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Weekly Update for 12/9/2019

This week we have been reading and retelling gingerbread stories. The kids have done a great job ( and had a lot of fun) comparing and contrasting the characters, events, and adventures in each story. On Friday, we all got to taste gingerbread and record our first bite( head, leg, arm). We will be graphing the results on December 9th, so stay tuned to find out where most kids took their first bite!

Reminders:

-We are going to start breathing buddies in our class, it is one of many strategies, we have been learning to help calm ourselves down when we are in the yellow zone. If you could please have your child choose a small stuffed animal to KEEP at school. The stuffed animal needs to be able to fit in their cubby. If your child doesn't have one small enough, no worries I have a few.

-Also, we have had 2 sets of gingerbread cookies donated to our classroom, Thank you Tashina! Now we are going to need a third set of cookies. Please email me if you would be able to donate a set of 18 gingerbread cookies. We won't need them until next week, the week of December 16th.

-We have Library tomorrow, December, 9th, please send library books to school tomorrow morning.

-As you may know, students get to choose from our treasure box for "ready to learn behavior" If you would like to donate any prizes to add to our treasure box, it would be much appreciated!

- If you have a child who will be in Kindergarten next year or know someone who does, please attend or invite them to attend our Kindie Info. Night on December 9 from 5:30-6:30.

-Practice putting on jackets, boots, gloves, hats, zipping, etc. ;) Thanks for your support!

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Buddies!!

We started book buddies! Ms.F, in second grade, and I , paired our kids up to read together. We will be making this a Friday tradition! The kids were so cute, I cant wait for you to see the pictures!

What we're learning:

Week of December 9th:

Reading: Comparing and contrasting experiences of characters in stories (Gingerbread stories)

Writing: Telling events in the order of which they occurred and using descriptive writing.

Phonics: writing words with 'wh' digraph while writing in the lines nice and neatly

Math: Counting forward from any given number and comparing number. iReady assessments


Specials Schedule for week12/:9

Monday – LC/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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This week was full of giving thanks to our friends and staff members at MVE! We wrote a class book to Mr.Dan the building engineer.

We have been focusing on filling our classmates buckets! Here is the link to the book Have you Filled a Bucket Today. We have been looking for bucket fillers in our classroom!

Reminders:

- No school week of November 25-29! Have an amazing break!

- We are bringing back morning recess 10:15-10:30!!

- If you have a child who will be in Kindergarten next year or know someone who does, please attend or invite them to attend our Kindie Info. Night on December 9 from 5:30-6:30.

- If you would like to nominate teachers and/or classified staff for an Apple Award, here is the link!

-As you may know, on Friday students get to choose from our treasure box if they have earned all of their stars during the week. If you would like to donate any prizes to add to our treasure box, it would be much appreciated!

-Practice putting on jackets, boots, gloves, hats, zipping, etc. ;) Thanks for your support!

Weekly Update for 11/18/19

  • Our Thanksgiving feast is Wednesday, November 20th at our lunch time (11:30-11:55)- we love getting to feast with our families, so please make sure you make work accommodations if needed! Also, younger siblings can attend.
  • Link for schedule & tickets for Thanksgiving feast: CLICK HERE for Schedule & Tickets
  • Link to RSVP for Thanksgiving feast: CLICK HERE to RSVP (get ahead of the line)
  • If your child did not turn in their Turkey in Disguise last week, they can still work on it over the weekend and turn it in on Monday. I will be posting their turkeys in the hall outside of our room and we will be doing a writing assignment about their turkey on Monday.
  • As you may know, on Fridays students get to choose from our treasure box if they have earned all of their stars during the week. If you would like to donate any prizes to add to our treasure box, it would be much appreciated!
  • NO SCHOOL November 25-29: Thanksgiving Break

Weekly update for 11/11/19

Reminders

-Don't forget to turn in 'original works' that was sent home in Thursday folders from Ms. Ott (the class that turns in the most gets to watch a movie)!

-The original art forms accidentally got mixed up in student folders. I apologize for the confusion. I am told you are still able to order using the student code on the back of each students actual picture.

-I know kids have collected a lot of candy from Halloween, but just a friendly reminder that candy is not a snack :)

-Be practicing those lunch (student) numbers! When they learn it, they get a free bowling pass from Mrs. Grotts! They need to know this number for checking out library books as well! :)

- Our new special (LC/SEL) will be our new library day. When you see LC/SEL on the calendar, return library books that day so your child can get a new book!

-Practice putting on jackets, boots, gloves, hats, zipping, etc. ;) Thanks for your support!

Turkey in Disguise

There are a lot of ideas and examples on Pinterest! Have fun! Here is a link with some ideas.

