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We Are All Abuzz About……..

 

Dear Parents,

Fall picture day is Thursday.  We usually take our pictures in the morning.

We Are All Abuzz About:

·      Positional Words, we will finish our unit on positional words.

·      The 5 senses.

·      We will finish our unit on apples.

·      School Rules – we will continue to learn classroom rules and procedures.

·      Sight words the, on.

·      We will continue to learn to recognize the American Flag and recite the Pledge of Allegiance.

·      We will continue to learn to recognize patterns.

·      We will learn about the letters Ii, Tt, Rr and their sounds.  We will review all letters learned so far.

·      We will learn to recognize and write numbers 0 – 10.

·      We will practice counting to 30.

·      Sight words:  and, we, is

Carter Mountain Orchard:  We had a great time at the apple orchard.  I can’t wait until our next field trip.

Homework Schedule:

Monday –  Field trip – no homework

Tuesday – Ii and Rr Handwriting.

Wednesday – Sight Word Wednesday – and, we, is.

Thursday – Glue your sort in your word study notebook.  (The word study notebook will be sent home with your child on Thursday).

Friday – Read poetry journal.  Return poetry journal on Monday.

 

Dates to Remember:

September 27th – School Picture Day

October 15th – PTA meeting @ 6:30

 

Computer Lab:  We are using the computer lab each week to learn basic technology skills.  The children are leaning to move the cursor and click and drag objects.  This week, we will work on the website pbskids.org. 

We are learning how to use learning stations in our classroom.  Learning stations are a beneficial way for children to practice what we have learned during instructional time while groups of children work with the teacher to learn concepts that are new to them.  Please help reinforce good station time behavior with your child.  Good station time behaviors are:  1.  Stay in your station.  2.  Talk in an indoor voice.  3.  Complete all work that is in your station.  4.  Clean your station before you leave.

 

 

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Carter Mountain

We had a fabulous time picking apples at Carter Mountain Orchard.

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Early Dismissal

This Friday, September 20th, the students will be released at 1:00.

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All Abuzz About…..(9/16/13)

 

Dear Parents,

It’s almost Fall.  We are all looking forward to cooler weather and beautiful, colorful leaves.  This week, there will be an Open House at Byrd Elementary that will start at 5:30 and will be followed by a PTA meeting at 6:30.  Come on out and join us.

We Are All Abuzz About:

·      Positional Words, such as:  under, over, in, out, etc .  We will practice the positions using beanie babies and sign language.

·      The 5 senses.

·      Johnny Appleseed/ how apples grow.

·      School Rules – we will continue to learn classroom rules and procedures.

·      Sight words the, on.

·      We will continue to learn to recognize the American Flag and recite the Pledge of Allegiance.

·      We will continue to learn to recognize patterns.

·      We will learn about the letters Cc, Aa and Nn and their sounds.  We will review all letters learned so far.

·      We will learn to recognize and write numbers 0 – 10.

·      We will practice counting to 30.

Encore Schedule:

Monday – PE

Tuesday – Media Center

Wednesday – PE

Thursday –  Music

Friday –  Art

Carter Mountain Orchard:  The date of our first field trip is September 23rd.  Yaay!  We are going to Carter Mountain to:  take a hay ride, pick apples, go to apple school, drink hot apple cider and have delicious apple donuts.  The price of the field trip is $13.00. 

 

 

Homework Schedule:

Monday – Graphing, See the Apple Seeds.

Tuesday – Aa and Cc Handwriting.

Wednesday – Sight Word Wednesday – like, to.

Thursday – Glue your sort in your word study notebook.  (The word study notebook will be sent home with your child on Thursday).

Friday – Read poetry journal.  Return poetry journal on Monday.

 

Dates to Remember:

September 17 – Open House begins at 5:30.  Come out and meet the teachers and staff.

September 17 – PTA meeting beginning at 6:30.

September 23 – Carter Mountain Orchard field trip.

 

Computer Lab:  We are using the computer lab each week to learn basic technology skills.  The children are leaning to move the cursor and click and drag objects.  This week, we will work on the website nickjr.com. 

We are learning how to use learning stations in our classroom.  Learning stations are a beneficial way for children to practice what we have learned during instructional time while groups of children work with the teacher to learn concepts that are new to them.  Please help reinforce good station time behavior with your child.  Good station time behaviors are:  1.  Stay in your station.  2.  Talk in an indoor voice.  3.  Complete all work that is in your station.  4.  Clean your station before you leave.

