2.11.2017

Schedule for the Week of February 13-17th

It was great to catch up with some families at conferences last Thursday night. I look forward meeting with the rest of you in the coming week!

SPECIALS: (February 13-17)

Monday:  Media/P.E. (Day 2)
Tuesday:   Art/Music (Day 3) - Valentine's Party 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Wednesday: P.E./Media (Day 4) - 100th Day of Kindergarten! 
Thursday:  Music/Art (Day 5) Parent/Teacher Conferences 4-8pm - Book Fair Open!
Friday:  No School - Parent/Teacher Conferences 8am-Noon

MEDIA (Library): check out every Day 6/PLEASE return books every Day 5!

Other News::
  • Valentines Day Party on Tuesday, February 14th 2:00-3:15pm (letter was sent home to all families last Friday)
    • Send in homemade Valentines box/bag--if time is an issue, email me and your child can decorate a bag at school
    • Treats can be sent in, but I will send them all home and let parents decided who can eat what
    • Please only have your child write From "your child's name," as this will make passing out Valentines much easier
    • We have 17 students in the class
  • 100th Day of Kindergarten is coming up on Wed. February 15th. Please have your child bring in their bag of 100 items by this day.


Unit 6: Fix-Up Monitoring/Summarize Information (Week 1)

  • Letter(s): Dd
  • Phonics:
    • Identify the sound /d/
    • Associate the letter Dd with the sound /d/
    • Listen for medial sounds
    • Blend CVC words
    • Identify and produce rhyme
    • Spell CVC words using D and letters previously learned
  • Sight Words: we, there

  • Summarize what you see in pictures and read in text
  • Use academic sentence frames to discuss strategies
  • learn strategies for analyzing questions and finding answers, clues, and evidence in a text
  • answer text-dependent summarizing questions
  • create summary chart and write a summary statement (whole group)

Writing/Concepts of Print

Book Reviews: Introduce the Genre of Book Reviews

  • Use uppercase and lowercase letters correctly
  • Use appropriate end punctuation
  • Write some CVC words
  • Write high-frequency words
  • Demonstrate writer's voice
  • Analyze story elements

Language Arts Home Practice Lesson 6.1 (Will come home in Friday Folders. We send home the practice sheets after we have worked on the content in class.) THANK YOU to all the families who have been working on these homework sheets and reading with your child! 
  • PLEASE work on this with your child 2-3 times a week for at least 10 minutes. We need YOU as a partner in helping your child become fluent with letter recognition, sound, and sight words. Thanks!
  • Don't forget to utilize Raz Kids (reading), Reading Eggs (phonics/reading) and Dream Box (math) at home as well!
  • Check out these downloadable leveled readers Leveled Readers
  • Read any books to your child for fun!! Model a love of reading :)

Math: Unit 4 - Partners, Problems, Drawings, and Tens
  • 4.14: Partners of 10 with 5-Groups
    • Objectives: find partners of 10 in 5-groups; record sets or partners for 10, 6, 5, 4, 3, and 2; develop spatial concepts
  • 4.15: Addition Equations
    • Objectives: show teen numbers as a ten and extra ones; show teen numbers as 10 + 1-digit number, solve addition equations and explore addition strategies; order numbers 1 through 18
  • 4.16: More Partners of 10 with 5-Groups
    • Objectives: find partners of 10 in 5-groups; record sets or partners for 10, 6, 5, 4, 3, and 2; develop spatial concepts
    • 4.17: Introduction to the -1 Routine
      • Objectives: create story problems (addition and subtraction), solve addition equations; order numbers 1 through 20
    Science:
    Discussing MN lakes during winter
    • Making winter tree observations
      • how are they different from fall and spring? how are they the same?

    Schedule for the Week of February 6-10


    Thank you SH families for coming and supporting our Carnival last Friday evening! What a fun event! So nice to see so many of you there. 

    SPECIALS: (February 6-10)

    Monday:  Art/Music (Day 3)
    Tuesday:   P.E./Media (Day 4)
    Wednesday: Music/Art (Day 5)
    Thursday:  Media/P.E. (Day 6) - Bookfair Open, Conferences 4-8pm
    Friday: Music/Art (Day 1) 

    MEDIA (Library): check out every Day 6/PLEASE return books every Day 5!

