Mrs. Bill's School Family News

September 25, 2015

Important Dates

Monday September 28th- Library

Friday, October 2nd- 1/2 Day dismissal at 12:01

Friday, October 9th- Quarter 1 ends

Monday, Oct. 12th-Field trip to Tuttle's Orchard and Pumpkin Patch


  • Don't forget to practice sight words daily! I have some friends that know them cold and some that appear to have never seen the words. =) It's their only homework right now so please try to make this a nightly routine! If you need ideas how to practice I'm happy to share!
  • Our sight words for this week are; is, and, are, can, you, dad, mom, look, see, my, a, can, at, on, I, we, are, go, here, said, like, red, green, this, in, big, purple
  • Review letters and sounds daily. All kindergarten children can benefit from this. I will be in touch later this week with parents who have children that really need extended practice as I am assessing them this week on letters and sounds. A good way to deepen this activity for children that are more comfortable with quickly knowing letters and sounds is to use varied fonts as our world is full of text and many times the letters are not all formed the same way.
  • practice writing first AND last name using correct upper case and lowercase letters.
  • Read to your child every day! See picture below with some great reading tips!

Sign language

I have had several parents asking about the sign language we are learning. I am by NO MEANS an expert and I am always learning along side the kids but I thought it might be helpful if I added a section of our newsletter dedicated to this and just list the words we have learned. I think the kids can recall the motion that goes but if you have the words they can teach you! Here's the list; mom, dad, grandma, grandpa, thank you, please, book, butterfly, tree, open, bathroom, water, play, horse, wait, stop, yes, no, help,
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Grandparent's Day

Grandparent's day was a huge success! We loved meeting your extended families! We sang some of our songs for them and then they had time to create a personal glyph using paper cookies, color a picture, "roll a grandparent", or read a book together. The time flies and the room is full of love on these mornings! Thank you so much for helping to arrange this special day for some very special people!

Tuttle's Field Trip

Field Trip is October 12th and permission slips and money are due. Let me know if you need another copy of the information.

Notes from the teacher...

  • Please clean out your student's folder each evening, please sign their behavior chart leaving their behavior calendar in the back pocket.

  • Morning work will come home most days. If it is unfinished your student may complete it at home.

  • Below is the link to the criminal background check and Anti- Bullying training. It must be complete before you come into school to volunteer or have lunch with your student.

  • Student book fees can now available on Skyward. All payments are due now.

What to ask?

Have a kiddo that is reluctant to talk about what they did at school all day? Here are a couple questions to get the conversation rolling;

* What are you writing about during writing time? Why did you pick that topic?

* What was your favorite Lois Ehlert book Mrs. Bill read to you today or this week, what did you like about it?

* What does an illustrator do in a book?

Discovery News

Hello wonderful parents! This is Mrs. Foust with our news from Discovery. This week our rhyme was, “Hey Diddle, Diddle.” Students practiced a clap, clap, pat, pat beat to go with the rhyme. We also worked on an art piece to give to Grandparents on their special day. For Social Skills, we continued our Feelings unit, focusing on the feelings of surprise and anger. Next week we will investigate the “1,2 Buckle My Shoe” rhyme.