2021-2022 School Year!

Welcome to Kindergarten! – Kindergarten – Meridian School

Hello families, 

I am full of joy knowing I get to grow with your littles this year. As a class we will push ourselves beyond our limits and exceed in our learning! In our classroom we are all bonded and will create a memorable learning experience for all students.

A little about me... I graduated from the University of Houston with a Bachelor's in Ec-6 education. I am a first generation college-graduate and have made my parents and myself proud! Some of my hobbies include soccer and volleyball.  Some other interests are: swimming, trying new restaurants, Harry Potter, Naruto, and traveling. I am also lucky enough to be living my best life with my fiance, Dennis, and our dog, Walle.

                      My fiance and I                  Walle         

This year will be amazing and I am so excited to have your kids in my classroom!

Best regards,                                                                                                                                                        Ms. Rico

 
 

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May 2 - 6

GE Expectation: Click Here


Reader´s Workshop:

I can reread my facts on my graphic organizer and add more facts. 

 

HFW:

I can identify, read, and write the sight word: saw

Video: CLICK HERE

 

Writer's Workshop:

I can use my graphic organizer to help me create a book about the animal I researched. 


 

Handwriting:

I can practice writing my letters using the correct pencil strokes..

Videos: Click Here


Math:

I can identify attributes of 2D and 3D shapes. 


 

Social Studies: 

I can observe changes of a simple life cycle. 

 

 

Ideas To Work On At Home:

  • Please be reading every night with your child. 

Important Reminders: 

Prairie Pulse: CLICK HERE

 

ALL library books are DUE back this week! 

April 11 - 14

GE Expectation: 

Initiative


Reader´s Workshop:

I can identify rhythm and rhyme in poetry while creating a visualization in my mind. 

 

HFW:

I can identify, read, and write the sight words: have & all

 

 

Writer's Workshop:

I can write a personal narrative with a beginning, middle, and end.

What is a personal narrative video: Click Here

 

Handwriting:

I can practice writing my letters using the correct pencil strokes..

Videos: Click Here


Math:

I can model the action of joining and separating to represent addition and subtraction. 


 

Science:

I can identify the parts of plants. 

 

Important Reminders: 

Prairie Pulse: Click Here

4/14 - SAVE THE DATE - Paint the Prairie; Color Run and Field Day!

Paint the Prairie Events:

  • 9-9:40 4th grade
  • 9:40-10:20 3rd grade
  • 10:20-11 2nd grade
  • 1-1:40 Kinder
  • 1:40-2:20 Prek
  • 2:20-3 1st grade

Field Day Events:

 

  • 9:00am- 11:00am: Pre-K Kinder, 1st Grade
  • 1:00pm-3:00pm: 2nd, 3rd, 4th Grades

April 4 - 8

GE Expectation: 

Propriety

For Families: Click Here


Reader´s Workshop:

I can make my own visualization in a poem. 

I can find rhythm and rhyme within a poem.

 

HFW:

I can identify, read, and write the sight word: come & from

Come Video: Click Here

From Video: Click Here

Book will be located in their Ï Can Read" binder

 

Writer's Workshop:

I can write a personal narrative with a beginning, middle, and end.

What is a personal narrative video: Click Here

 

Handwriting:

I can practice writing my letters using the correct pencil strokes..

Videos: Click Here

Videos: Click Here


Math:

I can generate a number one more and one less from 0 to 20. 

Video: Click Here

 

Social Studies:

 I can identify examples of technology at home and school

Video: click here

 

Ideas To Work On At Home:

  • Review identifying and sounds (when you practice everyday, you’ll remember everyday!)
  • Review sounding out words (i.e. shut, cat, slip, crab)
  • Review sight words - our readers are now getting into books with MORE sight words, please be sure to practice all words regularly at home as we continue to practice at school too. 
  • Review reading numbers 0 to 20, writing numbers 0-20 and representing numbers 0-20. 
  • Practice identifying one more than and one less than numbers 0-20. 
  • Continue to practice counting to 100 by ones - the more your practice, the more you’ll retain! 

