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Monday, January 25, 2016

Last week we focused on the story Winter Wonderland. The vocabulary words that we discussed were: gentle, vanish, astonishing, sparkle, trembling, howling, twinkle, and sneaky.  Our new popcorn words were: our, here, out. In Jolly Phonics we learned the sounds, qu, ou and made and read words in the -am & -an families.  Our math lessons focused on 2d shapes such as the triangle, square, rectangle, circle, hexagon, & rhombus.  We also continue to work on teen numbers and place value.  If you have been seeing little certificates coming home saying that your child is a "bucket filler" or have heard them talking about this, it is because Mrs. Pesavento, our school Psychologist, has been visiting our classroom.  She is teaching kindergarten students about the importance of positive behavior.  Through stories and discussion, students have learned that they all have an invisible bucket.  When others say kind words, show appreciation, or love, they are filling that person's bucket and that makes both of them feel happy.  Someone is a bucket dipper when they hurt another person with unkind words and actions and that makes both people feel sad.  She will continue to visit the classroom and encourage this positive behavior.
                                                              A Peek At This Week:
                                 Reading: The Snowy Day
                                        Jolly Phonics: oi, ue
                                 Popcorn Words: get, help, now

                                               Math: 3d shapes
                                     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
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
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)
Reminders: This week students are taking MAPS tests.  Please make sure your child gets a good night's sleep, eats breakfast and encourage him/her to do their best! Friday, January 29th is Pajama Day at Elizabeth Ide School.  Students may wear pajamas to school if they wish.  This