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Wow! We will be celebrating the 100th day on Friday, January 26th. (This is a new date, due to the snow days)

Please help your child collect and count 100 small items to bring in and share.  The students will be counting their 100 items to a friend.

Keep counting to 100 by 1’s; 10’s; and 5’s.

Books to celebrate:  100 day worries, 100th day of school,

Mrs. Bindergarten celebrates the 100th day of school

We will be having a special snack to celebrate!

 

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Curriculum Connections

Math Workshop:

    • Counting to 100 by 1’s and 10’s (extension – to 120)
    • Counting to 100 using dimes -counting by 10’s
    • Tens and more ones – teen numbers
    • Numeral writing
    • counting 20 objects in a line, rectangular array, and a circle
    • counting from a given number – (not always starting at 1)
    • addition and subtraction sets to 5 (extension – sets to 10)
    • numbers before and after

Language Arts Focus:

    • Short and long vowels ~ spelling CVC words using the correct vowel sound
    • blending sounds to read simple words
    • making new words by changing or adding new letters ~ onset and rime
    • Story elements (characters, setting); making predictions when we read; making connections to our own personal lives
    • retelling; fiction and nonfiction text; locating a letter, word, and sentence
    • rhyming words; syllables; word families; antonyms (opposites); verbs; nouns

Writers Workshop

    • Students are working on organizing their writing using a beginning sentence, 2 supporting sentences, and an ending sentence.
    • Informational writing – Adding details – “stretching out our sentences” – using the word because
    • We are also working on finger spacing, capitalization of the first letter; capitalization of the pronoun I, and using correct punctuation
    • We will continue to use the checklist to help our writing stay focused and organized
    • Thank you parents for all you do to help your child grow with writing!!!

 

Sight wordsfunny, white, come, said, had, out, ride – we will review all sight words learned.  Keep practicing your words at home for continued success!

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Upcoming Dates

Henry’s Spirit Night: January 22

Guidance:  January 24

STEM lab:  January 25

100th day:  January 26

Staff Appreciation Week: January 29 – February 2

Zaxby’s Spirit night:  January 30

Groundhog Day: February 2

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 Monday we were closed due to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday.

He had a dream for peace, fairness, and equality for all.

What is your dream?

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On Tuesday, January 23rd we will celebrate the 100th day of school.  Happy counting and I can’t wait to see what 100 items you bring in to share.

Can you count to 100 by 1’s, 10’s, 5’s?

 

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Language Arts Skills: Story elements (characters, setting, beginning, middle, & end); making predictions when we read; making connections; fiction and nonfiction text; main idea; word families; punctuation (period, question mark, exclamation mark); blends; digraphs; CVC spelling; opposites; syllables

*Keep reading your reading book bags at home.  Thanks for your support with our reading skills.

*use the comprehension wheel to remember elements from a story

Sight words:      funny, come, white, said

*Continue to practice the kindergarten sight words at home. Students must be able to identify  50 sight words to receive a 3 on the third nine weeks report card.

Math Skillsaddition & subtraction; counting to 100 by 1’s and 10’s; problem solving in our math journals; counting on from a given number

We began counting on from a given number and stopping at a given number. For example, starting at 14 and counting to 28 (instead of having to begin at 1). . For example: 13, the number after is 14. Ask your child what number comes before and after.  Thank you for practicing this skill with your child at home.

Writing Skills:   Informational writing, “stretching out” sentences by adding details, practice writing complete sentences – capital letter at the beginning, punctuation at the end, finger spacing

Content:  Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

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Upcoming Dates

STEM Lab: January 18

Science Fair entries due: January 19

Henry’s Spirit Night: January 22

100th day: January 23

Guidance: January 24

STEM lab: January 25

Staff Appreciation Week: January 29 – February 2

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Welcome back!  Hope you all are staying warm with these chilly temperatures!

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A January homework calendar will be sent home later this week.  Please use this homework calendar to reinforce skills that we are learning in the classroom.

Every time you complete an activity, you can color a box.  Have fun completing the activities!

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Our 100th day of school celebration will be held on January 23rd. We are looking forward to celebrating 100 days of learning!!

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Curriculum Connections

Writing:  We will continue working on writing skills, with a focus on writing complete sentences using punctuation correctly.  Students will be encouraged to use sight words, descriptive words, phonetic spelling, and spacing.  The students will begin using graphic organizers with their writing. 

