KINDERGARTEN UPDATES

June 2017-

Have a wonderful summer everyone! Be sure to read and relax as much as possible. Please have your child work on spelling simple words, math facts, reading and experience lots of creative time.

 

May 15-19

We are having Camp Kindergarten in class this next two weeks.  Students are allowed to bring in books or items that are camp related. Watch out for the bears!

We went to the Fall River Fish Hatchery and Goody’s last Friday for our field trip.  Although it was peppered with hail and snow J we had a really good time.  Thanks so much to Grace’s parents, Jenny and Jeremy, for demonstrating how to shoe a horse and meeting their pigs and donkey.  It was the highlight of our trip!!  Also thanks to Cabot, Rosie and John for having their moms come along and help us.  Thank you!

Be setting aside items for the garage sale May 20th at MSCS.  Items can be dropped off every Friday until then.

 

Thank you all for the sweet words, gifts, prayers, cards and love you sent Grandma Marleen and I this past week.  We felt so loved and appreciated!!

This week:

L.A. – an/at, sentence structure

Sight words: new ones are: look, out, camp

Math- tangrams, continue with subtraction

Bible- Daniel and the lion’s den

Science – rocks, fire safety

Social Studies- creating maps and a map key

Verse to be tested this Friday

“Love the Lord your God.”

Matthew 22:37

 Game Day Friday

                           May 19th

       

                    

 

 

May 8-11

We had a great success with the Walk-A-Thon!!  All the kids did a great job accomplishing their goals.  It amazes me how well they do.  Please make sure you or your child brings the yellow card so I can give them my pledge.

We will going to the Fall River Fish Hatchery and Goody’s this Friday for a fun day field trip!!  Please let me know if you would like to come along please. Students may wear tennis shoes and whatever clothes they will be comfortable in to spend the day out.  A uniform is not required.  They will need a packed lunch, snack and two drinks please. Please put on ice if needed.

Be setting aside items for the garage sale May 20th at MSCS.  Items can be dropped off every Friday until then. They will be accepting items all day this Friday during the Walk-A-Thon.

This week:

L.A. – /ch/ compared to /sh/  Letter review y,z,v

Sight words: new ones are: have, help down. last weeks: do, down

Math- subtraction

congratulations to Blaise, Asher, Deacon and John for making it to 100 in jiji math!! Very proud of you!

Bible- miracles of Christ

Science – magnets

Social Studies- mother’s day!!! IMPORTANT: moms: your child may need to know what your favorite food, movie, book or song is. Please ask them if they need this information because they may forget to ask.  Thanks!

Verse to be tested this THURSDAY:

(we did not test last friday)

A joyful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit dries up the bones.

Proverbs 17:22

 

                 Game Day Friday

                           May 19th

       (Please note the change of date)

       

May 1-5

This Friday is the Walk-A-Thon!!

Please help your child with fund raising for the upcoming Walk-A-Thon.  Remember I will sponsor every student with ten cents a lap but please make sure you sign me up on your child’s roster and then collect it from me when its time!

We will going to the Fall River Fish Hatchery and Goody’s next Friday for a fun day field trip!!  Please let me know if you would like to come along please. Students may wear tennis shoes and whatever clothes they will be comfortable in to spend the day out! A uniform is not required.

\Be setting aside items for the garage sale May 20th at MSCS.  Items can be dropped off every Friday until then. They will be accepting items all day this Friday during the Walk-A-Thon.

This week:

L.A. – /c/  /h/  and the diagraph /ch/,

Sight words: new ones are: do, down. last weeks: said, good

Math- St Math, time to the half hour, addition and subtraction using a ten frame, money review

Bible- jonah

Science – magnets

Social Studies- money, spending and saving

Verse to be tested this Friday:

A joyful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit dries up the bones.

Proverbs 17:22

 

                 Game Day Friday

                           May 19th

       (Please note the change of date)

       

                    

 

 

April 24-28

Please help your child with fund raising for the upcoming Walk-A-Thon.  Remember I will sponsor every student with ten cents a lap but please make sure you sign me up on your child’s roster and then collect it from me when its time!

Next Friday is the Walk- A- Thon!!  Special shout-out to OUR Mom Mrs. McGlone (Hazel’s mom!) for the great work she is doing and excitement she is creating!  Whoo- hoo!!

Be setting aside items for the garage sale May 20th at MSCS.  Items can be dropped off every Friday until then.

This week:

L.A. – /s/  /h/  and the diagraph /sh/, writing a report using complete sentences, summarizing stories, reader’s theatre

Sight words: new ones are: said, good

Math- St Math, time to the half hour, addition and subtraction, writing positional words

Bible- Solomon, Elisha and Elijah

Science – Bugs

Verse to be tested this Friday:

Keep your tongue from evil, and your lips from speaking evil.

Psalm 34:13

                 Game Day Friday

                           May 12

       

                    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 3-7

I hope you all had a wonderful spring break!  Now it’s time to settle back into our routine and finish this last semester strong.  This 3rd semester ends this Friday.  How time flies!

Please help your child recognize all coins and their amounts.

Be setting aside items for the garage sale May 20th at MSCS.  Items can be dropped off every Friday until then.

Butter Braids will be here for pickup on Thursday.

My son, Christian is getting married (Mauied!!) next week in Hawaii.  I will not be here but Grandma Marleen and her daughter Katie will be teaching.  I hope you all have a great week and I’ll see you on the 17th!

This week:

L.A. – /un/ Word families, writing complete sentences, end marks

Sight words: new ones are take/off.  The older ones are: now-are- make- play

Math- St Math, writing to 100, positional words, counting money

Social Studies- the earth and the continents

Bible- The Easter story

Science – PLTW- structure and function

Verse to be tested this Friday:

Psalm 23:4

Even when I walk through

dark, scary places,

I won’t be afraid

Because my Sheperd knows where I am

                 Game Day Friday

                           April 21st!