 

 

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Carter Mountain Field Trip

We are so excited because we are going on a field trip!  Yaay!  On September 23rd, we will go to Carter Mountain Orchard to pick apples, take a fun hayride, go to apple school, pick pumpkins and enjoy delicious apple donuts and apple cider.

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All Abuzz About…..(Sept 9th)

 

Dear Parents,

I apologize for being absent on Friday of last week.  I have a sore throat and no voice.  Hopefully my voice will come back some time this week.

We Are All Abuzz About:

·      Positional Words, such as:  under, over, in, out, etc .  We will practice the positions using beanie babies and sign language.

·      Monarch Butterflies:  we will learn about the life cycle of a  Monarch butterfly and how they migrate to Mexico.

·      School Rules – we will continue to learn classroom rules and procedures.

·      Sight words like, to.

·      We will continue to learn to recognize the American Flag and recite the Pledge of Allegiance.

·      We will continue to learn to recognize patterns.

·      We will learn about the letter Ff and Mm and their sounds.  We will review the letters Bb and Tt.

·      We will learn to recognize and write numbers 0 – 10.

·      We will practice counting to 20.

Encore Schedule:

Monday – PE

Tuesday – Media Center

Wednesday – PE

Thursday –  Music

Friday –  Art

Our First Field Trip:  The trip is official, but I do not yet have the price.  As soon as the price if finalized, I will send home a field trip permission form.

Homework Schedule:

Monday – Mm handwriting.

Tuesday – Listening Activity, write your name.

Wednesday – Sight Word Wednesday – like, to.

Thursday – Glue your sort in your word study notebook.  (The word study notebook will be sent home with your child on Thursday).

Friday – Read poetry journal.  Return poetry journal on Monday.

 

Dates to Remember:

September 17 – Open House begins at 5:30.  Come out and meet the teachers and staff.

September 17 – PTA meeting beginning at 6:30.

September 23 – Carter Mountain Orchard field trip

 

Sight Word Cards:  A page of sight word cards was sent home on Tuesday.  Included are the words from August and all of the words for September.  You may cut the words apart and use them as flashcards or put them together to make sentences.

We are learning how to use learning stations in our classroom.  Learning stations are a beneficial way for children to practice what we have learned during instructional time while groups of children work with the teacher to learn concepts that are new to them.  Please help reinforce good station time behavior with your child.  Good station time behaviors are:  1.  Stay in your station.  2.  Talk in an indoor voice.  3.  Complete all work that is in your station.  4.  Clean your station before you leave.

 

 

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All Abuzz About Shapes….

And we are all abuzz about technology.  Today, Mrs. Parrish and I took the children to the courtyard to take pictures of shapes in our everyday environment.

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September 3rd

 

Dear Parents,

We are now entering our third week of school.  The time is flying by so quickly and the children are learning the routine of being in school.

We Are All Abuzz About:

·      Shapes – we will learn that shapes stay the same regardless of their position.  We will make pictures using shapes and finish our unit on shapes.

·      Names – we will continue to learn to recognize and write our own names, and our neighbor’s names.

·      Colors – we will finish our unit on colors.

·      School Rules – we will continue to learn classroom rules and procedures.

·      Sight words my, me, go.

·      We will learn to recognize the American Flag and recite the Pledge of Allegiance.

·      We will begin to learn to recognize patterns.

·      We will learn about the letter Bb and Ff and their sounds.  We will review the letter Tt.

·      We will learn to recognize and write numbers 0 – 10.

·      We will practice counting to 20.

Encore Schedule:

Monday – PE

Tuesday – Media Center

Wednesday – PE

Thursday –  Music

Friday –  Art


Our First Field Trip:  We are planning a field trip to Carter Mountain Orchard on September 23rd.  I will send home information about price as soon as it is available.

 

Homework Schedule:

Monday – No homework.

Tuesday – Bb handwriting.

Wednesday – Sight Word Wednesday – me, my, go.

Thursday – Ff handwriting.

Friday – Read poetry journal.  Return poetry journal on Monday.

 

Dates to Remember:

September 17 – Open House begins at 5:30.  Come out and meet the teachers and staff.

September 17 – PTA meeting beginning at 6:30.

September 23 – Carter Mountain Orchard field trip

 

 

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