Sunday, October 1, 2017

Week 5 ~ Oct. 2 - Oct. 6, 2017

Wow!  Way to go boys and girls in Room 103!  We are the APEX champions!  We all had fun at the Run on Friday and the boys and girls really enjoyed the visits and lessons each day with Mighty Max.  A big THANK YOU parents for the support at home with helping us get so many pledges.  The APEX team left a few more prizes Friday afternoon to give out.  Those will come home on Monday.  As a result of all this hard work, Hat Day will be Monday.  I’ll let the boys and girls decide which day they want to trade seats at school and our last prize earned will be Pajama Day.  We’ll do that on Friday.  I will send a reminder note on Thursday.  Thanks again for all your support!

Super IMPORTANT information ahead! àWe will begin bringing home our “Reading Logs” and 2 books each day for Homework.  We’ve been practicing reading and logging in at school so your Kindergartener is ready to start doing this at home!  HOMEWORK from here on will be to read for 30 minutes each evening.  Log in 2 books that you read to earn 2 Steps.  (Every 15 minutes of reading equals 1 Step.) 

This week we will:
  • learn about the letters Cc, Hh, Dd and Ff
  • name, read and spell words that begin with /c/ /h/ /d/ and /f/ 
  • read the Power Words love, my, is
  • recognize and generate rhyming words
  • count words in sentences
  • use letters to write words
  • identify characters and settings in stories we read aloud
  • tell what authors and illustrators do
  • retell stories we read aloud
  • recognize, create and extend patterns
  • continue learning about the season of fall

Homework for the week:
  • read for 30 minutes (you can split the time if you choose to) exs. Two 15 minute reading sessions or three 10 minute sessions or one 20 minute session and one 10 minute session or one 30 minute session – up to you!   Then log in 2 books that you read on your log.  Parents – initial under “Home Coach”
  • Cut apart and practice reading the Power Words love, my, is
  • Review Power Words can, see, the – can you read them at Flash Speed?

Important dates to remember: 
  • Oct. 4 – Picture Day for Kindergarten
  • Oct. 5 – Field Trip to Darden Farm – don’t forget to send the permission form back!
  • Oct. 6 – Pajama Day and Early Dismissal @ 1:00
  • Oct. 10 – PTA / Back to School night from 6:30 – 8:00

Resource schedule for the week:
·       Monday – STEM
·       Tuesday – Coding
·       Wednesday - Art
·       Thursday – Library
·       Friday – No resource (Early Dismissal)
·       Monday (10/9) - Music

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