February Happenings

February Events

1st- STEAM Night

5th-12th   Candy Grams on Sale

6th-7th Talent Show Permission Forms Due

9th Sweetheart Dance

14th Valentine’s Card Exchange

19th-23rd  Winter Break

27th  6 Flags Reading Log Due

What’s going on in class:

Social Studies:  President’s Day, George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and Donald Trump.

We will also be talking about famous people in honor of Black History Month.

Science: Shadows, sorting materials, and rocks and soil

Writing: writing our opinion and supporting it with details

Reading: Making inferences from stories and retelling, Keep working on those sight words!

Phonics:  Letters Q, W, Y, X   and sounding out CVC words, rhyming words

Math:  Counting by 10’s, story addition and subtraction problems

 

 

 

 

January 2018

Kindergarten News Jan 5-sctw1v

Above is the link to the Newsletter.  It has A LOT of important info!  Please Read!

January 15 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day NO School!
January 23 The 100th Day of school! Special projects due and fun activities in class. Details to come.
February 2 Ms. Walker’s Birthday and Groundhog Day
February 14 Valentine’s Day (always fun in Kindergarten!)
You can start making your collection boxes. (Cereal boxes work great in book bags!)

December Happenings

December 8 – Father’s Being Involved Reader Day

December 14 – Holiday Party

December 15 -Optional Dress Up As a Snowman

December 18 -Optional Dress Up As a The Grinch and make a gingerbread house. Donations needed.  Please see shutterfly for sign up.

December 19 – Optional Dress Up as a Reindeer and Early Release

December 20- Optional Wear Your PJ’s Day and Early Release

 

Upcoming Events

Tuesday is our Thanksgiving Show in the Classroom at 9:30 AM, Lunch is at 10:30.

Costumes:

American Indians:  Brown shirts or dresses

Pilgrims: Black shirts or dress

Turkeys: costumes provided

Pilgrim minister: button down and a tie

This is what I would love to see the students wear.  If you have it, Great!  If not, just do something you can.  Thank you!

Book fair starts Monday in the Learning Commons.

Smencils go sale, Monday for $1

11-9-2017

Thank you to everyone for returning your books!  Almost every child returned their books today!  The students may keep them for 2 weeks.  Due to Thanksgiving break, they get a bonus week with their book.

Tomorrow, Please dress your child in red,white and blue to honor our veteran’s and help us continue to learn about Veteran’s Day!

Today, we had a lesson with our school counselor, Mrs. Weber.  We learned about ways we can cool down, when we are angry or frustrated.  Howard B. Wigglebottom, learns it’s ok to walk away.  Please discuss this with your child.

Check out Your scientists!

We have been learning lessons about forces.  In Kindergarten, we concentrate on pushes and pulls.  The students have really enjoyed our resource Mystery Science.  It is a hands on, active science lesson.  We used our model wrecking ball to push a wall down.  The object was to knock down the wall without knocking down the houses that were close to the wall.  We had to adjust the amount of push or how high we pulled the wrecking ball, before releasing it to knock down the wall.

Read For The Record!

Today, October 19, 2017 is Jumpstart’s Read for the Record!

Our class had the opportunity to participate in setting a new World Record today!  Jumpstart is trying to beat the old World Record of the most people reading and listening to the same book on the same day!  If you have the opportunity, read the book again tonight to your children!  If you do, go to Jumpstart’s website  https://www.jstart.org/read-for-the-record/

how many people heard or read the story.  

10-18-2017

Thank you to everyone who came to conferences this week.  For those of you that I meet with in the next few days, I look forward to getting to know you.

Resources Mentioned:

Math sight Storybots, sign up for a free subscription!      http://parents.storybots.com/

Sight words and games        http://www.mrsperkins.com/dolch.htm

Sight word Ap    Sight word ninja

Sight Word List:

Week 1 (10/23/2017)         (is, a, see, the, here)

Week 2 (10/30/2017)        (do, you, what, and, big)

Week 3 (11/6/2017)            (I, can, go, have, it)

Week 4 (11/13/2017)           (all, in, for, to, we)

Week  5 (11/27/2017)          (an, day had, like, my)

Week 6 (12/4/2017)             (me, look, run, said, all)

Week 7 (12/11/2017)            (not, play, are, you, has)

I noticed that my list has a few repetitions.  We should be fine to cover all the sight words.  The last week of December will be for review.  Thank you for helping your child become a great reader by learning sight words!

 

 

September 7, 2017

Check Us Out!  We won the Golden Mouse!

Our class showed great behavior in the Computer Lab.  We were awarded a certificate and a Trophy to keep in our class for a week.  Great Job to our students!  Way to Be A Better Brave!

Upcoming Events

Great Skate
Join us for a skate party to celebrate the Back the Jack campaign. It’s a great event for the entire family. Last year’s event, 400 attendees enjoyed skating, food and games. Indeed, we’ll do the same this year. We’ll announce the winner to the Nintendo Switch at Great Skate too.
Go to Foundation page to buy tickets.
Sunday, September 17, 2017
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Sparkles Smyrna
666 Smyrna Hill Dr.
Smyrna, GA 30082
Cost
$8 for skaters
$5 for non-skaters
$10 admission at the door (skaters and non-skaters)
Free for children 3 and under