Sunday, June 9, 2019

Week 38 ~ June 10 - June 13, 2019


      It is a bittersweet time of year for me.  I am looking forward to the summer and spending more time with my family.  However, I will miss spending every weekday with your family member.  I have watched them grow, begin new friendships and learn to read and write this year and I will miss seeing their faces each day. :(
     Field day is coming up on Tuesday.  Rain, rain, go away!!!  We have our End-of-the-Year program on Wednesday.  The program will be in our room (103) and begin at 10:00.  We will dismiss early that day at 12:50.  Bring your backpack each day as we will begin taking some of our things from this year home this week. 
     Also, we are still reading at school but we stopped taking home 2 books on Friday.  You no longer need to log in 2 Home Steps in their reading logs.  You will start back up again in First Grade!

Homework for the summer:
·      Have a fun-filled summer
·      Play every day
·      Write about all your summer adventures in your journal that you bring home this week
·      Read, read, read so you don’t get rusty and are ready for 1st grade in the fall!!!!
·      Practice, practice, practice all 1G and 2G Power Words

This week we will:
  • practice for our program
  • read lots of books
  • listen to stories read aloud
  • have fun with our friends 

Homework for the week:
·       bring back any books that belong to Mrs. Smith
·       bring your book bag every day

Important dates to remember:
  • June 10 – 13 – ABC Countdown (W through Z!)
  • June 11 – Field Day
  • June 12 – Kindergarten program in room 103 @ 10:00
  • June 12 and 13 – Early dismissal @ 12:50

Encore schedule for the week:
·       Monday – Music
·       Tuesday – No encore class ~ Field Day

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Week 37 ~ June 3 - June 7, 2019


This week we will begin practicing for our End-of-the-Year Kindergarten program.  The program will be held on Wednesday, June 12 @ 10:00 in Room 103.  All are invited to attend! If your child has a CAES library book or one of our classroom library books, please return it as soon as possible.  Thanks so much!

This week we will:
·      Finish up our fun with pirates
·      Read lots and lots of stories
·      Answer questions and make predictions about the stories we read aloud
·      Continue learning about maps
·      Think about Power Words and what words look like PWs (ex.  could looks like should and would, and day looks like play, say, hay, Ray, tray, gray, may, bay, clay)
·      Write a few sentences about a given topic
·      Add by counting on, using a number line or counters
·      Subtract by counting back, using a number line or counters
·      Learn about summer

Homework for the week:
·      Ask your child about characters in stories – what does a character look like if he/she is shocked, scared, mad, sad, happy?  When we laugh at stories or feel shocked, scared, happy, sad, mad – what kind of stories are these? (fiction)  What kind of story tells us facts and we learn about things from reading the book? (nonfiction)
·      Keep reading for 30 minutes and logging in 2 HOME steps every night
·      Review all Power Words that were sent home this year ~ can you still read them at flash speed?

Important dates to remember:
·      Ongoing – ABC Countdown (R – V this week!)
·      June 7 – Blue & Gold day (honoring SHS seniors)
·      June 11 – Field Day
·      June 12 – End-of-the-Year program in Room 103 @ 10:00 and early dismissal @ 12:50)
·      June 13 – Early dismissal @ 12:50

Encore schedule:
·       Monday – P.E.
·       Tuesday - STEM
·       Wednesday – Coding
·       Thursday – Art
·       Friday – Library
·       Monday, June 10 – Music

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Week 36 ~ May 28 - May 31, 2019


Make sure you continue to read to and with your child for 30 minutes each night.  Home and School steps are still being counted and recorded.  It’s also time to turn in all Library books as Ms. Mitra is beginning her final inventory for the year.

This week we will:
·      Have fun reading some fiction stories about pirates
·      Identify characters and settings in the stories we read aloud
·      Make predictions about story events as we read
·      Discuss events that happen in the stories we read aloud
·      Learn to read the Power Words ran  if  our
·      Review all 1G and 2G Power Words
·      Listen for and identify ending sounds in words
·      Identify other words that “look like” some of our PWs (ex. rake, cake, take, shake and bake all “look like” the PW make)
·      Write a few sentences about a given topic
·      Continue adding and subtracting
·      Review skip counting by 5’s and 10’s to 100
·      Learn about maps

Homework for the week:
·      Ask your child what is his/her favorite way to add and subtract?
·      Keep reading for 30 minutes every day and log in 2 Home Steps in your reading log – Don’t forget to return your books each day!
·      Practice Power Words ran  if  our

Important dates to remember:
·      Ongoing – ABC Countdown (N – Q this week!)
·      June 7 – Blue and Gold Day (Honoring SHS seniors)
·      June 11 – Field Day
·      June 12 – End of the Year program in Room 103 (Check your child’s red folder later this week for more information on this event!)
·      June 12 and June 13 – Early dismissal @ 12:50

Encore schedule:  ***modified schedule again this week due to SOL testing
·      Tuesday – Coding 
·      Wednesday – Art
·      Thursday – No Encore – SOL testing for 3rd grade 
·      Friday – Library
·      Monday, June 3 - STEM

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Week 35 ~ May 20 - May 24, 2019


3rd Graders will begin taking SOL tests this week.  For us, that means our Encore schedule will change on Wednesday of this week and Thursday of next week.  Also, our ABC countdown continues with the letters I – M this week. 

This week we will:
·      Read, read, read and read.
·      Write, write, write and write.
·      Practice reading the 2G PWs put says when
·      Review 1G and 2G Power Words
·      Look for blends and digraphs in our reading and writing
·      Identify characters, settings and events that happen in stories we read aloud
·      Continue our study of plants
·      Learn about our country – the flag, the President, voting, and Memorial Day
·      Use different strategies to subtract (counting back, use counters, draw pictures, use a  number line)

Homework for the Week:
·      Ask your child – (This is a fun one!) – What is a Wobbly Man, a Milkshake and Pop See Ko? J
·      Read for 30 minutes every night and log in 2 Home steps in your reading log
·      Practice Power Words put says when

Upcoming dates:
·      ABC Countdown – ongoing – Letters I through M this week!
·      May 21 – Tacky Tuesday
·      May 27 – Memorial Day Holiday – School closed
·      June 11 – Field Day
·       June 12 - Kindergarten End-of-Year program from 10 -11am in room 103 (more info coming soon!) and early dismissal @ 12:50
·      June 13 – Last day of school / early dismissal @ 12:50

Encore schedule for the week:
·      Monday – Library
·      Tuesday – Music
·      Wednesday – No Encore class today
·      Thursday – P.E.
·      Friday – STEM
  • Tuesday, May 28 - Coding