Friday, Oct 19, 2018

FROM THE TEACHER:  Thank you to all of the parents who attended their conferences. It was nice to connect with you and to learn a bit more about your child.

 RED RIBBON WEEK: We will celebrate Red Ribbon Week on October 22nd – 26th. The theme this year is “Good Character, Good Choices, We are Drug and Bully Free!” We will have a slogan and an activity each day to help remind the students to be live healthy and be drug and bully free! In Kindergarten we discuss how to stay healthy and take care of ourselves and how to handle bully situations. To view the theme for each day please look on my blog.

 LANGUAGE ARTS:  We continued to work on our phonics skills this week. We learned about the letters n and p. We practiced writing the letter and how it looks and sounds at the beginning of words. We also worked on sorting our letters and pictures.  During readers workshop we have been learning what to do when we don’t know a word in a book we are reading. We started a unit on informational writing this week. We learned about spiders and how to write facts about them. We will be learning about bats 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 working on our teen numbers this week. We will continue to work on this unit until we reach 20.

 INTEGRATED STUDIES:  We have been unable to spend much time on science and social studies this past week due to the short days. We will be starting a unit on night and day next week.

Have a great weekend.

Mrs. Cassidy, Mrs. Perry & Mrs. Palmer

Friday, October 12, 2018

NEWS FROM ROOM 105

Fall may be finally here in Georgia and we hope that the cooler weather will stay awhile. We are enjoying watching the changes that are happening outside our window.

FIELD TRIP: Just a reminder that the field trip to Petite Farms on Oct 10th has been changed to Nov 1. I will send another reminder when it gets closer to the time.  

 CLASS T-SHIRTS: We hung on to the class shirts so that every child would have one for our big assembly today. Our class belongs to the red house and will compete with the other color houses to have the best behavior this school year. We ask that your child wear their shirt every Friday throughout the school year and on field trips

CAPE DAY: We are going to be raising money for Children’s Heath Care of Atlanta this year by participating in Cape Day on Friday, October 19th. We encourage your child to bring a $1.00 donation and wear a cape to show their kindness superpowers.

 50Th Day:  Just a reminder that Wednesday next week is the 50th day of school and if your child wishes to they may dress in the style of the 1950s.

CONFERENCES: Conferences are being held during the week of Oct 15 – 19. Students will be released at 12:30 every day.  I am looking forward to meeting with those who have confirmed that they will attend.

LANGUAGE ARTS: We continued to work on our phonics skills this week. We practiced the letters that we have already learned and did a lot of report card assessments. During both readers and writers workshop we have been learning about non-fiction. We will continue with this unit for the next few weeks.   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 being learning the numbers 11 to 20 this week. Teen numbers are hard for most children to understand. You can help your child by having them write the teen numbers and draw objects to match the number. Please continue to work with your student to help them practice counting to 100.

Have a great weekend.

Mrs. Cassidy, Mrs. Perry & Mrs. Palmer

 

Friday, October 5, 2018

FROM THE TEACHER

We had a very quiet week here at Pitner. We were all rested and ready to go after our break.  It is hard to believe that we have been in school for 42 days already and that the first nine week grading period will come to an end next week.  You will receive your child’s first report card at your conference. I will discuss how the report card works and what areas your child needs to work on.

Thank you for coming to our parade to watch our little animals march through the school. This is our Kinder students moment to shine and we love to show how much we have learned. Special thanks to all of our industrious parents who created the cutest costumes ever for our Zoophonics parade.

CONFERENCES:

Conferences are held during the week of Oct 15 – 19. Please return your conference slip so that we hold a spot for you or can make a change. If the time that I scheduled for you will not work please give me some alternative times or days. School is released 2 hours earlier each day during conference week.

LIBRARY BOOKS:

Our class goes to the Media Center for a lesson and to check out books most Wednesdays. Please make sure that your student returns their book prior to the next library day.

 LANGUAGE ARTS:

We continued to work on our phonics skills this week. Our focus letters this week were G & T.  We practiced writing the letter and how they looks and sound at the beginning of words.  During Readers Workshop we have been working on strategies to help us read words.   Please continue to work on sight words at home. Students will need to know 50 sight words by the end of the second nine week period.

 MATH: We have spent this week reviewing shapes. We enjoyed our special shape snack this afternoon. Thank you to all of our parents who donated goodies in the different shapes that we have studied. You will find a picture of the worksheet that we completed using our shape food. Next week we will be starting on our teen numbers.

