April 24, 2017
Dear Students and Parents,
Happy Monday and welcome back! The year is flying by! I hope you had a great vacation and a blessed Easter! I cannot wait to hear all about the fun things the children did over vacation! We will be going out each day depending on the weather. The playground can get quite chilly, so I am asking that each child still come to school wearing a jacket!
**We are still in desperate need of supplies!**
Still needed for April:
-Gallon of water
-DONATION OF COPY PAPER PLEASE!!!!
-Pencils (Ticonderoga please!)
The children have been doing wonderfully on their spelling tests. Please remember to study their sight words with them each night. Also, it is just as important for your child to be able to write their sight words as it is to read them! We will be starting to use sight words to compose sentences, so please practice putting these words together to help them read/write sentences.
Please remember to check our class web page for any news and updates about what is going on in our class! Also be sure to check our school website and calendar for any important updates!
-CHANGES IN TRANSPORTATION MUST BE IN WRITING!
-Please label your child's HEALTHY MORNING SNACK with the letter "M" on it.
- Remind your child about the importance of staying safe in our classroom. This means we keep our hands on our own bodies, we sit criss-cross applesauce, hands in our laps, and we raise our hand to leave our seats.
- Remind them to ALWAYS ask for help.
-Please practice writing their name (first and last) with only the first letters being uppercase letters.
- When writing, please ONLY use pencil! Unless the directions say to color, we ONLY write with pencil :)
**PRACTICE LETTER/SOUND RECOGNITION EVERY DAY!!**
-Remember to have fun while learning!
This week in K-2:
We will begin Chapter 11- Measurement. We will begin by learning about length, height and weight of objects. Our math vocabulary will be, "Taller than, shorter than, longer than, heavier than, less than." Please, please, please continue to practice number recognition with numbers to 100. They should also work on counting to 100 by 10's and 5's. There are great songs on YouTube that can help make this easier for them! Remind your child, "When we write teen numbers, the 1 goes first!"
Stories of the Week: Someone Bigger/One of Three
Letter of the Week: Ll, Ww
Sight Words: have, one, ask, help, every, walk
Grammar: Subject-Verb agreement
Phonics Skill: blending words
Writing: Opinion Writing
**We are working very hard on our phonics skills in class. It is very important that you continue to practice this at home as well.**
We will begin learning about maps! We will also be learning about the life cycle of the butterfly and ladybug!
We will begin learning about Jesus' mother, Mary as we enter the month of May.
If you have any questions at any time, please do not hesitate to contact me! E-mail is a great way to get in touch with me, but you can always call the main office and leave me a message. I will get back to you as soon as I can!
Here's to a great year!
Thursday- GYM (WEAR YOUR GYM UNIFORM!)