Week of December 14th, 2015



Please remember to check your child’s folder daily and send back all forms that must be completed the next school day.

Homework packets will come home on Monday, and are due back to school on Friday.

Attendance and arriving to school on time is imperative. Attending school regularly is important to ensuring children develop a strong foundation for subsequent learning. Just a reminder that our school day begins at 8:00am, and children are dismissed at 2:10pm.

Please remember we have snack every day in the afternoon. Please provide a healthy snack for your child in a labeled bag.

Food Allergies: If your child has a food allergy, please send in a current picture and write the kind of allergy on the back. For your child’s safety, it is of the utmost importance that this information is kept up-to-date in the cafeteria. Thank you!

December’s Scholastic Book order was placed on Monday, December 7th, 2015. If you would like to place your order online, our class code is LQ7KR. Online orders can be placed at any time, but will be submitted by me on the due date.

The children and I are looking for “Star Readers” and “Arts & Craft” volunteers. A letter from our classroom mommies was placed in your child’s homework folder. If you are interested in volunteering, please complete the bottom portion of the letter, or email our classroom mommies.

Kindergarten TADA performance will take place on Monday, December 14th, 2015 @ 9am. Please have your child wear a red shirt with jeans.

Our trip to Enrichment Through the Arts in Staten Island is on Friday, December 18th, 2015 @ 9:30. Please return permission slip and payment ASAP. The cost per student is $8.00, and if you are chosen to be a chaperone, the cost per adult is $8.00 as well. Due to limited seating, a maximum of 5 chaperones per class will be randomly selected.

Kindergarten Holiday Party will take place on Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015 @ 11:45. A detailed letter about the celebration was placed in your child’s homework folder.

~Mrs. Iacono

Week of December 14th, 2015

Reading: Reading Nonfiction: Children will continue to learn different reading strategies to help them figure out unfamiliar words.

Sight Words: to

Oral Vocabulary Words: strategies, unfamiliar

Phonics/Phonemic Awareness: Letter/Sound/Handwriting ‘Ll’; The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg. The children will continue to work on Rhyme Recognition & Production, Syllable Segmenting & Counting, and Phoneme Isolation for initial and final sounds.

Writing: Non-fiction Writing: Writers will continue to finish up their books and get ready to go public by rereading and making their writing readable for an audience.

Math: Counting and Numbers 0 to 10: Using finger and toes to count on; students will continue to learn how to add by using the expression 3 and 2 is 5.

Social Studies: School and School Community; Being a Citizen

Science: How Does the Sun Change Things? Recognize that light can pass through some objects


December 14th, 2015 – TADA Performance @ 9am
December 18th, 2015 – Enrichment Through the Arts trip @ 9:30
December 23rd, 2015 – Holiday Cookie Decorating Celebration @ 11:45
December 24th, 2015 – January 1st, 2016 – School Closed for Winter Recess
January 4th, 2016 – School Reopens