I am looking forward to spending the next 90 days learning, laughing, singing and clapping with these little ones :)
Snack Helpers: Evan, Chyanne, Cody, Lorelei and Happy Birthday Cohen
Spelling Words: had, look
The students are still doing a great job on their sight word rings. I just love how excited they are about reading them too me! This will help move them along in reading groups as well.
Little Bird Tales: Gavyn will be bringing the iPad home with him this weekend to complete the "All About Me" story to share with the class on Monday.
January 9th: Tiger Pride @ 2:30
January 19th: No school for teacher professional development
January 23rd: Book Orders due
A note from Ms. Mathers, our art teacher:
Between now and the last week of January students can make a snowman, out of real snow, and enter the contest. Adults and siblings can help the Willard East Student. When complete, take a picture and write your name and teacher code on the back (K-W) Then turn it into the art room before February 6th. If more than one student from East helps build the snowman, then both names go on the back. Be creative and don't be afraid to experiment with color. Last year's winner was a snow pig holding a snow pancake.
February 9th, you can go on the art website and vote for your favorite snowman. ART WEBSITE The winning snowman will be announced at the end of the month and receive a prize.
Good Luck Everyone!
Ask your child about...
Writing-Review Writer's Workshop expectations at the beginning of the week. We began Unit 3-How To Books. This can be a very difficult unit because students have to organize their thoughts in order to explain how to do something. Also, they will be expected to continue using spaces between words and writing spelling words on their own while stretching out words that they don't know. During this unit, if your child is struggling with writing you can help at home by writing simple sentences: I like to... It is also important that your child has mastered their letter sounds by now. If they have not, please continue to help them at home. Ex: When you see a dog outside you can ask your child what sound they hear at the beginning, middle and end of the word dog?
Daily 5-Word Work, Work on Writing, Read to Self- We are continuing to work on independent skills during these times. While the students are working independently, I am working in small guided reading groups. The kids love meeting, and getting a new book that they can practice reading for their book boxes.
Word Families -all, -an, -am
Math-We will begin to slowly introduce subtraction this week. Just like with addition, the students need to be fluent within 5; this means 5-5 is as far as we are expected to learn in kindergarten. We will focus on subtraction for 3-4 weeks to make sure the students are confident in this skill.