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March 16th

Our Kindergarten Musical will be Wednesday, April 15th at 7pm in the High School Auditorium.  Students may dress as a Disney Character or spring clothing.

Our Kindergarten Graduation will be Thursday, May 14, at 9:00 am in the Gym.  It will be about 45 minutes. Children will receive their diploma, caps and gowns will be provided.  Please mark this on your calendar!  You won’t want to miss it!  Parents may take their child after the ceremony, but must sign them out at the office before leaving.

Wednesday, March 18th is information night for children attending kindergarten this fall.

The next Kindergarten Curriculum Workshop will be Thursday, March 26th.  It will take place in our library at 6pm.  We hope you can come!

Please remember to return your Penny’s for Patients coin box if you wish to participate.  The 3 classes that raise the most money will get a pasta, pizza party, or Subway party!  Thank you in advance!

Your child has been bringing home leveled readers to practice at home every night. It is expected that he/she will need help with some of the words in the story.  Please return the book and book log in the bag daily.

Don’t forget to wear your orange “Cougars are Buddies,” t-shirt every Monday.

Please practice ALL sight words nightly.    Your child should be able to read them without hesitation.  This is an essential kindergarten skill.


March 9th

Thank you P.T.A. and The Cat in the Hat for a fun-tastic Dr. Seuss Day!!  The cupcakes were delicious, the readers were fun, and the stove pipe hats were awesome!

Your child has been bringing home leveled readers to practice at home every night. It is expected that he/she will need help with some of the words in the story.  Please return the book and book log in the bag daily. If the book is read quickly, your child can practice his/her sight words. 

Spring pictures are Thursday, March 12th. All children will be photographed and are pictures are sent home for your review.

Group Bunny photos will be taken Tuesday, March 10th. Please send in payment and order form if you wish to purchase.

Please practice ALL sight words nightly.  We will be having a test on ALL of them on Friday, March 13th.  Please let me know if you need another copy.

There is an 11:47 dismissal on Friday, 3-13, due to a teacher in-service.  Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Please remember to return your Penny’s for Patients coin box if you wish to participate.  The 3 classes that raise the most money will get a pasta, or hoagie party!

Don’t forget to wear your ORANGE “COUGARS ARE BUDDIES” t-shirt EVERY Monday!


March 2nd

Our P.B.I.S. Winter Olympics was SNOW much fun!  We love getting caught being good!

Your child has been bringing home leveled readers to practice at home.  It is expected that he/she will need help with some of the words in the story.  Please return the book and book log in the bag daily.

Don’t forget to wear your ORANGE “COUGARS ARE BUDDIES” t-shirt EVERY Monday!

On Monday, 3-1 we will be celebrating Dr. Seuss Read Across America Day! The P.T.A. and The Cat in the Hat will provide us with cupcakes and our very own stove pipe hats. (Make sure you store your stove pipe hat in a safe place until next year.  You will need it to celebrate Dr. Seuss Day in FIRST grade!)

Miss Jackie, our student teacher from Marywood, will celebrate her last day with us on Friday, March 6th.  Please send in a treat if you would like.  We loved learning and growing with her these past weeks. We are really going to miss her.  Please come back and visit Miss Jackie!!

Please practice ALL sight words nightly.  We will be having a test on ALL words on Friday, March 13th.  Please let me know if you need another copy of Units 1,2 and 3.

We will be playing, “Pot of Gold,” to practice reading 3 letter CVC words.  A copy will be sent home for you to play and enjoy.


February 24th

We will begin our next science unit on DINOSAURS!  We have many fun songs and activities planned to learn all about this interesting topic!

If your child has any dinosaur related toys, books, items etc. he/she may bring them in to show to the class.

The March book order is due on Friday, March 6th.  Thank you in advance. 

Miss Jackie, our student teacher from Marywood, will celebrate her last day with us on Friday, March 6th.  Please send in a treat if you would like.  We loved learning and growing with her these past weeks. We are really going to miss her.  Please come back and visit Miss Jackie!!

Just a thought…I will be out of the classroom on Friday, February 28th for training.

Your child has been bringing home leveled readers to practice at home.  It is expected that he/she will need help with some of the words in the story.  Please return the book and book log in the bag daily.

Don’t forget to wear your ORANGE “COUGARS ARE BUDDIES” t-shirt EVERY Monday!


February 17th

We will be learning a little bit about George Washington and Abraham Lincoln in honor of President’s Day!

We are sending home a leveled book for homework every night.  Please send the book, bad, and log every day.  There will be no homework on weekends.

Wear your orange “Cougars are Buddies”   T-shirt on Monday!

We will have an 11:47 dismissal on Friday, February 14th.  Lunches will be served. Happy Valentine’s Day!

There is NO SCHOOL Monday, 2-17 due to President’s Day.

Thank you for sending in so many Valentine cards and treats!  We had an amazing time celebrating friendship and kindness with our class!

We will continue our Science unit on dental health.  We’ll learning about our teeth and how we can keep them healthy!

Mrs. Swingle will be hosting a kids paint night will be Thursday, February 20th, at 6pm.  The cost is $30 for a canvas and $20 for each additional canvas.  The proceeds benefit our PBIS program. RSVP by Tuesday, February 17th.


February 10th

Thank you SO VERY MUCH for all your donations for our 100th day of School activities.  Everything was greatly appreciated!

We will have an 11:47 dismissal on Friday, February 14th.  Lunches will be served. Happy Valentine’s Day!

There is NO SCHOOL Monday, 2-17 due to President’s Day.

Thank you for sending in so many Valentine cards and treats!  We had an amazing time celebrating friendship and kindness with our class!

We will continue our Science unit on dental health.  We’ll learning about our teeth and how we can keep them healthy!

Mrs. Swingle will be hosting a kids paint night will be Thursday, February 20th, at 6pm.  The cost is $30 for a canvas and $20 for each additional canvas.  The proceeds benefit our PBIS program. RSVP by Tuesday, February 17th.

The children enjoyed the 100th day of school!  They had fun making necklaces, hunting for 100 hearts, making sunglasses, and dressing like they are 100 years old!  What a fun day!

Wear your orange “Cougars are Buddies” t-shirt on Monday!

We will be learning a little bit about George Washington and Abraham Lincoln in honor of President’s Day!

There is ½ day of school on Friday, February 14th, Valentine’s Day.  Lunches will be served.

We will be celebrating Valentine’s Day on Friday!  If any child would like to send in a small treat for our party, they may do so. 

A class list was sent home for VALENTINES! You may send them in as soon as they are complete.  We will make a bag to hold our valentine cards in school, but if your child would like to bring in their own box or bag, they can.

We cannot wait to celebrate, mail our Valentines, and open our cards!  What a fun day of love and friendship!

There is NO SCHOOL Monday, 2-17 due to President’s Day.

We will begin our Science unit on dental health.  We’ll learning about our teeth and how we can keep them healthy! 


February 3rd

Practice reading 3-letter-words like MOP, RUN, YAM, SIP MEN, etc.  It is important that your child be able to read these words without frustration.

We will begin a Science unit on dental health.  We’ll learn about teeth and how to keep them healthy!

In the event of a snow day or cancellation, your child will have that scheduled special the next time they come to school.

The 100th day of School is Monday, 2-3!  Children may dress like they are 100 YEARS OLD!  The children are certainly 100 days smarter!

We have lots of fun activities planned for the 100th day!  If you can send anything in from our wish list that was sent home, it would be greatly appreciated!

You will be receiving a note regarding your child’s current independent reading level.  Leveled books will be sent home to be read and practiced.  This will be your child’s homework every night. This will begin on Monday, February 4th.

A class list was sent home for VALENTINES! You may send them in as soon as they are complete.  We will make a bag to hold our valentine cards in school, but if your child would like to bring in their own box or bag, they can.

The children will be treated to a Zumba dance for our January good behavior blowout on January 31st. Wear gym clothes and your white BBIS T-shirt!   We LOVE dancing and getting caught being GOOD!

January 27th

The 100th Day of school will be Monday, February 3rd.  We have lots of fun activities planned for this exciting day!  Children may dress like they are 100 YEARS OLD!

Please remember to wear your orange “Cougars Are Buddies” T-shirt every Monday to show that Cougars are buddies not bullies!

In the event of a snow day or cancellation, your child will have that scheduled special the next time they come to school.

Report cards were given on January 23rd.  Please sign the back of the envelope and return it to school.  The report card is yours to keep.  I am so proud of the students!!

A class list was sent home for VALENTINES! You may send them in as soon as they are complete.  We will make a bag to hold our valentine cards in school, but if your child would like to bring in their own box or bag, they can.

The children will be treated to a Zumba dance for our January good behavior blowout on January 31st. Wear gym clothes and your white BBIS T-shirt!   We LOVE dancing and getting caught being GOOD!


January 20th

In the event of a cancellation, your child will have his/her special class that they missed upon return to school.

Report cards will be given on Thursday, January 23rd.  Please sign the back of the report card envelope.  The report card and its contents are yours to keep.

Practice reading 3-letter-words like MOP, RUN, YAM, SIP MEN, etc.  It is important that your child be able to read these words without frustration.

Please remember to wear you orange “Cougars are Buddies” t-shirt every Monday! 

There is no school on Monday, January 20th, due to the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

Our next author study will be on JAN BRETT.  Ask your child which animal is included in most of her stories.  Hint: She also has one as a pet!

Our School Store fundraiser is underway. Children This is a great way to support our classroom. We get 100% of your gift card purchase, and 50% of other orders.  Thank you in advance to all who participate!

A class list was sent home for VALENTINES! You may send them in as soon as they are complete.  We will make a bag to hold our valentine cards in school, but if your child would like to bring in their own box or bag, they can.

In the days to come, we will be sending a note regarding your child’s current independent reading level.  Leveled books will be sent home to be read and practiced.  This will be your child’s homework every night.


January 13th

Please remember to bring a snack and a drink every day.

Please remember to check and empty your folders nightly.

Please practice zipping, buttoning, and snapping, and dress for the wintry weather.

Try to wear your “Cougars are Buddies” T-shirt every Monday for our weekly anti-bullying meeting.

Our 3rd Curriculum Night is Tuesday, January 14th.

Please practice all sight words nightly.  This will help your child be a better reader! 

 The children will be checked on letters, sounds, sight words, and blending.  Please practice all of these skills at home. Report cards will be given on January 24th. 

Please review the letter sent home regarding our School Store fundraiser. This is a great way to support our classroom. We get 100% of your gift card purchase, and 50% of other orders.

We are also practicing reading CVC (3 letter) words in school every day.  These are words like MOP, RUN, YAM, ZIP, MEN, etc. It is important that your child be able to read these easily and without frustration.

There is no school on Monday, January     20th, due to the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

Please practice identifying numbers 11-20.  Many children are having difficulty.

January 6th

Please review Unit 1 and 2 sight words nightly.  Your child should be able to read all of Unit 1 without hesitation, as well as Unit 2 words.

The children will be tested on all of these words on Friday, January 10th.   Let me know if you need another copy.

We go out most days for recess.  Please dress your child for the weather.  It would be helpful to practice zipping coats and tying shoes at home.

Practice blending letters to read words like: dot, Tim, and hot.  All letter sounds have been taught so feel free to use any letters in your words.

The January book order was sent home.  Orders are due on Wednesday, January 8th.  Thank you in advance to all who order.

The children really enjoyed showing their new toys for Show and Tell.

If your child has any ocean-related books, toys, figures, etc he/she may bring them in anytime to share with the class.

Wear your orange “Cougars are Buddies” t-shirt each Monday!


December 30th

Please review Unit 1 and 2 sight words nightly.  Your child should be able to read all of Unit 1 without hesitation, as well as Unit 2 words.

Please let me know if you need another copy of either unit.  This is an important skill in kindergarten.

