ALL Pony PICS!

My apologies! Technology hated me yesterday. I thought they all uploaded but clearly they did not! Here are all of the pony pictures except our friend who was absent and one who did not want a ride ūüôā

 

 

 

 

PONY FARM PICTURES

If you are interested in enjoying the farm with your family, please click the link below for more information!

Teusink’s Pony Farm

 

What an exciting day at the pony farm! Students rode on a hayride (over the grumpy old troll bridge). Next, we went into Farmer Teusink’s barn and got to see baby donkeys, ducklings, chicks, rabbits, cows, and the barn cat. Then they got to feed the sheep and goats (including the Three Billy Goats). Followed by a small hike to see the peacocks and turkeys. Lastly, we were able to ride the ponies!

Student were able to enjoy a picnic lunch and a few minutes at the park! Students did a great job with the ever-changing¬†weather! We experienced showers, wind, cold weather, humidity, and sun! They were champs and I am sure they are tired and smelly ūüôā ¬†¬†

A big thank you to all of our parent helpers who came to our trip to help herd our cats and keep our trip safe and enjoyable. To the families that were not able to make it thank you for having your children prepared and ready to go. They were very excited and well behaved. Please enjoy the photos of today’s¬†adventure below…..I know I will be waddling off the bed early tonight!¬†

 

Newsletter 5/10

There will be a TON of end of year reminders, dates, deadlines, info. Please make sure to read the blog posts carefully, as it is easy to skim over new important information that is not normally on the blog.

STAR STUDENT OF THE WEEK

EMMA

 

Readers Workshop: Comparing/Contrasting Texts & Fairy Tale/Fable Unit

This weeks story: Little Red Riding Hood

BIG IDEAS:

*Students will be able to compare/contrast books on the same theme.

*Students will be able to retell stories using props.

*Students will be able to use character voices, expression and intonation to make the story better.

Students:

*created puppets for props.

*created a wolf craft.

 

 

 

FACT FLUENCY: TIMED TESTS -3 & +4

Next week we are moving on to +4

Big Ideas: Unit 5

Reviewed: 3-D Solid Shapes & 2-D Flat Shapes, Number partners to 10.

Students learned:

  • 3-D shapes are solid
  • 3-D shapes have a face
  • how to determine if a 3-D shape can roll? slide? stack?
    • Roll? Has curves
    • Stack? Has at LEAST 2 flat sides
    • Slide? Has at LEAST 1 flat side
  • 3-D shapes have vertices
  • 2-D shapes are flat
  • 2-D shapes are the faces of 3-D shapes
  • 3-D shapes that they should be able to identify: cone, cylinder, cube, sphere, rectangluar prism.
  • 2-D shapes they should be able to identify: square, retangle, circle, triangle, hexagon

 

 

 

Big Idea: Opinion Writing

Students learned:

*everyone has an opinion.

*it is ok to have different opinions, however, we must be respectful of each other’s opinions.

*there are special ‚Äúkeywords‚ÄĚ that let the reader know they are reading an opinion.

*opinion papers must have a statement, 3 reasons that support your opinion, and a closing.

Ex:

1- State your opinion. INCLUDE THE KEYWORDS: I THINK

2- Give 3 reasons that support how you feel. INCLUDE THE KEYWORDS: Because, And, Also

3- End your paper with a closing to help change your reader’s mind.

*This week we are working on releasing students to work independently. They are given a topic and reminded of the keywords, and they have been stretching their own reasons to support their opinions. 

Assessment: Opinion writing assessment at the end of the week next week.

 

 

 

End of Year Goal:

We will be launching our last sight word challenge. Students are going to try to learn ALL 96 sight words by June 4th. Students who meet their goal will get a certificate and a colorful treat!

Love,

Mrs. LaLonde

 

ON BLUE PAPER

Sentence Homework: Due Thursday

LAST HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT!!!

Field Trip to Teusink’s Pony Farm

All Field Trip Money Due TOMORROW!

 

Survival Guide:

What do they need?

Clothes: Students will be riding in the hay. It is suggested that they wear pants to protect their legs from the hay. PLEASE, NO SKIRTS OR DRESSES. Students will be riding horses, hiking, playing on a playground and will be on a FARM!

