Saturday, April 22, 2017

HOMEWORK -- 4/24-4/27/17

Monday, April 24th--Complete 1/2 sheet (beginning sound /y/ and count by 2s to 20)
Tuesday, April 25th--Read decodable reader and complete 1/2 sheet (beginning sound /kw/ and sight word practice)
Wednesday, April 26th--Practice with letter tiles and complete 1/2 sheet (identify coins; penny, nickel, dime, quarter and addition practice)
Thursday, April 27th--Complete 1/2 sheet (upper and lowercase practice for beginning sounds and practice counting from a given number)

Practice high frequency sight words daily!!

Week of April 24-28, 2017

Kindergarten News
Friday, April 28 will be the monthly Spartan Dress Down Day.  Students can wear jeans or sweats and a Spartan shirt with a paid $1 donation.  **Please note the change from Friday, 4/21!
**If any parent would like to be a guest reader in our classroom, then please contact Mrs. Potts with a date and time you would be available and she will work on scheduling a visit.  Clearances are not required to be a guest reader.  The month of May is rather open and there are morning and afternoon times available.  Keep in mind our only day off is Memorial Day Monday and the last day of school is a full day, Wednesday, May 31st.
In Reading we will start a new story titled, This Is the Way We Go to School.   It is a fiction story about children around the world.  We will work with the letter sounds /y/ and /kw/ for the letters Yy and Qq.  The comprehension skill we will focus on with this story is drawing conclusions.  Watch for your new Family Times newsletter and have your child practice the Words to Read!
In Math, we will finish with Topic 11 and will begin Topic 12 Measurement. We will be comparing objects by length, height, capacity, and weight.  Please review daily practice pages!
April  AR/Book Buddy” recording sheets are due by Friday, April 28th!  (goal is 15+ books)
Yearbook order forms were sent home last week.  If you would like one, then please send in your payment and order form to reserve a copy.  (There may not be extras!!)
DIBELS testing for the end-of-the-year will begin soon.  Please review letter naming, segmenting, and nonsense words.  The time for each is 1 minute!
Saturday, April 22nd is Earth Day.  Earth day is a day to remember to take care of our planet by keeping it clean.  We have been talking about the environment and discussing the important rule that tells us to “reduce, reuse, and recycle” and how following this rule can make a difference.  Perhaps as a family you could plan a special project in your neighborhood! 
Students in Grades 3-6 will continue taking the PSSA tests during the week.  Kindergarten’s schedule will be switched around T-Th, 4/25-4/27. Special classes will be 9:00-9:45, instead of 2:00-2:45.  Please talk to your child about being quiet while in the hallways during testing days!!  
     In May the Reading teachers will begin the end-of-the-year testing with each Kindergarten child.  Children will need to write a dictated sentence or two, recognize, write, and give the sound of every letter of the alphabet, be able to provide a word that begins with every letter sound, and be able to write as many words correctly in 10 minutes.  Please review at home!
      Kindergarten Graduation will be held on Tuesday, May 23rd at 1:00 pm in the NS High School Auditorium.  Specific details about parking, seating, etc. will be sent home closer to the date.  Due to limited seating, each Kindergarten student will be limited to 5 tickets.  **If a small child (non-school age) is going to sit on an adult’s lap, they will not need a ticket.  **Your Kindergarten child is not part of the count.  No one will be admitted to Graduation without a ticket.  Graduation tickets will be sent home closer to Graduation.  **If tickets are misplaced, we will not be able to replace them. 
      FYI:  Our class participated in the “A Child’s View” writing for the Republican Herald newspaper.  The entries and a class photo are to be published in a supplement on Thursday, April 27th.  Students answered the question, “What do you want to be when you grow up and why?”  Be sure to check it out. 
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**Monday, April 24h is Day 2Library, so be sure to pack library books for exchange.  Students will need sneakers and gym attire on Wednesday, April 26th. 

Saturday, April 15, 2017

HOMEWORK--4/17-4/20/17

**There will be NO WRITTEN HOMEWORK this week.  The class has reached the fourth goal for our “bean jar” and the students voted for a homework-free week as their reward.  
(But don’t forget to practice high frequency sight words and continue to read AR/Book Buddy books!)

