Our Valentine’s day party is coming up soon! We have all the supplies we need, except for the googley eyes for our craft. I am very excited for this party and I know the kids are too!
Our party is on the 12th at 1:10 pm (after specials). Remember!!! We were not supposed to have school on the 12th but we are using it as a snow make-up day. School is in session on that day.
I will also be doing assessments and report cards soon. Please make sure you are practicing sight words and counting up to 100. The kids are doing great with their work so far this year. We have had a rough couple of weeks in the classroom as far as behavior goes. I will be making phone calls and sending e-mails/notes home with your child about behaviors in the classroom. They need to be prepared for first grade with their academics AND their behaviors.
I apologize for the inconvenience; however, I need to cancel this evening’s Parent Group meeting due to illness. We will meet at our normal time in February.
Thank you for understanding!
Reminder that the APA Parent Group will be meeting tonight from 6:00pm-8:00pm in the 29th St. cafeteria. Hope to see you there!!
There is a lot going on in Kindergarten at APA! Here is just a glance at some of the fun stuff we will be doing for the remainder of 2015.
November: Thanksgiving break! We are all so excited to have a short little break from school and spend time with our family. I will be spending a lot of time with my lovable niece and two handsome nephews as well as catching up on some quilting that needs to get done! It is a busy time of year but don’t forget to sit back and take a breath and see everything around you that you have to be thankful for.
December: December 4th is a half day for the students and a professional development day for the staff. The students will be dismissed early and the teachers have to stay for professional development. The day will be filled with meetings for me! As teachers, we have to continually be learning new things to bring back in to the classroom. Although I am not looking forward to the meetings, I am really looking forward to learning new things to bring back in to our classroom!
December 18th is the last day of school before we go on Christmas Break! It is also a half day but I really need everyone to be here that day! We have a lot of fun exciting activities and learning opportunities for the kids that day and maybe even a special gift from their teachers
Our theme for December is Holidays around the world. We will be learning about how different countries celebrate Christmas including what they call it, what games they play, what they eat, and their family traditions. The kids will have a suitcase and a passport ready to go on this adventure around the world! I will keep you up to date on the various things we will be doing throughout the month of December in preparation for the Holiday season.
We can compare the values of two numbers from 1 – 20 presented as numerals.
We can identify whether the number of objects in one group is greater than, less than, or equal to the number of objects in another group.
Reading/Language Arts Standards:
We can read common high-frequency words by sight (e.g. a, my).
We can orally blend the onset (the initial sound) and the rime (the vowel and ending sound) in words.
We can recognize and name end punctuations.
We can actively engage in group reading activities with purpose and understanding
We are working on ending sounds and word families. The word family for this week is ‘am.’
Reading: This week’s sight words are do and has. Continue to work with the words big, my, me, she, we, he, be, go, no, so, the, and the number words.
Reading: Fiction and Non-Fiction Thanksgiving.
Read with your child at least 20 minutes a day and record the books on the reading log. When your child turns in a complete reading log, he or she will receive a certificate for a free personal pan pizza.
Math: Adding two numbers that equals 10 and the ten frame.
So I have run in to a bit of a snag with the reading rewards that I have set up in our classroom. I am going to have to substitute the previous prize for a different one. I will be doing some research on something that the kids will love this weekend in place of the other coupons. I apologize for the mix up.
Instead of using the reading logs we have been using, I have enrolled the class in Pizza Huts Book It! program. I participated in this program when I was in Elementary school and absolutely loved it! There is an app that you can use at home but you need to have an activation code which I have on my teacher dashboard. I will print it off and send it home as soon as I can! We will have new reading logs that are easier to track progress. You color in each day that your child reads 20 minutes or more. If your child reads more than the 15 minute goal I have set for them on my teacher dash board, feel free to write it in, and I will add it to their progress log on line. I haven’t looked at the parent app yet so I’m not sure what it does but I will do a little more research and keep you updated! Thank you for being flexible with me! I am still figuring out how to be a teacher in a public school. Thank you for all your help and participation in your child’s education.
We will be hosting a parent group call-out meeting on Thursday, November 5, 2015, at 5:30 in the 29th St. cafeteria. All families are invited to attend as this group will serve all of our students K-12. Light refreshments will be served.
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Vamos a tener una reunión llamada de salida del grupo de padres en Jueves, 05 de noviembre 2015, a las 5:30 en el edificio de calle 29 cafetería. Se invita a todas las familias a asistir ya que este grupo va a servir a todos nuestros estudiantes K-12. Se servirán refrescos.
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Flat Stanley came home last night! You should have received an envelope, two letters, and Stanley. I am so excited to stay connected with the kids while I am on a boat in the middle of the ocean. I am extremely nervous about leaving the kiddos and I will miss them a lot! I’m nervous about my trip in general as well. My favorite quote from my all time favorite animated movie “Up” is “Adventure is out there!” I am heading out on an amazing adventure full of firsts; my first vacation without my parents, first time out of the country, first time going on a cruise, and first time on an island. There are so many things to see in the world and I hope that your child gets to see even just a small portion of it. Even though we aren’t leaving school to go on a cross country adventure, I hope that Flat Stanley will bring a little bit of the world back to us. My Flat Stanley will be going to Florida, Nassau, St. Thomas, San Juan, Puetro Rico, and Grand Turk. He will also be visiting several different “World’s Biggest” land marks on our way to Florida. I can’t wait to see where you send your child’s Flat Stanley.
Always remember… Adventure is out there! We just have to discover it ourselves.