Weekly Update for 11/4/19

We had so much fun during our halloween party!! A huge thank you to our parents who helped plan our party!


  • REMINDERS:

-Don't forget to turn in 'original works' that was sent home in Thursday folders (on Friday) from Ms. Ott.

  • The original art forms accidentally got mixed up in student folders. I apologize for the confusion. I am told you are still able to order using the student code on the back of each students actual picture.

-I know kids have collected a lot of candy from Halloween, but just a friendly reminder that candy is not a snack :)

-Be practicing those lunch (student) numbers! When they learn it, they get a free bowling pass from Mrs. Grotts! They need to know this number for checking out library books as well! :)

- Our new special (LC/SEL) will be our new library day. When you see LC/SEL on the calendar, return library books that day so your child can get a new book!

-Practice putting on jackets, boots, gloves, hats, zipping, etc. ;) Thanks for your support!

Weekly Update for 10/28/19

We have been working so hard to be teachers in our classroom! Students have taken over number corner, and morning stretches. During reading groups, we have been using witch fingers to point to words, adding more sight words to our sight word bank, and segmenting and blending CVC and CCVC* words. Then during writing we have been stretching out words many different ways. Ask your kiddos how we stretch out words! I am so proud of their growth already in writing!

*CVC: consonant vowel consonant (cat, sun, etc.) CCVC: consonant consonant vowel consonant (frog, etc.)

Reminders:

  • If you are planning on attending our Halloween party on October 31st from 9:30-10:30am, please “pre-RSVP” via google form. We cannot guarantee that you will attend the Halloween party on time if you do not pre-RSVP. Pre-RSVP google form
  • Students may wear their Halloween costume to school over their clothes or they may bring their costume and put it on before the party. School will continue as usual after the party, without costumes *Please no blood, gore, masks or weapons*
  • When it snows, please pack snow boots for your child! They can play in the snow only if they have snow boots, otherwise they have to stay on the blacktop.
  • Practice putting on jackets, boots, gloves, hats, zipping, etc. ;) Thanks for your support!

Weekly Update for 10/14/19 and 10/ 21/19

We've been working hard to clarify unknown words in a text by using the pictures or by using what we know! Also we started reading with witch fingers during reading groups and added a new Word Work center! Our kiddos are becoming great leaders and being responsible for their classroom jobs. Ask them what their job is, they rotate every two weeks.

Reminders:

  • Fall Break: Oct. 14-18 No School!
  • Homework was sent home Friday and isn't due until the Friday when we return. The log is for 2 weeks!
  • *OUR GOAL*: all of our kiddos will know 100% letter ID & sounds by Halloween!
  • Halloween Party: 10/31 from 9:30-10:30; families welcome!
  • SNOW gear: Your child must bring/wear SNOW boots when there is snow! They aren't allowed to play on the playground or in the field in tennis shoes if it's snowy because their shoes get soaked and their feet are freezing... then they want to take their shoes off and we can't do that due to safety (fire drills, evacuations, etc.). We go outside if it's above 20 degrees, so please make sure your child is dressed appropriately.
  • Practice putting on jackets, boots, gloves, hats, zipping, etc. ;) Bundled kiddos are my favorite, but independent bundled kiddos are even better! Thanks for your support!

Weekly Update for 10/7/19

We had so much fun on pajama and popsicle day!! We loved welcoming Ms. Mamay to the kindergarten team. Then, we got to watch Mrs. Lynch's class pie her in the face since they met their fun run goal. Also we finally made our applesauce (crockpot issue from the week before).

REMINDERS:

-Be practicing those lunch (student) numbers! When they learn it, they get a free bowling pass from Mrs. Grotts! They need to know this number for checking out library books as well! :)

-No School October14th-18th due to Fall Break!

-No more morning recess after Fall break :)

Weekly Update for upcoming week 9/30/19

Reminders:

-Be practicing those lunch (student) numbers! When they learn it, they get a free bowling pass from Mrs. Grotts! They need to know this number for checking out library books as well! :)

-Don't forget to sign-up for conferences if you haven't already!

-Conferences are October 1st and 3rd! See you at your scheduled time!

-I will be out September 30th and October 1st due to a training!

-The new kindergarten classroom will start Wednesday, October 2nd!! Thank you so, so much to those families that allowed their child to be in that room. I am so happy I will still see them all in the halls and at recess! We truly have such an amazing group!! :)

-Pajama day/popsicle day on Wednesday, October 2nd, to show that we are all a family still!

-No more morning recess after Fall break :)

We had so much FUN at the fun run!! :) Thank you to all who donated!!

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