Friday Facts

Ms. Higgins' Classroom Newsletter

Message from Ms. Higgins

Thank you all for making Valentine's Day and 100th Day a great success!


Just a reminder-we are a Peanut Free classroom. Any questions or concerns, please reach out to me, Mr. Friedrich, or Mrs. Elliot (Nurse)


Enjoy the weekend!


Ms. Higgins

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Specials


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: Review of Old Greetings
  2. Morning Message
  3. Calendar
  4. Morning Movement: GoNoodle Videos!

Writers' Workshop-Small Moments

We are introducing our next unit, Small Moments! We will be "zooming in" on one detail that occurs during the day: snack time, morning meeting, etc.


We have been reading several books to help prepare us as we write our own Small Moments:


Wave By Suzy Lee

Knuffle Bunny By Mo Willems

Readers' Workshop


Students continue to read their "Just Right Books". These are books students should be able to read comfortably and independently.


Our Reading Strategies:

1. Look at the Front Cover and Pictures

2. Stories are composed of Pictures and Sentences

3. Use the Beginning Letter and Picture

4. Use the Ending Letter and Picture

5. Use ALL the letters and the pictures

6. Look for word families or special sounds (sh, ch, ing, ck, wh)

7. Looks Right, Sounds, Right, Makes Sense


*Encourage students to use one of these strategies when reading rather than giving them the word. This will help build their independence as a Reader.*


Students use RAZKids once a week. I love seeing the students' weekly reports and seeing the progress they make at home as well! If you need their Log In information, please e-mail me.

FUNdations

Unit 2 introduces tapping and blending C-V-C words. It is important for students to be able to isolate the sounds in these three letter words. It helps them manipulate sounds to create and read new words. The Unit 2 Introduction letter is in this weeks homework packet. Please e-mail me if you need another copy.


CVC Examples:

  • mat, map, sad, sat, sap, lip, lit, fit, wet, bet, job, nog, tug, hut, pup, gum

Math!


  • 100th Day!-Tons of counting to 100, number recognition, and problem solving!
  • Looking for shapes in the real world
  • Simple addition problems from 0-10

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 :)