Language Arts: we will focus on syllables, blends, digraphs, nouns, word families, spelling patterns, compound words, sight words (goal: 50 or more words, these 9 weeks), main idea, details from text, beginning, ending sounds, rhyming words, short and long vowels, and Understanding elements of a story, making text to text connections with stories, locating a letter, word, & sentence, retelling a story in sequence, and fiction v. nonfiction stories; adjectives, nouns, verbs;  syllables review.  We will continue reading groups and working on strategies to help reading come alive!

Poetry:   Dr. Martin Luther King

Sight words: make, come, here, not, him

Math:  addition and subtraction problem solving; greater than, less than, equal to; using a number line for numbers before and after; counting to 100; representing number sentences; problem solving in our math journals

Science/Social Studies:  Martin Luther King Jr.

Book-It! –   Keep reading at home and completing your monthly reading log.   Turn in when complete for your pizza certificate.  So proud of all the reading.  Keep it up!   A new reading log is coming home today!

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Upcoming Events:

January 11 – Wellstar Program

January 15 – No School – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

January 18 – STEM lab

January 19 – Science Fair

January 22 – Relay for Life night at Henry’s

January 23rd – 100th day of school

January 26 – Relay for Life – Crazy Sock Day for $1

January 25 – STEM lab

January 30 -Zaxby’s spirit night

Welcome back

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I hope everyone had a wonderful and restful winter break. 

I am so excited to get back to learning!  Hope the kids are too! 

Your child’s second report card will be coming home on Friday. Please sign the signature line on the envelope and return it as soon as possible. We ask that you do not seal the envelope, as we will use them again next quarter. Please remember, the criteria for the standards increases each nine weeks.

Ways to help your child at home

  • keep reviewing sight words at home
  • practice identifying, writing numbers, and counting sets to 20
  • keep reading at home daily
  • A comprehension wheel will be sent home, use these questions to help understand the elements of a story
  • Keep a journal at home and write stories at home:  look for finger spacing, sight words, sounding out words (consonants and vowels), and try to write a minimum of 3 sentences.

Thanks parents for all that you do!

Flames of Frey . . .   Aim High!

 

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2017 Frey Science Fair

Hello all you Frey Scientists!!  Time to start thinking about your Science Fair Project for this year!!!  The Frey Elementary Science Fair will be held on  January 19th,  Please click on the link below for more information, including requirements, applications and due dates.   Happy New Year!!!

https://freyspark.org/sciencefair

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While you take time to celebrate over the break, please note that there are links, websites available for continued practice.  Please look on the side of the blog at the math links page, language arts links page, ipad apps page, fun learning sites page, and the sight words page.   Thanks parents for all your support and we will continue to make 2018 amazing!

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Ideas for Writing at Home: Keep a journal for your child to write in, have your child write about their family, write a letter, postcard, recipe, or card to send to a friend or family member.  Have your child write the steps to make cookies, or write their wish list.  There are so many wonderful ideas!

Ideas for sight words:   Keep practicing those sight words.  Play a scavenger hunt game.  You can find your sight words everywhere!

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Upcoming events:

 Early Release – December 19 and 20

Welcome Winter Day – Wear your Pajamas to school – December 20

Relay for Life – Hat Day – $1.00 donation – December 20

Winter Break  – December 21 – January 3

  Return to School -January 4

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Don’t forget!

We will have our holiday singing performance in the cafeteria at 8:15 a.m on December 15th

Our class holiday celebration immediately following in our classroom.

Thank you to Mrs. Machua for organizing the fun!

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Language and Literacy: Story elements (characters, setting, problem, solution); making predictions when we read; retelling; fiction and nonfiction text; locating a letter, word, and sentence; rhyming words; Syllable sort; short vowel review (a,e,i,o,u); digraphs: ch, sh, wh, th; soft and hard sounds of C & G; making words by changing and adding letters in words; blending sounds to read simple words; types of punctuation – period, question mark, exclamation point; sight words – assessments will begin this week (letters, sounds, sight words, phonics, blending)

Writing: Your child should start writing 1 – 3 sentences about a topic.  The sentence should have some spacing and start with a capital letter and end with a punctuation mark.  We are working on stretching out our sentences for added details.  We are working on narrative and informational writing.