Shoes: TENNIS SHOES…..PLEASE!!! No slip-ons, sandals, flip-flops, etc.¬† Socks are encouraged to help protect feet from hay, grass, and pokey things on the farm.

Accessories:  LESS IS MORE! If you feel students need bug spray or sunscreen, please apply this AT HOME before school. If they would like to wear a hat that is fine and if they want a light jacket that is ok. (THEY WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR CARRYING ITEMS THEY BRING). Please DO NOT send sunglasses!

WEATHER: TBD

Lunch: EVERY CHILD NEEDS TO BRING A LUNCH FROM HOME TUESDAY.

*All lunch items need to be disposable. Please do not send ice boxes, drink containers or Rubbermaid.

*Send all lunch items in a disposable bag, LABELED WITH THEIR NAME!

  • A disposable, twist top water bottle may be brought! Please label with their name BEFORE school!

There is no way to keep food items cold. Please pack quick, easy items. Remember disposable spoons, drinks, and napkins PLEASE!

Morning: Please arrive at school ON TIME. Buses will leave immediately after bathroom and attendance (9:00). If you are chaperones, please walk in with the students….you get to ride the bus!

Afternoon: Students will have a regular afternoon. Please send folders and their backpacks.

Questions? Please feel free to contact me anytime.

 

 

Timeline Family Project

THIS IS ON THE REPORT CARD!

*Please let me know if you need another one. 

Due: May 18th

Dear Parents,

As part of our social studies curriculum, we will be learning about timelines.

We are asking that you help your child use the attached paper to make a simple HORIZONTAL timeline showing FOUR IMPORTANT events in his/her life.

Ideas for events:

  • moving to a new home
  • losing the 1st tooth
  • learning to swim/ride a bike
  • becoming a sibling
  • 1st birthday

Please make sure to make a CHRONOLOGICAL timeline with labels (words AND dates). The events may be depicted with actual photographs or pictures can be drawn with DETAILS AND CAREFUL COLORING.

We hope you have fun remembering your child’s milestones! Send the completed timelines back by Friday, May 18th!

 

We are officially experiencing nice weather. Please keep in mind a few things. There is no A/C in the classroom, please send your children to school dressed comfortably. Please do not wear flip-flops on gym days. We do not have time to change shoes.¬†Ladies, please keep in mind, you may want short on under skirts if you are doing monkey bars¬†ūüôāWater bottles are allowed and encouraged. However, please make them as kid-friendly and leak-proof as possible!

MEMORIAL DAY PROGRAM……

The Annual Alward Memorial Day Program is
back! The program will be May 25 @ 9:30am
outside. Each grade has a special song or
poem to share for the program. After the
program, each grade participates in the
Race around the track. Students will race
by grade and ribbons will be awarded to the
winners after all grades have completed the
race. Parents, grandparents, and families
are invited to attend the program and the
race. Students are asked to wear the
following colors on that day.

KINDERGARTEN WEARS RED!!!!

 

Library: Due to MSTEP testing for the remainder of the year, our library schedule may be adjusted. Continue to send your books on Monday. Just know, we may not go to the library for the new book until later in the week. Also, 5/24 will be the LAST book check out of the year.

 

Next Book Order Due:  This final order will be due on Friday, May 11th!

Newsletter 5/4

There will be a TON of end of year reminders, dates, deadlines, info. Please make sure to read the blog posts carefully, as it is easy to skim over new important information that is not normally on the blog.

STAR STUDENT OF THE WEEK

Ian

 

Readers Workshop: Comparing/Contrasting Texts & Fairy Tale/Fable Unit

This weeks story: Three Little Pigs

BIG IDEAS:

*Students will be able to compare/contrast books on the same theme.

*Students will be able to retell stories using props.

*Students will be able to use character voices, expression and intonation to make the story better.

Students:

*created puppets for props.

 

 

 

FACT FLUENCY: TIMED TESTS

Next week we are moving on to -3

Big Ideas: Complete the Unit 4 Chater Test/ We will launch Unit 5 on Monday.

