K-C Weekly News

March 6, 2015

What you really need to know.

  • Daylight savings is finally here. Enjoy squeezing everything in with one less hour in your Sunday.
  • This coming week we will enjoy an assembly (big deal for morning K). We will see a performance by the group Manguito, which will introduce us to the music of Latin America.
  • It's time for our Spring literacy assessments. Mrs. Slotnick and I will be meeting with students to learn how far they've come this year!

Mark your calendar.

Friday, 3/13 - Book orders due

Friday 3/27 - March homework notebooks due

Tuesday, 3/31 - No AM Kindergarten

Friday, 4/3 - No School - Good Friday

Tuesday, 4/14 - No AM Kindergarten - Delayed Opening

4/18-4/26 - NO SCHOOL - APRIL BREAK

What we've been up to.

  • Celebrating Dr. Seuss's birthday! We have enjoyed many of his books and stories including The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, What Was I So Afraid of? and Too Many Daves. And, of course, we've been doing lots of rhyming.
  • Our social learning theme this week has been teamwork! It is that time of year when I pull back and expect the students to help one another with both academic and team challenges. Our favorite greeting this week was building a collaborative block structure. All 19 of us! Everyone had to strategically add one block while considering that there were many students who would have to add more (each block was required to touch the one previously added) without knocking the structure over.
  • In our nonfiction writing unit, we continued to learn about features of nonfiction books, including the Table of Contents, Glossary, Fun Facts and Headings. We practiced writing headings about penguins.
  • We have wrapped up Unit 3 in our Math studies. You may have noticed blank pages in the practice sheets that were sent home. We don't formally teach coins and clocks in K, but you are welcome to reinforce those skills at home. The back of each page is considered a challenge activity. In Unit 4, we will be using the number line in more complex ways, comparing number values and we will be constructing and deconstructing numbers (learning number facts).
  • We didn't have much luck with recess this week, in light of the temperatures, but things are looking up next week. Please keep sending snow pants and boots each day :)


Thanks to our Mystery Reader!

Mavia's brother, Desdin, took a break from his second grade studies to be our Mystery Reader this week! The children really enjoyed having a big kid visit to read Otis and the Puppy. Siblings are encourage to visit K-C any time to share stories or talents!

Link of the week.

Try this rhyming game, made more interesting by a narrator with a British accent (try medium level)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/literacy/rhyming_words/play/


Come on everybody, let's get this done. The numbers in the teens, they start with a one.

Learn the Teens Rap here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1W5aYi3lkho

The things kids say. For Real.

Mrs. Cohen: Are there foods you just don't want to eat like the yellow man in Green Eggs and Ham?


Pickles.

Hot peppers.

Hot Peppers.

Hot Peppers.

Broccoli.

Lasagna.


Really? Isn't lasagna just pizza without the crust? Which they leave behind anyway.