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Newsletter Week of April 18, 2016

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Just A Few Reminders…

1. Please remember to check your child’s folder daily and send back all forms that must be completed the next school day. Any graded work or homework from over a break that is in the folder is yours to keep at home. Please continue to remind your child to complete his/her homework neatly and to make sure it is complete for Friday.

2. Our April book order came home this week! It was a BIG one! The orders are due to school by Tuesday, April 19th. You can always place an order with our online code, which is LHR38.

3. 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 8:00 am, and children are dismissed at 2:10 pm. Please come on time, especially if your child needs breakfast. After 8:10 they will not be able to get a school breakfast. Thank you!

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

5. Please contact me if you still need to meet about your child’s report card.

~ Ms. Grande

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Week of April 18, 2016

Reading: We are continuing our work on Readers Use Strategies to Read. This week the students will review all our reading strategies and practice them during independent reading. A sheet about all the different strategies will be coming home this week!

Writing: We are continuing our work on Persuasive writing this week by angling our letters to reach different audiences and coming up with solutions to make the world a better place!

Sight Words: an, this

Phonics/Phonemic Awareness: Letter/sound: Zz (we are finishing the alphabet this week!); Hailstones and Halibut Bones by Mary O’Neil; the students will be listening for onset-rime segmentation, syllable blending and pronouncing and phenome alliteration and discrimination.

Math: Numbers to 100- Numbers 50-79; count to 79, count from any given number to 79.

Social Studies: Unit 3. Families; Making Choices

Science: Force and Motion: How do things move?

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Reminders:

April 19-20: PTA Book Fair

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Newsletter April 11, 2016

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Just A Few Reminders…

1. Please remember to check your child’s folder daily and send back all forms that must be completed the next school day. Any graded work or homework from over a break that is in the folder is yours to keep at home. Please continue to remind your child to complete his/her homework neatly and to make sure it is complete for Friday.

2. 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 8:00 am, and children are dismissed at 2:10 pm. Please come on time, especially if your child needs breakfast. After 8:10 they will not be able to get a school breakfast. Thank you!

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

4. Please contact me if you still need to meet about your child’s report card.

5. Our trip to the Prospect Park Zoo is on Thursday, April 14th! The permission slip and payment is due on Tuesday. Please send it in as soon as possible.

~ Ms. Grande

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Week of April 11, 2016

Reading: We are continuing our work on Readers Use Strategies to Read. This week the students will review and learn more strategies to practice during independent reading, such as Eagle Eye (look at the picture), Lips the Fish (get your mouth ready by making the first sound of the word), Stretchy the Snake (saying the words very slowly), Chunky Monkey (looking for words you know inside other words), etc…

Writing: We are continuing our work on Persuasive writing this week by angling our letters to reach different audiences and coming up with solutions to make the world a better place!

Sight Words: look, in

Phonics/Phonemic Awareness: Letter/sound: Xx; Tops and Bottoms by Janet Stevens; the students will be listening for onset-rime segmentation, syllable blending and pronouncing and phenome alliteration and discrimination.

Math:

Numbers to 100- Numbers 20-49; count to 49, count from any given number to 49.

Social Studies: Unit 3. Families; Meeting Needs

Science: How Does Energy Move?, Know processes where heat can be released

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Reminders:

April 14: Trip to the Prospect Park Zoo!
April 13, 14, 15: Math Test for Grades 3-5 Good Luck!
April 19-20: PTA Book Fair

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Birthdays

Jacob turns SIX on April 15th! HAPPY BIRTHDAY JACOB!:)

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Newsletter April 4, 2016

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Just A Few Reminders…

1. Please remember to check your child’s folder daily and send back all forms that must be completed the next school day. Any graded work or homework from over a break that is in the folder is yours to keep at home.

2. Our April book order will come home this week! You can always place an order with our online code, which is LHR38.

3. 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 8:00 am, and children are dismissed at 2:10 pm. Please come on time, especially if your child needs breakfast. After 8:10 they will not be able to get a school breakfast. Thank you!

