Wednesday, January 16, 2019

January 14

JANUARY 14
The snow hit us with a vengeance on Saturday, making for some messy and dangerous driving over the weekend, but it looks like a great time for recess, if you have sent your child in snow pants and boots and all the rest of the winter gear. I hope they have the playground plowed and it is warm enough to go out.  I hope the kids got to get outside over the weekend at your house too!

STUFF TO RETURN: 1. Snack milk money, if you want to participate and haven’t already done so. 2. Yearbook money, if you want one and have not already done so. 3. Volunteer info for the Daddy/Daughter Dance, if you can. 4. Book It slips, if you are participating. 5. Box tops attached to the sheet, if you have them. 6. Empty report card envelopes, if you have not already done so. Please include in the transportation folder or returned Communicators.

PLEASE RETURN READING FOLDERS, TO GET THE NEW BOOKS. YOU SHOULD BE WORKING WITH YOUR CHILD ON SIGHT WORDS AS OFTEN AS YOU CAN.

MAP TESTING WENT OKAY. We had a little growth and some of us made some major jumps. We still have our work cut out for us as we work hard on this second semester!

PLAN AHEAD- We will be off school on January 21, to recognize Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The 100th day of school will be arriving about the end of the month or the beginning of February. Watch for a plastic bag to come home to commemorate the occasion and compare 100 items - coming soon. . .

HAPPY JANUARY BIRTHDAYS TO JOHN AND BRANDON!

We may try to send the monkeys out again, but you may only see one of them.

We had a BLAST OUT AT RECESS TODAY! Please come prepared for tomorrow! Those not dressed for the snow, stayed on the blacktop!

WITH THAT SNOW DAY IN NOVEMBER, OUR LAST DAY HAS EXTENDED THE YEAR ONE DAY! LET’S HOPE IT IS THE ONLY ONE!!


SKILLS TO BE WORKING ON:
Please try to get on the razkids.com website at home to practice reading- wiem1 is my code and be sure your child is choosing his/her name. Their code is kinder. It will make a huge difference in reading and writing. It also gives the kids practice in comprehension questions. We are trying to write more sentences and working hard to include spacing, ending marks, and capitals. Write about what you do at home or after you come back from somewhere - a sentence is a start. Be sure to illustrate your writings. Proper letter formation continues to be something we need to improve upon. KEEP PRACTICING SIGHT WORDS AND PHRASES. Keep reading the predictable text - razkids is also good for this.
In Math, we are comparing numbers - more/less/equal to. We will also begin working on simple addition facts with fluency. Writing numbers without reversals and mixing up the digits are skills to practice! -We want to write to 100 by the end of the year-it was only writing to 30 in December. My goal is to have EVERYONE be able to count to 100 by the 100 day of school, and we are ‘almost’ there. Amazingly, many of us can do it by 10s and 5s. A few can ‘skip count’ by 2s. WOW!!!  We are working with quantities into the teens and working to use the 10 frames to illustrate story problems. We’ll explore base 10 illustrations with manipulates. We need to remember what we learned in measurement with comparisons with length, width, capacity, and weight. 2D and 3D shape recognition and more work with graphs will be in our future in math.  MATH FACTS for addition have already been introduced, now we just need to work on our speed in solving them. We may look into fact families, as we have seen these in Success Maker problems.
Back to literacy - cvc words (consonant-vowel-consonant) words -spelling them and reading them will be our focus. We’ll start to look at long vowel words and digraphs - ch, sh, wh, th, ck. Rhyme will also be a continued focus as we read and create word families - same ending with different beginning sounds.
Behavior and personal responsibility in all situations/classrooms will need to be reviewed and encouraged. With the long break, we may be starting again at ‘ground zero,’ though I hope not. I hope we are able to get back into the routine fairly fast.
Be aware of the weather and please be sure you send your child prepared to meet the elements. As long as the temperatures are above 5 degrees, we should be outside - warm coats, hats, mittens/gloves, boots and snow pants will allow the kids on the snow piles. No boots and snow pants = running around on the blacktop. The playground is closed for the season.
Looking forward to getting back to business! Please leave toys at home.

Saturday, January 5, 2019

HAPPY NEW YEAR


DID YOU WATCH THE BEARS GAME ON SUNDAY ------ I HOPE WE'RE STILL IN THE HUNT FOR A SUPER BOWL GAME!!
BACK TO ROUTINES - WE WILL TEST ON THURSDAY AND FRIDAY!

