Mrs. Monday's Kindergarten News

December 14 - 18

From Mrs. Monday...

I cannot believe that it is almost Winter Break! This semester has flown by. Ask your child about going to the computer lab yesterday with Ms. Golden's class for the "Hour of Code". They had a blast!


Students do not have school next Friday. Thursday will be a fun day...Santa Hat day and our PTO Winter Party. Parents are welcome to attend. The party is at 3:10.


Have a wonderful weekend!

Important Dates...

December 16 - Yearbook orders due

December 17 - Santa hat day

December 17 - PTO Winter Party - 3:10 pm

December 18 - NO SCHOOL - Winter Break begins

Learning Focus...

Reading:

Story - Gingerbread Man and various holiday stories

Letter Identification - review (Aa-Zz)

Letter Sound - review

Comprehension Skills - predicting, recall and retell, plot, realism/fantasy, main idea, sequence

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

Sight Word - review


Math:

attribute blocks, Chomputation, sorting review, addition and subtraction review, two-digit numbers


Writing:

Gingerbread Man stories, how to write a list, Santa letters


Handwriting:

review


Social Studies:

Holidays Around the World


Science:

Holiday Senses (5 senses review)

What Color is Rudolph's Nose?

Click here for a cute video your child recorded!

Hour of Code video! Click here!

The Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics. We worked with a 3rd grade class and had so much fun!

Specials Schedule...

Monday - Gym (wear tennis shoes!)

Tuesday - Library (library books due!)

Wednesday - Art

Thursday - Music

Friday - NO SCHOOL!

Santa Hat Day!

Next Thursday, December 17th, will be "Santa Hat Day" at South Creek. Your child may wear a Santa hat all day if they would like.

Yearbooks!

Order by December 17. www.ybpay.lifetouch.com ID Code - 11611616

PTO Winter Party

Our PTO sponsored Winter Party will be next Friday, December 17th at 3:10. Parents are welcome to attend and help out with the party. Andrew's mom and Danica's mom have planned a fun party with crafts and games. The class is very excited! I sent an email with more information, but we still need items for treat bags for the kids. We have 24 kids in our class. Please send in donations by Monday so they can get the treat bags put together. THANKS!

Snow People Homework

Next week your child will bring home 2 cutout snowmen and a paper 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.

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.

Holiday books!

Please open the attachment that is included in this email many FREE wonderful holiday books. Just scan the QR code! A special thanks to Mrs. Gilkison, our district technology integration specialist (and Makenzie's mom!), for creating this!

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

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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.