. We will do many themed  activities emphasizing P and G along with pumpkins.  We will  continue to discuss the difference between a letter, a word and a sentence.  Please have your child practice writing their first name starting with an upper case letter and the rest of the letters  should be written in  lower case.

I am giving PALS ( Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening) this week.

Sight words We will learn this week:  he, can, go, as, funny.    Please practice memorizing  and spelling these.   Last week’s words were:  like, little,     By the end of the year, all Kindergarten children should be able to identify at least 100 sight words.

Math– We will continue  learning about patterning ( AB, ABB, AAB, ABC, AABB ).

Science– We are going to focus on ‘Changes Over Time” as in the Life Cycle of a Pumpkin.

Important Dates:

Thursday, Oct. 18th Pajamas and Pancakes Day!!

Thursday, Oct. 19th – field trip money  and permission due

Thursday, Oct. 25th – Field Trip to Children’s Museum of Richmond

Friday, Oct. 26th – PTA Movie Night

Oct 7

Thank you to the parents who have sent in items from the Wish List!!!!

This Week:    We will continue to learn about the season fall. We will focus on APPLES!! We will be describing, sorting, predicting, graphing and tasting apples. Please send in two apples Tuesday.

Language Arts – we will review alphabet recognition  and letter sounds. We will do many themed  activities emphasizing short A  along with apples.  We will  continue to discuss the difference between a letter, a word and a sentence.  Please have your child practice writing their first name starting with an upper case letter and the rest of the letters  should be written in  lower case.

Sight words We will learn this week:  the, at, in, like, little     Please practice memorizing  and spelling these. 

Math– We will continue  learning about patterning ( AB, ABB, AAB, ABC, AABB ) . We will make patterns with manipulatives and on paper.

Social Studies – We will learn about Christopher Columbus.

Science – We will focus on the season Fall:  the weather, our clothing we wear, foods we might eat, etc.

Important Dates:

October 8th – Columbus Day (no school for students)

October 25th – Field Trip to Children’s Museum of Richmond

  

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