We have been reading stories about GINGERBREAD; the gingerbread man, gingerbread girl, gingerbread cowboy, the gingerbread baby, etc!  Ask your child which story was their favorite! 

Wear your orange, “Cougars are Buddies” T-shirt on Monday!

Wednesday, December 18th, is Polar Express Day.  Your child can come to school dressed in his/her pajamas and/or bring slippers to use throughout the day.  We have so many fun activities planned!  We can not wait!

Friday, December 20th, will be our Christmas party.  Anybody wishing to bring in a treat may do so. We can wait to spread some holiday cheer and celebrate!

We will be learning about the ocean and sea creatures after Christmas.  This will be a cross-curricular unit encompassing, reading, math, art, and science!

There will be an 11:47 dismissal on Friday, 12-20.  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! There is no school Monday, December 23th through Wednesday, January 1st.  Classes resume Thursday, January 2nd.  Happy Holidays!  See you in 2020!

December 19th is our December PBIS Blowout! It’s an ELF SHOW! Please remember to wear your white PBIS Cougar T-shirt on this day!  We love being good!

Thank you to all our Mystery Readers!  We are looking forward to seeing more in the New Year.


December 16th

Wednesday, December 18th, is Polar Express Day.  Your child can come to school dressed in his/her pajamas and/or bring slippers to use throughout the day.  We have so many fun activities planned!  We can not wait!

Friday, December 20th, will be our Christmas party.  Anybody wishing to bring in a treat may do so. We can wait to spread some holiday cheer and celebrate!

We will be learning about the ocean and sea creatures after Christmas.  This will be a cross-curricular unit encompassing, reading, math, art, and science!

There will be an 11:47 dismissal on Friday, 12-20.  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! There is no school Monday, December 23th through Wednesday, January 1st.  Classes resume Thursday, January 2nd.  Happy Holidays!  See you in 2020!

December 19th is our December PBIS Blowout! It’s an ELF SHOW! Please remember to wear your white PBIS Cougar T-shirt on this day!  We love being good!

Please review Unit 1 and 2 sight words nightly.  Your child should be able to read all of Unit 1 without hesitation, as well as Unit 2 words.

Please let me know if you need another copy of either unit.  This is an important skill in kindergarten.

We have been reading stories about GINGERBREAD; the gingerbread man, gingerbread girl, gingerbread cowboy, the gingerbread baby, etc!  Ask your child which story was their favorite! 

Wear your orange, “Cougars are Buddies” T-shirt on Monday!


December 9th

Please review Unit 1 and 2 sight words nightly.  Your child should be able to read all of Unit 1 without hesitation, as well as Unit 2 words.

Please let me know if you need another copy of either unit.  This is an important skill in kindergarten.

Wear your orange, “Cougars are Buddies” T-shirt on Monday!

We go out most days for recess.  Please dress your child for the weather.  It would be helpful to practice zipping coats and tying shoes at home.

Save the Date: Wednesday, December 18th, is Polar Express Day.  Your child can come to school dressed in his/her pajamas and/or slippers to use throughout the day.  We have so many fun activities planned!  We can not wait!

We have been reading stories about GINGERBREAD; the gingerbread man, gingerbread girl, gingerbread cowboy, the gingerbread baby, etc!  Ask your child which story was their favorite!  We will be decorating our gingerbread ornament this week and taking them home as a keepsake of this fun theme.

We had so much fun shopping at Lil’ Shoppers Shoppe!  We were able to buy some presents for our loved ones for the holidays! Thank you P.T.A.


December 2nd

Don’t forget that your child can bring in an activity book/coloring/sticker book for indoor recess or a small toy.

Please continue to review Unit 1 sight words nightly. Unit 2 sight words were sent home and are beginning to be introduced, a few at a time.

Fall picture retake day is Wednesday, December 4th

Don’t forget that your child can bring in an activity book/coloring/sticker book for indoor recess or a small toy.

Please continue to review Unit 1 sight words nightly. Unit 2 sight words were sent home and are beginning to be introduced, a few at a time.

Fall picture retake day is Wednesday, December 4th.  

November 25th

Please label all hats, gloves, and winter accessories. We will continue to go outside even in cold weather.

We will be getting ready for Christmas in our classroom!

This week we hope to get a visit from Santa’s elves. They may even leave us a treat in our Magical Stocking! 

School Picture Re-take Day is Wednesday, December 4th. Please let me know if you would like your child picture taken.

On Tuesday, November 26th, we will have a Charlie Brown inspired Thanksgiving feast. A note was sent home asking for help with some of the supplies. Thank you in advance to all who donate.

 There will be an 11:47 dismissal on Wednesday, 11-27.  Lunches will be served.

There is NO SCHOOL from Thursday, 11-28 through Monday, 12-2.  School resumes on Tuesday, 12-3.  Happy Thanksgiving! 

Cougar Santa will be on Tuesday, December 3rd. Children may wear holiday attire. Cost of the photo is 5.00.

Please continue to review Unit 1 sight words nightly.  Unit 2 sight words were sent home and are beginning to be introduced.  If you have misplaced your copy please let me know. 

November 18th

On Friday, 11-22, we will be going to the FROZEN 2!  Permission slips and $10 must be returned in order to attend. No dress code is required on this day. We can hardly wait!  It’s going to be SNOW much fun!

We have taught all letters and sounds as part of our Fundations phonics program.  Your child should know all 26 letters and sounds.  We are practicing blending these sounds together to read words like, zip, tan, ax, gum etc.

We will be learning about the very first Thanksgiving and having a small “feast” in our classroom on Tuesday, 11-26. A note will be sent home with more details.

Many children are complaining they are thirsty and hungry at the end of the day.  You may wish to pack a water bottle, or extra drink and/or snack.


November 11th

There is NO SCHOOL on Monday, 11-11 due to Veteran’s Day.

We will be learning about Veteran’s Day and making a fun craft for this patriotic holiday.  We love the USA!

Please practice ALL sight words every night.  The next sight word list was sent home. Your child needs to be able to read them easily in order to be a good reader.  Please let me know if you need any additional activities to practice this skill at home.

It was so nice talking with all of my wonderful parents at conferences.  Please feel free to contact me anytime with questions or concerns. The children did a GREAT JOB on their first report card!  I am so proud of all of them!

Please label all hats, gloves, and winter accessories.  We will continue to go outside even in colder weather.  Please be sure your child is dressed appropriately.

Don’t forget to wear your ORANGE “COUGARS ARE BUDDIES” t-shirt EVERY Monday!

November 4th

Kindergarten report cards will be sent home on Tuesday November 5th. Please sign and return the envelope.

Parent teacher conferences will be held on November 7th and 8th.  The children will be dismissed at 11:47 on both days.

A note to sign up for a conference was sent home and appointments were made. If you would rather conference by phone, just let me know.

We will learn about Election Day by learning about the President and how/why American’s vote.  We will be having our own election in school, voting for vanilla or chocolate ice cream by secret ballot!!! We will tally the votes and graph our results. We love America!

Our class will be visiting the Book Fair. More info on which day will follow. You can also shop with your child during conferences on November 7th or 8th, or your child can shop with our class.  Please send money in a sealed envelope with your child’s name, amount, and BOOK FAIR written on it.  This will avoid any confusion with lunch money. 

Please remember to dress your child for the weather.  Can you also please practice buttoning and zippering your child’s coat at home? 

Thank you parents, grandparents, and friends who were able to see us at the Halloween parade! It was so much fun!

Please wear your orange Cougars are Buddies T-shirt every Monday for our anti-bullying meeting.

Thank you parents for all the treats sent in for our Halloween party!  It was a “spook-tacular” time!!


October 28th

Thank you PTA for a fantastic Red Ribbon Week!  We had fun, got lots of treats, all while focusing on the dangers of drugs and alcohol. 

You may wish to send your child to school with a coloring book, sticker book, activity book, etc. to use as at indoor recess time (inclement weather).  He/she can also bring a small toy in his/her backpack until recess time.  Please be sure that everything is labeled and your child is reminded to be responsible and use them only when allowed.

We will be visiting the Book Fair  the first week in November. More information will follow.

The children will be dismissed at 11:47 on October 31st.  Lunches will be served.  Children should come dressed in their costumes.  The parade will be at 8:50am.  Please label all costume parts in case they get lost.  Happy Halloween!

Please consider sending in a treat for our Halloween Party! All treats should be sent to school in your child’s backpack.  Thanks in advance!!

The November book order is due Monday, November 4th.  Thank you in advance for your orders!

Curriculum Night is Wednesday, October 30th 

The end of the first marking period is Tuesday, October 30th.

Kindergarten report cards will be sent home on Tuesday, November 5th.    Parent teacher conferences will be held on November 7th and 8th.  The children will be dismissed at 11:47 on both days. More information will follow

October 21st

Please review all sight words nightly:  like, so, see, the, can, a, yellow, red, blue, and, go, to, so, and we.  The children will be having their first sight word test on Thursday, October 24th.  Reviewing at home will help your child be a strong, confident reader!

We are teaching the children how to read 3-letter-words using the sounds we have taught.  For example, they can read: fan, sun, and bit.

 

Please wear your orange “COUGARS are BUDDIES” t-shirts every Monday!

This week is RED RIBBON WEEK! Please refer to the letter sent home or below for our themed dress activities. Remember....Choose to be Drug Free!

Monday: Wear Cougars are Buddies T-shirt or a blue shirt

Tuesday: Dress your best for school pictures

Wednesday: Wear your favorite team’s apparel

Thursday: Wear your unicorn, mermaid, or super hero apparel (no costumes, capes, or masks)

Friday: Crazy hair day

 

Fall picture information was sent home.  Please send in orders by October 22nd, if you wish to purchase.  The children can wear their best attire.  All students will be photographed for our class composite.  

Don't forget about the PTA Trunk or Treat event on Sunday, October 19th at 2pm. Trunk set up begins at 12:45-1:50pm

Monday, October 30th is our Curriculum Workshop for parents.  It will be held at the high school auditorium.  Please consider going. Upcoming skills, helpful hints, extra practice ideas, and our report card will all be discussed.

We are so excited for our October PBIS Good Behavior Blow Out.  We are being treated to KARATE!!  We love being good!!!


October 14th

The children are doing a great job working hard in kindergarten! I am so proud of them!!!!

 

We are teaching the children how to read 3-letter-words using the sounds we have taught.  For example, they can read: fan, sun, and bit.

 

Please wear your orange “COUGARS are BUDDIES” t-shirts every Monday!

 

Thank you parents for all of your help and support with ABC Boot camp!  The Fashion Show was amazing!!! We loved walking the red carpet in our vests!

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There will be no school on Monday, October 14th, due to a Teacher’s In-Service.  Happy Columbus Day!

 

Unit 1 sight words are: I, see, the, can, we, red, yellow, blue, a, go, to, and, so and like.  Please review them nightly.  Your child will be at an advantage when the words are formally introduced.  Your child must be able to read the QUICKLY and WITHOUT HESITATING!

 

Thank you Wilson Fire Department for your Fire Safety presentation.

 

$1 Dress Down Day, Friday, 10-18, to benefit Ladies in Pink.

 

We will be going to the Valley Community Library on Tuesday, 10-15. Please return your signed permission slip, if you haven’t done so already. 

October 7th

Next week, there is no school for students on Columbus Day, Monday, October  14th.   Enjoy the day off!

Please pack a small toy and/or activity book for your child to use at recess.  It should be labeled with his/her name and must fit in his/her backpack.  Please pack one every day as we sometimes use the blacktop for recess.

 

Please send in an extra water bottle for your child after recess.  Lots of children have been eating an extra snack in the afternoon as well.

October is Fire Prevention month.  We will learn about FIRE SAFETY this month! We will be learning songs, reading stories, and doing crafts related to this important month!  The Wilson Fire Company will treat us to a special presentation about what to do in case of a fire. Please talk about this important subject at home.

