Roanoke Elementary - January 22, 2016
100th Day of School Celebration - Friday, February 5th
Please plan on dressing your child as if they are 100 years old this day. This is an optional activity for your child. Watch for more information next week in your student's folder.
Home Art Project!
Watch for information about a 100 item art project. This will be an optional family activity to be completed at home and brought in any time during the week of Feb. 1- Feb. 5.
Ways to Practice Writing at Home
Here are some ways your child can practice using these sounds to write messages at home:
- write a grocery list
- write a Thank You note to someone
After reading . . .
- write about the character or setting of a book
- write about an opinion of a book, "I liked the book because . . ." or "I did not like the book because . . . "
- 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.
Recess - Baby, It's Cold Outside, But We Need to Run!!
Please be sure your child has an appropriate JACKET and is wearing appropriate shoes for the weather.
Have You Signed Up for Remind Notifications?
Email your teacher if you missed the email/handout that was sent previously.
For the health of students and staff, ill students must be fever and vomit free for 24 hours before returning to school.
What Did We Learn At School This Week?
Phonograms: -up, -un, -ut
Here's what we learned about letters and words . . .
- Some words have patterns (parts) that are the same.
- You can look at the pattern (part) you know to help you read a word.
- You can use the pattern (part) you know to help you write a word.
New Sight Word: of
Poem: "Short u Song"
Want to Help Your Child With Letter Sounds?
Suggestion - don't always practice from A-Z - mix it up - go out of order. :)
- We continued our Author study on Eric Carle. We wrote our opinion of our favorite Eric Carle character and told the reasons why we felt that way.
- We identified the beginning, middle, and end of The Very Quiet Cricket by Eric Carle.
- We identified the story elements of The Very Quiet Cricket by Eric Carle. The story elements are the characters, setting, problem, and solution.
- We learned to describe the sequence of events of The Very Clumsy Click Beetle. We learned to use the word, first, second, next, then, later, and finally to retell the story.
Want to enjoy some Eric Carle stories or learn more about his work at home? Check out the links below!
- This morning . . .
- Yesterday . . .
- On Saturday . . .
- One day . . .
This week we continued working in Module 6. Students were introduced to the concept of comparing weight. Students determined if objects were heavy or light. We were also introduced to the pan balance. Students made predictions of weight and tested their prediction by using a pan balance.
A Few More Kinder Announcements
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.
Roanoke Ranger Community Outreach Service Project
November 2015 - January 2016
Details were sent home in your child's Friday Folder Packet before the Thanksgiving Break. Be sure to fill out a cloud and a raindrop form when your family donates a bear for our donation to Denton County Advocacy Center.
Click here for an additional form
Six Flags Reading Log
Six Flags Reading Log and Information - English
Six Flags Reading Log and Information - Spanish
A copy of this was sent home in the Friday Folder packet on Friday, November 20th.
Labels For Education
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