Important Reminders: 

4/14 - SAVE THE DATE - Paint the Prairie; Color Run!!!

4/15 Good Friday - Staff and Student Holiday

March 28 - April 1

GE Expectation: 

Curiosity 

For Families: Click Here


Reader´s Workshop:

I can make my own visualization in a poem. 

I can find rhythm and rhyme within a poem.

 

HFW:

I can identify, read, and write the sight word: do

Video: Click Here

Book will be located in their Ï Can Read" binder

 

Writer's Workshop:

I can write a personal narrative with a beginning, middle, and end.

What is a personal narrative video: Click Here

 

Handwriting:

I can practice writing my letters using the correct pencil strokes..

Videos: Click Here

Videos: Click Here


Math:

I can compare numbers 0-20. 

 

Science:

I can observe and classify animals.

Video: Click Here

 

Ideas To Work On At Home:

  • Review identifying and sounds for this weeks letters
  • Review how to write the letters this week by ALWAYS starting at the top
  • Review sight words and go on a word hunt around the house or at the store to help your child learn them
  • Practice making a book at home with the parts of a book. 
  • Review reading numbers 0 to 20, writing numbers 0-20, and representing numbers 0-20. 

Important Reminders: 

3/31 This THURSDAY is our Field Trip to the Oil Ranch! Please review the email sent for reminders about our fun learning day!

Week of March 7

UPDATED Prairie Pulse Link: Click Here

 

3/11:  Spirit Night; Sonic (Kicking off Spring Break!) //Deadline for GT testing nominations by 3:00 pm​

 
3/11:

Field Day- (bring sack lunch / see guidelines and more information below)

  • 9:00-10:30am Prek, Kinder, 1st grade
  • 1:30-3:00 2nd, 3rd, 4th
 

3/14-3/18 Spring Break

 

3/21 - NEW TISD student enrollment opens for 2022-23 school year

 

3/25 - Yearbook pre-sale ends (flyer in prairie pulse)

 

4/4- ONLINE PreK Registration opens

 

4/14 - SAVE THE DATE - Paint the Prairie; Color Run!!! (flyer in prairie pulse)​

Feb 28 - Mar 18

GE Expectation: Integrity

Book about Integrity: Click Here

Video: Click Here


Reader´s Workshop:

I can make text-to-self connections. 

What is a Text to Self connection Video: Click Here

 

HFW:

I can identify, read, and write the sight words UP.

Video: Click Here

Book: They Go Up!

 

Writer's Workshop:

I can write a personal narrative with a beginning, middle, and end.

What is a personal narrative video: Click Here

 

Handwriting:

I can practice writing my letters using the correct pencil strokes..

Videos: Click Here

 

Math:

I can use data to create a graph and draw conclusions.

Sid the Science Kid Graphing: Click Here

Using data to create a graph Video: Click Here


 

Social Studies: 

I can ID Texas on a map and Texas Symbols.

Video: Click Here

 

 

Ideas To Work On At Home:

  • Review identifying and sounds for this weeks letters
  • Review how to write the letters this week by ALWAYS starting at the top
  • Review sight words and go on a word hunt around the house or at the store to help your child learn them
  • Practice making a book at home with the parts of a book. 
  • Practice graphing real objects at home and talking about:
  • Which has more?
  • Which has less?
  • How many more?
  • How many less?
  • Talk about Texas Symbols

Important Reminders: 

Prairie Pulse: Click Here 

Feb. 28th - March 4th - Book Fair

 

March 3rd - "Best in Show, Come See What We Know!" 

  • Family Education Night
  •  Family Book Fair Night (Information in Prairie Pulse)
  • Names / Times - A-M 5:45-6:30 or N-Z 6:45 7:30

 

March 4th Tomball Reads (Sign up below to be a guest reader in the Prairie Pulse)

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March 11th - 

  • Field Day
  • 9:00-10:30am Prek, Kinder, 1st grade
  • 1:30-3:00 2nd, 3rd, 4th

 

March 14th - March 18th - Spring Break

Feb 24 - March 18

Important Reminders: 

Prairie Pulse: Click Here 

Feb. 24th- Kindergarten Music Program- Go Texan! - Evening Performance at 6:30 (students meet in the gym at 6:00 pm dressed and ready)

 

Feb. 25th - Go Texan Day - Dress in your Western Best

 

Feb. 28th - March 4th - Book Fair

 

March 3rd - "Best in Show, Come See What We Know!" 

