Team Mitchell Newsletter - Week 1

August 15 - August 19

Welcome to the team!

Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year! I am so excited for what this year has in store for us!

Don't forget: Color week starts this week! On the first day of the color, student will wear it. Thank you for your support!

Mrs. Mitchell

Reading

Sharing can be a challenging skill at this age. They begin to learn that their actions have an impact on others: good and bad. Our focus this week is all about sharing. We will be reading and discussing Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister. Throughout the week we will be discussing why it is important to share. How do we feel when we do/don’t share? What does it mean to share? Sharing is a great value to have and it allows us to feel good about ourselves. At the end of the week, your child should know what it means to share!


  • glide: To move smoothly, without effort
  • shimmer: To shine with a flickering light
  • shocked: A sudden feeling
  • admire: To look at with delight
  • wise: Smart

Jack & Jill

Jack and Jill went up a hill

To fetch a pail of water;

Jack fell down and broke his crown,

And Jill came tumbling after.



Week "I Can Statements":
-I can identify the characters within the book.
-I can state what it means to share

Sight Words

  • red
  • am
  • I
  • the

Phonics

For the first 26 days we will be introducing each letter of the alphabet and the sound along with a movement.

This weeks letters & movements:

Letter Aa: Student places hands on cheeks.

Letter Bb: Student “plays” a bongo.
Letter Cc: Student crosses arms and shivers.

Letter Dd: Student “plays” the drums.

Letter Ee: Students places hand to ear.

Writing

Students will begin their first love for writing with free writes/drawings.


We will also be learning how to write letters Aa through Ee.

Math

Monday- What is Math Time
Tuesday- Learning how to use Teddy Bear Counters/Recognize colors/sizes of teddy bears
Wednesday-Learning how to use snap cubes/recognize colors/sizes of snap cubes
Thursday-Learning how to use Dot Cubes (Dice)
Friday - Review of math manipulatives - Practice using manipulatives with math partners

Reminders

  • Make sure you have signed up for Class Dojo
  • Make sure you have signed up for BLOOMZ
  • Behavior Charts will be coming home this week. These need to be signed daily!

Homework

Reading: Read 10 Minutes & Fill out Log

Optional Literacy Activities:

Here are a few activities you can do at home with your child this week!

  • Bake some cookies together and share with the family.
  • Color a picture together by sharing the crayons.
  • Ask your students what it means to share and why it is so important.


Optional Phonics Homework Below!

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Dates to Remember

COLOR DAYS

Monday, August 15th ORANGE

Wednesday, August 17th PURPLE

Friday, August 19th PINK


Tuesday, August 23rd BROWN

Thursday, August 25th BLACK


Monday, August 29th WHITE

Wednesday, August 31st RED

Friday, September 2nd YELLOW


Tuesday, September 7th BLUE

Thursday, September 9th GREEN


Tuesday, September 13th GREY

Thursday, September 15th RAINBOW

Birthday Information

We love to celebrate birthdays! Feel free to send in store bought treats (school policy). We celebrate birthdays at the end of the day. Please check with me for our class size, as it changes frequently throughout the school year. Summer birthday? Feel free to send treats for a celebration on their half birthday.