Room 204 News #11
Please watch for your child's spelling words to come home in Monday night's homework folder. We now have three different spelling groups - yellow, green and purple. These groups are flexible and students will move between them as needed. Students will find synonym pairs in their list this week. All three groups also have one or more "sight words," which are commonly used words students need to read and write automatically. Along with practicing our spelling words, the class will sort words according to middle sounds during centers.
Valentine's Day/100th Day
Last week you should have received a class list for Valentine cards. If you still need one, let me know. Please make sure if you choose to do cards, that there is one for each student (25). It is often helpful not to wait until right before the 14th to start filling them out, because writing names can get tiring. Also, your child may bring in a shoebox or tissue box to collect the cards, but if not, we can make a large envelope at school. I'll have extra Valentine cards if someone forgets or needs them.
Snacks and Hand Sanitizer
Games to Increase Fact Power
Try Domino Top-It, a game where each player flips over a domino, adds the dots, and whoever has the greatest sum takes the pair. Winner has most pairs. See link.
Or, Shaker Top-It with 2 dice
For each round, players take turns. Each player does the following:
~Shakes and rolls the dice
~adds the numbers shown on the dice
~says the sum aloud (saying the wrong sum disqualifies a player for that round)
Write down your roll on paper (2+4=6)
The player with the highest sum for each round takes a penny or a counter from the pile. If there are ties, each winning player takes a penny or a counter. The player with the most counters at the end of a given time or a given number of rounds wins.
We are still collecting empty paper towel rolls for number scrolls
February is Black History Month
Snails, fish and now crickets on the way!
March is Reading Month!
- 2/28 Read a Thon begins
- 3/6 Pajama Day and Pajama Night, Book Fair (6:30-8:00)
- 3/14 Read a Shirt - wear a shirt with words
- 3/28 Dress as your favorite book character
Throughout the month, mystery readers visit the classroom. Watch for sign-up in future newsletter.
Young Fives Coming to Bryant
Next school year, Bryant will have a Young 5's program. To find out more about the program and/or to apply, please visit the district's website.
Toys at School
Dates to Remember:
- 2/10 NAAPID/parent involvement day
- 2/13 Kindergarten Round Up 6-7:30
- 2/17 Winter Break, no school all week
- 2/28 field trip to Kensington Metropark
- 2/28 Bryant Pattengill Read a Thon begins