MRS. CARRIE BENNETT and MRS. DAWN HAMLIN
NORTH SIDE SCHOOL
February 20, 2012
WHAT WE ARE LEARNING PRACTICE FOR HOME
READING: Please continue to use the reading strategies Can your child:
included in past newsletters. We have added more -fasten his/her own coat and tie his/her shoes?
sight words to our classroom ‘word walls’. The words -recite his/her address, phone number, birthday?
your child should be able to read and write quickly are: -count to 83 or higher in one minute? (This is our end of
red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, brown, black, the year goal.)
white, pink, gray, the, a, I, to my, play, went, mom, -quickly identify the higher (bigger) number when
dad, in, it, if, is, like, love, see, said, look, dog, cat, at, shown two numbers?
we, can, you, me, yes, no, zoo, with, go, and, from, for, -quickly identify a missing number in a series of three
new, not, on, up, here, have, has, had, he, his, her, numbers?
but, big, boy, saw, out, an, am, was. -read the word wall words?
-use pictures or manipulatives to demonstrate addition
EVERYDAY MATH: Students will work on number grids, or subtraction?
coins, and 2 dimensional and 3 dimensional shapes.
WRITING WORKSHOP: The kindergarten classes will DATES TO REMEMBER
take a short break from story writing. For the next Feb 20 – Guest Reader from Kendallville Public Library
couple weeks we will study poetry writing. The Feb 21 – PTO Meeting 6:30 PM
students will participate in listening and writing several Feb 24 – Reading Is Fundamental Book Distribution
different types of poems. Dr. Seuss Character Dress Up Day
SHOW AND TELL: Please help your child find something OTHER NOTICES
to bring on his/her day that begins with ‘Dd’. ATTENDANCE: Beginning last Friday and for the next 4
days, North Side will be tracking each classroom’s
SCIENCE/SOCIAL STUDIES: Social studies lessons will attendance percentage. The class with the highest
focus on Respect. percentanges overall (students at school and in class on
SUCCESS: During success time, the kindergarten classes time) for these days will receive a class reward. This is
will be working on writing complete sentences including one of the ways North Side is preparing students for
a capital at the beginning, using good spacing between Spring ISTEP.
words and putting punctuation at the end.
RIF: The North Side Reading Is Fundamental (RIF)
TECHNOLOGY: The students will work on committee has put together a week of fun in honor of
keyboarding skills with Mrs. Englehart in Dr. Seuss’s birthday. The students will participate in
the computer lab. various Dr. Seuss activities throughout the week and
will end with a dress up day on Friday. Students and
staff are invited to dress up as their favoriate Dr. Seuss
character. Friday will also be a book distribution day
where students will choose a free book that was
provided to us from the RIF committee.
North Side Mission Statement
‘To Maximize Potential in All People Every Day’