Mrs. Thomas' News



This Month we will begin Unit 4 -measuring! The "BIG IDEAS" for this unit are.....

• Counting, Quantity, and Cardinality

o Arrange and compare sets using one-to-one correspondence
o Count by ones
o Compare quantities
o Build sets
o Match numerals to sets
o Write numbers from 0-20
o Develop conservation of number, cardinality, and instant recognition of quantities

• Whole Number Operations/Computation

o Make sense of and develop strategies to solve addition and subtraction problems with totals up to 10
o Use manipulatives, drawings, tools, and notation to show strategies and solutions

• Measuring length and weight

o Directly compare the length of two objects
o Directly compare the weight of two objects

• Sort, classify, represent, and interpret data

This month we will continue to login to BCPS One from home, using their log-in and internal password. Then click Dreambox! Students should try Dreambox 2 or 3 times a week for 10 minutes!

Reading/ Language Arts-Homework!

Thanks to everyone that turned in their December homework calendar! If you have not turned in your Dec. calendar, please do ASAP. Homework in kindergarten is a great way to connect with your child and reinforce skills learned at school! The January homework calendar is coming home today! At the end of the month, return the completed calendar. Also, students will be bringing home new sight words for the month of January. Please cut the words apart and attach to the ring. This is a good way to practice sight words, as new words come home each month you will add them to the ring!

In addition to the January homework calendar, students will be bringing home the monthly reading log. This is a way to reinforce reading at home, students are asked to read 10 books a month with an adult and record it on the sheet. Once you have read 10 books, you can record additional books on the back. Families will only receive one reading log per month. The goal of this log is to record how often you are reading and what types of books you are reading. At the end of the month please return your reading log with your monthly homework chart.

CCSS we will continue to develop this month....

1.Title and author of the book

2. character and setting in the text.

3. Ask and answer questions about the text.

*Please reinforce these skills as you read nightly for 10 minutes!

Dates to Remember


11th- PTA sponsored Panera night 6-9

14th-BCPS Day (wear blue)

15th-2nd marking period ends

18th- MLK birthday observed (school closed)

19th- school closed for students (professional development day for students)

20th- PTA meeting 6:30

Adventures with Pete the Cat!

This month the following friends will be bringing home Pete the Cat to write about their adventures with him over the weekend!

Friday, Jan. 8- Owen Jennings

Friday, Jan. 15- Cassie Jackson

Friday, Jan. 22- Ryan Insley

Friday, Jan.29- Landis Hill

Winter Weather

Please remember we will go outside for recess if the temperature is above 32 degrees! Students need to have appropriate winter coats, gloves, hats and/or scarves to play comfortably.

Also, in the event of a delay due to weather, there will not be parent volunteers needed that day!

Classroom requests!!!

If parents have any Yoplait yogurt cups you can recycle( the shape that is skinny at the top and larger at the bottom) they make great cups for holding paint at our painting center. I would appreciate any donations.