What's Kickin' in Kindergarten
Flipped Lesson (video)
Unit 5 - America and Our Community
Students will be guided in learning how to ask questions about fiction and non-fiction text through predictions and "I Wonder" statements. We will begin looking at maps to locate places in their community and some symbols (landmarks) in the United States. Finally, they will begin to identify American symbols, including the flag, and continue to recite "The Pledge of Allegiance."
PHONICS, VOCABULARY, SIGHT WORDS, AND READING STRATEGIES
Students will work on Short Vowels.
Sight Words...Please make sure that you are completing the Fluency Folder every night and reviewing all 1st and 2nd Quarter Sight Words.
Week 1: all, saw, help
Week 2: out, have, what
Week 3: this, make, so
Week 4: come, or, went
This week's strategy is "Flippy the Dolphin." When reading at home, please practice the following… Read the word with the short vowel sound. Read it again with the long vowel sound. Which sound makes sense? Read it again correctly.
News Flash...Community Helpers Day is next week!!!
We have some special days planned as we wrap up our study of Community Helpers.
Please have your child dress up as their specific community helper next week on Friday unless your child’s teacher has given you a different date for this event. We will make some of the costume items on Wednesday and Thursday as a part of the activities we have planned. PLEASE DO NOT FEEL LIKE WE ARE IN ANY WAY EXPECTING YOU TO BUY A COSTUME FOR THAT DAY. Instead use what you have at home. A little imagination and creativity can go along way!
MOVIE NIGHT, FRIDAY, January 22nd
Are you looking for something fun to do on a dreary winter night? 2nd Grade & PTO are hosting the Winter Movie Night on Friday, January 22nd from 6-8 p.m. We will be showing BIG HERO 6, so get your family & friends together, bring your blankets and enjoy a movie with us! We will have snacks for sale. Water, Capri Sun, pizza, Twizzlers, Skittles, and Rice Krispie treats will be sold, while supplies last. A donation of $3.00 per family would be appreciated.
We hope to see you there!
1st Annual Father/Daughter Dance
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!!!!
JANUARY 29th will be the 1st Father/Daughter Dance at Fairmount Elementary. It runs from 6:00-8:00. There will be snacks, drinks, photos and, of course, music. The PTO is hosting the event and is really looking forward to it! Please see the enews from 1/15/16 to RSVP to the event.