Roanoke Elementary - January 8, 2016
Early Dismissal - School Holiday
Friday, January 15th - Early Dismissal - 12:15
Monday - January 18th - No School - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Recess - Baby, It's Cold Outside, But We Need to Run!!
Please be sure your child has an appropriate jacket and is wearing appropriate shoes for the weather.
25 Pennies Needed
Have You Signed Up for Remind Notifications?
Email your teacher if you missed the email/handout that was sent previously.
For the health of students and staff, ill students must be fever and vomit free for 24 hours before returning to school.
Thursday, January 14th - LIBRARY CHECK OUT - Lawson
Thursday, January 14th - 12:15 Dismissal - Early Lunch Schedule
Friday, January 15th - DIY-U - 11:00-12:00
Friday, January 15th - 12:15 Dismissal - Early Lunch Schedule
Monday, January 18th - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - No School
Extra Clothes - Please send an extra change of clothes and underwear in your child's backpack - just in case of illness or an accident. Thank you!
Jackets - Please be sure to label your child's jackets and sweatshirts with his or her name so that misplaced items can be identified and hopefully returned quickly.
What Did We Learn At School This Week?
Phonograms: -ot, =op
Here's what we learned about letters and words . . .
- Some words have patterns (parts) that are the same.
- You can look at the pattern (part) you know to help you read a word.
- You can use the pattern (part) you know to help you write a word.
New Sight Words: all
Poem: "Short O Song"
- We began our Author Study on Eric Carle. We learned he has written over 70 books, uses a lot of colorful illustrations, likes to write about animals, and there is usually a sun in his books.
- We made a mural from the book, Do You Want to Be My Friend? by Eric Carle and retold the story with characters we made.
- We wrote our opinion about the book, Have You Seen My Cat? by Eric Carle, and explained the reasons why we felt that way.
Want to learn more about Eric Carle with your Kiddo at home? Check out the links below!
This week we started Module 6. Students acted out stories to model addition. We played addition games that involved joining one group to another and counting the total. Students learned to read the word "add". They also practiced showing two groups to make a total and by using the words "_____ and _____ make _____" or _____ and _____ is _____.
Please refer to the Module 6 Parent Letter for ideas on how to strengthen and support these math skills at home. This letter was sent home last Thursday.
Module 6 Parent Letter - English
Module 6 Parent Letter - Spanish
Please send a baggie of 25 pennies for your student to use during math next week.
Just like we were expecting, they didn't all work on the first try. We talked with our team and made adjustments to our machine in hopes that it would be able to complete it's job. Some of us were successful, while others were not.
We watched videos of our machines and reflected on what worked well and what did not. We recorded the different types of motion that were observed and drew a final picture of what our machines looked like. (Some classes will be doing this reflection and other activities next week)
Overall, we learned that machines work to complete jobs and all force causes a motion. We had lots of fun building Rube Goldberg Machines. Watch for our work on our Standards Board in the Kindergarten hallways!
New READO Cards
READO #2 - English
READO #2 - Spanish
You may have noticed some different spots this time. For example: "Read a book from the Everybody "A" Section." Read the paragraphs below for an explanation:
Each section in the "Everybody" collection is labeled with a letter corresponding to the author's last name. The purpose of placing those on the READO cards was to begin to allow our students to notice how the books are organized/separated in the library.
If you would like to select books outside of our library, then you just need to match the letter on the card to the last name of the author of the books your child selects.
Roanoke Ranger Community Outreach Service Project
November 2015 - January 2016
Details were sent home in your child's Friday Folder Packet before the Thanksgiving Break. Be sure to fill out a cloud and a raindrop form when your family donates a bear for our donation to Denton County Advocacy Center.
Click here for an additional form
Six Flags Reading Log
Six Flags Reading Log and Information - English
Six Flags Reading Log and Information - Spanish
A copy of this was sent home in the Friday Folder packet on Friday, November 20th.
Labels For Education
Roanoke Elementary School University - Parent Information Night
Please let your teacher know if you have any questions!
Roanoke Elementary Kindergarten Team
Mrs. Allen - email@example.com
Mrs. DiBenedetto - firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. Lawson - email@example.com
Ms. McLarty - firstname.lastname@example.org