K2 News!

Week of December 7th-11th

This week we will focus on...

  • Unit: Reindeer
  • Letters: big review of short a and short i
  • Sight words- she, me
  • Review Old Words- I, am, go, to, little, is, like, a, the, have, at, my, we, for, he, said
    • Math: Introducing Coins- Quarter, nickel, dime, penny
    • Science: Weather

We are learning about coins this week!

The time has come for our class to talk a little about money!! The kids LOVE learning about money! I wanted to mention that our goal in kindergarten is to have the kids IDENTIFY each of the coins in the US currency. We do not need to know the value of each coin- but we do expose it to them.

You can work on this skill at home by talking with your kids about the coins in your purse and see if they can identify them! Talk about the features of each coin and how they can remember the names.


State quarters tend to trip kids up! Expose them to state quarters if you have them :) It's not always an eagle on the back!

Our Schedule this week

Monday:

PAJAMA DAY!! Kindergarten won the award for least amount of tardies!

PE

November/December Oral Presentations due back to school


Tuesday: Art

Guided Reading Folders and Books come home

Library Day! Please help your child return their library books to school!!


Wednesday: PE

At home- Website Wednesday


Thursday:

Music


Friday:

Etime and Runners Club -- LUNCH IS AT 10:45 today!! Please make note if you are planning to come for Family Friday

Want to help the teachers with lunch and recess duty?? Please sign up below!

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SUPER IMPORTANT: Guided Reading Folders and Books!

One big change that is happening after the Thanksgiving break is our Guided Reading Folders and Books. Right now, your child only has their Austin Elementary folder with their calendar inside. Starting after the break, you will see a BLUE reading folder and ziplock bag inside your child's backpack.


Inside this folder is a list of sight words to practice at home, as well as a list of reading strategies to help your child when they get stuck on a word.

Also, there will be leveled books inside the folder. That means that I have purposely chosen this book for your child based on their reading level. There may be one book, or two, it just depends on the week. These books are to STAY in the folder when you aren't reading them! Please keep the folder inside the bag with the books so the books don't fall out.


I am going to do my best to make sure folders and books come home on MONDAYS.(sometimes it can be very difficult to get through all reading groups and Tuesdays may be the day they are brought home). I am asking your child to keep the folder in their backpack all week and for them to READ THE BOOKS AT HOME each night! These books may seem easy for them- and that's okay! We have already read these books in the classroom with me in their reading group. They are taking them home to show you what they learned and to build their reading confidence.


Bags/Folders and books need to be returned on FRIDAYS!! I will do my best to remind you. If they are returned on Friday, I have the time over the weekend to switch out the books and get what your child needs. Please please help your child with this responsibility.

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Dry Erase Markers!

Our class is still in desperate need for some skinny black dry erase markers! If you are able to donate, we would be so appreciative!! :)

PLEASE CLICK HERE IF YOU NEED TO FILL OUT A BACKGROUND CHECK FOR AUSTIN ELEMENTARY!

Mark your Calendar!

December 7th- Pajama Day! Kindergarten won the award for least amount of tardies

December 7th- Oral Presentations due!- Don't forget a visual!!

December 10th- Mrs. Saxon out in the morning time.

December 11th- Lunch is at 10:45!!

December 17th- Classroom Winter Party 2:00pm- more details to come

December 21st- WINTER BREAK!!