NEWS from the S.S. Noah

Mrs. Johnson's Kindergarten Weekly News

February 1, 2016

Sneak Peek of the Week Ahead

WEEKLY THEME: Totally Terrific Teeth

February is one of my favorite months, but I still can't figure out why the shortest month of the year is the most jam packed! We will celebrate Groundhog Day on Tuesday. on Friday we will celebrate the 100th Day of School. Then our Valentine's Day party will be a week from Thursday. President's Day arrives and so much more!!! It will be a fun filled month.


All the while, we are still moving full speed ahead with our learning. It still amazes me every year how much my students transform at this time of year! We've been working hard on our reading, writing and math skills.




READING THING

Science and health mix nicely with our reading emphasis as we learn about our "Totally Terrific Teeth". We will enjoy both fiction and non-fiction stories. We will make and use lists this week. We will list tools and items seen at the dentist's office and use our imaginations to generate a list of gifts that might be left by the Tooth Fairy.

Arthur's Tooth ; Season 1 Episode 24

NUMBER WORKS-100th Day of School

We will work on place value this week as we celebrate our 100th day in school. On Monday,each child will bring home a baggie with his/her name on it. Please help your child choose items ( paper clips, wrapped candies, cereals, etc) that are the same exact size and shape. Then count the items into the baggie and return it to school by Thursday.Please choose only one item to place in the baggie, not 10 of something and 10 of something else, etc. Be sure to use the baggie that has been sent home because it will be the point of comparison of every child’s 100 items. Please do not place the items into a smaller baggie as it will ruin our ability to compare the 100 day bags. Thank you so very much for helping with this project.

Our work in number tubs is also just beginning as we continue to head toward mastery of addition and subtraction facts.


OPTIONAL ACTIVITY

As we prepare for our celebration of 100 this week, an optional activity that many children enjoy is to create their own 100 day t-shirt to wear on our 100 Celebration Day.


These may be as elaborate or simple as you choose. Paint pens work great to put 100 designs, hearts, rainbows or even write 100 words that you know, or your child’s name 100 times, etc. on your shirt. Some shirts have 100 items glued or pinned on like bows, buttons or pom-poms. Michaels and Hobby Lobby have numbers (100) that you can just iron on if you wish.

Those stores also sell inexpensive colored t-shirts.

Feel free to be creative or keep it simple.


(Make it big enough in case they can wear it next year in First grade!)

Star of the Week--PIPER HILL

Meet our Star of the Week, Piper Hill. Piper's favorite color is red. She has been playing the violin for two years. When asked about her favorite ice cream, she quickly will tell you that double mint chocolate chip holds that title. Piper loves to eat sushi, play with her stuffed animals, and totally enjoys playing pretend. Shealso loves to interact with her friends at school. Congratulations, Piper. Have a great week!

TO DO List:

THIS WEEK

Learning Fair 2/4 and 2/5

I will be glad to help your child put their Learning Fair board in the gym Thursday morning. I have received email from several parents concerning the use of the polar reports for the Learning Fair.


Friday 2/5

100 Day Celebration

Bring in 100 items in a Ziploc bag by Thursday

Wear 100 Day t-shirt (optional)


NEXT WEEK

Thursday 2/11

Valentine Party

We will make Valentine holders at school. Children may bring in Valentine cards on Wednesday or Thursday of next week. Cards need to be signed but class names can be printed on the front of the cards or left off. Children will put Valentines in their friends bags so addressing the cards can go either way.

Mark Your Calendar

February 2

Groundhog's Day


February 4 and 5 Learning Fair


February 5

100th Day of School


February 11

Valentine's Party


February 12


No School-Teacher In-Service Day


February 15

No School-President's Day


February 23

Author visit Our class will visit the author at 10:20-11:05



A NOTE FROM MRS. J

Dear Families,

I want to send a special thank you to Mrs. Cobb, Mrs. Gliatti, Mrs. Horn and Mrs. Jones for making my half-birthday so much fun. Great planning, ladies! Their 19 theme created a sweet memory!

Next week, February 9th and 10th, I will be participating in the KDI testing for incoming students next year. I will be in the building but not in the classroom. Mrs. Everett will be in the classroom on both of those days. I will check email both before and after school if you need to reach me.

These are busy days. Please let me know how I can be of any help.


Blessings,

Kathie