  • Family Education Night

  •  Family Book Fair Night (Information in Prairie Pulse)

  • Names / Times - A-M 5:45-6:30 or N-Z 6:45 7:30

 

March 4th Tomball Reads (Sign up below to be a guest reader in the Prairie Pulse)

 

March 11th - 

  • Field Day

  • 9:00-10:30am Prek, Kinder, 1st grade

  • 1:30-3:00 2nd, 3rd, 4th

 

March 14th - March 18th - Spring Break

Jan 24-28

 

GE Expectation:

I can learn to forgive others. 

Life Principle: Forgiveness.

Lesson Video: Click Here


Reader´s Workshop:

I can identify the main idea of the biography about Louis Pasteur. 

Louis Pasteur Video: Click Here


I can identify the important facts/steps in a nonfiction procedural text. 

How to Make Chocolate Milk Video: Click Here 

 

HFW:

I can identify, read, and write the sight words

New: on vs. no

On Video: Click Here 

Review:  All first and second nine weeks sight words (the first 24 sight words)

Book: Their “HIS” book will be located in their “I Can Read” white binder on Friday.

 

Letters & Sounds: 

I can identify all uppercase letters and all lowercase letters. 

Uppercase Letters Video: Click Here

Lowercase Letters Video: Click Here

 

I can produce all sounds for the letters of the alphabet. 

Letter Sounds Video: Click Here


 

Writer's Workshop:

I can write a procedural text by writing about all the steps in the correct order from beginning to end. 

Sequential Order Video: Click Here  

 


Math:

I can compare teen numbers.

Questions to ask:

  1. Which number is more? How do you know?
  2. What number is less? How do you know?
  3. Can you show me WHY ___ is more than ___?
  4. Can you show me WHY ___ is less than ___?

 

Review Reading, Writing, and Representing Numbers 0 to 20. 

Video: Click Here

Video: Click Here

 

Social Studies: 

I can identify US symbols. 

US symbols Video: Click Here 

 

 

Ideas To Work On At Home:

  • Review identifying ALL uppercase and lowercase letters and sounds! 
  • Review how to write the letters this week by ALWAYS starting at the top
  • Review sight words and go on a word hunt around the house or at the store to help your child learn them
  • Practice making a book at home about HOW To make or do something. 
  • Practice reading, writing, and representing ALL numbers 0-20.
  • Practice comparing numbers 0 to 20. 

Important Reminders: 

  • Watch Dog sign ups will be open to sign up starting 1/18 (can be found in Prairie Pulse)
  • Attendance Counts! Please help us teach the importance of being at school to your child through daily talks.
  • Prairie Parent Partners: Sign Ups (can be found in Prairie Pulse)

Week of Dec 6 - 10

GE Expectation:

I can explain what patience means to me. 

Patience: Click Here


Reader´s Workshop:

I can recognize that an author uses my emotions to persuade me.

 

HFW:

I can identify, read, and write the sight words

New HFW:   are

Video: Click Here

Book:  We Are

 

Letters & Sounds: 

Lowercase letter w, v, x

Video: Click Here


 

Writer's Workshop:

I CAN write a persuasive book to persuade someone to buy me a special gift for the holidays or my birthday.

 

Handwriting:

I can practice writing the letters: w, v, x

Lowercase letter w: Click Here

Lowercase letter v: Click Here

Lowercase letter x: Click Here


Math:

I can identify the front and the back of a coin, nickel, dime, quarter

Video: Click Here

 

Social Studies: 

I can tell the difference between needs and wants. 

