Friday Facts

Ms. Higgins' Classroom Newsletter

Message from Ms. Higgins

American Education Week is being honored on Tuesday, November 17th from 9:30-12:30.

Parents are invited into classrooms for 40 minute periods. Below is our schedule for the morning:

9:30-9:55-Writers' Workshop

9:55-10:05- Snack

10:05-10:10-Read Aloud

10:10-10:40-Readers' Workshop



If you have any additional questions, please e-mail me.

Reminder that conferences are Friday, November 20th and Monday, November 23rd. If you still need to sign up for a slot, please e-mail me.

Disguise Tom the Turkey is due Monday, November 16th.

Have a great weekend!

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Monday: Gym (Wear Sneakers!)

Tuesday: Library (Don't forget books!)

Wednesday: Social Skills/Spanish

Thursday: Music

Friday: Art

This Week In Kindergarten...

Morning Meeting!

We start each day with Morning Meeting! Morning Meeting consists of:

  1. Morning Greeting: Fist Bump Greeting
  2. Morning Message
  3. Calendar
  4. Morning Movement: - Ninja Training

Writers' Workshop-Personal Narratives

We are on our first week of Personal Narratives!

Person Narratives have:

1. Beginning, Middle, End

2. You on Every Page

Don't forget the Writing Process!

1. Think

2. Sketch


4. Add Details

Readers' Workshop

We are looking for Characters in our Books!

Characters are:

1. People

2. Animals

3. Creatures

4. Things

As Readers, we read:

1. Star Books-Familiar Stories we read over and over again as a class. We look for characters in Star Books

2. Dessert Books-Books we love to look at :)


Letters of the Week:

  • p-pan-/p/
  • j-jug-/j/

Letters Previously Taught:

  • t-top-/t/
  • b-bat-/b/
  • f-fun-/f/
  • m-man-/m/
  • n-nut-/n/
  • i-itch-/i/
  • u-up-/u/
  • c-cat-/c/
  • octopus-/o/
  • a-apple-/a/
  • g-game-/g/
  • d-dog-/d/
  • s-snake-/s/
  • e-Ed-/e/
  • r-rat-/r/

Activities Completed in Class:

  1. Echo/Find Letters: Students need to find letters based on the letter sounds.
  2. Sky Write/Letter Formation: Students learn how to write the letters of the week
  3. Student Notebooks: Students practice writing the letters of the week with proper formation (remember letters fall from the sky just like rain :) )
  4. Word Sorts: Students complete picture/word sorts for the letters of the week.
  5. Word Play: Students learn about different structures of sentences. Now that we know some sentence tips we are working on putting them in the correct orders ourselves and self-checking!

Below is a video going through the FUNdation Letter Cards. Start practicing at home to learn the FUNdation lingo!

FUNdations A - Z Letter Practice


  • Number Boards-One to one counting from 0-10
  • Pocket Math-Introduction to Addition Stories
  • Patters-ABAB,AAB,BBA,etc.
  • Review of Five Frames and Quick Look Cards

COIN WARS and Stuffing Donations

Thank you all for the Donations!

Mystery Reader!

Mystery Reader Sign Ups are now on Shutterfly! Please sign up through the website. If the dates/times do not work for you, please e-mail for me additional slots.

Older Siblings are welcomed! Please make sure you/they check with their homeroom teacher first!

Mystery Reader

Click to go to the Mystery Reader Sign Ups!

Check out some of our fun Brain Breaks at GONOODLE!

Go Noodle!

Check out the Go Noodle website to view all of our Brain Break and Morning Movement videos in addition to some new ones :)