 

We are beginning to teach the children how to read 3-letter-words using the sounds we have taught.  For example, they can read: FUN, CAB, SIT and GUM.


This week we will begin a new science theme on nocturnal animals!


Please practice cutting with your child at home.  Many of the children are having difficulty.  You can draw some simple shapes for them to cut out to practice cutting on a line.  This will improve their fine motor skills.

 

We will have a fashion show with our classmates on Thursday, 10-11, to conclude our ABC Boot Camp.  Thank you for all your help with this program!

 


September 30th

Please continue to practice printing numbers at home, as we will continue to do at school.  Numbers: 2,3,4,5, and 8 can be difficult for some students to print. 

We are almost finished with our first author study.  Ask your child about Eric Carle!

 

Please wear your orange Cougars are Buddies T-shirt every Monday.

We will be having an ABC Boot Camp Fashion Show!  More information will be sent home.  We are doing great learning our letters and sounds.

Our letter test will be on October 4th.  If your child does not know all the letters of the alphabet, please practice every night.  He/she cannot learn to read without knowing letter names.

The October book order is due on Friday, October 4th. Please consider ordering to support our classroom.

We are practicing printing our names in lowercase letters.  Many of the children are still writing in all capitals.

 

October is Fire Prevention month.  We will be learning songs, reading stories, and doing crafts related to this important month!

 

Please send in an extra water bottle for your child after recess.  Lots of children have been eating an extra snack in the afternoon as well.

Our PBIS September Good Behavior Blow Out will be Wednesday, October 2nd.  It’s a Fall Festival!!! Please wear your white PBIS Cougar Pride T-shirt on this day. We love getting caught being good!!!

September 23, 2019

Folders should be emptied every night.  Thank you!

Students can wear football jerseys on Friday to help support the Cougars!

We loved our first author study on Eric Carle.  We read lots of his books, did some crafts and learned about the author himself!

Cougar paw tattoos ($.50). and eye blacks ($1.00) will be on sale every Friday.  Please send in money in an envelope clearly marked with your child’s name and their choice.

I have been checking all students on their letter recognition.  Flash cards were sent home for extra practice for children who did not know all their letter names yet.  The children will be rechecked in a few weeks.  This is the single most important skill for reading success.

There will be a 11:47 am dismissal on Friday, September 27th.  Breakfast and lunches will be served.  Please send in a note if your child is not going home on their assigned bus and is a walker this day.

Please remember to pack an extra drink or water bottle for the afternoon.

You may wish to send your child to school with a coloring book, sticker book, activity book, etc. to use as at indoor recess time (inclement weather).  He/she can also bring a small toy in his/her backpack until recess time.  Please be sure that everything is labeled and your child is reminded to be responsible and use them only when allowed.

Please remember to wear your orange Buddies T-Shirt on Mondays.

September 16th

Please send in an extra water bottle for your child after recess.  Lots of children have been eating an extra snack in the afternoon as well.

Please check and empty folders each night.

We will start our first author study on Eric Carle.  We will read lots of his books, do some crafts and learn about the author himself!

 We will finish learning all about apples this week using lots of songs, crafts, and books. We will taste apples and graph our favorite kind.  We will even taste caramel dip and apple cider!

Please practice printing your child’s name in lowercase letters.  Many of the children are still using all capitals and we are working on this in school.

Please remind your child whether he/she is buying breakfast and/lunch.  Please put a sticky note in his/her folder with their lunch choice for the FOLLOWING day.

You may wish to send your child to school with a coloring book, sticker book, activity book, etc. to use as at indoor recess time (inclement weather).  He/she can also bring a small toy in his/her backpack until recess time.  Please be sure that everything is labeled and your child is reminded to be responsible and use them only when allowed.

Eye black is $1.00, cougar paw tattoos are .50. Please send in money in an envelope clearly marked with your child’s name and their choice. 

Students can wear football jerseys on Friday to help support the Cougars!

Please consider participating in our PBIS calendar fundraiser. 


September 9th

Please check and empty folders each night.

Please send in an extra water bottle for your child after recess.  Lots of children have been eating an extra snack in the afternoon, as well.

Please remind your child whether he/she is buying breakfast and/or lunch. 

Students can wear football jerseys on Friday to help support the Cougars!

You may wish to send your child to school with a coloring book, sticker book, activity book, etc. to use as at indoor recess time (inclement weather).  He/she can also bring a small toy in his/her backpack until recess time.  Please be sure that everything is labeled and your child is reminded to be responsible and use them only when allowed.

I have been checking all students on their letter recognition.  Flash cards will be sent home for extra practice for children who do not know all their letter names yet.  The children will be rechecked in a few weeks.  This is the single most important skill for reading success.

Cougar paw tattoos ($.50). and/or eye blacks ($1.00) will be on sale every Friday.  Please send in money in an envelope clearly marked with your child’s name and their choice.

We will learn all about apples this week using lots of songs, crafts, and books. We will taste apples and graph our favorite kind.  We will even taste caramel dip and apple cider!


September 2nd

What a great first week of kindergarten!  I am so proud of the children! They are having fun, making friends, working hard, and learning!

Thank you for your patience and cooperation during this first week of school…it was great!

Please check and empty folders each night.

Please let me know if your child will be eating breakfast and/or lunch. 

Please wear your WHITE PBIS T-SHIRT to school on Friday, August 30th.

There is NO SCHOOL on Monday, 9-2 due to the Labor Day holiday. Enjoy your day!

The first Scholastic Book order is due on Friday, September 6th. Please send in checks only as payment if you wish to support our classroom by purchasing.

Please send a water bottle with your child to use throughout the day.  The children are thirsty, especially after outside recess.

Cougar paw tattoos ($.50). and/or eye blacks ($1.00) will be on sale every Friday.  Please send in money in an envelope clearly marked with your child’s name and their choice.

Our encore schedule follows a 5 day rotation: 1.Gym, 2. STEM, 3. Computers 4. Art, and 5. Music. 


June 3rd

Please save your orange “Cougars are Buddies” T-shirt!  You can wear them again in FIRST grade!!

Please read EVERY night with your child over the summer.  This is the BEST way to improve your child’s fluency and accuracy.  Also, ask questions to build comprehension skills!


THIS IS OUR LAST NEWSLETTER!

Thank you again for an AMAZING school year!  It was an honor to teach your child and share such a small part in his/her life.  I will miss them dearly, and please know they will always have a friend in kindergarten.

End of the Year Schedule

June 5th: is the last full day of school

June 6th, 7th, and 10th: Students will be dismissed at 11:47. NO HOT LUNCHES will be served, please send a bag lunch to school with your child.

June 11th:  Last day of School!  Students will be dismissed at 9:05!  Happy Summer Vacation!!!  I WILL MISS YOU!!!!

May 28th

Please continue to practice our kindergarten list of sight words throughout the summer.

Please continue to sound out and spell words like mop, sit, quit, truck, crab.

Please read EVERY night with your child over the summer.  This is the BEST way to improve your child’s fluency and accuracy.  Also, ask questions to build comprehension skills!

Graduation was incredible! Thank you again for an AMAZING school year!  It was an honor to teach your child and share such a small part in his/her life.  I am so proud of them!  I will miss them dearly, and please know they will always have a friend in kindergarten.


PLAY DAY will be Wednesday, May 29th.  The children should wear their Play Day T-shirts, shorts, socks, and sneakers.  They should bring an extra drink or 2 as well.  We will be outside, weather permitting, so you should apply sunscreen to your child before school.  Thank you...Ms. Valentini.


Please send in an extra drink or water bottle for your child to use after recess.  Many students have been complaining that they are thirsty.


Thank you PBIS for our May Carnival Blowout!  It was FUN-TASTIC!  We love Cougar Pride!

There will be no school on Friday, May 24th and Monday, May 27th.  Happy Memorial Day!

May 20th

Speaking parts for the graduation were sent home.  Please have your child memorize his/her part and practice saying it loudly, clearly, and slowly.  Thank you!

There will be an 11:47 dismissal on Thursday, May 23rd for a Teacher's In-Service.  Lunches will be served.
There will be no school on Friday, May 24th , and Monday, May 27th.  Happy Memorial Day!

Please send in an extra drink or water bottle for your child to use after recess.  Many students have been complaining that they are thirsty.

Please remember to wear your orange “Cougars are Buddies” T-shirt every Monday!

PLAY DAY will be Wednesday, May 29th.  The children should wear their Play Day T-shirts, shorts, socks, and sneakers.  They should bring an extra drink or 2 as well.  We will be outside, weather permitting, so you should apply sunscreen to your child before school.  Thank you...Ms. Valentini.

Our Kindergarten Graduation will be Wednesday, May 22nd, at 9:00 am in the Gym.  We are so excited for this memorable day!  Children will receive their diploma, caps and gowns will be provided.  Please mark this on your calendar!  You won’t want to miss it!  It’s a full day of school.  However, parents may take their child after the ceremony, but must sign them out at the office before leaving.



May 13th

Play Day is Wednesday, May 29th! Your child will receive a Play Day T-shirt to wear for this special day!!

Please remember to wear your orange “Cougars are Buddies” T-shirt every Monday!

Our final book order of the year will be due on Wednesday, May 15th.  Our classroom earned so many free books for our classroom this year. Thank you to all who have ordered throughout this school year! 

Mrs. Hartman, a volunteer from the Junior Achievement program will be visiting us this week.  She will be teaching us about the importance of money; saving and spending.

Please send in an extra drink or water bottle for your child to use after recess.  Many students have been complaining that they are thirsty.

Learning about space was out of this world!  We began a new science unit on the life cycle of the caterpillar.  We have 5 hungry caterpillars of our own!  We can’t wait for them to become beautiful butterflies!

If your child has any butterfly related items, they may bring them in to show the class.

Speaking parts for the graduation were sent home.  Please have your child memorize his/her part and practice saying it loudly, clearly, and slowly.  Thank you!

Our Kindergarten Graduation will be Wednesday, May 22nd, at 9:00 am in the Gym.  It will be about 45 minutes. Children will receive their diploma, caps and gowns will be provided.  Please mark this on your calendar!  You won’t want to miss it!  Parents may take their child after the ceremony, but must sign them out at the office before leaving.

We are finishing our last few sight words. Our final test on ALL 58 words will be Wednesday, May 15th.  Please review every night so your child can be a strong confident reader! Please let me know if you need another copy.


May 6th

Vehicle Day was AWESOME!  The mounted police, EMS, SWAT, Army, police and fire vehicles were so interesting. We had so much fun learning, seeing, and exploring!  Ask your child which vehicle was their favorite?  Thank you Officer Tom and Chief Salerno.

The Scranton Aquarium was AMAZING!  Thank you PTA and chaperones.  Ask your child what their favorite part was.

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 6th-10th.  Please refer to the note send home to participate in these Super Hero themed days.

Mrs. Hartman, a volunteer from the Junior Achievement program will be visiting us this week.  She will be teaching us about the importance of money; saving and spending.

The Art show will be Wednesday, May 8th from 6pm-8 pm at the Elementary Center.  Please come and check out all the wonderful art work our students have done this year.

The Valley View PTA invites you to their buy one get one free book fair.  It is during the Art Show.

Our Kindergarten Graduation will be Wednesday, May 22, at 9:00 am in the Gym.  It will be about 45 minutes. Children will receive their diploma, caps and gowns will be provided.  Please mark this on your calendar!  You won’t want to miss it!  Parents may take their child after the ceremony, but must sign them out at the office before leaving.

Please remember to wear your orange “Cougars are Buddies” T-shirt every Monday!

Please send in an extra drink or water bottle for your child to use after recess.  Many students have been complaining that they are thirsty.

April 29th

The Art show will be Wednesday, May 8th from 6pm-8 pm at the Elementary Center.  Please come and check out all the wonderful art work our students have done this year.

