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Educational Games For Your Child

Math and Language Arts Games:

http://www.playkidsgames.com/

Reading Games:

www.pbskids.org/games/reading.html

FunBrain – Educational Games:

www.funbrain.com/brain/ReadingBrain/ReadingBrain.html

 

 

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Peter, Peter Pumpkin Eater

had a wife and couldn’t keep her.  He put her in a pumpkin shell and there he kept her very well.  Check out our newest engineering project.  After reading the poem Peter, Peter Pumpkin Eater, we designed and created new shelters for Peter’s wife.

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Weekly Update March 25th

Dear Parents,

The Easter Party is this Friday; we will have a breakfast and an Easter Egg hunt.  Please send in one dozen stuffed eggs so our egg hunt will be a success. 

What Will We Be Covering This Week?

We will:

  • Digraph ll.
  • Review digraphs sh, ch, th, wh and ck.
  • Continue to practice counting to 100.
  • Continue to learn about addition.
  • Continue to learn about the life cycle of baby animals.
  • Write sentences, focusing on using an upper case letter at the beginning of each sentence and punctuation at the end.
  • Recognize sight words will, well, all.

Recycling Project:

Please send in your empty water bottles.  We will be using them to count, graph and make into an art project.

Counting to 100:

Please practice counting to 100 with your child each night.

Dates to Remember:

March 25th – Report Cards Go Home

March 29th – Easter Breakfast and Easter Egg Hunt

March 29th – 1:00 early dismissal

 

After School Enrichment Classes:

This Monday is the last day of the Dr. Seuss enrichment class.  We will read One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish and make fish collages.

Homework Packets:

I am sending home an addition packet for you to work on with your child.  This work will provide your child with extra practice.

Getting Ready for First Grade:

Help your child prepare for the transition from Kindergarten to First Grade.

http://www.examiner.com/article/leaving-behind-kidergarten-and-preparing-for-first-grade

Fun Websites that Promote Learning:

Dr. Seuss Games:

http://www.apples4theteacher.com/holidays/dr-seuss-birthday/games/index2.html

Sesame Street:  www.sesamestreet.org

 

The Mother Goose Club:  This summer, (the last week of June),  the STEM committee is offering a beginning class in engineering for our K-2 students.  Children will learn about basic engineering through the use of nursery rhymes and lots of fun projects!  The camp lasts one week and ends with a trip to the Science Museum.  The flyer and application for the camp will be sent home this week.

Please review these sight words with your child.

I

the

like

my

a

no

go

to

look

have

for

here

come

me

love

red

one

see

am

can

would

we

blue

are

do

but

did

four

get

into

no

he

want

she

that

what

yes

was

help

green

on

you

yellow

went

black

brown

orange

two

three

five

white

little

at

and

jump

up

ran

funny

run

purple

pink

went

well

must

under

not

into

up

did

big

this

in

with

then

get

with

will

be

where

well

there

all

because

gray

but

it

this

has

that

where

five

gray

six

two

seven

eight

have

all

 

 

 

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Weekly Update – March 19

Dear Parents,

I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend.  Marking Period 3 is almost over and our year will be coming to a close soon.  Where did the time go?  We are going to have an Easter Breakfast on March 29th.  I am sending home a sign up sheet today.  On May 6th, we will go to the Metro Richmond Zoo.  The cost will be $6.00.  Save the date on your calendar!

What Will We Be Covering This Week?

We will:

  • Continue to work on R and L blend, such as cr, br, gl, etc.
  • Review digraphs sh, ch, th, wh and ck.
  • Continue to practice counting to 100.
  • Begin to learn about addition.
  • Learn about the life cycle of baby animals.
  • Write sentences, focusing on using an upper case letter at the beginning of each sentence and punctuation at the end.
  • Recognize sight words where and there.

Recycling Project:

Please send in your empty water bottles.  We will be using them to count, graph and make into an art project.

Counting to 100:

Please practice counting to 100 with your child each night.

Dates to Remember:

March 19th – Hip Hop Parent Night begins at 5:30

March 19th – PTA meeting begins at 6:30

March 20th – Picture Day

 

 

After School Enrichment Classes:

This Monday, we will have our second week of after school classes.  I am teaching On the Loose With Dr. Seuss.  This Monday, we will make edible Dr. Seuss hats, read the Lorax and make truffular trees as seen in The Lorax.

Homework Packets:

I am sending home a packet of math homework for you to work on with your child that covers addition concepts.  Please work on this with your child each night.  The packet will help your child perform better on the Marking Period test.

Getting Ready for First Grade:

This is from the Scholastic website.  The article focuses on the skills your child will learn in First Grade.

http://www.scholastic.com/parents/resources/article/what-to-expect-grade/preparing-1st-grade

Fun Websites that Promote Learning:

www.pbskids.org

www.nickjr.com

http://teacher.scholastic.com/max/ (Max’s Math Adventures)

The Mother Goose Club:  This summer, (the last week of June),  the STEM committee is offering a beginning class in engineering for our K-2 students.  Children will learn about basic engineering through the use of nursery rhymes and lots of fun projects!  The camp lasts one week and ends with a trip to the Science Museum.  More information about this opportunity will be sent home later this week.

 

 

 

Please review these sight words with your child.

I

the

like

my

a

no

go

to

look

have

for

here

come

me

love

red

one

see

am

can

would

we

blue

are

do

but

did

four

get

into

no

he

want

she

that

what

yes

was

help

green

on

you

yellow

went

black

brown

orange

two

three

five

white

little

at

and

jump

up

ran

funny

run

purple

pink

went

well

must

under

not

into

up

did

big

this

in

with

then

get

with

will

be

where

well

there

all

because

gray

but

it

this

has

that

where

five

gray

six

two

seven

eight

have

 

 

 

 

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Children’s Museum Pictures

Last Tuesday we visited the Children’s Museum and had a great time.

We saw this cute little turtle during our visit.
The set up for the Ready! Set! Grow! program.

The plant rubbing station.

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Getting Ready For First Grade

Our Kindergarten year is quickly coming to a close.  It’s time to get ready for First Grade.  I found this website that may help you and your child with the transition, it’s called What To Expect In First Grade.

http://www.greatschools.org/students/academic-skills/274-preparing-for-first-grade.gs

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Make Up Snow Day

March 15th was originally a Teacher Work Day.  Due to inclement weather this week, March 15th will now be a regular school day.

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