Newsletter for the Week of Feb. 10

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Room 104 Families,

Sight Word: he, she, love

Previous Sight Words: I, am, like, a, can, see, the, is, here, and, to, be, my, are, have, we, on, in, look, big, little, come, go, at, run, said, it, up, you, me, one, two, three, of, his, her, for, with, will, day, four

We do numerous activities with these words throughout the week. We will also learn sight word songs.

Letter of the Week: Vv

Previous Letters: Ll, Aa, Ff, Tt, Pp, Bb, Ss, Cc, Nn, Gg, Ee, Xx, Yy, Mm, Rr, Ww, Ii

Remember to have your child cut out images from the newspaper or magazines that begin with our letter of the week so we can make our letter book.

 Morning Meeting:

  • This week students will do the Adjective Greeting, One Hundred Days poem Shared Reading Activity, and students will share their favorite part of kindergarten so far and why.

Literacy/Literacy Centers:

  • What we will be doing at centers this week:

    • Teacher Time – Guided Reading

    • Word Work – Rainbow Words, Read Around the Room, Sight Word Search

    • Listening – Listen to Caps, Hats, Socks, and Mittens then draw something they would wear for each season

    • Writing -Students will pick from the topic cards and use those to help them write

    • Computer – Starfall

    • Read to Self and Read to Someone – Find/identify sight words

  • Practice writing upper and lowercase Vv

  • List words that begin with /v/

Math:

  • Count with Calculators

  • Guess My Number Game

  • Missing Number Activity

  • Love Bug (this activity has to do with less than, greater than, or equal to)

  • Candy Heart Graphing

  • Math Journals

  • Math Survey

Theme (Science/Social Studies): Ruby Bridges and Valentine’s Day

  • Read The Story of Ruby Bridges then come up with words to describe her

  • Write about how Ruby Bridges was courageous

  • Read There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Rose then decorate Valentine’s Day bags

Writing:

  • Write sentences using a question word. Students must make sure to draw a corresponding picture to their sentence

100th Day:

  • Morning Centers Activities

    • 100th Day Hat

    • 100th Day Gumball Machine

    • 100th Day Dots

    • Make an object using the number 100

  • Students will write the letters of their name to fill in 100 boxes, then color using a different color for each letter to make a pattern

  • Students will draw a picture of what they think they will look like at 100 years old and write about what they will be doing at 100 years old

Things to Know:

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

  • Our 100th Day of School is on Friday the 14th. Students are to wear their 100th Day shirt on Friday and bring in their 100 items snack to add to the group snack. No large wrapped candy items, please.

  • We will also celebrate Valentine’s Day on the 14th. Students may bring in a valentine for each of their classmates. Remember to only have your child write who it is from. In the afternoon, students will pass out the valentines and eat our 100th Day snack.

  • Consider collecting Box Tops for Education. They are on many of the items you buy regularly. Cut them out and put them in your child’s green folder. I will hand them in from there.

  • At this point and definitely by the end of the week, students should be able to comfortably count to 100 by 1’s, 5’s, and 10’s. We do this everyday, so practice if they are unable to!

  • Scholastic Book Orders are due Friday, February 21st.

  • There is no school on Wednesday, February 12th in observance of Lincoln’s Birthday.

  • Continue working with ST math/JiJi. The students are doing a great job. Email me with any questions.

  • Remember that it is very important that students can independently put their outside gear on. Please practice if they are unable to. Also, remember to label everything.

  • Library books are due every Tuesday.

Ms. Maltz