Mrs. Zickert

Kindergarten - Deerfield Elementary School

February 10-14, 2014

Our theme for the week was Valentine's Day. We celebrated on Friday by passing out our Valentines to one another, reading lots of holiday stories, writing about the fun day AND eating ice cream sundaes. Thank you very much to everyone who helped to contribute supplies for the sundaes!

Our field trip to UW-Whitewater on Wednesday was a HUGE success! The class loved the play and talked about it the whole bus ride home. Thank you to the chaperones for taking their time to join us on the trip and help with lunch afterwards.

The 100th day of school will be on Monday! Don't forget to finish your cape and bring it to school on Monday. Dress in your super-hero attire as well! We will be celebrating the number 100 all day.

The 2nd trimester is soon coming to an end. Report cards will be sent home the beginning of March. Parent / Teacher conferences will be held mid-March. The dates are Thursday, March 13th and Tuesday, March 18th. Only a few families have signed up for times. If you have not done so, please call the office to schedule a time.

Reading & Writing

Our new popcorn word for the week was "his."
Other reading concepts included:
main idea
context clues (using the pictures and other words to understand the text)
vocabulary words "country" and "symbol"
summarizing
practicing our 5-star writing throughout the week

Math

Math skills for the week included:
*estimating
*great than/less than
*counting by 5's
*talking about 2 digit numbers and finding them on the 100's grid by giving clues

Upcoming Unit...

Our next unit will be:
Monday: 100th day of school
Tuesday-Friday: Presidents and the flag

Classroom Helpers...

Calendar: Cameron

Teacher Assistant: Mariana

Hand Sanitizer: Greenly

Caboose: Emmerson

Equipment: Torren

Substitute: Kai

Librarian: Ashton

Star Of The Week

Cameron
Cameron is 6 years old and has 2 little brothers in his family. He loves to ride his bike and eat pears! (not WHILE riding his bike!!) His favorite color is green. Friday, we met his aunt Robin who traveled all the way from North Carolina to join Cameron for lunch. She also shared about her job at a Marine. Happy Star Week, Cameron!

What's Coming Up In Kindergarten...

February 17 100th day of Kindergarten
February 26 Early Release @ 1:20
February 27 End of 2nd Trimester
February 28 No School