Our Kindergarten Graduation will be Wednesday, May 22nd.  It will take place in our school’s gym at 9:00AM.  We will be graduation with Mrs. Johns’ class. More information will follow.

On Tuesday, April 30th, we will be going to the Scranton Aquarium.  Please return your permission slip if you haven’t done so already.

Please send in an extra drink or water bottle for your child to use after recess.  Many students have been complaining that they are thirsty.

Spring is finally here!  We will be learning about how plants and flowers grow.

This week will be learning about Mexico! We will even celebrate Cinco de Mayo!

Please remember to wear your orange “Cougars are Buddies” T-shirt every Monday!

April 22nd

The children did a FANTASTIC job on their Kindergarten Musical!  I am so proud of them! All of their hard work and practice paid off!  What a great show!

Please remember to wear your orange “Cougars are Buddies” T-shirt every Monday!

There will be NO SCHOOL Thursday, April 18th through Monday, April 22nd.  Classes resume Tuesday, April 23rd.  Happy Easter!  

Thursday, April 25th, is “Take Your Child to Work Day.”  If you plan on participating, please send in a note explaining his/her absence and who he/she will be going to work with.  Thanks in advance!

Please send in an extra drink or water bottle for your child to use after recess.  Many students have been complaining that they are thirsty.

We will be learning about Earth Day and how to protect our planet!

Save the date! 9:00AM, Wednesday, May 22nd, will be our Kindergarten graduation with Mrs. Johns’ class!  Students will be given a cap and gown.  Parents will be seated in the gym.  We hope to see you there!


April 15th

The Kindergarten Musical will be Tuesday, April 16, at 7 pm in the high school.  Children may dress in any nice attire.  They should report to the chorus room by 6:30; the show starts at 7:00.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Our Easter party will be on Wednesday, April 17th.  Please send in treats to help us celebrate!

There is an 11:47 dismissal on Wednesday, April 17th.  Lunches will be served.

There will be NO SCHOOL Thursday, April 18th through Monday, April 22nd.  Classes resume Tuesday, April 23rd.  Happy Easter! 

Please send in an extra drink or water bottle for your child to use after recess.  Many students have been complaining that they are thirsty.

Thursday, April 25th, is “Take Your Child to Work Day.”  If you plan on participating, please send in a note explaining his/her absence and who he/she will be going to work with.  Thanks in advance!

Save the date! 9:00AM, Wednesday, May 22nd, will be our Kindergarten graduation with Mrs. Johns’ class!  Students will be given a cap and gown.  Parents will be seated in the gym.  We hope to see you there!

Please remember to wear your orange “Cougars are Buddies” T-shirt every Monday!

Learning about outer space has been a BLAST! Ask your child to show you a moon phase next time they eat an Oreo!


April 8th

The Kindergarten Musical will be Tuesday, April 16, at 7 pm in the high school.  Children may dress in any nice attire.  They should report to the chorus room by 6:30; the show starts at 7:00.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Children will receive their report cards on Friday, March 29th.  Parent conferences will be Thursday, 4-11, and Friday, 4-12. Slips will be sent home to choose a conference day.  Please send it back if you would like a meeting.

Please send in an extra drink or water bottle for your child to use after recess.  Many students have been complaining that they are thirsty.

Thursday, April 25th, is “Take Your Child to Work Day.”  If you plan on participating, please send in a note explaining his/her absence and who he/she will be going to work with.  Thanks in advance!

The children did fantastic on their report cards!  I am so proud of them!  Their hard work and perseverance is paying off!

We began our next thematic unit on OUTER SPACE! We will learn about the sun, moon, stars, and planets.  If your child has a book, toy, or other space-related item, he/she may bring it to school to show.

Please remember to wear your orange “Cougars are Buddies” T-shirt every Monday!

Save the date! 9:00AM, Wednesday, May 22nd, will be our Kindergarten graduation with Mrs. Johns’ class!  Students will be given a cap and gown.  Parents will be seated in the gym.  We hope to see you there!

April 1st

The Kindergarten Musical will be Tuesday, April 16th, at the high school.  Children may dress in any nice clothing.  They should report to the chorus room by 6:30; the show starts at 7:00.  Hope to see you there!

Report cards will be given on Friday, March 29th.  Please keep the report card, sign the back of the envelope and return it.

Slips will be sent home to choose a conference day.  Please send it back if you would like a meeting.

The final list of sight words for the year was sent home, along with flash cards to practice.  You should review them nightly so that your child can be successful in first grade.

Please remember to wear your orange “Cougars are Buddies” T-shirt every Monday!

I will be out of the classroom on Wednesday, April 3rd to register the incoming kindergarten students.

Save the date! 9:00AM, Wednesday, May 22nd, will be our Kindergarten graduation with Mrs. Johns’ class!  Students will be given a cap and gown.  Parents will be seated in the gym.  We hope to see you there!


March 25th

McDonald’s Night is Monday, 3-25, from 5-8pm.  Proceeds benefit our activity fund.  The class who has the most participation wins a Happy Meal Party!  Hope to see you there!

The final list of sight words was sent home, along with flash cards to practice.  You should review them nightly so that your child can be successful in first grade.

Report cards will be given on Friday, March 29th.  Please keep the report card, sign the back of the envelope and return it.

Slips will be sent home to choose a conference day.  Please send it back if you would like a meeting.

Friday, 3-29, is our March PBIS Blowout!  We will be treated to a teacher talent show! We love getting caught being good!

Our next author study will be on Mo Willems! Ask your child about his/her favorite characters.

The Kindergarten Musical will be Tuesday, April 16, at the high school.  Children may dress their best in spring clothing.  They should report to the chorus room by 6:30; the show starts at 7:00. 

Please remember to return your Penny’s for Patients coin box if you wish to participate.  The 3 classes that raise the most money will get a pasta, pizza party, or Subway party!  Thank you in advance!

Don’t forget to wear your orange “Cougars are Buddies,” t-shirt every Monday.

March 18th

Your child has been bringing home leveled readers to practice at home every night. It is expected that he/she will need help with some of the words in the story.  Please return the book and book log in the bag daily.

On Monday, 3-18, Michael DiMatteo, from Huntzinger’s Karate will visit us!  He will speak to all of the classes about character building, in areas such as confidence, manners, and respect.

On Thursday, 3-21 is Bunny picture day! The cost is $5.00 of you wish to order one. It is a class photo. Children may wear holiday attire.

Please practice ALL sight words nightly.    Your child should be able to read them without hesitation.  This is an essential kindergarten skill.

The next Kindergarten Curriculum Workshop will be Tuesday, March 26th.  It will take place in our library at 6pm.  We hope you can come!

Please remember to return your Penny’s for Patients coin box if you wish to participate.  The 3 classes that raise the most money will get a pasta, pizza party, or Subway party!  Thank you in advance!

Don’t forget to wear your orange “Cougars are Buddies,” t-shirt every Monday.

March 11th

There is a 12:15 dismissal on Friday, 3-15, due to a teacher in-service.  Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Please practice ALL sight words nightly.  We will be having a test on ALL of them on Friday, March 15th.  Please let me know if you need another copy.

Please remember to return your Penny’s for Patients coin box if you wish to participate.  The 3 classes that raise the most money will get a pasta, or hoagie party!

Spring pictures are Thursday, March 14th. All children will be photographed and are pictures are sent home for your review.

Group Bunny photos will be taken Thursday, March 21st. Please send in payment and order form if you wish to purchase.

Don’t forget to wear your ORANGE “COUGARS ARE BUDDIES” t-shirt EVERY Monday!

This week is Lenny’s special day!  St. Patrick’s Day!  We are awaiting lots of fun and silly surprises.

Your child has been bringing home leveled readers to practice at home every night. It is expected that he/she will need help with some of the words in the story.  Please return the book and book log in the bag daily. If the book is read quickly, your child can practice his/her sight words. Thank You!


March 1st

If your child would like BREAKFAST, it MUST be ordered the day BEFORE. Please tell your child whether or not they will be having breakfast at school.  Once it is ordered their account is charged the following day. Breakfast is served until 8:35 daily.

Our P.B.I.S. Winter Olympics was SNOW much fun!  We love getting caught being good!

Your child has been bringing home leveled readers to practice at home.  It is expected that he/she will need help with some of the words in the story.  Please return the book and book log in the bag daily.

Thank you P.T.A. and The Cat in the Hat for a fun-tastic Dr. Seuss Day!!  The cupcakes were delicious, the readers were fun, and the stove pipe hats were awesome!

Make sure you store your stove pipe hat in a safe place until next year.  You will need it to celebrate Dr. Seuss Day in FIRST grade!

Please practice ALL sight words nightly.  We will be having a test on ALL words on Friday, March 15th.  Please let me know if you need another copy of Units 1,2,and 3.

We will be playing, “Pot of Gold,” to practice reading 3 letter CVC words.  A copy was sent home for you to enjoy.


February 25th

Your child has been bringing home leveled readers to practice at home.  It is expected that he/she will need help with some of the words in the story.  Please return the book and book log in the bag daily.

Don’t forget to wear your ORANGE “COUGARS ARE BUDDIES” t-shirt EVERY Monday!

Friday, 3-1 is Dr. Seuss Day!  Children will receive a stove-pipe hat from the PTA.  We will have special readers and cupcakes at lunch!  The Cat in the Hat will even stop by!  Thank you PTA!!

We will begin our next science unit on DINOSAURS!  We have many fun songs and activities planned to learn all about this interesting topic!

If your child has any dinosaur related toys, books, items etc. he/she may bring them in to show to the class.

The March book order is due on Wednesday, March 6th.  Thank you in advance. 


February 18th

We will be learning a little bit about George Washington and Abraham Lincoln in honor of President’s Day!

We are sending home a leveled book for homework every night.  Please send the book, bad, and log every day.  There will be no homework on weekends.

Wear your orange “Cougars are Buddies” t-shirt on Monday!

Thank you for sending in so many Valentine cards and treats!  We had an amazing time celebrating friendship and kindness with our class!

Spring Pictures will be taken on Thursday, 2-21.  ALL children will be photographed so please choose your background and return form by this day.  Children may wear their Sunday best!

We will be playing a decodable word game this week at school.  A copy of “SNOWMAN” will be sent home for you to play at home too. 

There is NO SCHOOL Friday, 2-15, and Monday, 2-18 due to President’s Day.

We will continue our Science unit on dental health.  We’ll learning about our teeth and how we can keep them healthy!


February 11th

There is ½ day of school on Thursday, February 14th, Valentine’s Day.  Lunches will will served.

We will be celebrating Valentine’s Day on Thursday!  If any child would like to send in a small treat for our party, they may do so. 

A class list was sent home for VALENTINES! You may send them in as soon as they are complete.  We will make a bag to hold our valentine cards in school, but if your child would like to bring in their own box or bag, they can.

We cannot wait to celebrate, mail our Valentines, and open our cards!  What a fun day of love and friendship!

There is NO SCHOOL Friday, 2-15, and Monday, 2-18 due to President’s Day.

We will begin our Science unit on dental health.  We’ll learning about our teeth and how we can keep them healthy! 

Thank you SO VERY MUCH for all your donations for our 100th day of School activities.  Everything was greatly appreciated!

The children enjoyed the 100th day of school!  They had fun making necklaces, hunting for 100 hearts, making sunglasses, and dressing like they are 100 years old!  What a fun day!

Wear your orange “Cougars are Buddies” t-shirt on Monday!

We will be learning a little bit about George Washington and Abraham Lincoln in honor of President’s Day!

February 5th

Please remember to wear your orange “Cougars Are Buddies” T-shirt every Monday to show that Cougars are buddies not bullies!

In the event of a snow day or cancellation, your child will have that scheduled special the next time they come to school.

We will begin a Science unit on dental health.  We’ll learn about teeth and how to keep them healthy!

The 100th day of School is Wednesday, 2-6!  Children may dress like they are 100 YEARS OLD!  The children are certainly 100 days smarter!