January 7th
Happy New Year and Welcome Back!
I hope everyone had the chance to relax and take a break with family and friends. I don’t know if Illinois had snow, but snow in MN only came the day after Christmas where I was. Now, we are off and running with the work we have to get done at school. I hope you did a little work over the break to keep your mind working and sharp. We will take the Winter MAP tests on Thurs. (R)  and Friday (M). The rest of the building will be taking these tests as well, thus keeping us out of the computer labs for the whole week! Maybe you can visit some sites at home.
A huge THANK YOU to Izzy’s Dad and Kollin’s Mom and helpers who treated us to a great Christmas party!! :) We had lots of fun!! Ian won the class wreath from the door. Check out the party pictures on the blog. By having the party on the day before, it gave us the chance to send home decorations before the break-YAY!
With the new semester beginning, please be sure that lunch accounts are up to date. Lunch accounts can be paid online, and I will be given a list of those who have prepaid for snack milk. Semester snack milk money is due now, if you have not already paid for it at the beginning of the year.

The football graph is still up as I type this message on Friday, as the Bears are the only team still playing. They will play the Eagles on Sunday. If they win, they continue on, and the graph stays up! :) Sadly the Viking girls have gone home.

PLAN AHEAD- We will be off school on January 21, to recognize Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The 100th day of school will be arriving about the end of the month or the beginning of February. Watch for a plastic bag to come home to commemorate the occasion and compare 100 items - coming soon. . .

WATCH FOR REPORT CARDS LATER IN THE WEEK!

New BOOK-IT slips will be available for January and will continue through the month of MARCH. Six Flags sheets that went home last year are due back in February. Both are reading promotions that continue to be optional. You should be reading anyway and practicing those sight words!

HAPPY JANUARY BIRTHDAYS TO JOHN AND BRANDON!!

If you are interested, a yearbook form will go home in Communicators. Some pre-purchased one at the time you registered.
SKILLS TO BE WORKING ON:
Please try to get on the razkids.com website at home to practice reading- wiem1 is my code and be sure your child is choosing his/her name. Their code is kinder. It will make a huge difference in reading and writing. It also gives the kids practice in comprehension questions. We are trying to write more sentences and working hard to include spacing, ending marks, and capitals. Write about what you do at home or after you come back from somewhere - a sentence is a start. Be sure to illustrate your writings. Proper letter formation continues to be something we need to improve upon. KEEP PRACTICING SIGHT WORDS AND PHRASES. Keep reading the predictable text - razkids is also good for this.
In Math, we are comparing numbers - more/less/equal to. We will also begin working on simple addition facts with fluency. Writing numbers without reversals and mixing up the digits are skills to practice! -We want to write to 100 by the end of the year-it was only writing to 30 in December. My goal is to have EVERYONE be able to count to 100 by the 100 day of school, and we are ‘almost’ there. Amazingly, many of us can do it by 10s and 5s. A few can ‘skip count’ by 2s. WOW!!!  We are working with quantities into the teens and working to use the 10 frames to illustrate story problems. We’ll explore base 10 illustrations with manipulatives. We need to remember what we learned in measurement with comparisons with length, width, capacity, and weight. 2D and 3D shape recognition and more work with graphs will be in our future in math.  MATH FACTS for addition have already been introduced, now we just need to work on our speed in solving them. We may look into fact families, as we have seen these in Success Maker problems.
Back to literacy - cvc words (consonant-vowel-consonant) words -spelling them and reading them will be our focus. We’ll start to look at long vowel words and digraphs - ch, sh, wh, th, ck. Rhyme will also be a continued focus as we read and create word families - same ending with different beginning sounds.
Behavior and personal responsibility in all situations/classrooms will need to be reviewed and encouraged. With the long break, we may be starting again at ‘ground zero,’ though I hope not. I hope we are able to get back into the routine fairly fast.
Be aware of the weather and please be sure you send your child prepared to meet the elements. As long as the temperatures are above 5 degrees, we should be outside - warm coats, hats, mittens/gloves, boots and snow pants will allow the kids on the snow piles. No boots and snow pants = running around on the blacktop. The playground is closed for the season.

Looking forward to getting back to business! Please leave toys at home.

Friday, December 21, 2018

Merry Christmas 2018 in Wiemer K




*****MERRY CHRISTMAS 2018 FROM MISS W'S K CLASS*****



-Eating our Sugar Cookies-



-Santa's Shop in the little gym in early December -
-Lots of stuff to choose from-




-Christmas trees made from strips of green-


When taking group shots - you have to shoot more than a few. We were short one kid on this day and did not know if she would be back on the next!




YAY, She came back! It's so hard to get everyone to look at the camera!




Hot chocolate with our buddies and Mrs. Brockway and a story!










Santa puppets look pretty good



PARTY TIME
THANKS TO IZZY'S DAD AND KOLLIN'S MOM AND HELPERS:

WE MADE SLIME AND HAD A BLAST DOING IT! WE HAD LOTS OF FUN AND LOTS OF GOOD EATS!




























COOKIES AND CANDY CANES



BOOKS FOR THE KIDS





THE WINNER OF THE CLASS WREATH .......IAN!!



AS I WE SAY GOOD BYE TO 2018 - TRY TO GET TO ROCKFORD TO LOOK AT THE HOLIDAY LIGHTS NEAR SINNISSIPPI.