It is hard to believe that October is here! This is a brief newsletter to keep you informed and suggest ways to support your child at home.
In language arts, your child is learning to produce and recognize corresponding sounds to letters. This skill is crucial as students move towards reading and writing words. We have gone over the following letters: t, b, f, m, n, i, u,c,o. At home, ask your child to give you the sound for these letters or name the corresponding word. They are as follows
t-top-/t/ b-bat-/b/ f-fun-/f/ m-man-/m/ n-nut-/n/ i-itch/i/ u-up-/u/
This month we will focus on the following letters: a-apple-/a/ g-game-/g/ d-dog-/d/
s-snake-/s/ e-Ed-/e r-rat-/r/ p-pan-/p/ j-jug-/j/ l-lamp-/l/ h-hat-/h/ k-kite-/k/
The sight words that were introduced in September were a, I, me, the, like, is, be, we. This month we will introduce sight words my, am, see, to, can, go, yes, no (typically students confuse am with me or my).Please add these words to the word ring. Please be sure to practice these with your child each night until they can read them with accuracy and speed. In addition, sight word poems have been sent home. Please practice them regularly with your child.
During readers’ workshop, your child has participated in shared reading and independent reading. Shared reading involves a large book that is read by a teacher and students can participate in different ways. One way is to highlight the sight words and have students join in as those words are read. Another way might be for students to join in when there is a repetitive pattern in a story. An example would be from The Gingerbread Man where he says “Run, run as fast as you can you can’t catch me. I am the gingerbread man”. During independent reading, children use the pictures to remember the story or locate words they recognize or actually read words. Encourage your child to point underneath each word as you/they read.
Children “write” a story each day. There is a wide range of abilities in our classroom. Some children give a dictation about their drawings, others have begun to label their pictures and there are one or two students that try to form a sentence. I am very excited about the students’ accomplishments. I will be sharing their writing with you at our parent/teacher conferences. In the first unit Launching the Writing Workshop students were asked to write about things they know about. Students were encouraged to write about true stories from their lives. The next unit is called Looking Closely: Observing, Labeling, and Listing. In this unit, students will begin to experience the link between writing and science. This unit channels them to transfer and apply their knowledge of letters and sounds to labeling items and listing observations. Students might create booklets with simple sentences that revolve around high-frequency words. (for example a book on leaves-students might write “I see red. I see yellow.”).
For mathematics in September, students described objects using words like heavier, lighter, shorter, taller, smaller, larger etc. Students compared sets and determined which group has more or less. This month, students will learn how to form numbers (0-6) accurately. Often times, children at this stage of development form numbers reversed. This is developmentally appropriate and not a reason to be concerned. It takes time for students this age to correctly form numbers. Focus will be placed on writing numbers, representing numbers with objects, counting and recording objects, counting objects using one-to-one correspondence, when counting students will grab and slide objects, model addition and subtraction stories with objects, and showing different combinations for a specific number.
October 4 will be First Friday Family Read. Family members can come into the school and read with their children. It runs from 9-9:30. My suggestion is to arrive five minutes early because parking can be tricky. Younger siblings can attend. If you are unable to come to school, your child will join a classmate and their guest. Not every child has a guest. If you have two children in grades K though second grade, inform me that you are taking your child to the other classroom in order to be together.