We have lots of fun activities planned for the 100th day!  If you can send anything in from our wish list that was sent home, it would be greatly appreciated!

You will be receiving a note regarding your child’s current independent reading level.  Leveled books will be sent home to be read and practiced.  This will be your child’s homework every night. This will begin on Monday, February 4th.

A class list was sent home for VALENTINES! You may send them in as soon as they are complete.  We will make a bag to hold our valentine cards in school, but if your child would like to bring in their own box or bag, they can.


January 28th

The 100th Day of school will be Monday, February 4th.  We have lots of fun activities planned for this exciting day!  Children may dress like they are 100 YEARS OLD!

Please remember to wear your orange “Cougars Are Buddies” T-shirt every Monday to show that Cougars are buddies not bullies!

In the event of a snow day or cancellation, your child will have that scheduled special the next time they come to school.

Report cards were given on January 23rd.  Please sign the back of the envelope and return it to school.  The report card is yours to keep.  I am so proud of the students!!

A class list was sent home for VALENTINES! You may send them in as soon as they are complete.  We will make a bag to hold our valentine cards in school, but if your child would like to bring in their own box or bag, they can.

The children will be treated to a Zumba dance for our January good behavior blowout!  We LOVE dancing and getting caught being GOOD!


January 21st

A class list was sent home for VALENTINES! You may send them in as soon as they are complete.  We will make a bag to hold our valentine cards in school, but if your child would like to bring in their own box or bag, they can.

In the days to come, we will be sending a note regarding your child’s current independent reading level.  Leveled books will be sent home to be read and practiced.  This will be your child’s homework every night. 

In the event of a cancellation, your child will have his/her special class that they missed upon return to school.

Report cards will be given on Wednesday, January 23th.  Please sign the back of the report card envelope.  The report card and its contents are yours to keep.

Practice reading 3-letter-words like MOP, RUN, YAM, SIP MEN, etc.  It is important that your child be able to read these words without frustration.

Please remember to wear you orange “Cougars are Buddies” t-shirt every Monday! 

There is no school on Monday, January 15th, due to the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

Our next author study will be on JAN BRETT.  Ask your child which animal is included in most of her stories.  Hint: She also has one as a pet!


January 14th

Please remember to bring a snack and a drink every day.

Please remember to check and empty your folders nightly.

Please practice zipping, buttoning, and snapping, and dress for the wintry weather.

Try to wear your “Cougars are Buddies” T-shirt every Monday for our weekly anti-bullying meeting.

Please practice all sight words nightly.  This will help your child be a better reader! 

The children will be checked on letters, sounds, sight words, and blending.  Please practice all of these skills at home. Report cards will be given on January 23rd. 

We are also practicing reading CVC (3 letter) words in school every day.  These are words like MOP, RUN, YAM, ZIP, MEN, etc. It is important that your child be able to read these easily and without         frustration.

There is no school on Monday, January 21st, due to the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.


January 7th

Please review Unit 1 and 2 sight words nightly.  Your child should be able to read all of Unit 1 without hesitation, as well as Unit 2 words.

The children will be tested on all of these words on Friday, January 11th.   Another list of both units was sent home for your convenience.

We go out most days for recess.  Please dress your child for the weather.  It would be helpful to practice zipping coats and tying shoes at home.

Practice blending letters to read words like: dot, Tim, and hot.  All letter sounds have been taught so feel free to use any letters in your words.

The January book order was sent home.  Orders are due on Wednesday, January 9th.  Thank you in advance to all who order.

The children really enjoyed showing their new toys for Show and Tell.

If your child has any ocean-related books, toys, figures, etc he/she may bring them in anytime to share with the class.

Wear your orange “Cougars are Buddies” t-shirt each Monday!

January 1st

Friday, December 21st, will be our Christmas party.  Anybody wishing to bring in a treat may do so. We can wait to spread some holiday cheer and celebrate! We have 21 students!

There will be a 11:47 dismissal on Friday, 12-21.  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! There is no school from Monday, 12-24 through Tuesday, 1-1.  Classes resume Wednesday, January 2.  Happy Holidays!  See you in 2019!

We will be learning about the ocean and sea creatures after Christmas.  This will be a cross-curricular unit encompassing, reading, math, art, and science!

If your child has any ocean-related books, toys, figures, etc he/she may bring them in anytime to share with the class.

We will have Show and Tell on Friday, January 4th.  Your child may bring in a small toy that he/she received for Christmas to show to the class.  Please no electronics and be sure the toy is labeled with your child’s name. 

We go out most days for recess.  Please dress your child for the weather.  It would be helpful to practice zipping coats and tying shoes at home.

Please review all letters and sounds, as well as ALL sight words over the holiday.

Please review Unit 1 and 2 sight words nightly.  Your child should be able to read all of Unit 1 without hesitation, as well as Unit 2 words. Please let me know if you need another copy of either unit.  This is an important K skill.

Please remember to wear your orange “Cougars Are Buddies” T-shirt.


December 17th

Tuesday, December 18th, is Polar Express Day.  Your child can come to school dressed in his/her pajamas and/or slippers to use throughout the day.  We have so many fun activities planned!  We can not wait!

Friday, December 21st, will be our Christmas party.  Anybody wishing to bring in a treat may do so. We can wait to spread some holiday cheer and celebrate!

We will be learning about the ocean and sea creatures after Christmas.  This will be a cross-curricular unit encompassing, reading, math, art, and science!

There will be an 11:47 dismissal on Friday, 12-21.  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! There is no school Monday, December 24th through Tuesday, January 1st.  Classes resume Wednesday, January 2nd.  Happy Holidays!  See you in 2018!

Mrs. Claus will be visiting us on Thursday, December 20th for our December PBIS Blowout!  We are so excited to meet her and hear about life at the North Pole!

Thank you to all our Mystery Readers!  We are looking forward to seeing more in the New Year.

Please review Unit 1 and 2 sight words nightly.  Your child should be able to read all of Unit 1 without hesitation, as well as Unit 2 words.

Please let me know if you need another copy of either unit.  This is an important skill in kindergarten.

We have been reading stories about GINGERBREAD; the gingerbread man, gingerbread girl, gingerbread cowboy, the gingerbread baby, etc!  Ask your child which story was their favorite!  We will be decorating our gingerbread ornament this week and taking them home as a keepsake of this fun theme.

Wear your orange, “Cougars are Buddies” T-shirt on Monday!

December 10th

Tuesday, December 18th, is Polar Express Day.  Your child can come to school dressed in his/her pajamas and bring a stuffed animal and/or slippers to use throughout the day.  We have so many fun activities planned!  We can not wait!

We go out most days for recess.  Please dress your child for the weather.  It would be helpful to practice zipping coats and tying shoes at home.

We will be finishing our author study on Laura Numeroff.  We are having so much fun learning about these circular stories and all of her silly characters like, mouse and moose!

We have been reading stories about GINGERBREAD; the gingerbread man, gingerbread girl, gingerbread cowboy, the gingerbread baby, etc!  Ask your child which story was their favorite!  We will be decorating our gingerbread ornament this week and taking them home as a keepsake of this fun theme.

Thank you to all of our Mystery Readers so far this year!  It is so much fun!

Please review Unit 1 and 2 sight words nightly.  Your child should be able to read all of Unit 1 without hesitation, as well as Unit 2 words.

Please let me know if you need another copy of either unit.  This is an important skill in kindergarten.

Wear your orange, “Cougars are Buddies” T-shirt on Monday!

We had so much fun shopping at Lil’ Shoppers Shoppe!  We were able to buy some presents for our loved ones for the holidays! Thank you P.T.A. 


December 3rd

Our Polar Express Party will be Tuesday, 12-18.  Children can wear their pajamas on this special day, and even bring in a robe and/or slippers to use.  They can also bring in a stuffed animal to keep them company.  We are so excited!

We began our next author study on Laura Numeroff.  She wrote the “If You Give a Moose a Muffin” series.  We will end with a celebration culminating all her books.  We are so excited.

Please remember to dress your child for the weather.  Can you please practice buttoning and zippering your child’s coat and tying his/her shoes at home?

The December book order will be due on Friday, December 7th.  Thank you in advance to all who purchase!

Don’t forget that your child can bring in an activity book/coloring/sticker book for indoor recess or a small toy.

Please continue to review Unit 1 sight words nightly. Unit 2 sight words were sent home and are beginning to be introduced, a few at a time.

Fall picture retake day is Wednesday, December 5th


November 26th

On Wednesday, 11-28, we will be going to the The Grinch!  This fun filled trip will help us get in the Christmas Spirit!

There will be an 11:47 dismissal on Wednesday, 11-21.  Lunches will be served.

There is NO SCHOOL from Thursday, 11-22 through Monday, 11-26.  School resumes on Tuesday, 11-27.  Happy Thanksgiving! 

Cougar Santa will be on Friday, November 30th. Children may wear holiday attire. Cost of the photo is 5.00.

Please continue to review Unit 1 sight words nightly.  Unit 2 sight words were sent home and are beginning to be introduced.  If you have misplaced your copy please let me know.

Thank you PTA for show presented by Franklin Institute.

Please label all hats, gloves, and winter accessories. We will continue to go outside even in cold weather.

We will be getting ready for Christmas in our classroom!

This week we hope to get a visit from Santa’s elves. They may even leave us a treat in our Magical Stocking! 

Our Charlie Brown inspired Thanksgiving feast, was fun AND delicious!  Thank you parents for donating supplies and food. 

November 19th

There is an 11:47 dismissal on Wednesday, 11-21.  Lunches will be served. NO SCHOOL from Thursday, 11-22 through Monday, 11-26th.  School resumes on Tuesday, 12-27. Have a Happy Thanksgiving! Gobble!  Gobble!

Class pictures with the Cougar Santa will be on Friday, November 30th.  Your child may wear holiday clothing.  If you wish to purchase a copy, the cost is $5.00.  Please send in all orders by this day.

Many children are complaining they are thirsty and hungry at the end of the day.  You may wish to pack a water bottle, or extra drink and/or snack.

We will be having a feast in our classroom inspired by, ”A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” on Tuesday, November 20 th.  

We will be getting ready for Christmas in our classroom!

Please remember to dress your child for the weather.  Can you also please practice buttoning and zippering your child’s coat at home? 

Please continue to review Unit 1 sight words nightly.  Unit 2 sight words were sent home and are being introduced. 

Thank You, in advance, PTA for our presentation by the Franklin Institute.



November 12th

There is NO SCHOOL on Monday, 11-12 due to Veteran’s Day.

We will be learning about Veteran’s Day and making a fun craft for this patriotic holiday.  We love the USA!

We will be going to see The Grinch on Friday, Nov. 16th.  Please return your child’s permission slip and $7, if you have not done so already.  Children do not have to wear dress code this day.

Please practice ALL sight words every night.  The next sight word list was sent home. Your child needs to be able to read them easily in order to be a good reader.  Please let me know if you need any additional activities to practice this skill at home.

We are almost finished learning letters and sounds as part of our Fundations phonics program.  Your child should know all 26 letter names AND sounds by the end of this month.

It was so nice talking with all of my wonderful parents at conferences.  Please feel free to contact me anytime with questions or concerns. The children did a GREAT JOB on their first report card!  I am so proud of all of them!

Please label all hats, gloves, and winter accessories.  We will continue to go outside even in colder weather.  Please be sure your child is dressed appropriately.

Don’t forget to wear your ORANGE “COUGARS ARE BUDDIES” t-shirt EVERY Monday!

November 5th

Kindergarten report cards will be sent home on Tuesday November 6th. Parent teacher conferences will be held on November 7th and 8th.  The children will be dismissed at 11:47 on both days. A note to sign up for a conference was sent home and appointments were made.

We will learn about Election Day on November 6th.  We will learn about the President and how/why American’s vote.  We love America!

