Saturday, May 15, 2010

Week of May 17-21, 2010

Homework Helpline #7285
Monday, May 17th- Practice writing capital and lowercase Mm and beginning short /u/ sound and write a sentence practice WS
Tuesday, May 18th-Practice writing capital ad lowercase Nn and beginning & ending sounds practice WS
Wednesday, May 19th- Subtraction WS and short /u/ words' practice WS
Thursday,May 20th-Practice with letter tiles and add correct punctuation mark practice WS

Kindergarten News

In Phonics we will be learning the long vowel rule for a vowel consonant silent e pattern as in the words hose and kite. We refer to the silent e as a “sneaky e” which makes the vowel says its name. Please take some time to review long vowel sounds. **There will be NO Show & Tell.

For Reading we will begin the story Messenger, Messenger by Robert Burleigh. It is a rhyming story and we will be talking about transportation jobs. The comprehension skill we will focus on with this story is compare and contrast and the phonics skill will be the short /u/ sound. A new Family Times newsletter will be sent home on Monday.

We will be reviewing for Math and will begin testing for the 4th marking period. Take some time to review addition and subtraction, patterning, telling time to the hour, and money identification and values (penny, nickel, and dime).

FYI: PTO will be selling Yearbooks at the school store on Thursday, May 20th. The cost is $15.00 per book while supplies last.

Students who went on the field trip on Tuesday to Lake Tobias had a wonderful time. The weather held up for most of the day and the animals were WILD!!! Thank you to all of the chaperones who went along and helped to make the day a success.

Wednesday, May 19th is Day 6-Book Exchange. The library will be closing and students will only be returning this week. Be sure to locate and return books. All books must be returned to the library at this time!

Wednesday evening the Spring Concert will be held in the High School Auditorium @ 7PM. Band and Chorus in grades 4,5, and 6 will perform. All are welcome to attend. On Thursday all NSE students will travel to the HS to see the band and chorus in an encore performance.

Sheriff Groody will be visiting our school to fingerprint the Kindergarten students on either Thursday or Friday afternoon. Watch for your child’s prints to come home in his/her folder!

Monday is Day 4 on the special classes’ schedule. (Students will need gym attire and sneakers on Friday, May 21st -Day 2)

Upcoming Dates:

Monday, May 24th – Carnival Day (Bicycle Rodeo permission slips due ASAP)

Tuesday, May 25th – Kindergarten Graduation @ 6:30 PM in the High School Auditorium

Monday, May 31st – Memorial Day/NO SCHOOL

Monday, June 7th – Last day of school & early dismissal for students