Mrs. Stone and Mrs. O'Dell's

Kindergarten Korner

WELCOME TO THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 8-12

Welcome back to another wonderful week in Kindergarten! It's hard to believe that February is here! It's the month of LOVE- and we LOVE all of our amazing students and families. Our students have learned so much! We are so proud of all their progress! Keep up the GREAT work!!!

Important Reminders For February 8-12

**Please sign up for a parent/teacher conference if you haven't done so. The link can be found on Class Dojo. I can't wait to share all the wonderful things your child is doing!


**Class Picture Day is this Thursday, February 11th. Please return the order form if you plan on purchasing. Everyone will be pictured.


**We will have our Valentine special snack this Friday, February 12th. If you volunteered to bring items, please bring those by Friday. Your child may also bring valentines for the class if they choose to.


**Please see below regarding our new spelling homework routine!


**Yearbook order forms have gone home. If you would like to purchase a yearbook for your child, whether by sending payment or ordering online, please complete the form that was sent home and return to school. If you need another form, let us know.



**Please send a healthy snack and water bottle with your child to school (water fountains are closed-please label with child's name). Thank you to those who have donated snack items and other items for the classroom! We greatly appreciate it!


**Please remember to send your child’s fully charged chrome book daily in their book-bag. Please send it in their case with the charger and please make sure water bottles are not inside with the computer.

Mrs. Stone and Mrs. O'Dell's Classroom Wish List

**Clorox Wipes (if you can find them)

**Lysol spray ( if you can find it)

**Paper Towels

**Large bottles of hand sanitizer (pump)

WHAT ARE WE LEARNING THIS WEEK?

Reading

I can recite familiar nursery rhymes.

I can recognize and name words that rhyme.


I can name words that begin with /f/.

I can write upper and lowercase Ff.

I can break apart sounds heard in words.

I can blend sounds and read CVC words.


Math

I can find the number that makes 10 when added to a given number and record it with a drawing or expression.


Science

I can describe characteristics of the season of "Winter".

I can explain the difference between hibernation and migration.

I can name some animals that hibernate and some animals that migrate.

THIS WEEK'S WEEKLY SIGHT WORDS AND SPELLING WORDS

Sight Words

**day

**into

**looking

**she

**they


Spelling Words: Word families


get

jet

let

net

pet

Nightly Homework Practice

**Don't forget to have your child read their baggie book at least 3 times with/to you. Don't forget to sign the reading log each night. No books will be sent home on Fridays.

**Students need to practice recognizing/reading their Weekly Words words each night. We will have recognition tests on Fridays on these words. Sight word recognition is very important-90% of texts students read are sight words (words that cannot be sounded out).

**We are excited to begin a new spelling routine. Your child will have 5 "word family/CVC words" to learn how to spell each week. There will be a simple exercise to complete each night with the words. We will send home the work for the entire week on Mondays. Your child has all week to complete them. It shouldn't take longer than 5-10 minutes to complete. The completed assignments can remain in your child's homework folder until Friday. We will check for completed assignments on Friday and give prizes for completion. Your child will also have a spelling test on those 5 words on Friday.

How to Access our Digital Library!!!

Literacy Footprints How To Video

Contact Information

The easiest way to contact me is through ClassDojo Messages or through email, stonea@wilkes.k12.nc.us. You are welcome to call my classroom at 336.651.4360, please leave a message and I'll return your call as soon as I can.