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We Are All Abuzz About…(Feb. 24th Edition)

 

Dear Parents,

We will be going on a field trip to the Children’s Museum in March.  Yaay!  It’s been a long time since our last field trip and I am looking forward to it.  Information regarding the trip will go home on Monday, February 24th.

We Are All Abuzz About:

·      We will learn continue to review digraphs.

·      We will do a short vowel review sort

·      We will review short vowels.

·      We will continue to practice counting to 100.

·      Sight words:  get, went, this, that.

·      We will begin to learn about coins and counting money. 

·      We will recognize pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters.

·      We will begin to learn about telling time to the hour.

·      We will learn about the clock face, the numbers on the clock and what the minute and hour hands are for.

·      We will learn to recognize and write numbers 0 – 30.

·      We will continue to recite and recognize the days of the week.

·      We will learn about Abraham Lincoln.

·      We will learn about George Washington.

·      We will learn about shadows and how they are made.

Dates to Remember:

March 7thClass Picture Day

March 14thChildren’s Museum Field Trip

March 14thAnnual Silent Auction & Spaghetti Dinner

March 18thHIPHOP Parent Night

March 18thPTA Meeting @ 6:30

 

***The 3rd nine weeks is quickly coming to a close.  Please review counting to 100, counting by 10’s and 5’s and sight words.  Money is a hard concept for Kindergarteners to learn.  Please take every opportunity to show your child pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters.  Tell them what each is called and how much they are worth.  Practice counting pennies, nickels and dimes.***

 

 

 

 

Word List:  A list of words will be sent home on Monday.  These are words for you and your child to practice sounding out together.   Please return the list on Friday.

 

 

Sight Words We Have Covered So Far This Year

I

the

like

my

a

no

go

to

on

me

and

at

are

can

have

is

love

here

look

see

you

we

yes

help

little

do

am

for

come

pink

purple

yellow

green

red

brown

black

blue

orange

gray

one

said

jump

up

must

but

into

did

big

it

in

get

went

this

that

 

 

Homework Schedule:

Monday:  Listening Activity/ Harriet Tubman book.  Review Word List

Tuesday:  Weather Forecast/Which Happens First.  Review Word List

Wednesday:  Sight Word Wednesday.  Review Word List.

Thursday:  Glue Sort.  Review Word List.

Friday:  Read Your Poetry Journal.  Turn in Word List.

The Silent Auction is March 14th.  Please send in an item for our auction basket.  Our theme is Movie Night, so we are looking for items such as DVD’s, popcorn, etc. 

 

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We Are All Abuzz About (Feb 17 edition)

 

Dear Parents,

I hope everyone enjoyed their snow days.  All three Kindergarten teachers will be working together to develop “Snow Packets” for wintry weather.  In the event of bad weather, we will send them home so the children will have something they can work on.  I will be at a conference on Thursday and Friday of this week.

We Are All Abuzz About:

·      We will count backwards from 20 – 1.

·      We will learn continue to review digraphs.

·      We will do a digraph review sort

·      We will review short vowels.

·      We will continue to practice counting to 100.

·      Sight words:  into, did, big,  it, in.

·      We will learn that water can be a solid or a liquid.

·      We will finish learning about measurement. 

·      We will learn to recognize measurement tools such as a ruler and scale.

·      We will learn to recognize and write numbers 0 – 30.

·      We will continue to recite and recognize the days of the week.

·      We will learn about Abraham Lincoln.

·      We will learn about shadows and how they are made.

Homework Schedule:

Monday:  Digraph Review/Calendar.  Review Word List

Tuesday:  Every Penny Counts/What Is the Letter.  Review Word List

Wednesday:  Sight Word Wednesday.  Review Word List.

Thursday:  Glue Sort.  Review Word List.

Friday:  Read Your Poetry Journal.  Turn in Word List.

Dates to Remember:

February 17th – We will pass out our Valentine’s.

February 18th – PTA Meeting – 6:30

February 20 – 21 – I will be at a conference

 

Word List:  A list of words will be sent home on Monday.  These are words for you and your child to practice sounding out together.   Please return the list on Friday.

 

 

Thank you for your patience during these crazy days of Winter.  You never know if we will have snow, sleet, freezing rain or a beautiful sunny day this time of year.  We may have more snow days to come before it’s all over!

