Newsletter for the Week of June 17

Friday, June 14, 2013

Room 104 Families,

Sight Words: I, like, see, the, is, little, big, a, to, we, can, be, and, look, at, my, you, are, for, am, in, on, no, it, this, said, run, do, want, play, yes, was, if, would, come, have, me, went, with, help, he, she, go, they, up, of, what, now, love, how, here, one, find, two, too, will, three, out, some, down, by, all, four, because, make, but, as, five, good, that, very, let, any, them, mother, father, us, brother, sister, eat, home, away, from, first, after, again, could, six, seven, please, friend

Letters: Kk, Pp, Jj, Hh, Ff, Tt, Ii, Gg, Mm, Cc, Ww, Aa, Ss, Bb, Vv, Oo, Dd, Rr, Qq, Uu, Xx, Ee, Ll, Nn, Yy, Zz

Theme: Our theme this week is Kindergarten Memories

  • We will read lots of books about the end of kindergarten and starting first grade

  • Each student will make a kindergarten memory book that reflects upon the year and looks into the future


  • Independent Journals

  • Our phonics lessons this week will focus on short /u/ in the middle of cvc words and changing one sound in a cvc word


  • How Long is an Hour?

  • Introduction to the $1 Bill

  • Number Gymnastics Game

  • One-Dollar Game

  • Name Collection Posters

  • Introduction to the Function Machine

  • High Roller Game

  • Complete Number Scrolls

Literacy/Literacy Centers:

  • Writing Center: My Favorite Part of Kindergarten Was… and The Hardest Part of Kindergarten Was…

  • Art Center: Free art time

  • Math Center: Coin sorting and using different coins to add to the same value

  • Listening Center: Listen to Frog and Toad Together

  • ABC Center: Short vowel matching

  • Read Around the Room: Students will find words that have short /u/ in the middle of cvc pattern words.

  • For our Journeys curriculum we will read a story called Miss Bindergarten Celebrates the Last Day of Kindergarten. Our goals this week are Understanding Characters and Summarizing


  • Remember to keep checking the Things To Be Working On At Home link to above.

  • There will be no more homework this week. Continue to read 20 minutes a night and practice sight words, numbers, and writing.

  • The last day of school is Monday, June 24 and it is a full day. There will be an all school picnic that day!

  • Please let me know in advance if you know your child will not be here any days next week or the last day of school.

  • We have been told that all classrooms need to be completely packed up with all materials in boxes by the end of the school year. This is going to be a lot of work and I could use some help if anyone is willing. If you are able to spend any amount of time helping out during the day next week I would be more than grateful. I am also in need of a significant amount of boxes. If you happen to have any boxes just around of any size that you would be willing to donate that would make me very happy. Thanks in advance!

Ms. Maltz