Roanoke Elementary - February 19, 2016
Six Flags Reading Log - DUE MONDAY
Six Flags Reading Log and Information - English
Six Flags Reading Log and Information - Spanish
A copy of this was sent home in the Friday Folder packet on Friday, November 20th.
The Most Magnificent Thing- Ranger Focus Book Challenge
Ashley Spire's used her book The Most Magnificent Thing and created a "book hack." You might be wondering...What is a book hack? A book hack is where you use the pages and parts of a book to create something new. It might be something that is for decoration or it could be something useful, like in Ashley's case, she turned The Most Magnificent Thing into a purse!
Create something from the pages and parts of an old, unused book (see Mrs. Valdez if you need some materials). Take a picture of your new object to give to Mrs. Valdez. You can print and deliver the picture in person or you can email the picture.
If you print the picture, include the following items on the back of your picture:
- First and Last Name
- Grade Level
If you email the picture, make sure that you include the following information in your email:
- First and Last Name
- Grade Level
Techno Expo 2016
Selected students will present and demonstrate their use of technology in the classroom during a series of breakout sessions.
Click here to visit the Techno Expo website for more information.
Boosterthon Fun Run - Friday, February 26th
Fun Run Times for our Indoor Glow Track Fun Run on Friday, February 26th:
- 8:30 am - Kindergarten and 1st grade
- 9:45 am - 2nd and 3rd grade
- 11:00 am - 4th and 5th grade
Open House - The Most Magnificent Learning
Watch for a schedule of events to come home soon!
Important Kindergarten Skills
- count by 1s from 1 to 100
- count by 1s from any number to 100
- count by 10s from 10 to 100
- count by 10s from any decade number (10, 20, 30, etc.) to 100
- practice tying shoes
- practice writing your first and last name correctly
Wednesday, February 24th - LIBRARY CHECK OUT - Aleman, Allen, DiBenedetto, McLarty
Thursday, February 25th - LIBRARY CHECK OUT - Lawson
Thursday, February 25th - Techno Expo - Northwest HS - 5:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Friday, February 26th - Boosterthon Fun Run - 8:30 am for Kindergarten
What Did We Learn At School This Week?
Phonetic Skill: long a
Phonograms: -ake, -ade
"Some words have a vowel, a consonant, and a silent e. The vowel sound is usually the name of the vowel."
Academic language . . .
New Sight Words: has, his
Poem: "February is Here", "Long A song"
Want to Help Your Child With Letter Sounds?
Suggestion - don't always practice from A-Z - mix it up - go out of order. :)
This week we learned about the purpose and features of non-fiction texts:
- photograph: to show something
- illustrations: to show a picture
- label: to name something
- caption: to tell about the photograph, illustration, or drawing
- title: to name the book
- map: to show where something is
- diagrams: to show what something is, to show inside, to give a picture of something
- charts: to give information
Next week we will learn about where we live - our neighborhood and our home address. Please work with your child to help him or her learn your home address. Thanks!
This week we started working in Module 8 and introduced the idea of balance. Students learned to use a pan balance model to identify a total that balances two parts. The use of the pan balance will help to develop the concept of equality. Example 4 and 4 balances 8. Students then learned to identify an unknown part in a balance situation. We learned “is the same as” is related to the language “balance”. This helps to deepen the students’ understanding of equality. Examples 2 add 2 is the same as 4. We practiced these new skills by exploring with the pan balance and identifying the missing part.
Please refer to the Module 8 parent that was sent home earlier this week on ways to help strengthen these new math skills.
Ways to Practice Writing at Home
- write the steps for brushing your teeth or taking out the trash
- write a grocery list
- write a Thank You note to someone
- make a To-Do List . . . and check it off when things get done!
- make a sweet card for mom, dad, grandma, brother, etc.
After reading a library book or Guided Reading book:
- draw and write about the character or setting of a book
- draw and write about an opinion of a book, "I liked the book because . . ." or "I did not like the book because . . . "
- draw and write about a favorite part or a connection, "My favorite part was . . . . because it reminded me of . . ." or "This book reminds me of . . . . ".
Keep the writing brief - even just a sentence or two each night will really help your child to make progress with applying letter sounds in their writing.
Kindergarten Writing Prompts
A Few More Kinder Announcements
Extra Clothes - Please send an extra change of clothes and underwear in your child's backpack - just in case of illness or an accident. Thank you!
Jackets - Please be sure to label your child's jackets and sweatshirts with his or her name so that misplaced items can be identified and hopefully returned quickly.
Recess - Baby, It's Cold Outside, But We Need to Run!!
Please be sure your child has an appropriate JACKET and is wearing appropriate shoes for the weather.
If your family has a hardship and is in need of help to get a jacket for your child, please let your child's teacher know.
Illness and Attendance
If your child is absent, a note must be sent to school stating the reason for the absence. In addition, we ask that you contact your child's teacher and our attendance clerk, Mrs. Esperanza Wright via phone or email on the day of the absence at 817-215-0650, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Labels For Education
Have You Signed Up for Remind Notifications?
Email your teacher if you missed the email/handout that was sent previously.
Roanoke Elementary School University - Parent Information Night
Please let your teacher know if you have any questions!
Roanoke Elementary Kindergarten Team
Mrs. Allen - email@example.com
Mrs. DiBenedetto - firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. Lawson - email@example.com
Ms. McLarty - firstname.lastname@example.org