Learning Lately

Reading: We are working hard to spell and read words on our own. We continue to practice digraphs and applying them to reading and spelling words. We continue to practice sight words as well.

Writing: We are wrapping up our non fiction unit. We are fine tuning all the skills we have learned over the past few weeks and working to be able to complete a non fiction piece independently. The kids are making a cover with a title, drawing pictures, labeling, telling 3 facts and adding a simple ending. The kids are using neat handwriting, word spaces, capitals, and punctuation. I am so proud of all they have learned.

Math: In math this week we continued practicing addition using the plus symbol and the equals symbol and the minus symbol. We continue to play math games to practice our addition and subtraction skills. We are practicing the names and attributes of 2d and 3d shapes.

Science and Social studies: We learned about force and motion this week! We learned about pushes, pulls, force, motion, friction and ramps. We also learned about germs and hand washing skills

March Dates Update

Responsible Week is the week of March 30th. We will celebrate learning about responsible week with Career Day on April 3rd. The kids are invited to dress up as the job they want to have when they grow up.

March Dates

Here are the dates for March.

March 4-6 Reading Week

  • March 2nd- Hats off to Reading-Wear a hat
  • March 3rd-Crazy about Reading- Crazy hair, mismatch clothes, funny socks
  • March 4th-Relax and Read- PJs and comfy clothes
  • March 5th- Books and Buddies
  • March 6th- Favorite Book Character Day- Dress as your favorite book character

March 5th- Field trip to Daniel Boone Regional Library (No parents needed to due to space limitations)

March 5th- Kindergarten Round Up (for incoming kindergartners)

March 11th- Teacher Work Day- No School

March 12- PTA Meeting at 6:30

March 16th- Math Night

March 19- Spring Pictures

March 23rd-27th Spring Break

February Dates

Feb. 5th- Global Play Day- Send your child with a toy to play with at school.

Feb. 6th- 100th Day of School Celebration-Dress like you are 100 years old.

Feb. 8th-PTA Circus

Feb. 13th- Spring Party 2:30-3. All parents are invited to attend.

Feb. 13th- Valentine bag decorating and Valentine card exchange. Please send your child with a solid colored gift bag to decorate. Your child may also bring cards for each student in our class- this is optional.

Feb. 14th- Teacher Work Day- No School

Feb. 17th No School for President’s Day

Feb. 21st- Progress Reports will be sent home.

Feb 24th and Feb 27th- Parent teacher conferences-We will keep the same days/times we had in the fall unless you need to reschedule. I will send reminders closer to time.

Feb. 28th- No School

Toy Day on Friday!

We are celebrating meeting our class behavior goal with a Toy Day! We have been working on using the appropriate voice level for each activity we do. The kids have made a lot of progress in this area! Please allow your child to celebrate by bringing in a toy to play with this Friday, January 17th! Please make sure toys are small enough to fit in backpacks and are appropriate for school (no guns or fighting related toys please)! It is ok to bring more than one toy if they can still fit in your child’s back packs. Please remember that we will do our best to take care of toys but they could get lost or broken at school. Please leave very special or very expensive toys at home!

Spelling Bee!

We are having a spelling bee the week of January 6th! We will have a low key written test to see how many words we can write. Please help your child practice writing the first list below. The second list will be used as our 2nd round for those students who correctly spell all the words on the first list. Practice the second list if your child can spell all the words on the first list. This is meant to be a fun, enrichment activity to help the kids learn to spell sight words and should not be stressful or overly competitive. We will emphasize doing our best work, being proud of our personal progress, and being happy for the success of others!

Here are the words. Happy Spelling! (This list will also be in the folder this week.)

Set 1

a and at be can
dad for go had he
I in is it like
look me mom my on
see the to up yes


Set 2

are as by do from
has have his of one
or she they was we

December and January Dates

December 6th- Ugly Sweater Day

December 13th- Respect Celebration- Dress to Impress Day (Fancy Dress- more info to come)

December 20th Winter Party (2:30-3) All parents are invited to attend and help with the party. Sign up for supplies needed is coming soon.

December 20th-Kindergarten Cozy Day- Kids wear pajamas to school and do fun cozy activities. More info to come.

December 23rd First day of winter break

January 6th- Return to school after winter break

January 6th- 10th Kindergarten Spelling bee week (More info to come. For now, practice sight word list from conferences to prepare!)

January 9th PTA Meeting at 6:30

January 10th- Favorite Sports team day- wear your team gear

January 20th- No School for MLK Day

January 29th- Early dismissal at 12:50

January 31st Beulah Ralph’s birthday

11/11 Conferences Rescheduled for 11/13

Good afternoon,

In the interest of safety for our students, families, and teachers, parent teacher conferences for today (Monday, 11/11/19) are postponed.  We will make up these conferences on Wednesday, November 13th.  If you had an appointment for today, your appointment time will remain the same on Wednesday.  If that time will not work for you on Wednesday, please contact your child’s teacher to arrange an alternate conference time.

Again, there will be NO parent teacher conferences today and they will be made up on Wednesday 11/13/19.

Thank you,

Seth Woods

Heroes’ Day

Heroes’ Day is November 18th. We are celebrating veterans, grandparents and everyday heroes! The reason we combine these celebrations together is to make the day more inclusive for all families! K-2 is having an assembly from 9-9:30 and a classroom activity from 9:30-10. Families will also be able to visit the book fair. We would like all children to have a special adult visit on Heroes’ Day. It can be a grandparent, veteran, parent, family member or adult friend. All are welcome!

To prepare for Heroes’ Day, we made a Stars and Stripes quilt!

Each child made a square and we put the squares together to make a quilt.

Logan, a parent, decorated our door and it looks awesome!