February Focus: Letters Uu, Gg, Ww, Vv, Xx & review ; sight for, have, they, of, said, want & review; identify sounds in beginning, middle and end of words; blending, segmenting, substituting & deleting phonemes; count to 75; measurment, sorting, graphing and subtraction.
Field Trip: We will be going to the Glazer Chidren's Museum in Tampa on Thursday, April 6. The cost of the trip is $18 for students and $10 for chaperones. Students will leave the school at 8:00AM and return at 3:00PM. Chaperones will need to provide their own transportation and earn 4 hours of PI time. Volunteer application and driver's license are due Wednesday, February 22nd. Payment and concent forms are due Wednesday, March 9th.
February Homework project: Create and decorate a Valentine's Day mailbox. It needs to be able to hold 20 cards, stand up by itself and be clearly labeled with your child's name on the front of the container. You could use a basket, shoe box, cereal box or gift bag and decorate it with colored paper, markers, stickers, tissue paper, paint, ribbon or glitter. Please send in mailboxes by Monday, February 13th.
Valentine's Day Celebration: We will be exchaning cards with our classmates on Tuesday, February 14th. Please refer to the PDF document for a list of student's names. We will also be having fun centers from 12:30-2:00. Please come join the fun and earn PI time. We need parents to help with friendship sundaes, crafts and bingo.
Baggie Books: We will continue with homework baggie books this month. Your child will bring home a book in a Ziploc baggie to read to you at home for homework. Your child will be familiar with the book, but may need some help with new words. Please help your child read the book several times and return it to school within 2 days in the baggie. Books will go home every Monday and Wednesday. Books must be returned in order to get a new book.
Conferences: Please make sure to set up a conference time for our parent/teacher conference if we have not yet met. A February schedule of times/dates will be sent home for you to choose a convient choice. A reminder will be written in the planner on the date.
AR: If you have read a book at home to your child 2-3 times and your child is ready to take an AR test please write the title of the book or the AR test # in their planner. My assistant or a volunteer will test your child during the school day. We will put their score in the planner. I need parents to come in once a week to AR test children. If you are interested please let me know. Thanks!
Box Tops: VCS collects box tops for education. Our school receives 10 cents for every box top we collect. Please put them in the pockect of your child's planner.