Mrs. Emery's Kindergarten Class
June 5 - June 9, 2017 'A' Week
Last Week of Kindergarten!!!
Final Edition of 2016-2017 Weekly Newsletter
Themed Days for Last Week of School
Monday - Camp Read - A - Lot - Students can wear PJs and bring a flashlight, towel and stuffed animal. We will make "s'mores" and enjoy reading lots of our favorite stories!
Tuesday - Worm Day - We will observe and learn about these creepy crawlers first hand!
Wednesday - Show and Tell Day- please allow your child to bring a special item from home to show and tell about!
Thursday - Picnic Day - We will eat lunch at the picnic tables, weather permitting. Lunch can also be purchased in the cafeteria.
Friday - "Popsicles, Popcorn and Play" End of Year Celebration from 12:30-1:30 pm behind the school near the track playground. All are invited to attend!
June 9th - End of Year Celebration - 12:30 - 1:30 "Popsicles, Popcorn and Play" Please join us as we celebrate the conclusion of an awesome year! We will meet under the oak tree by the track behind the school. Students will enjoy playing with chalk, beach balls, bubbles, hula hoops and other fun activities. We hope to see you there!
Harassment and Bullying Lesson Exemption Forms due ASAP / Lesson to be conducted on June 6th at 8am
Lunch Accounts and Media Center Items
Please return all book baggy books this week if you have not already done so. Thank You!
Please return photo packages with or without payment as soon as possible! Thanks!
MES May/June Events
June 5th Blue Gold Closing Ceremony 1:45-2:15
June 5th MPTO Board Meeting 7pm Providence Hills' Clubhouse
June 9th Kindergarten End of Year Class Celebration 12:30-1:30pm
June 9th Last Day of School/Report Cards
Retell and Reading Super-Powers - Please Practice Nightly!!!
Please encourage your child to use "Reading Super-Powers" when reading.
1. "Pointer Power" - Point to each word.
2. "Mouth and Letter Power" - Get mouth ready to make sounds in words.
3. "Picture Power" - Look at the picture for a clue to tricky words.
4. "Tapping Power" - "Tap out" CVC (consonant, vowel, consonant) words.
5. "Chunking Power" - Look for chunks in a word, i.e. b-at = bat
6. "Question Power" - Ask, "What will make sense with the letter sounds and picture clues?"
7. "Hopping Power" - Hop over tricky words, then go back and reread.
8. "Retell Power"-
Lastly, have your child retell the story after reading. Encourage them to tell 5 things that happened in the story using the words, first, next, then, after that, finally.
"Children are made readers on the laps of their parents." -Emilie Buchwald
Fry Sight Words and Phrases
Fry sight words:
NEWS FROM PREVIOUS WEEKS BELOW
Tapping Out Consonant Vowel Consonant Words
We are working hard in class to "tap out" CVC words. We use this strategy for practice with words in isolation and students are encouraged/prompted to use the strategy during Readers Workshop and Guided Reading. Please take a few moments to view the following video demonstrating how to "tap-out" CVC and CCVC words.
As you are reading with your child each night, prompt them to use the strategy when they come to a tricky word in a text. Ask them to tap out the letter sounds and look at the picture for a clue. I will also be placing a monthly list of "nonsense words" in the book baggies beginning this week. These words can also be tapped-out for practice. While these are not words encountered while reading, this is an excellent way for students to isolate phonemes and blend the phonemes together to make a silly word.
I also encourage you to utilize the Fundations Parent support resources at home. These resources provide handwriting practice, book suggestions and words for tapping out.
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Additional Sight Word Resources
The students are working hard in class to recognize sight words! Please check out this blog post on many apps that can be used to provide variety to sight word practice:
Also, if students have mastered recognizing the sight words, they can turn their sights to writing/spelling them correctly. This is an option for nightly practice but not required. If your child chooses this option, please send in the practice paper on Friday and I will give them one star on their "Super Improvers" card!!! (Any piece of scratch/notebook paper you have around the house will be just fine! :)
Friday Family Story Time
The sign up genius is found on the MPTO.weebly.com website on the home page. The link is:http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090b48afa62fa02-201620171
Raz-Kids Reading Program and Dreambox Math Program
Reporting An Absence From School
This link can also be found on the MES homepage on the left hand side by clicking the "Report An Absence" tab. This allows you to communicate directly with Toscha Carroll, our attendance coordinator. Thank You!
Whole Brain Teaching Rules
Matthews Elementary students adhere to the following schoolwide rules:
1. Follow directions quickly.
2. Raise your hand for permission to speak.
3. Raise your hand for permission to leave your seat.
4. Make smart choices.
5. Keep your dear teacher happy.
6. Diamond Rule: Keep your eyes on the target.
Thank you for your support as we work together to provide a solid foundation for learning!
7:45-8:15 Morning Meeting
8:15-8:30 Fundations (Phonics)
8:30-8:45 Shared Reading
8:45-9:30 Readers' Workshop
10:30-11:40 Interactive Writing/Writers' Workshop
12:30-1:30 Literacy Rotations (working snack)
1:30-2:30 Math Workshop
2:30-2:45 Packup, Read Aloud, Dismissal
- M- Music
- T- Computer Lab
- W- Art
- Th- PE (please wear tennis shoes)
- F- Media Center
- M- Art
- T- PE (please wear tennis shoes)
- W- Science Lab
- Th- Music
- F- Computer Lab
Starfall provides opportunities for students to practice letter recognition, decode/blend words as well as beginner reading selections.
Storyline Online is a great resource for quality children's picture books. Books are read to the children by famous actors with fabulous digital book illustrations. Storyline Online provides opportunities for questioning, conversation, and "book talks".
The Charlotte Mecklenburg Public Library also offers several online options for children to read and/or listen to stories. Storyplace and Tumblebooks are two such options. Sudents can use their school ID number to access online services such as Storyplace and Tumblebooks. Students can also use their school ID number to check out books from the Charlotte Mecklenburg Public library. The CMLibrary is a great place to visit and find just right, beginning readers for your child!
Thank you for supporting your growing reader!
"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go." -Dr. Seuss