We've been busy in room 431! This week we're learning about the letter Kk and learning two new sight words she and was. We're learning about measurement in math.
A few reminders...please be sure that your student is wearing a VCS approved jacket/sweatshirt to school and please be sure to label your student's outwear with his/her name. Also, please be sure to pack your student a nutritious snack every day. We would love donations to our classroom snack cabinet (just in case a friend or two forgets a snack).
Baggy Books: Your child is now bringing home baggy books every week. These books are not AR books, but are meant to help practice reading strategies and fluency. A book will come home on Tuesday. Please read the book Tuesday and Wednesday and return the baggy book in your child's folder (book in bag) on Thursday. A new book will be sent home every Tuesday. Please try to keep the book in a safe place in your home until you return in on Thursday. I hope you enjoy listening to your boys and girls reading as much as I do!
Accelerated Reader: When your child brings home a book from the library, please read the book at least 3 times. Ask your child questions about what you read together. If you feel as though your child is ready to take an AR quiz on the book, please write a note in your child's agenda planner with the complete title and author or the quiz number. We will give your child the test in school and let you know how your student scored. Remember, Kindergarten's goal is 15 points and 80% comprehension. If you'd like to find out if books you have at home have a quiz for them, please log onto arbookfind.com and look the book up. You can test on those books, too! We will also be testing on books read in class. :) :) Happy Reading!
Volunteers: If you would like to volunteer to help give AR tests in our class, we'd love to have you! It's a great way to help out our class and earn PI time. Please contact me if you are interested. If you have time in the morning when you drop off your child, please feel free to stop by our classroom, even if it's just for a short time. Any help is appreciated! Thanks!
100 Club: Many of your children have made the wall of fame in our classroom! They have joined our class' 100 club if they can count to 100 by 1's, 5's, and 10's. They will receive a special certificate and get their name posted in our 100 Club Wall of Fame in the classroom. Please continue to practice with your kiddos...they are very excited about this opportunity!
Box Tops for Education: Did you know that for every Box Top you donate our school earns .10? So, please clip your Box Tops and send them in with your student! We greatly appreciate your consideration. :)
I look forward to another wonderful week in room 431!