Our class will be visiting the Book Fair on Thursday, November 8th. .  You can shop with your child on these days during conferences, or your child can shop with our class.  Please send money in a sealed envelope with your child’s name, amount, and BOOK FAIR written on it.  This will avoid any confusion with lunch money.

We are learning about farms and farm animals.  If your child has any farm related toys/books, please send them in to share with the class.


Please remember to dress your child for the weather.  Can you also please practice buttoning and zippering your child’s coat at home? 

Thank you parents, grandparents, and friends who were able to see us at the Halloween parade! It was so much fun!

Please wear your orange Cougars are Buddies T-shirt every Monday for our anti-bullying meeting.

October 29th

The children will be dismissed at 11:47 on October 31st.  Lunches will be served.  Children should come dressed in their costumes.  The parade will be at 8:50am.  Please label all costume parts in case they get lost.  Happy Halloween!

The November book order is due Friday, November 2nd.  Thank you in advance for your orders!

Curriculum Night is Monday, October 29th 

The end of the first marking period is Tuesday, October 30th.

Kindergarten report cards will be sent home on Tuesday, November 6th.    Parent teacher conferences will be held on November 7th and 8th.  The children will be dismissed at 11:47 on both days. Please fill out the conference form that was sent home, if you wish to meet and discuss your child’s progress.

Your child’s orange Anti-Bullying T-shirt was sent home.  Please have your child wear it every Monday.  We have weekly meetings.


Thank you PTA for a fantastic Red Ribbon Week!  We had fun, got lots of treats, all while focusing on the dangers of drugs and alcohol. 

You may wish to send your child to school with a coloring book, sticker book, activity book, etc. to use as at indoor recess time (inclement weather).  He/she can also bring a small toy in his/her backpack until recess time.  Please be sure that everything is labeled and your child is reminded to be responsible and use them only when allowed.

There will be a Book Fair during conferences on November 7th and 8th.  More information will follow.


October 22nd

This week is RED RIBBON WEEK! Please refer to the letter sent home or below for our themed dress activities. Remember....Choose to be Drug Free!

Monday: Silly socks and/or crazy hair

Tuesday: Dress your best for school pictures

Wednesday: Dress like a computer nerd

           Thursday: Dress like a hippie

           Friday: Wear favorite super hero T-shirt

 

Fall picture information was sent home.  Please send in orders by October 23th, if you wish to purchase.  The children can wear their best attire.  All students will be photographed for our class composite.  

Don't forget about the PTA Trunk or Treat event on Sunday, October 21st from 4-6pm.

Monday, October 29th is our Curriculum Workshop for parents.  It will be held at the high school auditorium.  Please consider going. Upcoming skills, helpful hints, extra practice ideas, and our report card will all be discussed.

Please review all sight words nightly:  like, so, see, the, can, a, yellow, red, blue, and, go, to, so, and we.  The children will be having their first sight word test on Friday, October 26.  Reviewing at home will help your child be a strong, confident reader!

We are teaching the children how to read 3-letter-words using the sounds we have taught.  For example, they can read: fan, sun, and bit.

 

Please wear your orange “COUGARS are BUDDIES” t-shirts every Monday!


October 15th

Unit 1 sight words are: I, see, the, can, we, red, yellow, blue, a, go, to, and, so and like.  Please review them nightly.  Your child will be at an advantage when the words are formally introduced.  Your child must be able to read the QUICKLY and WITHOUT HESITATING!

 

Thank you Wilson Fire Department for your Fire Safety presentation.

 

$1 Dress Down Day, Wednesday, 10-17, to benefit Jenny’s Closet.

 

Thursday, 10-18, wear pink for Breast Cancer Awareness.

 

November gift card calendars are being sold to benefit our positive behavior program at school (PBIS).  The cost is $5.  The class that sells the MOST gets a PIZZA PARTY!


The children are doing a great job working hard in kindergarten! I am so proud of them!!!!

 

We are teaching the children how to read 3-letter-words using the sounds we have taught.  For example, they can read: fan, sun, and bit.

 

Please wear your orange “COUGARS are BUDDIES” t-shirts every Monday!


October 8th

There is no school for students on Columbus Day, Monday, October  8th.   Enjoy the day off!

Please pack a small toy and/or activity book for your child to use at recess.  It should be labeled with his/her name and must fit in his/her backpack.  Please pack one every day as we sometimes use the blacktop for recess.

 Please send in an extra water bottle for your child after recess.  Lots of children have been eating an extra snack in the afternoon as well.

October is Fire Prevention month.  We will learn about FIRE SAFETY this month! We will be learning songs, reading stories, and doing crafts related to this important month!  The Wilson Fire Company will treat us to a special presentation about what to do in case of a fire. Please talk about this important subject at home.

 

We are beginning to teach the children how to read 3-letter-words using the sounds we have taught.  For example, they can read: FUN, CAB, SIT and GUM.


This week we will begin a new science theme on nocturnal animals!


Please practice cutting with your child at home.  Many of the children are having difficulty.  You can draw some simple shapes for them to cut out to practice cutting on a line.  This will improve their fine motor skills.

October 1

Our letter test will be on October 5th.  If your child does not know all the letters of the alphabet, please practice every night.  He/she cannot learn to read without knowing letter names.

The October book order is due on Monday, October 1st. Please consider ordering to support our classroom.

We are practicing printing our names in lowercase letters.  Many of the children are still writing in all capitals.

 

October is Fire Prevention month.  We will be learning songs, reading stories, and doing crafts related to this important month!

 

Please send in an extra water bottle for your child after recess.  Lots of children have been eating an extra snack in the afternoon as well.

 


Please continue to practice printing numbers at home, as we will continue to do at school.  Numbers: 2,3,4,5, and 8 can be difficult for some students to print. 

We are almost finished with our first author study.  Ask your child about Eric Carle!

 

Smencils and Scented Crayons are $1.00. Please send in money in an envelope clearly marked with your child’s name and their choice. 



September 24th

I have been checking all students on their letter recognition.  Flash cards were sent home for extra practice for children who did not know all their letter names yet.  The children will be rechecked in a few weeks.  This is the single most important skill for reading success.

There will be a 11:47 am dismissal on Friday, September 27th.  Breakfast and lunches will be served.  Please send in a note if your child is not going home on their assigned bus and is a walker this day.

Please remember to pack an extra drink or water bottle for the afternoon.

Smens (scented pens), Smencils, (scented pencils), and lollipops are for sale.  Please send in money in an envelope clearly marked with your child’s name and their choice. Smencils and lollipops are $1.  Smens are $2

You may wish to send your child to school with a coloring book, sticker book, activity book, etc. to use as at indoor recess time (inclement weather).  He/she can also bring a small toy in his/her backpack until recess time.  Please be sure that everything is labeled and your child is reminded to be responsible and use them only when allowed.

Folders should be emptied every night.  Thank you!

Students can wear football jerseys on Friday to help support the Cougars!

We loved our first author study on Eric Carle.  We read lots of his books, did some crafts and learned about the author himself!

Cougar paw tattoos ($.50). and eye blacks ($1.00) will be on sale every Friday.  Please send in money in an envelope clearly marked with your child’s name and their choice.


September 17th

Please practice printing your child’s name in lowercase letters.  Many of the children are still using all capitals and we are working on this in school.

Please remind your child whether he/she is buying breakfast and/lunch.  Please put a sticky note in his/her folder with their lunch choice for the FOLLOWING day.

You may wish to send your child to school with a coloring book, sticker book, activity book, etc. to use as at indoor recess time (inclement weather).  He/she can also bring a small toy in his/her backpack until recess time.  Please be sure that everything is labeled and your child is reminded to be responsible and use them only when allowed.

Smencils, Smens, and eyeblack are $1.00, cougar paw tattoos are .50. Please send in money in an envelope clearly marked with your child’s name and their choice. 

Students can wear football jerseys on Friday to help support the Cougars!

September 10th

Please check and empty folders each night.

Please send in an extra water bottle for your child after recess.  Lots of children have been eating an extra snack in the afternoon as well.

Please remind your child whether he/she is buying lunch

Cougar paw tattoos ($.50). and eye blacks ($1.00) will be on sale every Friday.  Please send in money in an envelope clearly marked with your child’s name and their choice.

Students can wear football jerseys on Friday to help support the Cougars!

I have been checking all students on their letter recognition.  Flash cards will be sent home for extra practice for children who do not know all their letter names yet.  The children will be rechecked in a few weeks.
 

 Smencils and Scented Crayons are $1.00. Please send in money in an envelope clearly marked with your child’s name and their choice.  

Please send in an extra water bottle for your child after recess.  Lots of children have been eating an extra snack in the afternoon as well.

Please check and empty folders each night.

We will start our first author study on Eric Carle.  We will read lots of his books, do some crafts and learn about the author himself!

 We will finish learning all about apples this week using lots of songs, crafts, and books. We will taste apples and graph our favorite kind.  We will even taste caramel dip and apple cider!


September 3th

What a great first week of kindergarten!  I am so proud of the children! They are having fun, making friends, working hard, and learning!

Please check and empty folders each night.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation during this first week of school…it was great!

Miss Valentini is selling gym shorts as part of a Valley View Gym fundraiser.  CASH ONLY!  Order forms were sent home. 

There is NO SCHOOL on Monday, 9-3 due to the Labor Day holiday. Enjoy your day! 

 The first Scholastic Book order is due on Wednesday, Sept. 6th. Please send in checks only as payment if you wish to support our classroom by purchasing. 

 Please remember to pack an extra water bottle for after recess. The children are very thirsty! Thank you! 

 Please remember to fill out and return the Anti-Bullying T-shirt order forms.  Student will be wearing them every Monday. 

 Cougar paw tattoos ($.50). and eye blacks ($1.00) will be on sale every Friday.  Please send in money in an envelope clearly marked with your child’s name and their choice. 




Language Arts

19 days ago

March 16th

We are continuing reading of leveled books, spelling words, and practicing sight words. 

March 9th

We are continuing reading of leveled books, spelling words, and practicing sight words.  We are reviewing the words: FUNNY, RUN, JUMP, and AWAY.

March 2nd

We are continuing reading of leveled books, spelling words, and practicing sight words.  The next sight words are: RUN, AWAY and THREE.

February 24th

We are continuing reading of leveled books, spelling words, and practicing sight words.  The next sight words are: FUNNY, JUMP and AWAY.

February 17th

We will be learning the sight words OF and WANT.  We will continue to blend, spell, and decode 2, 3, and some  4 letter words like: ox, get, and pack.

February 10th

Our next sight words will be HAVE and WANT.  We are reviewing all vowels, as well as identifying story elements.

February 3rd

Our next sight words will be WANT, UP, and DOWN.  We are blending 2 and 3 letter words, like dot, sit, and if, as well as identifying story elements.

January 27th

Our next sight words will be WAS, COME, and HELP.  We are reviewing all vowels, and blending CVC words like bun, gum, pot, etc.

January 20th

Our next sight words will be LITTLE and SHE.  We are reviewing all vowels, and blending 2 and 3 letter words.

January 13th

We will continue to blend three letter words like MIT and FED.  Please review all sight words.  We will begin Unit 3, and send home the new list of sight words.

January 6th

We will continue to blend three letter words like him and fox, and review all sight words taught. 

December 30th

We will continue to blend three letter words like MAT and SIT, as well as learn the sight words:  ARE, WITH, and HE.


December 16

We will continue to blend three letter words like MAT and SIT, as well as learn the sight words:  ARE, WITH, and HE.


December 9th

We will continue to blend three letter words like MAT and SIT, as well as learn the sight words:  ARE, SHE and HE

December 2nd

 We are learning the sight words ARE and HE. We will also blend words with the letters introduced, like lap, lid, and Kim.


November 25th

We are learning the sight word ONE, TWO,NOT.  We will also review the letters and sounds of /Qu/, /Zz/ and rhyming.  We will also blend words with the letters introduced, like men, yak, sip, dot, van, and hum.