Video: Click Here

 

Ideas To Work On At Home:

  • Review identifying and sounds for this weeks letters
  • Review how to write the letters this week by ALWAYS starting at the top
  • Review sight words and go on a word hunt around the house or at the store to help your child learn them
  • Practice making a book at home with the parts of a book. 
  • Using the same wording from the numbers video, please be finding ways to practice writing numbers at home in playdough, rice, shaving cream, water filled bags, hair gel filled bags, pencil, crayons, markers, torn strips of paper, and more. 

Important Reminders:

  • Winter Wonderland - Dec. 16
  • Holiday Parties/Early Release Day - Dec. 17
  • Decker´s 12 Days of Christmas

Week of Nov 29 - Dec 3

GE Expectation: 

I can have fortitude when hard times arise. 

Book: The Bravest Fish

Video about Courage and Bravery: Click Here


Reader´s Workshop:

 I  can share and identify persuasive text as books, commercials, and ads.  

Video: Click Here

 

HFW:

I can identify, read, and write the sight word: an 

Video: Click Here

Video: Click Here

 

Letters & Sounds: 

 

I can identify the letter and sound for: y,j,u

 

Lowercase y: click here

Lowercase j: click here 

Lowercase u: click here


 

Writer's Workshop:

I can use adjectives to describe my own Gingerbread Man/Girl. 

What are adjectives? Click Here

 

Handwriting:

I can practice writing the lowercase letters y,j,u using the correct strokes.

Letter y: Click Here

Letter j: Click Here

Letter u: Click Here


Math:

I can identify penny, nickel, dime, and quarter.

Video: Click Here


Science:

I can sort rocks by different characteristics.

Book: If You Find a Rock

 

Ideas To Work On At Home:

  • Review identifying and sounds for all letters
  • Review how to write the letters this week by ALWAYS starting at the top
  • Review sight words and go on a word hunt around the house or at the store to help your child learn them
  • Practice making a book at home with the parts of a book. 
  • Using the same wording from the letter video, please be finding ways to practice writing letters at home in playdough, rice, shaving cream, water filled bags, hair gel filled bags, pencil, crayons, markers, torn strips of paper, and more. 
  • Joining and Separating using any items around your house (pasta, crayons, legos, playdough, toothbrushes, stuffed animals, rocks, bouncing balls, marbles, playing cards, and anything else you can think of.)
  • Use coins to practice naming and identifying: penny, nickel, dime, quarter.
  • Discussing the purpose of persuasive texts. 

Week of Nov 8-12

GE Expectation:

 I can use courage in my learning! 

Courage is the strength to act even when afraid or uncertain “Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen. ” --- Author Unknown

Book: Sheila Rae the Brave!


Reader´s Workshop:

The student will discuss characteristics of a FolkTale.

This video explains the difference between fairy tales and folktales (FOR PARENTS) in case you want to work on them at home, too!

Video: Click Here


 

HFW:

I can identify, read, and write the sight word it 

Refine:  it

Review:  

I

like

to

see

a

the

is

and

at

we

look

you

my

for

here

of

it

said

no

 

 

Book: What Is It?

 

Letters & Sounds: 

I can identify the letters and their sounds for k, c, & m. 

k- click here

c- click here

m- click here


 

Writer's Workshop:

The following skills are being taught in the classroom this week, however, each student is on a different skill depending on where they are in their own writing process. When working at home on writing, these can give you some ideas on what to focus on. 

I CAN reach my goals by writing my own ideas and writing the whole time. 

I CAN help motivate a writing partner to sketch across pages. 

I CAN use my resources to write sentences across my pages. 

I CAN add punctuation marks to my sentences. 

I CAN turn my sketches into detailed illustrations. 


 

Handwriting:

I can practice writing the letters and identify the sounds for k, c, & m. 

k- click here

c- click here

m- click here


Math:

I can model the action of joining and seperating within numbers 0 to 10 while using a KPSC chart.

Chart: Click Here

 

Social Studies: 

 I can name family customs and traditions.


Customs-ways of doing things within a group/society which become a habit and are adopted as tradition.

Examples of family customs: taking a first day of school pic, choosing a favorite food/place to eat your birthday meal.


