Friday, December 7, 2018

December 10-14
Please practice the following:
--word lists
--counting to 100
--writing number 0-20
--alphabet and sounds

The next story for Reading is Little Quack by Lauren Thompson.  It will be an animal fantasy story.  The comprehension skill we will target is plot, or the “what happens part of the story”.

In math, we are continuing to work on numbers from 1-20.

Our holiday concert will be held at the HS auditorium on Saturday, December 8.  Kindergarten sings at 10.

Tuesday, December 11 is a Spartan Dress Down Day for anyone who donates a non-perishable food item or monetary donation.

Friday, December 14 is kindergarten's field trip.  A reminder will be sent home about the trip later this week.

Students will need to be prepared for colder weather at recess.  Warm coats, gloves or mittens, hats and/or scarves are needed.  Recess is a half an hour and unless the ground is snow-covered or it is too cold we will try to get outside for “fresh-air”.  Please practice zipping zippers and putting on gloves with your child.

Friday, November 30, 2018

December 3-7
Please practice:
--sight word list
--counting to 100
--writing numbers to 20
-- letters and sounds

We will be reading the story Little Panda by Joanne Ryder.  This is an informational text, and we will be talking about “Animals Grow and Change”.  The comprehension skill we will target is compare and contrast.  Many boys and girls may be interested in checking the live Panda Cam at the San Diego Zoo from home at the following website: http://www.sandiegozoo.org/pandacam/ Practice high frequency sight words daily! 

In math, we will continue working on reading, writing, and counting numbers from 1-20.

AR/Book Buddy recording sheets for December will be due back to school on Wednesday, Wednesday, January 2.  Any student who reaches the goal of 15 books will receive a Pizza Hut Book It slip.

Our Christmas concert will be held at the HS on Saturday, December 8.

Our class Holiday shopping day is Monday, December 3.  Envelopes were sent home in your child's Sparty folder.

Students will need to be prepared for colder weather @ recess.  Warm coats, gloves or mittens, hats and/or scarves are needed.  Recess is a half an hour and unless the ground is snow-covered or it is too cold we will try to get outside for “fresh-air”.  Please practice zipping zippers and putting on gloves with your child.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

November 26-30
Please practice:
--sight word list--counting to 100--writing numbers to 20--letters and sounds

In Reading the next story will be Jack and the Beanstalk.  It is a modern fairy tale.  We will be discussing more with realism and fantasy. 

In math, we will continue working on numbers from 1-20.
School will be closed Nov. 22-26.  School will reopen Tuesday, November 27.

AR/Book Buddy recording sheets for November will be due back to school on Friday, November 30th.  Any student who reaches the goal of 15 books will receive a Pizza Hut Book It slip.

Our class Holiday shopping day is Monday, December 3.

Tuesday- Guidance
Wednesday- Gym
Thursday- Art
Friday- Computers

Friday, November 9, 2018

November 13-16
Please continue to practice:
--counting to 100--word lists (tested every Friday)--writing numbers 0-20

In Reading we will begin the new story A Bed for the Winter by Karen Wallace.  It will be an informational text.  We will discuss Fiction and Non-Fiction, winter homes, and work on the comprehension skill, sequence. 



We will begin preparing for “Thanksgiving”.  During the next two weeks, students will learn about the first Thanksgiving, will make pilgrim and Native American/Indian costumes, and will begin to learn a poem or song for the holiday.  We will make a Thanksgiving bracelet and will also discuss being “thankful”.  The students will even get to use a Native American name for a day!

In math, we will begin comparing and ordering numbers from 11-20.  Please practice counting, recognizing, and writing numbers from 0-20.

Friday, November 16 is a Spartan Dress Down Day. Donation is $1.

There is no school for students on Monday, November 12 in honor of Veterans Day.

Wednesday, November 21 is a 12 noon dismissal for students.  Students will return to school on Tuesday, November 27.

Friday, November 2, 2018

November 5- 9
As we finish our second month of school, you and your child should be practicing the following things daily:
--sight words (tested every Friday)
--orally counting from 1-100
--writing numbers from 0-20

In Reading we will read the book Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman.  We will be discussing hibernation and will learn to differentiate between real and make believe.  The words we, my, and like will be reviewed.

