As I write this email I find it difficult to believe there are only 26 days remaining in the school year! It has really gone fast and the students have grown so much! I wanted to make sure you knew all of the upcoming events from now through the end of the school year as it will come very fast.
Friday May 5th- Robot Assembly 8:30 am in the MPR for K-3rd grades
Wednesday May 10th- First grade performance dress rehearsal- MPR
Friday, May 12th- Mother’s Day Tea 8:15 to 9:15 am
Thursday May 18th- Placer Nature Center comes to do TK, K workshop
Friday May 19th- Aide Appreciation Day
Thursday, May 25th- Open House 6:00 to 7:00 pm
Tuesday June 6th- Primary Fun Day - 8:15 to 11:30 am
Wednesday June 7th – Kindergarten Class Awards Ceremony beginning at 8:00 am followed by the Kindergarten Luau (Kindergartners are encouraged to go home with their families after the Luau at 11:30)
Thursday, June 8th- Last Day of School- Minimum Day- Students released at 12:00
You should have all received an invitation for our Mother’s Day Tea, which will be held on Friday, May 12th. Each child should have a Mom, Auntie, or Grandma in attendance with them from 8:00 to 9:00 am. If your child will not have someone in attendance with them, please let me know as soon as possible.
The Busy Bee book report forms went home in folders yesterday. This is another way we encourage our students to read at home, as we understand the importance of reading in conjunction with their academic success. Students completed 3 in class together. Please encourage your student to continue to read and write Busy Bee Book Reports at home. Once they have completed 10 Busy Bees they are able to choose a book to take home and keep from our school Library. This program gets students ready for our Accelerated Reader program, which begins in First Grade.
We just completed another Math Book on 3 dimensional shapes, and now only have two more. Continue to count, skip count and make simple number sentences with your student. We are finishing up our Reading Curriculum as well. Continue to encourage reading and connection letters and their sounds as well as learning the sight words!
Alta Sierra Rocks!
Join your friends & neighbors for a fun filled evening of live music, food and fun Saturday March 11th from 6:30-10:30 pmat Alta Sierra Country Club. There will be a live and silent auction, live music, a photo booth and poker. All proceeds benefit the Alta Sierra Parent Teacher Committe as they support the school through field trips, art, garden, technology and much more.
Each class is asked to donate an item or basket with the proceeds benefiting that classroom. Our class will be doing a story book themed donation. Local photographer, Kim Sayre, donated her time and design work to photograph the students in Mrs. Sypnicki's class and create a custom ABC book. We are asking that each family send in a $5 donation to cover the cost of getting the book made as well as for a book bag. We are also asking you to send in a favorite book to be included in the bag. Please send these both in by Wednesday, March 8th. Thank you!
Lori Long (any questions email firstname.lastname@example.org)
Hi everyone! We are enjoying all of our Kindergarten fun! Here are a few highlights.
In Reading, we are continuing our unit on seasons. We will finish with a Science journal about the weather each day. We are continuing to segment and blend words with the sounds we have learned and we are learning our sight words. A list of sight words came home today, so keep working on mastering them!
In Math, we are learning about subtracting or “taking away” from. Many of them are beginning to understand this concept so keep up the good work at home. You can give them opportunities for home practice by giving them opportunities to create their own addition and subtraction problems.
In Second Step, we are talking about how we are alike and how we are all different as well. This is a great thing to continue to reinforce as we encourage the concept of recognizing we are not all the same and that we can celebrate that.
Valentine's Party will be on Tuesday, February 14th. If you are not able to provide your child with Valentines for each classmate, please contact me and I can make arrangements to help them with that. Please help your children finish their Valentines. As they do so, please bring them in so we can begin to pass them out.
On Tuesday, February 21st, Child Safety Puppeteers will come to our classroom with a presentation. Please read and fill out the permission slips that came home today in order for your child to participate. If you have any questions, please let me know.
I am hoping to have volunteers for a wood project that a family has kindly donated for all of Kindergarten. We will be making the project on February 20th. It would be great to have 4 or 5 parents from 8:30 to 10:00am. If you are available, please contact me
We are looking for a couple of volunteers to help with group time. We do groups from 8:30 to 9:40 and are in need of adults on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. If you or someone you know is available to volunteer, please let me know.
Finally, we are running low on liquid glue and on water colors. If you would be able to donate either of these items, please let me know.
February 10- Super Hero Day
February 14 ~ Valentine's Day Party
February 17-20 ~ President's Day Weekend - No School Friday or Monday
May 30th- Snow Make day- School is in session that day
Hi everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday break and that you enjoyed our stormy day off last week. I am glad we are returning to better weather for a few days. We are working hard on mastering our letters and their sounds, and beginning blending, along with many other things. Here is some additional information about what we have been doing:
In Reading, we have completed 4 whole units. At this point, we have learned many letters and their sounds and we can hear 3 sounds individually and put them together to make a word. Keep working on reading each night and on learning sight words! Our next unit is all about the Seasons and Weather, which will prove quite timely.
In Math, we are learning to make addition sentences with an unknown addend (ex: 2 fish were in the pond, some fish came. Now there are 5 fish. How many fish came? ) We are also doing addition to 10. You can work on equations like this at home. Keep counting to 100.
In Science, we will be looking at different elements related to the weather, which correlates with our Reading unit!
In Second Step, we are talking about feelings and having empathy for others.
In Handwriting, we have written all of our upper case letters and are beginning all of the magic c lower case letters. At this point in Kindergarten, the students should be writing their name with a beginning upper case letter and the rest lower case. They should also be adhering to standard writing practices by capitalizing and writing lower case letters appropriately.
Coming up we have some very exciting days! First, our 100th day of school will be celebrated on February 3rd. Please make sure you bring in the baggie filled with 100 things. As soon as these come in, we will be putting them on a bulletin board, so feel free to send them as soon as possible. We will have a special snack that day and I will send a sign up for that soon.
Also coming is Valentine’s Day. I will send a sign up for that as well. Please help your child fill out 1 Valentine card for each member of the class. The class list went home on a yellow sheet of paper a week ago. If you need another one let me know and I can get that for you. Valentines will be “mailed” to each student on the 13th and 14th so please send all Valentine cards by the 12th of February. If you are not able to send them in, please email me and let me know so I can get some for your student.
Thank you for all you do.
January 30th- No School- Professional Development Day
February 3rd- 100's Day
February 17th and 20th- No School- Presidents’ Day
March 3rd- Minimum Day
April 10th- 14th –Spring Recess
April 17- Snow Day
May 29th- Memorial Day