Ms. St. Jean's Super Stars

Kindergarten

Weekly Update!

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  On next Thursday and Friday, several students will share how they celebrate the different holidays. Your child should have brought home a blue paper this week with his/her assigned day. This is just a fun way to learn about different traditions and customs with each family sharing special items, pictures, food, etc.

Also in your child’s folder, you will find a holiday magnet with your child’s picture.  If you would like to buy it, just send in the envelope with your payment. If you do not wish to buy them, simply return them to school in your child’s daily green folder with a note saying “NO” or “I do not want.”

This is the last week for fact clubs this semester (with the exception of Tuesday since it’s a make up day from Election Day). If your child attended a fact club, please submit a new transportation note next week so I can be sure how your child will be going home on their former fact club days.

Next Tuesday, the students will be working with our TPV volunteers to put together our class giving bag. Thank you to the families who have already sent in their donations. If you are interesting in helping a family in need, please check out our Shutterfly site and sign up to donate! We still need these following items: pop top soup, Slim Jim/ Beef Jerky, pudding cups, paper plates, soap, laundry detergent pods, laundry detergent sheets & gift cards.

Congrats to our VOYAGER OF THE WEEK who showed kindness throughout the week! Way to gooo Haley!!!

Here is what we learned this week:

Orton-Gillingham/Phonics: This week the students have learned about blends. A blend is a group of 2-3 consonants that commonly “hang out” together. Blends are like smoothies. You put bananas and strawberries in a blender, and when you taste it, you still taste bananas and strawberries, just really close together. Vowels aren’t allowed in blends!

Reader’s Workshop: This week the students have been reviewing over main idea/details & rhyming words.

Writer’s Workshop:  The students have been introduced to “how to” writing.

Guided Math:  We have been learning about measurement (length & weight).  The students also have to describe which object is longer/shorter & weighs more/less.

DATES TO REMEMBER:

  1. Monday, Dec. 16th is our field trip to Legoland! Remember lunch is included! Please have your child wear our pink class t-shirt.

  2. Dec. 18th at 10:30 is our class holiday party! Parents are welcome to attend, but please no siblings. 

  3. Dec. 19th-20th are early release days. Dismissal begins at 12:10!!!

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Congrats to our Voyager of the week……… Graham!  We had a great STEM DAY and friendship feast with our book buddy class!!  Thank you so much for all of the food donations for our friendship feast!  

I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving and a relaxing week off from school!  

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Weekly Update!

Congrats to our Voyager of the Week…….way to go Ella!!!

We will be having our High Touch High Tech in-school field trip on Thursday, November 21st.

Please don’t forget to send in a snack with your child every day!  We are running low on our class snack supplies and we can always use any type of snack donations!

THANK you for bringing in your “Friendship Feast” food donations!  Please don’t forget all food donations are due on Thursday, November 21st.  We can’t wait for our “Friendship Feast” next Friday with our 3rd grade book buddy class!!

We will be having our first STEM DAY on Friday, November 22nd!  Be sure to check out pictures next Friday on SeeSaw from our first STEM DAY!

Here is what we learned this week:

Orton-Gillingham/Phonics: This week the students added new trick words to their flashcards!  We also learned about the ck rule: immediately after a short vowel, at the end of a short word, spell /k/ ck!

Reader’s Workshop: This week the students have been reviewing over punctuation (period, exclamation point & question mark) and how punctuation can bring a story to life!  Also the students have learned how to activate smooth reading and how NOT to sound like a robot when reading.

Writer’s Workshop:  The students are working on informational writing about the bald eagle and Veterans Day!

Guided Math:  We have been practicing counting sets up to 20 that are scattered.  We have also been practicing counting to 100 by ones.

 Social Studies/Science:  The students learned the importance of the bald eagle as our national symbol.

 

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Reminders!

Congrats to our Voyager of the Week……..way to go Emory!!

Reminders:

  1. Monday, Nov. 11th is Veteran’s Day. Students can come dressed in red, white and blue to show off their patriotic spirit. We will be cheering on the visiting Veterans as they parade through our school.

  2. Thursday, Nov. 14 is National Diabetes Day. Students are encouraged to wear blue that day.

  3. Friday, Nov. 15 is the fifth grade’s Pajama Pant Challenge. They are raising money for the Center for Children and Young Adults. If your child would like to wear pajamas that day, please send in $1.00.

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Weekly Update!

We are having a great week!  Don’t forget to return the signed permission slip & payment for the LEGOLAND field trip!

We had a firefighter visit today and learned about fire safety.

Here is what we learned this week:

Orton-Gillingham/Phonics: Keep practicing trick word flashcards daily! This week we learned about the “Alphabet King” story.  Have your child tell you the “Alphabet King” story and they should be able to explain open and closed syllable words.