DATES TO REMEMBER

SAT, OCT 6 – FALL FESTIVAL

WED, OCT 10 – FIELD TRIP

Pitner Fall Festival

Come join us for the Pitner Fall Festival and 1st Annual Chili Cook-Off on Saturday, October 6th at 11 am – 3 pm. The festival will be located in the Pitner bus port parking lot. This year is going to be spectacular! Kids are welcome to wear their favorite costume! Admission is free for PTSA members or $7 per person at the door. Children under 5 are admitted free. You can prepay online by purchasing your PTSA membership at: http://www.PTSApitner.com.
If you are interested in entering your famous chili in the Cook-Off Contest or volunteering, please email us at: [email protected] We hope to see everyone there!
Attractions will include: Touch-A-Truck ~ Bounce Houses ~ Vendors ~ Face Painting ~ Sand Art ~ DJ ~ Raffle ~ Concession Stand ~ Kona Ice ~ Crafts ~ Games ~ Prizes and more!

Fri, Sept 21, 2018

News From Room 105

FROM THE TEACHER: We have been very busy here in our classroom working to complete the required academics for this first nine weeks. We have 2 weeks after we come back until the end of this nine week period. Just a reminder that there will be no school next week as it is our September break.

FIELD TRIP: Just a reminder that the permission slip and money for our upcoming field trip to Petite Farms on Oct 10th is due after the break.

 CLASS T-SHIRTS: Our class t-shirts have arrived. We tried them out during Learning is Fun Time today and will hang on to them to wear on our first field trip. We will then send them home. We ask that your child wear their shirt every Friday throughout the school year and on field trips. If you visit our school on a Friday you will notice that one class in each grade level has the same color shirt as ours. We all belong to same house and will complete with the other color houses to have the best behavior.

 LANGUAGE ARTS: We have spent the week reviewing the letters “r” and “s”. We will be repeating the alphabet over the next few months out of alphabetical order. Next week we will practice the letters “t” & “g”. Please continue to work with your child at home if they don’t know all of the letters or sounds yet.  Knowing the letters and sounds plays a very important role as we learn to read.

We are working to get all of our students on blue or above on our sight word rainbow. As of today 7 students are on blue, 5 are on green and 1 is on yellow. Their goal is to move up the rainbow to the top and then reach for the stars by learning 75 sight words. Please keep practicing the sight words with your child.  We spell and say the words 5 times each here in class each day. We have now added the green words to our classroom word list. The word list is on the back of your child’s folder.

 MATH: We have been working on 3D shapes in our classroom this week. We will continue with 3D shapes for part of the week we return. We will then review our numbers to 10 until the end of this nine weeks. We will then start working on the numbers 11 – 20. We are also counting from 1 – 50 in our class every day to help the students on reach their long term goal of counting to 100.

INTEGRATED STUDIES: We are working on properties of matter here in our classroom. The key to this unit is to teach the children how to use their five senses in discovery. We have talked about the attributes of different objects and sorted them using our five senses. We will use our five senses to discover some of the changes in our outdoors (fall) when we return from the break.

Have a great break!

Mrs. Cassidy, Mrs. Perry and Mrs. Palmer

 

Fri, Sept 14, 2018

NEWS FROM ROOM 105

We have been in school for 32 days. During the school year we count the days and add a paper clips to create groups of tens till we get to 180 days. This helps the students learn how to count by 1’s and by 10”s.

We are working to get all of our students on blue on our sight word rainbow. Please keep practicing the sight words with your child.  We spell and say the words 5 times each here in class each day. We try to go slowly so that the children will remember all of the words, so this process will take a couple of weeks. For those of you who have moved beyond blue and know more sight words, please continue to work on them until you know all 75. Learning the sight words will help your child learn to read fluently.

BOX TOPS: Thank you to all of the parents who filled the box tops paper and sent it in. Our school receives $2.50 for every filled page we send it. Please continue to save those box tops.

LANGUAGE ARTS:  We completed our unit on Zoophonics last week and have started working on our second rotation of our letters. We will have a Zoophonics parade here at Pitner on Friday, October 5th to celebrate the completion of the unit. Each class/student will be asked to dress up in a simple costume to represent an assigned Zoophonics letter animal.  The information on what letter your child has been assigned will be sent home on Monday.

 MATH:  We have been working on a unit on shapes for the past two weeks and we will continue with this unit for another 2 weeks. We have learned about 2D shapes already and will start learning about 3D shapes next week. We are also counting from 1 – 50 in our class every day to help the students on reach their long term goal of counting to 100.

INTEGRATED STUDIES:  We have been learning about where we live this past two weeks. We have learned that we live on Earth, on the continent of North America, in the United States of America, in the state of Georgia. We will continue with this unit in the spring and look at their city and home address. Next week we will start a unit on properties of matter.

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