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Room - 304
Phone - (281) 357-4526 x 3861
 
Lunch - 11:00 - 11:30
Library - Wednesday
 
 

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Camp Creekfest is this Friday, April 9!  Please send a beach towel, or small blanket, with your child on Friday.  Students should dress accordingly for the weather, and sunscreen and/or bug spray should be applied at home.  Don't forget a water bottle!  We are looking to a fun day with our campers!
More info on raffle tickets and the silent auction can be found using the following links:
 
If you are interested in a Spring phone conference, please click the link and sign up for a date and time.
 
What are we learning about?
-secret story: sneaky y
-sight words: come
-writer's workshop - retelling a story orally, adding illustrations to our retelling,  adding sentences to match our illustrations
-informational writing/animal research
-handwriting - pencil grip and forming the letters correctly/using the lines appropriately
-reader's workshop: author's craft - Mo Willems
-math review: counting to 100 by 10's, sets to 20, graphing, missing numbers
-number review - what is 1 more, 1 less, or the same 
-intro addition to 10
-animal groups 
-GE life principle: patience

If you are interested in a Spring phone conference, please click the link and sign up for a date and time.
 
Upcoming Dates:
April 2 - no school/holiday
 
What are we learning about?
-secret story - ay & ey
-sight words: they
-word family: ay
-writer's workshop - retelling a story orally, adding illustrations to our retelling,  adding sentences to match our illustrations
-writing across the pages - stories with a B-M-E
-handwriting - pencil grip and forming the letters correctly/using the lines appropriately
-reader's workshop: fairy tales / fractured fairy tales
-math review: counting to 100 by 10's, sets to 20, graphing, missing numbers
-spring season
-animal groups 
-GE life principle: resiliency
 

Thank you to everyone who has donated for our class basket! If you are still interested in donating, please have donations to our room mom by tomorrow
 
Upcoming Dates:
March 26 - end of 9 weeks 
March 29 - filled plastic eggs and egg carton due (a note will be coming home in your child's Wednesday folder)
April 2 - no school/holiday
Reminders:
Cougar Campout is posted for the week in Schoology
Writing homework is due on Friday
 
What are we learning about?
-secret story - ing, ang, ong, ung
-sight words: do, an
-writer's workshop - retelling a story orally, adding illustrations to our retelling,  adding sentences to match our illustrations
-letter formation practice (a,b,d,g,p)
-alliteration
-handwriting - pencil grip and forming the letters correctly/using the lines appropriately
-reader's workshop: fairy tales / fractured fairy tales
-math: counting to 100 by 1's and 10's
-review writing numbers 0 - 20 
-review sets: generating one more/one less/same
-spring season
-technology
-GE life principle: effort

Next week we will be doing spring math activities. Your child will need 1 egg carton filled with 12 plastic eggs. The eggs should be filled with trinkets (NO CANDY), and taped closed. Please clearly label your child's name on the outside of the egg carton. Egg cartons filled with eggs are due by Monday, March 29. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions. Thank you!

Upcoming dates:
March 15 - 19 - Spring Break
March 26 - end of 9 weeks 
 
What are we learning about?
-secret story - silent e
-blends with l- bl, pl, fl, gl
-sight words: no, so
-writer's workshop - retelling a story orally, adding illustrations to our retelling,  adding sentences to match our illustrations
-All About Me writing
-adjectives
-handwriting - pencil grip and forming the letters correctly/using the lines appropriately
-reader's workshop: fairy tales
-math: counting to 100 by 1's and 10's
-review writing numbers 0 - 20 
-review sets: generating one more/one less/same
-animal parts
-GE life principle: fortitude

Upcoming dates:
March 5 - reading logs for Mrs. Hock due
Tuesday, March 9 - picture day
Mach 12 - end of 9 weeks 
March 15 - 19 - Spring Break
 