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

5. Please contact me if you still need to meet about your child’s report card.

6. Our trip to the Brooklyn Children’s Museum is on Tuesday, April 5th! The permission slip and payment was due on Friday the 1st of April. Please send it in ASAP if you want your child to attend.

~ Ms. Grande

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Week of April 4, 2016

Reading: We are continuing our work on Readers Use Strategies to Read. This week the students will learn that readers make their reading sound like talking by reading words together and that readers know partners cheer for each other and help solve troubles together

Writing: We are continuing our work on Persuasive writing this week by writing letters that reach readers and studying a mentor text

Sight Words: play, am

Phonics/Phonemic Awareness: Letter/sound: Yy; April Foolishness by Teresa Bateman; the students will be listening for onset-rime segmentation, syllable blending and pronouncing and phenome alliteration and discrimination.

Math:
Numbers to 100-
Counting by 2’s: Recognize and use pairs for counting, count by 2’s. use the counting by 2’s sequence to count up to 20 objects
Counting by 5s: Count by 5’s. use the counting by 5’s up to 20, keep count of numbers using tallies Counting by 10s to 100
Review of all teen numbers throughout the week

Social Studies: Unit 3. Families- Families Rules and Jobs

Science: How Does Energy Move? Understanding a terrarium is a model of a system

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Reminders:

April 5: Trip to the Brooklyn Children’s Museum
April 5, 6, 7: ELA test for Grades 3-5 Good Luck!
April 13, 14, 15: Math Test for Grades 3-5 Good Luck!
April 19-20: PTA Book Fair

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Newsletter March 21, 2016

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Just A Few Reminders…

1. Please remember to check your child’s folder daily and send back all forms that must be completed the next school day. Any graded work or homework from over a break that is in the folder is yours to keep at home.

2. Our March book order was submitted last week! The books should be in soon! You can always place an order with our online code, which is HHM73.

3. 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 8:00 am, and children are dismissed at 2:10 pm. Please come on time, especially if your child needs breakfast. After 8:10 they will not be able to get a school breakfast. Thank you!

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

5. Please contact me if you still need to meet about your child’s report card.

6. Thank you for wearing green on St. Patrick’s Day! We were surprised by a visit from the leprechaun who delivered gold chocolates and messed up our room in the afternoon 😉

7. The week of March 21st- 24th is March Madness at PS 132. Here is a reminder about the events for the week:

* Monday, March 21st: Crazy Hair Day
* Tuesday, March 22nd: Twin Day/ Look Alike Day
* Wednesday, March 23rd: Fashion Disaster
* Thursday, March 24th: Sports Day

Use your imagination and have fun with it! We look forward to seeing all the students creative ideas!

8. We had a large group of visitors from Austria come to our school on Thursday! The Austrian Federal Minister for Education, Arts and Culture, Ms.Gabriele Heinisch-Hosek, was one of the guests!

~ Ms. Grande

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Week of March 21, 2016

Reading: We are continuing our work on Readers Use Strategies to Read. This week the students will learn to use the pictures to make their best guess and notice words that repeat in text and read those lines quickly, and how to use many strategies all together to become a good reader.

Writing: We are continuing our work on Persuasive writing this week by forming an opinion, creating a thinking map about their opinion and orally sharing how it would sound as a letter. They have learned there are many kinds of persuasive writing and they have had an opportunity to write them all in the past two weeks. Now we will begin to focus on writing letters to make change.

Sight Words: but, that

Phonics/Phonemic Awareness: Letter/sound: Vv; Everything Spring by Jill Esbaum; the students will be listening for onset-rime segmentation, syllable blending and pronouncing and phenome alliteration and discrimination.

Math: Numbers 0-20: Compare and Order; Compare groups of up to 20 objects, Order groups of up to 20 objects

Social Studies: Unit 3. Families- Families History

Science: How Does Energy Move? Observe a terrarium

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Reminders:

March 21st-24th: March Madness Week
March 25th: No School, Good Friday
April 1st: Annual Spring Gala

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Newsletter March 15, 2016

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Just A Few Reminders…

1. Please remember to check your child’s folder daily and send back all forms that must be completed the next school day. Any graded work or homework from over a break that is in the folder is yours to keep at home.

