# The Buzz

## What happened at school today?

Want to get your kiddo talking about what they are doing here at school? Here are a couple questions/subjects to help guide the discussion:

* What are you writing about?

* Can you show me a flip-flop-fact or a turn around fact?

* What did you learn about Dr. Martin Luther King?

## 100th Day Service Project

Our 100th day of school is quickly approaching! Over the last several months at school we have focused on learning to be a good friend and being kind to others in our school family. To celebrate one hundred days of school we would like to commemorate this special day by doing something kind for our community. We will be collecting canned goods for local food pantries. Our goal as a grade level is to donate 100 canned foods in honor of 100 days of friendship in kindergarten at TCE. This activity is completely optional. Any student choosing to participate may bring in their canned goods anytime up until the 100th day.

Thank you for helping us to celebrate in this special way!

Also permission slips went home on Thursday for the 100th day trail mix. Please sign and return it as soon as possible.

Our Library Day is now on Monday and book bag homework is due on Monday too.

January 15- 1/2 Day dismissal at 12:01

January 18- Dr. Martin Luther King Day, No School

February 5th- 1/2 Day Dismissal at 12:01

February 15th- President's Day, No School

February 16th- Flex Day- No school if we have not has a snow day up to this point

February 19th- President's Day Program

## This week:

We have worked this week on identifying the problems and solutions in the stories we are reading. We also continue to review the characters and setting of the stories we have read. When reading with your children each evening please talk about the problems and solutions in the stories you share.

The sight words for next week are: they, with, there, his

Sound Cabinet: Letter:N

In math this week we learned about flip flop facts or turn around facts. For example; 2+3=5 and 3+2=5. After kiddos had lots of practice with flip flop facts we moved into fact families. Practice with fact families with strengthen addition and subtraction skills as well as their number sense.

After setting writing goals for Quarter #3 last week students got busy working toward achieving those goals. One of the things that we worked on while writing this week is when we go back and read what we wrote we touch each word we are reading. We have found that by touching each word we are able to find some mistakes and make corrections. Good writers check their work it is called editing.

In social studies we learned about Dr. Martin Luther King and his desire for peace. We brainstormed ideas about how as kindergarteners we can be peace makers and keepers. We ate M&M's to help us understand that like people although the outside colors are all different the inside is the same.

It has been a great week, thank you for sharing your children with me!

## President's Day Program

Save the date for an upcoming program to celebrate President’s Day! All Kindergarten classes will be participating in “Meet Mr. President” on Friday, February 20th at 9:45. It’s sure to be a lot of fun! We hope you can make it!