# K3 News!

## Our Schedule Next Week:

Monday:

Music Class

Guided Reading Folders and Books come home-
PTO meeting 6:30pm

Tuesday: P.E Day- wear tennis shoes

Wednesday: Art Class

Mrs. Saxon is out in the afternoon for a training

Thursday:

Mrs Saxon will be out of the classroom in the morning!

Friday:

ETIME!

Cluster Showcase- NO family friday. We will eat lunch in the classroom, PLEASE send your child with lunch if you can instead of purchasing in the lunchroom

## Friday Lunch (January 15th)

On the 15th, Austin will be having the Cluster Showcase happening in the cafeteria. This showcase is for 3rd-5th graders. Because of this, we will NOT be having Family Friday on this day. We will be eating lunch in our classroom.
I would HIGHLY suggest your child brings a lunch from home on this day. The cafeteria will be selling sack lunches, but they tend to not have the best variety and aren't the kid's favorite. I will try and remind you :)

## Next Week We Are Learning...

ELA: Letters D&K, -ad and -id family, and pronouns!

Math: Identifying coins, ways to make a number, and counting to 50!

Science: Planting & life cycle of a plant

Social Studies: Tattling vs. Reporting and Conflict Resolution

## Money, Money, Money!!

For the past 2 weeks, your child has been learning all about Money in kindergarten! We have learned the coins, the value of each, and ways we can earn money!

In kindergarten, students are expected to know the name of each coin (penny, nickel, dime, quarter). They should be able to look at the coin and identify it. In first grade, they must tell the value of each coin. For now, we are just focusing on identifying- but it can't hurt to discuss how much they are worth :)

Some students are really struggling with the difference between the nickel and the quarter. Please help your child at home with this and maybe give some tricks you use to tell the difference. The more practice they get, the better. Please let me know if you have any questions!

## January Presentations- Due January 25th

Yesterday I sent home the outline for our January Presentations. This one is one of my favorites! The kids will be presenting on what they want to be when they grow up! :) Feel free to be creative.

If you notice, at the bottom of the paper, it encourages you to use index cards or cue cards for kids to read off of as notes. Please do not use the outline paper during the presentation. Some of the kids don't need notes at all, and that's fine! Index cards for each line can help remind them of what to say.

Also notice that the outline mentions your child's "visual" they bring can be an outfit they wear to represent what they want to be when they grow up! Again, have fun with this and enjoy practicing with your child. Each month we are blown away at how great they are! Let me know if you have any questions :)

Just a reminder to PLEASE send a jacket with your child each day. Even though the weather is cold, we still go outside for recess. On days when the wind chill is below 40degrees, we only stay outside for 15minutes instead of the full 30. As cold as it is, we still try to give the kids a chance to run out some of their energy :)

We will do our best to make sure jackets get returned home to you. Many times, the kids stuff their jackets at the back of their cubby because they don't want to wear it home- no matter how many reminders. A simple reminder to your child or a quick reminder email to me can help your jackets from being lost.

## Please sign up below to help teachers out for lunch and recess duty for the month of January!!

January 11th- PTO meeting 6:30pm

January 13th- Mrs. Saxon will be out in the AFTERNOON for a training

January 15th- NO FAMILY FRIDAY LUNCH (See above for details!!! Please send in a lunch)

January 18th- MLK day- NO SCHOOL

January 22nd- Report Cards Go Home

January 23rd- Austin Elementary Carnival!!!

January 25th- January Presentations Due