Weekly Update #21

Hello Parents!

I hope you’re ready for 6 more weeks of winter! Thank you Phil!

Here are some updates and important information: 

-Please help us and be more careful when sending your children to school when they are complaining of not feeling well.  There has been a significant increase in fevers, stomach bugs, strep throat and the flu exposure in our classrooms.  Also, please remember that our school has a 24 hours wait period for sicknesses.  We will insure that your child will be given the make up work when they return.  Thank you helping us stay healthy!

-K-2 will have a short Semester 1 Perfect Attendance Acknowledgement on Feb.5 during our morning assembly. You will receive an email from your child’s teacher if they are receiving an award.

-Thank you to everyone who signed up for the Tea with the Queen.  We are looking forward to this celebration!

-Monday is the 100th day of school! We will spend the day rotating through kindergarten classrooms with each teacher teaching a 100th day activity.  Your classroom teacher might reach out to ask for some donations or snack supplements for allergies.

-We will have a small Valentine celebration on Feb. 14. I will send a list of students in an email. If your child wishes to participate you may create a Valentine box/holder along with a Valentine for each student in the class.

-Just a reminder that we have recess at 9:30 in the morning.  We go outside even when it is cold.  Please make sure that your child comes to school in appropriate outside attire for these frigid mornings.

Here is an overview of what we will learn this upcoming week:

Math: Students will continue to compare objects by length and height using the terms short/shorter/shortest, long/longer.longest and tall/taller.  They will also compare objects by describing them as small/smaller/smallest and big/bigger/biggest.

Domain (Listening and Learning): The students are enjoying the fun read aloud stories in our Kings and Queens Domain. They will hear the story “Snow White” nest week.  They will use the vocabulary: stomped.  They will review the all that we have learned in this domain and take their assessment on Thursday.

Skills: The students will begin Unit 7.  We will introduce the digraphs “ch,” “sh,” and “th” this week.  We are moving right along with our reading development!

Shurley: Students have been practicing the noun jingle, verb jingle and learning the three rules of a sentence.  They will continue to identify if words are a sentence or a fragment.  We are also working on identifying nouns and verbs.