2. Our Scholastic Book Order was sent home a few weeks ago, I placed the orders I received. If you want you can still send in and I will submit one more time the last week of March or you can place an order with our online code, which is LHR38.

3. 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 8:00 am, and children are dismissed at 2:10 pm. Please come on time, especially if your child needs breakfast. After 8:10 they will not be able to get a school breakfast. Thank you!

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

5. Please contact me if you still need to meet about your child’s report card.

6. Dress your child in green on Thursday, March 17th to help us celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at school!

7. The week of March 21st- 24th is March Madness at PS 132. Here is a reminder about the events for the week:

* Monday, March 21st: Crazy Hair Day
* Tuesday, March 22nd: Twin Day/ Look Alike Day
* Wednesday, March 23rd: Fashion Disaster
* Thursday, March 24th: Sports Day

Use your imagination and have fun with it! We look forward to seeing all the students creative ideas!

~ Ms. Grande

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Week of March 14, 2016

Reading: We are continuing our work on Readers Use Strategies to Read. This week the students will learn to match their mouths to the sound of the first letter in the word, reread to give tricky words another try, use the pictures to make their best guess and notice words that repeat in text and read those lines quickly. They are growing into such amazing readers and are very proud of themselves! Make sure you listen to them while they use these new strategies at home.

Writing: We began our new unit on Persuasive writing last week by forming an opinion about books that we read in school They learned there are many kinds of persuasive writing and they will have an opportunity to write them all in this unit. This week we are going to spend a lot of time giving reasons why we formed an opinion and sharing the reasons orally with the class.

Sight Words: have, not

Phonics/Phonemic Awareness: Letter/sound: Pp; Clever Tom and The Leprechaun by Linda Shute; the students will be listening for onset-rime segmentation, syllable blending and pronouncing and phenome alliteration and discrimination.

Math: Numbers 0-20: Numbers 17 – 20: Count from 17 -20; Read and write the numerals 10-20; Continue our work on adding numbers greater than ten using a ten frame

Social Studies: Unit 3. Families- Families can change

Science: How Does Energy Move? Observe a terrarium

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Reminders:

March 21st-24th: March Madness Week
March 25th: No School, Good Friday

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Week of March 6, 2016

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Just A Few Reminders…

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

2. Our March book order will come home this week- sorry about the error in last weeks newsletter! You can always place an order with our online code, which is LHR38.

3. 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 8:00 am, and children are dismissed at 2:10 pm

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

5. I am still missing a change of clothes for some students. Please send in a change of clothes in a ziploc bag labeled with your child’s name as soon as possible. In addition if your child has used their change of clothes please send in a replacement!

6. 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!

9. Wednesday, March 2nd was Read Across America! Thank you all for making it such a success!

10. Thank you to all the parents who took the time to come and meet with me this past Thursday! If we did not meet last week, please contact me to reschedule your appointment.

~ Ms. Grande

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Week of March 6, 2016

Reading: We are launching a new unit tomorrow called Readers Use Strategies to Read. The students will be working on thinking about the books they are reading and pointing to the words as they read, making a movie in their minds about what they are reading and reading words they know well in a “snap”.

Writing: The students completed their Buddy Biographies! We are so proud of their awesome work- make sure to check out the boards in the hallway!

We will be starting our Opinion Writing unit this week! We will be studying mentor texts all week to help form opinions about books.

Sight Words: at, it

Phonics/Phonemic Awareness: Letter/sound: Jj; , The Sneetches by Dr. Seuss; the students will be listening for onset-rime segmentation, syllable blending and pronouncing and phenome alliteration and discrimination.

Math:

Numbers 0-20

Numbers 10 – 16: We will continue to work on using a ten frame to find numbers larger than ten. We will also practice writing numbers 10-16

Social Studies:

Unit 2: Self and Others; Kinds of Families

Science:

How Do People Get Energy? Understand that people need food to live

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Reminders:

March 25th: No School, Good Friday

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Week of February 29, 2016

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Just A Few Reminders…

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

2. Our March book order will come home at the end of next week! You can always place an order with our online code, which is LHR38.

