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Newsletter: Week of May 8

2017-2018 Calendar

August 31 | Orientation
September 6 | First Day of School
September 29 | Two Hour Early Dismissal
October 20 | No School for Students
October 30 | Two Hour Early Dismissal
November 3 | Two Hour Early Dismissal
November 10 | Parent Teacher Conferences/No School for Students
November 13 | Two Hour Early Dismissal
November 22-24 | Thanksgiving Holiday
December 8 | Two Hour Early Dismissal
December 25-January 1 | Winter Break
January 15 | MLK Jr. Day No School
January 26 | Two Hour Early Dismissal
February 9 | No School for Students
February 19 | Presidents' Day
March 29 | Two Hour Early Dismissal
March 30-April 6 | Spring Break
May 28 | Memorial Day

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Homework
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This week we have kicked off sight word notebooks! Sight word notebooks will be the homework task for the remainder of the school year. Students will be given 10 words each week and be asked to follow the directions in their notebook. This includes writing it, building it by cutting and pasting, and writing sentences. See the picture above for an example. The ten words will be due on Friday! The words for this week as as follows: I, am, little, to, a, have, is, the, we, my. Sight Word Notebooks can stay home until Friday.

Promotion
Thank you to all the parents that completed the promotion survey. Based on the responses, Kindergarten students are being asked to wear all White Dresses (Girls) or White Button down long sleeve shirts with Khaki Pants (boys). The theme will be “Oh, to First Grade We Will Go.”

As a reminder, the promotion will be held in the cafeteria on Wednesday, June 7 from 8:30-10:00am. Tickets will be sent home on Monday, June 5 based on the survey responses. Remember, tickets should include siblings that are in the building. This will act as their pass to leave class. If you need to make changes to your ticket count, please contact Ms. Santiago at jlsantiago@cmitelementary.org and we will do our best to accommodate.

This week in Kindergarten…
English Language Arts
We will read the story “On the Move.” It is about how to get to different places around the world! This is an informational text where students will be looking at actual transportation in different parts of the world. We will also be reading words having the beginning /v/ and /w/.

Mathematics
We are learning about money! We will identify different coins and their worth. Additionally, we will be counting money and closing out with determining if we have enough money to make purchases!
What you can do at home: take out your change and encourage your scholar to identify the coins and even try counting how much money there is! (Utilize their knowledge of counting by 5’s and 10’s for nickels and dimes.)

Science
We will continue observing the life cycle of a butterfly in real time! Students will watch as our classroom caterpillars go through the metamorphosis stages to become a butterfly.
Additionally, our visitors have arrived! Surprise! They are baby chicks and eggs! We will be observing the changes of both the egg and the baby chicks over the next month, until the egg hatches.

High Frequency Words
Here are our sight words we have learned so far. Remember to practice reading and writing these words regularly! (When reading at home, if you see these words, have your child point it out!) All of the words we will learn this year are available on our grade level website under “Sight Words.”

I, am, little, to, a, have, is, the, we, my, like, he, for, me, with, she, see, look, they, you, of, are, that, do, one, two, three, four, five, here, go, from, yellow, blue, green, what, said, was, where, come

REMINDERS
– Homework is due on FRIDAY each week. Remember to bring sight word journals every Friday. Homework that is not submitted by the due date will be given a ZERO.
– Please read regularly! Remember that just 20 minutes a day can boost your child’s reading levels! Reading logs are due at the end of the month and will be given a zero if blank or missing from your child’s folder.
– Please remember to send an extra pair of uniform clothes to keep in your child’s cubbie at school in the event of accidents or spills.