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Thank you all for coming to support your children for the parade today! They all looked great and were so excited to show off their adorable costumes! We hope you all have an amazing break and enjoy the extra time with your little ones!  Don’t forget to sign up for a parent teacher conference by October 1st!

Here’s what we will be up to next week:     

Reading Workshop-When we return from the break, we will be talking about how important it is to read “just right” books. Books that are too hard or too easy won’t help us become better readers.

Writing Workshop-We will continue our “Looking Closely” writing unit. We are looking at items from nature and practicing writing like scientists! We are writing about the color, texture, shape, and other observable features.   

Math-After the break, we will begin talking about 3D shapes. We will be sorting and doing other hands on activities to learn about cubes, spheres, cylinders, and cones.     

Science and Social Studies-As fall begins, we will learn about owls before we move on to other nocturnal creatures this month!  

Dates to Remember

October 5- Field Trip to the Art Barn. Dress appropriately for the weather. Tennis shoes are a MUST. All lunch items must be disposable. We cannot take lunch boxes and reusable water bottles.

October 11- Early Release

October 15-19-Conference week. Early Release all week

October 19-Fall Festival 5:30-9:30 pm

October 26-SAVE THE DATE Donuts for Dads @ 8:30 am Details coming soon!

 

 

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Be sure to check out our class Shuttefly site for lots of new volunteer opportunities!  

Here’s what we will be up to next week:     

Reading Workshop-Next week, we will be discussing how important it is to practice reading. We are hoping to make it to10 minutes of quiet reading at the end of the week so that we can begin partner reading when we return from the break

Writing Workshop-In writing workshop, we will begin a new unit on Monday that will continue into early October. It is called “Looking Closely” in this writing unit, we will focus on writing like scientists while we observe objects from nature. We practice drawing and writing details about EXACTLY what we see.   

Math-We are finishing off our 2D shapes unit with some fun math games.   

Science and Social Studies-We will be ending September by learning about Apples! We will talk about the apple life cycle and learn about the parts of an apple. We will even have an apple tasting!   

Dates to Remember

September 21-Letter Parade on the track @ 8:30 am  

September 24-28-No School due to Fall Break

October 5- Field Trip to the Art Barn. Dress appropriately for the weather. Tennis shoes are a MUST. All lunch items must be disposable. We cannot take lunch boxes and reusable water bottles.

October 11- Early Release

October 15-19-Conference week. Early Release all week

October 19-Fall Festival 5:30-9:30 pm

October 26-SAVE THE DATE Donuts for Dads @ 8:30 am

 

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Thank you all for working on our new sight words and reading with your children this week! Many children are looking for this week’s sight words in books as they read at school and are so excited to come in a get new books for their reading folders every day! Keep up the great work!

Here’s what we will be up to next week:     

Reading Workshop-This week we have earned the privilege of choosing our own special reading spot in the classroom! In addition to that, we will spend the week talking about how to take care of book. We will learn to shelve book properly, turn the pages gently, and how to carry a book so we don’t drop it.   

Writing Workshop-Writing workshop will focus on stretching out our words (saying them slowly and writing each sound that we hear) and how good writers don’t give up even when they don’t know how to spell a word. In kindergarten, we focus on children using their letter sounds to write words, rather than correct spelling.  

Math-We have begun our shapes unit and are learning to describe shapes (a triangle has 3 side and 3 corners) and look for shapes in the world around us.  

Science and Social Studies-We had so much fun exploring our 5 senses! This week, we will move on to talk about the difference between goods and services and that people use money to buy things. Talk about the goods and services you are purchasing as you are out running errands with your little bee.

Dates to Remember 

September 7-Family Fun Night  

September 24-28-No School due to Fall Break

 

 

 

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On Tuesday when we return to school, be on the lookout for our first set of sight words coming home in your child’s folder. We will begin sending 3-4 sight words home a week for your child to learn to read. By the end of kindergarten, your little one will need to read at least 75 sight words! If there are words your child already knows, you can work on recognizing them in a book, using them in a sentence, and spelling them correctly as an extra challenge.

We will also be sending home overnight reading books in a reading folder. Please read the book with your child and send it back to school the next day so your child can get a new book. This is very important to your child’s literacy development.

We hope everyone has a relaxing holiday weekend and enjoys the extra time with your little ones! Here’s what we will be up to next week:     

Reading Workshop-We are up to 6 minutes of quiet reading time! While we will continue to work our way up to 10 minutes, we will also talk about what reading looks like. Readers are quiet, they stay in one place, and the read the whole time. We will discuss why these behaviors are important during reading workshop. If our readers can keep up their great work, they will earn the privilege of choosing their own, special reading spot in the classroom, rather than having to read at their seats.  