 

 

 

March 20-24

Happy Spring!!  We made it!

Please turn in all Butter Braid orders by tomorrow.

We have some new class “pets”- worms!!  We are watching them burrow and turn garbage into something great for our garden!  Along with this, we are beginning to learn about Reduce-Reuse-Recycle in class. Please send one piece of trash – (yes- trash!) with your child by Wednesday so that they can use to make it into something new and practice reusing.

Please send spoons or forks as needed for your child’s lunch.  Each time they get one it cost .75 cents.  Lately many students do not have spoons or forks.

This week:

L.A. – compare and contrast Word families, writing complete sentences, compound words

Sight words: now-are- make- play

Math-, St Math, counting, addition sentences, quarters

Social Studies- the earth and the continents

Bible- The easter story

Science – Reduce, reuse, recycle

Verse to be tested this friday:

(thiese versions of scripture about the 23 psalm is taken from the children’s storybook bible)

Psalm 23:3

Inside my heart is very quiet,

As I lie in the soft green grass

in a meadow

by a little stream

 

                 Game Day Friday

This Friday, March 24.th Just C’mon!

       

                      

 

 

 

 

 

March 14-17

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!

An Old Irish Blessing

May the road rise up to meet you

May the wind always be at your back

May the sun shine warm upon your face,

And rains fall soft on your fields

And until we meet again,

May God hold you in the palm of His hand

PLEASE remember to send utensils for your child to eat with.  They cost .75 cents from the office if needed.

Please continue to work on the Butter Braid fundraiser

This week:

L.A. – Word family /ed/ writing complete sentences, spacing between words, letters using good penmanship.

Sight words- make- play (review he, she, with, do, go, be)

Math-3 dimensional shapes, St Math, counting, addition sentences, dimes

Social Studies- climate and how it affects plant growth

Bible- The life of David/23 psalm

Science – Plants

Verse to be tested this friday:

(this version of THE 23RD psalm is taken from the children’s storybook bible)

Psalm 23:2

He feeds me

He guides me

He looks after me

I have everything I need

 

                 Game Day Friday

Next date is Friday, March 24.th

          SPECIAL STUDENT:

                      Gabby!

 

 

 

 

March 6-10

We had a great time celebrating Dr. Seuss last week. It was voted that “Green Eggs and Ham” was the class favorite. (This could have been slightly influenced by the delicious green eggs Grandma Marleen made for everyone) We had a lot of fun and the kids really enjoyed.

Please join us for game day this Friday at 2:00.  We have plenty of games here so you can just come or bring a game if you wish!

Butter braid fundraiser has started.  Please check your child’s backpack for information.

This week:

L.A. – Word family /et/ Writing complete sentences, spacing between words.

Math- Measurement, St Math, counting, addition sentences, dimes

Social Studies- climate and how it affects plant growth

Bible- The life of David

Science – Plants

Verse to be tested this Friday:

“God is my shepherd and I am his little lamb.”

Psalm 23:1

 

                 Game Day Friday

The next one will be March 24th.

          SPECIAL STUDENT:

                      RIKER!!

  Feb 27-March 2

This week we will:

L.A. – Word family /ug/ as well as a review of previous families.  Please help your child to see if they can read “bug” then they can read “dug’ or “hug”. Review of all sight words adding he/she/is/and there.

Math- Measurement, St Math, counting, addition sentences

Social Studies- climate and how it affects plant growth

Bible-  parables

Science – Plants

Verse to be tested this Friday:

“Trust in the Lord with all of you heart”

Proverbs 3:5

 

                 Game Day Friday

Next scheduled dates are March 10th and the 24th.

Happy birthday Dr. Seuss!  All week we will be celebrating.  Please look on the back of this newsletter to see what each day is.

Dress code this week is non- uniform if your child is participating with the theme of the day.

This Thursday is the 100th day of school!! Please have your child bring 100 things to count in a labeled bag.  Some suggestions might be cheerios, pennies, buttons or paper clips.

 

Happy almost March!!

Feb 6-10

Hello February!  As we welcome a new month, we also welcome Cabot Wheeler to our class.  It is a pleasure to have him and his family here at Morningstar.

Feb 14– We will celebrate Valentine’s Day in class with a little party. Please have your child make a card for every student in class.  Names are on the back of this newsletter. You can send them anytime.

Feb. 20 No school in honor of President’s Day

Feb 22. We will be celebrating Grandparents Day. Please invite them for a wonderful lunch and performances at the school.

Dr. Seuss week is Feb 27 and 28th. I will let you know what we will be doing as the time approaches.

This week:

L.A. – Review of all sight words adding is and how, big and pig, he, all and fish penmanship, word family ip. sentence structure

Math- St Math, counting, addition sentences, and writing numbers to 30, pennies and nickels.

Social Studies- climates

Bible-Jesus and his ministry, the lord’s prayer, parables

Science – animals

No verse this week

We are memorizing the Lord’s Prayer.

Star Student

Cabot

Asher

Bella

Ben

Blaise

Cabot

Deacon

Eliza

Deacon

Eliza

Evelyn

Ezra

Gabby

Grace

Hazel

John

Leighton

Poet

Riker

Rosie

Zeita

Grandma Marleen and Mrs. Baker

 

 

 

 

Jan 29- Feb 3

This week we will be testing for report cards. I would like to meet with any parents who may have concerns about how your child is doing. Let’s schedule to meet sometime in February. Please send a note if you would like a conference.

Things to Send

  • Cereal boxes.

Thanks to many of you who have already sent these! If you have not, please send an old cereal box to decorate for Valentines.

  • Outdoor Clothing

We have recess every day. Please send hats, mittens, snowpants and boots.

This week:

L.A. – Review of all sight words adding is and how, big and pig, penmanship, word family ig. sentence structure

Math- St Math, counting, addition sentences, SEQUENCING and writing numbers to 30, pennies and nickels.

