***March News***

Important Dates:

March 6- NO SCHOOL, Parent Teacher Conferences

March 9-10- NO SCHOOL, Spring Break

March 17- St. Patrick’s Day

March 25- BOOMER visits

Student of the Month:

Saishri V.

Show and Tell Schedule:

March 6- NO SCHOOL

March 13- something you would need in summer

March 20- something you would need in the winter

March 27- FREE CHOICE

Language Arts:

This month we are introducing long vowels. This makes spelling and reading a little more difficult. The students have to learn to pay attention to the words they are reading and look at the different reading cues to know whether the word has a short or long vowel sound.

Spelling Words:

March 2-6: bake, cake, fake, lake, rake, sake, take, wake, make, ten

March 9-13: NO SPELLING

March 16-20: ash, bash, cash, crash, dash, lash, mash, sash, trash, the

March 23-27: afar, bar, car, far, par, scar, spar, star, tar, see

March 30-April 3: blame, came, fame, flame, game, name, same, tame, lame, he

Math:

We are going to be learning about 3D shapes this month, such as sphere, cube, cone, etc. We are also going to be learning about fractions.

This months game: ROLL AND TOTAL. This is a game for two players. One player rolls two dice and totals the number of dots. Then the other person rolls two dice and totals their dots. The person with the higher roll gets a tally. The first person to get 10 tally marks is the winner.

Theme:

This months theme is weather. We will be learning about different types of weather and the seasons. We will be exploring natural disasters and learning about weather safety.

February News

Important Dates:

February 14: Valentine Class Party

February 17: No School

Focus of the Month: Identifying names

Theme: The theme for the whole month of February is Fairy Tales. We will be doing different activities to learn all different Fairy Tales. Also, we will spend a week doing Valentine’s crafts.

Language Arts: This month we will start working on identifying letters in our names. Identifying letters in our names will be done through multiple hands-on activities.

Math: The month of February we will start working hard on sorting objects. We will use different objects around the classroom and use them to sort by shape, size, and color.

Classroom News: Don’t forget your Valentine’s on Friday, February 14th!!

February

Important dates

February 14 – Valentines Day Party

February 17th – No school

Student of the month: Drew

Language Arts: We will focus on the letters B,b – S,s and R,r. Along with reviewing all the letters we have done so far. Mondays – letter craft/cut out,Tuesdays – Animated alphabet along with letter stamping, Wednesday- letter tracing/copying and letter find games in class, Thursday – letter case identification and Friday letter playdough

Math: We will continue working on readjng/writing numbers 21 – 35

Theme this month is Literature. We will be reading a lot of fairy tales and folklore books. Each child will get a chance to being their favourite book to school for use to share. We will also be talking about Dr. Seuss and reading some of his books.

***February News***

Important Dates:

February 14- Valentines Party

February 17- NO SCHOOL

February 26- BOOMER visits

Student of the Month:

Saavi S.

Show and Tell Schedule:

February 7- A favorite Book

February 14- A fairy tale or character from a fairy tale

February 21- A stuffed animal to snuggle during story time

February 28- FREE CHOICE

Language Arts:

Each week we learn a new nursery rhyme. We talk about the characters in the nursery rhyme. We have also been learning about nouns, verbs, and rhyming words. The students also pick out the sight words in the nursery rhyme that they know. The class each gets to draw a picture interpreting the nursery rhyme.

Spelling words:

February 3-7: cot, dot, got, hot, jot, lot, not, pot, rot, six

February 10-14: bug, dug, hug, jug, lug, mug, pug, rug, tug, seven

February 17-21: bow, cow, chow, how, now, plow, sow, vow, wow, eight

February 24-28: dump, hump, jump, lump, pump, stump, clump, thump, clump, nine

Math:

We are continuing learning new math concepts each month. We are also reviewing concepts all the time. A great way to help with this review is playing math games. This month I want to tell you how to change up a game we already learned. The game is TOP IT. In the regular game, you put a stack of number cards in the middle of two players and each turn over one card. The highest card holder gets to take both cards. The player with the most cards after the whole stack has been played, wins. In this change (ADDITION TOP IT), players draw two cards at the same time. Then each player adds up their two cards. The player with the highest total takes all four cards.

Theme:

This months theme is Literature. We will be focusing this month on learning different types of literature, such as poetry, novels, short stories, etc. We will be learning about what an author does and what an illustrator does. We will be finding titles of books and learning about different popular authors, including Dr. Seuss. We will be learning about the writing process and how to write a book.

January

Imporant dates:

January 1 – Happy New Year -No School

January 20 – MLK Jr day

January 29 Kansas Day

Student of the Month: Anthony

Language Arts: We will focus on the letters Z,z-W,w-O,o and P,p. Along with reviewing all the letters we have done so far Mondays – letter craft,Tuesdays – Animated alphabet along with letter stamping, Wednesday- letter tracing/copying and letter find games in class, Thursday – letter case identification and Friday letter playdough.

Math: We will be finishing comparing numbers through 10 and putting them in order. We will then begin reading and writing numbers 10 through 20

Learning without tears. We took a little break with our books due to holidays and friends being gone. We will pick those back up starting this month. We will also start using our slates and doodle pads to form letters we are learning and reviewing

January News

Important Dates:

January 29th: Kansas’s birthday

Focus of the Month: Identifying letters A-D

Student of the Month: Haven

Theme: The theme for the whole month of January is Geography. We will be learning about things around the town as well as the state of Kansas since it is Kansas’s birthday this month.

