Beach Buddies' Bulletin

December 14-18

Hello, K Families! Holiday excitement is definitely in the air. Thursday we enjoyed the 4th and 5th graders' plays upstairs. We were AWESOME audience members. Friday was a Grinch-filled day!

In other literacy learning this week we:

We continue to work hard in word workshop to spell 3 letter words by stretching the sounds slowly like a turtle. Can your child spell these words?:

*tap, has, tin, pat, pin, sip, nap, fit, not*

Star Word Cards

Soon we will be adding a ring of STAR word flash cards into your child's folder. It will contain most of the 41 star words that the kindergartners need to master this year. We'll add the rest in a few weeks. Let's keep this word ring in your folder's zippered "note" case to be sure the cards don't get lost. Take them out to practice and then return to the folder case for safe keeping. Thanks for reading these on a regular basis. So many of our beginning reader books contain these important words. Reading these words in a "snap" will greatly help your kindergartner.

100% RD Readers

Wow! We have been 100% Razzle Dazzle readers for the past 4 weeks!! That is amazing! Thank you for supporting your young reader at home and returning those tally sheets back to school. Your support shines through in your smart kids!! Thank you!!

Ms. Meyer

When we return to school in January, we are looking forward to welcoming Ms. Meyer into our classroom as a student teacher from the College of St. Benedict. She has visited our classroom several times already...she will be an excellent addition to our classroom.

Pajama Day - WEDNESDAY

This coming Wednesday, we will celebrate the holidays with some Polar Express fun. Kindergartners can come dressed in their pajamas! Please be sure to have gym shoes available and wear pajamas that are school appropriate. Thank you!

Technology Tidbits

Beach Buddies' Blog

This week we learned about the app ChatterPix kids. It was a hit! We used the app to share our thinking about characters in books. We are getting to be experts at creating on the ipad, saving it to the camera roll, and sending it to me through another app called SeeSaw. Pretty impressive! I complied their ChatterPix creations in a video on our blog. Check it out!

Apps to Share...

Felt Board Christmas --awesome creative app!

Upcoming Dates

December 23 - Polar Express PAJAMA day! :)

Back to School - January 4th

Awareness Wednesday - January 6th... WEAR ORANGE!

Family Reading Night - January 14th (4:30-6:30)

Merry Christmas!

On Monday we will be baking cookies, Tuesday we will walk to the high school for the 5th graders' play, and on Wednesday we will go caroling around the school. Due to the short week, I won't send another digital newsletter until after Christmas.

Here's to a wonderful holiday and winter break. I hope your family enjoys happy and restful days together. I will be anxious to hear about your family adventures when we return in January.

Wishing you peace and everything good,