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Ms. Batte’s Kindergarten News For the Week of February 3 - 7, 2014 Important Dates Classroom News Thursday, February 6th – Progress Reports go home! Due to circumstances out of our control, our Friday, February 7th – Spelling Test for last Friday had to be postponed. Father/Daughter Dance; 6 – 8 p.m. We will take last week’s test this Monday. The words listed below are for this Friday’s test! Tuesday, February 11th – Pizza Hut Spirit Night Our class list for the purpose of addressing Friday, February 14th – Valentine’s Valentines is on the back of this newsletter. We Day Rotation/Celebration will have our Valentine’s Day party on Friday, February 14th. Be on the lookout for a sign-up Monday, February 17th – sheet for requested snacks! Presidents’ Day! – NO SCHOOL! Be sure to check the weather before school each Tuesday, February 18th – Parent- day and dress your child accordingly, especially Teacher Conference Day – NO knowing how crazy this Tennessee weather can be! SCHOOL! If/When we go outside for recess this winter, it will be at my discretion. If your child does not have a jacket and/or is dressed in short-sleeves and sandals, they will not be joining us outside. (If we do not go outside, it does not mean the children will not get recess. It just means that our recess time will be spent inside doing either Fun Centers, Birthdays Lego and Puzzle rotations, or watching a movie.) Lilliauna – February 17th Jada – February 20th Spelling Words: We will begin Spelling Tests this week (on Fridays). The tests will include 3 sight words and 2 CVC words. This week’s words are: me, with, and, dog, hat. These scores will be averaged and included on your child’s Progress Report and Report Card from this point forward. Ms. Jen Batte E-mail: email@example.com Watt Hardison Elem. Webpage: http://msbatteskiddos.blogspot.com 300 Gibson Street Portland, TN 37148 (615) 325-3233 Lunch Menu What We’re Learning Monday: Pizza or Chicken Parmesan; Reading: This week our Focus Stories will help us the answer the parsley potatoes, green beans, Mandarin question: How do living things change as they grow? Our first story belongs oranges, and fresh apple slices to the genre of realistic fiction, entitled It Is the Wind, written by Ferida Tuesday: Chicken Nuggets w/ Roll or Wolff and illustrated by James Ransome. Written like a poem, this story leads Salisbury Steak; creamed potatoes, us to explore what happens outside in the hours from dusk until dawn. broccoli w/ cheese, diced peach cup, and Our second focus story will be From Caterpillar to Butterfly, an informational text written by Deborah Helligman and illustrated by Bari fresh pear slices Weissman. In this story, a caterpillar comes to school in a jar and the class Wednesday: Ham & Cheese on Bun or BBQ watches the caterpillar each day as it grows and changes. Soon, it disappears Chicken on Bun; Ranch-style baked beans, into a hard shell called a chrysalis. The process is seen through the children's oven fries, Romaine salad, applesauce w/ eyes as they experience the excitement of observing the wiggly caterpillar, cherries, and grapes watch it molt, change into a chrysalis, endure the endless waiting, and stare Thursday: Super Nachos or Chicken in wonder as a Painted Lady butterfly emerges and dries its wings. Fajitas; refried beans, whole kernel corn, Our Target Skills this week will be: blending and segmenting phonemes, taco trimmings, strawberries, and bananas reading with expression, multiple-meaning words, determining sequence of Friday: Chicken Sliders or Pork Chop w/ events, realizing the importance of an author's word choice, and making Roll; seasoned carrots, garden salad, pinto inferences/predictions. We will also be working with the letter Gg, and its beans, pineapple tidbits, and blueberries & corresponding phoneme--/g/. kiwi Letter: Gg High-Frequency Words: find, from, but, this, came, on (Please continue to practice ALL of our High-Frequency Words at home!) Oral Vocabulary (It Is the Wind): creaks, hare, hinge, howling, path, sways Selection Vocabulary (From Caterpillar to Butterfly): ever, pumps, rush, tiny Math: This week in Math we will continue our study of Topic 9 – Measurement. We will begin by ordering and comparing by capacity (volume) and Related Arts weight this week. Be sure to encourage your child to expand their vocabulary this week and use words to describe the size of objects (For example, words Schedule like: heavy, heavier, heaviest, light, lighter, lightest, volume, and weight.) Week C Monday: Music Here is a list of our students to use when addressing Valentines! (We will have our Tuesday: Library celebration on Friday, February 14th!) Wednesday: P.E. Jada Morgan Drevan Daniel Thursday: Art Richard Roger Kenslee Bailey Friday: Music Jessie Dustin Broynson Lilliauna Javien Cale Isabella C. Ethan **Please make sure that your Amber Isabela F. child wears tennis shoes on P.E. Camden days!
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