Important Dates that are coming up:
Oct. 1-Food Drive for Helping Hands begins through Oct. 25
Oct. 4-Wear your favorite hat
Oct. 4-First Friday Family Read 9:00-9:30
Oct. 4-Assembly for “The KES Way” 2:40 ish
Oct. 10-Fire department visits-Fire prevention and safety
Oct. 11-9:00-9:30 Book Fair-Make a wish list for your parents
Oct. 11-Family Night Book Fair and Ice Cream Social 6:00-8:00
Oct. 14-Columbus Day-No School
Oct 15-18 “Lunch with Someone Special” and stop in the book fair-see separate notice for information
Oct. 16-Minimum Day-Dismissal at 1:05-pack only one snack
Oct 17-Our class visits the Book Fair 1:30-2:00
Oct. 18_ Kindergarten Field Trip to Rose Orchard 9-11:30
Oct. 18-PTO Fundraiser-Comedy Night 6:30-9:30 @ Westbrook Elks Lodge $55 a person
Oct. 23 & 24-Minimum Days-Parent Teacher Conferences- Dismissal at 1:05-pack only one snack
Oct. 25-Food Drive Ends today
Oct. 29-PTO Meeting 7:00
Oct. 31-Halloween Parade-Grades K-3 (2:00-2:30)
Nov. 1-Beautification Day-Look out for a separate notice.
Thank you for reinforcing these skills and strengthening their handwriting ability at home.
-Mrs. Sullivan with Mrs. Maio
Dear Parents and Families, September 5th 2019
We have really enjoyed getting to know your children. Our class is made up of fourteen students-eight girls and six boys. Everyone seems to be adjusting well to our classroom and routines.
Your children have made it through the first two weeks with flying colors. The children have been very cooperative and eager to learn. Please feel free to send in a water bottle so they have water available to sip throughout the day. The students have been learning routines such as walking in a line, unpacking their belongings, buying milk and school lunch, recess and dismissal procedures etc. The children have been participating in fire drills and lockdown drills. We have read books, sung songs, played games, and made pictures. During these first few weeks, my main goal was to help children feel comfortable in our classroom and throughout our building.
Next week, we will begin Unit 1 in Readers Workshop. The unit is called “We are Readers” and the focus is to help young children develop their identities as readers. Most children at this age “read” by remembering the story and using the pictures. During Readers Workshop, students have the opportunity to try to retell the stories that I have read to them by looking at the pictures and remembering what happened. I will be introducing eight sight words (I, like, a, is, me, the, be, we) for students to find and recognize in books. We gradually introduce eight sight words a month. Eventually (months from now) as children become proficient at recognizing sight words, then they begin to read words. We have talked about the cover of books, the titles, and the authors. Students can answer questions about the stories read to them. When you read with your child, it would be helpful to track the print from left to right and ask your child what they think will happen next. The children will be learning to make predictions to stories.
In Writers Workshop, students are learning to write their names on the top of the page and draw what their thinking. For most students, teachers write down their ideas and students may write out a label on their pictures. Students will work towards writing down a letter that represents a sound they hear.
We have talked about the alphabet and have explained that each letter has a corresponding sound. Students are not expected to know the corresponding sounds for each letter (this fall we will concentrate on identifying the letters and their corresponding sounds). The following letters will be covered in the next few weeks: t, b, f, n, m, i, u, c, o, a, and g. Focus will be placed on forming lower case letters. In the next week or so, we will be talking about writing names using an upper case letter and lower case letters. This takes time if your child is writing their name in all capital letters.
In September, the following math concepts will be covered. Lessons will include counting to 100, positional words (above, under, below, beside, in front of, behind, next to). We will also introduce the concept of measurement so that students can determine which object is smaller, larger, heavier, lighter, longer, shorter, taller and so on. We provide many opportunities for students to count orally during calendar time and while taking attendance.
In the next few weeks, I will be meeting with students individually and giving assessments. I will be asking students to identify upper and lower case letters and checking to see if they can give the corresponding letter sound. This takes some time to meet with each child separately. This information will help guide my instruction to meet individual students’ needs. I will be sharing this information with you during our October parent/teacher conferences. I look forward to seeing everyone on Curriculum Night.
Have you completed the PTO directory information form ?
This form includes your contact information that will be published for all KES families. This is how families contact other families for play dates and birthday party invitations, etc. See you soon!
Kathy Sullivan with Mrs. Maio
Important Dates to remember:
Sept. 10th-Voting in the school-Lunch will be in the classroom.
