Miss Butz's Class Newsletter
January 18 - 22
The Winter Months Are TOUGH!
1. Follow directions quickly
2. Raise your hand to talk
3. Control your hands and feet
4. Ask for permission to leave your learning area
5. Make G.R.E.A.T.(S.) Choices - use your Gator GREATS Traits (Generosity, Respect, Effort, Attitude, Trustworthiness, Self-Control)
Maybe a few reminders from you at home will help with behavior at school. This cold winter months are tough because we all get less exercise and less fresh air!
DIBELS Testing is going well. I have seen a lot of progress in the kids I have tested so far. The testing will continue through next week. As soon as our testing window closes, results will be sent home. I'll let you know when to expect the testing scores.
Inside Recess Fun
JANUARY, 18th -- HAPPY BIRTHDAY JUDE!!
Monday, January 18th - MLK Jr. Day
No school today
Tuesday, January 19th - THE 100th DAY OF SCHOOL!
We will celebrate the 100th day of school today! Your strings of 100 things are due!
January 19th-22nd - SPARC Drive (Please refer to the College and Career Week Packet)
Needed items: canned tuna, canned ham, canned chicken, cereal, pop tarts, oatmeal, pancake mix, syrup, peanut butter, mustard, ketchup, mayonnaise, baby food, baby formula, canned fruit, pasta, spaghetti sauce, rice
Friday, January 22nd -- PTO Family Game Night!
See flyer for more details!
January 25 - 29th Planning Ahead for Career and College Week
Monday - Your Future is Bright Day! -- Wear sunglasses today!
Tuesday - Oh the Places You'll Go Day! -- Dress up as what you would like to be when you grow up.
Wednesday - Honor Your Teacher Day! -- Wear the colors or spirit wear of the college your teacher attended - That would be PURDUE! Wear your black and gold!! :)
Thursday - South Creek Prepares Us for College Day! -- Wear SC spirit wear or green and blue!
Friday - College Spirit Wear Day! -- Wear college spirit wear or the colors of your favorite college!
Learning This Week!
Story: Mama, Is It Summer Yet?
Letter Sounds: /b/, /l/
Phonemic Awareness Skills: middle sounds, ending sounds, segmenting words (saying all sounds in words, ex. dog -- /d/ /o/ /g/), adding sounds to words (ex. "it" add /h/ to the beginning, what is the new word?)
Reading Skills: asking and answering questions, key details (using illustrations and text), main idea, making connections, visualizing, sequencing, characters
Sight Word: is, little
100th Day Activities, Counting by 5s, Tally Marks, The Raft Game
100th Day Writing, Word Choice
Weather and Seasons
Social Studies Focus:
BOOK IT REMINDER
SPECIALS SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK!
Wednesday: Library (rotates each week) Your child MAY be able to check out a new book today, so send it in!
Friday: Gym **WE ARE SKATING IN GYM TODAY FOR THE LAST TIME!**
*Please note that your child can NOT check out a new book unless the book is returned on our library day on Monday. If you send it in late, then he/she has to wait until the next Monday to check out another book.
Goal: To help your child practice measurement skills – length/width/height.
What you will need:
· Various object to measure
1. Play the String-a-Long Game
§ To start, put an object on the table. Look carefully at how long it is, but don’t touch it. When you are ready, cut a piece of string that you think is just about as long as the object. Then the other person does the same thing. Remember, no touching! Compare your pieces of string with the object and see which one is closer in length. Try several different objects.
2. Try to measure in arm lengths. Try to encourage your child to measure with his/her arms stretched out. Talk about how you can use that to compare the width of different pieces of furniture – refrigerator, bed, kitchen table.
3. Try measuring with paper clips. Hook paperclips together or just line them up to measure various objects around the house. Be sure to discuss the importance of each paperclip being the same size. Ask them why that is important.
4. Try measuring with other measuring tools – rulers, tape measure, etc.
Let’s Go On!
5. Have your child keep track of what he/she measures. Compare the
lengths, heights, widths, etc. of the various objects, people, or furniture.
Source – The Fattest, Tallest, Biggest Snowman Ever_ _