Traditions-transmitting knowledge through generations without written instruction.

Family traditions: activities or actions that have been done in a family for generations. 

Examples of family traditions: making tamales, going to the lake every year on the 4th of July

 

 

Ideas To Work On At Home:

  • Review identifying and sounds for all letters
  • Review how to write the letters this week by ALWAYS starting at the top
  • Review sight words and go on a word hunt around the house or at the store to help your child learn them
  • Practice making a book at home with the parts of a book. 
  • Using the same wording from the letter video, please be finding ways to practice writing letters at home in playdough, rice, shaving cream, water filled bags, hair gel filled bags, pencil, crayons, markers, torn strips of paper, and more. 
  • Joining and Separating using any items around your house (pasta, crayons, legos, playdough, toothbrushes, stuffed animals, rocks, bouncing balls, marbles, playing cards, and anything else you can think of.)
  • Discussing the difference between fairytales and folktales

Important Reminders: 

  • Book Fair
  • Donuts with Grownups 
  • 7:45 - 7:15 BOTH DAYS
  • Tuesday (11/9) - Student Last Names A-M
  • Thursday (11/11) - Student Last Names N-Z
  • Family Game Night
  • Food Drive
  • Nov. 8-19
  • Non-perishable food items
  • Watch D.O.G.S
  • SPIRIT NIGHT - Chick Fil A - Monday
  • SPIRIT NIGHT - Lindo - Wednesday

Week of Nov 1-5

GE Expectation:

I can give service to help others.

Video: Here's a song

Video:  “Happiness is Helping Others” 


Reader´s Workshop:

The student will discuss the difference between folktales, fables, fairy tales, and nursery rhymes. 

Read Alouds: Jack and the Beanstalk, Cinderella, Rapunzel, Princess and the Pea

 

HFW:

I can identify, read, and write the sight words: said, no

 

Review:  

I

like

to

see

a

the

is

and

at

we

look

you

my

for

here

of

can

go

in

 

 

Book Title: He Said No

 

Letters & Sounds: 

I can identify the lowercase letters and sound: h, g, and o.

h: click here

g: click here

o: click here


 

Writer's Workshop:

I can write sentences using a capital letter at the beginning of the sentence, using finger spaces between words, and placing punctuation at the end of the sentence. 

I can add illustrations to my writing that matches the sentences on each page. 

 

Handwriting:

I can practice writing the letters: h, g, o

Letter h: Click here

Letter g: Click here

Letter o: Click here


Math:

I can compare sets of objects to 10 using the vocabulary words: more, less, and equal. 

 

Social Studies: 

I can explore and demonstrate types of movement. 

I can observe and describe relative locations of objects. 

 

Ideas To Work On At Home:

  • Review identifying and sounds for this weeks letters
  • Review how to write the letters this week by ALWAYS starting at the top
  • Review sight words and go on a word hunt around the house or at the store to help your child learn them
  • Practice writing sight words using pencil, crayon, markers, shaving cream, sand, glue, and any other materials that you can find around the house. 
  • Practice making a book at home with the parts of a book. 
  • Using the same wording from the numbers video, please be finding ways to practice writing numbers at home in playdough, rice, shaving cream, water filled bags, hair gel filled bags, pencil, crayons, markers, torn strips of paper, and more. 

Important Reminders: 

  • November 2, Election day: No school
  • Folktale Funday Parade - Monday Nov. 1st
  • November Lunch Calendar Rotation- Check Prairie Pulse for November Schedule
  • Family Engagement Night - November 11th
  • Donuts with Grown-ups - Check Prairie Pulse for your alphabetic date
  • Bookfair Running - November 8th-12th

Week of Oct 25-29

GE Expectation:

I can use self-discipline and make good choices.

A good fable that teaches not to be greedy (to have self-discipline) is The Dog and the Bone.


Reader´s Workshop:

I can act out a drama using cast members, setting, and retelling the beginning, the middle, and the end. 

Drama: The Three Billy Goats Gruff

Cast Members: Narrators, Little Goat, Middle Goat, Big Goat, and the Troll

Setting: Bridge over the River. 