Ideas for Writing at Home: Keep a journal for your child to write in, have your child write about their family, write a letter, postcard, recipe, or card to send to a friend or family member.  Have your child write the steps to make cookies, or write their wish list.  There are so many wonderful ideas!

Sight Words:   get, into, this  ~  Review of all sight words.    Students must be able to identify 25 or more sight words to receive a 3 on the next report card.

Math: Counting to 100 by ones and tens; counting sets to 20 in a line, and a rectangular array;  measurement (length, height, weight, capacity).

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Upcoming Date

  Stem Lab: December 12

 Holiday Sing a long and class party: December 15

Early Release Days: December 19 and 20 – Students leave at 12:10

Welcome Winter Pajama Day: December 20

Winter Break ~ Happy Holidays: December 21-January 4

Back to school:  January 4

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Buddy Bear has been having a super time with all his adventures thus far!  The students are doing a wonderful job writing in the journal.  Keep up the great handwriting and sentence structure!  If Buddy hasn’t visited your house yet, be on the lookout for him!  Keep up the great adventures!

 

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 We can’t wait to see your Holiday Customs Book will be coming home this week.  We will be reading them as they are returned.   We can’t wait to see what December traditions are fun for your family.

 

Thank you for all your support to make learning so much fun!

Mark your calendar for Friday, December 15th!

We will have our holiday singing performance in the cafeteria at 8:15 a.m.

Our class holiday celebration immediately following in our classroom.

Bring your video cameras to record the special holiday performance.

All the students are welcome to wear their holiday best!

See you on the 15th.

 

Curriculum Connections:

Language Arts – Understanding story elements (characters, setting, problem/resolution); comparing and contrasting similar stories (gingerbread stories); Using a retelling rope for comprehension, making text to text connections with stories, retelling a story in sequence, multiple meaning of words; inflections and affixes (-ed, -s, in-, pre-); blends and digraphs; short vowels; spelling with beginning, middle, and ending sounds. CVC words.

Sight Words: ran, run, away, at, *from

Writing – Identification of ending punctuation (period, question mark, exclamation point) beginning to use ending punctuation, using sight words, and “stretching out” the sentence for added details.  Students are practicing writing narratives and informational writing.

 Math  –  writing numerals to 20 correctly; Counting to 100; Math Journals – higher order problem solving; greater than, equal to; introduction to combining and separating sets (Addition and Subtraction to 5); measurement (length, weight)

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Upcoming Events

Stem Lab – December 12

Holiday Singing Performance & Class Party: December 15 ~ 8:15 am-9:30

Christmas Rotation:  December 18

Early Release Days:  December 19 and 20 -Students leave at 12:10

Welcome Winter Day: December 20 – students can wear PJ’s

Winter Holiday Break: December 21-January 3

Student Holiday – January 2 and 3

Back to school:  January 4

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Welcome Back! 

I hope everyone enjoyed and had a wonderful Thanksgiving break.

I enjoyed spending time with my family and creating beautiful memories.

Now it’s time to get back to work. 

Just a little over 3 weeks until our Holiday break.

We have so much learning to do!

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Curriculum Connections

Language Arts Understanding story elements (characters, setting, problem/resolution) Using a retelling rope for comprehension, making text to text connections with stories, retelling a story in sequence, adjectives, nouns, and fiction vs nonfiction stories; blends and digraphs; short vowels; spelling with beginning, middle, and ending sounds. CVC words; review of king of “ing” sound.

Ways to help at home: Keep reading for the November reading log. A December reading log will come home soon. We are so proud of all the reading that is happening!

Sight Words: and, did, for, *they, *other

Review of all sight words – Thank you for continuing to practice those sight words at home. I can see such a difference and growth with their sight words.   Way to go kids!

Ways to help at home; go to https://www.education.com/games/phonological-awareness/ There are a variety of games to play and learn

Writing – Beginning each sentence with a capital letter, ending with punctuation, using sight words, and “stretching out” the sentence for added details.  Students are practicing writing narratives and informational writing.   Our goal is to try write two or more sentences to make their writing come alive!

Way to help at home: Keep a journal and write your adventures, about your family, or any inspirations in your journal.

