Weekly Updates

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Weekly Update for the week of 3/23

-Spring Break starts Monday, March 16-27th. Please refer to DCSD communications regarding COVID-19 precautions.

-Friday, March 27th: Graduation cap & gown pictures + Class Picture WILL BE RESCHEDULED! Class picture order forms went home in Thursday folders this week. They will send home the proofs of cap & gown pictures and you can select a package to order from there.

**Please be sure to check your email from DCSD & me as we navigate through this new experience together. I have included all information sent home in homework folders on this page and in the resources tab! (i-Ready at home information & passwords for educational websites. If you lost your child's razkids login sheet, please email me and I will help! Thanks!

-Save the date: Kindergarten graduation will be May 22, 2020 10:00-12:00


What we're learning:

Week of March 23rd:

Reading: Ask and answer questions about unknown words in a text and identify basic similarities and differences between two texts on the same topic.

Writing: Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to compose opinion pieces about wants/needs based on the books we read!

Phonics/Phonemic Awareness: word families (ock- clock, tock, block)

Math: Comparing weights of different objects

Social Studies: Wants/Needs and money (earning money for doing their jobs)!

**Below is the rubric they are using to check their writing and peer writing! Please use the rubric at home as a guide! Also check for sight words being spelled correctly and writing nice and neatly in the lines! :)


Specials Schedule for week 3/23/20

Monday – Learning commons/SEL

Tuesday – World Cultures

Wednesday – Art

Thursday – Music

Friday – P.E.

Specials Rotation: World Cultures, Art, Music, P.E. , LC/SEL (WAMPL)


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Reminders:

  • Read-a-Thon link (information sent in Thursday folders):
  • (https://www.read-a-thon.com/readers/)
    • Each reader has a personal Read-a-thon page that includes two elements: a dashboard to help readers and their families stay up to date with all Read-a-thon information and tools; and a Reader Donate page that Students use to ask for a one-time online donation to support the fundraiser.
    • Be sure to tell your readers that they will get a FREE prize when they build their page
  • The grandparents lunch, Wednesday March 11th. Here's the link to RSVP for the grandparents lunch.
    • 10:45-11:05 - Reading in the classroom
    • 11:05-11:30 - Recess
    • 11:30-12:55 - Lunch
  • Next Friday, March 13th, have your child wear green to celebrate St. Patrick's Day!
  • Save the date: Kindergarten graduation will be May 22, 2020 10:00-12:00

This week the tooth fairy visited us to teach us about brushing and flossing our teeth! In addition we learned about what foods are healthy for our teeth and what foods are unhealthy for our teeth.

In our community circles we have been talking about creating a growth mindset (see flyer below the updates). We have discussed the power of "YET". Also we have talked about being kind to ourselves and using positive self talk. The best way I have found to get kids talking about this is through modeling my own self talk. Kiddos LOVE to help adults. Vocalize your own thoughts and show your kid(s) how to change your negative thoughts into positive ones. Finally we have also talked about the power of mistakes. Encourage your student to cheer when they make a mistake! We have learned that mistakes are good because it means we're learning!

Remember: Kids learn through your example. :)

Reminders for the week of 3/2/20

-Save the date: Kindergarten graduation will be May 22, 2020 10:00-12:00

-Dr. Seuss week is this week! March 2-6! See flyer below for what each day is!

-I will not be here March 3.

-The Seussival is March 6th from 5:00-7:00 p.m

-I sent home an updated PDL form in Thursday folders! We switched groups this week, based off the assessments. I highlighted the areas that your child needs to work on! This can definitely be done at home for extra support!

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We had a great week!

This week we started writing the words to a wordless picture book. We have been working hard to add details and specific vocabulary to our sentences. We have been adding details through asking who, where, what, when and why questions. On Friday our buddies helped us practice writing sentences for our book. Scroll through the pictures to see some proud kiddos!

Reminders for the week of 2/24/20

-Save the date: Kindergarten graduation will be May 22, 2020 10:00-12:00

-Thursday, Feb. 27th- Spirit Day for 2nd grade musical- wear pajamas!

-Friday, Feb. 28th- Dental Lesson

-Information for Dr. Seuss week (the first week of March) went home in Thursday folders this week and a sign-up genius was sent, if you can donate- I also have the flyer here if you misplace yours :)

-The Seussival is March 6th from 5:00-7:00 p.m

-I will not be here March 3.

-I am sending home an updated PDL form next Thursday in folders! We will be switching groups next week, based off the assessments. I reassessed this week and am highlighting the areas that your child needs to work on! This can definitely be done at home for extra support!


REMINDERS:

-No School Friday 2/14 and 2/17!

-Save the date: Kindergarten graduation will be May 22, 2020 10:00-12:00

-Thursday, Feb. 27th- Spirit Day for 2nd grade musical- wear pajamas!

-Friday, Feb. 28th- Dental Lesson

-Information for Dr. Seuss week the first week of March will be going home in Thursday folders next week and sign-up genius coming next week- I also have the flyer below to look ahead!

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Weekly Update for 2/10

Last week was so much fun! we celebrated the 100th day of school and went on a field trip to see the play Bedtime Stories. Please look below for the important reminders for this week.