Beginning: The goats were hungry and they needed to go over the bridge to look for food. 

Middle: Little goat and Middle Goat took their turn to try and go over the bridge but the troll said to get off his bridge and the goats did. 

End: The Big Goat went up on the bridge, the troll told him to get off, the Big Goat said no and pushed the troll in the water and they all went over the bridge. 

 

HFW:

I can identify, read, and write the sight words: can, go, and in.

Review:  

 

I

like

to

see

a

the

is

and

at

we

look

you

my

for

here

of

       

 

Book Title:  Go In

 

Letters & Sounds: 

I can identify the lowercase letters and sound: l, d, and f.

l : click here

d : click here

f : click here

 

Writer's Workshop:

I can practice using an uppercase letter at the beginning of every sentence.

I can practice using finger spaces between my words in my sentences.

I can practice using punctuation at the end of my sentences. 

 

Handwriting:

I can practice writing the letters: l, d, and f

l : click here

d : click here

f : click here

 

Math:

I can read/write/represent numbers 6 to 10.

I can compose and decompose numbers 6 to 10.

Compose means to make the set of numbers. 

Decompose means to break the number apart and showing how to make the original number using two sets of numbers. For example, the number 6 is decomposed to 3 and 3 is 6, 4 and 2 is 6, 5 and 1 is 6. 

7:  6 and 1 is 7, 5 and 2 is 7, 4 and 3 is 7, 3 and 4 is 7, 2 and 5 is 7, 1 and 6 is 7

8: 7 and 1 is 8, 6 and 2, is 8, 5 and 3 is 8, 4 and 4 is 8, 3 and 5 is 8, 2 and 6 is 8, 1 and 7 is 8

9: 8 and 1 is 9, 7 and 2 is 9, 6 and 3 is 9, 5 and 4 is 9, 4 and 5 is 9, 3 and 6 is 9, 2 and 7 is 9, 1 and 8 is 9

10: 9 and 1 is 10, 8 and 2 is 10, 7 and 3 is 10, 6 and 4 is 10, 5 and 5 is 10, 4 and 6 is 10, 3 and 7 is 10, 2 and 8 is 10, 1 and 9 is 10

 

Social Studies: 

I can understand the importance of voting for group decision making. 

VIdeo: click here

Election Process: click here

 

Ideas To Work On At Home:

  • Review identifying and sounds for this weeks letters
  • Review how to write the letters this week by ALWAYS starting at the top
  • Review sight words and go on a word hunt around the house or at the store to help your child learn them
  • Practice making a book at home with the parts of a book. 
  • Using the same wording from the numbers video, please be finding ways to practice writing numbers at home in playdough, rice, shaving cream, water filled bags, hair gel filled bags, pencil, crayons, markers, torn strips of paper, and more. 
  • Reading - Practice reading take home readers with your child every night and ask questions such as:
  • Who are the characters in your story?
  • How do your characters feel? How do you know?
  • What is the setting in your story? How do you know? Tell me more about the setting. 
  • What happened at the beginning of your story? How do you know?
  • What happens in the middle of your story? How do you know?
  • What happens at the end of your story? How do you know?
  • What is the problem in your story? How do you know?
  • What was the resolution in your story? How do you know?

Important Reminders: 

  • November 2, Election day: No school
  • Early Voting is Going on Now - Nov 2 Election Day
  • Pictures retakes
  • Last week of Fundraiser (No Cash Please - See details)
  • New Holiday Spirit wear from PTO
  • Folktale Funday Parade
  • November Lunch Calendar
  • Family Engagement Night
  • Donuts with Grown-ups
  • Bookfair

Week of Oct 12-15

GE Expectation:

What is empathy? When we put ourselves in another person’s shoes, we are often more sensitive to what that person is experiencing and are less likely to tease or bully them.


Reader´s Workshop:

I can identify and discuss the main characters in a drama.

What is a drama?

Who are the characters in the drama?

Who is the main character? How are the main character and the other characters different?

How can we describe the main character? (Answers we are looking for are intrinsic character traits.)

