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Please check in weekly to see what we are up too!
What an exciting day! We had so much fun making our 100th day hats, gumball machines, 100 fruit loop necklaces with our reading buddies, dance party with Ms. Dana, and our 100th Day centers!
**If your child was out sick today, PLEASE have them wear their shirt on Monday and we will celebrate with them!
Enjoy the photos!
Just as a reminder, we will be celebrating our 100th Day of School tomorrow! Please have your child wear their 100th day shirt! I have been hearing a lot about them!
Today we wrote about Brown Bears and made our Valentine Bears, that will hold our Valentines! I sent a letter home at the beginning of the week describing our Valentine/Friendship Day. Here is the letter just i case...
We will be celebrating our classroom friendships on Wednesday, February 14th, 2018.
Students are welcome to bring in valentines to pass out in class, as long as they have one for everyone. There is NO need to bring in a valentine box, because we will be making valentine bear holders that coincide with our bear unit.
*There are 14 students in our class. Please make sure your child writes their name on each valentine. Here is a list of class names, so your child can write in their classmates’ name. Students will have to find their classmates valentine boxes by reading and matching their names. This is a great skill to practice!
Conner Everett Olivia Cormac
Wilson Max Gunnar Tess
Rory Jack Josie Abby
Friendship Fruit Salad
For snack on this day, we will make a Friendship Fruit Salad.
I am asking that each child bring in a small zip-lock baggie of one type of cut up fruit (grapes, kiwi, apples, strawberries, pomegranate, watermelon, cantaloupe, etc.) Each student will dump in their baggie of fruit and say something they are appreciative for in their friendships. We will mix up all the fruit and enjoy our friendship fruit salad together.
(Just a side note – many students do not like bananas J)
A letter was sent home last week.....but here it is again, just in case...
I can't wait to see everyone's 100th Day Shirts on FRIDAY!
We will be celebrating the 100th day of school on Friday, February 9th.
100th Day of SCHOOL!!!
To celebrate the 100th Day of school, we are going to celebrate by creating and wearing a t-shirt with 100 items! For example; (100 cotton balls, 100 cheerios glued to it, 100 buttons, name written on shirt 100 times, 100 paper clips, 100 pom poms, etc.) Students will create their t-shirts at home and wear to school on our 100th day, Friday, February 9th, 2018! The students will be creating some 100th Day activities in class that day too. If you need assistance, please contact me so I can help you!
Love, Mrs. LeBourveau
*Please NO STICKERS. Stickers fall off too easily and end up stuck all over our floor and tables. Thank you!
As usual, we have been hard at work! Check out our new class bulletin! We wrote about what we like to do in the winter!
We also have some really cute hibernating bears on our classroom doors!
Last week, we learned about black bears and this week we will be learning about panda bears!
We have been writing A LOT! Extra practice writing a sentence at home can only benefit your child. If they wish to write a complete sentence at home and illustrate a picture to go with it, they can bring it in to share and get a treat from the prize box.
A complete sentence includes....
-Uppercase letter at beginning of the sentence
-Finger spacing in between each word
-Punctuation at the end of each sentence
-Spell phonetically (spelling does not have to be perfect). I would rather them sound it out on their own to help them get proficient with sounding out and writing independently, rather than copy a sentence that an adult wrote.
100th Day is Happening next Friday, February 9th! A letter will be going home to explain 100th Day tomorrow!
*Please work on tying shoes
**THANK YOU to everyone who donated supplies for February. We have everything we need!
Have a wonderful week!
Thank you for all of your donations to the Theme Basket! Special thanks to Katie Hall for putting it all together! More tickets can be purchased Saturday nigh at the Lip Sync Contest. The doors open at 5:30pm (A fee of a canned good for the food pantry is suggested), Lip Sync starts at 6:30pm.
I love this time of year because I teach my unit on Bears. We will learn about a new bear each week for 4 weeks (Panda, Polar, Black and Brown bears). At the end of each week, we will write what we have learned about the bear and follow it up with a craft. At the end of our unit we will write a single piece about our favorite bear. I also incorporate some math into our unit where we will graph gummy bears and some other numeracy activities. The Unit will come to a close just before February vacation. We will wrap up with a Teddy Bear Picnic....more info to come.
Just a reminder as we discussed in conferences that we are now really working hard and focusing on our teen numbers and writing our first and last names. Feel free to practice and encourage your children at home.
Here are some important dates...
February 9th - 100th Day of School (Could change if we have snow days)
February 14th - Friendship Celebration
February 23rd - Teddy Bear Picnic
Feb. 26-March 2 - Winter Vacation
March 5-9 - Book Fair Week
March 13 - NO School for students, Teacher Workshop Day
*End of March - Report Cards go home
March 16 - Dental Day
*Photo below from our pajama day!
We have had a pretty crazy week back from vacation! We had a snow day today, and a 2 hour delay tomorrow, which means NO AM Kindergarten. SO, our Winter Celebration will take place on Friday, January 12th. We will wear our pj's, have our hot cocoa and book swap that day.
A few important things...
The classroom tends to be chilly in the morning so packing an extra sweater/sweatshirt is not a bad idea.
Next Week we will be doing our next round of AIMsWeb Literacy and Numeracy Assessments. So we will be doing lots of review! We will also be diving into teen numbers; focusing on numbers 11-15 next week.
I'd like to say Thank You again for my holiday gifts. It means a lot that you thought of me!
I enjoy teaching your children and seeing their smiling faces every day! I love my job!
Stay warm and I will see you next week!
We have been very busy this week in kindergarten!
This week we learned all about the letter "O" and sight word "you". We did a lot of sight word review this week as well as writing sentences in our journals, using our new sight words.
In math, we worked on beginning addition using manipulatives, counting to 100 by 1's, and 10's, counting on from a given number and "which number is bigger or smaller". Feel free to ask you children "what is bigger or smaller" this weekend!
We worked on a very fun project today at school with our fifth grade reading buddies. We made applesauce and cinnamon ornaments! It was very fun and the classroom smells great! For those kiddos absent today...no worries! You will have an ornament waiting for you Monday!
Have a wonderful weekend! And remember, no snow gear needed on Monday!
Just reminder that we do NOT have school tomorrow due to a Teacher Workshop Day!
This week we wrapped up our final assessments for our new RTI groups beginning next week. We will be changing our RTI group students and teachers. SO, if you hear your child talking about a different RTI teacher, that is why!
Today REPORTS CARDS went home in their blue folders. Please sign the envelop and return the envelop only.
We completed our winter poems and trees and those will be hanging in the classroom...I hear the snow is coming!
Joe's English Board is looking for presenters for the next Community Meeting. If your child is interested in sharing a piece of writing and reading it on stage let me know and I can help you submit their work. We are up to 10 sight words now so they have plenty to write about!
Thank you again for all of the donations for our December activities!
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