Monday, February 24, 2020

Feb. 24

I read the note that went home and as I type this, I wonder if the snow storm that is expected will really happen.



Mr. Faller came and read to us last week!! We love it when he visits!!!



February 24
Short news brief this time………
Valentine pictures are now on the blog.
We’re sitting pretty with no missed school days at this point! I hope I am not speaking too soon! We’ve had some very cold days, that have kept us inside, but not away from school! Be sure you listen for any chances of cancellations. Also, keep sending your child dressed to meet the cold temperatures, even though spring is just around the corner. 
       DATES TO REMEMBER or LOOKOUT FOR:
Feb. 29 -Haven’t seen one of these in 4 years - an extra day for???????
March 6 - Early Dismissal at 1:35- Lunch will be served
March 14 Fun Fair  11:00-3:00 at the H.S.  Volunteers and donations are still needed - 
    Contact Mrs. Rawhoof. They are collecting for the raffle baskets now.

PLEASE BE SURE YOU ARE RETURNING YOUR HOMEWORK FOLDERS AND COMMUNICATORS.

If you wish to purchase a yearbook for your child, forms went home in the Thursday Communicator. Some parents pre-ordered when they registered their child for school.            Yes you did No you did not

SKILL WORK

This continues the same - add noun and verb identification
Skills to continue working on:  THIS IS A REPEAT!! NEEDS TO BE FLUENT!!
*ADDITION/SUBTRACTIONS FACTS THROUGH 5     *NUMBER ID THROUGH 30 
*WRITING NUMBERS THROUGH 75 *RECOG. QUANTITIES THRU 20
*BLENDING CVC WORDS            *DECODING CVC WORDS
*SIGHT WORD LISTS 1, 2, 3 AND BEYOND *READING LEVEL C TEXTS
*WRITING / COMPOSING SENTENCES WITH CAPITALS, SPACING, ENDING MARKS
*Rhyme -recognizing it/making it * Digraphs - ck,th, ch, sh,wh  - soon consonant blends.
*Practice words to the “Star Spangled Banner” -  a few MORE have made it into the “CLUB!” There are still a few that have to be added! ASK YOUR CHILD IF THEY HAVE!!
     
BE SURE THAT READING POUCHES ARE BEING RETURNED each day FROM SOME OF THE READING GROUPS.



He also showed us a picture of an albino deer that he saw in a field around here. We checked out some other albino animals on the internet!! Ask us what color albino animals are........





First time for everything! The pizza kind of tasted pretty good! Maybe I'll try hot lunch again sometime!


We need to do something about our messy habits!!!!



This stairwell tree is made of heart healthy things. 


She's a 'SMARTY' - because after practicing so much - she made it to 100!


3-cornered hats



100 watt smiles! Take care of your teeth - you only get one second set!!



The tooth brushes were made with the scraps from our hats.

             



Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Feb. 14 Valentine's day



Valentine Cuties......... :)

Culver's Scoopie Night is Wed. in Winnebago from 5:00 - 7:00!

Free Movie Night at the H.S. is at 7:30 on Friday! The show is Abominable - *concessions available



Feb. 17
Hope you’ve enjoyed your extra day off. I am also hoping to see everyone back after all of the illness that has been going around. Let’s see if we have put an end to the germs that we had last week!! It really wiped our class out for a couple of days!:( We couldn’t do much, with so many of us gone-so not much new homework!!) We had  6 or 7 out for two days in a row. Remember:-If your child is sick or running a fever, please keep him/her home. A lot of grownups around the building were also out sick!!! The Arctic temperatures and the missing adults kept us inside for recess! That blast of snow on Monday kept us busy shoveling in Durand. I am not sure how much snow Pec. got,but Rockford got less, I think. Did you send your child with snow gear on Tues.? They are sure to have fun at recess!!
Thanks to our parents that helped and sent items for our Class Valentine’s Day party! Even with the small turn-out, we had a lot of fun! Were you able to attend the Daddy/Daughter Dance??
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Feb. 20 Spring Pics - no advance designation -  a proof of the image/photo comes later
Feb. 29 -Haven’t seen one of these in 4 years - an extra day for???????
March 14 Fun Fair  11:00-3:00 at the H.S.  Volunteers and donations are still needed - 
    Contact Mrs. Rawhoof. They are collecting for the raffle baskets now.

Skills to continue working on:THIS IS A REPEAT!!   
*ADDITION/SUBTRACTIONS FACTS THROUGH 5     *NUMBER ID THROUGH 30 
*WRITING NUMBERS THROUGH 75 *RECOG. QUANTITIES THRU 20
*BLENDING CVC WORDS           *DECODING CVC WORDS
*SIGHT WORD LISTS 1, 2, 3 AND BEYOND *READING LEVEL C TEXTS
*WRITING / COMPOSING SENTENCES WITH CAPITALS, SPACING, ENDING MARKS
*Rhyme -recognizing it/making it * Digraphs - ck,th, ch, sh,wh  - soon consonant blends.
*Practice words to the “Star Spangled Banner” -  a few MORE have made it into the “CLUB!” There are still a few that have to be added!
     BE SURE THAT READING POUCHES ARE BEING RETURNED each day FROM SOME OF THE READING GROUPS.

The monkeys are taking a break from their weekend visits, until we can get this sickness under control! Watch for them again soon.

*Thanks for the added Pantry donations-your caring makes a difference!! :)




Dressed and ready for some action!!


It's a relay - moving candy.....



             

Ready for some treats!!











Look what's inside!!!! The missing kids got to play the game on Tuesday!!



And now the boys!!! We didn't have many on Feb. 14th!


SMILE BOYS!!


We enjoyed a story too!