Language Arts: This month we will start working on identifying letters in our names. Identifying letters in our names will be done through multiple hands-on activities. Also we will be identifying letters A-D. We will work on that during circle time each day by using our materials that we got through the grant.

Math: The month of January we will start working hard on identifying numbers 1-5. We will do a bunch of activities that involve matching the number to that number of objects. Also we will start working on patterns. Using objects throughout the class will help us make multiple kinds of patterns.

January

January 29- Kansas’ Birthday, BOOMER visits

Important Dates:

January 1- NO SCHOOL, Happy New Year!

January 20- MLK,Jr. Day

Student of the month: Eesha

Happy New Year! It is so hard to believe that the year is halfway over. I have a lot of fun things planned. This month is all about Geography. We will learn about our solar system, earth, and end the month with all things Kansas to celebrate our state’s birthday.

For Language Arts we will continue working with our letter identification, sounds and writing. We will continue doing mostly hands on activities which help with learning social skills and following rules. They call them games and get excited when I get new ones out. While we will still work on our letters, we will also be doing fine motor skills to strengthen their hands such as playdough letters, using manipulatives to trace letters, and sand trays for writing.

Math will be filled with learning our numbers up to 100. Skip counting by 10’s and 5’s. Sequencing, patterns and learning ordinal numbers. We will also work hard on counting objects, sorting by size, color and objects and writing our numbers in various ways such as sand trays, playdough, and shaving cream.

This month will be packed with a lot of fun activities with art to go with the theme and winter. So please check folders to see what all they have created.

January News

Important Dates:

January 29th: Kansas’s birthday

Focus of the Month: Making our mat

Student of the Month: Lilly

Theme: The theme for the whole month of January is Geography. We will be learning about things around the town as well as the state of Kansas since it is Kansas’s birthday this month.

Language Arts: This month we will start working on identifying letters in our names. Identifying letters in our names will be done through multiple hands-on activities.

Math: The month of January we will start working hard on identifying shapes. We will use a bunch of different hands-on activities that will help the kids learn their shapes.

Classroom News: Varnika turns 3!!

***January News***

Important Dates:

January 1- NO SCHOOL, Happy New Year!

January 20- MLK,Jr. Day

January 29- Kansas’ Birthday, BOOMER visits

Student of the Month:

Josna N.

Show and Tell Schedule:

January 3- A game to play in class

January 10- a map (can be hand drawn)

January 17- a ROCK to paint in class

January 24- something KANSAS

January 31- FREE CHOICE

Language Arts:

Each week we rewrite a familiar song. The class enjoys rewriting these songs with their own ideas. Each student gets to add a verse to our “new” song. These are made into a book that the students can illustrate themselves and read in the reading area. They really enjoying singing the new song all week.

Spelling Words-

January 6-10: bit, fit, hit, it, kit, lit, pit, sit, wit, two

January 13-17: chip, dip, drip, hip, lip, rip, sip, tip, zip, three

January 20-24: bin, chin, din, fin, in, kin, pin, tin, win, four

January 27-31: blog, bog, clog, cog, dog, fog, frog, jog, log, five

Math:

We are continuing to learn new math skills as well as reviewing skills that have already been introduced. We are working on adding and subtracting to 10.

A fun game that you can play at home to help your child with adding and subtracting skills is called PENNY PLATE. This is a two player game. You will need 10 pennies and a plate (paper plate works well). One partner will take the ten pennies and hide some of them under the plate and put the remaining pennies on top of the plate. The other person has to count the visible coins and then try to determine how many pennies are hiding under the plate. The idea is that you KNOW there are 10 pennies total. You can subtract the number on top the plate from 10 to figure out how many pennies are underneath. This game really helps with addition and subtraction, as well as money values. You can discuss the penny value and even trade the pennies for a different coin and discuss it’s value.

Theme:

This months theme is Geography. We will be learning about maps and how to read them. We will also be learning our addresses and phone numbers this month. We will also be studying the planets and solar system this month.

Dashing through December

Important Dates:

December 6- Christmas Program

December 9-13 – 2nd Quarter Testing

December 20- Class Christmas Party

December 23-27- NO SCHOOL, Christmas Break

Student of the Month:

Braelyn

Show and Tell Schedule: Free Choice

Language Arts: We will focus on the letters Z,z and W,w. Along with reviewing all the letters we have done so far Mondays – letter craft,Tuesdays – Animated alphabet along with letter stamping, Wednesday- letter tracing/copying and letter find games in class, Thursday – letter case identification and Friday letter playdough.

Math: We will be working on counting and comparing numbers through 10. We will also continue with our numbers of the day.

Learning without tears: We will continue using our books in class. We will be working on all the colors and doing shapes. We will also be using our letter stamping set and our slates to practice forming and writing our letters.

Remember, you are always welcome to to look at these books any time.

Theme:

December’s theme is dinosaurs. This is has always been a favorite of the children. We will be talking about the different types there are and the names. We will also be talking about Christmas and the meaning behind it.