Sight Words We Have Covered So Far This Year

I

the

like

my

a

no

go

to

on

me

and

at

are

can

have

is

love

here

look

see

you

we

yes

help

little

do

am

for

come

pink

purple

yellow

green

red

brown

black

blue

orange

gray

one

said

jump

up

must

but

into

did

big

it

in

 

 

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Hi parents, family and friends of Byrd Elementary.  Please take a minute, or two!  to check out my page at donorschoose.org.  I have set up this page to help fund a Mother Goose project that will help the students learn basic literacy skills, such as rhyming, retelling and acting out stories.

Thank You!

Kelly Burton

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We Are All Abuzz About…..(Feb 10)

 

Dear Parents,

I am so glad that we celebrated the 100th day of school last Friday.  Snow is in the forecast again this week!  Interims are not going home this week.  We had so many snow days that the date for Interim Reports to go home has changed.  I also want you to know that I will be at an educational conference February 20th and 21st.

We Are All Abuzz About:

·      We will count backwards from 20 – 1.

·      We will learn about the digraphs Sh and Ch.

·      We will sort sh and ch pictures.

·      We will practice counting to 100.

·      Sight words:  jump, up, must, but

·      We will learn that water can be a solid or a liquid.

·      We will learn about measurement. 

·      We will learn to recognize measurement tools such as a ruler and scale.

·      We will learn to recognize and write numbers 0 – 30.

·      We will practice counting to 100.

·      We will learn to recite and recognize the days of the week.

·      We will learn about Abraham Lincoln.

·      We will learn about shadows and how they are made.

Homework Schedule:

Monday:  Counting by 5’s and 10’s, Writing Numbers.  Review Word List

Tuesday:  Digraph review.  Review Word List

Wednesday:  Sight Word Wednesday.  Review Word List.

Thursday:  Glue Sort.  Review Word List.

Friday:  Read Your Poetry Journal.  Turn in Word List.

Dates to Remember:

February 14thValentine’s Day Party – 10:00 am

February 14thEarly Dismissal – 1:00

February 18thPTA Meeting – 6:30

 

Word List:  A list of words will be sent home on Monday.  These are words for you and your child to practice sounding out together. 

Thank you for your patience during these crazy days of Winter.  You never know if we will have snow, sleet, freezing rain or a beautiful sunny day this time of year.  We may have more snow days to come before it’s all over!

Sight Words We Have Covered So Far This Year

I

the

like

my

a

no

go

to

on

me

and

at

are

can

have

is

love

here

look

see

you

we

yes

help

little

do

am

for

come

pink

purple

yellow

green

red

brown

black

blue

orange

gray

one

said

jump

up

must

but

 

 

If we have a snow day on Friday, we will celebrate Valentine’s Day on Monday, February 17th.

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All Abuzz About (Feb. 3rd)

 

Dear Parents,

My, My!  The snow days have been piling up, haven’t they?  And they have really thrown off our 100’s day count.  I have no idea what the weather will hold for next week, so we are going to celebrate the 100th day on Friday, February 7th.  If you have not sent in your 100’s day collection, or your snack item, please send it in by Thursday, February 6th.

We Are All Abuzz About:

·      We will count backwards from 20 – 1.

·      We will learn about the digraph CH.

·      We will sort C, H, and CH pictures.

·      We will learn about, describe and compare geometric shapes.

·      We will practice counting to 100.

·      Sight words:  blue, yellow, red, said.

·      We will learn about the properties of water.  We will experiment to see what sinks and what floats.

·      We will learn that water can be a solid or a liquid.

·      We will learn measurement. 

·      We will learn to recognize measurement tools such as a ruler and scale.

·      We will learn to recognize and write numbers 0 – 20.

·      We will practice counting to 100.

·      We will learn to recite and recognize the days of the week.

·      We will learn about Winter.

·      We will learn about Martin Luther King Jr.

Homework Schedule:

Monday:  No homework.

Tuesday:  Math worksheet.

Wednesday:  Sight Word Wednesday.

Thursday:  Glue Sort.

Friday:  Read Your Poetry Journal.

Dates to Remember:

February 6th  100th Day of School Celebration

February 8thConundrum Day at Goochland Middle School

February 12thInterim Reports Go Home

February 14thValentine’s Day Party – 10:00 am

February 14thEarly Dismissal – 1:00

February 18thPTA Meeting – 6:30

 

Thank you for your patience during these crazy days of Winter.  You never know if we will have snow, sleet, freezing rain or a beautiful sunny day this time of year.  We may have more snow days to come before it’s all over!

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