Ms. Batte’s Kindergarten News For the Week of February 24 - 28, 2014 Important Dates Classroom News Wednesday, February 26th – Items for Dr. Seuss Celebration due! Don’t forget to help your child study for this week’s Thursday, February 27th – Dr. Spelling Test! The words are listed at the bottom of this page! Seuss Night; 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. The students will be taking part in our 2nd Study Island Friday, February 28th – Dr. Seuss Benchmark Assessment this week! Make sure they are Celebration in Kindergarten getting plenty of rest and eating a good breakfast each morning so that they will be ready to do their best! Monday, March 24th – Friday, Go ahead and mark your calendars! We will be taking a March 28th – Spring Break, NO field trip to the Nashville Zoo on Thursday, April 17th SCHOOL! (the day before Good Friday). We would love for you to join us! The cost will be $9—be on the lookout for Thursday, April 17th – permission slips and more info to come home soon! Kindergarten Field Trip to the Zoo! Be sure to check the weather before school each day and dress your child accordingly, especially knowing how crazy this Tennessee weather can be! 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 Birthdays recess time will be spent inside doing either Fun Centers, Lego and Puzzle rotations, or watching a Lilliauna – February 17th movie.) Jada – February 20th Spelling Words: This week’s words are you, this, who, log, sat. Feel free to get a headstart on studying for next week! Remember that 2 points are awarded for each word: 1 point for spelling it correctly, and the other for proper use of handwriting lines/punctuation/capitalization skills. 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: Hot Dog or Shrimp & Fish Basket; Reading: Our Focus Stories this week will help us to answer the coleslaw, Ranch-style baked beans, oven question: What do scientists do when they discover something new? Both fries, sliced peaches, and apple slices stories fall under the genre of Fantasy. Our first story will be Duck & Goose, Tuesday: Spaghetti w/ Meat Sauce or written and illustrated by Tad Hills. Duck and Goose have to work at getting Macaroni & Cheese; green beans, breaded along - Duck doesn’t much care for Goose at first, and Goose isn’t fond of okra, pear halves, and orange wedges Duck. Both, however, want the egg that each claims to be his. As the two tend to their egg, and make plans for the future, they come to appreciate one Wednesday: Chicken Fajita w/ Orange another’s strengths. Sauce or Beef Dippers; Tuscan-blend Our second story this week will be Curious George's Dinosaur vegetables, mashed baby red potatoes, Discovery by Margret and H.R. Rey. Curious George loves dinosaurs, so he’s tangerines, and grapes excited to visit a dig to look for real dinosaur bones. Will the curious little Thursday: Chicken Sandwich or Grilled monkey help make a big discovery? Cheese Sandwich; veggie tortilla soup, This is a Review Week--we will be reviewing the following skills: Blending, tossed salad, sandwich toppings, steamed Word Building, Segmenting Phonemes, Reading Rate, Synonyms, Sequence of broccoli & carrots, blueberry & kiwi cup, Events, Drawing Conclusions, and Visualizing. We will also be reviewing the and bananas letter Ii and its corresponding long vowel sound. Friday: Hamburger/Cheeseburger or Pork BBQ on a Bun; Potato Smiles, carrot sticks Letter: Ii w/ Ranch dressing, sandwich toppings, assorted fruit cup, and pineapple tidbits High-Frequency Words (Review): of, so, many, where, from, came, but, is, how, find, this, on, into, that, your, who, here, they, will, be, go, for, soon, up Oral Vocabulary (Duck & Goose): apologized, attention, confusion, notice, snooze, and webbed Selection Vocabulary (Curious George): expected, display, museum, and quarry Math: This week in Math we will continue our work with Topic 10—Addition. We will Related Arts learn to join to groups together to make one sumand will really stress vocabulary and Schedule understanding. Please review the following vocabulary with your child each evening: add, addend, sum, join together, and equals. Week B Monday: Art ATTENTION PARENTS!!! Tuesday: Music Please make sure that your child keeps up with this Library book and takes good care of it Wednesday: Library at home! Also, help to remind your child to pack it in their backpack for Library days. If your Thursday: P.E. child does not return their book, they will not be allowed to check out a new one. If your child Friday: Art has any outstanding books that have not been turned in at the end of the school year, their report card will be withheld until the book is **Please make sure that your either turned in or paid for! child wears tennis shoes on P.E. days!
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