Mrs. Bill's School Family News

October 9, 2015


***Please have your child wear their orange kindergarten class t-shirt on Monday!

***Please Pack a sack lunch (completely disposable) on Monday for the field trip!

Important Dates

Tuesday October 13th-Library day
Friday, October 9th- Quarter 1 ends

Monday, Oct. 12th-Field trip to Tuttle's Orchard and Pumpkin Patch

October 22-23- Fall Break- No School


  • Don't forget to practice sight words daily! I have some friends that know them cold and some that appear to have never seen the words. =) It's their only homework right now so please try to make this a nightly routine! If you need ideas how to practice I'm happy to share!
  • Our sight words for this week are; is, and, are, can, you, dad, mom, look, see, my, a, can, at, on, I, we, are, go, here, said, like, red, green, this, in, big, purple, blue, it, me, am, so
  • Review letters and sounds daily. All kindergarten children can benefit from this. I will be in touch later this week with parents who have children that really need extended practice as I am assessing them this week on letters and sounds. A good way to deepen this activity for children that are more comfortable with quickly knowing letters and sounds is to use varied fonts as our world is full of text and many times the letters are not all formed the same way.
  • practice writing first AND last name using correct upper case and lowercase letters.
  • Read to your child every day! See picture below with some great reading tips!

Sign language

I have had several parents asking about the sign language we are learning. I am by NO MEANS an expert and I am always learning along side the kids but I thought it might be helpful if I added a section of our newsletter dedicated to this and just list the words we have learned. I think the kids can recall the motion that goes but if you have the words they can teach you! Here's the list; mom, dad, grandma, grandpa, thank you, please, book, butterfly, tree, open, bathroom, water, play, horse, wait, stop, yes, no, help,cat, dog
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Tuttle's Field Trip

Field Trip is Monday, October 12th. Please dress your child in their ORANGE kindergarten shirt and closed toe shoes. Coats or jackets as needed. Please pack a completely disposable lunch. We will leave about 9:00 and return about 2:00.

Notes from the teacher...

  • Please clean out your student's folder each evening, please sign their behavior chart leaving their behavior calendar in the back pocket.

  • Morning work will come home most days. If it is unfinished your student may complete it at home.

  • Below is the link to the criminal background check and Anti- Bullying training. It must be complete before you come into school to volunteer or have lunch with your student.

  • Student book fees can now available on Skyward. All payments are due now.

  • If you want to see more pictures of my awesome class please follow us on Twitter @sbillTCE

What to ask?

Have a kiddo that is reluctant to talk about what they did at school all day? Here are a couple questions to get the conversation rolling;

* What story are you writing about during writing time? Why did you pick that story? What details are you adding?

* What's your favorite silly song you sing at the end of the day? Can you sing it for me?

* What does a cone look like? How many faces does it have?

Where's the Monkey?

Where's the Monkey?

(leaving this another week because it is fun!=) We have been learning about positional words. We watched a silly video called Where is the Monkey? to help us learn about positional words and laugh.

Discovery News

Hello wonderful parents! This is Mrs. Foust with our news from Discovery. This week our rhyme was, “Hickory, Dickory Dock.” Students learned a fun song for the rhyme and made a clock. We had movement day on Tuesday and had lots of fun doing relay races outdoors! For Social Skills we discussed how people may have different feelings about the same topic. We also talked about a new word- empathy- understanding how others feel. Next week for Discovery we will begin a unit on Family.