Reviewed: 3-D Solid Shapes & 2-D Flat Shapes

Students learned:

  • 3-D shapes are solid
  • 3-D shapes have a face
  • how to determine if a 3-D shape can roll? slide? stack?
    • Roll? Has curves
    • Stack? Has at LEAST 2 flat sides
    • Slide? Has at LEAST 1 flat side
  • 3-D shapes have vertices
  • 2-D shapes are flat
  • 2-D shapes are the faces of 3-D shapes

 

 

 

Big Idea: Opinion Writing

Students learned:

*everyone has an opinion.

*it is ok to have different opinions, however, we must be respectful of each other’s opinions.

*there are special “keywords” that let the reader know they are reading an opinion.

*opinion papers must have a statement, 3 reasons that support your opinion, and a closing.

Ex:

1- State your opinion. INCLUDE THE KEYWORDS: I THINK

2- Give 3 reasons that support how you feel. INCLUDE THE KEYWORDS: Because, And, Also

3- End your paper with a closing to help change your readers mind.

 

 

 

End of Year Goal:

We will be launching our last sight word challenge. Students are going to try to learn ALL 96 sight words by June 4th. Students who meet their goal will get a certificate and a colorful treat!

Love,

Mrs. LaLonde

 

Please click on the Sight Word page at the top of our blog for the entire list.

Your child will bring home the list they are currently working on. When they can read all words, OUT OF ORDER, without having to stretch them (ex. ‚ÄúLITTLE‚ÄĚ NOT ‚Äúl-i-tt-le, little?‚ÄĚ) please sign the list and send it back. I will check with them. If they pass at school, I will send a new list home. If they miss words with me, I will return the list to you.

Teacher Disclaimer:  This process will take extra time that is not set aside during the day.  I will try to get a new list to you as soon as I can. It may be same day, a few days later, or the following week. Please be patience. If you are eager to move on, all words are listed on the Sight Words page and the lists will be sent home in order.

ON PINK PAPER

Sentence Homework: Due Thursday

Homework is due Friday of each week. Homework needs to be completed by the student but CHECKED by the parent.

Please remember that completion of homework is recorded on report cards.

All homework should be done in pencil unless otherwise stated! ¬†Homework that is not completed neatly or correctly will be returned to be redone. Thank you for your help with this¬†ūüôā

 

Field Trip to Teusink’s Pony Farm

All Field Trip Money Due Friday!

 

5/11- Field Trip Survival Guide/ Tips will be sent home¬†ūüôā

5/15- THE BIG DAY!!!! FIELD TRIP….WHOO HOO!!

Timeline Family Project

Due: May 18th

Dear Parents,

As part of our social studies curriculum, we will be learning about timelines.

We are asking that you help your child use the attached paper to make a simple HORIZONTAL timeline showing FOUR IMPORTANT events in his/her life.

Ideas for events:

  • moving to a new home
  • losing the 1st tooth
  • learning to swim/ride a bike
  • becoming a sibling
  • 1st birthday

Please make sure to make a CHRONOLOGICAL timeline with labels (words AND dates). The events may be depicted with actual photographs or pictures can be drawn with DETAILS AND CAREFUL COLORING.

We hope you have fun remembering your child’s milestones! Send the completed timelines back by Friday, May 18th!

First Annual Family Literacy Night this TUESDAY!

When: Tuesday, May 8th from 6:00-7:45 pm

Where: Alward Elementary

What: Students who have met their 50+ sight word goal will be given a free pass at the dunk tank.  This fun event will have a dunk tank, food, BOGO school book fair, FUN!

Dunk Tank Line Up:

6:00-6:15 Mrs. McClure (Principal)

6:15-6:30 Mr. Karel (5th Grade)

6:30-6:45 Miss. Reisdorff (1st Grade)

6:45-7:00 Mr. Matt (Custodian)

7:00-7:15 Mrs. Hawks (4th Grade)

7:15-7:30 Mrs. Heethuis (2nd Grade)

7:30-7:45  Mrs. Ploeg (Technology)

Our class goes LOOKING on Monday. You will see a wishlist coming home Monday. We will send SHOPPERS on Thursday. Please remember to also look at our class scholastic order for May, as more grade-level appropriate texts are available on the website and may not be at the book fair. Book fair will also be open during Literacy Night. 

