Redtail Ridge Kindergarten Theme: Dr. Suess Mrs. Schnackenberg’s March 5, 2010 Kindergarten Upcoming Dates: 3-5 End of Trimester 2. News 3-5 Conference reminders sent home. The Week in Review 3-8 NO SCHOOL-Teachers com- This week we began our theme of Dr. Seuss! “Oh time and effort on it to assure accurate results and findings. pleting report cards The Places We Will GO!” Another aspect to remember about report cards is the On Monday , we worked on Seuss addition, and recognition math grade only is determined by knowing all 4 other various Seuss activities. We talked about fiction vs. non- coins we have learned in class. 3-11 No School Kindergarten fiction and looked at many different books he has written. This week we worked on the letter q as well. We ONLY! Evening conferences Tuesday we celebrated his birthday by playing a worked on words that begin and end with q, the sound the q rhyming game and singing him a special song. We also worked makes (kw), and alliteration. 4:15-8:15. with the “at” family and continued our work on coins. The students made stick puppets and were asked to make-up a story In math we worked on number stories, two digit with the characters, to be like Dr. Seuss! Imagine! Be creative! numbers 20-50, and ordering events. We continued to work on 3-10 Report cards sent home. We also wrapped-up our reading Olympics by getting “medals” letter recognition, skip counting, and number writing daily. and a few closing ceremonies. During out math time we have been working hard to remember numbers from 20-50. Please take time to review larger numbers 3-15 Elementary Art Show at Wednesday brought Dr. Seuss hats, counting by at home. Glendale, 6 p.m. 10’s, a cat word find, and Q,q handwriting. We also attended an All School Meeting in which we shared our classroom reading In Being A Writer we worked on writing nonfic- minutes! Hold on to your hats….we had 6095 minutes in just tion stories. We used our knowledge of facts to write a story. 3-16 Evening conferences our classroom! Way to “Go for the Gold” kindergartners! We used nonfiction books as a guide for our writing. Together with a partner we had to agree upon a page to share with the Thursday and Friday we continued our Dr. Seuss class about our nonfiction story. On Fridays we get to showcase 4:15-8:15 week. We watched various Dr. Seuss stories during quiet time, our writing by sharing our ideas in our special “Author’s Chair”. read many of his books, made a class book as well as a rhyming During our Making Meaning time we worked on 3-19 NO SCHOOL/Conferences book! Ask your child about the difference between fiction and reading about different tools. Tools students use at home, non-fiction! books Have them write a fiction story at home! school, and for fun. We got to think about tools our families might use as well. 7:30-11:30 We made a hat, worked with the “at” family, count March parent/teacher conferences are quickly ed by 10’s, and much more! Dr. Seuss seems to be a “theme” that is enjoyed by all the students. Take some time this week to approaching. A second reminder of the time you chose back in 3-22—3-26 NO SCHOOL/ October will be sent home this Friday (today). If you cannot reread one of his books with you child identifying rhyming make your time please call. If you have a conflict, please con- Spring Break words as well as word families. tact me ASAP so we can find a time that will work. (952) 226- We worked on our trimester 2 assessments this 8054. “There has been a reported case of strep throat in your child’s **Have fun! Celebrate Dr. week. We will share the results at our March conferences and classroom. Information about strep throat is available on the Health Services on report cards. Trimester 2 requirements and learning are website: www.priorlake-savage.k12.mn.us, click on Services, click on Health Seuss! Have Green Eggs much more intensive. Grades often change from the first tri- Services, click on “Is my child ill…”. If you do not have access to a computer, mester due to the tougher guidelines and requirements. Please please call the Health office for a hard copy.” and Ham for breakfast!** note that we take assessing very seriously and spend a lot of During our literacy time we will practice Reminders & Notes: the letter R by printing, Looking at words that begin Next Week... and end with r, alliteration with r, and blending words with the r sound. We love our literacy time because we get extra opportunities to experiment IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES: Mark your calendar! ** As we begin trimester 3 expectations are: with our smartboard! In Math we will play a game called Guess skip counting by 2’s, 5’s, and 10’s to larger sums. my Number where we use our knowledge of numbers 4-2 No School Identifying penny, nickel, dime, and quarter and to give hints about the number we are thinking of. amount. Sight words including: we, are, go, it, and, on, We will count with calculators, and introduce meas- 4-8 Spring Picture Day look, in, what, do, is .Identifying author and illustrator urement with feet activity. as well as becoming familiar with introductory books. 4-8 Kindergarten Program Please continue to practice these very important skills at home with your child. 6:30 pm ***Prior Lake/Savage Carnival - It's HUGE! The Monday, no school for K-12, teacher’s will be 5-31 No School working on report cards. Report cards will be sent home Prior Lake/Savage PTC (Parent Teacher Child) is Wednesday, March 10, 2010. hosting its 29th Annual PTC Carnival on Saturday, April 17, 2010, from 12:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Prior 6-4 Kindergarten Graduation Tuesday and Wednesday we will be starting our theme of St. Patrick’s Day! Hats, coins, rainbows, Lake High School, 7575 150th Street West. 6-10 Last day of school! shamrocks and leprechauns will be discussions in our classroom. You have to see this carnival to believe it! We have (3 hour early release) Thursday, no school for Kindergarten it all: A Haunted House for the older kids, A Wizard only! This day is mandated by the district for scheduled of Oz attraction for the younger kids, over 80 kindergarten staff meetings and conferences. Confer- games to play, Inflatables, Prizes, Food, and a ences from 4:15-8:15 in the evening. We look forward to Silent Auction that has over 300 themed baskets meeting with you! and 100 gift certificates. Don’t miss this fun family On Friday we will continue studying the event. Everyone is welcome. Questions? Interested customs and theme of St. Patrick’s day. We will create a in Volunteering? Just want more information? Then leprechaun mask, and a class book about finding a pot visit www.PTCCarnival.com of gold. Next week we will begin sort 6 in the class- room. We will work really hard to hear differences in rhyming words sounds and look at word families.