Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Weekly Update x 2

Dear Families,

We are excited to announce our chicks have hatched!  We have 3 beautiful chicks.  We will be naming them today. 

4/18 Monday- Psychomotor (primary yard), Afternoon Yoga (Tony's School BD)
4/19 Tuesday- Earth Day Assembly (Sea Otters), Music (11-11:30), Yoga 11:30
4/20 Wednesday- Homework Due * If you have not yet done so, please turn in your library book!  We didn't visit the library last Friday due to Jump Rope for Heart so many students have already turned in their books.
4/21 Thursday- Students will visit the library Thursday morning this week, afternoon yoga, Ruth's BD
4/22 Friday- College & High School Pride Day, Family Day (10:45-11:25), 

4/25 Monday- Psychomotor (primary yard), Afternoon Yoga
4/26 Tuesday- Music (11-11:30), Yoga 11:30
4/27 Wednesday- Homework and Library Books Due (Anthony's BD)
4/28 Thursday- Afternoon yoga, Open House Tonight 6:30-7:30 (Kids Welcome)
4/29 Friday- Computer Lab (10:45-11:25)  (Vallemar Pride Day)

  • Math: Addition and Subtraction Practice
  • Language Arts:  Letter/Sound of the week: Ww, Oo
  • Sight Words: Please work with you child at home on reading, writing, and spelling sight words!  Many kids can already identify all 30 sight words, but still have trouble spelling/writing sight words.  Please work with them at home on identifying, reading, and writing their sight words. 
  • Reading/Writing Workshop: Non-Fiction- Reading and Writing About Chickens
  • Science: Lifecycle of the Chicken
  • Yoga: Thank you all for your support in our integration of yoga into the classroom.  The kids have been doing an amazing job learning the poses and seem to enjoy it too.  If you're interested check out the program we are using-CosmicKids.  Why yoga?  Research has shown that school yoga has many benefits.  In addition to the wonderful benefits that yoga has on the physical well-being of children, school yoga has been shown to increase self-regulation and focus, as well as reduce problem behavior, test anxiety, and anger. (http://k-12yoga.org/
Announcements:
We need your help with a project we are doing for Open House.  We need 2- 4x6 somewhat closeup pictures of your child (a baby picture and a recent picture).  These pictures will not be returned.  We may need to cut off a little around the edges.  Please send these pictures (labeled on the back with your child's name)...no later than Wednesday, 3/30.

Save the Dates:
  • 4/28 Open House (6:30-7:30, kids welcome)
  • 5/5 Spring Music Performance, K and 1st grade, arrive at 5:15pm to cafeteria
  • 5/27 Spirit Day: Vallemar Pride/ Yellow and Black
  • 5/30 No School (Memorial Day)
  • 6/3 Spirit Day: Vallemar Pride/ Yellow and Black
  • 6/16 Last Day of School & Final Report Cards

Monday, March 21, 2016

This Week in A2

Dear Families,

Thank you so much for all the lovely birthday gifts!  I had such a happy birthday at school...and felt so fortunate to get to spend it with our class.  Thank you also to all the parents/families for your generous donations which made our St. Patrick's Day so magical for the students.  The leprechauns were naughty this year, knocking over tables, tying up chairs, littering the classroom with gold, pencils, necklaces, bracelets, and more!  ;)

We are  looking forward to a great week!  Brooke is our star student this week!  Her poster is beautiful and we loved learning more about her!


3/21 Monday- Psychomotor, Afternoon Yoga
3/22 Tuesday- Music (11-11:30), Afternoon Yoga
3/23 Wednesday- Homework, Library Book Due, Optional Leprechaun Traps Due, Afternoon Yoga 
3/24 Thursday- Afternoon Yoga
3/25 Friday- Library (9:00-9:30), Computer Lab (10:45-11:25), School-wide Minimum Day (plan for traffic at pick-up)

