Sunday, April 27, 2014

Earth Day.Recycle

Hello Parents!

What a crazy week!  Monday students had Mrs. Revoir and they watched the move, The Lorax to help teach them the importance of taking care of our earth.  They made a Lorax project in which they made their own truffula trees by working those fine motor skills and bunching up tissue paper and gluing it on top of popsicle stick stems.  they then made a handprint Lorax.  Very cute project!

Tuesday, students began their number of the week books.  For number of the week, they have a number outline and they place the correct number of stickers on that page. They then draw the correct number of a objects indicated on that page.  Students are getting good at the counting and the fine motor skills of copying print and shapes.

Wednesday, we took the day to be a make up the number books for those who missed it.  Students appeared to be very excited that I was back so we worked together in the centers socializing and correctly  using the centers.

Thursday, students had the opportunity to help sort recycling items, graph them, and then answer
questions about the data. Students did VERY well with this concept!  They also did the third page of their number of the week books and cut the numbers out of ads and glued them on the correct number outline.  This takes a lot of time, but is very cool to see them finding what they are learning in real life situations.  Feel free to look through the ads together and look for the numbers and letters as a team.  A little scavenger hunt game to them,  is really a GREAT learning opportunity they don't even know about.

We had school this Friday.  We had a great turn out and we had a lot of fun. We did a write the room with sight words.  Students wrote down a variety of sight words and they then worked on reading them. Students are doing VERY good at breaking apart the letters sounds and pushing them together into words.  They are so excited they are "reading!"

We have a very busy remainder of the school year ahead of us!

  • Please send in your Graduation preference form by tomorrow. We will tally the day with the most yeses and that will be our graduation day. We will let you know on Tuesday April 29
  • We are working on projects to be sold for Blooming Bonanza fundraiser that starts Friday May 9.  Please come check out all the cool plants, but also the teacher table that will hold our products along with all the other products the students in our school have been making.  
  • We have our Safety Fair Field Trip (at Hillside 4k site) on Friday May 2.  Please make sure your trip form is in!  No slip, no Trip!  There is no cost for this trip!
  • We have our Planetarium Field Trip on Thursday May 8.  Please make sure you have your trip form in, as well as the $4 fee.  
  • PALS Assessments will start May 6.
  • Graduation will be in the end of May or beginning of June.  Date to be decided.

Donations needed!
Following our letter of the week project (one more week left!) we will be starting our number of the week books.  These books will consist of putting the correct amount of stickers on the number, draw that many objects, and cut that number out of the magazines.  We need your help!  Please send magazines or ads (ads seem to have the most numbers).  Sunday ads would be perfect!  Thank you!

Please note, as always, the Hortonville Public Library hosts free events for kids!  Check them out on your days off and have some fun family bonding time! The link below brings you to the sites "kids" page.

Important Notes:
  • Our School day starts at 7:50am.  Please have your child in the building at that time.  We are going to be watching tardy's very carefully for the 4th quarter so please make an effort to be in the building by 7:50.
  • Snow/Cold Day Make Up: FRIDAY MAY 2.  No extended day with Mrs. Zaijeck will be offered on Fridays.  Please plan a pick up for your child on that day.  IF YOU HAVE NOT RSVP'd ALREADY, PLEASE RSVP FOR THIS DAY.  IF YOUR CHILD NORMALLY STAYS, BUT CANNOT STAY DUE TO NO EXTENDED DAY, PLEASE PROVIDE HOW YOUR CHILD IS GETTING HOME AS WELL.
  • Book Orders came home and are available. They  WERE due April 25 (if you submit them electronically), but no more forms were submitted.  I will have ONE MORE BOOK ORDER.    Our FINAL book order will be due May 16 to ensure that all orders are in by the end of the year.
  • BECAUSE IT IS FINALLY GETTING WARM ENOUGH TO GO BACK OUTSIDE, PLEASE BE SURE THEY ARE DRESSED FOR THE WEATHER TO GO OUT.  Please send your child dressed for the weather as we go outside as long as it is not raining or below 0*(students are more than welcome to bring layers daily or to leave in their lockers)  It may also be time to change out the change of clothes to make sure they are weather appropriate.  If you send a new change of clothes, we will send the warm weather clothes in their backpacks.  We go outside on TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS, Extended day kids go out EVERY DAY.
  • Folders. Please be checking your child's daily folder each night.  We put notes on the notebook pages in their folders as well as any notes we may have for you.  Artwork is also sent home this way. As we start letter of the week, we will also start sending home homework to help reinforce the letter concept and identification.  Please work on this with you child to help the students make the connection between home and school. 
  • Also, Please check the student's Wednesday Folders.  Please try to take info out and return the folder and any forms/info/payments in those folders a day or two after receiving. 
  • Literacy Bags are done for the year!  Thank you for your great work in working with your child on these!
  • Library Books come every week.  We go to library on Monday and student have the opportunity to check out a book and keep it for a week. It can be kept in their back packs or at home, but please remember to bring it on Mondays. 
Next Week:
Theme: Earth Day. Recycle
Numbers of the Week: 3, 4, 5

Snack: Lamers Family

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