Cub Chronicle: Parent Edition

January Newsletter

What We're Learning

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Content Areas



School and Family Community

  • Letters (RLA) Cc, Rr, Uu, Ll (SLA) Ff, Bb, Jj, Gg
  • Word families: et, en, ug, un Rimas: -ana, -eja, -ano, -echo, -illa, -ato
  • Word wall words: the, of , and, is Palabra de Uso Frecuente: el, un, me, a
  • Compound Words
  • Recognizes 20 upper and lower case letters
  • Recognizes 20 upper and lower case sounds
  • Distinguishing Number of Words in a Sentence
  • Re-enacts a story after its read and asks/answers appropriate questions
  • Distinguishing between letters, words, and pictures


  • Writing own name
  • Writing using beginning and ending sounds
  • Uses appropriate directionality
  • Begins to use punctuation


  • Comparing height and length of people and objects
  • Rote counting
  • Subitizing
  • One to one correspondence

  • Earth Materials and Conservation
  • Using Measuring objects to learn about objects

Social Studies/SEL:
  • School and Family Community

  • Expressing self awareness and pride



  • Letters to review Aa, Bb, Cc, Dd, Ee, Ff, Gg, Ii, Ll, Oo, Pp, Rr, Ss, Tt, Uu, Yy, Zz
  • Syllable Segmentation and Rhyme Awareness


  • Earth Materials and Conservation


  • Comparing lengths and Patterns

Social Studies:

  • School and Families

Specials' Corner

PE with Coach Freeman:

In PE, we will be beginning a unit on basketball. Each week we will be working on a different skill. Passing, dribbling, shooting, and all! Please don’t forget to come to our Dunking with Dad event! The students are going to play basketball with their Dads here in the gym. See you there!

Art with Mrs. Lovelace:

This month in art we will continue to talk about the element of art called value. Value is the lightness or darkness of a color. We will discuss shade, tone, and tint as we create original pieces of artwork in the month of January.

Music with Mrs. Hinton:

In Music we will continue learning loud and soft sounds. We will create loud and soft sounds using a variety of instruments . We will continue to reinforce concepts learned in the classroom through music such as letters, counting, holidays and seasons.

Library with Mrs. Churchill & Mrs. Cunningham:

This month in the library, we will continue to identify the main characters of the story as well as secondary characters (and what the difference is between the two.) Added to that, we will begin discussing the setting of the story, or where the story takes place. Try discussing these story elements as you read to your child. You will be surprised at how much they know! Also, please continue to remind your child of the importance of returning their library book each week. Thanks for helping these young readers to be responsible readers!

Health Spot

Please follow the "need to stay home" guidelines as well as teaching them proper hand hygiene (wash for 20 seconds) and covering their mouth or nose when they sneeze or cough (please teach them to cough, sneeze on the inside of their shirt collar by lifting it up to their nose/mouth). Flu season is upon us and these are good habits to start with your children now.

Below is a hand washing video featuring Biscuit the Dog that can be used with your child to reinforce good hand-washing!

Here is the link.

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Reminders from Nurse Kenzig...

  • Please send all students at least 2 changes of clothes in their backpacks.

  • Please ensure that your contact information in current in Skyward and you have provided emergency contacts as well.

  • Please check your students daily for lice or nits.

Counselor's Corner

In the month of January, we will be learning about how to set attainable goals for ourselves. Students will listen to the story “The Little Engine That Could” and will engage in different games where they will practice skills such as; perseverance, problem solving, using inner encouraging words and simply trying their best to accomplish their goal.

Love Your Counselors,

Mrs. Evelyn Lopez & Mrs. Yadira Reyes


December's Staff Member of the Month

Congratulations to our December Staff Member of the Month, Ms. Roxey Cano. She works to collaborate with all others and is always willing to lend a helping hand. Thank you for all that you do and always having a positive attitude…we appreciate you!!

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Mark your calendars!

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Students Return From Break (Q3 Begins)


PACT: Learning through Music and Rhymes @ 8:30-9:30a


GPISD Board Meeting @ 6:30 pm




Dunking with Dads (Red/Purple Pods) @ 8:30-9:00 am


Dunking with Dads (Green/Orange Pods) @ 8:30-9:00 am


Dunking with Dads (Yellow/Blue Pods) @ 8:30-9:00 am


LEGO Family Fun Night @ 5:30 pm


PACT: Strategies for Effective Discipline @ 8:30-9:30 am


LEGO Family Fun Night @ 5:30 pm


  • Remember to send a note to school with your child excusing his absence upon returning to school.
  • Arrive on time! Don't forget that 3 tardies equal 1 absence. The tardy bell rings at 8:10 a.m.
  • Plan for your child to remain in school until dismissal time. Parents should only sign out students early in case of an emergency.
  • Our dismissal ends at 3:45 p.m. Make sure your child is picked up by that time.
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  • Please remember to be courteous and remember to follow protocol when dropping off and picking up your cub for school.
  • Please be respectful of handicapped spots and reserve those for our families and students who have the appropriate placard to utilize the space
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