Mrs. Blake's Blossoms

North Bay Haven Charter Elementary

February 8-12, 2016

Current News

It's another exciting and busy week in Kindergarten. In addition to our weekly activities, this week we will celebrate Valentine's Day. You should have received a list of student names so that your child can address their valentine cards.

We will also have our spelling test on Friday. This week's words are the -ed family: led, fed, wed, bed, red (and a bonus word!). Please help your child study throughout the week.

November and January Students of the Month

Congratulations to the November SOM, Kingsley Perryman, and the January SOM, Magnus Holman. Kingsley was recognized for her compassion and character. She is a very kind and generous student who is a friend to everyone. Magnus was recognized for his academics. His work is an example to other students and he takes pride in doing his best work. Great work!

Calendar Items

  • Valentine Exchange - Friday, February 12
  • Presidents Day - NO SCHOOL - Monday, February 15
  • Library Books Due - Monday, February 15
  • Spirit Day - Friday, February 19
  • Library Visit - Monday, February 22

Important Reminders

  • Please label ALL jackets, and sweaters.
  • Remember backpacks, daily folders, and water bottles every day.
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What We Are Learning This Week:

Language Arts:

Wonders Unit 6: Weather for All Seasons / Week 2: What's the Weather?

Essential Question: What happens in different kinds of weather?

Phonemic Awareness:
Phoneme Isolation
Phoneme Blending
Phoneme Segmentation

Phonics Review: /k/k, ck

Oral Vocabulary: predict, temperature, storm, clever, drought

Listening Comprehension:
Genre – Fantasy

Strategy – Visualize
Skill – Key Details: Sequence

Category Words: Weather Words

Handwriting: Kk

Writing Trait: Voice

Grammar: Nouns


High-Frequency (Sight) Words: she, was
High-Frequency (Sight) Words Review: I, can, the, we, see, a, like, to, and, go, you, do, my, are, he, with, is, little, red, yellow, blue, green, orange, pink, brown, black, purple, white

Spelling Words:

-ed Word Family / Test on Friday


Calendar Math: counting by 1’s, 2’s, 5’s, 10’s, months of the year, days of the week, patterns, tally marks
Pearson: Topic 9 – More Addition & Subtraction

Social Studies / Science:

Weather / Seasons
Valentine's Day

Presidents Day

Groundhog's Shadow Challenge

Our class has challenged the rest of school to find the biggest shadow for the groundhog. Throughout the month of February, other classes will find and measure the groundhog's shadow. The class with the biggest shadow will win a pizza party!