Reminders:

  • Stuffed animal sleepover 2/12 (flyer sent home in Thursday folders and also posted here)
  • The Valentine Party is next Thursday, Feb. 13th! Some information: Please click here to RSVP for the Valentine's Day Party on Thursday, February 13th 9:30-10:30 if you plan on coming. If you choose not to RSVP, you may be delayed in getting to your child's class party. RSVP link closes 2-12-20 @ 12:00. Parents coming in to party can enter the building at 9:30. This is to help us get students to classes in a safe and timely manner.
  • In the homework that was supposed to be sent home today, it says to create a Valentine box at home if you want! We will pass out Valentine cards after the party! Please only put who it is from (your child's name) and do not address them :) This makes it easier for the kiddos to pass out their cards and not have to worry about getting the right card into the right box.
  • No School Friday 2/14 and Monday 2/17!

Kindie Stuffed Animal Sleepover

Wednesday, February 12th

Please do not send your child's favorite stuffy that they need in order to go to sleep! Your kiddos can also use the stuffy that they have at school that they use for their breathing buddy.

Weekly Update for 2/3

Reiminders:

-Very important: For the field trip day (Wednesday, Feb. 5th), please pack a lunch* for your child! *NO tree nuts or hardboiled/ scrambled eggs. We will be eating in our classroom when we return at 11:30 and will not be going in the cafeteria at all! Therefore, we will not be buying lunch this day! Thanks so much for understanding :))

  • -Conferences will be on February 3rd and 5th
  • -Wish week is next week (all money goes to Make-A-Wish):
      • Monday: bring in $1 for hot cocoa, 100th day
      • Tuesday: bring in $1 to wear a hat
      • Wednesday: Red, White, and Blue day
      • Thursday: Favorite Jersey Day
      • Friday: MVE or Wish Week Spirit Day
  • -100th day is Monday (February 3rd)- dress your child like they are 100 years old!!!
  • -Field trip Wednesday 2/5 to Ponderosa theatre to watch a matinee: Bedtime Stories
  • -Stuffed animal sleepover 2/12 (more info. to come)
  • -Valentine's Party is Thursday, 2/13 from 9:30-10:30 and families are welcome!
  • -No School Friday 2/14 and 2/17!

We have a new process we're using to think about our choices! This processing sheet is used if a student needs multiple reminders to make the right choice or isn't safe with his/her body. If this is filled out, the teacher discusses it with the child and sends home for guardians to sign and return! :)

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Weekly Update for 1/27

Reminders:

  • Here is the link to sign-up for conferences. Please sign-up for a time slot if you have not done so yet. I am looking forward to meeting with you to discuss your kiddo's progress and goals!
  • Our 100th day of school is Monday 2/3. We will be dressing up as 100 year olds!
  • We will have a field trip Wednesday 2/5 to Ponderosa theatre to watch a matinee: Bedtime Stories. Please log-in to your MySchoolBucks account (same account that you add lunch money to), click on School Store and search for "MVE Kindergarten Grade Field Trip". You will have to fill out the permission slip and pay $5. Please have this done by January 31st.
  • NO SCHOOL Friday, February 14th or Monday, February 17th.
  • Thank you for sending in snacks! We should be good for a while... I'll let you know when we start to run low!

Weekly Update for 1/21

Reminders:

- Continue practicing sight words at home!

-Please check the dates under schedules/dates tab as I have updated them!

-No School on Monday, January 20th!

-Conferences will be on February 3rd and 5th (sign-up genius coming soon)

-100th day is the first Monday in February (February 3rd)- dress your child like they are 100 years old!!!!

-Field trip February 5th to Ponderosa Theatre Matinee-Bedtime Stories (more info. coming soon)

-Turn in or fill out the form for next year plans :)

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Weekly update for 1/13

We had a great week! We always say, magical things happen for kindergarteners over winter break and it was very true for my class. These kiddos came back to school ready to learn. We were able to learn AND have fun doing it.

We learned how to use our breathing buddies. After lunch we have been laying down with our breathing buddies and watching them move up and down on our bellies, while taking deep breaths. This has helped us to relax and get back in the green zone ready to learn!

On Tuesday we made out breathing rainbows and went to STEAM. On Friday we had a great costume party/day and we got to celebrate with our friends who have already made a years growth in reading! Scroll through the pictures to see our week!

Reminders:

-Continue practicing sight words at home!

-Please check the dates under schedules/dates tab as I have updated them!

-No School on Monday, January 20th!

-Conferences will be on February 3rd and 5th (sign-up genius coming soon)

-100th day is the first Monday in February (February 3rd)- dress your child like they are 100 years old!!!!

-Field trip February 5th to Ponderosa Theatre Matinee-Bedtime Stories (more info. coming soon)

Weekly Update for 1/6

Reminders:

  • Thank you for all the donations for the Holiday Party! The kids had SO much fun!
  • No School Monday, January 6th!
  • Continue practicing sight words at home!

In Thursday folders there are some important things, so be sure to look at them:

1) iReady scores for reading and math

2) Mid-year assessment (that go along with EPRs) so you can see the exact sight words, numbers, letters, etc. to work on with your child at home! :)

Very important:

**EPRs were released Saturday, December 21st at 12:01am!! Please, read your child's EPR as I put very detailed comments under math and ELA for things that your child has an understanding of and things they need to work on. Also, with homework, I'm asking you to write something you worked on over break based on the comments I made :)

~If you are not sure how to access your child's EPR, click this link for instructions.