K-C Weekly News

January 29, 2016

What you really need to know

Thank you for sending in canned or boxed goods for our 100th day food drive to benefit the Needham Food Pantry. We are off to a great start! Keep those cans coming.

Please send completed valentines in a zip-top bag with your child's name on it to school on or before 2/11.

Please send gloves/mittens to school every day. The need for snow pants is temporarily suspended until the next time it snows :)

Happy Birthday to Prisha who turned six this week!

Mark your calendar.

2/5 - Homework Due

2/9 - The 100TH DAY OF SCHOOL (if no snow days)

2/10 - Early Release at 12:15

2/11 - K-C valentine exchange

2/15-19 School closed for February Break.

3/1 - NO AM Kindergarten, Delayed opening

3/25 - NO SCHOOL Good Friday

3/31 - Early Release at 12:15

What we've been up to.

  • Everyone is learning a lot more independence at school now that we are more than halfway done! Our Daily Must Do's have changed to an independent accountability system and everyone has adapted beautifully.
  • Our classroom library has undergone a makeover and everyone in K-C received a library card so they can borrow and replace books on their own. As you might imagine, our Elephant and Piggie basket and our Lego/Star Wars basket are both frequently visited.
  • All of your sight word practice is really paying off! We practiced reading the word WAS many times this week and it seems to be sticking, even though it's one of the tricky ones.
  • Your students are working on some creative projects including collaborative snowman murals and winter snow gear labeling and color coding.
  • The kindergartners have also taken over morning meeting entirely and we now have a daily volunteer to lead the group in reading the sight words and message aloud.

Links of the week.

Ideas for your student to try at home in honor of the 100th day of school~


Estimate how tall things will be using non standard units to measure.


The things kids say. For real.

Mrs. Cohen: (surveying the group before fuzzies were added to the jar for the day) How do you think we did at clean up today?

Student: We crushed it.