 

We are officially experiencing nice weather. Please keep in mind a few things. There is no A/C in the classroom, please send your children to school dressed comfortably. Please do not wear flip-flops on gym days. We do not have time to change shoes. Ladies, please keep in mind, you may want short on under skirts if you are doing monkey bars ūüôā Water bottles are allowed and encouraged. However, please make them as kid-friendly and leak-proof as possible!

MEMORIAL DAY PROGRAM……

DETAILS TO COME!

 

Library: Due to MSTEP testing for the remainder of the year, our library schedule may be adjusted. Continue to send your books on Monday. Just know, we may not go to the library for the new book until later in the week. Also, 5/24 will be the LAST book check out of the year.

 

Next Book Order Due: The FINAL book order of the year will be sent home on Monday! There is a book fair coming to our school in the next few days. However, I still want to send the order forms home as the book fair often does not have leveled readers (especially age appropriate for Kindergarten). This final order will be due on Friday, May 11th!

 

Newsletter 4/27

 

 

There will be a TON of end of year reminders, dates, deadlines, info. Please make sure to read the blog posts carefully, as it is easy to skim over new important information that is not normally on the blog. 

STAR STUDENT OF THE WEEK

Jackson

Jackson shared facts about Florida. He let us know that Florida is often very sunny. The average temperature is 80 degrees and is covered in beaches!

 

Readers Workshop: Comparing/Contrasting Texts & Fairy Tale/Fable Unit

This weeks story: Goldilocks and the Three Bears

BIG IDEAS:

*Students will be able to compare/contrast books on the same theme.

*Students will be able to retell stories using props.

*Students will be able to use character voices, expression and intonation to make the story better.

Students:

*created puppets for props.

*made a Goldilocks craftivity.

 

 

FACT FLUENCY: TIMED TESTS

Next week we are moving on to +3

Big Ideas: 3-D Solid Shapes & 2-D Flat Shapes

Reviewed: Math Mountains & Tiny Tumblers

Students learned:

  • 3-D shapes are solid
  • 3-D shapes have a face
  • how to determine if a 3-D shape can roll? slide? stack?
    • Roll? Has curves
    • Stack? Has at LEAST 2 flat sides
    • Slide? Has at LEAST 1 flat side
  • 3-D shapes have vertices
  • 2-D shapes are flat
  • 2-D shapes are the faces of 3-D shapes

 

 

 

Big Idea: Small Moments Final Assessment

Students completed their last small moment Kindergarten assessment. Students will move on to Opinion writing next week.

 

 

IT IS OUR LAST WEEK FOR OUR MAY THE 4TH 50 + WORD GOAL!

Students who have met their May reading goal will be given a free pass at the dunk tank during Alward’s First Annual Family Literacy Night.

May 4th Goal: 50 words for Mystery Egg Prize (Mrs. LaLonde’s Class Goal Only)

End of Year Goal:¬† TBA¬†ūüôā

Please click on the Sight Word page at the top of our blog for the entire list.

Your child will bring home the list they are currently working on. When they can read all words, OUT OF ORDER, without having to stretch them (ex. ‚ÄúLITTLE‚ÄĚ NOT ‚Äúl-i-tt-le, little?‚ÄĚ) please sign the list and send it back. I will check with them. If they pass at school, I will send a new list home. If they miss words with me, I will return the list to you.

Teacher Disclaimer:  This process will take extra time that is not set aside during the day.  I will try to get a new list to you as soon as I can. It may be same day, a few days later, or the following week. Please be patience. If you are eager to move on, all words are listed on the Sight Words page and the lists will be sent home in order.

ON Purple PAPER

Sentence Homework: Due Thursday

Homework is due Friday of each week. Homework needs to be completed by the student but CHECKED by the parent.

Please remember that completion of homework is recorded on report cards.

All homework should be done in pencil unless otherwise stated! ¬†Homework that is not completed neatly or correctly will be returned to be redone. Thank you for your help with this¬†ūüôā

 

 

Field Trip to Teusink’s Pony Farm

When: Tuesday, May 15th from 9:00-1:00

AND THE WINNERS ARE!!!!!!