Social Studies- climates

Bible-Jesus and his ministry, the lord’s prayer

Science – animals

Star Student

Bella!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jan 23-27

This week we will be testing for report cards. I would like to meet with any parents who may have concerns about how your child is doing. Let’s schedule to meet sometime in February.

Things To Send

Thanks to many of you who have already sent these! If you have not, please send an old cereal box to decorate for Valentines.

Water bottle the kids can keep at school. The water fountain located outside of the class is broken. When kids need a drink they have to go all the way to the other hall.

Small blanket or towel if your child does not have one here.

L.A. – Review of all sight words adding can, with,come,my,it and ran.

letters /x/, /y/ and /z/, penmanship, word family an.

Math- St Math, counting, time to the hour, sequencing and writing numbers to 30, pennies.

Social Studies-money, wants and needs

Bible-Jesus and his ministry

Science-weather

 

Our verse this week:

“I am the way, the truth and the life.”

John 14:6

Star Student (next week)

Johnny!

 

 

 

January 17-20

Let’s hope and pray we finish the week! We have really missed our sweet students!

 

Things To Send

An old cereal box to decorate for Valentines.

Water bottle the kids can keep at school. The water fountain located outside of the class is broken. When kids need a drink they have to go all the way to the other hall.

Small blanket or towel if your child does not have one here.

L.A. – Review of all sight words adding come, with, me and my, letters /w/ /j/  /q/, penmanship, word family at, Jan Brett’s books.

Math- St Math, counting, time to the hour, sequencing and writing numbers to 30, pennies.

Social Studies-money, wants and needs

Bible-Jesus and his ministry

Science-winter, solids, liquids and gas

Our verse this week is:

Ask and it shall be given to you, seek and you will find, knock and the door will be open.

Matthew 7:7

Test on Friday!

 

John 14:6

 

Star Student (next week)

Johnny!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

January 9-13

Please send an old cereal box to decorate for Valentines.

Please be sure to send a water bottle the kids can keep at school. The water fountain located outside of the class is broken. When kids need a drink they have to go all the way to the other hall.

Please send a small blanket or towel if your child does not have one here.

Who keeps doing the snow dance? 🙂

 

L.A. – Review of all sight words adding come, with, me and my, letters /w/ /j/  /q/, penmanship, word family at, Jan Brett’s books.

Math- St Math, counting, time to the hour, sequencing and writing numbers to 30, pennies.

Social Studies-money, wants and needs

Bible-Jesus and his ministry

Science-winter, solids, liquids and gas

Our verse this week:

“I am the way, the truth and the life.”

John 14:6

Star Student

Johnny!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dec 5-9, 2016

We had a lovely time at Goodies and the Bethlehem Inn last week.  Thanks to those who were able to attend.  A special thanks to Lauren Edwards for teaching songs to the kids.  They really loved it!

If you have an extra pair of tennis shoes for your child that you would like to leave here, please feel free to do so. That way they can change out of snow boots as needed.

We will be doing a “Christmas Around the World” party.  If you would like to present a country to the kids during the party, let me know.  I will fill you in on the details if you are interested. The party will be December 16th at 2:00.

L.A. – letters K and L. sight words for and at, penmanship, word family at.

Math- St Math, counting, greater than, less than and equal to, sequencing and writing numbers to 30.

Social Studies- Maps, cultures around the world

Bible-Christmas

Science-Pushes and Pulls/structure and function

 

Our verse this week:

“For unto us a child is born, to us a son is given.  And His name will be Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Isaiah 9:6

 

Christmas in our Class

This year I would like to do a “Make it or Bake it” Christmas gift exchange.  Each child may make or bake something to exchange with another student.  It can be homemade jewelry, something built from a model or Legos, pottery, stories or pictures…you get the idea. Baking an item with a grown up is an option as well. Please make the gift as something your child would like to get. Please wrap and write “From” and your child’s name on the package.

 

 

 

 

Nov 28-Dec 2

I hope everyone had a fantastic break!  Now we will buckle down until Christmas vacation- only 3 weeks away!

We will be going to Goodies ice cream this Thursday for a tour and a treat; and then onto Bethlehem Inn to sing and share some homemade decorations with them.  It IS the season for giving, not just getting. (you’re welcome! 🙂 We also prepared 16 shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child. Thanks to all who were able to participate.

HELP!!

I would love for all of you to write down any Christmas traditions your family shares.  I will read them out loud to the class so we can see how families do things differently from what we experience at home. This does not need to be elaborate.  Just jot down a paragraph or so and send it in.

L.A. – letters F, D, C and H. sight words me and to, penmanship, sentence structure.

Math- St Math, counting, sequencing and writing numbers to 20.

Social Studies- Maps

Bible- Ruth

Science-Pushes and Pulls/structure and function

 

Our verse this week:

“This is love for God, obey His

commands.”

1st John 5:3

 

Christmas in our Class

This year I would like to do a “Make it or Bake it” Christmas gift exchange.  Each child may make or bake something to exchange with another student.  It can be homemade jewelry, something built from a model or Legos, pottery, stories or pictures…you get the idea. Baking an item with a grown up is an option as well. Please make the gift as something your child would like to get. Please wrap and write “From” and your child’s name on the package.

 

 

 

 

 

November 17-21

Oh my! Can you BELIEVE it’s almost Thanksgiving?  Where did the time go?

It was great to see so many of you at conference. Working together with good communication is most beneficial for your child. I was so glad to talk with you all!

Thank you for the gifted books from the book fair.  Our class will really enjoy them!

We are preparing shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child.  Sorry for the late notice but they are due this Thursday. If you would like to participate, please help your child to shop and bring in items to go in the boxes. The kids will pack them, write a note and pray for them here in class. Items to send would be toothbrushes, band aids, small toys, crayons, pencils, stickers…etc. Gender specific or neutral is fine. If you prefer, you can send $7.00 to cover shipping.