Reminders:
Cougar Campout is posted for the week
Writing homework is due on Friday (blue folder).
Blue Reading Bags - return on your child's assigned day
 
What are we learning about?
-secret story - al
-blends with l- bl, pl, fl, gl
-sight words: here, all
-writer's workshop - retelling a story orally, adding illustrations to our retelling,  adding sentences to match our illustrations
-All About Me writing
-adjectives
-handwriting - pencil grip and forming the letters correctly/using the lines appropriately
-reader's workshop: fairy tales
-math: counting to 100 by 1's and 10's
-Texas symbols
-animal parts
-GE life principle: forgiveness

Upcoming dates:
Thursday, February 25 - dress as a detective
Monday, March 1 - 100th Day of School, dress as a 100 year old
Tuesday, March 9 - class pictures
March 15 - 19 - Spring Break
 
Cougar Camp out homework is posted.
Writing homework is due on Fridays (blue folder).
Blue Reading Bags - please return on your child's assigned day
 
What are we learning about?
-secret story - au/aw
-blends with l- bl, pl, fl, gl
-sight words: saw
-writer's workshop - retelling a story orally, adding illustrations to our retelling, beginning to add sentences to match our illustrations
-All About Me writing
-adjectives
-handwriting - forming the letters correctly and using the lines appropriately
-reader's workshop: fables
-graphs- collect data using a survey and make a graph
-living/nonliving / TX symbols
-GE life principle: loyalty

Are you looking for a way to boost your child's independent reading? Look no further! Your child is coming home with their login information for our new resource: RAZ kids. Raz-Kids is an award-winning teaching product that provides comprehensive leveled reading resources for students. With hundreds of eBooks offered at 29 different levels of reading difficulty, it's easy to put the right content in every student's hands. Kids access their leveled text through an interactive learning portal designed to keep them motivated and engaged. Every eBook is available in online and mobile formats, and allows students to listen to, read at their own pace, and record themselves reading. Students then take a corresponding eQuiz complete with an extended answer response to test comprehension and determine future instruction needs.

Enjoy!

This week reading bags will go home! The bag will have books that are appropriate for your child's reading level. Students are placed in a group of similar readers and each group will have a different day that their bag will be sent home and returned. Inside you will find a packet with tips for reading with your student (keep these items at home for your reference). You will also find pictures of our secret stories (keep these in the folder and return weekly). We have colored a dot on the ones that we have learned... ask your child to tell you the story.

Please let me know if you have any questions!

 

Upcoming dates:

Wednesday, February 10 - Valentine boxes/bags and cards due
Thursday, February 11 - Random Acts of Kindness Bingo sheet due
Friday, February 12- Valentine exchange
Monday, February 15- Staff Development, Student Holiday
Thursday, February 18- Dress as a Detective
Monday, February 22- 100th Day of School, dress as a 100 year old
 
Valentines information:
Friday, February 12 is our Valentine exchange.  Students can make a box or bag for their Valentines.  You will need to do this at home.  If you need a bag please let me know, and I can send one home with your child.  Please send boxes/bags and cards to school by Wednesday
 
Cougar Campout homework is due by Friday.
Writing homework is due on Fridays (blue folder).
 
What are we learning about?
-secret story - er, ur, ir
-blends with l- bl, pl, fl, gl
-sight words: his, her
-writer's workshop - retelling a story orally, adding illustrations to our retelling, beginning to add sentences to match our illustrations
-writing facts
-handwriting - forming the letters correctly and using the lines appropriately
-reader's workshop: Author's purpose / Reader's purpose - PIE: Inform, text features, biographies
-graphs- collect data and make graph
-living/nonliving
-GE life principle: empathy

What are we learning about?
-secret story: ar
-blend: cl
-sight words: this, has
-writer's workshop - drawing a picture (with lots of details) to tell our story, saying our sentence out loud, sounding out the words (we spell phonetically), spaces between words, using a capital and period. writing across pages (BME)
-writing informational text: shared & independent
-handwriting - forming the letters correctly and using the lines appropriately
-reader's workshop: Author's purpose / Reader's purpose - PIE: inform - text features, biographies
-graphing
-day sky / night sky
-GE life principle: problem solving

Today our BOOK BAGS came home (for a visit)! We have collected many books since the beginning of school. Throughout the week, have your child read some of the books to you.
Please RETURN the bag on FRIDAY so we can continue to add more to it!