In math, we will discuss 2 dimensional shapes and 3 dimensional shapes.

The weather is quickly changing and the days are getting colder!  Be sure your child has a jacket, mittens or gloves, and a hat for recess. We try to get outside whenever possible—if dressed properly, the fresh air does us good!!!  Also, have your child practice putting on, taking off (pulling sleeves back out), and zipping/buttoning his/her coat. 

Report cards will be sent home in your child's SPARTY folder on Friday.

There is no school for students on Monday, November 12.

Book orders are due Tuesday, November 13.

Friday, October 26, 2018

October 29- November 2
As we begin to finish our second month of school, you and your child should be practicing the following things daily:
--sight words 
--orally counting from 1-100
--writing numbers from 0-20

In Reading we will read the book Animal Babies in Grasslands by Jennifer Schofield. We will be talking about grassland animals, and practice the comprehension skill main idea.  The words we, my, and like will be introduced as new high frequency words.

In math, we will continue working on shapes.

Book Buddy recording sheets for October are due on Thursday, November 1.  Any student who reaches or exceeds the goal of 15 or more books will receive a PIZZA HUT BOOK IT coupon! 

Be sure your child has a jacket, mittens or gloves, and a hat for recess. We try to get outside whenever possible—if dressed properly, the fresh air does us good!!!  Also, have your child practice putting on, taking off (pulling sleeves back out), and zipping/buttoning his/her coat. 

Wednesday, October 31th will be the school-wide Halloween parade/party. The parade will begin at 2:00 pm with the Kindergarten students and end with 6th grade.  Students will parade in front of the HOME side bleachers at the HS stadium, weather permitting.  ALL are welcome to come to see the children parade. Your child should NOT wear his/her costume to school!  Please send the costume to school in a bag with your child’s name on the outside.  Students will get dressed in costumes in the classroom.  Keep in mind students will be dressing at school, so keep the costumes as simple as possible.  Parents are welcome to come and watch the parade at the HS Stadium!! Be sure to be there early as Kindergarten will be first!! 

Red Ribbon week continues on Monday, Crazy Hair Day and Tuesday, Wear Red.

Monday- gym
Tuesday- art
Wednesday- computers
Thursday- music
Friday- guidance

Friday, October 19, 2018

October 22-26
As we begin to finish our second month of school, you and your child should be practicing the following things daily:
--sight words 
--orally counting from 1-100
--writing numbers from 0-20

In Reading we will begin to read the story Nature Spy.  We will be looking at what we can learn about nature when we look closely.   We will focus on learning the comprehension skill setting.

In math, we will continue our unit on shapes.

Red Ribbon week is from October 23-31.  Please follow the orange October calendar for the week's activities.

Be sure your child has a jacket, mittens or gloves, and a hat for recess. We try to get outside whenever possible—if dressed properly, the fresh air does us good!!!  Also, have your child practice putting on, taking off (pulling sleeves back out), and zipping/buttoning his/her coat. 

AR/Book Buddy recording sheets for October are due on Thurssday, November 
1.  Any student who reaches or exceeds the goal of 15 or more books will 
receive a PIZZA HUT BOOK IT coupon! 

Please sign and return your child's RED field trip permission paper.

The Fall Festival is on Friday, October 26.  Students are allowed to wear jeans or sweat pants.

If you haven't turned in your child's $5 party money, please send it in as soon as possible.

Wednesday, October 31st will be the school-wide Halloween parade/party. The parade will begin at 2:00 pm with the Kindergarten students and end with 6th grade.  Students will parade in front of the HOME side bleachers at the HS stadium, weather permitting.  ALL are welcome to come to see the children parade. Your child should NOT wear his/her costume to school!  Please send the costume to school in a bag with your child’s name on the outside.  Students will get dressed in costumes in the classroom.  Keep in mind students will be dressing at school, so keep the costumes as simple as possible.  Parents are welcome to come and watch the parade at the HS Stadium!! Be sure to be there early as Kindergarten will be first!!

Monday-gym
Tuesday-art
Wednesday-computers
Thursday- music
Friday-library