Friday, March 26, 2010

Easter and Spring Report Cards

Today the report cards are in the kids' folders. Take a little time to see which skills we are working on and notice the ones they need a little extra help on between now and next fall.

The kids are enjoying the sight word games we have been playing. They can practice putting their sight words in sentences at home too by writing them on note cards and spreading them on the floor or table. Take turns pointing to different words or arranging them to make a sentence and then let them make a sentence for you. We talked about the letter Yy. Many of the kids still want to say that Y says ("w") and they do that for all of the letters that have letters names that start with a different sound. Some will tell me that S says ("e") -(short e sound). We talked about "s" on the end of many words meaning more than one and did a spring book that showed examples of this.

We have been practicing w/ all of the letters and sounds we have learned including both vowel sounds. I will say..."if you have a long e in your first name (Reese), line up" and then go through all of the vowel sounds. They are tricky but I want them to be familiar with them. Our letter will be Zz and we will talk about 26 letters in the alphabet.

Next week we will continue to do spring activities and do some Easter activities as well.
There is NO SCHOOL on Friday 4/2. We will have Spring Break and then return to school on 4/12.

We will be working on our spring play and more information will go home about this soon. The play will be Thursday 5/6. Time is not known yet but usually they are around 9:00.

Have a great weekend. ONLY 32 days left of school after next week!!

Monday, March 22, 2010


Wednesday 3/24 is picture day for K4. Individual pictures will be made for those who prepay. Envelopes went home last week. If you need another one, let us know. Kids can wear a nice outfit that day rather than a uniform if they are getting their picture made and have prepaid.

Class pictures are Thursday 3/25. We all need to be in uniform on this day. These are for everyone - not just those who order a class picture.

We will be talking about Spring this week. We will also work with the letter Yy and the number 25. We will continue to test for our report card skills. Our new sight words this week are "little" and "am".

Spring Break will be 4/2-4/11. There will be no school on Friday 4/2. We will be working on our spring play and more information will go home about this soon. The play will be Thursday 5/6.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Important Dates for March

3/17 - kids can wear a green shirt w/ a collar if they want to and GWA bottoms.

3/19 - Grandparent's day - all parents are welcome to come. All kids need to wear a white GWA shirt and khaki bottoms that day. Keep working on our song as you can at home!! Dismissal is immediately following the program and class/school visit. Pick you child up from Mrs. Baker on the playground by our room. Be sure to let her know you have your child then drop by our room for some special things the kids have made for their grands. I am sending a paper for you to fill out to let us know who is picking up your child that day.

3/24 - individual pictures for the kids in K4. These are pre-pay and envelopes are going home soon. The kids having a picture made can wear nice clothes rather than a uniform that day.

3/25 - class picture for everyone and everyone has to be in uniform for this.

Next week we will do many fun St. Patrick's activities, work with the letter Xx and number 24. I still have many kids who have trouble identifying the numbers and we need to know them 1-25 this year. Report cards go home soon so I am still working on testing these skills. When the report cards go home, take some time to see what we are looking for so you will know where the kids need to be for next year.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Celebrate Grandparents and Review for report cards

Next week we will celebrate our grandparents and work on our songs for Grandparent's Day. We will also review all of our report card skills as report cards go out on March 3/26. I am sending home "flashcards" for the numbers through 20. Many of our kids still struggle w/ identifying the numbers. Please help you child cut out the flashcards and paste them to note cards or construction paper. Have your child practice these for the rest of the year and over the summer as review for next year.

Some other important dates are:
3/12 early dismissal and Lucky Dog Auction-come bid on our wonderful class project and the other great silent auction items or spin the wheel.
3/14 time change
3/17 St. Patrick's day. In the past we have been able to wear a green shirt with a collar but it is not mandatory. I'll find out as soon as I can if we will be allowed to do that this year as well and I will let you know.
3/19 Grandparent's Day - all parents are welcome as well!! GWA has early dismissal this day also. After the performance, pick your child up from Mrs. Baker on the playground - be sure and tell Mrs. Baker that you have him/her. Visit your children's classroom(s) then you or your child's grandparents take your child at that time. Our day is over at that time.

3/23 & 3/24 - lower school pictures. One day the kids will have their picture made as a class and they will wear their uniform that day. The other day the kids having a picture taken will be able to wear nice dress clothes (non-uniform if you would prefer). I think these pictures are pre-pay. More information will be come home about pictures as soon as I get it.
3/26 report cards go home

I am adding the sight words: you, the, and. The other sight words are on the blog. Just scroll down to the earlier post.

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