Mrs. Monday's Kindergarten News

January 4 - 8, 2016

From Mrs. Monday...

We have had an amazing first semester in kindergarten! They are such a fun class. Thank you so much for all of your parent support and help at home. I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday and break!

Important Dates...

December 18 - NO SCHOOL - Winter Break begins

January 4 - Back to school

January 4 - Book-It due

January 5 - PTO Meeting

January 8 - Gator Gear Day

January 14 - Chick-fil-A spirit night

January 18 - No school - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Learning Focus...

Reading:

Story - A Grand Old Tree

Weekly Focus - How do living things change as they grow?

Letter Identification - review (Aa-Zz)

Letter Sound - e

Comprehension Skills - sequence, rereading, main idea, key details

Word Work - blending letter sounds together, beginning, middle, and ending sounds in words, sound discrimination

Sight Word - are

Grammar - pronouns (he, she, I, we, they, etc.)

Vocabulary - amazing, enormous, content, develop, imagine


Math:

pattern review, order of events/passage of time, a game to identify and describe attributes of objects, Chomputation


Writing:

writing about winter break, snow person writing, New Years resolution, writing to a prompt, "pumping up" writing


Handwriting:

alphabet review, punctuation


Social Studies:

Winter, New Year


Science:

animal adaptations

Gingerbread Man Disguises!

Click here for a cute video that you child created to disguise a gingerbread man so it doesn't get eaten by the fox!

What Color is Rudolph's Nose?

Click here for a cute video your child recorded!

Specials Schedule...

Monday - Gym (wear tennis shoes!)

Tuesday - Library (library books due!)

Wednesday - Music

Thursday - Music

Friday - Art

Winter Break Homework

A homework sheet was sent home with your child today, but it looks a little different. It has snowflakes on it (both sides). We tried to make it different and fun for winter break. Homework sheets will be due on Friday, January 8th. you will have the week after we get back to complete it also, but I thought some may want to get a head start.

Snow People Homework

Your child brought home 2 cutout snowmen and a paper earlier this week explaining this fun homework assignment. All snow people are due back by Wednesday, January 6th, 2016. We will use these snow people for an oral language activity and a writing activity. They will also be displayed on our hallway bulletin board. It is my hope that this will be a fun activity for you and your child to complete over break. Be creative! Let me know if you have any questions.

PTO Winter Party

Ask your child about our fun PTO Winter Party this afternoon. A special thanks to Mrs. Chandler and Mrs. Beaty for organizing our party. The kids had a great time! Thanks to all parents who volunteered at the party and/or sent in donations as well.

Report Cards

Report cards will be sent home with your child on Wednesday, January 6th. You will be able to keep the report card. Please sign and return the half sheet of paper attached to the report card.

Winter Break

Students do not have school tomorrow, Friday, December 18th. Students will come back to school on Monday, January 4th, 2016. Have a great break!

Recess

Please make sure your child is dressed for the weather each day (coat, hat, gloves). We go outside everyday at 11:40. Please make sure your child can put on and zip their own coat. You are also welcome to send in a chapstick that your child can keep in their art box or backpack to use as needed.

Book-It

Just a reminder to continue to work on Book-It over break. Pizza forms for December are due on Monday, January 4th. The January form will come home when we return from break.

Here is what Nick, our "Elf on the Shelf", has been up to this week...

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Donors Choose!

Use the code BURLINGTON and all donations will be matched! Click on the link below to help our class get an iPad!

Attendance Line

If your child is absent, please call the school attendance line at 317-860-4790.

Dismissal Times...

*Dismissal is at 3:50 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.

*Every Wednesday is an Early Release Day - 3:20 pm dismissal.