Today is the 111th day of school and that means that there is that many days less for your child to master what they need to be successful for the next grade level. Remember to stress that hard work is important to their growth as students. Hopefully you are talking with your child about following school procedures; the importance of school; and how good work habits and attention to class will help them. We are a “Leader In Me School” and these things help to contribute to our success as this type of school. Please talk with them about their goals for the year and how they might achieve them.
Mar. 2nd—Kindergarten cap & gown orders are due in
Mar. 9th—Kindergarten Registration
Mar. 15th—K-PREP Celebration @ 6:00 pm
Mar. 16th—3rd 9 weeks end—49 days
Mar. 19th—Class pictures (prepaid) and Spring Individual pictures
Mar. 21st—4-H Speeches
Mar. 23rd-Mar. 30th—Book Fair Week
Mar. 29th—Parent/Teacher Conferences 3:30-6:00 pm
Apr. 2nd-6th—NO SCHOOL—SPRING BREAK
Apr. 10th—Bus Evacuation
Apr. 20th—The Little Mermaid Broadway Jr. 1:00 school 6:00 parents
Apr. 21st—The Little Mermaid Broadway Jr.(Dinner Theater) @ 6:00 pm
May 7th-11th—Teacher Appreciation Week
Traveling book Four children at a time are taking a turn taking the Seven Habits Book home until all the class has taken it home to share with their families to implement the habits at home. It is to be returned each Monday. Thanks for your help implementing the Habits at home. Together we can create great leaders.
Reading books Children bring home books each night. It is very beneficial to your child to see you read and to be read to as well (15 minutes nightly) if at all possible. When they read track the words, tracking the words for one to one identification is very helpful. Make sure to sign the reading log and have it returned daily with books. If children see that reading is important to you; it will become important to them as well. Also, have them retell what they have read to you. It is very helpful with their retention and comprehension. Please practice, practice, practice, as this is the only thing that makes eading easier.
P.E. dress Remember we have P. E. on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Your child will need to wear tennis shoes on those days to fully participate in that class. If the weather permits, we will also go outside on the playground the days we do not have a P. E. class. If girls wear dresses on these days they will need to wear shorts under them to play on playground equipment so as to not have their underwear showing.
Celebrations Our birthday celebration is on the last Thursday of the month, if you want to send a birthday treat for this day.
BOX TOPS and CAMPBELL’S soup label contest This is held monthly at our school. At the end of each month the classroom with the most of each wins an extra P. E. period. We will need everyone’s help to do this each month. Enlisting the help of extended families is something have found beneficial. Thanks for your help.
Homework: High frequency words for Kindergarten so far this year: I, like, the, and, see, we, a, come, to, me, with, my, what, you, are, now, is, of, so, how were many, find, from, but, this, come, on,will, into, your, be, that, who, go, here, soon, for, they, and up. Please practice these words with your kindergartener. Math- Kindergarten students will be working on comparing sets of numbers.
1st grade Spelling: will be long o words (formed with ow and oa) and words to know from their reading series. The Spelling words for the 1st grade are: show, row, grow, low, blow, snow, boat, coat, road, toad, done, great, laugh, paper, soon, talk, were, and work. Please have your child practice daily to alleviate any test anxiety. Math for 1st grade is numbers to 40.