3. 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 8:00 am, and children are dismissed at 2:10 pm

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

5. I am still missing a change of clothes for some students. Please send in a change of clothes in a ziploc bag labeled with your child’s name as soon as possible. In addition if your child has used their change of clothes please send in a replacement!

6. 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!

7. The 100th Day of School was a lot of fun! Thank you to all the parents who came with us on our walk to the Black Star Bakery!!

8. Wednesday, March 2nd is Read Across America! Don’t forget to come to school in your pajamas with your favorite book, pillow and blanket! It is a day dedicated to the love of reading!

9. Thursday, March 3rd is Parent-Teacher Conferences. I sent home all the appointment times if I received your slip this week. I still have space available in the late afternoon and the late evening. Let me know what you want to come in:)

~ Ms. Grande

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Week of February 29, 2016

Reading: We will be completing our unit on Biographies this week. We will reread and review some of the biographies we have already read and choose one or two of the famous people we learned about to do more research on together. This unit was really meaningful for the kindergarten and they were really excited to learn about people from the past. I encourage you to continue reading biographies at home!

Writing: The students are finishing our Buddy Biographies. The students will be publishing and celebrating their work throughout the week!

Sight Words: there, what

Phonics/Phonemic Awareness: Letter/sound: Ww; Dr. DeSoto by William Steig, the students will be listening for onset-rime segmentation, syllable blending and pronouncing and phenome alliteration and discrimination.

Math:

Numbers 0-20

Numbers 13 – 16: Count from 13 -16; Read and write the numerals 10-16; Use a ten frame to find numbers larger than ten.

Social Studies:

Unit 2: Self and Others; Voting; Remember voting for the winner of Crazy Hat Day on the 100th Day of School! Science:

How Do People Get Energy? Understand that people need food to live

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Reminders:

March 2nd: Read Across America
March 3rd: Parent Teacher Conferences
March 25th: No School, Good Friday

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Week of February 22, 2016

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Just A Few Reminders…

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

2. Our February book order should be in this week! You can always place an order with our online code, which is LHR38.

3. 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 8:00 am, and children are dismissed at 2:10 pm

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

5. I am still missing a change of clothes for some students. Please send in a change of clothes in a ziploc bag labeled with your child’s name as soon as possible. In addition if your child has used their change of clothes please send in a replacement!

6. 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!

7. We have our trip to see The History of Toys this Thursday! Please send in your permission slip and $10

as soon as possible! Thank you:)

8. This Friday is the 100th day of school! I can’t wait to see everyone’s amazing hat creations!

9. If you did not send in your Presidents project with the vacation packet, there is still time! Please

send in as soon as possible!

~ Ms. Grande

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Week of February 22, 2016

Reading: We will be reading George Washington’s Teeth this week! This story is a fun tale about what happened to George Washington’s teeth. We will be using the timeline at the end of the story, making text to self connections and comparing this biography to another familiar biography we have recently read.

Writing: The students are continuing to work on their Buddy Biographies. The students will be fixing up their work and coloring their pictures to prepare to share them with the class and hang them up for display in the hall.

Sight Words: are, for

Phonics/Phonemic Awareness: Letter/sound: Kk; Jake’s 100th Day of School by Lester Leminack. The students are working on blending and segmenting unknown sounds in words they hear in the story.

Math:

Numbers 0-20

All About 10: Review numbers 0-9, count to 10, read and write the numeral 10, rote count to 20.

Social Studies:

Unit 2: Self and Others; We Learn and Grow; Buddy Biography
Science:

How Do People Get Energy? Sort foods by meals

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Reminders:

February 25th: Field Trip to the Brooklyn Music School Playhouse February 26th: 100th Day of School
March 2nd: Read Across America
March 3rd: Parent Teacher Conferences

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Newsletter February 9, 2016

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Just A Few Reminders…

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

2. Our February book order is due next week on Thursday the 11th! You can always place an order with our online code, which is LHR38.

