Downhill Slide

I hope everyone had a fantastic spring break. I hope you all got to spend some quality family time and had some fun!

Can you all finally believe we only have about 6 weeks left?! This year has flown by! We are still working very hard in the classrooms to prepare for 1st grade. Please continue working at home on reading, sight words, counting to 100 and beyond, and addition and subtraction. I appreciate all of the help you all have put in!

Here are some quick reminders:

The students will have a PTA performance this Thursday, April 12th at 6:30 to about 6:45.Β  The students will need to be here by 6:15 so they can come to the classroom. The students are allowed to dress up or wear their uniforms, whichever you all prefer. I know how hard they have been working and I cannot wait to see all of their smiling faces! I hope to see you all there!

One More Week!

I hope everyone has had a great start to the Spring season! We are only one week away from Spring Break (April 2-8) We still have lots of fun learning left to do!

Report cards were sent home last week. I have received most of the envelopes back and signed (thank you!) but if you have not already, please sign it and return as soon as you can. Also, if you have any questions regarding your child’s report card, please feel free to contact me and I will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have. I am so pleased with all of the progress each student has shown and I am excited to see the growth continue for the next couple months of school πŸ™‚

As always, thank you for your help at home with your student. Please keep that up! Sight words, counting and reading are always so beneficial to practice and to continue learning πŸ™‚

Some updates on what we are learning in the classroom:

Math: Addition and Subtraction within 10. Key focus on numbers 8 & 9 this week (decomposing)

Writing/ Science: Planting seeds and how to grow plants. Writing about our process of planting and our observations.

Reading/ Phonics: “Sh” digraph of the week. Continuing reading leveled texts, focusing on main idea and cause and effect.

 

Zoo Week!

Happy March everyone! I hope you all have enjoyed some of this fantastic weather we have been having. Fingers crossed it will stay this way πŸ™‚

As I’m sure you’re students have reminded you, this week is the week of our field trip. Our trip to the zoo will be on Wednesday March 7, 2018. A letter went home this week about it. Please keep tracking the weather and dress your child appropriately. We will be going rain or shine! Also, we will be eating lunch at a later time, so please make sure your child eats a big breakfast and please bring a big snack if you are able. I will be supplying a little snack for each student in case they get hungry before we get back to eat. I know we are all so excited for this trip πŸ™‚

Wednesday March 7 is also our Variety Show for the school. We have 2 students in the class that will be participating so please feel free to come out and watch!

Thursday March 8 is Publix Math Night. This is a great opportunity to have some fun with your child while doing math activities!

Here’s an update on what’s going on in the classroom:

Math: Adding and Subtracting strategies, comparing numbers.

Writing/ Science: Animal writing.

Phonics: Letter X

Reading: Syllables, Rhyming words, Author/Illustrator, Reading leveled texts.

 

Please continue working on counting to 100, reading with your child, and practicing sight words πŸ™‚

Feel free to email me with any questions/ concerns! Thank you all for your hard work and support!

One More Week!

Happy Sunday everybody! Can you believe we are almost to winter break? Just one more week!

Although we only have one more week, we’re going to be working hard!

Here’s a little bit of what we will be doing this week:

Math: Decomposing numbers to 5-10. Finding the missing numbers to add to make up to a number

(ex: 2 and ____ is 5)

Writing/ Social Studies: Valentine’s writing & George Washington/ Abraham Lincoln.

Phonics: Letter of the week “Vv”.

Reading: Focusing on retelling, sequencing, and purpose of story/author/ illustrator.

I hope you all received the Valentine’s flyer for this Wednesday. We have some fun activities scheduled! That being said, if you choose, please bring in a Valentine for each student (we have 18 total). Please only label the “from” section and leave the “to” section blank. This makes it easier for distribution! We will be making bags at school for the students to put their valentines in to take home πŸ™‚

If you have any questions about this, please let me know!

Please continue working on sight words, reading with your child, and counting to 100!

Thank you all for your support & help! Have a fantastic week! πŸ™‚

 

Updates

We finally made it through our first full week of 2018! We had a great first full week that ended in the 100th day of school celebration! We had 100 themed math centers along with a 100 day read aloud and reading activities πŸ™‚

This week we will be working on:

Math- Decomposing numbers & number bonds within 5

Reading- Continued reading on independent levels

Writing- Continued opinion writing and supporting with reasoning

Phonics- Letter S

Science- Matter & sorting materials

Upcoming events & friendly reminders:

Tuesday, January 30- Thursday, February 1st – Variety Show Auditions

Friday, February 2nd- BINGO night!

March 7- Variety Show

Box Top Collections through February 16th! Bring in any box tops with your child so our class can win the most and win a party!!

If anyone is trying to get a heads start on Valentines and are curious to know how many to get, we have 18 total students in our class πŸ™‚

Please read this letter in regards to the parking & drop off. Thank you for your support in this as well as the rest of all you do for our class!

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2018!

First off, I want to wish everyone a very happy New Year! Β I hope you all had a wonderful break and an amazing holiday season! I hope 2018 has been great to you so far!

