Beach Buddies' Bulletin

January 25-29, 2016

Greetings from Kindergarten!

In other literacy learning this week we:

*learned penguin facts from Ms. Meyer through reading and writing

*compared fiction and nonfiction books with a Venn diagram

*sorted words by their middle vowel (a, e, and o)

*challenged each other to read and write star words that are new to us

*looked for letter "chunks" in words to help us read unknown words

I LOVE to Read Month

You probably noticed that our February calendar was packed with a few additional "special days". Our entire elementary is celebrating "I Love to Read" month so extra events were planned by our media center staff. During I love to read month, students are also eligible for prizes when bringing back their Razzle Dazzle tally sheets. Names will be entered for prizes each time the RD sheet is returned.

100th Day Capes

Some 100th day capes have already made their way to school! Looking great! Remember to send in your cape by next Thursday, February 4th. Let me know if you need help with this project.

Valentine Boxes

Remember, we are collecting rectangle Kleenex boxes. A shoe box with a rectangle cut from the top could work as well. We will need these by Friday, February 5th. Thanks! We are set for egg cartons! A big thank you for your help with this.

Winter Gear -thank you!

Thank you for being awesome at remembering outside winter gear. The kindergartners are getting so very speedy at getting dressed!! Remember, if you are sending you child to school in TIE shoes, please be sure shoes can be tied independently. Thank you!

Care Center

On Thursday, February 11th, we will be walking to the Care Center for our monthly reading visit. We would love some extra help. Let me know if you are interested. We will leave AES at about 9:00 and return around 10:00.

Expert Visits

Any more expects out there? Thanks to Olin's mom who recently visited our classroom to share about speed skating. We were very impressed with her accomplishments. We are a very low-key audience! Consider joining us.

Technology Tidbits

Beach Buddies' Blog

Visit our blog for a video about the book The Little Hummingbird.

Apps to Share

One of our "go-to" apps in Kindergarten! Awesome for making words and numbers.
Another fantastic word making app...

More ebooks

Looking for more books to read online? Check out one of our class websites with links to many ebooks.

Upcoming Dates

Wednesday, February 3nd - Awareness Wednesday...wear ORANGE!!

Thursday, February 4th - Super Bowl Day...wear sporty clothes!

Friday, February 5th - 100th day - we'll wear our capes! It is also "Read a Shirt" Day for "I Love to Read" month. Wear a shirt with words on.

Wishing you peace and everything good,