Math  writing numerals to 20 correctly; Counting to 100; Math Journals – higher order problem solving; Counting sets to 20 in a line and rectangular array; greater than, less than; equal to; introduction to combining and separating sets (Addition and Subtraction to 5)

Ways to help at home:  Ask them to count by 10’s to 100. Can they count by 5’s to 100?

Bonus: Ask your child to count to 30 in Spanish?

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Upcoming Events

Holiday Singing Performance & Class Party: December 15 ~ 8:15 am-9:30

Christmas Rotation:  December 18

Early Release Days:  December 19 and 20 -Students leave at 12:10

Welcome Winter Day: December 20 – students can wear PJ’s

Winter Holiday Break: December 21-January 3

Student Holiday – January 2 and 3

Back to school:  January 4

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Fun on the Nature trail!   We used our senses and went on a scavenger hunt!

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See you on Thursday for the Feast!

Thursday, November 16th is the feast for our class.   Our lunch time 11:20 – 12:00.  Come and eat with your child and help us celebrate the start of the Thanksgiving season!  Looking forward to having you join us!

2, 5 ~ Thanksgiving Feast is November 14.

1, 3 ~ Thanksgiving Feast is November 15.

K, 4 ~ Thanksgiving Feast is November 16.

*On Tuesday and Wednesday, November 14th and 15th, the students will be eating sack lunches and/or lunch boxes in the classroom, due to the Thanksgiving Feast for the other grades that day.

 

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Curriculum Connections:

We will be reviewing all our skills from the previous weeks. I am so proud of the students.  Keep up the great attitude and learning!

We will keep the same sight words this week and review all the sight words previously learned.   Keep reading and learning those sight words!

Sight Words – an, more, be, *people, *time

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Upcoming Events

2, 5 Feast Day – November 14th

1,3 Feast Day – November 15th

K, 4 Feast Day – November 16th

Thanksgiving Break – November 20 – 25

Kindergarten Holiday Sing A Long – December 15th ~ 8:15am

 

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Frey’s Thanksgiving Feast is on Thursday, November 16th for our class.   Our lunch time 11:20 – 12:00.  Come and eat with your child and help us celebrate the start of the Thanksgiving season!  Looking forward to having you join us!

2, 5 ~ Thanksgiving Feast is November 14.

1, 3 ~ Thanksgiving Feast is November 15.

K, 4 ~ Thanksgiving Feast is November 16.

*On Tuesday and Wednesday, November 14th and 15th, the students will be eating sack lunches and/or lunch boxes in the classroom, due to the Thanksgiving Feast for the other grades that day.

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Keep practicing those sight words at home.

I am so proud of their progress! 

Keep reading at home!

Thanks parents for all that you do!

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Curriculum Focus

Reading Understanding story elements (characters, setting, problem/resolution) Using a retelling rope for comprehension; making text to text connections with stories; locating a letter, word, & sentence; telling a story in sequence; adjectives; nouns; fiction vs nonfiction stories; Keep activating your reading powers!

Reading Powers:   Pointer Power, Reread Power, Picture Power, Snap word Power, Sound it out Power

Phonics Blending CVC words;  rhyming words;  word Syllable Practice;  Short vowel word families;  blends (ch, th, sh, wh), hard and soft sounds of the letters “c and g”; review of blends – (bl, cl, sl, pl, gl, fl); king of “ing” sound; beginning, middle, ending sounds

Writing informational – how to writing.  Focus on:  Beginning each sentence with a capital letter, ending with punctuation, using sight words, and “stretching out” the sentence for added details.  Students are using “Mr. Spaceman”  to help with the neatness of their writing!

Sight Wordsan, more, be, *people, *time

Math – Combining and Separating Sets (Addition and Subtraction to 5); Representing numbers  (tally mark, domino, picture, number word, fingers, etc.); Writing numerals to 20 correctly; teen numbers; Counting to 100; Math Journals – higher order problem solving; Counting sets to 20 in a line, rectangular array, and a scattered configuration; greater than, less than

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Upcoming Events

Student Holiday/Election Day (No school)  – November 7th

Stem lab  – November 8th

Relay for Life Hat Day for $1 donation – November 10th

Nature Trail Walk – November 10th

Veterans Day – November 11th

2, 5 Feast Day – November 14th

1,3 Feast Day – November 15th

K, 4 Feast Day – November 16th

Thanksgiving Break – November 20 – 24

Kindergarten Holiday Sing A Long – December 15th ~ 8:15am