Sept. 11th-Curriculum Night-6:00-6:45 in kindergarten & first grade classrooms.
6:45-7:15 whole school presentation in AP.
7:15-8:00 in second & third grade classrooms.
Sept. 18th-School Picture Day-information will be sent home separately to families-Lunch in the classroom.
Sept. 24th-PTO Meeting at 7:00 in library.
Sept. 27th Minimum Day for students-dismissal at 1:05.
Oct. 4th-First Friday Family Read at 9:00-9:30-Come read with your child.
Oct. 9th-No School-Yom Kipper.
Oct. 14th-No School-Columbus Day.
Oct. 16th-Minimum Day-dismissal at 1:05.
Oct. 23th -Minimum Day-dismissal at 1:05-Parent Teacher Conferences.
Oct. 24th –Minimum Day-dismissal at 1:05-Parent Teacher Conferences.
Oct. 29th-PTO Meeting at 7:00 in the library.
Oct. 31st –Halloween Parade (2:00)-information will be sent home separately to families.
Nov. 1st –Beautification Day-information will be sent home separately. Come help spruce up our school yard.
August 28, 2019
Happy first day of kindergarten! Today we had a great day. We made a special project for you, did some drawing, read a story, and got to know all of our classmates.
I look forward to seeing you again at our Curriculum Night, September 11th (6:45-8:00 for Kindergarten).
Below you will find some important information concerning our classroom.
Dismissal Procedure-If your child is not following their regular dismissal routine, it is your responsibility to inform us (send in a note in your child’s folder) with that day’s dismissal instructions. There is a dismissal form that can be downloaded from our website (www.rsd17.org click on schools then Killingworth Elementary, look under School Publication & Important Information to locate the KES dismissal form).
Bags or Backpacks-Please have your child bring a full size backpack to school every day. Backpacks should be labeled with your child’s name in a very visible location.
Please check your child’s backpack daily. Important information will be in your child’s folder. The folder that came home today should be checked and returned to school daily. If you need to send in a note, please place it in the folder. Please send notes that are no smaller than a half size sheet of paper. Smaller notices are easily lost or overlooked accidentally.
Extra Clothes-Please send a change of clothes to school in a labeled Ziploc bag. Spare clothes need to be updated as the seasons change and as your child grows.
Labels-Please put your child’s name in coats, sweaters, boots, mittens, lunch boxes, and other personal belongings. Yellow rain slickers, jean jackets, and Red Sox sweatshirts all look alike!
Milk-Kindergarten students may purchase milk for sixty-five cents during our lunch time. Please place the money in a change purse, envelope or bag inside your child’s lunch box.
Lunch-Kindergarten students may purchase lunch for $3.25. Money can be placed in the Ziploc bag attached to the folders. There is a calendar provided for each month. This calendar describes what is offered.
Breakfast-There is a breakfast snack available for $2.25. Please see the corresponding calendar. Money can be placed in the Ziploc bag attached to the folders.
Money-Any time your child brings money to school, please send it in a labeled and sealed envelope or Ziploc bag. Loose change is easily lost. Milk money should be placed in the lunch boxes. It is easier this way.
Recess-We will go out for recess as long as the weather is good. As the weather becomes cooler, please be certain your child dresses appropriately.
Party Treats-Birthdays are a very exciting time in the life of a kindergartner. You are welcome to send in treats to school for your child to pass out. Please inform the nurse what you are bringing in to school with 24 hours notice. It is important to avoid nuts due to allergies. Please do not send invitations to school to be distributed unless all are invited. This will ease hurt feelings.
Snacks-Please send in two small, separate snacks (simple, not messy) in labeled Ziploc bags (label one bag AM and the other PM with your child’s name). Reusable cloth bags are fine too. We will have two snack times. We do not have a refrigerator. Please do not pack snacks in your child’s lunch box.
I have sent home a list of the days in which we have specials. Please be reminded to send your child to school on gym day with sneakers.
