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