Mrs. Hinton,

Mrs. Stuart,

Mrs. Snip,

Mrs. Somsel,

Mrs. Visco 

Thank you to all the volunteers!

We wish we could bring more helpers.

Important Dates:

 

5/10- Money for students and chaperones (if selected) due.

5/11- Field Trip Survival Guide/ Tips will be sent home¬†ūüôā

5/15- THE BIG DAY!!!! FIELD TRIP….WHOO HOO!!

Timeline Family Project

Due: May 18th

*******Coming home on Monday*********

Dear Parents,

As part of our social studies curriculum, we will be learning about timelines.

We are asking that you help your child use the attached paper to make a simple HORIZONTAL timeline showing FOUR IMPORTANT events in his/her life.

Ideas for events:

  • moving to a new home
  • losing the 1st tooth
  • learning to swim/ride a bike
  • becoming a sibling
  • 1st birthday

Please make sure to make a CHRONOLOGICAL timeline with labels (words AND dates). The events may be depicted with actual photographs or pictures can be drawn with DETAILS AND CAREFUL COLORING.

We hope you have fun remembering your child’s milestones! Send the completed timelines back by Friday, May 18th!

First Annual Family Literacy Night

When: Tuesday, May 8th from 6:00-7:45 pm

Where: Alward Elementary

What: Students who have met their 50+ sight word goal will be given a free pass at the dunk tank.  This fun event will have a dunk tank, food, BOGO school book fair, FUN!

Please return your orange RSVP form by Monday, April 30th

Dunk Tank Line Up:

6:00-6:15 Mrs. McClure (Principal)

6:15-6:30 Mr. Karel (5th Grade)

6:30-6:45 Miss. Reisdorff (1st Grade)

6:45-7:00 Mr. Matt (Custodian)

7:00-7:15 Mrs. Hawks (4th Grade)

7:15-7:30 Mrs. Heethuis (2nd Grade)

7:30-7:45  Mrs. Ploeg (Technology)

 

Library: Due to MSTEP testing for the remainder of the year, our library schedule may be adjusted. Continue to send your books on Monday. Just know, we may not go to the library for the new book until later in the week. Also, 5/24 will be the LAST book check out of the year. 

 

Next Book Order Due: The FINAL book order of the year will be sent home on Monday! There is a book fair coming to our school in the next few days. However, I still want to send the order forms home as the book fair often does not have leveled readers (especially age appropriate for Kindergarten). This final order will be due on Friday, May 11th!

Volunteer Slip Due Tomorrow 4/25!

If you are interested in chaperoning our field trip Field Trip to Teusink’s Pony Farm on Tuesday, May 15th from 9:00-1:00 please return the slip TOMORROW. Our 5 winners will be announced on Friday! Please only volunteer if you have daycare arranged for younger children. 

Newsletter 4/20

Readers Workshop: FLUENCY SKILLS

*I told them that these are first grade skills, that I’m teaching them early. They really seem to enjoy the idea of learning stuff early to surprise their teacher next year!

BIG IDEA: Students will be able to be a fluent reader.

Students learned about:

Rate: Students learned this means how fast or how slow you read the words. We talked about if we read too fast, the story sounds confusing, and it may be hard to remember what is said. If you read too slow, the story sounds boring and you stop liking the words. 

Intonation: Students learned that this means how high or low you make your voice. We talked about how sometimes we can make our voice sound hard or soft. We also discussed what our voice does to the way the story sounds. 

Accuracy: Student learned this means to read the correct word on the page. If they read it wrong, they will go back and self-correct. This way the story makes sense.

Expression: Students learned this means to make your voice match the character. If its a boy, sound like a boy. If they are sad, read with a sad voice. Students learned to look at the characters for clues on how to know what kind of expression to read with.

Punctuation: Students learned this means to look at the end of the sentence and read the sentence correctly. If there is a question mark, they should make their voice sound like they are asking a question.

 

FACT FLUENCY: TIMED TESTS

Next week we are moving on to +3

Big Ideas:  Math Mountains & Tiny Tumblers

Students learned:

*how to find missing partners of numbers to 10.

*how to show a picture to match their addition or subtraction equations.

* how to play our new fast finisher games.

*that a math mountain is another strategy to show number partners.

