Roanoke Elementary - March 24, 2016
No School Tomorrow - Friday, March 25th
Save the Date!
If you are interested in attending the field trip, please be sure you have filled out the background check. See below for link.
Once you have it completed (or if you completed it earlier in the year), please let me know so I can check to see if has been processed completely.
You can use specific dates or be more general and use the age of your child – i.e. “3 Years Old”.
Due—April 4th - 8th:
Please send in your timeline as soon as you have it finished. Your child will be sharing his or her timeline with the class the week of April 4th - 8th.
Ideas for Dates/Events:
lost first tooth
first day of kindergarten
moved to new home
. . . any other events that are important to you and your child—Be Unique!!
You are welcome to use photographs or kid drawings to add details.
Please make sure your child’s timeline is easily transported by your child.
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.
Tuesday, March 29th - CAMPUS CLOSED - STAAR Testing - 4th Grade - No Visitors
Wednesday, March 30th - CAMPUS CLOSED - STAAR Testing - 5th Reading - No Visitors
Thursday, March 31st - LIBRARY CHECK OUT - Lawson
Wednesday, April 6th - FIELD TRIP - Sea Life Aquarium - more information coming soon
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: review long and short vowels: a, e, i, o, u
Academic language . . .
New Sight Word: down
Poem: "The Rainbow"
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 infer using features, pictures, and words from the text. We used our background knowledge with clues from the text to help us better understand the topic. We practiced inferring using informational texts and narrative nonfiction.
Each book included an opening, at least 3 facts, and a closing. Ask you child what animal they wrote about!
Ways to Practice Writing at Home
- 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 about two important figures of Texas and their contributions. We talked about the Father of Texas, Stephen F. Austin (even though he was not born in Texas - he was born in Virginia). He brought many settlers to Texas. He is called the "Father of Texas" because he helped people come to Texas to settle and make Texas their home. The city of Austin was named in honor of this historical figure.
We also learned about Jose Navarro. He wanted freedom for Texas and signed an important paper called the Texas Declaration of Independence. He also helped Anglos and Hispanics in Texas get along.
It was interesting learning about this two important figures!
This week students completed a math assessment for modules 7-9. On Wednesday we started working in module 10. Students learned to show the teen numbers as a group of ten and some ones. They used digits and words to record the number of tens and then the number of ones. We practiced these new skills by making groups for teen numbers and matching teen number representations with the book, The Bug Day Out.
Please refer to the Module 10 parent letter that was sent home on Monday on ways to help strengthen these new math skills.
We apologize. The Spanish version of the newsletter is not available from the publisher.
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