Move the card for a better picture. Thanks to Eva's parents.....


And another mom to thank!


WE HAD A WONDERFUL PARTY!! THANKS TO ALL THAT MADE DONATIONS OF GAMES AND TREATS! WE HAD A LOT OF FUN!!!!


Monday, February 10, 2020

February 10 - just a couple of pics





February 10
What an adventure the class had when going by bus to see “Peter Pan.”  It was exciting to see a live performance. Thanks for getting those permission slips back. (I am sorry I missed it, but did not feel well.) The kids also had a lot of fun with the Heart Healthy Activities in the afternoon when we came back! Nice job on Friday night with the mini-pom, girls. You really put on a cute show!!
The snow we had on Sunday will surely make a great addition to the snow hills at recess!!  I hope you are sending your child with all his/her snowgear to be ready for a FUN RECESS!!
We enjoyed looking at all of the 100 things that you sent in! There was quite a variety.  Thanks for participating!!
Valentine lists went home in the Communicator. Be sure to have one for each child. The Valentine bags are set up, so deliveries can be made anytime now. Remember that Feb. 14th is an early dismissal day. We will dismiss at 11:05 and no lunch will be served.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
  • Daddy-Daughter Dance on February 15th  at the H.S. from  ___________
-the opportunity to purchase a keepsake photo will be available-
  • President’s Day is February 17th. We will be off of school!!!
  • Spring pictures are on February 20th, more details coming home soon. No preorders offered and proofs will be sent later
  • Fun Fair on March 14th from 11:00-3:00 at the H.S.  Volunteers are still needed and welcomed.  Contact Mrs. Rawhoof.


HOMEWORK INCLUDES: A sight word writing page, math subtraction, and a literacy 2 sided page. Be sure both sides of the math and literacy pages are completed. Find finished work on the left and remove from  the homework folder.
Spread the HOMEWORK out throughout the week. Keep reading together and work on sight words too, as that will help to read the texts we are reading!!
*New pictures soon to be on the blog. I was not there to get any from Friday’s activities.:(


Skills to continue working on:
*ADDITION FACTS THROUGH 5 *NUMBER ID THROUGH 30 
*WRITING NUMBERS THROUGH 75 *RECOG. QUANTITIES THRU 20
*BLENDING CVC WORDS           *DECODING CVC WORDS
*SIGHT WORD LISTS 1, 2, 3 AND BEYOND *READING LEVEL C TEXTS
*WRITING / COMPOSING SENTENCES WITH CAPITALS, SPACING, ENDING MARKS
*Rhyme -recognizing it/making it * Digraphs - ck,th, ch, sh,wh  - soon consonant blends.
*Practice words to the “Star Spangled Banner” -  a few have made it to the “CLUB!”


BE SURE TO RETURN COMMUNICATORS AND HOMEWORK FOLDERS.


Saturday, February 1, 2020

Winter recess - eatable snowmen and Libra the hedgehog.....newsletter at end


Always the same "camera hogs" get in the picture - photo bomber in the back- nice small ya'll. 

                
                                     





Snug as a bear in a burrow??? Looks like a perfect fit!



                                          




Who are these people - must be the other class.











Looks radioactive!







Mr. C made one too. Miss Wiemer, made a demo-but gave it away!



Match the smiles or not.


Libra the hedgehog and Miss Beth.


                                                                        






February 3
We overwhelmingly chose the Chiefs to win the Super Bowl. We’ll see if the votes of a small Illinois K class will have any effect! The 50 year drought has been a long one.  We had a closer ‘mixed guess’ on the groundhog seeing his shadow. With all the cloudy days that we have had, he just might see the sun! Thanks for sending all the snow gear. It has given us some fun times during recesses.
                              No February birthdays in our class this year!

DATES THAT ARE COMING UP

Feb. 3  It’s the 100th day of school! - Did you send in your 100 items? It’s not too late! 
Try to send them this week!
Feb. 5  Check out the 2nd Grade Concert at the H.S. at 6:30
Feb. 7  ‘Peter Pan’ play field trip in the a.m. We’ll do Heart Healthy activities in the p.m.
Feb. 14  Early out at 11:05 - no lunch will be served that day
Feb. 15  Daddy Daughter Dance from 6-8 at the H.S. DJ and -w/treats and snacks
Feb. 17  Presidents’ Day No school 
Feb. 20 Spring Pictures - no advance designation -  a proof will come later
Feb. 29 -Haven’t seen one of these in 4 years - an extra day for???????
March 14 Fun Fair  11:00-3:00 at the H.S.  Volunteers and donations are still needed - 
    Contact Mrs. Rawhoof
We had a fun visit on Thurs. with Miss Beth from Critter Camp and her little hedgehog, Libra. Did you know that Groundhog’s Day used to be called hedgehog day, and started in Europe. 
We have started new groups for reading and mixed up the classes to help the kids with their skills. We continue to work on all the previous skills in our classrooms as well.
Skills to be working on:
*ADDITION FACTS THROUGH 5 *NUMBER ID THROUGH 30 
*WRITING NUMBERS THROUGH 75 *RECOG. QUANTITIES THRU 20
*BLENDING CVC WORDS           *DECODING CVC WORDS
*SIGHT WORD LISTS 1, 2, 3 AND BEYOND *READING LEVEL C TEXTS
*WRITING AND COMPOSING SENTENCES WITH CAPITALS, SPACING, ENDING MARKS
*Rhyme -recognizing it/making it * Digraphs - ck,th, ch, sh,wh  - soon consonant blends

It’s been nice seeing more daylight these days, especially when the sun shows itself!!!

*I will be gone on Tuesday and Wednesday to help with Kindergarten screening.