Roanoke Elementary - April 8, 2016
Spring Fling Donations Needed
Kindergarten Silent Auction Basket Theme:
"Princess" and "Super Hero" Basket - please send in princess or superhero themed items
Questions? Contact Tika Sampract - email@example.com
Cake Walk Items:
Please drop off your donations of homemade or store bought Cupcakes, Cookies, Muffins, and Donuts to the front office by April 14, 2016.
Questions? Contact Jennifer Banda - mrsjBanda@att.net
or Soledad Newton - firstname.lastname@example.org
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Your help is needed!
Please sign up to read to a class at Roanoke Elementary!
This event provides community members (that's you!) with an opportunity to inspire young NISD students to become lifelong readers.
All volunteers must pass a criminal background check. Log on to www.nisdtx.org and click on the Volunteer Background Check link under the Quick Links on the left-hand side of the page.
To be a volunteer reader, go to www.nisdtx.org/northwestreads.
Thursday, April 14th - LIBRARY - Lawson
Friday, April 15th - SPRING FLING - 5:45 - 8:00 p.m.
Friday, April 22nd - NO SCHOOL
Friday, April 29th - NORTHWEST READS - 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Tuesday, May 3rd - KINDERGARTEN ROUND-UP - 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. - Come and Go Event
What Did We Learn At School This Week?
Phonetic Skill: inflectional ending -ed
Academic language . . .
New Sight Word: saw
Poem: "Shark Alert" and "Rope Rhyme" by Eloise Greenfield
Want to Help Your Child With Letter Sounds?
Suggestion - don't always practice from A-Z - mix it up - go out of order. :)
This week we learned to visualize (picture) words in our minds while listening to poetry. We also identified descriptive words in poetry, such as, red, plump, steaming, hot, heart-shaped, and hungry. We wrote our opinion of a book or character in the book and the reasons why we felt that way using evidence from the text to support our opinion.
- A poem focuses on one idea.
- A poet has to really think to come up with the words he or she wants to use.
- A poet uses specific, precise words.
- A poet can ask himself or herself, "What would my reader want to know about this?" to generate questions. The answers to these questions are the words to use in the poem.
- A poem has language that flows and isn't choppy.
Ways to Practice Writing at Home
- write a simple poem about a topic or event. Here's an example:
Pecking at my shell
Waiting to hatch
Scratch, scratch, scratch
- write an "All About" book at home about an animal or anything that you know a lot about! Don't forget an opening and a closing.
- write facts about a topic you know a lot about
- write the steps for brushing your teeth or taking out the trash
- 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 Guided Reading book or listening to a Library 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 learned what school was like before and what school is like now. We learned some vocabulary words like change and tools.
We compared and described what school was like by looking at some pictures from the past. It was very interesting to see materials and tools that were used in the past like: notebooks, playgrounds, classrooms, chairs, boards and more.
Some of the students even mentioned that they were very thankful to be in school now and not in the past!
Module 10 and 11
This week we finished Module 10 and started Module 11. Students created 2D Shapes by joining shapes to make a larger 2D shape and drawing shape pictures. Students were also introduced to the concept of subtraction. We practiced these new skills by acting out subtraction story problems along with playing subtraction games.
Please refer to the Module 10 and 11 Parent Letter for ways to help strengthen these new math skills.
A Few More Kinder Announcements
Lunch Guests - Please let your child's teacher know when you, your spouse, and especially when an extended family member is coming to eat lunch with your child.
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.
Important Kindergarten Skills
- count by 1s from 1 to 100
- count by 1s from any number to 100
- count by 10s from 10 to 100
- count by 10s from any decade number (10, 20, 30, etc.) to 100
- practice tying shoes
- practice writing your first and last name correctly
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, email@example.com.
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 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. DiBenedetto - email@example.com
Mrs. Lawson - firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms. McLarty - email@example.com