Eagle News

Mrs. Richardson and Mr. Earnest's Kindergarten Class

December 14-18, 2015

The Stockings were Hung by the Chimney with Care

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Important Tests this Week

I know this is a very exciting time for our children, but this is also the end of the 9 weeks and the end of the semester. As I stated in the last newsletter, I must, unfortunately, administer end of semester tests this week. The result of these test will be reflected in the next report card.


These test will also play an important part in determining if your child will receive a "Possible Retention" letter with the next report card. Please support your child's education by:

  • Doing homework nightly
  • Encouraging them to do their best
  • Making sure they have a good nights sleep
  • Having them at school everyday and on time.

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Weekly Test will be on Thursday

Due to our Christmas Party on Friday, I will be conducting our weekly test on Thursday.

These test include: Reading Test, Spelling Test, Sound Test, Counting to 100 test, Sight Word test.


I will also be administering these tests, and others, on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday:

  • Rhyming
  • Letter Recognition
  • Writing
  • Graphing
  • Labeling Sets
  • Counting on
  • One More/One Less
  • Comparing numbers and groups
  • Place Value

Our next APTT meeting is January 21st

Please mark your calendar for our next APTT meeting on Thursday, January 21st, at 5:30. We will go over our first APTT goal of counting to 100. I will introduce a new skill and ways you can help your child attain this goal at home.

Kindergarten Bake Sale - How has the money been used?

We have raised enough money to buy the OSMO educational system for our iPad. Below is a picture of one of our students using it during math. Thank you so much for all of your support.


Please remember that all the money we raise directly benefits your child's classroom and ultimately, your child's education. All snack items are .50 each.


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Friday is Pajama Day

Our class Christmas party will be celebrated with a Pajama Party. Please send your child to school in a nice pair of pajamas (sweats will do) on Friday. Also, please send a small pillow and small blanket/towel to school. Friday morning we will join the school in singing Christmas songs and the afternoon will be spent watching the Polar Express in our pjs as we enjoy milk and cookies. Many thanks to our PTO for supplying our party goodies!

Meet our new student - Aiden

Aiden join our class on November 17th. Aiden enjoys playing with his new friends and working in his reading centers and math centers.

School-wide Book Fair this week

Mr. Traylor will be hosting a Scholastic book fair in the library this week. This is a great opportunity to add to your home library. Also, books make great Christmas presents!

Homework

Letter Recognition: (Upper & Lower Case)

  • all letters of the alphabet -Only if your child has not passed this test yet

Sight Words/Spelling Words:

  • am, be, black, with, all, ate, two, at, good

Writing:

  • Writing sentences using Sight Words

Reading:

  • Word List

Math:

  • APTT Homework counting to 30 or 60 or 100; by 1s & 10s
  • THIS IS THE LAST WEEK FOR APTT SKILL WORK

What's going on in class?

Letter of the Week: U, u

Sight Words:

  • am, be, black, ate, all, with, at, good, two

Writing:

  • names and sight words

Math:

  • Writing numbers to 20
  • Counting objects to 20
  • Counting on
  • Labeling Sets
  • Identifying how many
  • Counting on
  • Comparing numerals and quanities
  • 1 more/1 less

Social Studies/Health

  • Winter Holidays and Traditions

Whats going on at Ruth Hill?

December 14-18

Book Fair open all week.

PTO Santa Shop opened 9-12, Monday-Wednesday


Tuesday, December 15

  • Cure Carson Day (students who bring in at least $1 can wear glasses and/or hat all day; profits go to Bryson Brown (2nd grade)'s parents to help with medical bills for younger brother Carson who has rare blood disorder)
  • DQ Spirit Night


Wednesday, December 16

  • Chorus Christmas Concert, 7:00 at the CPVA


Thursday, December 17

  • Santa Visits Ruth Hill


Friday, December 18

  • Student's Last Day before Christmas Break
  • Affidavits due

Last Week for APTT Skill Counting to 100 - Be sure to help your child make their goal!

APTT Goal - Counting to 100

Our Academic Parent Teacher Team goal is for each students to count to 100. Below are the resources I shared at the meeting earlier this semester. This skill is only worked on at home, please work with them to ensure their success
Blendspace -counting to 100

Click on the button to take you to the Blendspace web site

APTT Goal Achievers

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100's Club

These students counted to 100 and beyond:

Tyler, Romel, Evelyn, Austin, Conner, Valerie, Elizabeth, Hunter, Jackson, Michael, Jada, Elizabeth, Wryson, John, Tedrin, Andreveon

Mrs. Richardson's Golden Apples

These students made a perfect score on ALL of their ELA tests this week:

  • Wryson, Elizabeth, Valerie


These students made a perfect score on their Letter Sounds:
  • Wryson, Jada, Romel, Elizabeth, John, Valerie, Brianna, Tedrin

These students made a perfect score on their Spelling Test:

  • Wryson, Jada, Elizabeth, Valerie
These students made a perfect score on their Sight Word Fluency:
  • Wryson, Romel, Elizabeth, Jackson, Valerie, Brianna

These students made a perfect score on their Cold Reading Test:

  • Wryson, Elizabeth, Evelyn, Jackson, Valerie, Brianna,

These students made a perfect score on their rhyming test:

  • Wryson, Romel, Elizabeth, Andreveon, Evelyn, Jackson, Valerie, Tyler, Conner,


Math Assessments: These students have MASTERED these standards (meaning they have passed the required 3 assessments.

Counting to 100 by 1's

  • Wryson, Jada, Romel, Elizabeth, Andreveon, Evelyn, John, Hunter, Jackson, Valerie, Austin, Tyler, Conner, Michael, Brianna, Tedrin

Counting to 100 by 10's

  • Wryson, Romel, Elizabeth, Andreveon, Evelyn, John, Hunter, Jackson, Valerie, Conner, Michael Brianna, Tedrin

Counting forward beginning with any number

Labeling sets

  • Wryson, Jada, Romel, Elizabeth, Andreveon, Evelyn, John, Shamara, Hunter, Jackson, Valerie, Austin, Tyler, Conner, Michael, Brianna, Tedrin

Counting out objects (up to 20 objects)

  • Wryson, Romel, Elizabeth, Evelyn, John, Shamara, Hunter, Jackson, Valerie, Michael, Brianna, Tedrin

Answering "How many are there?" (up to 20 objects)

  • Wryson, Romel, Elizabeth, Andreveon, Evelyn, John, Shamara, Hunter, Jackson, Valerie, Austin, Tyler, Conner, Michael, Brianna, Tedrin

Knowing 1 more and 1 less of any number (Numbers 0-20) Passed 2nd Assessment

  • Wryson, Romel, Andreveon, John, Jackson, Valerie, Michael, Brianna, Tedrin

Comparing 2 or more groups of objects (more, less, equal) Passed 2nd Assessment

  • Wryson, Jada, Elizabeth, Andreveon, Evelyn, John, Jackson, Valerie, Austin, Tyler, Conner, Michael, Brianna, Aiden

Comparing 2 numerals (more, less, equal) 0-20 Passed 2nd Assessment

  • Wryson, Jada, Elizabeth, Andreveon, Evelyn, John, Hunter, Jackson, Valerie, Dazarus, Austin, Tyler, Conner, Michael, Brianna, Tedrin, Aiden


Congratulations to all of my Golden Apples

Peer Conferences

Our students are beginning to write original sentences and are learning to share their work with others. They use peer conferences to improve upon their sentences

by share their writing,

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Working in Math Centers

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