Monday, November 16, 2015

This Week in A2

Dear Families,  

A few reminders:

1.  We would appreciate donations of baby wipes for the classroom.  We use these daily to keep our hands clean.  Thank you!

2. There is no school next week.  Happy Thanksgiving!

3. Report Cards are based on end of the year kindergarten standards.  At this time of the year, you should not expect to see a lot of 3's (meeting standard).  Students are working towards end of kindergarten standards.  Also, in your report card envelope (going home on Friday), you will find a list of the 1st 50 high frequency words and a list of fun spelling activities.  Kindergartners are expected to be able to read, write, and spell the top 30 words, but some students want the extra challenge!  :)

Our Week: 

Star Student: Luke.  Awesome Poster!  We enjoyed listening to you share about yourself this morning.

11/16 Monday- NED/Yo-Yo Assembly (9:30-10:15) Snack:Anthony, Volunteers: Sharon V. and Keri A.

11/17 Tuesday- Music (11:00-11:30), Snack: Brooke, Volunteer: Brittany

11/18 WednesdayHomework, Book Bags, and Library Book Due!  Volunteers: Sheila & Cherish R., Snack: Bryn

11/19 Thursday- Snack: Donovan, Volunteers: Michelle G. & Dory

11/20 Friday- Mrs. Glasgo teaches today, Charlotte's School BD, Today is spirit day (wear inside out clothes), Library (9:00-9:30), Computer Lab (10:45-11:25), Snack: Charlotte, Volunteers: Brianna M. & Amber M., Report Cards Go Home Today.  There will be 2 copies in your envelope.  Please sign one copy and return the Monday after Thanksgiving Break. 


What We're Learning
  • Math: This week we are working with numbers 0-20 as well as different ways to make 10 (10 and 0, 1 and 9, 2 and 8, 3 and 7, 4 and 6, 5 and 5, etc.)
  • Language Arts:  Letter/Sound of the week Tt.
    • Sight Words: Your child should be able to independently read, write, and spell the following sight words: a, the, I, see, my, go, to, like, can, look, you, went. This week's sight word is 'come'. 
    • Writers Workshop: This week we will continue our unit on Pattern Books.  

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Math Centers

Thank you so much to the person who generously purchased the sterilite plastic containers for our math centers! (Amazon did not tell me who you were, but thank you!!!)  I'm so excited!!! Today the kids learned and played a new math game which they will be able play with partners during math centers. Each partner gets 10 unifix cubes in a specific color and a die. Each player rolls his or her die and writes his or her number into the partner equation "___ and ____ make _____." Each parter then counts out their number of unifix cubes and puts them in the middle. The partners then count how many unifix cubes altogether and write the total in the equation. They did a great job today and had so much fun! Can't wait to play with them again on Thursday!