November 18th

We have taught all 26 letters and sounds; the children will be checked this week.  The next sight words; NOT and DO

November 11th

We are learning the sight words MY, SAID, and IN. We will also review the letter and sounds of /Ww/and /Vv/, and introduce Xx and Yy. We will also blend words with the letters introduced, like wag and van.

November 4th

We will read simple sentences with the sight words taught.  We will also blend letters taught to read words like: Sam, mat, pig, dog, etc.  We will introduce the letters and sounds of /Vv/ and /Ww/.  The new sight words are MY, SAID, ONE, and TWO.

October 28th

We will focus on the letter and sound of /Pp/ and /Jj/.  We will read simple sentences with the sight words taught.  We will also blend letters taught to read words like: top, pit, tan, sat, sit, etc. 

October 21st

We will focus on the letter and sounds of Rr, Pp, and Jj.  We will read simple sentences with the sight words taught.  We will also blend letters taught to read words like: top, pit, tan, sat, sit, etc. 

October 14th

We will learn the sight words, a,so and like, and the letter sounds of Dd, Ss, Ee, and Rr.

October 7th

We are learning the sight words, SEE and BLUE, and the letter sounds of D and S.

September 30th

We are learning the sight word WE and the letter sounds of Aa and Gg.

September 23, 2019

We are learning the sight word: THE  and the letter Mm, as we begin our first official Reading unit. The letter sounds of Aa, Ii, Uu, Oo, and Cc.

September 16th

We are reviewing rhyming words, letter names, and the sight words: I and CAN, RED.

September 9th

We are practicing rhyming words, letter names, and the sight word: I and CAN.


September 2nd

 We are practicing rhyming words and letter names. We will focus on the letter sounds of t, b, and f.

June 3rd

We are reviewing all skills taught the year.

May 28th

We are reviewing all skills taught this year, especially CVC words, sight words, and comprehension.


May 20th

We are reviewing all kindergarten skills such as decoding words and reading sight words.  We are learning about long vowels and sneaky E.

May 13th

We are continuing reading of leveled books, spelling words, and practicing sight words.  

May 6th

We are continuing reading of leveled books, spelling words, and practicing sight words.  Our new sight  words are FIND and DOES.

April 29th

We are continuing reading of leveled books, spelling words, and practicing sight words.  Our new sight  words are LOOK and WHO.


April 22nd

We are continuing reading of leveled books, spelling words, and practicing sight words.  Our new sight words are WHO,  LOOK, and GOOD.


April 15th

We are continuing reading of leveled books, spelling words, and practicing sight words.  Our new sight  words are: LOOK and WHO. 

April 8th

We are continuing reading of leveled books, spelling words, and practicing sight words.  Our new sight  words are PLAY and HAS. 

April 1st

We are continuing reading of leveled books, spelling words, and practicing sight words: WHAT, THIS, HERE and ME.


March 25th

We are continuing reading of leveled books, spelling words, and practicing sight words.  The final sight word list will be sent home this week.  Our first new words are: HERE and ME.

March 18th

We are continuing reading of leveled books, spelling words, and practicing sight words. 

March 11th

We are continuing reading of leveled books, spelling words, and practicing sight words.  We are reviewing the words : FUNNY,  RUN, JUMP, and AWAY.

March 1st

We are continuing reading of leveled books, spelling words, and practicing sight words.  The next sight words are: RUN, and JUMP.

February 25th

 We are continuing reading of leveled books, spelling words, and practicing sight words.  The next sight words are: UP and DOWN.

February 18th

We will be learning the sight words OF and HAVE.  We will continue to blend, spell, and decode 2, 3, and some  4 letter words like: ox, get, and pack.


February 11th

Our next sight words will be HAVE and THEY.  We are reviewing all vowels, as well as identifying story elements.


February 5th

Our next sight words will be WANT, UP, and DOWN.  We are blending 2 and 3 letter words, like dot, sit, and if, as well as identifying story elements.


January 28th

Our next sight words will be WAS, COME, and HELP.  We are reviewing all vowels, and blending CVC words like bun, gum, pot, etc.

January 21st

Our next sight words will be LITTLE and SHE.  We are reviewing all vowels, and blending 2 and 3 letter words.


January 14th

We will continue to blend three letter words like MIT and FED.  Please review all sight words.  We will begin Unit 3, and send home the new list of sight words.

January 7th

We will continue to blend three letter words like him and fox, and review all sight words taught. 

January 1st

We will continue to blend three letter words like him and fox.  We will review all sight words and play a sight word game to practice. The next sight words are: ARE and HE.

December 17th

We will continue to blend three letter words like MAT and SIT, as well as learn the sight words:  ARE, WITH, and HE.


December 10th

We will continue to blend three letter words like MAT and SIT, as well as learn the sight words:  ARE, WITH, and HE

December 3rd

We are learning the sight words YOU and DO. We will also blend words with the letters introduced, like lap, lid, and Kim.

November 26th

We are learning the sight word ONE, TWO,NOT.  We will also review the letters and sounds of /Qu/, /Zz/ and rhyming.  We will also blend words with the letters introduced, like men, yak, sip, dot, van, and hum.

November 19th

We have taught all 26 letters and sounds; the children will be checked this week.  The next sight words; ONE and TWO will be introduced.

November 12th

We are learning the sight words MY, SAID, and IN. We will also review the letter and sounds of /Ww/and /Vv/.  We will also blend words with the letters introduced, like wag and van.

November 5th

We will read simple sentences with the sight words taught.  We will also blend letters taught to read words like: Sam, mat, pig, dog, etc.  We will introduce the letters and sounds of /Ll/ and /Hh and /Kk/.  The new sight words are MY, SAID, ONE, and TWO.


October 29th

We will focus on the letter and sound of /Pp/ and /Jj/.  We will read simple sentences with the sight words taught.  We will also blend letters taught to read words like: top, pit, tan, sat, sit, etc. 

October 22nd

We will focus on the letter and sounds of Rr, Pp, and Jj.  We will read simple sentences with the sight words taught.  We will also blend letters taught to read words like: top, pit, tan, sat, sit, etc. 


October 15th

We will learn the sight words, a,so and like, and the letter sounds of Dd, Ss, Ee, and Rr.

October 8th

We are learning the sight words, SEE and BLUE, and the letter sounds of D and S.

October 1

We are learning the sight word WE and the letter sounds of Aa and Gg

September 24th

We are learning the sight word: THE  and the letter Mm, as we begin our first official Reading unit. The letter sounds of Aa, Ii, Uu, Oo, and Cc.

September 17th

We are reviewing rhyming words, letter names, and the sight words: I and CAN, RED.

September 10th

We are practicing rhyming words, letter names, and the sight word: I.

September 3rd

We are practicing rhyming words and letter names.


Math

19 days ago

March 16th

We will continue adding and begin subtracting with and without manipulatives.

March 9th

We will practice number stories with adding and subtracting.

March 2nd

We will introduce subtraction, and begin the concept of take away using manipulatives and other strategies.

February 24th

We will continue to practice adding and learn about shapes and subtraction.


February 17th

We will review flat and solid shapes, measuring height, and addition.


February 10th

We are practicing adding sums to 10 and comparing 3-D shapes.

February 3rd

We are practicing adding sums to 10, and counting on from a number other than one.

January 27th

We will review teen numbers and practice adding.


January 20th

We will be learning how to make different combinations of 10.

January 13th

We will compare sets and numbers.  We will count sets and print to 20. 

January 6th

We are focusing on the tricky teens, numbers 11-20.  We will practice printing neatly to 20, comparing numbers, and shapes. 

December 30th

We will work on numbers, focusing on “one more” being +1 and greater/less than.

December 16th

We will work on numbers, focusing on “one more” being +1 and greater/less than.

December 9th

We will work on numbers, focusing on “one more” being +1 and greater/less than.


December 2nd

We will review ten frames, and learn our teen numbers.We will print, identify, and make sets with numbers 11-20.

November 25th

We will practice counting, number recognition, and printing numbers correctly.

November 18th

We will continue to work on teen numbers and the way they represent 10 plus some extras.

November 11th

We will practice number recognition, counting and one-to-one correspondence, and sequencing. We will also compose and decompose numbers to practice addition and subtraction.


November 4th

We will begin Unit 3 in Math. This week’s focus is on number stories.  We will make our own number book to practice printing, identifying, and making sets to 10


October 28th

We will continue to sort objects, work with shapes, and create number stories.

October 21st

We will continue to sort objects, work with shapes, and create number stories.

October 14th

We will continue to work with sets of numbers, use a number line, and make and extend patterns.

October 7th

We are beginning Unit 2; we will work on shapes, patterns, making sets of numbers, and number formation.


September 30th

We will be finishing Unit 1 with counting and cardinality. We are reviewing numbers 1-10, as well as learning about shapes, patterns, and graphing.



September 23rd

We will review numbers 0-9, and begin patterns and sorting. 

September 16th

We will continue to work on numbers 0-9, especially printing them the correct way. 

September 9th

We will work on numbers 1-9, especially printing them the correct way.


September 2nd

We will begin our first unit of Everyday Math.

June 3rd

We will review all math skills taught this year.  

May 28th

We will review all math skills taught this year, especially adding, subtracting, counting and comparing numbers. 

May 20th

We will continue to add, subtract, print, compare, and make sets of numbers to 20. 

May 13th

We play an addition game, and compare and order numbers .

May 6th

We will sequence numbers, and continue to practice adding and subtracting with dice.

April 29th

We will continue to practice adding and subtracting.

April 22nd

We will continue to practice adding and subtracting, solid shapes and interrupted counting.

April 15th

We will continue to practice adding and subtracting, solid shapes and interrupted counting.

April 8th

We will continue to practice adding and subtracting, solid shapes and interrupted counting.

April 1st

We will continue to practice adding and subtracting, as well as conducting surveys to analyze data.

March 25th

We will continue to practice adding and subtracting.

March 18th

We will continue adding and begin subtracting with and without manipulatives.

March 11th

We will practice number stories with adding and subtracting.

March 1st

We will introduce subtraction, and begin the concept of take away using manipulatives and other strategies.

February 25th

We will continue to practice adding and learn about shapes.

February 18th

We will review flat and solid shapes, measuring height, and subtracting.

February 11th

We are practicing adding sums to 10.


February 5th

We are practicing adding sums to 10, and counting on from a number other than one.

January 28th

We will review teen numbers and practice adding.

January 21st

We will be learning how to make different combinations of 10.

January 14th

We will compare sets and numbers.  We will count sets and print to 20. 

January 7th

We are focusing on the tricky teens, numbers 11-20.  We will practice printing neatly to 20, comparing numbers, and shapes. 

January 1st

We are working on teen numbers, comparing numbers and counting on from a number other than one.


December 17th

We will work on numbers, focusing on “one more” being +1 and greater/less than.

December 10th

We will work on numbers, focusing on “one more” being +1 and greater/less than.

December 3rd

We will review ten frames, and learn our teen numbers.We will print, identify, and make sets with numbers 11-20.

November 26th

We will practice counting, number recognition, and printing numbers correctly.

November 19th

We will continue to work on teen numbers and the way they represent 10 plus some extras.

November 12th

We will practice number recognition, counting and one-to-one correspondence, and sequencing. We will also compose and decompose numbers to practice addition and subtraction.

November 5th

We will begin Unit 3 in Math. This week’s focus is on number stories.  We will make our own number book to practice printing, identifying, and making sets to 10


October 29th

We will continue to sort objects, work with shapes, and create number stories.


October 22nd

We will continue to sort objects, work with shapes, and create number stories.

October 15th

We will continue to work with sets of numbers, use a number line, and make and extend patterns.


October 8th

We are beginning Unit 2; we will work on shapes, patterns, making sets of numbers, and number formation.

