Week of January 20th-24th

K3 News

What is going on this week??

What are we learning?

Unit: MLK and Earth, Rocks, and Soil

Sight Words: they, said, and

Word Family: "ug" - rug, bug, tug, mug

Social Studies: Family

Science: Earth, Rocks and Soil

Math: Money- Indentifying Coins and Value, skip counting, AND Number word identification

  • Monday the 20th- NO SCHOOL!!! MLK day

  • Tuesday the 21st- P.E Day

  • Wednesday the 22nd- Music Class

  • Thursday the 23rd- P.E Day

  • Friday the 24th- Runners Club- wear tennis shoes!
  • Report Cards come home!!

Middle of the Year Conferences

I bet some of you are thinking "When do I meet with Mrs. Saxon again to hear some updates about my student's progress??" Well here is the answer... whenever you would like!!

I am not having conferences scheduled like I did at the beginning of the year, HOWEVER, if you would like to meet with me to ask questions or further understand their Middle of the Year assessments, I'm happy to schedule a time with you.

Report Cards will be going home on Friday (as well as a summary sheet of your child's middle of the year assessments). All of the information will be sent home to you. Please look over all of it and feel free to contact me with questions!! :)

UPDATE! What can I help my child with?


-PRACTICE SIGHT WORDS AT HOME!! Kids can practice spelling their sight words with cereal, magnetic letters etc. You could post the sight words on index cards around the house for your child to read! :)

- Ask your children comprehension questions about the story that the read. They should be able to retell you the story from beginning to end with some detail!


-Practice spelling simple CVC words with your child and stretching out the words. (dig, rug, flop, etc.) New spelling test will be in January!

-Have your child write a sentence (or 2) about their day! Other ideas could be write about the book they just read, write a letter to a friend, create their own story!

-Encourage capital letters at the beginning with a period at the end.


-Practice WRITING numbers 1-50.... really work on those teens!

-PRACTICE COUNTING all the way to at least 50!!

-Practice identifying coins at home and their value.

-Practice counting with your child all the way to 100... and then backwards from 20.

-skip count with your chlid by 5s, 10s, and 2s!

Mark Your Calendars!!

Jan 20th- No school- MLK day

Jan 24th- report cards go home!

Jan 25th- Austin Elem Winter Carnival 9-3pm! (more details to come)

Feb 14th- Valentine's Day Class Party at 2:00 (parents are welcome!)

....middle of the year assessments will begin in mid January. Middle of the year conferences aren't scheduled but can be arranged! Please let me know if you are wanting to schedule a time once the MOY data is given to you. I will be reaching out to parents as well!