Writing Workshop-This week, we will be teaching children that writers are never done. We will focus on adding details to our drawings and words to our writing  

Math-We will finishing up our unit on numbers 1-10 and move on to shapes! We will be looking for shapes in our everyday environment and reviewing how many sides and corners each shape has.

Science and Social Studies-We will be exploring our 5 senses with lots of fun hands on activities!  

Dates to Remember

September 5-No School due to Labor Day holiday

September 24-28-No School due to Fall Break

 

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We had a wonderful, busy week. Here’s what we will be up to next week:     

Reading Workshop-We will continue to work on building our reading stamina (we can sustain quiet reading for 5 minutes! Our goal is 10). We will also be talking about what good readers do during reading time and how good readers talk about books with other readers.

Writing Workshop-Mrs. Fox and I are amazed at how much our little bees LOVE writing and how well they are doing! They are drawing more and more detailed pictures and working so hard at using their letter sounds to figure out how get their words on paper.

Math-We will continue our unit on numbers 1-10. We are having so much fun with all our games and activities, our little ones don’t even realize that we’ve already starting sneaking in a little bit of addition!     

Science and Social Studies-We will be talking about our favorite kinds of animals this week-pets!  We will be reading, graphing, and doing lots of fun pet related art projects.   

Dates to Remember

August 29-Early Release Students are dismissed at 12:20. ASP available until 6 pm

August 31-School Wide STEM day. Our little engineers and mathematicians will be planning and carrying out a fun STEM project during the school day!  

September 3-Labor Day. No School

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  Our lunchtime is at 10:57, and we are finding that our bees are getting hungry tummies in the morning AND afternoon! Please make sure your child eats breakfast that includes some protein and consider sending enough snack for them to nibble on in the morning and afternoon. It’s hard for little ones to focus on the hard work we do in school all day if they are hungry.   

Reading Workshop-We are officially beginning reading workshop this week! We will be learning about how to take care of books, what good readers do, and working on building our reading stamina.   

Writing Workshop-As we continue to get used to our writing workshop routine, we are learning that we are the authors AND illustrators of our stories. We are encouraging children to use letter sounds to label their pictures and even try to write a few words to go with their stories!

Math-We will continue working on numbers 1-10. In addition to recognizing and writing numbers, we will be incorporating literature and some fun learning games in to our math lessons.  

Science and Social Studies-We will be getting to know each other with our “All About Me” unit, with fun stories and activities.

Dates to Remember 

August 22-Picture Day. Dress to impress!

August 29-Early Release Students are dismissed at 12:20. ASP available until 6 pm

August 31-School Wide STEM day. Our little engineers and mathematicians will be planning and carrying out a fun STEM project during the school day!  

 

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We have had an amazing 8 days of school! We have loved getting to know our brand new bees and truly have a very sweet class. Everyone has been getting along and we are already seeing new friendships blossoming. Mrs. Fox and I want to send a big “Thank You” to our 3 amazing room moms! We appreciate all the hard work they are already putting into making our class the best place to “bee”!

A few leftovers and reminders from open house:

-PLEASE place all checks and money in a sealed envelope clearly labeled with your child’s name, the purpose of the funds, and your child’s grade level and teacher. Teachers are not allowed to handle cash or checks.

-If you missed the FERPA video shown at Open House, it is available (along with the accompanying form) on East Side’s web page. Just down load the form after watching the video, sign it, and send it to school in your child’s folder.  

-When field trip t shirts you have purchased arrive at school, we will keep them here. Mrs. Jentink will wash them each time the children wear them with fragrance free and dye free detergent. We will send them home at the end of school year.

-Our Friday ice cream treat in the lunchroom costs each child .75 If your child does not have money in his or her lunch account, they will not be able to get ice cream. You can check your child’s lunch account balance via meal pay on the district web page.  

Here is what we will be up to this week:  

 

Reading Workshop-We are working on getting to know our little bees and assessing their reading levels.

 

Writing Workshop-We have started writing workshop with a fun unit called read, write, and draw. We teaching children to focus on slowing down to draw detailed pictures and maybe even add a few labels and words to their work!

 

Math-We will begin our math curriculum with numbers 1-10. We will learn how to recognize and properly write each number as well doing some fun hands on counting games.  

 

Science and Social Studies-We are working on learning (and remembering 🙂 ) classroom and school wide routines and procedures.  

 

Dates to Remember:

August 22-Picture Day. Dress to impress!

August 29-Early Release Students are dismissed at 12:20. ASP available until 6pm

 

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We have a had an AMAZING first week of school! Mrs. Fox and I are enjoying getting to know all of your little ones. We hope to see you all  at Open House on Tuesday, August 7 from 6-7:30. Remember this is a parents only event. 

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Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year!  Mrs. Fox and I cannot wait to meet all of our Busy Bees and their families at Eagle Day on Monday, July 30th from 10-11:30! We are going to have a fabulous year! 

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