Materials

I can’t believe we only have a few days left of school! Feel free to send back the virtual bag of materials (whiteboard, math blocks, red/yellow chips). I’m so glad we didn’t have to use it very much this school year!! Your child is bringing home a blue handwriting book today-this can stay at home. Thank you!

***Also, just a remember that Thursday, June 3rd is the last kindergarten day. Only grades 1-6 will come on Friday, June 4th.

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Library book return tomorrow

Please send in any remaining library books with your child tomorrow. There have been some students that turned them in already. 🙂 Thank you!

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Stuffed Animal Day tomorrow

Tomorrow (Tuesday, March 16) both the AM and PM kindergarten classes voted to bring in a stuffed animal. Please make sure the stuffed animal can easily fit inside a backpack. 🙂

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Twin Day

Tomorrow is twin day! Some students decided they wanted to dress exactly like a friend or sibling. 🙂

If your child doesn’t know what to wear, Mrs. Eme and I are wearing a gray Letort shirt and black pants. They are welcome to wear gray and black tomorrow!

(and yes, this was a big topic of conversation today in kindergarten to figure this out 😂)

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This week’s reminders

Students are bringing home a book to practice reading: Nan and Pap. Please have your child practice it a few times to build that fluency! If they get stuck on a word, they know to tap out the sounds. 🙂 Then, they will record themselves reading it one time on Seesaw. There will also be a letter sounds Seesaw assignment.

Tomorrow, Tuesday, March 9th is Twin Day.

Wednesday, March 10th is Library.

Thursday, March 11th is Spring Picture Day. Be on the lookout for a paper in your child’s OWL folder tomorrow. I will ask you to either check yes or no to getting a spring picture taken.

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Reminders-Kids at Work Day and homework

Kids at Work Day 2021

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Students will celebrate “Kids at Work” day on Thursday, March 4th.

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Construction Worker       Athlete        Dental Hygienist 

Retail Manager         Vet        Artist       Fashion Designer 

Chef           Entrepreneur        Teacher           Firefighter 

   Caregiver            Marine Biologist        Police Officer

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On Thursday, March 4th students will be invited to wear clothing that represents a career they may be interested in exploring as an adult. For example, your child may come dressed as a construction worker, a doctor, a teacher, etc. Please make sure that your child’s clothing is appropriate for a day of learning and wouldn’t distract other students in his/her classroom. 

Our hope is that Kids at Work Day will be a great way to start conversations at home and at school about different types of careers, why someone chooses a career, and what kind of training/schooling is needed to get started in a particular career.  

***HOMEWORK-For this week, please have your child complete the letter naming assignment on Seesaw. Thank you for practicing!

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Read Across America week

Next week begins the Read-a-thon for Read Across America week, plus we have some spirit days:

Monday 3/1-wear your favorite hat

Tuesday 3/2-wear green

Wednesday 3/3-wear crazy socks

Thursday 3/4-Kids at Work Day: Dress as a “worker” from a job you are interested in.

Friday 3/5-Early Dismissal for K-AM/ PJ Day

February has been a busy month: 100th Day, Valentine’s Day, learning about George Washington and Abraham Lincoln for President’s Day, and Dental Health Month. This week we learned about different figures for Black History Month. Bill “Bojangles” Robinson helped us with our -ap words as we watched him tap. I brought in my tap shoes to show, which of course prompted them to say, “Put them on for us!” We listened to the story Rap a Tap Tap: Here’s Bojangles Think of That! We also listened to jazz music by Duke Ellington, opera singing by Marian Anderson, and poetry today by Langston Hughes.

We have been busy blending, reading, and writing CVC words. We also focused on word families -ap, -at, -an, and -ag.

We listened to the story Almost Time, about a character waiting for the sap to be ready for making maple syrup, and waiting for his tooth to come out. Students made a connection to a time when they were waiting, or are waiting (maybe impatiently!) for something. Some vocabulary from the story included sap, tapping, sugaring, and boiling.

In math we are working on subtraction, discussing take away, minus, and how many are left.

Have a wonderful weekend!

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Information

Please check your child’s OWL folder. Inside you will find report cards and additional information. Also, students have an optional Seesaw assignment that they can complete anytime-practicing a retell of the story we read: A Loud Winter’s Nap.

***Changes/Reminders for next week***

Monday 2/8-I will be sending home daily February practice. We are starting karate words-your child will receive a paper with 5 sight words they should practice. (Extra practice ideas included with the report card.) They will also bring home a letter naming paper and sound practice.

*I will post a Seesaw homework assignment for the letter naming/sound practice. Your child will record themselves once a week practicing the letters, and another one for the sounds. This will be due each Thursday in February.

Wednesday 2/10-LAST day to bring valentines in. It is also LIBRARY.

Friday 2/12– 100th day of school!!! (date moved due to our 2 snow days) Dress like you are 100 and/or bring in a 100th day project. (both are optional)

Have a great weekend!

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This week in kindergarten…

We read Snowmen at Night and discussed vocabulary words fright, thrill, grin, and anxious. They also had fun making the broom from the story for our sequence activity. We practiced the sight word at. For handwriting, we are practicing our uppercase letters and reviewing our lowercase letters. During math, we finished composing numbers to 10 (to prepare us for addition) and we are now taking apart numbers into two groups.

Zero the Hero brought us an I Spy activity for the 90th Day of School!

The afternoon class worked really hard for their virtual day!! Here are the snowmen they made yesterday. 🙂

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

Next week:

The NFL Super Bowl is coming soon, so that means it is time for LeTort’s annual “Soup-er Bowl” canned soup/food collection.  From Monday, February 1 through Friday, February 5, students who would like to participate may bring in cans of soup (or any canned food) to vote for their pick to win this year’s Super Bowl.  All collected cans will be donated to Loft Community Partnership. Also, please join in for a School Spirit Day on Friday, February 5– Those who wish to participate may wear any team jersey (or team colors).

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Reminders

—Library is tomorrow (Wednesday, January 27th).

—Please join us for our virtual PTO meeting tonight- Tuesday, January 26th at 6:30pm

Topic: January PTO Meeting
Time: Jan 26, 2021 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 862 0921 3497
Passcode: 202362

—Keep spreading positivity and kindness for the Kindness Challenge this week. 🙂

—Afternoon kindergarten attends school this Friday, January 29th for the early dismissal from 9-1:30. It will be a School Spirit Day: wear bright/neon colors. **No morning kindergarten on Friday.

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