*the sides of the mountain must equal the total at the top.

*tiny tumblers are small circles that go to the bottom of the mountain and represent one number.

Math Mountain Video

 

Big Idea: Elaborating on our small moment stories

Students are revisiting small moment stories. They are working on editing their own story and ending a closing.

This week we worked on adding a closing to our small moment story. Student need to tell the reader how they felt during their story. We will take our final small moment writing text next week!

 

 

Good luck readers! May the 4th, be with you!

Students who have¬†met their May reading goal¬†will be given a free pass at the dunk tank during Alward’s First Annual Family Literacy Night.¬†

May 4th Goal: 50 words for Mystery Egg Prize (Mrs. LaLonde’s Class Goal Only)

End of Year Goal:¬† TBA ūüôā

Please click on the Sight Word page at the top of our blog for the entire list.

Your child will bring home the list they are currently working on. When they can read all words, OUT OF ORDER, without having to stretch them (ex. ‚ÄúLITTLE‚ÄĚ NOT ‚Äúl-i-tt-le, little?‚ÄĚ) please sign the list and send it back. I will check with them. If they pass at school, I will send a new list home. If they miss words with me, I will return the list to you.

Teacher Disclaimer:  This process will take extra time that is not set aside during the day.  I will try to get a new list to you as soon as I can. It may be same day, a few days later, or the following week. Please be patience. If you are eager to move on, all words are listed on the Sight Words page and the lists will be sent home in order.

ON BLUE PAPER

Sentence Homework: Due Thursday

Homework is due Friday of each week. Homework needs to be completed by the student but CHECKED by the parent.

Please remember that completion of homework is recorded on report cards.

All homework should be done in pencil unless otherwise stated! ¬†Homework that is not completed neatly or correctly will be returned to be redone. Thank you for your help with this¬†ūüôā

 

 

 

Thank you to all of the families that came out and supported our First Annual Family Genius Night. We appreciate all the feedback on our first event. Comments were positive with the request for a longer event and staggered times so families could make it to more events! We will keep these suggestions in mind when we plan our next STEAM night!

 

Field Trip to Teusink’s Pony Farm

When: Tuesday, May 15th from 9:00-1:00

Important Dates:

4/25- Turn in the chaperone slip if you are interested in helping with a group of students on the field trip.

4/27- Chaperone winners will be announced.

5/10- Money for students and chaperones (if selected) due. 

5/11- Field Trip Survival Guide/ Tips will be sent home ūüôā

5/15- THE BIG DAY!!!! FIELD TRIP….WHOO HOO!!

 

First Annual Family Literacy Night

When: Tuesday, May 8th from 6:00-7:45 pm

Where: Alward Elementary

What: Students who have met their 50+ sight word goal will be given a free pass at the dunk tank.  This fun event will have a dunk tank, food, BOGO school book fair, FUN!

Please return your orange RSVP form by Monday, April 30th

Dunk Tank Line Up:

6:00-6:15 Mrs. McClure (Principal)

6:15-6:30 Mr. Karel (5th Grade)

6:30-6:45 Miss. Reisdorff (1st Grade)

6:45-7:00 Mr. Matt (Custodian)

7:00-7:15 Mrs. Hawks (4th Grade)

7:15-7:30 Mrs. Heethuis (2nd Grade)

7:30-7:45  Mrs. Ploeg (Technology)

 

Library Books Due back on Mondays!

Please help your child take care of their book. If a book is damaged or lost, they will need to pay for a replacement BEFORE they are allowed to borrow another. All books are due back on Monday. We will go to the Library on Tuesday mornings! If you finish reading early, and you want to return the book early, please feel free!

Next Book Order Due: I will place orders on Monday if you still would like to order books! May will be the last order of the year. Please consider stocking up for the summer!

NEWSLETTER 4/13

 

 

Readers Workshop: FLUENCY SKILLS

*I told them that these are first grade skills, that I’m teaching them early. They really seem to enjoy the idea of learning stuff early to surprise their teacher next year!

BIG IDEA: Students will be able to be a fluent reader.

Students learned about:

Accuracy: Student learned this means to read the correct word on the page. If they read it wrong, they will go back and self-correct. This way the story makes sense.

