The Month in VIEW

February 2019

100th Day

It is hard to believe, but we will be reaching the 100th day of school milestone during February. Barring any additional snow days, the 100th day of school for Kindergarten is Friday, Feb. 15th, and 1st-5th graders 100th day is Wednesday, Feb. 13th.

Be on the lookout for any special news about 100th day festivities in your child's classroom.

One School, One Book

Mountainview Elementary is beginning a special project- an all school book club called One School, One Book. Thanks to Title I funding, every family will receive a copy of the same book. Please look for this book to come home with your child on Friday, February 8th. With the book, you will also receive a letter with more information and a nightly read aloud calendar for February 11th-28th. We will conclude the book with a special Family Night celebration on March 7th. Please make the time so your family can participate in this special activity.

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Valentine's Day

Students will celebrate Valentine’s Day with their classrooms by recognizing and enjoying the great friendships they have created. These brief celebrations will be organized and run by each classroom’s homeroom parent. On Thursday, Feb. 14th, PK will celebrate at 1:00, K-2nd grade students will celebrate at 10:00, and students in grades 3rd-5th will celebrate at 1:45.

Grade Level news

Pre-K

  • February is going to be very busy in Pre-K! This month we will focus on "Being a Good Friend". Please encourage and praise any act of kindness that your child does at home!

  • A reminder that on 2 hour delays breakfast is not served. Please make sure your little one has been fed breakfast before they arrive.

  • Also, please make sure you are following our sick policy. Your child may not attend if they have had a fever, vomiting and/or diarrhea in the last 24 hours. This is without medication.


Kindergarten:

Hello from Kindergarten!

  • We are excited about the 100th day of Kindergarten! Your child’s teacher is planning special learning activities involving counting to 100. Practice counting to 100 by 1s and 10s.
  • Practice letter names (upper and lower case) and letter sounds. Knowing letter sounds will help your child in reading and writing.
  • Remember to read to your child each evening as this will help them learn to understand the meaning of texts and increase their vocabulary.


First Grade:

This month first grade students will continue to work hard!

  • The 100th day of school is coming up and we are all very excited to celebrate this day!
  • Be on the lookout in your child's folder for this month's sight word list, the February reading log, and a class list for Valentines.
  • Please remember to keep Arctic Academy packets in a safe place (the back pocket of your child's folder is a great place). A message will be sent to you if it is an Arctic Academy Day.
  • Information was sent home last week about the upcoming PTO-sponsored Father-Daughter Dance. Please be sure to send in the money and information sheet if your child will be attending. A Mother-Son Night will be held later this year.
  • Continue to read as much as possible and practice addition/subtraction fluency. We hope you have a wonderful month!


Second Grade:

During the month of February, we will be super busy!

  • Math: we will still be practicing three digit addition and subtraction with re-grouping as well as comparing three digit numbers. We will move into measurement and understanding the tools needed to measure as well as the different units of measurement. Continue to practice the math fluency flashcards. Students will continue to be assessed on addition and subtraction facts within 20 given 1 minute.
  • Reading: students will focus on strategies such as text features, comparing and contrasting, as well as main ideas and details and cause and effect. In phonics students will learn the "R controlled vowel" sounds for words with /ar/ like car, /or/ like in horn, /er/ as in fern, and /ir/ as in bird.
  • We will continue to write for information and non-fiction in our daily writing journals. We will also start the peer editing process looking for a complete paragraph, capitals letters and correct punctuation, and transition words.
  • During our morning meeting, we will continue using our Second Step social/emotional curriculum to discuss emotions and feelings and how to appropriately act during those emotions, as well as beginning a unit on problem solving.


Third Grade

  • Math: Continue to work with your child on multiplication and division fact fluency through 10. It is imperative to build a strong foundation in fact fluency for future skills in math. Third graders will be working with two step word problems, using and identifying four operations in word problems, and fractions.

  • Reading: Students will continue to work through a variety of skills and strategies given fiction and non fiction stories. Upcoming skills include: comparing and contrasting, identifying the author's purpose, understanding characters, inferences, and making predictions.

  • Science/ Social studies: Students will begin working on animal research projects. More details to come!


Fourth Grade:

  • Fourth graders are enjoying their trip through time as we continue with the historical fiction book, “George Washington’s Socks.” Students continue to work on literary skills and concepts through our whole class book study, as well as chapter comprehension activities. Be sure to ask them what’s going on in the book!

  • In Math, we are finishing up multiplication and division, and heading into our study of fractions. It’s so very important that students continue to stay sharp on multiplication and division fact fluency, as quick recall of basic facts will improve their ability to convert and find equivalent fractions.

  • We are continuing to work on end of year field trip plans, and anticipate receiving more information on our intended trip to Fort Necessity now that the government shutdown appears to be over. As we are able to make plans, we will do our best to keep you informed.


Fifth Grade:

Fifth Grade Newsletter Highlights!

  • Important Dates & Information
  • Field Trip information
  • Valentine's Fundraiser
  • State Testing Dates
  • Weather Reminders
  • February Research Project
  • One School, One Book
  • POW-TIDE-RE


Follow this link...

https://sites.google.com/a/boe.mono.k12.wv.us/mes-wv-5th/home/monthly-newsletter/01-27-19

February Calendar

Feb. 4th- One School, One Book (OSOB) kickoff

Feb. 8th- OSOB revealed and a copy is sent home with youngest child in family

Feb. 14th- Valentine's Day

Feb. 15th- PTO sponsored Father/Daughter dance- 7:00-9:00 in gym

Feb. 19th- LSIC at 5:30, PTO @ 6:30

Feb. 21st- Family Night at 5:30

Feb. 22nd- 2 hour early dismissal