L.A. – TRADITIONAL Tales, letters F and D. Identifying color words, penmanship, adjectives.

Math- St Math, counting, sequencing and writing numbers to 20.

Social Studies- Thanksgiving

Bible- Samson

Science- Animals

Our verse this week:

Psalm 100:4 – Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name.

We have been seasonally decorating lunch bags for the children who are staying at the local Bethlehem Inn. We will be going there December 1st to share some music, decorations and fellowship.

 

 

 

October 24-28

This week we will:

Math: Writing numbers 10-20, more than, less than, equal to, ABC patterns, counting by 2, 5, 10, adding numbers, ST math.

L.A.   Concept of rhyme through poetry and matching, beginning sounds, practicing good penmanship, sorting letter sounds C and H. Each week we will learn new sight words.  This weeks is the word “see.”  So far we have been readingI, like, the,and,look.”

 Bible: The tabernacle, rebellion and forty years of wandering, preparing to enter the Promised Land.

TEST on scripture this Friday:

“Children obey your parents in the Lord for this is right. “ Ephesians 6:1

 Social Studies: Our United States, the state of Oregon.

Science: Living and non-living things.

Each week we will have a “Star Student.”  They will bring home a special poster to fill out and bring back to share.  They may bring toys, pictures or anything they want to tell about themselves each day.

This week Star Student is Asher!!

 

Our room Mom’s would like the following items for our Fall Party, which will be at 2:00 on October 31st.  You are always welcome to attend class parties!

·         2  packages of Oreo’s, crushed

·         1 Bag of gummy worms

·         1 bag pumpkin candy

·         4 rolls of toilet paper-done! – Thank you Layla!

·         Drinks for 17 kids

·         Fruit tray

·         Dip for fruit

·         Clear plastic cups

Please send a note or the item if you plan to help.  Thanks so much!!

Kids may wear their Halloween costume next Monday.

  Please help me:

o   Help write numbers 1-20.

o   Please send empty shoe boxes as we prepare to send gift boxes at Christmas for Operation Christmas Child.

o   Return the Library Reading log each Monday.

o   PLEASE send a warm coat, hat and mittens.  We go out at 9:15 and it is COLD!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our field trip was a huge success.  Thanks so much for all who were able to come and enjoy the day with us. We really enjoyed the beautiful fall day.Oct 17-21

Our room Mom’s would like the following items for our Fall Party, which will be at 2:00 on October 31st.  You are always welcome to attend class parties!

  • 2 packages of oreo’s, crushed
  • 1 Bag of gummy worms
  • 1 bag pumpkin candy
  • 4 rolls of toilet paper
  • Drinks for 17 kids
  • Fruit tray
  • Dip for fruiy
  • Clear plastic cups

Please send a note or the item if you plan to help.  Thanks so much!!

Picture Day is this Wednesday, the 19th.

  • Ways to help me at home
  • Help write numbers 1-10.
  • Please send empty shoe boxes as we prepare to send gift boxes at Christmas for Operation Christmas Child.
  • Return the Library Reading log each Monday.
  • PLEASE send a warm coat, hat and mittens. We go out at 9:15 and it is COLD!
  • Cut with scissors
  • Work on beginning sounds in words
  • Recite my scripture verse

This week we will:

Math: Writing numbers 1-9, ABC patterns, adding numbers, ST math, geometrical shapes.

L.A.   Concept of rhyme through poetry and matching, beginning sounds, practicing good penmanship, sorting letter sounds T and G. Each week we will learn new sight words.  This weeks’ is the word “and.”  So far we have been reading “I, like, the.”

Bible:  Moses, the Ten Commandments

TEST on scripture this Friday:

“Trust in the Lord with all of your heart”

Proverbs 3:5

Social Studies: Our United States, the state of Oregon.

Science: Pumpkins!

Each week we will have a “Star Student.”  They will bring home a special poster to fill out and bring back to share.  They may bring toys, pictures or anything they want to tell about themselves each day.

This week Star Student is Leighton!!

THANK YOU FOR RETURNING THE RED FOLDERS!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oct 3-7

Please mark your calendars for October 11.  We will be going to the pumpkin patch!  If you would like to join us please let me know.  We will be taking a school bus to the event.

Thanks to all who helped with our food drive.  The Salvation Army will come to collect it tomorrow and talk to the kids about giving.

Thanks to Becky Schwartz for coming in and teaching us about germs.  Great job, Becky!  The kids learned a lot.

Thank you Katie Magana for coming in and doing special art projects with the kids.  They love it!

A few housekeeping rules to help us run smoothly:

  • Please have your child here in their seat ready to go by 8:00. They can arrive as early as 7:45 but I have work ready to go as soon as students arrive.  When students are late, they often miss instruction and work time.
  • PLEASE send a warm coat, hat and mittens. We go out at 9:15 and it is COLD!
  • Please have your child unpack their backpacks by themselves and put away their things. It’s a GOOD responsibility for them.
  • Please remember to return the Red Folders. There are several students who are not bringing them back.
  • Please have library books returned each week so your child can check out a new one. They can come back anytime and we will gladly hang on to them.  The day to check out is Friday.
  • We have a new class pet, Pamela the hamster. I would love for each student to have a chance to take Pamela home for the weekend.  I will assign her to the Star Student of the week each week.  IF you do not want to take Pamela, NO PROBLEM!  Just let me know ahead of time.

This week we will:

Math: Writing numbers 1-9, ABC patterns, adding numbers, ST math.

L.A.   Concept of rhyme through poetry and matching, beginning sounds, practicing good penmanship, sorting letter sounds T and G. Each week we will learn new sight words.  This weeks’ is the word “the.”  So far we have been reading “I” and” like.”

Bible:  Patriarchs. TEST on scripture this Friday:

Honor your father and mother.  Deuteronomy 5:16

Social Studies:  Our school community

Science:  Healthy living “We are fearfully and wonderfully made.”

