Kindergarten Grade Newsletter No 19
January 8 - 12, 2018
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I hope your Christmas was wonderful and I would also like to wish you a Happy New Year with many blessings. I missed the children! I want to thank you for the many gifts and cards I received; it was very nice that you thought of me. It gave the children great joy to give me a gift. Also, I hope you enjoyed the children’s gift they made. It will be a great keepsake to bring out and hang every Christmas. I would like to thank you for providing items for our party, for those who came to help and Mrs. Brazovan for the beautiful birthday cakes for Jesus.
Reading Workshop: Just a reminder the we have set aside Tuesday, January 16th, at 7:00 p.m.,for a reading workshop in my classroom (C-9). We will explain the process we use in class to teach the children to read. Our hope is that you will then be able to do the same things at home as you work with your child. We will also go over reading homework, which will begin the Thursday after the workshop. It will be important to know how it will work. Since reading is the basis for learning, success is very important. That is why we are taking the time to do this. I know it will be beneficial to you.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day: There is no school on Monday, January 15th. All the facilities will be closed. We will spend the week learning about why we celebrate this holiday.
Pictures! Pictures! We need pictures from our field trips or classroom activities for our yearbook. Please use the dropbox to send your pictures for our page. Thank you!
Student of the Week: We will honor Vada Medina this week and Jonathan Popov next week. Please send pictures and favorite items to display and share. Don’t forget to bring a special snack to share with the class. Vada will take Bubbles home on Friday for the weekend. Be sure to bring him back on Monday.
Share Day: Please allow the children to bring something they got for Christmas.
Dollar Day: This Friday is free dress for those who bring a dollar. Monies will go toward needs for the class.
Preview Night - Tuesday, January 23 @ 7PM
Mark this date on your calendar. We would love all of our current and alumni parents/families to attend this exciting event as we present our mission, vision and goals for TCS. Awesome things are in the works in Preschool, Elementary, Middle School, and High School.
This week we will be working on the following areas:
Math: We will finish up our unit on money and begin another unit on addition. I will start the children writing numbers 1-30. I will watch for reversals and correct formation. Each week or so, I will add 5 more numbers till we get to 100.
Phonics: We will finish up the alphabet this week with letters (x, y, & z) and begin blend worksheets. We will continue to review the vowels, reading words, and work in our Letters & Sounds workbook this week. Also reading groups begin this week. I will need help with reading groups, so if you have anytime to commit to our classroom, (8:30 - 9:50 a.m.), please let me know. Pathways: I will send home a Pathway blend sheet everyday this week. Please collect them and have your children read them throughout the week.
Sight Words: (have, he, help, & here)
Language Arts: We will begin our unit on the story : The Mitten. We will also begin reading about the life of Harriet Tubman. I will introduce new vocabulary words and read a few pages of the book each day followed by comprehension questions. We will also watch an animated movie about her life when we finish the book.
Social Studies/Science: We will review our unit on the 5 Senses and start a new unit this month beginning with “Winter” and then “Animals in Winter”. We will begin learning about penguins.
Handwriting: We will review writing letters (x, y, & z) on lined whiteboards and begin our new writing workbook: Writing with Phonics.
Bible: We will now go back to the Old Testament and review Moses and the Princess. Bible Verse: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding, in all your ways acknowledge him and He will make your paths straight.” Proverbs: 3:5 & 6.
Character Trait: Honesty (truthful words & ways) We will hear bible and today stories centered around this character trait.
Upcoming Events: Jan. 12 - Dollar Day
15 - Martin Luther King Day (facilities closed)
16 - Reading Workshop
19 - End of Quarter
23 - Preview Night
31 - Report Cards (via email)
31 - Jog-a-thon kick Off