Thursday, September 29, 2016

Week of October 3-7, 2016

Kindergarten News
·       We will be starting our 5th story for Reading, Smash! Crash!  Watch for your Family Times newsletter to come home on Monday.  Our focus will be on the story’s character.  We will be working with the consonant letter Mm and the beginning and final sound /m/ in words.  Continue to read at home and practice the high frequency words, practice rhyming and counting syllables in words and identifying the letters from Aa-Zz. Your child should be able to read the little readers that come home on day 2 of the new story!  The past week we began working with the letters Ll, Oo, and Gg and practiced letter sounds and blending sounds to read the words log and go.  We learned some letters are consonants and some are vowels.  When practicing letter sounds we learned both short o as in octopus and long o as in overalls.

·       For Math we will work with Topic 16; Analyzing, Comparing, and Composing Shapes.  Review the 2 and 3 dimensional shapes circle, square, rectangle, triangle, hexagon, cube, cylinder, cone, and sphere.   Continue to review the daily math practice pages as well.  Please review, sign, and return Topic 15 Tests as they come home in RETURN.

·       New October “AR” Book Buddy recording sheets are enclosed in your child’s bag.  Any student who reads15 or more books will receive a monthly treat!  Congratulations to all the students who met and/or exceeded their September goal!  (Don’t forget library books can also be recorded on the recording sheets.)

·       We are currently collecting money for the classroom parties.  Please send in $5.00 in an envelope with your child’s name and classroom and mark “Party Money” on the outside of the envelope.  Thank you!!

Upcoming events and reminders:
            ~The deadline for donations for the Children’s Book Drive is Monday, October 3rd.  All donations should be suitable for children up to 12 years old.  Books should be deposited in the bin at the entrance to the cafeteria.  Only books in good condition will be accepted.  Thank you for your help!!
            ~Wear a BLUE Shirt  (but NO DENIM) on Monday, 10/3 for BLUE SHIRT DAY to signify the importance of National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month.
            ~The monthly PTO meeting will be held on Monday, Oct. 3rd @ 6:30 in the NSE cafeteria.  All are invited and encouraged to attend!  **The deadline for PTO Memberships is Friday, Oct. 7th!!
~10/3-10/7 is Spartan Homecoming Spirit Week!  The week will end with a pep rally in the NSE gym.  **Spirit week is a fun filled week to show your school spirit, however school rules and dress code still apply.  Details will be sent home in your child’s folder.
            ~The Kindergarten Fall Festival will be held on Thursday, October 6th.  Students may dress down in gym clothes or wear regular dress code clothing.  No Jeans are allowed!!  **Anyone who has not yet sent in his/her $3.00 please do so ASAP!  Thank You!
            ~October Scholastic Book Orders are due by Tuesday, October 11th.  (Orders can be placed online with the classroom code GJXGV or sent to the teacher in an envelope.)  **Don’t forget about the free book coupons.
            ~Diane Rowland, Prevention Services Coordinator for the Schuylkill County Drug and Alcohol Program, will visit on Tuesday, October 11th to provide basic drug and alcohol awareness information.  **If you wish to EXCLUDE your child from participating, please send a note.
            ~The School-wide Book Fair will take place in the library starting Monday, October 17th.   Details will be sent home within the next two weeks. 

Monday, October 3rd will be Day 4--Gym.  **Students will need gym attire and sneakers on Monday, 10/3.   **Library books will be exchanged on Thursday, 10/6.

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