Each week we will have a “Star Student.”  They will bring home a special poster to fill out and bring back to share.  They may bring toys, pictures or anything they want to tell about themselves each day.

This week Star Student is Grace!!

THANK YOU FOR RETURNING THE RED FOLDERS!!

 

 

 

 

September 26-30

We have a new class pet, Pamela the hamster!!  I would love for each student to have a chance to take Pamela home for the weekend.  I will assign her to the Star Student of the week each week.  IF you do not want to take Hammy, NO PROBLEM!  Just let me know ahead of time.

I sent home an extra math sheet today with number writing 1-5.  Lots of kids are having a bit of difficulty with this so please work with them and use it as a guide to help them practice.  They can sing the number song to you.  There is also a dental chart to help promote tooth brushing.

If your child has allergies PLEASE send a treat I can keep on hand in case we are having a class treat.

Each week I will send home some notes we are working on in class for you to follow up with and practice at home.

You Can Help Me By:

  • Help me to learn to tie my shoes
  • Help me recite James 2:23 so I can get an “A” on my test Friday!
  • Ask me what I do when I get to school
  • Help me write my name if I can’t
  • Cut with scissors
  • Recognize and identify foods that are healthy when I am eating
  • Identify and name shapes in our world
  • Work on beginning sounds in words

This week we will:

Math:  Learn about shapes, colors and patterns in our world, practice one to one correspondence, number writing.

L.A.  How DO dinosaurs go to school?  Concept of rhyme through poetry and nursery rhymes, beginning sounds, penmanship, sorting letter sounds R and S.

Bible:  Patriarchs.

TEST on scripture this Friday:

James 2:23 “Abraham believed God, and he was called God’s friend”

Social Studies:  Our school community

Science:  Healthy living “We are fearfully and wonderfully made.”

We will continue to do a food drive for a local food pantry. The kids will also be sorting the cans/boxes into the correct food category.  Please be generous and send items to support those in need.  We will be doing this all week.  Thank you!

Each week we will have a “Star Student.”  They will bring home a special poster to fill out and bring back to share.  They may bring toys, pictures or anything they want to tell about themselves each day.

This week Star Student is Benjamin!! 

 

THANK YOU FOR RETURNING THE RED FOLDERS!!

 

 

 

September 19-23

This week we will start reading our own little books!  If your child tells you they can “read” please know they are well on their way.  We will also be sorting the sounds/letters B and M.  Mrs. Dorman, (Riker’s mom) will be helping with reading every Thursday.

If your child has allergies PLEASE send a treat I can keep on hand in case we are having a class treat.

Please send a picture of your child as a baby.  I will return them.

Each week I will send home some notes we are working on in class for you to follow up with and practice at home.

You Can Help Me By:

  • Help me to learn to tie my shoes
  • Help me recite Genesis 1:1 so I can get an “A” on my test Friday!
  • Ask me what I do when I get to school
  • Help me write my name if I can’t
  • Cut with scissors
  • Recognize and identify foods that are healthy when I am eating
  • Identify and name shapes in our world

 

             This week we will:

Math:  Learn about shapes, colors and patterns in our world, practice one to one correspondence, number writing.

L.A.  Families, concept of rhyme through poetry and nursery rhymes, beginning sounds, penmanship, sorting letter sounds B and M.

Bible:  Sin Enters the World.  TEST on scripture this Friday!!

Genesis 1:1: “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth”

Social Studies:  Our school community

Science:  Healthy living “We are fearfully and wonderfully made.” Five Senses

P.E. is Mon/Tues/Thur

Please make sure your child had appropriate shoes.  I encourage you to leave a pair of tennis shoes here so you don’t have to keep up!

Music- Mon/Thurs

Library- Wed/Fri

Spanish- Tues/Wed/Fri

We are doing a food drive for a local food pantry. The kids will also be sorting the cans/boxes into the correct food category.  Please be generous and send items to support those in need.  We will be doing this all week.  Thank you!

Each week we will have a “Star Student.”  They will bring home a special poster to fill out and bring back to share.  They may bring toys, pictures or anything they want to tell about themselves each day.

This week Star Student is Zeita!!

THANK YOU FOR RETURNING THE RED FOLDERS!!

 

 

 

Sept 12

We had a great first few days in kindergarten.  Although there were a few tears, everyone seemed happy but tired by Friday.  I was very proud of how well the students behaved!  There are so many things to get used to.

Please send a picture of your child as a baby.  I will return them.

Each week I will send home some notes we are working on in class for you to follow up with and practice at home.

You Can Help Me By:

  • Help me to learn to tie my shoes
  • Ask me about how God created the world
  • Help me recite Genesis 1:1
  • Ask me what I do when I get to school
  • Help me write my name if I can’t
  • Cut with scissors
  • Recognize and identify foods that are healthy when I am eating
  • Identify and name shapes in our world

             This week we will:

 

Math:  Learn about shapes, colors and patterns in our world, practice one to one correspondence, number writing.

L.A.  Concept of rhyme through poetry and nursery rhymes, beginning sounds, penmanship, sorting letter sounds and concepts.

Bible:  Creation.  Scripture verse Genesis 1:1: In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth”

Social Studies:  Our school community

Science:  Healthy living “We are fearfully and wonderfully made.”

P.E. is Mon/Tues/Thur

Please make sure your child had appropriate shoes.  I encourage you to leave a pair of tennis shoes here so you don’t have to keep up!

Music- Mon/Thurs

Library- Wed/Fri

Spanish- Tues/Wed/Fri

We have two snacks and lunch every day.  One snack will be at 9:30 and the other in the afternoon.  Please send nutritious meals and limit candy and other treats.

EVERY student needs to have a water bottle here at school.  Otherwise, I have students going to the water fountain every 5 minutes…..:) Thanks-

Please make sure your child has a coat and good shoes for the playground.

We do have a rest time each day.  Please send a small blanket or towel they can keep here.  No toys or pillows please.

