Here is our newsletter for this week:Newsletter 21 3-10-14
Students have also been excited for me to send home how to access ClassDojo.com, our new behavior tracking website/app. There are a few main reasons we are using it instead of the clipchart.
1. We can keep it private.
2. Everyone can reach since it is on the Smartboard.
3. It doesn’t disappear at the end of the day so it can’t get lost.
4. It helps see data points and trends in behavior.
Codes will come home tomorrow with a slip to return to let me know if you are choosing to get behavior reports. If you choose to sign up, these will replace daily charts being sent to and from school. Note; please remember we are still learning to use the app so data isn’t perfect yet. I will be adding more types of positive and negative behaviors.
Have a good evening and keep reading!
Newsletter 20 3-3-14
Read to find out about our Dr. Seuss study and what we will be doing this week!
Tomorrow is bagel day. Bagels are 75 cents if your child would like to purchase one for snack or to save for lunch.
A detailed list will come home tomorrow since we will be celebrating Dr. Seuss with different activities next week. Look forward to some Seussical fun!
Students are having a fun 100th day of school! We went to 10 different centers this morning in three different classrooms and had a blast practicing our counting by 1s and 10s. The children did a great job synergizing with the other classes and had a lot of fun! We will have a restful afternoon and they will be home early (2:18 dismissal). February newsletters went home in students’ mail, please let me know if you did not receive yours.
Keep on reading!
Good Morning Families,
Just a few reminders:
-Today is our Alphabet Parade, please have your child wear something with their favorite letter.
-No bagels today. Our next bagel day will be next Friday.
-Correction to the newsletter: today is a Wednesday special rotation so we have Science and next week we will have Art.
Just in case you did not receive a copy of the newsletter last night, here is what was sent home yesterday: Newsletter 17 1-30-14.
We will get back on track with homework next week.
Have a good weekend!
We have rescheduled the Alphabet Parade for this Friday, January 31st. Since the news for this week may change again, I will be sending a newsletter when we return to school instead of today as planned. Please pay close attention to the forecast and stay safe in these cold temperatures. I’m sure the boys and girls have lots of weather questions, so now is a great time to do some at-home research with them.
Remember to wear your favorite letter for tomorrow’s Alphabet Parade. Children can wear something as simple as their favorite letter on their shirt or as complicated as a costume that begins with their favorite letter. I will be wearing a shirt that says “K is for Kindergarten.”
Have fun with whatever you choose. Tomorrow is also Bagel Day. If boys and girls would like to purchase one, they are 75 cents.
Have a good evening,
Two important reminders about sight words:
1. Please keep sight word rings at home so your child can practice every day. I will put the new words in their folder on Friday.
2. Please remember to practice sight words with your child. They should currently know 29 sight words automatically. Any pause to sound out the word is counted as not knowing the word because these words need to be recognized by sight.
If your child does not want to practice them, make it fun! Take the words off the ring and play a game with them.
Check out some web examples of what other parents are doing:
Keep practicing, and happy reading!
Thank you families for being flexible with our snowday! We didn’t get everything done as normal last week since we only had two days, so some was shifted and some did not happen at all. We will finally be going to library this week to get library books again!
Here is our newsletter for this week: Newsletter 15 1-13-14
We have a very quick but exciting newsletter that is in your child’s backpack today! Many of you have likely already heard about our morning, and I want to add that the children did great. They listened really well, they participated, and I think they had a lot of fun.
We had an easy afternoon planned since I knew they would be tired–they may be extra tired tonight as well. If your newsletter did not come home, please email me and I will send you a copy.
Have a restful evening,