Newletter for the Week of Sept. 3

Friday, August 30, 2013

Room 104 Families,

Sight Words: I, am

    We will use and write them in sentences. We will also start our sight word songs.

Morning Meeting:

  • This week students will do the Brown Bear Greeting, Zoom Activity, and Favorite Outside Activity Sharing.

Literacy/Literacy Centers:

  • We will continue building our Read to Self stamina with the hopes of reaching our goal of 15 minutes. Read to Self is the first of the Literacy Centers the students learn to do. Once we have reached our goal and are independent we will learn a new center while continuing on with Read to Self.

  • Determine which lowercase letters are tall, short, or have tails.

  • Listen to read alouds and participate in class discussions.

  • Practice our Who Let the Letters Out? song. It is linked on The Things to Work on at Home page above.


  • Graphing – eye color, pets.

  • Getting to Know Numbers (1-9). Groups will make posters together that will stay up in the room.

  • Sorting – students will sort using many different attributes.

  • Birthday Graph.

  • Sound and Motion Patterns.


  • Students will be continue to independent journal this week. We will use our how to make a wow picture anchor chart and our list of topics to write/draw about. Students are encouraged to draw very detailed pictures and the students who can write words will be encouraged to do so.

Theme (Science/Social Studies): Our theme this week is All About Me

  • Complete the predictable chart “I am ___________.” with their names and point to all the words while reading it.

  • Make an all about me person. The body will be their age, favorite food, favorite color, and favorite activity. We will also make heads, arms, legs, hands, and feet to go with it.

  • Complete an All About Me glyphs. All will look different based on answers to the given questions.

Sharing Schedule:

  • First thing every morning we do our Morning Meeting. This consists of a greeting, activity (movement), sharing, morning message, and calendar. This week we will start the sharing component. Some weeks students will have to bring things in to share, but not this week. Below is the sharing schedule (please note that when there are days off students on those days will be moved to another day, I will put it in the newsletter. In case of an absence students will go another day):

  • Monday

                         Luka        Amir        Angelina    Ryann

  • Tuesday

                         Lauren        Elyse        Ilse        Laolu        Yukyum

  • Wednesday

                          Miles        Kasey        Dylan        Yota

  • Thursday

                         Summer    Neil        Deaven    Anna        Linda

  • Friday

                         Saphira    Marc        HaJin        Nicholas

Things to Know:

  • Please check regularly and use the Things To Be Working On At Home link to above.

  • There is no school on Monday, September 2 for Labor Day.

  • Homework will not start until Week 3, but please get in the habit of or continue reading at least 20 minutes a day with your child.

  • School starts promptly at 8:45 a.m. All students arriving after that will need to obtain a tardy slip.

  • If your child completed the All About Me poster over the summer, please bring it in this week so the students can present. The project was given to you either at the end of Pre-K in June or when you registered.

  • August and September birthdays will be celebrated at the end of September. A note about that will be sent home shortly. Individual birthdays will be acknowledged, but the big celebrations happen at the end of the month.

  • An updated schedule is linked above. Please note the different lunch/recess time.

  • Once we get our routines done I hope people will be able to volunteer in the classroom during our morning literacy block (until lunch/recess) and math. I will let you know when the time comes.

  • Wish List: Clear packing tape.

Ms. Maltz