3. 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 8:00 am, and children are dismissed at 2:10 pm

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

5. I am still missing a change of clothes for some students. Please send in a change of clothes in a ziploc bag labeled with your child’s name as soon as possible. In addition if your child has used their change of clothes please send in a replacement!

6. 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!

7. Next week we are celebrating Respect for All week throughout the building. Students will listen and respond to stories about bullying, wear blue on Thursday to support anti-bullying and come to school as a super hero on Friday to help the students understand that everyone can be a hero.

~ Ms. Grande

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Week of February 9, 2016

Reading: We will be reading I am Albert Einstein by Brad Meltzer this week. The students will continue to learn about famous people from our past and discuss what the impact they had on the world around them

Writing: The students are continuing to work on their Buddy Biographies. The students will take the note pages and turn them into published pages to include in their biography. Students will also be fixing up with work and coloring their pictures to get ready to publish them and hang them in the hall.

Sight Words: at, all

Phonics/Phonemic Awareness: Letter/sound: Nn; Jennifer Jones Won’t Leave Me Alone by Freida Wishinsky. The students are working on blending and segmenting unknown sounds in words they hear in the story.

Math:

Numbers 0-20

All About 10: Review numbers 0-9, count to 10, read and write the numeral 10, rote count to 20.

Social Studies:

Unit 2: Self and Others; Who We Are; Tie into Buddy Biography Science:

How Do People Get Energy? Sort foods by meals

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Reminders:

February 8th – NO school in observance of Chinese New Year
February 15th -19th: Winter Recess, NO SCHOOL
February 22nd: Classes resume
February 25th: Field Trip to the Brooklyn Music School Playhouse February 26th: 100th Day of School
March 2nd: Read Across America

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Birthdays

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Newsletter Week of Feb. 1

Just A Few Reminders…
1. Please remember to check your child’s folder daily and send back all forms that must be completed the next school day.
2. Our February book order will come home next week! All orders are due by February 23, 2016. You can always place an order with our online code, which is LHR38.
3. 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 8:00 am, and children are dismissed at 2:10 pm
4. Please remember we have snack every day in the afternoon. Please provide a healthy snack for your child in a labeled bag.
5. I am still missing a change of clothes for some students. Please send in a change of clothes in a ziploc bag labeled with your child’s name as soon as possible. In addition if your child has used their change of clothes please send in a replacement!
6. 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!
~ Ms. Grande


Week of February 1, 2016
Reading: We will be reading The Story of Ruby Bridges by Robert Cole this week. The students really have seemed to enjoy learned about famous people from our past, specifically Abraham Lincoln, Rosa Parks and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The students will continue to make connections between what they learn in books and their own lives by thinking about how Ruby’s life is similar and different from their own.
Writing: The students are working on their Buddy Biographies. The students are continue to ask questions and learn more about their buddies by taking notes. This week they will focus on what their buddy wants to be when he/she grows up, adding a dedication page and using their writing tools to make beautiful kindergarten sentences.

Sight Words: get, so
Oral Vocabulary Words: event, courage, marshals, persuade, mob
Phonics/Phonemic Awareness: Letter/sound: Nn; D is for Dragon Dance by Ying Chang Compestine. This book will teach them about Chinese New Year by using every letter of the alphabet. The students are working on blending and segmenting unknown sounds in words they hear in the story.
Math:

Positions – Identify positions of objects in space; Use appropriate positional language to describe and compare

Before’ and ‘After– Use language such as before and after to describe relative positions in a sequence of events

Social Studies: Unit 2: Self and Others; Homes Keep Us Safe
Science: What Makes Shadows? Describe how shadows change throughout the day

Reminders:

February 8th – NO school in observance of Chinese New Year
February 15th -19th: Winter Recess, NO SCHOOL
February 22nd: Classes resume
February 25th: Field Trip to the Toy Museum of NY Theatre at the Brooklyn Music School Playhouse
February 26th: 100th Day of School
March 2nd: Read Across America

Birthdays

London turned 6 on January 31, 2016. Happy Birthday London!!!