Mrs. Pugliese's K - 1 Class

Week of: February 11, 2019

Last week was a full, busy week! We had fun, we learned, we played, and we prayed!

We were hard at preparing for our 100th day of school presentation. We worked on decorating, coloring, counting, singing, reading, and writing about 100 days that we have almost been in school! The children are very excited for their big day on Thursday!
Aside from all of our preparation, the students worked on the letter p in Fundations, we discussed how to make our community better, and compared objects by weight and capacity. 

Looking ahead...

This week, the students will continue in the academic areas of Reading, Fundations, and Math.

In Fundations, every morning, we review all letters and sight words previously learned. Please review nightly.
This week, we will review all sight words and Fundations letters.

Letters and Sight Words taught thus far in Kindergarten:
Letters: t, b, f, n, m, i, u, c, o, a, g, d, s, e, r, p
Sight words: can, I, the, we, see, a, like, to, and, go, you, do

In reading, we will spend the week reading and listening to stories about the 100th day of school and Valentine's Day.
We will begin the Unit 5 reader after winter recess.
Stories this week will include:
Little Mouse's Big Valentine by Thacker Hurd
Will You Be My Valentine? by Steven Kroll
The Night Before Valentine's Day by Natasha Wing
Happy Valentine's Day, Mouse by Laura Nemeroff
100th Day Worries by Margery Cuyler

Phonics: review of letters
Sight word: review of all previously learned sight words

I hope you're enjoying the books in a bag! As a reminder, each Monday, students will go home with two new leveled books to practice reading. The books will be read together in class in small reading groups first, but should be reinforced nightly at home. The books are expected back into class on Monday mornings, so the books can be collected, and new leveled books can get replaced in the bag. The children cannot receive new books until the old books are returned. Thank you for your cooperation!

Please continue to follow the nightly directions in the Fundations workbook. Let me know if you are having any difficulty.  

In math, students will begin Chapter 7. We are beginning Module 4 - Number Pairs, Addition and Subtraction to 10 - 
Chapter 7 - Composing and Decomposing Numbers to 10
This week, students will be introduced to the chapter. They will make and take apart numbers four and five.

This week, we will focus on...

100th Day of School activities and practice for celebration
Valentine's Day

After winter recess...

Dental health
President's Week

Weekly Special Classes...

Monday - Music and Art
Tuesday - Spanish 
Wednesday - Library
Thursday - Computer
Friday - Gym

This week's happenings...

Monday, 2/11 - 

Tuesday, 2/12 - Happy birthday, Jayne!
9:00 a.m. - Power of One assembly Grades K - 2

Wednesday, 2/13- St. Barnabas Food Pantry - 11:00 a.m.

Thursday, 2/14 - Happy birthday, Michael!
Happy Valentine's Day!
Happy 100th Day of School!
Celebration at 8:30 a.m. - Thomas Reynold's Gymnasium
9:00 a.m. - Our classroom 
Friday - 2/15 -Prayer Pal Valentine's Day get together

Extra reminders...

* As a 100 days of school project, we are still collecting items for the St. Barnabas Pantry. Wednesday is the last day! We will bring our items to the food pantry on Wednesday morning. Thank you so much who have donated already and for helping us reach our goal!!
So far, we have collected 102 items! Besides the food items, toiletries/paper goods are also very much appreciated (toilet paper, paper towels, napkins, tissues, paper plates, cups, and shampoo, conditioner, soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes...)

* Check your child's homework for accuracy. Please return all papers with a "Parent's Signature" stamp on it.

* Read all the directions for all the questions to your child.

* Enforce proper pencil grip and correct letter formation. It is okay to do hand over hand letter writing. This ensures correct letter formation.

* Have your child write only the first letter of his/her name in an uppercase letter, the rest of the letters are in lowercase letters. It is okay to have him/her erase and rewrite properly. This type of repetition helps your child to remember the accuracy and importance of writing his/her name correctly.

* Make sure the children are coming to school in jackets and optional hats, gloves, scarves... the weather is cold.

* Please return the 100th day of school inventory sheet and field trip permission slip ASAP!

Thank you for all your help and support!

Have a great week! See you on Thursday!

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