KINDERFUN 4/17/17 - 4/21/17

Weekly Newsletter

Snapshot of the Week:
     This week we will be hard at work reviewing our sight words. We will be using tactile ways of spelling them and hunting for them in leveled readers during reading group. Math will continue to focus on addition within 10 and subtraction within 5, and also fluently counting within 100. We will be switching our focus unit to "Construction" as we will have a front row seat to all that will be going on outside! We will also begin incorporating our spring unit into our learning this week.
     Because of the small response in book club orders, I will be extending the due date to this Friday, April 21. There are some great resources and book collections to prepare your child for first grade. An appropriate level for this point in the school year and looking ahead into first grade would be a DRA-A-1 or DRA-A-2. You can send your order into school or place an online order using the class code: P3BVF. Thank you for considering ordering! :)

What's coming up next week?

Theme(s): Construction, Spring, Farm
Fundations: decoding words, CVC words, sight words (Lists 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5)
Math: number recognition & formation, subtilizing, < > =, 3D shapes, addition within 10, subtraction within 5

Important Dates:

4/17 MSS Construction Begins
4/19 Early Release -- Parent/Teacher Conferences
4/21 Scholastic Book Club -- Class Code: P3BVF
4/22 - 4/30 April Vacation 
5/17 Early Release
5/25 MSS Open House 6:00-7:30
5/29 No School -- Memorial Day 
6/1 Kindergarten Field Day
6/2 (raindate) Kindergarten Field Day
6/14 Kindergarten Concert 9:45 @ LSS
6/14 LAST DAY OF KINDERGARTEN! 

Reminders:

• Keep practicing sight words with your child to prepare for 1st grade! 
• For extended day students, please send in extra snacks for your child. The kiddos get very hungry from all of their hard work throughout the day! 

KINDERFUN 4/10/17 - 4/14/17

Weekly Newsletter

Snapshot of the Week:
     Our learning targets in literacy will focus on reading CVC words, identifying sight words, and phonetic spelling within writing. We will also be working in reading groups with fiction and nonfiction readers to enhance our sight word practice. Please continue to help your child practice the correct spelling of these words at home; any addition practice is immensely beneficial! We've been working hard at counting, adding within 10, and subtracting within 5! 
     I look forward to meeting with parents over the next two weeks to discuss the progress of our kinders. If you have not received an email from Sign Up Genius, please let me know so we can find a time that works best for you. 
     Also -- just a reminder that the spring Scholastic book club orders are due by this Friday, April 14th! Please send in your order or submit an online order using our classroom code: P3BVF.

What's coming up next week?

Theme(s): Space
Fundations: decoding words, CVC words, sight words (Lists 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5)
Math: number recognition & formation, subtilizing, < > =, 3D shapes, addition within 10, subtraction within 5

Important Dates:

3/31 End of Q3
4/7 Report Cards
4/14 Scholastic Book Club Order due! 
4/12 & 4/19 Early Release -- Parent/Teacher Conferences
4/22 - 4/30 April Vacation 
5/17 Early Release
5/25 MSS Open House 6:00-7:30
5/29 No School -- Memorial Day 

Reminders:

• Scholastic book club orders due by Friday 4/14! 
• Please keep practicing sight words with your child! 
• For extended day students, please send in extra snacks for your child. The kiddos get very hungry from all of their hard work throughout the day! 
• April parent/teacher conference time slots have been posted on Sign Up Genius. If you did not receive the email from the website, please let me know so I can send it out to you! 

KINDERFUN 4/3/17 - 4/7/17

Weekly Newsletter

Snapshot of the Week:
     Our Kinders have made such growth throughout quarter 3! Our learning targets in literacy will focus on reading CVC words, identifying sight words, and phonetic spelling within writing. Although all sight words have been introduced, we will still be hard at work using them! Please continue to help your child practice the correct spelling of these words at home; you'll also notice their sight word progression listed on this quarter's report card. We are so happy seeing the wonderful progress our Kinders are making! We've been working hard at counting, adding within 10, and subtracting within 5! We will also continue our investigation of dinosaurs! 
     I look forward to meeting with you in the next few weeks to discuss your child's progress. If you have not received an email from Sign Up Genius, please let me know so we can find a time that works for you. 

What's coming up next week?

Theme(s): Dinosaurs, Space
Fundations: decoding words, CVC words, sight words (Lists 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5)
Math: number recognition & formation, subtilizing, < > =, 3D shapes, addition within 10, subtraction within 5

Important Dates:

3/31 End of Q3
4/7 Report Cards
4/12 & 4/19 Early Release -- Parent/Teacher Conferences
4/22 - 4/30 April Vacation 
5/17 Early Release
5/25 MSS Open House 6:00-7:30
5/29 No School -- Memorial Day 

Reminders:

• Please keep practicing sight words with your child! 
• For extended day students, please send in extra snacks for your child. The kiddos get very hungry from all of their hard work throughout the day! 
• April parent/teacher conference time slots have been posted on Sign Up Genius. If you did not receive the email from the website, please let me know so I can send it out to you!