I hope this letter has answered a few of your questions. If you have any questions or concerns please get in touch with me at school at 860-663-1121 between 8:20-8:30 or leave a message in my voicemail. I will return your call at my first available moment. My email address is email@example.com and I usually check it every morning around nine.
Kindergarten is an exciting time in your child’s life. I am really looking forward to our year together.
Mrs. Sullivan with Mrs. Maio
Dear Students & Families
Welcome to kindergarten! I hope that you are having a great summer. I have been very busy getting our classroom ready. We will have a very exciting year filled with learning, friendship and fun!
I would like to invite you for a quick peek at our classroom and a chance to meet your classmates on Tuesday, August 27th at 2:00-3:00 (also known as the kindergarten “Meet and Greet”). It is fine if you are unable to make this informal get together.
I am very excited about this year and would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Mrs. Sullivan and I live in Branford with my husband. We have two boys-they are both adults now. We enjoy the beach, swimming, and reading, of course!
Each student will need a backpack and a lunchbox. But other than that, we have all the supplies your child will need. Students can purchase milk during lunch for 65¢ (this goes inside the lunch box in a coin purse/baggie). School lunches can be purchased for $3.25. This money should be placed in the folder that I have made for your child. A calendar with the lunch menu will be sent home during the first week of school. Kindergarten students have a morning and afternoon snack (please label). Both snacks need to be separate and outside of your child’s lunchbox.
Wednesday, August 28th will be the first day of school. Kindergarten students are greeted on the buses and are escorted to our classroom.
I look forward to meeting you at the “Meet and Greet” or on the first day of school.
Can you believe it is March already? Spring can’t come soon enough for me! We have been busy in kindergarten. Students have been meeting with me individually to complete various assessments. This can be time consuming. However, it is the best way to measure individual strengths and areas of concern. It will be nice to see all of you at parent/teacher conferences to review your children’s progress. It is pretty impressive to see the amount of growth that each child has made.
This month is a busy one. Here are important dates for you to remember:
March 1-Read Across America Assembly-Dr. Seuss’ birthday
March 4 & 5-Minimum Days-Parent/Teacher Conferences-Dismissal @ 1:05
March 5-Wear purple, gold & green for Mardi Gras
March 10th-Daylight Saving Time Begins-Spring Ahead One Hour
March 13-Minimum Day-1:05 Dismissal
March 15-St. Patrick’s Day Celebrated-Wear Green
March 20-PTO Assembly @ 9:30 Puss in High-tops
March 22-Report Cards go home
March 22-@ 10:30-11:00 Our class visits the book fair-browsing day
March 26- @ 10:00-10:30 Our class visits the book fair-buying day
March 26-Book Fair open to 8:00 p.m.
March 26- 7:00 PTO Meeting in the Library
March 28-6:00-7:00 S’mores Family Reading Night
March 29-Read Across America Assembly
April 11-Kindergarten Special Performance-Save the date!-2:00
Thanks for your continued support. Kathy Sullivan & Mrs. Maio
Happy February! February 1, 2019
So the big question here is…will February be a snowy month? We will go outside under the following conditions: The temperature must be above 20° with the wind chill taken into consideration. Also, there cannot be icy surfaces that would be unsafe for the students or adults. If your child brings in boots & snow pants, I would suggest using a cloth, reusable grocery bag. The handles are long and young students can manage carrying this along with their backpacks. Those students that do not have boots and snow pants will play on the blacktop that has been plowed (fenced in parking lot). Please help your child become self-sufficient with dressing themselves and keeping track of all their mittens, hats etc.
February often feels like a short month- when you consider the Presidents’ weekend and the random snow days. Our class will celebrate the 100th day on Feb. 5th.