Valentine's Day information:
Friday, February 12 is our Valentine exchange.  Students can make a box or bag for their Valentines.  You will need to do this at home.  If you need a bag please let me know, and I can send one home with your child. 
Please click on link for additional information:
 
GE homework is posted in Schoology.  Please submit your video by Friday, January 29.  Click the link below for the GE homework:
January 25-29: GE- Humanitarianism
 
What are we learning about?
-secret story: blends
-blend: bl
-sight words: said, for
-writer's workshop - drawing a picture (with lots of details) to tell our story, saying our sentence out loud, sounding out the words (we spell phonetically), spaces between words, using a capital and period. 
-handwriting - forming the letters correctly and using the lines appropriately
-reader's workshop: Author's purpose / Reader's purpose - PIE: inform - text features
-numbers to 20: greater than, less than, 1 more, 1 less
-weather
-GE life principle: humanitarianism 

Our January Scholastic book order is due tomorrow, Jan. 20.
 
*Kindergarten is in need of sidewalk chalk.  If you are able to donate, please send to school with your child.  Thank you!!!
 
*BLUE Homework folders are to be turned in on Fridays.                                        -Students will complete 1 writing page per week.                                                  -Please remember to let your child sound out the words they want to write and write the letters for the sounds they hear in their words. Students should be writing at least 2 sentences using appropriate capital / lower case letters, spaces, and punctuation.                                                                                     
 
*Cougar Campout Homework - due Friday, Jan. 22: Life Principle - Justice (fairness)
 
What are we learning about?
-secret story: or
-word family: ell
-sight words: with, or
-writer's workshop - drawing a picture (with lots of details) to tell our story, saying our sentence out loud, sounding out the words (we spell phonetically), spaces between words, using a capital and period. 
-handwriting - forming the letters correctly and using the lines appropriately
-reader's workshop: Author's purpose / Reader's purpose - PIE: inform
-numbers to 20: greater than, less than, 1 more, 1 less
-weather
-GE life principle: justice (fairness)

Happy January!! 

Today a BLUE homework folder came home. Please complete and return the BLUE folder every Friday. It will be returned home that afternoon.
-Complete 1 writing page.  Please remember to let your child sound out the words they want to write and write the letters for the sounds they hear in their words.  Students should be writing at least 2 sentences using appropriate capital / lower case letters, spaces, and punctuation.   
-Homework is turned in on Friday.
*life principle activity is posted in Schoology weekly
 
Thursday is MIX and MATCH day!
 
What are we learning about?
-secret story - oo
-word family: ing
-sight words: me, she, he, be
-writer's workshop - drawing a picture (with lots of details) to tell our story, saying our sentence out loud, sounding out the words (we spell phonetically), spaces between words, using a capital and period. 
-writing facts
-handwriting - forming the letters correctly and using the lines appropriately
-reader's workshop: Author's purpose / Reader's purpose - PIE: persuade
-numbers to 20
-seasons and weather
-GE life principle: integrity (cougar camp out homework)

WOW! I can't believe it is the end of the 2nd 9 weeks! Friday we will celebrate with a fun day. Here are some of the activities that will take place:
-service project 
-watch the Polar Express. Students may wear their pajamas, bring a small blanket, and a stuffed animal. Please be sure your child is able to carry the blanket on their own. If not, a smaller blanket may be a better choice. Students may also wear slippers, but be sure to send sneakers for PE and recess.
-snack and activities
-sing along