Miss Peterson's Classroom

Class Announcements

  • May/June 2017
    Important upcoming dates:

    Monday, May 15th - Zoo Field Trip
    Thursday, June 1st - Track and Field Day
    Wednesday, June 7th - Last Day of School! Students released at 11:30 a.m.

    We will be headed to Henry Vilas Zoo on May 15th. Please be sure to check the weather forecast and dress your child appropriately. Also, don't forget to pack a sack lunch! Everything in the lunch should be disposable as we prefer not to bring anything back to school. 

    Mark your calendar for Track and Field Day happening on June 1st. Parents are welcome to attend to watch the events. A more precise schedule will be released later and will include what time the Kindergartners will be participating. 

    The last day of school is Wednesday, June 7th. This is also an early release day and students will be released at 11:30 instead of the usual 3:05. Please ensure that you make arrangements for half day child care if needed. Please let me know if you have any questions regarding the end of the school year. 

    Please check the folder daily to see how well your child is meeting these expectations. Remember, the colors green, blue, and purple are all good! Here is a breakdown of colors again:

    Purple - Outstanding
    Blue - Great Job
    Green - Ready to Learn
    Yellow - Warning
    Orange - Think Sheet
    Red - Parent Contact

    Guided reading will continue as usual during the month of May. We will have learned all of our sight words for the year by May 12th. At this point, if your child is missing a sticker for any of the sight words, it would be a great idea to practice that word before the end of the year. The goal is for each student to know all 88 sight words!

    Every Thursday, your child will bring home a challenge book in her book bag. These books are intended to be more difficult than usual. It is important that these books are practiced at home. Reading more challenging books allows your student an opportunity to rely on the strategies that he has been taught. Happy Reading!

    Miss Peterson's Email - empeterson@clintonwis.com
    Miss Peterson's Phone Number - 608-676-2211 (ext. 4002)
    Posted Apr 20, 2017, 9:22 AM by empeterson@clintonwis.com
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What are we working on this month?

  • May/June 2017
    Literacy - We have been tackling the tricky skill of long vowels and will continue to work with different long vowel patterns this month. Have you heard your child say "When two vowels go walking, the first one does the talking?" Ask your child about naughty O (oo, ou, ow, oi) and bossy R (ar, or, er, ir, ur). We will continue with guided reading instruction through the end of the year. Please take the time to listen to your child read his/her book to you when it comes home. Challenge books will be coming home on Thursday's. These books will be a bit tricky for your child and will help him to rely on the reading strategies that we have been learning in class. 
    Math - By the end of May, your child will have a strong understanding of teen numbers and the tens and ones place values. We will work with shapes one last time at the end of the month. We will continue to use number bonds and other methods to add (compose) and subtract (decompose) numbers. The flash cards for math facts to 5 were provided to you at conferences. I encourage you to use these to practice with your child. Remember, it's not really about "memorizing", but being able to recall the facts quickly or within 3 seconds. Please let me know if you have any questions about math. 

    Science - All about plants, bees, and butterflies. If time allows, we will learn about kites and bubbles this month as well. Keep an eye on your emails and the class announcements as I could use some volunteers to help us fly kites. 

    Social Studies - We will wrap up the units by reviewing the major Holidays that we have discussed this year and learning about Memorial Day. 
    Posted Apr 20, 2017, 10:38 AM by empeterson@clintonwis.com
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