Friday, November 16, 2018

FROM THE TEACHER:

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.

The holiday season 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.

Holiday Basket:

Please contribute for our holiday raffle basket. Our theme is holiday baking 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 cake, muffin, brownie or cookie mix, frosting, sprinkles, chocolate chips, measuring cups, measuring spoons, pot holders, cake pans, cookie sheets and muffin tins or anything else that relates to baking.

Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving break

Mrs. Cassidy, Mrs. Perry and Mrs. Palmer

Friday, November 9, 2018

News From Room 105

FROM THE TEACHER: 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. We have been reading about Thanksgiving, writing about owls and learning about Veterans Day.

PROGRESS REPORTS: Progress reports will be sent home on the 16th. Please look over the report, sign the white copy and return to it me.

Friday is spirit day at Pitner. Please have your child wear their red class t-shirt on Fridays.

Congratulations to Molly for reaching the top of the sight word rainbow and to Blake for reaching for the stars and learning 100 sight words.

THANKSGIVING SNACK FEAST: A reminder that your donations for our snack feast is due on Wednesday next week. We ask for them a day early so that we make sure that we have enough supplies. The students in our class will represent the Native Americans and Pilgrims at our feast.  Please do not go out and purchase any special clothing for your child if they don’t have it.

 LANGUAGE ARTS: We continued to work on our phonics skills this week. We learned about the letter K and L. We practiced writing the letter and how it looks and sounds at the beginning of words. We also worked on sorting letters and pictures.  During readers workshop we have been learning about nonfiction or informational books.  We have been reading about Owls and Thanksgiving this week and learning to look for facts and details in nonfiction books. Please continue to work on sight words at home.  Students will need to know 25 sight words by the end of the second nine week period.

 MATH: We have been working on measurement this week. We will reviewing our numbers 1 – 20 next week and moving on to more and less after the break.

INTEGRATED STUDIES:  We have learned about Veteran’s Day this week.  We have also been working on a unit about Thanksgiving then and now. We will continue with this unit through the next week of school.

 

Friday, November 2, 2018

   News From Room 105

This week flew by and I am sure the next two weeks will do the same. We had a great time this past week learning about pumpkins and gourds. We read a story called Pumpkin Jack, a pumpkin who is left to decompose outside and grow new pumpkins next year. We placed a large gourd on the ground outside our window so that we can watch it decompose. The cool weather is supposed to be back next week and bring us more fall. Just a reminder to parents that unless it is raining we go outside every day. Please make sure that your child comes to school with proper outerwear so that they are able to get out and run around during recess.

Congratulations to all of the students who turned in their reading log. They got to go to the cafeteria to have an ice pop. A new log has been sent for November. You can read 15 books to your child or have them read 15 books over the month of November.

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.

REMINDER:

Tuesday November 6th is a teacher work day and there will be no school for the students due to voting.

PROGRESS REPORTS: Progress reports will be sent home on the 16th. This will give you a peek at where your child is mid-way through this nine week grading period.

LANGUAGE ARTS: We continued to work on our phonics skills this week. We learned about the letters F and D this week. We practiced writing the letters and how it looks and sounds at the beginning of words. We also worked on sorting letters and pictures.  During readers workshop we have been learning about nonfiction or informational books. Our focus in writing has also been nonfiction and we will be learning and writing about owls next week. Please continue to work on sight words at home.  Students will need to know 25 sight words by the end of the second nine week period.

MATH: We have been reviewing our numbers 11 – 20 this week. We will start a unit on measurement next week.

INTEGRATED STUDIES:  We have been working on a unit about night and day this week as well as where we live. We will learn about Veteran’s Day next week.

Have a great weekend!

Mrs. Cassidy, Mrs. Perry and Mrs. Palmer