I wanted to touch base with you all and welcome you to the 3rd nine weeks! Can you believe we are already halfway done with the year? I am so pleased with the progress of our students and am very thankful for all of the hard work you are implementing at home. That being said, 2nd 9 weeks report cards were just sent home. Thank you to all of those who have sent back the signed envelope. If you have any questions at all about the report card, I will be more than happy to help/ answer your questions. Just shoot me an email! If you have not sent it back, please do so as soon as possible. These are very important to have back as I need to send the next report cards home in them πŸ™‚ I look forward to more progress this 9 weeks!

A friendly reminder that tomorrow, Thursday January 11th is our STEAM night from 4:30- 6:30. If you are able, please join us for some educational and exciting STEAM activities. I hope to see you all there. It will be a blast! πŸ™‚

Here is a quick rundown of the standards and concepts we are working on now:

Math: Addition and Subtraction

Reading: Staying consistent with phonics, and reading leveled books

Writing: Opinion and Informational

Social Studies: Martin Luther King Jr.

As always, please let me know if you need anything at all!

Please continue working on letters and sounds, sight words, learning your address, and counting to 100 πŸ™‚

THANK YOU!

Happy last week before break!

I just wanted to first off thank you all for everything you have done this past semester. I am so happy with the tremendous growth I have seen in the students! I look so forward to next semester and more of the growth we will all see! I am so thankful for each and every one of your children and you all!

Just a few reminders:

Tuesday and Wednesday December 19 & 20 will be early release days. Dismissal will be at 12:20. This Wednesday is our last day before the break.

We will also be having our Winter Party this Wednesday! A blue paper went home on Friday regarding some of the supplies we need to make it happen. If you are able, please please send in anything! Thank you in advance for your help with this πŸ™‚

At home, please practice going over your student’s address with them. It is a standard on the next report card. This tends to be something the students struggle with, so the more help, the better!

Speaking of report cards, they will be sent home the Friday we get back, January 5th. I will send out more information regarding these as it gets closer!

Last but not least, I hope everyone has a relaxing and amazing break. Enjoy lots of family time and your holiday season! πŸ™‚

Happy December!

Hey everybody!

Can you believe it’s already a week into December?! I hope everyone had a fantastic Thanksgiving and are now excited/ getting excited for the upcoming holidays. I know the kids and I are!

If you haven’t been told, we had a new elf friend, Henry, come to stay with us for the rest of the semester. We wrote letters to Santa asking for an elf and Santa sent us one and the kids named him Henry πŸ™‚ He is definitely a fun part of the classroom as well as a friend that keeps a lookout to report back to Santa!

Just some reminders:

A green paper was sent home yesterday. This is the inclement weather form. We absolutely need these back in case we have a bad weather situation and need to dismiss early. This form tells us how you would like your child to go home in this case. So please please send it back as soon as possible! πŸ™‚

December 19th & 20th will be EARLY DISMISSAL so dismissal will happen at 12:20 pm these days. December 20th will also be our last day of the semester and the students come back on January 4th!

Report cards are quickly approaching. Please please continue working with your student at home on: letters, sounds, sight words, counting to 100, and reading to/with them!

Thank you for all your hard work you continue to implement at home. This is such a special time of year, and I am so thankful for each and every one of you and your students! πŸ™‚

I have uploaded more pictures in the pictures tab so make sure to take a look!

& As always, please feel free to reach out to me with any questions/concerns. I am way more than happy to help with anything! Thank you so much!

1 More Week!

We are so close to Thanksgiving Break! Only 1 more week!

Just a friendly reminder we will be having our Family and Friends Thanksgiving lunch this Thursday November 16th from 11:00-11:45 AM.

Our students will be having a performance in our room (Room 704) right after the lunch (11:45). The kids have been working so hard and are so excited for this performance, so please join us right after to see it! I promise you all will love it πŸ™‚

This week (November 13-17) is our book fair. If you would like to send money in with your child, please label and let us know what the money is for and we will take them to the library so they have the chance to buy some awesome books!

If anybody would like to donate class snacks for our students, that would be greatly appreciated! This is something like a bag of pretzels, cheez-its, goldfish, etc. If you send the bag in, we will make individual bags for students who may have forgotten their snack for the day. Thank you in advance for this if you are able and willing!

As always, thank you for everything and I hope to see you all on Thursday for our friends and family lunch! πŸ™‚

Have a wonderful week! Please let me know if you need anything at all!

November Updates!

Happy November!

Friendly reminder there will be NO SCHOOL on this Tuesday November 7, 2017.

Please be on the lookout for a flyer going home tomorrow regarding our friends and family Thanksgiving lunch time during the week of November 13-17th. Our class will be having this lunch on Thursday November 16th from 11:00- 11:45 AM. Β Please return the slip if you plan on attending. I hope to see you all there! πŸ™‚

If you have any questions, please let me know!

Please continue working on letters and sounds, sight words and counting to 100 at home! I am loving the growth I have been seeing!

Thank you all for your hard work and continuous support!

Have a fantastic week!