Mrs. Monday's Kindergarten News

January 11-15, 2016

From Mrs. Monday...

We had a WONDERFUL first week back. We got right back into our routine very smoothly. Thank you for helping your child create their snow person. They look great in the hallway. We have gotten many compliments and classes that have stopped by to look at them.


Have a super weekend!

Important Dates...

January 14 - Chick-fil-A spirit night

January 18 - No school - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

January 19 - 100th day of school

January 19 - 22 - SPARC drive (info was sent home today)

January 20 - Scholastic book orders are due

January 21 - Happy Birthday Alex and Darsh!

January 22 - Family Game Night 7:00 pm

January 25 - 29 - College and Career Week (more information was sent home today)

Learning Focus...

Reading:

Story - An Orange in January

Weekly Focus - What kinds of things grow on a farm?

Letter Identification - review (Aa-Zz)

Letter Sound - Ff and Rr

Comprehension Skills - predicting, recall and retell, plot, setting, characters, compare and contrast, realism/fantasy, main idea, key details

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

Sight Word - with

Grammar - pronouns (he, she, I, we, they, etc.)

Vocabulary - beneath, delicious, fresh, raise, special


Math:

calculator practice, Chomputation, measurement


Writing:

Donors Choose thank you notes, writing complete sentences that others can read, writing to a prompt


Handwriting:

numbers 0-9 review


Social Studies:

Martin Luther King, Jr.


Science:

germs/staying well

Specials Schedule...

Monday - Gym (roller skating!)

Tuesday - Library (library books due!)

Wednesday - Art

Thursday - Music

Friday - Art

Scholastic Book Orders - order here!

Class code - GKYNP, Due - January 20

100th Day of School!

Our 100th day of school will be on Tuesday, January 19th. Your child brought home an information sheet about 100th day homework this week. Your child may send in their string of 100 things anytime. We will be hanging them from the ceiling above each child's desk. Please do not connect them in a circle. I have started making my string of 100 things!

Report Cards

Report cards were sent home with your child on Wednesday, January 6th. You may keep the report card. Please sign and return the half sheet of paper attached to the report card. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns about your child's progress so far in kindergarten.

Gator of the Month!

Congratulations to our "Gator of the Month" for December...Abby! Abby is a great listener and is always respectful. She puts forth her best effort, is helpful, and has a great attitude. Abby got her picture taken that will be displayed in the hallway. Her name was announced on our morning announcements and she got a cool bracelet. Way to go Abby!

Roller Skating

Our class will be roller skating in Gym on Monday, January 11th and Wednesday, January 20th from 12:50-1:35. Your child is welcome to bring in a helmet if they want. Mrs. Curtis needs volunteers to help with skating. Click on the link below if you can volunteer to help!

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.

Website of the Week...

The class LOVES Jack Hartmann's songs. Your child would love to see these videos! Encourage them to sing and dance along!

Donors Choose!

Use the code BURLINGTON and all donations will be matched! Click on the link below to help our class get an iPad!

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.