Mrs. Monday's Kindergarten News

February 8 - 12

From Mrs. Monday...

The DIBELS middle of the year benchmark results will be sent home with your child today. Please let me know if you have any questions.


Our PTO Friendship Party will be next Friday, February 12 at 3:10. Parents are welcome to attend. Remember - no candy or food is allowed with valentine cards or goody bags.


Have a great weekend!

Important Dates...

February 10 - PTO party donations due

February 12 - Scholastic book orders are due

February 12 - PTO Friendship Party - 3:10

February 15 - NO SCHOOL - President's Day

February 20 - Happy Birthday Harsimarjit!

February 21 - Gymnastics Spirit Day 1-2:30 @ The Gymnastics Company

Learning Focus...

Reading:

Story - Zoo Borns!

Weekly Focus - How are some animals alike and how are they different?

Letter Identification - review (Aa-Zz)

Letter Sound - Uu

Comprehension Skills - connections, compare and contrast, using illustrations to predict, recall and retell

Word Work - blending letter sounds together, beginning, middle, and ending sounds in words, sound discrimination, phoneme segmentation

Sight Words - for, have

Grammar - verbs (action words)

Vocabulary - appearance, plenty, wander, behavior, exercise


Math:

3D shapes, Chomputation, money review (penny, nickel), place value


Writing:

letter writing (to be sent in our Gator Mail system), pumping up our writing (writing multiple sentences with more detail)


Handwriting:

review (writing sentences, writing a note/letter, writing an invitation, weather report)


Social Studies:

Valentine's Day


Science:

baby animals

Specials Schedule...

Monday - Gym

Tuesday - Library (library books due!)

Wednesday - ART

Thursday - Music

Friday - Art

Gator of the Month!

Congratulations to Bryce, our January Gator of the Month! Bryce is always respectful, helpful, and caring. He always puts forth his best effort and uses self control. Bryce was announced on our morning announcements. Soon he will get a cool gator bracelet and have his name on a bulletin board. Way to go!
Chomputation Practice Website! (click here!)

We have created this page to help your child practice for the various levels of the Chomputation tests. Check this out!

PTO Friendship Party

Our PTO Friendship Party will be on Friday, February 12 at 3:10. The class will play games and do crafts. Parents are welcome to come and help out with the party. We need items for the treat bags. Please send in any donations by Wednesday, February 10. There are 24 students in our class. Ideas...stickers, bookmarks, pencils, rulers, small toys, fun erasers, etc.

Valentine Cards

Your child is welcome to send in valentine cards for the class. This is optional, but always very fun for kindergartners. A pink list was sent home today. Please make sure your child brings their valentine cards to school before Friday or on Friday morning. We will be passing out valentine cards before the PTO party. If your child is bringing in cards, please make sure they have one for ALL students. Writing valentine cards is a great activity to practice handwriting, appropriate letter size, letter formation, and how to write names (don't forget to begin each name with a capital letter).

Book-It

Congratulations to the following students who completed their January Book-It form. They each read 16 books and earned a free pizza coupon from Pizza Hut. Way to go!


Andrew

Owen

Alex

Abhinav

Bryce

Recess

Please make sure your child is dressed for the weather each day (coat, hat, gloves). We go outside everyday at 11:40. Please make sure your child can put on and zip their own coat. You are also welcome to send in a chapstick that your child can keep in their art box or backpack to use as needed.
Scholastic Book Orders - order here!

Class code - GKYNP Due - February 12

Website of the Week...

Donors Choose!

Use the code BURLINGTON and all donations will be matched! Click on the link below to help our class get an iPad!

Attendance Line

If your child is absent, please call the school attendance line at 317-860-4790.

Dismissal Times...

*Dismissal is at 3:50 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.

*Every Wednesday is an Early Release Day - 3:20 pm dismissal.