 

HFW:

I can identify, read, and write the sight words

Sight Word this week : for

Review:  I, like, to, see, a, the, is, and, at, we, look, my, & you

Book: Will be in their “I Can Read” binder.

Sight Word Review: Click Here & Click Here

 

Letters & Sounds: 

Lowercase Letter i

Lowercase Letter t

Lowercase Letter p


-it Word Family Words

It, tip, pit

Video Link: Click Here

 

Writer's Workshop:

I can sketch my story across pages and use that sketch to help me write my book.  

 

Handwriting:

I can practice writing the letters i, t, p correctly while using proper posture and pencil grip. 

I can write letters by starting at the top. 

Starting Letters at the Top Video: Click Here


Math:

I can read, write, and represent numbers 6-10.

Video: Click Here

Handwriting for the numbers: Click Here

 

 

Science:

I can identify and discuss heat energy, light energy, and sound energy. 

Heat Energy: Click Here

Light Energy: Click Here

Sound Energy: Click Here

 

 

Ideas To Work On At Home:

  • Review letters and sounds learned and look at the lowercase letters for this week
  • Review how to write the letters this week by ALWAYS starting at the top
  • Review sight words and go on a word hunt around the house or at the store to help your child learn them
  • Practice making a book at home by sketching their story across pages. 
  • Find and locate different types of energy around the house 
  • Practice reading your library books at home and locating and reading all the sight word

Important Reminders: 

  • PTO´s Fall Fundraiser kicked off October 1st! We are excited to raise funds to improve our atrium, science lab and outdoor track. Please see the Fundraiser Flyer Calendar that went home last week for all the details. Check out the flyer for details on PRIZES! You can also find more information on the PTO Facebook Page. 

Week of Oct 4-8

GE Expectation:

Expectation #8 There's a song!

"We will practice virtuous living, using life principles."

Discuss with students what this means: 

We will practice - try every day, again and again

virtuous living - good choices 

using the life principles - what we believe in: responsibility, honesty, courage, wisdom, empathy…

Reader´s Workshop:

I can retell a story using character, setting, problem, resolution, and main events in the story. 

HFW:

I can identify, read, and write the sight words

Refine:  I, like, & and

Review:  I, like, to, see, a, the, is, and, at, we, look, my, & you

Book: You Can Go! Will be in their “I Can Read” binder.

Letters & Sounds: 

Letter V video 

Letter X video 

Letter Z video

Letter Q video

Writer's Workshop:

I can finish writing my first book. Next, I can go back and add details, words, or sentences. 

Handwriting:

I can practice writing the letters Y, J, U, & W correctly while using proper posture and pencil grip. 

I can write letters by starting at the top. 

Starting Letters at the Top Video: Click Here

Math:

I can write and represent numbers 0-5. This is working on fine motor skills and practicing the correct strokes for the numbers 0 to 5. We will also practice various ways to represent the numbers 0 to 5. Video: Click Here

Social Studies: 

I can discuss how to be a good citizen within my community. 

Being a good Citizen Video

10 Way to be a Good Citizen

Good citizens clip

 

Ideas To Work On At Home:

  • Review identifying and sounds for this weeks letters
  • Review how to write the letters this week by ALWAYS starting at the top
  • Review sight words and go on a word hunt around the house or at the store to help your child learn them
  • Practice making a book at home with the parts of a book. 
  • Using the same wording from the numbers video, please be finding ways to practice writing numbers at home in playdough, rice, shaving cream, water filled bags, hair gel filled bags, pencil, crayons, markers, torn strips of paper, and more. 

Important Reminders: 

  • Friday, October 8th,  is a half day - dismissal will begin at 12:50. If your child is a bus rider, students will be dropped off at their typical drop  off location shortly after dismissal at 12:50. If your child is a car rider, please be in the pick-up line starting at 12:50! 
  • Fall conferences begin this week, please confirm the date and time of your conference and I look forward to meeting with you all soon! If you have not signed up yet, please reference an email from me entitled “Fall Conferences” to sign up!