Monday, May 16, 2016

This Week in A2

Dear Families,

Our Hidden Villa Field trip is coming up on May 27th.  Please help us fund this field trip by sending your child into school with $5 in an envelope with your child's name by this Wednesday. Our generous PTO will fund the other half+ of the ticket cost. Cash or check is ok.  Checks should be made out to Vallemar PTO.

5/16 Monday- Snack: Angelo, Psychomotor, Art Class, Afternoon Yoga, Letter D (Wear Disney clothes)
5/17 Tuesday- Snack: Angelina, Music, Afternoon Yoga, Letter E (Read Eric Carle books)
5/18 Wednesday- Snack: Anthony, Afternoon Yoga, Letter F (Bring your Favorite Fruits for snack)
5/19 Thursday- Happy Birthday, Shea! Snack: Shea, Afternoon Yoga, Emergency Drill, Letter G (Bring a board game to play during centers...your child should be able to teach others how to play.  Please write your family name on the box.)
5/20 Friday- Snack: Brooke, Library, Letter H (Wear a hat or Hawaiian clothes)

**SEE our class calendar for upcoming snack, event and ABC countdown info.

Thank you to all the families who have donated to our DonorsChoose project!  You are amazing!  We have also had donations from other Vallemar families, friends, a very generous retired Vallemar teacher, and a very generous anonymous donor.  Our project for wiggle stools is almost fully funded!  Only $99 to go!  Today is the last day DonorsChoose will match your donation dollar for dollar.  Just enter code LIFTOFF during checkout.  Sitting in a chair the majority of the day isn't an easy task, especially for young, wiggly learners. We created a DonorsChoose classroom request to fund 6 wiggle stools in the classroom to help create an engaging learning environment that meets the needs of all of our students. These safe, stable, ergonomic stools allow children to move while sitting down, which helps many children stay seated and focus more on learning and completing their assignments. These stools also help improve posture and develop trunk control. We will use these stools at our learning table, where we work with small groups of students on guided reading, math, etc. Because these stools are light and portable, they can also easily be moved around the classroom as needed.
Please click on the link below to learn more:

Wiggle and Learn- A Classroom For Everyone

In return, you'll get awesome photos of your gift in action and our heartfelt thanks.
Thank you so much,
Natasha & Brandy
P.S. If you know anyone who may want to help our students, please pass along the link!

This Week's Focus

  • Math: MARS Task, Missing Numbers, Counting by 2's, 5's, 10's, Addition and Subtraction Practice
  • Language Arts:  Letter/Sound of the week: Uu

Save the Dates:
  • 5/27 Hidden Villa Field Trip: 9:30-1:30ish, *We still need seats for a few more students. Please CLICK HERE to sign up to drive on this fun field trip!
  • 5/30 No School (Memorial Day)
  • 6/15 End of the Year Fun Day at Frontierland Park- All Drivers/ Parents Welcome, Sign up will be posted this week
  • 6/16 Last Day of School & Final Report Cards

Sunday, May 8, 2016

This Week in A2

Dear Families,

Happy Mother's Day!  We hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend.  Thank you to all the families who were able to make it to our Spring Music Performance.  The kids were adorable and did a fantastic job.  A special thank you to our music teacher, Mrs. Gooley for putting together such a special evening!

5/9 Monday- Snack: Hawk, Psychomotor, Art Class, Afternoon Yoga
5/10 Tuesday- Snack: Ruth, Music, Afternoon Yoga
5/11 Wednesday- Snack: Richard, Afternoon Yoga, ABC Countdown Begins: Letter A- Bring a small stuffed animal to school
5/12 Thursday- Snack: Shane, Afternoon Yoga, Emergency Drill, Letter B- Bring bubbles to blow at recess
5/13 Friday- Snack: Tony, Library, Computers, Letter C- create a compliment card in class

**SEE our class calendar for upcoming snack, event and ABC countdown info.

This Week's Focus

  • Math: Word Problems, Addition and Subtraction Practice
  • Language Arts:  Letter/Sound of the week: Q/Qu

Save the Dates:
  • 5/27 Hidden Villa Field Trip: 9:30-1:30ish, *We still need seats for a few more students. Please CLICK HERE to sign up to drive on this fun field trip!
  • 5/30 No School (Memorial Day)
  • 6/15 End of the Year Fun Day at Frontierland Park- All Drivers/ Parents Welcome, Sign up will be posted this week
  • 6/16 Last Day of School & Final Report Cards

Monday, May 2, 2016

This Week in A2

Dear Families,

Thank you so much for visiting our Open House last Thursday!  The kids were so excited to show off all their hard work and introduce you to their chicks- Batman, The Force, and Tweety.  

We will be going to Hidden Villa Farm on Friday, May 27th.  Our tour is at 11am and we will be leaving school about 9:30am.  We will be returning around 1:30pm, but may be a few minutes late.  Unfortunately we only have a limited number of tickets so we have to limit the number of drivers/chaperones to adults who can drive their child + at least 2 additional kids.  Also, siblings and guests are not allowed on this field trip. If your child will not be able to attend, please let me know ASAP. Thanks so much! 
To sign up, please click on the link below:
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0c4da9a92ea64-hidden

5/2 Monday- Sharon Volunteers, Psychomotor, Art Class, Afternoon Yoga
5/3 Tuesday- Brittany Volunteers, Music, Afternoon Yoga
5/4 Wednesday- Jill Volunteers, Sheila Volunteers, Afternoon Yoga
5/5 Thursday- Michelle Volunteers, Afternoon Yoga, Kinder/1st grade Spring Music Performance (arrive at school at 5:15)  ** Please let us know if your child will not be able to make it. Thanks!
5/6 Friday- Variety Show Assembly 10:15, Family Variety Show 6:30pm

This Week's Focus

  • Math: Word Problems, Addition and Subtraction Practice
  • Language Arts:  Letter/Sound of the week: Yy
  • Painting May Flowers
  • Secret Mother's Day Projects

Save the Dates:
  • 5/5 Spring Music Performance, K and 1st grade, arrive at 5:15pm to cafeteria
  • 5/27 Hidden Villa Field Trip
  • 5/30 No School (Memorial Day)
  • 6/3 Spirit Day: Vallemar Pride/ Yellow and Black
  • 6/16 Last Day of School & Final Report Cards