Week of April 17-21, 2017

Kindergarten News
In Reading we will start a new story titled, On The Move.   It is an informational text by author Donna Latham.  We will work with the letter sounds /v/ and /z/ and the comprehension skill, main idea.  Watch for your new Family Times newsletter and have your child practice the Words to Read!
In Math, we will be decomposing numbers 11-19 in Topic 11. Please review daily practice pages!  Continue to practice addition and subtraction and writing number sentences with a plus sign and a minus sign.
For Science, we have been learning about living and nonliving things and what living things NEED.  We will be discussing plants and animals and their life cycles.
The School Science Fair will be held on Tuesday, 4/18 and Wednesday, 4/19 from 4-6 PM in the NSE Gym.
The NSE ART SHOW will be held on Wednesday, 4/19 from 4-6 PM.   Please stop by to check out all the awesome artwork!!!
Friday, April 21 will be the monthly Spartan Dress Down Day.  Students can wear jeans or sweats and a Spartan shirt with a paid $1 donation.
DIBELS testing for the end-of-the-year will begin soon.  Please review letter naming, segmenting, and nonsense words.  The time for each is 1 minute!
School will be CLOSED on Friday, April 14th for the Easter holiday.  ** Monday, April 17th, and Tuesday, April 18th will be SNOW MAKE-UP days and school WILL BE IN SESSION.  
Kindergarten Graduation Pictures will be taken on Thursday, April 20th.  (There will be NO make-up picture day.)  **Envelopes were sent home with portrait package information on Tues. 4/4.  If interested in purchasing pictures then please return the money BEFORE Wednesday, April 19th in your child’s folder.  (checks made payable to PSP.)  **All students will be photographed for the class photo and will need a WHITE COLLARED shirt to wear under a graduation gown.  Girls should not have ponytails high on their heads or wear big hair accessories since they will be wearing a graduation cap
      Kindergarten Graduation will be held on Tuesday, May 23rd at 1:00 pm in the NS High School Auditorium.  Specific details about parking, seating, etc. will be sent home closer to the date.  Due to limited seating, each Kindergarten student will be limited to 5 tickets.  **If a small child (non-school age) is going to sit on an adult’s lap, they will not need a ticket.  **Your Kindergarten child is not part of the count.  No one will be admitted to Graduation without a ticket.  Graduation tickets will be sent home closer to the date of graduation.  **If tickets are misplaced, we will not be able to replace them.  
      The April Behavior Reward will be an egg hunt on Friday, April 28th.  Please encourage good behavior all month!!

**Monday, April 17th will be Day 7 –Library so be sure to pack books for exchange!  Students will need sneakers and gym attire on Wednesday, April 19th! 

Monday, April 10, 2017

HOMEWORK-- 4/10-4/14/17

Monday, April 10th - Complete 1/2 sheet (circle the word to name the picture and count to 100)
Tuesday, April 11th - Read decodable reader and complete 1/2 sheet (seek and find high frequency sight words and identify coin; quarter)
Wednesday, April 12th- Practice with letter tiles and complete 1/2 sheet (complete addition problems and count by 2s to 20)
Thursday, April 13th- Complete 1/2 sheet (what would happen next? and illustrate)

Practice high frequency sight words daily!!

Week of April 10-14,2017

Kindergarten News 

For Reading we will begin the story The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper.  It is a classic fantasy story, and we will be talking about how trains move.  We will be learning more about short /u/ sound and the comprehension skill, plot.  Watch for your new Family Times newsletter on Monday.

In Math, we will continue with Topic 10 Composing Numbers 11-19.  Practice making numbers 11-19 and continue to review addition and subtraction. 

Scholastic Book Orders for the month of April are due by Wednesday, April 12th for anyone interested in ordering.  Orders can be placed online or sent in to the teacher.

On Tuesday morning, 4/11, Mrs. Potts will be visiting the Child Development Center in Ft. Springs to meet the boys and girls who will be attending Kindergarten next year @ NSE and to help transition students to Kindergarten.  Please remind your child to be on his/her best behavior for the substitute teacher!  Thank you!!

**Congratulations to all students who successfully completed their United States’ reports!  It was a fun and educational way to learn about some of the “Fifty Nifty United States”.  **Thank you to all the parents who helped “prepare” the boys and girls for their second oral report.

            School will be CLOSED on Friday, April 14th for the Easter holiday.  **Thursday, April 13th, Monday, April 17th, and Tuesday, April 18th will be SNOW MAKE-UP days and school WILL BE IN SESSION.  Also, there will be NO DATA DELAY this month!

Kindergarten Graduation Pictures will be taken on Thursday, April 20th.  (There will be NO make-up picture day.)  **Envelopes were sent home with portrait package information on Tues. 4/4.  If interested in purchasing pictures then please return the money BEFORE Wednesday, April 19th in your child’s folder.  (checks made payable to PSP.)  **All students will be photographed for the class photo and will need a WHITE COLLARED shirt to wear under a graduation gown.  Girls should not have ponytails high on their heads or wear big hair accessories since they will be wearing a graduation cap
**FYI:  Kindergarten Graduation will be held on Tuesday, May 23rd @ 1:00 PM in the high school auditorium

Monday, April 10th will be Day 3 – Art   **Don’t forget sneakers and gym attire on Tuesday, April 11th!

Sunday, April 2, 2017

HOMEWORK -- 4/3-4/6/17

Monday, April 3rd - Complete 1/2 sheet (short /u/ sound and counting to 100)
Tuesday, April 4th - Read decodable reader and complete 1/2 sheet (missing middle sounds)
Wednesday, April 5th - Practice with letter tiles and complete 1/2 sheet (short /u/ words and identify coin; quarter)
Thursday, April 6th - Complete 1/2 sheet (practice counting by 1s starting and stopping at given numbers and illustrate a sentence)

Practice high frequency sight words daily!!