October 1st

We will be finishing Unit 1 with counting and cardinality. We are reviewing numbers 1-10, as well as learning about shapes, patterns, and graphing. 

September 24th

We will review numbers 0-9, and begin patterns and sorting. 

September 17th

We will continue to work on numbers 0-9, especially printing them the correct way. 

September 10th

We will work on numbers 1-9, especially printing them the correct way.

September 3th

We will begin our first unit of Everyday Math.


May 28th

We will review all math skills taught this year, especially adding, subtracting, counting and comparing numbers.  

May 23rd

We will continue to add, subtract, print, compare, and make sets of numbers to 20

May 14th

We play an addition game, and compare and order numbers .

May 7th

We will sequence numbers, and continue to practice adding and subtracting with dice.

April 30th

We will continue to practice adding and subtracting.

April 23rd

We will continue to practice adding and subtracting, solid shapes and interrupted counting.

April 16th

We will continue to practice adding and subtracting and graphing.

April 10th

We will continue to practice adding and subtracting and estimating.



April 2 nd

e to practice adding and subtracting, as well as conducting surveys to analyze data.

March 22nd

We will continue adding and begin subtracting with and without manipulatives.

March 12th

We will continue to practice adding and subtracting.

March 5th

We will introduce subtraction, and begin the concept of take away using manipulatives and other strategies.

February 26th

We will continue to practice adding, subtracting and learning about measurement.

February 19th

We will review flat and solid shapes, measuring height, and subtracting.

February 12th

We are practicing adding sums to 10.

February 5th

We are practicing solid shape identification, graphing, and measuring length..

January 29th

We will review teen numbers, and practice adding.

January 22nd

We will review how to print, make sets and print numbers 11-20.  We will learn  how to add groups of numbers to 5.

January 15th

We will compare sets and numbers.  We will count sets and print to 20. 

January 8th

 We are focusing on the tricky teens, numbers 11-20.  We will practice printing neatly to 20, comparing numbers, and shapes. 

January 2nd

We are working on teen numbers, comparing numbers and counting on from a number other than one.

December 18th

 We will explore the tricky teens, numbers 11-20.

December 11th

We will work on numbers, focusing on “one more” being +1 and greater/less than.

December 4th

We will work on numbers, focusing on “one more” being +1 and greater/less than.

November 20th

We will practice counting, number recognition, and printing numbers correctly.

November 13th

We will practice number recognition, counting and one-to-one correspondence, and sequencing. We will also compose and decompose numbers to practice  addition and subtraction.

November 6th

We will begin Unit 3 in Math. This week’s focus is on number stories.  We will make our own number book to practice printing, identifying, and making sets to 10

October 30th

We will continue to sort objects, work with shapes, and create number stories.

October 23rd

We will continue to sort objects, work with shapes, and create number stories.

October 16th

We will continue to work with sets of numbers, use a number line, and make and extend patterns.

October 9th

We are beginning Unit 2; we will work on shapes, patterns, making sets of numbers, and number formation.

October 2nd

We will be finishing Unit 1 with counting and cardinality. We are reviewing numbers 1-10, as well as learning about shapes, patterns, and graphing. 

September 25th

We will review numbers 0-9, and begin patterns and sorting. 

September 19th

We will continue to work on numbers 0-9, especially printing them the correct way. 


Special Class Schedule

19 days ago

In the event of a snow day or cancellation, your child will have that scheduled special the next time they come to school.

March 16th

Monday:  Art

Tuesday: Music

Wednesday: Gym

Thursday: STEM

Friday:  Computers

March 9th

Monday:  Art

Tuesday: Music

Wednesday: Gym

Thursday: STEM

Friday:  Computers


March 2nd

Monday:  Art

Tuesday:  Music

Wednesday: Gym

Thursday: STEM

Friday: Computers              


February 24th

Monday:  Art

Tuesday: Music

Wednesday: Gym

Thursday: STEM

Friday:  Computers 

                

February 17th

Monday: No School

Tuesday: Music

Wednesday: GYM

Thursday: STEM

Friday: Computers  

                

February 10th

Monday: Music

Tuesday: Gym

Wednesday: STEM

Thursday: Computers

Friday:  Art


February 2nd

Monday: Music

Tuesday: Gym

Wednesday: STEM

Thursday: Computers

Friday: Art                


January 27th

Monday:  Music

Tuesday: Gym

Wednesday: STEM

Thursday: Computers

Friday: Art

            

January  20th

Monday: No School

Tuesday:  GYM

Wednesday: STEM

Thursday: COMPUTERS

Friday: ART              


January 13th

Monday:  GYM

Tuesday:  STEM

Wednesday: COMPUTERS

Thursday:  ART

Friday:  MUSIC


January 6th

Monday: Gym

Tuesday:  STEM

Wednesday: Computers

Thursday: Art

Friday:  Gym

December 30th

Monday: No School

Tuesday: No School

Wednesday: Art

Thursday: Music

Friday: Art

December 16th

Monday: Music

Tuesday: Gym

Wednesday: STEM

Thursday: Computers

Friday: Art


December 9th

Monday: Music

Tuesday: Gym

Wednesday: STEM

Thursday: COMPUTERS

Friday: ART


December 2nd

Monday: NO SCHOOL

Tuesday: GYM

Wednesday: STEM

Thursday: COMPUTERS

Friday:  ART


November 25th

Monday: Computers

Tuesday: Art

Wednesday: Music

Thursday: No School

Friday:  ART


November 18th

Monday: Computers

Tuesday: Art

Wednesday: Music

Thursday: Gym

Friday:  STEM


November 11th

Monday: No School

Tuesday: Art

Wednesday: Music

Thursday: Gym

Friday:  STEM


November 4th

Monday: Computers

Tuesday:  Art

Wednesday: Music

Thursday: Gym

Friday:  STEM


October 28th

Monday:  Art

Tuesday:  Music

Wednesday:  Gym

Thursday: STEM

Friday:  Computers


October 21st

Monday: Art

Tuesday: Music

Wednesday: Gym

Thursday: STEM

Friday:  Computers


October 14th

Monday: No School

Tuesday: Music

Wednesday: Gym

Thursday:  STEM

Friday: Computers

 

October 7th

Monday: Music

Tuesday: Gym

Wednesday: STEM

Thursday: Computers

Friday: Art


September 30th

Monday: Music

Tuesday: Gym

Wednesday: STEM

Thursday: Computers

Friday:  Art                     

September 23rd

Monday:  Music

Tuesday:  Gym

Wednesday: STEM

Thursday: Computers

Friday:  Art


September 16th

Monday:  Music

Tuesday:  Gym

Wednesday: STEM

Thursday:  Computers

Friday:  Art


September 9th

Monday: Music

Tuesday: Gym

Wednesday: STEM

Thursday: Computers

Friday: Art

September 2nd

Monday: No School

Tuesday: 1. Gym

Wednesday: 2. STEM

Thursday: 3. Computers

Friday: 4.  Art


June 3rd

Monday:  Art

Tuesday: Music

Wednesday:  Gym

Thursday: STEM

Friday:  Computers           


May 28th

Monday:  No School

Tuesday: Music

Wednesday:  Gym

Thursday: STEM


Friday:  Computer           

May 20th

Monday:  Gym

Tuesday: STEM

Wednesday: Computers

Thursday: Art

Friday: No School          


May 13th

Monday: GYM

Tuesday: STEM

Wednesday: Computers

Thursday:  ART

Friday:  MUSIC  

      

May 6th

Monday:  GYM

Tuesday: STEM

Wednesday:  COMPUTERS

Thursday: ART

Friday:   MUSIC                


April 29th

Monday:  Gym

Tuesday:  STEM

Wednesday: Computers

Thursday: Art

Friday: Music    

        

April 22nd

Monday:  No School

Tuesday: STEM

Wednesday:  Computers

Thursday: Art

Friday: Music            


April 15th

Monday:  Art(Musical Practice)

Tuesday: Music

Wednesday: Gym

Thursday:  STEM

Friday: Computers              


April 8th

Monday:  Art (Musical Practice)

Tuesday: Music(Musical Practice)

Wednesday: Gym(Musical Practice)

Thursday: STEM

Friday: Computers                    


April 1st

Monday:  Music

Tuesday: Gym

Wednesday: STEM

Thursday: Computers

Friday:   Art                 

March 25th

Monday:  Music

Tuesday: Gym

Wednesday: STEM

Thursday: Computers

Friday:  Art                 


March 18th

Monday:  Music

Tuesday: Gym

Wednesday: STEM

Thursday: Computers

Friday:  Art


March 11th

Monday:  Music

Tuesday: Gym

Wednesday: STEM

Thursday: Computers

Friday:  Art                 


March 1st

Monday:  Music

Tuesday:  Gym

Wednesday: STEM

Thursday: Computers

Friday:  Art               

February 25th

Monday:  Music

Tuesday: Gym

Wednesday: STEM

Thursday: Computers

Friday:  Art               


February 18th

Monday: No School

Tuesday: Gym

Wednesday: STEM

Thursday: Computers

Friday:  Art   

                

February 11th

Monday: Computers

Tuesday: Art

Wednesday: Music

Thursday: Gym

Friday:  No School                  


February 5th

Monday: Computers

Tuesday: Art

Wednesday: Music

Thursday: Gym

Friday:  STEM


January 28th

Monday: Computers

Tuesday: Art

Wednesday: Music

Thursday: Gym

Friday: STEM                    


Monday:  Music

Tuesday: Gym

Wednesday: STEM

Thursday: Computers

Friday: Art              

 

January 21st

Monday: No School

Tuesday:  STEM

Wednesday: Computers

Thursday: Art

Friday: Music                    


14th

Monday: STEM

Tuesday: Computers

Wednesday: Art

Thursday: Music

Friday: Gym

 

January 7th


Monday:  STEM

Tuesday:  Computers

Wednesday: Art

Thursday: Music

Friday:  Gym


December 17th

Monday: Art

Tuesday: Music

Wednesday: Gym

Thursday: STEM

Friday: Computers


December 10th

Monday: Art

Tuesday: Music

Wednesday: Gym

Thursday: STEM

Friday: Computers


December 3rd

Monday: Art

Tuesday: Music

Wednesday: Gym

Thursday: STEM

Friday:  Computers


November 26th

Monday: No School

Tuesday: Music

Wednesday: Gym

Thursday: STEM

Friday:  Computers


November 19th

Monday: No School

Tuesday: Gym

Wednesday: STEM

Thursday: Computers

Friday:  Art

November 12th

Monday: No School

Tuesday: Art

Wednesday: Music

Thursday: Gym

Friday:  STEM

November 5th

Monday: Art

Tuesday:  Music

Wednesday: Gym

Thursday: STEM

Friday:  Computer

October 29th

Monday:  Art

Tuesday:  Music

Wednesday:  Gym

Thursday: STEM

Friday:  Computers

October 22nd

Monday: Art

Tuesday: Music

Wednesday: Gym

Thursday: STEM

Friday:  Computers


October 15th

Monday: Art

Tuesday: Music

Wednesday: Gym

Thursday:  STEM

Friday:  Computers


October 8th

Monday: No School

Tuesday: Music

Wednesday: Gym

Thursday: STEM

Friday: Computers

October 1st

Monday: Music

Tuesday: Gym

Wednesday: STEM

Thursday: Computers

Friday:  Art                     

September 24th

Monday:  Music

Tuesday:  Gym

Wednesday: STEM

Thursday: Computers

Friday:  Art


September 17th

Monday:  Music

Tuesday:  Gym

Wednesday: STEM

Thursday:  Computers

Friday:  Art


September 10th

Monday: Music

Tuesday: Gym

Wednesday: STEM

Thursday: Computers

Friday: Art

September 3rd

Monday: No School

Tuesday: 1. Gym

Wednesday: 2. STEM

Thursday: 3. Computers

Friday: 4.  Art