Kindergarten News

September 7, 2015

Roanoke Elementary School University

Tuesday, September 8, 2015
6:00 - 7:30
Choose up to three 20-minute courses!
Come and go when convenient for you!
Choose any session regardless of the grade level offering it.
No enrollment fee. Tuition is FREE!
Elective Courses for all grade levels
All courses offered by our highly qualified and certified staff!

Please check your child's Blue Press Pocket for all the course offerings!

Friday Folder Information

Each Friday, the school and the PTA will send home notes about upcoming events and opportunities. Please check for these flyers each weekend.

This Past Friday's Flyers Included:
  • Roanoke Elementary School University information
  • Destination Imagination sign up sheet
  • September PTA Newsletter
  • Donuts with Dads Announcement
  • Join PTA Form
  • Ranger Spirit Shirt and Spirit Gear Order Forms
  • Information on Box Tops, Labels for Education, and Community Coffee "coupons" that benefit our school
  • "I Love NISD" campaign information

Upcoming Dates

Tuesday, September 8th - Wack-A-Doo Tuesday - Kindergarten will eat LUNCH at 11:20

Tuesday, September 8th - Roanoke Elementary School University - 6:00 - 7:30

Friday, September 18th - Donuts with Dads! - 7:15 - 7:45

Curriculum Notes

Skills Block

Students practiced naming, writing, and saying the sounds for the letters "L, l" and "T, t".
New Sight Words: like to
Poem: Little Boy Blue

Sight Words Learned This Year:


Readers Workshop

This week we learned how to Read a Book 3 Ways -
  • read the pictures
  • read the words
  • retell the story - if we have read the story before

We also learned about Tools of the Readers Workshop -
  • Reading Notebook
  • Reading Folder

We wrote a Readers Response about our Favorite Part of a book our teacher read to us.

Writers Workshop

We came up with a list of topics that we could write about. We read books and identified what topic that book was about. Here are some of our ideas:
  • family
  • home
  • pets
  • losing a tooth
  • sports
  • friends
  • vacation
  • school
  • something that makes me happy
  • something that makes me sad
  • something that scares me
  • something that makes me angry

Social Studies

We continued to discuss expectations for learning and working together at school.


In math we continued to solve problems together with partners and on our own in our Math Notebooks. See below for a video of how one student told a math story about 7 bears.


We learned that Scientists do certain things to learn about the world around them and to answer questions.
  • observe
  • measure
  • compare
  • sort

We also learned about Engineers - people who design and build buildings, machines, and other things people need. We discussed that Engineers SOLVE PROBLEMS.

Learner Actions

We've been learning about the Actions of a Good Learner at School. We discuss these attributes often throughout the school day. Look for ways the people in your family are using the actions at home to learn something new or answer a question.

  • Listen - I am attentive with my eyes, ears, mind, and heart.
  • Think - I take time to problem solve on my own.
  • Wonder - I am curious and I want to know more.
  • Connect - I use what I already know to help me understand.
  • Persevere - I take risks and keep trying even when I feel challenged.
  • Collaborate - I learn with and through others.
  • Reflect - I look back on my learning to see where I have been, where I am, and decide what to do next.