# K1 News!!

## Our Schedule Next Week

Monday: NO SCHOOL- Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Tuesday: Music & Library Day

Wednesday: P.E Day

** wear tennis shoes!

Thursday: Art Day

Friday: PE Day

**wear tennis shoes!

ETIME!

Report Cards Come Home

## Next Week We Are Learning...

New Sight Words: of, you, look, big, are, you, not, they

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

Math: Beginning our Geometry unit! Counting to 50, and skip counting!

Science: Planting & life cycle of a plant

Social Studies: Texas Flag, pledge and US Flag and pledge

## 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

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 40 degrees, we only stay outside for 15 minutes 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.

## Counting to 50 ...and beyond!!

For the 2nd 9 weeks, students were expected to count by 1s to 50. It's always tricky to remember what comes after the "9s" (29...39...49...)

Practice counting at home with your child as much as you can! Count as you clean up, as you walk up the stairs, as you drive in the car... etc. By the end of the year, students will have to count to 120 by 1s. Feel free to push them past 50 now!!

Thank you! :)

## YAY!! Popcorn and a Movie!!!

January 18th- MLK day- NO SCHOOL

January 22nd- Report Cards Go Home

January 23rd- Austin Elementary Carnival!!! 10:00-2:00

January 25th- January Presentations Due- CAREER DRESS UP DAY- Dress up for what you want to be when you grow up!

January 29th- Jump Rope for Heart- bring healthy snack and drink

## January Birthday's

Carter= January 27th