In reading workshop, students are reading at their independent reading levels. All students are working on solving unfamiliar words by looking at the picture, using the letters sounds and sounding out words and noticing patterns in the text. There are reading behaviors that we hope to notice at this time of year for example: students should match the spoken words to printed words (pointing to words as they read), students should use the illustrations as a source of information and carry the pattern from page to page. Other behaviors to look for are using the first letter and then progress to using the middle and final letter of a word, reading known words automatically, and beginning to think does this sound right, make sense and looks right. One strategy is to skip an unfamiliar word and read the rest of the sentence to help in determining the unfamiliar word. Students then go back and reread the sentence and figure what word would make sense and/or matches the letters and sounds in the unfamiliar word.
Practice the sight words each night to help your child recognize these words without hesitation-this will increase their confidence as a reader. As of February, a total of 48 words have been sent home for you to add onto the word ring. The benchmark goal for the second report card trimester is for students to be able to recognize with automaticity 34-42 sight words. By the way, report cards go home on March 23.
In writer’s workshop, we will begin writing “All About Books” and will transition to “How To Books” next month. In the past, the popular topics (For How to Books) were how to walk your dog, how to brush your teeth and how to get ready for school. These books should teach someone how to do something.
In mathematics, we are moving to a unit on 2-dimentional and 3-dimentional shapes. Students will work on identifying shapes, sorting and classifying shapes by their attributes (for ex. which shapes have three sides, which shapes can roll, etc.). Some of the vocabulary words we will be using are as follows: shapes, circle, square, triangle, hexagon, rectangle, corners, vertices, cones, cubes, cylinders, spheres, solid, sides, faces.
During the first week of March (March 4th & 5th ), we will meet again for our second parent/teacher conference. On a separate notice, you will get your time slot. We usually use the fall conference times. If this time does not work for your family, we can reschedule for a more convenient time.
Dates to remember:
Feb. 1st -First Friday Family Read- parents/family members welcome 9:00-9:30
Feb. 5th-100th day
Feb. 6th -Minimum Day-dismissal 1:05
Feb. 7th- Literacy Night 6:15-7:00-Parents invited to learn about reading levels.
Feb. 11th -PTO sponsored assembly-Science Tellers, Wild West
Feb. 11-15-Jump rope for Heart Jump-a-thon Week-Parents welcome to participate-during our gym class time @Wednesday at 12:50-1:35. Wear sneakers and clothes suitable to exercise. Come join in with your child.
Feb. 14th-Valentine Card exchange for students.
FEB. 15th –Wear KES clothing
Feb. 18-19 -No School-Closed for Presidents Weekend
Feb. 20th –Childhood Cancer Fundraiser-Wear Gold & Gray
Feb. 25th –Lego Fest 6:00-7:00pm
Feb. 26th-PTO meeting at 7:00 (Library)
March 4th and 5th -Minimum Days-Dismissal at 1:05 Parent/Teacher Conferences
March 13th -Minimum Day-Dismissal at 1:05
Thanks for your continued support and cooperation! We have enjoyed working with your children. Kathy Sullivan with Mrs. Maio
Dear Families, Jan. 2, 2019
I hope your holiday break was enjoyable and gave you a chance to connect with family and friends. I also want to thank everyone for contributing to our Holiday craft activity and special snack. The children seemed to enjoy the special day. It was nice to see you all before the break. I really want to thank our room moms for all their efforts. The classroom still looks like a winter wonderland! Thank you very much.
January brings on some changes for our students. We will be sending home leveled books for your child to read Monday through Thursday night. In addition, your child needs to practice the sight words that we have been sending home each month. Forty words have been sent home for your child’s word ring. Focus for handwriting continues to be on proper placement. We will encourage students to use lower case letters in their narrative writing. Currently students are writing about their vacation and hopefully soon, the snow. Towards the end of the month, we will start a new unit in writing called “how to books”. For example, children might write a book on how to brush your teeth. In addition, during this month I will be meeting with each student individually to assess their ability levels for reading and number sense. This takes a considerable amount of time and it usually takes up most of the month. I will be using these results to help in the planning of instruction.
