It is hard to believe that the second nine weeks will be over next Wednesday and we will be at the half way point of the school year. We had a wonderful time learning about Reindeer in our class this week. We wrote an informational paper with the facts that we learned. The Gingerbread Girl visited our classroom on Thursday. She read about her adventures and we wrote about our favorite part of the story. Enjoy some photos of our adventure below.
Dates to Remember:
Early Release – Tues, Dec 19
Early Release – Wed, Dec 20
Winter Vacation – Dec 21 – Jan 4
Report Cards – Jan 5
Dinner with Santa – Thursday, December 14th (Volunteers needed)
- Holiday Shop Begins (Schedule Change) – Wednesday, 12/13 – Monday, 12/18
FROM THE TEACHER:
We have 2 ½ weeks left until the winter break and we will be in high gear as we try to finish up the academic requirements needed before this nine week session ends. We will have our holiday party on Monday, December 18. Since a traditional party is very chaotic in a Kindergarten classroom our children will be going to different centers that all contain crafts or snacks that have to do with holidays, winter and gingerbread as their party. We will share a decorated cookie and juice while watching a movie after our rotation.
Please work with your children on their sight words. Sight words open a huge window to help your child learn to read. Students need to know 25 at the end of the second nine week period and 50 by the end of the third nine weeks.
Look at our count down calendars to the holiday break. We will remove one every day for the next 13 days until only our snowman remains.
Thanks you to all of the parents who donated for our Thanksgiving snack feast. The students had a wonderful time sharing their snack with their friends from the other Kindergarten classes.
December will be here the week we return to school. For many children this is a very special time of the year and everyone has their own way to celebrate the upcoming holidays. Please remind your child to respect the beliefs of others. If you have a certain holiday tradition and would be willing to share with us please let me know.
Please contribute for our holiday raffle basket. Our theme is stocking stuffers this year. If you are not able to make a monetary donation please consider buying a small treat for us to put in the basket. Items that would be great would be candy canes, holiday candy, small toys, coloring books and crayons.
Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving break
This week flew by and I am sure next week will do the same. We have a lot to complete during the 2nd nine weeks of school. Thank you to all of the parents who helped their child create a turkey feather. As you can see our turkey looks very festive hanging in the hall. You will also see some of our wonderful fall pictures.
Progress reports will come out next Wednesday. They will give you a birds eye view of your child’s progress during this nine weeks. Please keep in mind that there are a lot more standards that we teach during each quarter. Our formal report card will go out after the winter break.
This week flew by and I am sure the next two weeks will do the same. We have a lot to complete during the 2nd nine weeks of school. The cool weather is supposed to be back next week and bring us more fall. I was looking at last year’s newsletter for this time and like now all we wanted was for the weather to get cool.
Just a reminder to students and parents that their turkey feathers are due on Monday.
We have a lot of students coming in late this year. We do reading from 8:00 to 8:30 every morning so they are missing a very important part of our learning.
We are in need of magazines or grocery store ads that have food pictures. If you have any to donate we would greatly appreciate it.
Our class spent this week learning about how to live healthy. Ms. Gilner our Kindergarten counselor came to visit us and taught us about good medicine and bad medicine. We had fun dressing up in different ways this week to support red ribbon week.
A reminder that Pitner’s Fall Jamboree has been postponed until early November due to the expected rain this weekend.
We learned about bats this week as part of our unit on day and night. We learned about bats, wrote about bats and made bat cookies. Next week we will continue our unit on night and day and start talking about Thanksgiving.
Hi, we all made it through early release week in tact here in room 105. We are looking forward to returning to our 10:18 lunch time after a week of lunch at 9:30. Very special thanks to all of the parents who met with me over the past 2 weeks. Building a connection between home and school will help your child become a more successful student.
We celebrated 50’s day on Wednesday and Cape Day on Friday this week. The children had fun dancing to some 50’s music and talking about how it was back then. We learned about spiders this week in writing to help us learn about informational writing. We finished up our books on Friday and celebrated by making a spider cookie to eat for snack. Next week we will study bats for both science and writing as we start a science unit on night and day.
Don’t forget that next week is Red Ribbon Week. Monday is wear red to school day.
Have a great weekend!
We have had a very busy week learning lots of new things. Our week ended with our first annual country and western day. Next week we have 50’s day on Wednesday and cape day on Friday.
Please cut out and donate your box tops to our school. One full sheet is worth $2.00 for our school. You will find a new sheet in your folder every month.
We are very proud of all of our students who are working hard on their sight words and are moving up on our rainbow. Be sure to look for your child’s name on the rainbow when you come for your conference next week. Students will need to know 30 of the 75 required sight words by the end of this nine week period. Mrs. Perry makes sure that she keeps up with how many sight words each child knows in the back of their folder.