Roanoke Elementary - February 5, 2016
Happy 100th Day of School!
1:30 - 2:30
Watch for a Sign Up Genius invitation from your child's teacher! Please sign up to send in items or volunteer to help during the party.
Please send in your items (except ice cream) by Wednesday, February 10th. Thanks!
Click Here for Valentines Instructions (paper copy sent home as well)
Click Here for Valentine's Box Instructions (paper copy sent home as well)
Recess - Baby, It's Cold Outside, But We Need to Run!!
Please be sure your child has an appropriate JACKET and is wearing appropriate shoes for the weather.
If your family has a hardship and is in need of help to get a jacket for your child, please let your child's teacher know.
Illness and Attendance
If your child is absent, a note must be sent to school stating the reason for the absence. In addition, we ask that you contact your child's teacher and our attendance clerk, Mrs. Esperanza Wright via phone or email on the day of the absence at 817-215-0650, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Most Magnificent Thing- Ranger Maker Challenge
From Mrs. King's Roanoke Ranger News to Know: 1-25-2016
Ashley Spire's used her book The Most Magnificent Thing and created a "book hack." You might be wondering...What is a book hack? A book hack is where you use the pages and parts of a book to create something new. It might be something that is for decoration or it could be something useful, like in Ashley's case, she turned The Most Magnificent Thing into a purse!
Create something from the pages and parts of an old, unused book (see Mrs. Valdez if you need some materials). Take a picture of your new object to give to Mrs. Valdez. You can print and deliver the picture in person or you can email the picture.
If you print the picture, include the following items on the back of your picture:
- First and Last Name
- Grade Level
If you email the picture, make sure that you include the following information in your email:
- First and Last Name
- Grade Level
What Did We Learn At School This Week?
Phonograms: -ch, -ee
Academic language . . .
New Sight Words: for
Poem: "The 100th day", "The Little Groundhog"
Want to Help Your Child With Letter Sounds?
Suggestion - don't always practice from A-Z - mix it up - go out of order. :)
- We completed our Eric Carle author study by putting the finishing touches on our opinion writing of our favorite Eric Carle book. We used an editing checklist to review and edit our writing.
- We celebrated Eric Carle by remembering what we learned about him. We have enjoyed our author study and will continue to read Eric Carle books throughout the year!
- Stories have a Beginning, Middle, and End.
- In the Beginning, students tell who the story is about, the setting (when and where), and what is happening.
- In the Middle, students write about what happened First, Next, and Last.
- At the End, students write about how they felt or what they learned.
Look below for an example from one of our kindergarteners! Super work!!
Ways to Practice Writing at Home
- write a grocery list
- write a Thank You note to someone
- make a To-Do List . . . and check it off when things get done!
- make a sweet card for mom, dad, grandma, brother, etc.
After reading a library book or Guided Reading book:
- draw and write about the character or setting of a book
- draw and write about an opinion of a book, "I liked the book because . . ." or "I did not like the book because . . . "
- draw and write about a favorite part or a connection, "My favorite part was . . . . because it reminded me of . . ." or "This book reminds me of . . . . ".
Keep the writing brief - even just a sentence or two each night will really help your child to make progress with applying letter sounds in their writing.
Kindergarten Writing Prompts
This week we continued learning in Module 7. We began by learning number names for the teen numbers 13,12, and 11. Students also learned to write the matching numeral and to show the representation of the number with their fingers. Students practiced different representations of numbers 11-20. Throughout the week students practiced these skills by playing math games to match number representations.
Please refer to the Module 7 parent that was sent home this week on ways to help strength these new math skills.
A Few More Kinder Announcements
Extra Clothes - Please send an extra change of clothes and underwear in your child's backpack - just in case of illness or an accident. Thank you!
Jackets - Please be sure to label your child's jackets and sweatshirts with his or her name so that misplaced items can be identified and hopefully returned quickly.
Six Flags Reading Log
Six Flags Reading Log and Information - English
Six Flags Reading Log and Information - Spanish
A copy of this was sent home in the Friday Folder packet on Friday, November 20th.
Labels For Education
Have You Signed Up for Remind Notifications?
Email your teacher if you missed the email/handout that was sent previously.
Roanoke Elementary School University - Parent Information Night
Please let your teacher know if you have any questions!
Roanoke Elementary Kindergarten Team
Mrs. Allen - email@example.com
Mrs. DiBenedetto - firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. Lawson - email@example.com
Ms. McLarty - firstname.lastname@example.org