Dates to keep in mind are as follows:
Jan. 7th-KES Spirit Day-Dress like the 1980’s
Jan. 9th -Kindergarten Registration for next year 9:00-7:00
Jan. 10th -Kindergarten Registration for next year 9:00-3:00
Jan. 21st -No School-Dr. Martin Luther King Day
Jan. 22nd -Minimum Day-students leave at 1:05
Jan. 23rd -Minimum Day-students leave at 1:05
Jan. 25th -Kindergarten Donut Day (for Dads)-substitute stand-ins are always welcome @ 9:15-10:00
Jan. 29th -PTO Meeting @ 7:00
Jan. 30th-KES Spirit Day-Wear your favorite sports team!
Feb. 1st -First Friday Family Read at 9:00-9:30
Thanks for your continuous support.
Kathy Sullivan with Mrs. Maio
Dear Parents, Dec. 3, 2018
A big thank you goes out to all the parents who helped and donated items for our Thanksgiving feast. Our children had a great time. It is hard to believe that Thanksgiving is over and it is already December!
A gentle reminder to collect the Box Tops for Education. This is an easy way to support our school. Ask family members to collect them-grandparents, aunts and uncles. You can turn them in using a Ziploc bag. Be sure to put my name on the bag or inside the bag. I am hoping to win the trophy soon.
Family members are invited into the classroom this month on Dec. 20th at 2:00 for a special winter craft activity and party before the winter break.
Here is a quick update for special dates to remember.
Dec. 7th-First Friday Family Read-Family members can come read with their child from 9:00-9:30.
Dec. 10th -14th Spirit Week-to benefit this year’s Holiday Show at H-KHS
Dec. 10th-Crazy Sock Day-please donate a $1.00
Dec. 11th –Fancy Dress-Up Day- please donate a $1.00
Dec. 11th at 9:15 Dress rehearsal-in school concert for students only (Evening show at 6:30)-older students who have joined the chorus will be performing.
Dec. 12th –Crazy Hair Accessory Day- please donate a $1.00
Dec. 13th -Sportswear Day- please donate a $1.00
Dec. 14th Pajama Day to support CCMC-Connecticut Children’s Medical Center-Information to follow-please donate $1.00 or more if you can. Thanks.
Dec. 14th Report Cards go home
Dec. 18th-Ugly Holiday Sweater Day
Dec. 19th-Wear pajamas to school-please no slippers. Snowman movie, hot chocolate and cookies for afternoon snack.
Dec. 20th- at 2:00-Special Winter Craft Activity & Party before Winter Break-Parents Welcome. Small items will be used which can be a choking hazard to smaller siblings.
Dec. 21st-Minimum Day-Dismissal at 1:05-(special sing along for students only at 10:00).
It is a short, busy month. Take time to enjoy special moments with family and friends. Happy Holidays! -Kathy Sullivan with Mrs. Maio
Academics in December……………..
As for reading, the focus of this unit is to help students get better at reading by using everything they know about looking at both the pictures and the words. Students need to place greater emphasis on the print and develop the concept of one-to-one matching. This month, strategies are introduced to figure out unfamiliar words. Strong readers use a combination of strategies such as using the pictures, the first letter of a word, looking for words they know (sight words) or recognizing a pattern within a story. Students are learning to make sure their reading makes sense and sounds right. In addition, we will emphasize the importance of rereading books to build automaticity, phrasing, and expression.
In writing, students are working on writing true stories (something they did-something that really happened). The first trimester goal is that students will write words using two correct letters sounds (such as “was” might be “wz”). Kindergarten students are expected to spell sight words correctly by using the word wall or word ring. Students should be able to write a simple sentence independently, use spaces between words and a period at the end of a sentence. Students should stay on topic and use pictures with labels and/or speech bubbles. Please keep in mind that students develop at their own pace and there is a wide range of abilities. I will continue to model these skills and encourage students as they try to write stories.