Reader’s Workshop: This week the students have been reviewing over superpowers.

Writer’s Workshop:  The students are working on narrative writing stories.  We also wrote cards to our veterans for Veterans Day.

Guided Math:  We have been practicing counting sets up to 20 that are scattered.

 Social Studies/Science:  The students reviewed over day/night & Veterans Day.

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FOUNDATION DRIVE ENDS TODAY!!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!  TODAY is the last day for our FOUNDATION PATRON DRIVE!  I have donated as a parent……have YOU???

We have another round of Kagan training coming up next week during our teacher workday/Election Day. This means that our teachers will be even better equipped to use engaging brain-friendly teaching methods and lead students in cooperative learning. Thank you, Foundation, for helping us Level Up Learning with Kagan structures!

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Foundation Patron Drive….2 DAYS LEFT!!!

We have 2 days left of our FOUNDATION DRIVE! Thank you to those who have already donated!  In 2019, because of the generous donations of parents, teachers and friends of Mt. Bethel, the Foundation was able to purchase 60 ipads, 2 ipad charging stations and 50 laptops for MBES students.  I am able to have 6 ipads daily in my classroom where the students can use them for reading stations, math stations, SeeSaw, assessments, and other activities.  If you haven’t donated already, you have 2 more days to donate and help our class reach 100% class participation!!!

To learn more or donate to the Foundation today, visit mbesf.org.

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Weekly Update!

We have had a great week this week!  Don’t forget about our “READING SUPER HEROES” Day on October 31st!! Your child can come to school dressed as their favorite super hero!

We are looking forward to our Fall Festival on Friday, November 1st!  Thank you for volunteering and donating supplies.  Don’t forget to have your child wear his/her “pink” class t-shirt!!

Don’t forget to go ALL IN  and donate for our Foundation Patron Drive!  We currently have 12 families out of 22 in our class who have donated so far!  I would love to have 100% class participation and I appreciate your support!

CONGRATS to our Voyager of the week…….AndreaAndrea has done a great job showing PERSEVERANCE this week!

Here is what we learned this week:

Orton-Gillingham/Phonics: So far we have learned these trick words: a, I, all, his, of, is, the, to, for, you, look, do, her, like, said & they.  Your child now has trick word flash cards that are in their baggie of books.  The students will add new trick words as I introduce them each week.  Please review these trick words daily with your child!

Reader’s Workshop: This week the students have been practicing being “Super Readers!”  The students have learned how to use picture power, partner power and snap word power!

Writer’s Workshop:  The students are working on drawing detailed pictures and adding speech bubbles to their pictures.

Guided Math:  We have been comparing numbers 1-10:  greater than, less than & equal to.

 Social Studies:  The students reviewed over the 5 senses.

 

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FOUNDATION PATRON DRIVE

DID YOU KNOW character education and social emotional learning are an integral part of a child’s development? That is why MBESF has partnered with THE VOYAGE: Adventures in Character! The Voyage focuses on eight different character traits throughout the year. We call each character trait an Anchor. This year we will be focusing on: COOPERATION: working well with others, PERSEVERANCE: never giving up – even when the task is hard, COURAGE: doing the right thing – even when it is hard, KINDNESS: caring about the well-being of those around you, RESPONSIBILITY: making good choices and owning your behavior, HONESTY: being truthful in all situations, HUMILITY: thinking of others first and GENEROSITY: giving unselfishly. To learn more about THE VOYAGE or all the other Foundation initiatives or to donate today, visit mbesf.org.

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Weekly Update!

I’ve enjoyed conferencing with each one of you this week and sharing your child’s progress!  Please don’t forget to participate in our Foundation Patron Drive!!  We only have 7 out of our 22 families who have donated so far.  I would love to have 100% class participation!

Congrats to our VOYAGERS OF THE WEEK……way to go Talia & Hudson!

 

Here is what we learned this week:

Orton-Gillingham/Phonics: So far we have learned these trick words: a, I, all, his, of, is, the, to, for, you & look.  Your child now has trick word flash cards that are in their baggie of books.  The students will add new trick words as I introduce them each week.  Please review these trick words daily with your child!

Reader’s Workshop: This week the students have been practicing being “Super Readers!”  The students have learned how to use the pointer power, reread power and echo reading.  We also learned about kryptonite (longer) words and how we activate our super powers to read the kryptonite words.

Writer’s Workshop:  The students are working on stretching out words and using punctuation at the end of a sentence.

Guided Math:  We have been comparing numbers 1-10:  greater than, less than & equal to.

 Social Studies:  The students reviewed over Columbus Day.

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