Expression: Students learned this means to make your voice match the character. If its a boy, sound like a boy. If they are sad, read with a sad voice. Students learned to look at the characters for clues on how to know what kind of expression to read with.

Punctuation: Students learned this means to look at the end of the sentence and read the sentence correctly. If there is a question mark, they should make their voice sound like they are asking a question.

 

 

 

FACT FLUENCY: TIMED TESTS

Next week we are moving on to -2!

 

Big Ideas:  Math Mountains & Tiny Tumblers

Students learned:

*that a math mountain is another strategy to show number partners.

*the sides of the mountain must equal the total at the top.

*tiny tumblers are small circles that go to the bottom of the mountain and represent one number.

Math Mountain Video

 

Big Idea: Elaborating on our small moment stories

Students are revisiting small moment stories. They are working on editing their own story and ending a closing. Students will be given their final writing assessment for small moments at the end of the month.

 

 

Students are going to try to learn 50+ sight words by May 4th! Students who meet their goal will get to pick a mystery egg.  

Good luck readers! May the 4th, be with you!

We have done an amazing job so far meeting this goal. We only have 4 more friends to go!! We may need to start our end-of-year goal early! Yeah!

May 4th Goal: 50 words for Mystery Egg Prize (Mrs. LaLonde’s Class Goal Only)

Please click on the Sight Word page at the top of our blog for the entire list.

Your child will bring home the list they are currently working on. When they can read all words, OUT OF ORDER, without having to stretch them (ex. ‚ÄúLITTLE‚ÄĚ NOT ‚Äúl-i-tt-le, little?‚ÄĚ) please sign the list and send it back. I will check with them. If they pass at school, I will send a new list home. If they miss words with me, I will return the list to you.

Teacher Disclaimer:  This process will take extra time that is not set aside during the day.  I will try to get a new list to you as soon as I can. It may be same day, a few days later, or the following week. Please be patience. If you are eager to move on, all words are listed on the Sight Words page and the lists will be sent home in order.

ON ORANGE PAPER

Sentence Homework: Due Thursday

Homework is due Friday of each week. Homework needs to be completed by the student but CHECKED by the parent.

Please remember that completion of homework is recorded on report cards.

All homework should be done in pencil unless otherwise stated! ¬†Homework that is not completed neatly or correctly will be returned to be redone. Thank you for your help with this¬†ūüôā

 

 

 

TOMORROW -Monday, April 16th

6-8 PM
The following items are needed, but will be returned to you after our STEAM night (please label with your name so we can return them):
* Sand sifting toys
* Old doctor scrubs
* Stethoscopes (play ones are fine)
* Ace Bandages
* Any sort of play doctor items

The following items are needed, but will not be returned. If you have extra at your home that you’d like to donate, please let us know.
* Small toys/trinkets/buttons/coins/etc. that kids could keep (they’ll be digging for them like archaeologists)
* Extra boxes of spaghetti noodles
* Extra bags of small or large marshmallows
* Empty/clean plastic milk or juice jugs

Library Books Due back on Mondays!

Please help your child take care of their book. If a book is damaged or lost, they will need to pay for a replacement BEFORE they are allowed to borrow another. All books are due back on Monday. We will go to the Library on Tuesday mornings! If you finish reading early, and you want to return the book early, please feel free!

Next Book Order Due: April 17th

Welcome Back from Spring Break!

 

Good Afternoon Kindergarten Families,

I hope everyone is enjoying the last few days of spring break and are returning home safe and sound. Just a few quick reminders to help us get back into the swing of things for the remainder of the year….only 44 days left!

Sub: I will be out Monday morning, however, I will be back from my appointment in the afternoon. Please send any transportation changes on a paper note AND call the office.

Weather: They say the weather will be in the low 40’s- low 50’s with rain several days. Please send mud boots. Please send hats/gloves when needed.

Take Home Folders: Please make sure to clean out all old papers and backpacks. Return any overdue homework (there was nothing new for spring break) and any rainbow word lists that you have been working on.

Snacks: Please remember we are now only doing one snack.

Lunch Account: Make sure to check your lunch account balance.

Library Books: 

Library Books Due back on Mondays!

