Mrs. Monday's Kindergarten News

February 15 - 19

From Mrs. Monday...

Ask your child about our fun PTO Friendship Party this afternoon! A special thanks to Mrs. Chandler and Mrs. Beaty for organizing our party and all parents who helped out at the party and/or sent in donations.


Just a reminder that we do not have school on Monday due to President's Day. Enjoy the long weekend!

Important Dates...

February 12 - Scholastic book orders are due

February 15 - NO SCHOOL - President's Day

February 19 - Last day to order a yearbook

February 20 - Happy Birthday Harsimarjit!

February 21 - Gymnastics Spirit Day 1-2:30 @ The Gymnastics Company

Learning Focus...

Reading:

Story - The Birthday Pet

Weekly Focus - How are the children caring for their pet?

Letter Identification - review (Aa-Zz)

Letter Sound - Gg, Ww

Comprehension Skills - predictions, plot (problem and solution), compare and contrast, visualize

Word Work - blending letter sounds together, beginning, middle, and ending sounds in words, sound discrimination, phoneme segmentation

Sight Words - of, they

Grammar - verbs (action words)

Vocabulary - compared, depend, social, train, responsibility


Math:

3D shapes, Chomputation, money review (penny, nickel), place value, surveys and graphs


Writing:

letter writing (to be sent in our Gator Mail system), prompt practice (If I were president and about a pet), class book introduction and brainstorming


Handwriting:

review (writing a note/letter, writing an invitation, weather report)


Social Studies:

President's Day


Science:

Homes for Living Things

Sending you love...

Click here for a cute Valentine's Day video!

Specials Schedule...

Monday - Gym (wear tennis shoes!)

Tuesday - Library (library books due!)

Wednesday - Gym (wear tennis shoes!)

Thursday - Music

Friday - Art

Happy Valentine's Day from Kindergarten!

Big image

Take Home Books

Your child brings home a couple of reading take-home books each week. These books practice, teach, and reinforce the specific skills that we are learning in class. We do read these books in class. These books contain words that are decodable based on the letters sounds we have been working on. They also contain many of the popcorn words (sight words) that we have learned. Please have your child read these books to you each night for additional practice with these important skills. When your child reads, remind them that their reading should sound like talking (fluency). I suggest that you keep these books on a shelf or in a basket at home for your child to practice reading.

**Please note that these are kindergarten on-grade level books for this time of the year. I also read with your student at teacher table during Literacy Work Stations using books at their specific reading level. You may also see some of these books come home (some are copied that I can send home). Ask your child about our leveled library where they can also read books at their specific reading level. Two other ways your child can read books at their personal reading level: Raz Kids online and many books in the Scholastic book order are leveled that you can purchase. I have recently assessed your child's reading level. I have updated that on Raz Kids. You will also see your child "borrowing" our leveled books. When your child brings their book bag home, please listen to your child read it and return it the following day. The kids are very excited about borrowing books from me that they can read!

Yearbooks

The last day to order a yearbook is Friday, February 19!
Chomputation Practice Website! (click here!)

We have created this page to help your child practice for the various levels of the Chomputation tests. Check this out!

Recess

Please make sure your child is dressed for the weather each day (coat, hat, gloves). We go outside everyday at 11:40. Please make sure your child can put on and zip their own coat. You are also welcome to send in a chapstick that your child can keep in their art box or backpack to use as needed.
Scholastic Book Orders - order here!

Class code - GKYNP Due - February 12

Website of the Week...

Donors Choose!

This project expires on March 8!

Attendance Line

If your child is absent, please call the school attendance line at 317-860-4790.

Dismissal Times...

*Dismissal is at 3:50 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.

*Every Wednesday is an Early Release Day - 3:20 pm dismissal.