3/28 Monday- No School on Monday
  • Math: Subtraction Practice
  • Language Arts:  Letter/Sound of the week: Hh
  • Sight Words: Please work with you child at home on reading, writing, and spelling sight words!  Many kids can already identify all 30 sight words, but still have trouble spelling/writing sight words.  Please work with them at home on identifying, reading, and writing their sight words. 
  • Reading/Writing Workshop: Non-Fiction- Reading and Writing About Chickens
  • Science: Our chick eggs will arrive the Week of March 29th and will hatch around April 20/21.  This is such a fun lifecycle study.
  • Yoga: Thank you all for your support in our integration of yoga into the classroom.  The kids have been doing an amazing job learning the poses and seem to enjoy it too.  If you're interested check out the program we are using-CosmicKids.  Why yoga?  Research has shown that school yoga has many benefits.  In addition to the wonderful benefits that yoga has on the physical well-being of children, school yoga has been shown to increase self-regulation and focus, as well as reduce problem behavior, test anxiety, and anger. (http://k-12yoga.org/

Announcements:


We need your help with a project we are doing for Open House.  We need 2- 4x6 somewhat closeup pictures of your child (a baby picture and a recent picture).  These pictures will not be returned.  We may need to cut off a little around the edges.  Please send these pictures (labeled on the back with your child's name)...no later than Wednesday, 3/30.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

This Week in A2

Dear Families,

We hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend!  Report Cards went home on Friday.  Please sign & return one of the copies in the envelope tomorrow.  I am looking forward to a great week!  Bryn is our star student this week!  We can't wait to see her poster and learn more about her!


3/14 Monday- Psychomotor, Afternoon Yoga (snack: Grayson)
3/15 Tuesday- Music (11-11:30), Afternoon Yoga (snack: Hawk)
3/16 Wednesday- Homework, Library Book Due, Optional Leprechaun Traps Due, Afternoon Yoga (snack: Julian T.)
3/17 Thursday- Angelo's BD, St. Patrick's Day, Mrs. Glasgo's BD, Afternoon Yoga (snack: Angelo)
3/18 Friday- Mrs. Vazquez teaches today, Library (9:00-9:30), Computer Lab (10:45-11:25) (snack- Julian B.)

  • Math: Addition Practice
  • Language Arts:  Letter/Sound of the week: Rr
  • Sight Words: Please work with you child at home on reading, writing, and spelling sight words!  Many kids can already identify all 30 sight words, but still have trouble spelling/writing sight words.  Please work with them at home on identifying, reading, and writing their sight words. 
  • Reading/Writing Workshop: Non-Fiction- Reading and Writing About Chickens
  • Science: Our chick eggs will arrive the Week of March 29th and will hatch around April 20/21.  This is such a fun lifecycle study.
  • Yoga: Thank you all for your support in our integration of yoga into the classroom.  The kids have been doing an amazing job learning the poses and seem to enjoy it too.  If you're interested check out the program we are using- CosmicKids.  Why yoga?  Research has shown that school yoga has many benefits.  In addition to the wonderful benefits that yoga has on the physical well-being of children, school yoga has been shown to increase self-regulation and focus, as well as reduce problem behavior, test anxiety, and anger. (http://k-12yoga.org/

Announcements:

Black Book Bags- If your child has not turned in his/her black book bag, please do so ASAP.  We are missing about 1/2 of them and cannot recirculate the books until we have all bags back. 


Shhhh...the leprechauns are planning a visit to A2 on March 17th.  Please don't tell your child.  We want to make this a SUPER fun day for the students.  Thank you for all of your donations so far!  You are amazing!  I went shopping this weekend too.  :) We still need donations of green/gold confetti.  Please don't let students see your donations. Just put them in the little closet in our classroom in a a brown bag and don't forget to write on it who they're from so we can thank you!  Thanks for your help!!!!  Please have donations in by Tuesday, March 15th.

We need your help with a project we are doing for Open House.  We need 2- 4x6 somewhat closeup pictures of your child (a baby picture and a recent picture).  These pictures will not be returned.  We may need to cut off a little around the edges.  Please send these pictures (labeled on the back with your child's name)...no later than Wednesday, 3/30.