Mrs. McCrea's Class News
October 14, 2016
Price Elementary Mission Statement
Becoming world changers through kindness and leadership.
Our Classroom Mission Statement
Next Week's Snack - We have 20 students!
PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK ABOVE to view the entire October snack calendar.Monday - Eden
Tuesday - Liam
Wednesday - Payton
Thursday - Perrin
Friday - Adaline
*PLEASE SEND YOUR STUDENT WITH A TRAVEL SOAP DISH CONTAINER NEXT WEEK! They are $1 at Walmart and Target. These will be used to store earbuds. Thanks!
Our goal for attendance is 98.5%. Help us make our goal by making sure your kiddo is here on time and every day! The class gets to color in one letter in the word 'ATTENDANCE' for each day we are ALL here. When the letters are all colored, they get an award! The kiddos LOVE getting to color in letters and get so excited when we are all here! With that being said, if your child is sick, please keep them at home to rest and get better!
This week's attendance: 95.25%
If you are interested in donating items to our classroom from time to time, listed below are the things we need! Thank you in advance for your donation!
This week's attendance: 95.25%
Parent/Teacher Conferences Nov. 2nd & 3rd
Stuffed Animal Day!
10-18-16 - Stuffed Animal Day
10-21-16 - Pumpkin Painting
10/24-10/28 - Oct Safety Spirit Week
10-28-16 - Fall Harvest Party
11-1-16 - PIT Crew Meeting
11/2 - 11/3 - Parent Teacher Conferences
11-11-16 - Veteran's Day Assembly
You are all welcome to join your student for lunch if you would like. You are welcome to bring lunch from outside the school or eat a school lunch with your child. If you are planning on surprising your student by joining them for lunch, please communicate this to me so that I can submit an accurate lunch count to the kitchen. Thank you!
Come Read To Us!
We would love for you to come read to our class! If you are interested please send me an email and we can schedule a time for you to come in. You and your child can choose a book or two to read to us, or I can choose one for you! It's easy and the kids LOVE it!! If you already signed up to read during open house, I will be contacting you closer to that date to remind you. Hope to see lots of readers soon!!
Tanner McConnell Guest Reader
Tanner, Trent's big brother, came and read to us this week! He is in 2nd grade and spent 25 of his signatures to come and read. Thanks Tanner, we loved it!!
Tanner and Lil Brother Trent
How cute are they?!?!
Showing us the illustrations!
Tucker, Cooper's big brother, came and read to us this week too!! We are so fortunate in our class to have these amazing brothers who give up signatures to read to us! Thank you so much Tucker!
Tucker and Cooper Ladd
So wonderful having one of my former students come and read to us! The Ladd's are such good boys!
Note from the office regarding assemblies
September TOP ROCKER - Cooper Ladd!!!
100 SIGNATURE CLUB!
- Ellie Woolfenden
- Cooper Ladd
- Brooks Lozano
- Eden Tocai
- Mia Thrasher
- Justin Todd
- Henry Zinter
- Liam Crawford
- Trent McConnell
- Molly Coggin
- Perrin Highfill
- Dalliss Hamilton
P.I.T. Crew Meetings
If you haven't made it to a PIT Crew meeting yet please consider attending one, or all of them! The Price Involvement Team is doing amazing things for our school and I know you want to be involved in making Price the best place for your child!
This year our PIT Crew meetings will be held in the Price Cafeteria starting at 6:00pm, with a meal provided for those that attend. The meetings will all start at 6:30pm. There will be free childcare provided for any children that need to come with; while the parents stay for the meeting. Childcare will be after the meal in the gym. Monthly meetings are held on the 1st Tuesday of the month, except for December's meeting.
Tuesday, November 1st
Tuesday, December 6th
Tuesday, January 3rd
Tuesday, February 7th
Tuesday, March 7th
Tuesday, April 4th
Tuesday, May 2nd
Veteran's Day Assembly
We will be hosting a Veteran's Day Assembly on Friday, November 11th at 9:00 am in the Price gym. We would like to invite all Price family members who have served or are currently serving in the armed forces. We also ask that you submit a picture of your child's serviceman or woman. This can be scanned and e-mailed to your classroom teacher or sent in your child's backpack. If sending a physical picture, Kari or Megan in the front office will scan this image and return it to your child. These images will be used in our assembly slideshow. We look forward to seeing your family at this assembly and would thank all of those who have so selflessly served our country.
We are excited to announce our next Family "Fun"damentals Night on Friday, November 18th from 5:30-6:45. The sessions will take place before the 3rd-5th grade musical, which will begin at 7:00. At our Family "Fun"damentals Fiesta in September, we collected feedback from families regarding future topics of interest, and the top two chosen were behavior management and social skills. This time, presenters will be sharing about how our school targets these two areas, as well as ideas for a wide range of behavior and personality types. This information will be meaningful for ALL participants, not just families of students with difficulties in these areas. Hamburgers, chips, and drinks will be served for free while supplies last; however, donations will be accepted. Childcare will be provided for children ages 4 and up during the sessions. Please use the following link to RSVP by Monday, November 7th. We hope to see you there!
Sight Words We Know!
Below you will find a growing list of sight words that we have been working on in Kindergarten. Each week we introduce one or two new words. Sight words are words found frequently in text that do not always follow language patterns and are not easily stretched out by letter sounds. Because they are used so often it is important that readers be able to recognize these words on sight (hence the term “sight words”). When a reader masters sight words she is able to understand at least half of the words in a particular text. By eliminating the need to decode these words, the reader is able to focus on those that are more difficult and less familiar.
Activities to work on at home!
-Writing name (first letter capital and rest lowercase)
-Identifying upper and lowercase letters
-Identifying letter sounds
-Using correct pencil grip
-Following 2-3 step directions
-Reading/Looking at books
-Writing upper and lowercase letters (starts letters at the top and uses correct pathway of movement)
-Saying the ABC Chart (e.g. Aa Apple, Bb Bicycle)
-Counting to 100
-Writing Numbers 1-10
-Identifying 2D Shapes
-Counting objects up to 20