Please help your child take care of their book. If a book is damaged or lost, they will need to pay for a replacement BEFORE they are allowed to borrow another. All books are due back on Monday. We will go to the Library on Tuesday mornings! If you finish reading early, and you want to return the book early, please feel free!

 

Family STEAM night:

Monday, April 16th

Family Genius Night: Monday, April 16th-
The following items are needed, but will be returned to you after our STEAM night (please label with your name so we can return them):
* Sand sifting toys
* Old doctor scrubs
* Stethoscopes (play ones are fine)
* Ace Bandages
* Any sort of play doctor items

The following items are needed, but will not be returned. If you have extra at your home that you’d like to donate, please let us know.
* Small toys/trinkets/buttons/coins/etc. that kids could keep (they’ll be digging for them like archaeologists)
* Extra boxes of spaghetti noodles
* Extra bags of small or large marshmallows
* Empty/clean plastic milk or juice jugs

 

Newsletter 3/28

STAR STUDENT OF THE WEEK

 

Due to shortened week, no star student was picked this week. 

 

 

Readers Workshop: Nonfiction Features

BIG IDEA:

Students learned:

*This week we wrapped up our non-fiction unit. Students will still read non-fiction books. However, when we return from Spring Break, students will start working on Fluency skills.

 

FACT FLUENCY: TIMED TESTS

This week we worked on +2 timed tests using numbers 0-5!

 

Big Ideas:  Math Workshop, Responsible Partnerships, Accountability, Stamina

Changes in Math:

Students are starting to get the concept of math workshop. It is my hope that after break, I will be able to extend the rotation times to help give more instruction.

 

 

Big Idea: Becoming NON-FICTION writers

This week we finished our non-fiction test. When we return from Spring Break, we will revist small moments for the last time this year.

 

 

Students are going to try to learn 50+ sight words by May 4th! Students who meet their goal will get to pick a mystery egg.  

Good luck readers! May the 4th, be with you!

We have done an amazing job so far meeting this goal. We only have 4 more friends to go!! We may need to start our end-of-year goal early! Yeah!

May 4th Goal: 50 words for Mystery Egg Prize (Mrs. LaLonde’s Class Goal Only)

Please click on the Sight Word page at the top of our blog for the entire list.

Your child will bring home the list they are currently working on. When they can read all words, OUT OF ORDER, without having to stretch them (ex. ‚ÄúLITTLE‚ÄĚ NOT ‚Äúl-i-tt-le, little?‚ÄĚ) please sign the list and send it back. I will check with them. If they pass at school, I will send a new list home. If they miss words with me, I will return the list to you.

Teacher Disclaimer:  This process will take extra time that is not set aside during the day.  I will try to get a new list to you as soon as I can. It may be same day, a few days later, or the following week. Please be patience. If you are eager to move on, all words are listed on the Sight Words page and the lists will be sent home in order.

Enjoy your family over Spring Break. Please make sure to keep reading!

 

Starting Monday, students only need 1 snack each day. We will be removing the afternoon snack to make more time for instruction. There still will be a very quick bathroom/drink break after specials.

 

Wikki Stix and Stamp Pads (all colors) please!

 

 

Friday, March 30th- Sunday, April 8th, 2018

 

 

Monday, April 16th

Family Genius Night: Monday, April 16th-
The following items are needed, but will be returned to you after our STEAM night (please label with your name so we can return them):
* Sand sifting toys
* Old doctor scrubs
* Stethoscopes (play ones are fine)
* Ace Bandages
* Any sort of play doctor items

The following items are needed, but will not be returned. If you have extra at your home that you’d like to donate, please let us know.
* Small toys/trinkets/buttons/coins/etc. that kids could keep (they’ll be digging for them like archaeologists)
* Extra boxes of spaghetti noodles
* Extra bags of small or large marshmallows
* Empty/clean plastic milk or juice jugs

 

Library Books Due back on Mondays!

Please help your child take care of their book. If a book is damaged or lost, they will need to pay for a replacement BEFORE they are allowed to borrow another. All books are due back on Monday. We will go to the Library on Tuesday mornings! If you finish reading early, and you want to return the book early, please feel free!

Next Book Order Due: April Magazine will be sent home after break.