THE BOOK FAIR IS COMING!!
Please make note of these important dates:
March 13-23 All For Books Classroom Change Wars start (Classrooms will battle to see who can collect the most change to earn books for our classroom libraries.)
March 17 Books are Lucky! For $1, you may wear all of your green today instead of spirit wear!
March 20-23 All for Books Spirit Week – Pay $2 and dress up each day this week (or 50 cents a day)
MONDAY-HATS OFF FOR BOOKS-WEAR YOUR FAVORITE OR WILDEST HAT TO SCHOOL! Jeans are okay with spirit wear or uniform shirt.
TUESDAY-HAPPY CAMPER DAY! Wear your best camping gear, scouting uniforms, etc. Dress like you are ready to go camping and celebrate our Book Fair theme.
WEDNESDAY-CUDDLE UP WITH A GOOD BOOK! Wear your favorite (school appropriate) pajamas. Remember you will be going outside for recess
THURSDAY-TRAIL MIX THURSDAY-Wear your best “mix” of clothes! (Mismatch Day!)
April 7-13 BOOK FAIR IS OPEN FOR SHOPPING-Shopping schedule will come home later.
Tuesday, April 11th S’MORE FUN WITH BOOKS Literacy Night-5:30-7 Come join us for literacy games, activities and snacks while we go on a camping adventure with books! Then stop and shop at the book fair!
Thursday, April 13 BREAKFAST WITH BOOKS Bring a special person to school for “Breakfast with Books” and a short visit to the classroom and book fair!
Here are a few important dates to keep in mind in the upcoming months.
Spring Break: March 24-April 1st
Half Day March 23rd for teacher professional development. Dismissal begins at 12:30
March 22nd: Pizza Party! If you would like to bring in extra supplies for the party, please see the newsletter for the extra supplies that we need for the party.
For our zoo trip, we are going to make t-shirts for all of the kids. Please bring in a white t-shirt for your child so we can decorate it in class. We would like to do this in small batches so please bring in your child’s shirt as soon as possible!
Ms. Reed and Ms. Minton
Our field trip to see Cat in the Hat is this week! If you haven’t already, please make sure you send in your child’s permission slip and money in order for them to attend the field trip.
I sent report cards home today If you did not receive your child’s report card please let me know and I will print off another copy. Sometimes they get lost or the kiddos just forget to bring it home.
I sent home a letter explaining what we needed for our Valentine’s Day Party. SO far we have napkins being sent in. If you are able to help out with our party, please send in whatever you can! It would be a huge help to Ms. Minton and I. We are all really excited about this party! WE have fun games and activities planned for the kiddos including a cake walk and cookie decorating. Let me know what you are able to bring in to help with our party. Thanks for all your help and support throughout the year 🙂
Here is the newsletter for this week! I have also sent home a hard copy of our class newsletter. Keep working on sight words please! We are learning so much but still have a lot more to learn! 1.30.17 Newsletter
Also, If your child has not already told you, Ms. Baker no longer works for APA 🙁 She had to find another job that was closer to where she relocated to.
Ms. Minton is very familiar with our classroom routine because she has subbed for us every time that I have been absent. We love having her here and she loves all the kiddos so much!!! If you hear your child talking about a bear, it is something Ms. Minton brought in to share with the class. Her son wrote a book about a special bear that he had when he was a kid that was given as a gift after he lost the father figure in his life. The first person to get on blue for the day gets to hang out with Beary all day! All the kids in room 35 voted for different names and they decided Beary would be the best name for our new friend in the classroom. It is a very good incentive for the kids to come in and go through their morning routine without causing disruptions or fighting with other kids in the classroom.
Ms. Reed and Ms. Minton
Kindergarten is full of laughter and play. We learn, we sing, we build. Most of all we build relationships with each other. Thank you for allowing me to keep your kiddos during the day and help them grow in to “big kids”. We are half way through the school year and still have a lot of learning to do!
Today is our 100th day of school! We were SO excited to dress up. Ms. Minton also dressed up with us for the 100th day of school. Oh boy have we gotten old this school year!
Happy Monday! Here is what is going on in our classroom this week!
Our Polar Express Party is on December 21st! Your child can wear their pj’s to school on that day and they will be watching the Polar express, drinking hot chocolate, and eating popcorn. That is our last day before Christmas break!! It is a half day as well. If your child wants to wear slippers, please make sure they have regular shoes on when they walk in to the building and they can wear their slippers in the classroom. Assessments will continue this week and next week and report cards will be sent home the day they leave for Christmas break.
I will not be sending goal sheets home every week until January. For the rest of the semester, we will be reviewing sight words. If you need a sight word list, you may send me a note, email or contact me on the Remind app. You can also google “Dolch Pre-Primer Sight words” or “Dolch Primer Sight words” and the words we are practicing will come up. Also keep practicing writing your letters and numbers up to 100! I want to have those skills mastered for most students by the end of December!!
We need: Lysol ! There is a lot of sickness going around including the stomach bug. It is not fun at all!
If your child is sick, please keep them at home. The stomach flue is taking its toll on the kindergarten wing. Even if they have not thrown up in a few hours they could still give it to another child or teacher.
That is all for now! This information is also in our newsletter that I send home weekly. Please make sure to check your child’s folder for complete/incomplete work. Any incomplete work needs to be turned in to me by the end of the week that it is sent home. Thank you! Have a great week and stay warm
The Kindergartners are learning the song “Must Be Santa”. Ask them if they can sing any of it for you!