On Monday of each week your child will bring home a red folder with all their papers from the previous week.  Please empty, return promptly return the red folder on Tuesday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sept. 7, 2016

WELCOME!

I am so excited to be your child teacher this year! Kindergarten is a year of growth and maturity.  For many of you this is your first experience with school.  Although it can be a little scary, I want you to know that our class will be a safe, loving, encouraging place for your child to grow this year.  Our class helper, Miss Marleen, and I will be working together to give each student all they need to learn, grow and mature.  Marleen and I will be sharing our second year here at MSCS in kindergarten.  Her granddaughter, Rosie, is part of the class.

 Housekeeping:

 

  • Students may arrive beginning at 7:45. School starts every day at 8:00.  Please make sure your child is in class and seated by then.
  • We have two snacks and lunch every day.  One snack will be at 9:30 and the other in the afternoon.  Please send nutritious meals and limit candy and other treats
  • EVERY student needs to have a water bottle here at school.  Otherwise, I have students going to the water fountain every 5 minutes…..:) thanks-
  •   Please make sure your child has a coat and good shoes for the playground.
  • We do have a rest time each day.  Please send a small blanket or towel they can keep here.  No toys or pillows please.
  • Academic information will start next week. Please be sure to join me Sept 12 at 6 p.m. to get more information about the upcoming school year.
  • On Monday of each week your child will bring home a red folder with all their papers from the previous week.  Please empty, return with your child and promptly return the red folder on Tuesday.
  • We love to celebrate birthdays!  Let me know ahead of time if you would like to send something in for your child’s special day.  You are welcome to drop it off or come in and join us.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs. Baker’s Class News June 6-10

 

As we near the close of the year, I wanted to keep you updated on events at school:

 June 10- This Friday is our field trip.  We are going to the Home Depot, East side library, a park and then Cuppa Yo! Please make sure your child has a car seat or they will not be able to go.  They will need a packed lunch, two drinks and a snack all packed on ice please.

June 14-  Kindergarten Graduation 6:00 p.m.

June 16- Last day of school. Field day with dismissal at 12:00

Please help your child memorize Jeremiah 17: 7, 8. We are reciting it at graduation and I could really use the help!! J

7“But the person who trusts in the Lord will be blessed.

The Lord will show him that he can be trusted.

8  He will be strong, like a tree planted near water.

The tree has large roots that find the water.

It is not afraid when the days are hot.

Its leaves are always green.

The tree always produces fruit.”

Jeremiah 17

 

Please send a water bottle for your child to keep in class. As it is getting hotter and hotter, I want to make sure all students are hydrated.

 

Becky K., the PE teacher, needs volunteers for field day.  If you are available to help, please check with her or the front office.

Have a great week!

 

 

May 31- June 3

The kids have been busy studying plant life this past couple of weeks.   We have had a great time watching our plants spring into life, as well as observing leaves, stems and flowers in our garden center. Thanks to all who have been bringing great samples we can study.

As we gear down toward the end of the year, we continue to learn each day and do our best to stay focused at school. Can you believe first grade is right around the corner? “Our” kids have grown so much!

Please mark your calendars with the upcoming dates:

June 10th– End of year field trip (Home Depot, Library, and Cuppa Yo)

June 14- Kindergarten Graduation 6:00p.m.

Please help your child to learn how to tie their shoes!!

L.A.: Write about plant life, review sight words, make lists, practice sentence structure and penmanship.

Math: Touchpoints, addition and subtraction practice, measurement, ST math.

Science: Plants

Bible: Finishing up the Parables

Memorizing Jeremiah 17:7, 8

 

 

 

 

May 23-27

This Friday is the trip to Crystal Peaks.  Please dress your child according to the weather.  We will go rain or shine and will be outdoors when we get there.  Please provide a packed lunch, snack as usual and drinks.

 

Please make sure you have returned all fund raising from the Walk-A-Thon! It is due this week.

 

If you have not yet returned the permission note for the vision screening, please do.  Students will be tested this Wednesday.

 

Have a great week!

Blessings,

Pat

 

 

May 16-20

L.A.: Write about plant life, study compound words, practice sentence structure and penmanship.

Math: Touchpoints, addition and subtraction practice, ST math.

Science: Plants

Bible: The Parables

 

“For the word of the LORD is right and true; he is faithful in all he does.”

Psalm33:4

 

We sadly say so long to our classmate Jackson. We will miss him! On the other hand, we welcome Zephyr Long as he bravely joined out class today!  Welcome Zephyr and his family.

 

May 9-13

Our spring concert is this Thursday evening at 6:00. Please have your child in the middle school building by 5:45.

Please note change in date below to Crystal Peaks.

Please mark your calendars with the upcoming dates:

May 6th– Walk-A-Thon

May 26h– Crystal Peaks

June 10th– End of year field trip (Home Depot, Library, Cuppa Yo)

Please let me know if you can drive and/or chaperone.

This Week:

L.A.: Continue to write about bugs, practice sentence structure and penmanship.

Math: Touchpoints, addition and subtraction practice, ST math.

Social Studies: Children around the world.

Science: Bugs/ Life Cycles and hatching caterpillars.  They have formed their cocoons- now we wait for the hatch!

Bible: The Miracles of Jesus

We will celebrate a fun day at school with a Pajama Day on Friday!  Your child may wear their P.J.’s and tennis shoes. Please keep in mind they will play outside that day.  They also may bring one stuffed animal, a pillow and a blanket.

“For the word of the LORD is right and true; he is faithful in all he does.”

Psalm33:4

Thank you all for the lovely gifts for teacher appreciation!  I really feel loved!

New additions to our sight words:

make  play  friend  together

good   they  mom   he   her

him

 

 

 

This Week:

 

Thank you all for the lovely gifts for teacher appreciation!  I really feel loved!

 

New additions to our sight words:

make  play  friend  together

good   they  mom   he   her

Please help your child to learn how to tie their shoes!!

