News from Room 105
FROM THE TEACHER:
Will March come in like a lamb or a lion? The old proverb says that if March comes in like a lion it will go out like a lamb but if it comes in like a lamb it will go out like a lion. I am just hoping that the rain will stop!
BEDTIME, BOOKS AND BROWNIES:
Come and join us on Thursday evening for Bedtime, Books, and Brownies. The teachers have a great time dressing up and reading to the children. Visit our room to hear me read Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus. To kick off the evening our kindergarten students will be singing songs that they have learned in music this year. Students who will be attending need to be here at 5:45. Please have your child wear their green class t-shirt.
Our media center is hosting a book fair next week. If your child will be purchasing a book please send the money in an envelope or Ziploc bag marked for the book fair.
Please make sure that your child brings a coat to school every day. It has not usually hit the high temperature for the day when we go out for recess at 9:30 and our playground is like a wind tunnel so there is always a cold breeze blowing.
We have continued to work on cvc words this week and will continue this unit for a few more weeks. We will also continue to work on our sight words and writing over the coming weeks.
We have been working on subtraction this week. We will continue to work on this for the next two weeks.
INTEGRATED STUDIES: We finished our unit on Living and Nonliving this week. We will be learning about Dr. Seuss next week and doing some fun activities that relate to his books.
FROM THE TEACHER:
Happy Valentine’s Day and thank you so much for the candy and gift cards. The children enjoyed sharing Valentines with their friends today.
Just a reminder that there is no school next week. We only have 3 weeks until the end of this nine week quarter after we return.
BEDTIME, BOOKS AND BROWNIES:
Please visit us on during the evening on Thursday, March 5th for “Bedtime, Books and Brownies”. Your child can put on their pajamas and come to listen to teachers read from their favorite books. In our classroom we will be featuring books like Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus and other books by Mo Williams. Our Kindergarten students will be performing songs that they have learned in music this year. There will be brownies in the cafeteria for the students after they listen to the different readers. This is my all-time favorite afterschool activity because it allows us teachers to have lots of fun while reading to the students.
We have continued to work on cvc words this week. We will continue working on cvc words after the break while learning about long and short vowels. A cvc word is a three letter word that starts and ends with a consonant letter and has a vowel in between. Words like cat, dog, sun, and pet are cvc words. We will also continue to work on our sight words and writing.
We have been working on addition this week. We will be moving on to subtraction after the break. We will also be working on addition fluency to 5. This will teach the students all of the number combinations when adding to five so that they know them by sight. (1+2=3, 2+1=3, 0+3=3, 3+0=3)
INTEGRATED STUDIES: We finished our unit on Presidents Day this week. We will be learning about living and nonliving things after the break.
NEWS FROM ROOM 105
We started the week with warm temperatures and ended with cold weather. The flu, strep throat and the common cold have all visited our room in the past couple of weeks. We have cleaned, sprayed and had our classroom fogged to disinfect it numerous times to make sure that we didn’t spread it any worse. I am hoping that we will have a full class next week.
We will be going on a field trip on March 17th. Permission slips will be coming to you early next week. The forms and money are due by March 5. We will be visiting Morning Glory Farm to learn about bees and their hive, we will get to pet farm animals, go on a wagon ride, learn about how soil is made and paint a picture of a farm animal. We enjoy taking the students on this field trip every year. Parents are welcome to join us on the field trip but must get themselves to and from the farm in their own vehicle.
On Friday, February 14, we will exchange valentines in our class. If your child wishes to participate, have him or her write his/her name on the back of each valentine. This way the children will know who the valentine is from. I sent home a class list of names last Friday. If you so choose you can just have your child write their name on the card and then they can put one in each child’s bag without trying to figure out who the card should go to.
We have continued to work on rhyming this week. We have also been working on cvc words. We will leave rhyming words behind and work on cvc words for a couple of weeks. We will also continue to work on our sight words and writing.
We have been working on addition this week. We have been counting objects and using pictures to help us add. We will continue to work on addition next week and then move on to subtraction after our winter break.
Integrated Studies: Our class has been learning about American symbols this week. We travelled to the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial and the White House on Google Earth this week. We will be studying our past presidents, Washington and Lincoln and our current president, Donald Trump next week.
Have a great weekend!
Mrs. Cassidy, Mrs. Perry and Mrs. Palmer
ROOM 105 NEWS
Our state groundhog General Beauregard Lee will come out of his burrow on Sunday to see if winter will be with us for a while more or if spring is on its way! We learned about Groundhogs Day today and made our predictions about whether spring will arrive in 6 weeks or we will have 6 more weeks of winter.
We continue to work hard in our classroom to learn all of our Kindergarten skills. The students are doing great with their sight words. Please keep working on this skill with them at home since they will need to know 50 sight words by the end of the third nine week period. Progress Reports will be sent home on February 12th.
Valentine’s Day: On Friday, February 14, we will exchange valentines in our class. If your child wishes to participate, have him or her write his/her name on the back of each valentine. This way the children will know who the valentine is from. You will find a letter that includes the student’s names in your child’s folders.
Bedtime Books and Brownies: Our next big school event will be Bedtime, Books and Brownies. It is an evening event where families come to listen to teachers read and act out stories. Our Kindergarten students will be performing an operetta about Goldilocks and the Three Bears so please mark your calendar for March 5th.
Language Arts: We have been working on the vowel “o” this week. We worked with the “ot” word family to practice our rhyming skills. We will also continue to work on our vowels and sight words for one more week before moving on the syllables.
Math: We have been working on addition this week. We have been counting objects and using pictures to help us add. We will continue to work on addition next week.
Integrated Studies: We worked on a unit about rocks and soil this week. The students rotated to different classrooms to learn about different rocks and soil. We used our five senses to explore objects around us. We also learned about Groundhogs Day this week. We will start a new unit on Presidents Day next week.