Thursday, December 8, 2011

Week of December 12-16, 2011

Kindergarten News

~This week in Phonics we will be learning the letter Rr and its sound as in rabbit and reindeer. This is our 13th letter so we will be half way through the alphabet! Start looking for your Show & Tell! Word List 6 Test will be on Friday, December 16th. Please practice daily! (If you are interested as a follow up to our story Little Panda, you can check out the live Panda Cam at the following website: to see some real pandas at the San Diego Zoo.)

~In Math we will be working on identifying a cube and counting with one-to-one correspondence, matching a set of objects to a number card, copying line segments, shapes, and designs on a geoboard, and counting by 10’s. We will also be introducing dimes.

~We will be reading the story Little Quack by Lauren Thompson. It will be an animal fantasy story. The comprehension skill we will target is “plot”, or the “what happens part of the story”. Watch for the new Family Times newsletter in your child’s folder!

~Anyone interested in getting the animals at the SPCA a “Gift for the Holidays” are asked to send it to school by Monday, December 19th. All items collected will be given to the SPCA on Tuesday, December 20th. (A wish list was sent home earlier with more details.)

~Our “We Like Apples” and “I Like” books have been misplaced. If anyone comes across either of them at home, then please return them to school. Thank you!!!

Just a few reminders:

*Please remind your child to keep up with his/her schoolwork and behavior and keep in mind that Santa is watching and waiting to hear daily updates from Sam, our elf on the shelf!!!

*Students will need to be prepared for colder weather @ recess. Warm coats, gloves or mittens, hats and/or scarves are needed. Recess is a half an hour and unless the ground is snow-covered or it is too cold we will try to get outside for “fresh air”.

*The K-2 Music Program will be held on Monday, December 12th @ 9:30 a.m. in the NSHS Auditorium. Parents, grandparents, and all are invited!!! Students can dress up —NO HATS, Reindeer antlers, or jingle bells, No Jeans, t-shirts, or high heels!

*The 4th, 5th, and 6th grade Band and Chorus Concert will be held in the H.S. Auditorium @ 7 p.m. on Wednesday, December 14th. All are invited to attend!!! (Students and teachers will be traveling to the HS on Friday, Dec. 16th to see and hear an encore presentation!)

*The classroom Christmas party will be held on Thursday, December 22nd from 11:30-1:00 p.m.

*There will be an early dismissal for students on Friday, December 23rd @ 11:45 a.m. Students will follow a compressed schedule. School will then be closed from December 24th until it reopens on Tuesday, January 3, 2012.

Monday, December 12th is Day 5. Students will need gym attire and sneakers on Wednesday, December 14th and library books on Friday, December 16th.