 

 

 

 

May  2-6

Happy Mother’s Day!

The Walk-A-Thon is this Friday.  Be sure your child wears comfortable shoes, has a LABELED water bottle and sunscreen. Lunch will be provided here at school.

I would like to sponsor every student in class with .25 cents per lap. Please feel free to add me to your sheet.

Please mark your calendars with the upcoming dates:

May 6th– Walk-A-Thon

May 27th– Crystal Peaks

June 10th– End of year field trip (Home Depot, Library, Cuppa Yo)

Please let me know if you can drive and/or chaperone.

Please help your child to learn how to tie their shoes!!

This Week:

L.A.: Pronouns they, I and it, making a list, penmanship. We will practice words that are in the /ook/ family. Our theme is “Growing Up.”

Math: Touchpoints, addition and subtraction practice, ST math.

Social Studies: Children around the world.

Science: Bugs/ Life Cycles and hatching caterpillars.  They have formed their cocoons- now we wait for the hatch!

Bible: The Miracles of Jesus

“For the word of the LORD is right and true; he is faithful in all he does.”

Psalm 33:4

New additions to our sight words:

make  play  friend  together

good   they  mom   he   her

him

April 18-22

It was great to see so many of you at the parent- teacher conferences. I am so proud of all of my students.  They have grown leaps and bounds this year! Go kindergarten!

Please note that tomorrow is spring picture day.

Please be working on the Walk-A-Thon campaign!

L.A.: This week we are comparing the /ag/ /ig/ and /ug/ family. We are studying bugs and performing a Reader’s Theatre play for preschool.

Math: Bug addition and subtraction, touchpoints, measuring using nonstandard units.

Social Studies:  Reading and labeling a world map.

Science: Bugs!

Bible: The Good Samaritan

 

“This is what he requires of you: to do what is right, to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”

Micah 6:8

New additions to our sight words:

make  play  friend  together

Pronouns we/he/she

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 11-15

There will be no school this Thursday and Friday due to parent- teacher conferences. Hope to see you all there!

This Week:

L.A.: This week we are making words in the /ake/ family, writing and reading about friendship.

Math: Place value, tangrams

Social Studies:  Locating places Jesus went on a map.

Science:  Finishing our PLTW,

Bible: Exam[ples of friendship with Ruth and Naomi

 

“This is what he requires of you: to do what is right, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.”

Micah 6:8

New additions to our sight words:

make (words that rhyme with ake) play  friend together

 

Pronouns we/he/she

Please be working on the Walk-A-Thon campaign!

 

 

 

  April 4-8

We had a great trip to the High Desert Museum on March 31st. I am very thankful for our drivers and helpers.  Our stop at Goody’s was scrumptious. They provided a tour of the facility and a FREE ice cream to all the students. Be sure to patronize Goody’s to show your appreciation for their generosity to the community.

Please be working on the Walk-A-Thon campaign!

This Week:

L.A.: Writing about our vacations, reviewing sight words, sentence structure.

Math: Counting money, measurement, time to the half hour.

Social Studies: Reading maps of the places where Paul and other disciples visited as the early church spread.

Science: PLTW, The Body

Bible: Pentecost, Peter.

 

“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations.”

Matthew 28:19

 

 

March 7-11

Open House will be this Thursday at 6:00 p.m.

 

We had a great time celebrating Dr. Seuss week.  It was wacky!  Thanks to all of you that attended our special “Reading.”  The kids did a great job.  I was VERY proud of them. A big thanks to Mateo’s mom Maliah for some yummy cupcakes Wacky Wednesday.

 

This Week:

L.A.: Blending sounds and words with UG/UT and UN, reading and writing about camping, writing complete sentences.

Math: Learn to solve math problems making a picture, measurement, comparing and contrasting lighter and heavier.

Social Studies: Where am I in the world?

Science: Nonliving things God created.

Bible: Easter and Ascension

 

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son. That whoever believes in him shall not perish but have everlasting life.”

John 3: 16

Our sight words:

funny help fish (and words that rhyme with fish)

how     find     down   said

this     love    for

 

Feb 29- March 4

We had a total of seven children Wednesday, Thursday and Friday! I am so glad to see almost everyone back today!

Please plan to join us for a celebration of Dr. Seuss on March 4th at 2:15.  The students will be doing a special “Reading.”

This  week we will celebrate Dr. Seuss with the following school spirit days:

February 29- March 4 – Dr. Seuss Week – Lots of fun dress-up days this week, as follows:

Monday:  Crazy Hat Day

 Tuesday:  Crazy Sock Day

  Wednesday:  Wacky Wednesday

 Thursday:  Storybook Character Day

 Friday:  Pajama Day

If you child participates in the spirit day, they may wear regular clothes as well.

This Week:

L.A.: Blending sounds and words, reading Dr. Seuss books, writing complete sentences, finding verbs and nouns in sentences.

Math: Counting with pennies, dimes and nickels, using dot cards and dice to add and subtract.

Social Studies: Symbols of the United States, Presidents, Martin Luther King Jr.

Bible: Elijah and the fiery chariot, Elisha and Naaman, Jonah

 

“Cast all your cares on Him because He cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feb 16-19

This Wednesday is grandparent day.  We look forward to meeting all of the grandparents that can come!  What a special treat!

Please plan to join us for a celebration of Dr. Seuss on Friday, February 26th. The students will be doing a “reading.”

Would anyone like to send a special treat for Dr. Seuss day?

This week we will be doing math and science while we are learning about the famous scientist and teacher George Washington Carver. I would like to do a display of some of his inventions he made from peanuts. If you would like to send something in, I’ll be sure to send it back. Look up online and discover the over 300 products he made from peanuts.