In math, the focus will be on numbers 6 through 10. Students are working on writing numbers to ten and representing a number of objects with a written numeral (count and record). We are helping students to count objects using the correct order, pairing each object with one and only one number name and each number name with one and only one object (one to one correspondence). Students need to understand that the last number name said tells the number of objects counted and that the number of objects counted is the same regardless of their arrangement or the order in which they were counted. Students need to understand that when they are counting each successive number name refers to a quantity that is one larger. Students are learning to identify whether the number of objects in one group is greater than, less than or equal to the number of objects in another group by using matching or counting strategies. Students will learn to compare two numbers between 1 and 10 presented as written numbers. For example, students might be asked to circle the larger number.
Dear Families, November 1, 2018
Can you believe it is November already? It is unbelievable to me! A special thanks goes out to all the families that helped make our Halloween party such a success. I think the children had fun! A big “Thank You” to our room moms (Niralee Patel Lye & Ciara Cohen) for making this happen!
A special thank you to all our military people! You are truly American heroes. Please be sure to honor your family members or friends with our school program for Veterans Day. Ask for a form and let’s acknowledge these brave men and women. It is a nice way for students to understand on a personal level what the word “Veteran” means. In addition, please send in a photo to accompany the form. If your Veteran or Active Duty hero would like to attend our program, please let us know and we will get the information to you. This is something dear to my heart. The students enjoy seeing the photographs that come into school.
Your child has been working on the following letters: t,f,b,n,m,i,u,c,o,a,g,d,s,e,r,p,j. Your child should be able to identify these letters and produce the sound that each letter makes. As we move towards reading unknown words and writing down the sounds students hear in words, this skill is crucial. Students are learning to stretch out words and then write down the corresponding letter for the sounds that they hear. The sight words covered in October were: my, am, see, yes, no, can, go, to. Your child should be able to identify these sight words. Looking ahead, in November we will be introducing the following letters: l,h,k,v,w,y,x, and the following sight words: said, and, it, you, went, in, at, do. The latest sight word cards for your word rings have been sent home in the folders. Additional practice at home will strengthen your child’s confidence and help him/her to recall these letters, sounds and sight words with ease. These skills are essential for students as they are beginning to write sentences. In math, focus will be placed on quantities of 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10. Students will make connections between counting and cardinality. They will understand the relationship between these numbers such as “one more” or “one less”. Students will know all the ways to break apart a number into two smaller numbers (5 is 2 and 3, 4 and 1, 5 and 0, etc.). Students will solve story problems with decomposing stories, addition stories and subtraction stories within 6.
Please turn this page over to see the important dates to remember.
Here is a list of important dates for this month:
Nov. 2nd --Beautification Day (rain date Nov. 5th) - Help us clean up the school grounds. (10:30-11:00).
Nov. 6th-Election Day-No School for students
Nov. 7th-PTO sponsored assembly-Tanglewood Marionettes @9:30
Nov. 8th -Picture retakes-please keep the class picture-@11:00
Nov. 9th-Veterans Day Assembly for students and guests (Veterans and/or active duty)
Wear Red, White and Blue
Nov. 12th-Veterans Day-No School
Nov. 14th-Square One Art Deadline-return order forms
Nov. 16th Feast at 9:15-10-This event is for students. Our room parents have a sign-up for the donations-thank you in advance. Usually, the two room parents come to help out. Have your child wear “pilgrim colors”-brown, gray, black, dark blue and/or white shirts.
Nov. 19th-Fundraiser Pickup-Bishop’s Orchards Pies @ 3:30-5:30
Nov. 21st –Minimum day-dismissal is at 1:05
Nov. 22nd and 23rd-Thanksgiving Break
Nov. 27th-PTO Meeting at 7:00
Hopefully, we won’t experience too many snow days this winter. If there is anything that we can do to help you, please contact us. Thanks! Kathy Sullivan with Mrs. Maio
Three things that can be confusing are:
Mrs. Sullivan with Mrs. Maio