KINDERGARTEN UPDATES

Happy Holidays!

December was full with new learning and festive fun! We collected sports equipment to send to our pen pals in Oaxaca, Mexico and wrote letters and Christmas cards to send along. This has been a wonderful service learning project, in which we have been given a global perspective on children our age in another country.

The day after the Christmas Program was Polar Express Day, which was filled with jammies, games, hot chocolate, popcorn, and of course, the movie! This was such a fun celebration after hard work and a beautiful performance.

In January, we will continue our study, “The Great Outdoors” and begin to focus specifically on the native plants and animals of central Oregon. We will continue to develop in our reading and begin decomposing numbers within 5.

I am looking forward to seeing what the new year brings for our class of students!

Merry Christmas from Kindergarten!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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