Dates to remember:

Feb 17- Grandparents Day

Feb 26- Dr. Seuss Day

Did you know that Kindergarten is collecting bottles and cans to offset the heating bill for the Bethlehem Inn? Please remember to drop off any cans or bottles by the white trailer in the parking lot. Don’t worry if it is not open, just drop it near and we will be sure to get them in their proper place.

This Week:

L.A.:

Letter writing, comparing and contrasting word families, reading Dr. Seuss.

Science:

Products from peanuts. What it means to be a scientist.

Math:

ST math, graphing, addition and subtraction stories and practice, adding dimes to our coins. Lots of math using peanuts!

Social Studies:

Symbols of the United States, Presidents, George Washington Carver

Bible:

Solomon and Elijah

Memorizing a sweet version of Psalm 23.

 

Please help me by reinforcing what we are learning and doing at school:

 

Recognizing and writing numbers 0-100

Counting pennies, nickels and dimes

Adding and subtracting using little stories

Color and number words

Tie my shoes

Zip my coat

New additions to our sight words:

how     find     down   said

this     love    for

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feb 8-12

We had a lovely time visiting with all the friends who came Friday.  We had a total of seven extra friends.  What fun!  A BIG thanks to Vaughn’s Dad who was truly a great helper that day.

We will have a Valentine party on Friday at 2:00. Please have your child bring a Valentine card for every student in the room for our ASAP!  Thanks!

 

The students will be making a Valentine Box here at school to collect their Valentine’s in. They can bring in the finished Valentines at any time. Here is a list of all the names our lovely Valentines!

 

Evelyn          Vaughn      Poet          Joshua

Anna             Ayven        Mateo       Jettis

Maliah           Skylar        Joshua      Aunaley

Natalie           Elliana       Jackson  Austin

Dates to remember:

Feb 12- Valentine Party 2:00

Feb 15- no school

Feb 17- Grandparents Day

Did you know that Kindergarten is collecting bottles and cans to offset the heating bill for the Bethlehem Inn? Please remember to drop off any cans or bottles by the white trailer in the parking lot. Don’t worry if it is not open, just drop it near and we will be sure to get them in their proper place.

This Week:

L.A.: We will be studying words that rhyme with /et/

Reading many Dr. Seuss books in honor of the upcoming week of celebrating this favorite author.

Writing about love!

Science: What is a healthy heart?

Math: ST math, graphing, addition and subtraction stories and practice, geoboards.

Social Studies: Symbols of the United States, Presidents, Black history

Bible: People who showed their love for God: David the king; David and the Psalms.

Memorizing a sweet version of Psalm 23.

 

 

Please help me by reinforcing what we are learning and doing at school:

 

Recognizing and writing numbers 0-100

Adding and subtracting using little stories

Color and number words

Tie my shoes

Zip my coat

New additions to our sight words:

this          love           for

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs. Baker’s Class

Feb 1-5, 2016

 

  • Report cards went out today. Please make a point to see me in the morning or at pick up to sign and take home your copy.
  • Bring a Friend to school is this Friday. Please contact the office if you have any questions.
  • Please have your child bring a Valentine card for every student in the room for our Valentine Party on Feb. 12th at 2:00.
  • The students will be making a Valentine Box here at school to collect their Valentine’s in. They can bring in the finished Valentines at any time. Here is a list of all the names our lovely Valentines!

Evelyn          Vaughn      Poet          Joshua

Anna             Ayven        Mateo       Jettis

Maliah           Skylar        Joshua      Aunaley

Natalie           Elliana       Jackson   Joshua

Dates to remember:

Feb 5- bring a friend to school

Feb 15- no school

Feb 17- Grandparents Day

This Week:

L.A.: We will be studying words that rhyme with /ug/.

We will work on sequencing stories and events.

Our new author study is Ezra Jack Keats.

Reading many Dr. Seuss books in honor of the upcoming week of celebrating this favorite author.

Science: We are finishing up our PLTW with forces, pushes and pulls.  We enjoyed having Poet’s dad come in and film us as we experimented with these concepts.

Math: ST math, graphing, addition and subtraction, counting by 1’s, 5’s and 10’s.

We are SOARING in ST Math! We are right being 3rd grade for the highest progress in school! Please have your child do ST math at home at least 3 nights a week. They have access from your computer or IPad.

Social Studies: Symbols of the United States, Presidents, Black history

Bible: People who showed their love for God: David the king; David and the Psalms

Memorizing a sweet version of Psalm 23.

Please help me by reinforcing what we are learning and doing at school:

Recognizing numbers 0-100 (it’s a lot!!)

Color and number words

New additions to our sight words:

You

What

Are

Now

Snow

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There is no school this Friday, January 29.

 

Please have your child do ST math at home at least 3 nights a week. They have access from your computer or IPad.

Kindergarten and second grade are sponsoring a Necessities Drive for the Bethlehem Inn. Please send any toiletries or clothing that would help support this need in our community.

 

Did you know that Kindergarten is collecting bottles and cans to offset the heating bill for the Bethlehem Inn? Please remember to drop off any cans or bottles by the white trailer in the parking lot. Don’t worry if it is not open, just drop it near and we will be sure to get them in their proper place.

This Week:

L.A. We will be studying words that rhyme with /ig/, and comparing it to /ip/ from last week. We continue to read about animals, winter and Dr. Seuss. We will practice using VERY good penmanship, writing a complete sentence and sorting sounds in words.

Science: We are working on our PLTW with forces, pushes and pulls as well as studying groups of animals.

Math: ST math, graphing, number order, counting by 1’s, 5’s and 10’s.

Social Studies: How do I get along with others?

Bible: People who showed their love for God:

Saul, David, David and Goliath.

We are also talking about self-control, to reinforce what you teach at home!

 

Please help me by reinforcing what we are learning and doing at school:

Recognizing numbers 0-100 (it’s a lot!!)

Color and number words

New additions to our sight words:

You

What

Are

Now

Snow

Winter

Come

 

 

Mrs. Baker’s Class

January 25-28, 2016

 


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