Friday Facts

Ms. Higgins' Classroom Newsletter

Message from Ms. Higgins

Thank you for making our Valentine's Day Party a Success!


Looking Ahead


The 100th Day of School will take place on Wednesday, February 17th.


There are still spots available if anyone would like to sign up to help with centers!


Enjoy the long weekend :)


Ms. Higgins

Classroom Twitter

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Specials


Monday: Gym (Wear Sneakers!)

Tuesday: Library (Don't forget books!)

Wednesday: Social Skills/Spanish

Thursday: Music

Friday: Art

This Week In Kindergarten...

Morning Meeting!

We start each day with Morning Meeting! Morning Meeting consists of:


  1. Morning Greeting: Valentine's Day Greeting
  2. Morning Message
  3. Calendar
  4. Morning Movement: GoNoodle Videos!

Writers' Workshop-Book Reviews

We published our Book Reviews! Look at some pictures of us sharing our Book Reviews with 5th grade below!

Readers' Workshop


Students continue to read their "Just Right Books". These are books students should be able to read comfortably and independently.


Our Reading Strategies:

1. Look at the Front Cover and Pictures

2. Stories are composed of Pictures and Sentences

3. Use the Beginning Letter and Picture

4. Use the Ending Letter and Picture

5. Use ALL the letters and the pictures

6. Look for word families or special sounds (sh, ch, ing, ck, wh)

7. Looks Right, Sounds, Right, Makes Sense


*Encourage students to use one of these strategies when reading rather than giving them the word. This will help build their independence as a Reader.*


We started using the iPad App RAZkids. I have sent home the Student/Parent Login information. Please reach out if you have any questions.

FUNdations

Unit 2 introduces tapping and blending C-V-C words. It is important for students to be able to isolate the sounds in these three letter words. It helps them manipulate sounds to create and read new words. The Unit 2 Introduction letter is in this weeks homework packet. Please e-mail me if you need another copy.


CVC Examples:

  • mat, map, sad, sat, sap, lip, lit, fit, wet, bet, job, nog, tug, hut, pup, gum

Math!


  • Getting ready for the 100TH DAY!
  • County to 100s by 1s, 2s, 5s, and 10s
  • Roll and Record with 2 dice

Mystery Reader!

Mystery Reader Sign Ups are now on Shutterfly! Please sign up through the website. If the dates/times do not work for you, please e-mail for me additional slots.


Older Siblings are welcomed! Please make sure you/they check with their homeroom teacher first!

Mystery Reader

Click to go to the Mystery Reader Sign Ups!

Check out some of our fun Brain Breaks at GONOODLE!

Go Noodle!

Check out the Go Noodle website to view all of our Brain Break and Morning Movement videos in addition to some new ones :)