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Monday, May 16, 2016

 Last week we read the story, Elmer.  We also read a National Geographic for Kids about elephants and compared and contrasted the fiction and nonfiction texts.  Elmer was a unique elephant so the students also thought about how they are one of a kind and wrote about that and made an Elmer craft. The popcorn words we learned were: red, yellow, blue, pink.  In math we continued to work on addition and subtraction problem solving and fluency.  We had a great week!  
    A Peek At Next Week: 
Reading: Giraffes Can't Dance
               Popcorn Words: black, orange, brown, white
Math: Addition and Subtraction within ten (solving problems using different strategies)                        Library: Tuesday & Thursday 
     Art: Wednesday
    Music: Fridays
     Gym & Recess: Everyday
 Things to review and practice: 
Phonics: recognition & sounds of the letters s, a, t, i, p, n, c, k, e, h, r, m, d, g, o, u, l, f, b, j, ai, oa, ie, ee, or, z, w, v, y, x, oo, ch, sh, ng, th, qu. ou, oi, ue, er, ar
Popcorn words: a, I, it, in, see, big, my, like, up, run, at, on, we, me, am, did, not, is, can, but, to, too, ran, into, for, little, and, yes, no, go, so, the, you, down, he, she, be, our, here, out, get, help, now, look, good, jump, will, have, must, one, two, three, four, five, said, this, that, new, soon, went, come, do, all, there, who, what, where, say, away, play, they, eat, please, want, with, came, make, ate, ride, was, saw, are, well, pretty, funny, under, find
Math: counting to 100 by 1's and 10's, recognizing & comparing numbers 1-20, finding the missing number 1-20, recognizing and naming shapes (circle, square, triangle, rectangle, rhombus, hexagon, cube, cone, sphere, cylinder) patterns, addition and subtraction within 10
ABC Countdown next week...
Monday (M) Music Day
Tuesday (N) Neon Day (wear something neon)
Wednesday (O) Occupation Day (dress like the job you want to have)
Thursday (P) Partners and Puzzles 
Friday (Q) Quiet Day
Upcoming events:  Monday, May 23rd Jim Gill visits kindergarten and performs a concert!
Thursday, May 26th Kindergarten Concert 7:00
Friday, May 27th Poetry Cafe
Monday, May 30th No School Memorial Day
Tuesday, May 31st Field Trip to Brookfield Zoo
Thursday, June 2nd Ide Picnic
Friday, June 3rd Last day of Kindergarten!