    Other News::
    • Valentines Day Party on Tuesday, February 14th 2:00-3:15pm (letter was sent home to all families last Friday)
      • Send in homemade Valentines box/bag--if time is an issue, email me and your child can decorate a bag at school
      • Treats can be sent in, but I will send them all home and let parents decided who can eat what
      • Please only have your child write From "your child's name," as this will make passing out Valentines much easier
      • We have 17 students in the class
    • 100th Day of Kindergarten is coming up on Wed. February 15th. Please have your child bring in their bag of 100 items by this day.
    Language Arts
    Unit 5: Make Connections/Make Inferences
    • Letter(s): Gg
    • Phonics:
      • Identify the sound /g/
      • Associate the letter Gg with the sound /g/
      • Listen for medial sounds
      • Blend CVC words
      • Listen for words that rhyme and suggest pairs of words that rhyme
      • Spell CVC words using G and letters previously learned

    • Sight Words: good, was, be

    • Build upon concepts of print
    • Make connections and inferences
    • Build fluency through choral-reading
    • Discuss specific concepts found in stories and create concept webs together
    • Echo-read to build fluency
    • Build comprehension through retelling
    • Practice reading a rhyme with changing volume
    • Use a higher and lower volume to reflect what the author or characters are saying
    • Use effective inflection and intonation to make reading sound like talking
    • Demonstrate active listening skills

    Writing/Concepts of Print
    Journals: Develop Voice; Express Feelings
    • Use uppercase and lowercase letters correctly
    • Use appropriate end punctuation
    • Write CVC and high-frequency words
    • Understand that writers use two uppercase letters and two end punctuation marks when writing two sentences

    Language Arts Home Practice Lesson 5.3 (home in Friday Folders. We send home the practice sheets after we have worked on the content in class.) THANK YOU to all the families who have been working on these homework sheets and reading with your child! 
    • PLEASE work on this with your child 2-3 times a week for at least 10 minutes. We need YOU as a partner in helping your child become fluent with letter recognition, sound, and sight words. Thanks!
    • Don't forget to utilize Raz Kids (reading), Reading Eggs (phonics/reading) and Dream Box (math) at home as well!
    • Check out these downloadable leveled readers Leveled Readers
    • Read any books to your child for fun!! Model a love of reading :)


    Math: 

    Unit 4 (Partners, Problem Drawings, and Tens)
      • 4.9: More Patterns with Shapes
        • Objectives: explore shapes and combine them to make new shapes; compare groups to determine which has fewer objects
        • Vocabulary: triangle, hexagon, trapezoid, parallelogram, less, more, diamond, fewer
      • 4.10: Break-Apart Numbers Through 10
        • Objectives: find sets of partners for 10; record sets of partners for 10, 6, 5, 4, 3, and 2.
        • Vocabulary: partner, Tiny Tumbler, Math Mountain, unknown partner
      • 4.11: Numbers Through 30
        • Objectives: show numbers through 30 with 10-sticks and centimeter cubes; order and compare numbers through 30.
        • Vocabulary: tens, ones
        • 4.13: More Patterns with Shapes and Repeating Patterns
          • Objectives: explore shapes and combine them to make new shapes; make repeating patterns with shapes, sounds, and actions; draw matching lines to see more and fewer
          • Vocabulary: hexagon, trapezoid, parallelogram, triangle, more, fewer, extra
        Science:

        Discussing MN lakes during winter
        • Making winter tree observations
          • how are they different from fall and spring? how are they the same?

        1.29.2017

        Schedule for the Week of January 30- February 3

          SPECIALS: (Jan. 30 - Feb. 3)

          Monday:  P.E./Media (Day 4)
          Tuesday:  Music/Art (Day 5) - Return Library Books, thank you!
          Wednesday:  Media/P.E. (Day 6)
          Thursday: Music/Art (Day 1)
          Friday:  Media/P.E. (Day 2) - Shirley Hills Carnival 5-9pm!!


          MEDIA (Library): check out books every Day 6, RETURN books every Day 5! 

          Other News:
            • PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE make sure your child has warm gear (hat, mittens, snow pants, boots and warm jacket) to wear outside. We do go outside for recess every day. 
            • Please send Friday folders back every week (preferably Monday or Tuesday)
            • PLEASE SIGN UP FOR A FEBRUARY PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCE!! 

            • From the Shirley Hills website, click on FAMILY ACCESS on the left side of the screen.
            • At the next screen, enter your Skyward Login information.  (If you don’t have this information, please call Mrs. Clipper at 952-491-8409).
            • If this is the first time you have tried to log into Family Access, the next screen that appears may ask you to change your password to something you can easily remember.    Simply create a new password and click Save.
            • When you get to your Family Access account, click on Teacher Conferences on the left side of the screen.
            • If you have more than one child in the district, there will be a box for each student.
            • To the far right of the student’s name, click on All Conferences
            • On the next screen, find the HOMEROOM class.  This may be the only class listed or it may be the last one in a list of five.
            • On the line with the Homeroom class, click Select a Time.
            • The next screen shows all conference times.  Any available conference time slot will have the word SELECT to the far right.
            • Click on Select for a time that works for your family.
            • A small screen will pop up showing the teachers name, room number and the time you have selected.  Click Save, and you’re done.


        SHIRLEY HILLS PRIMARY SCHOOL ONLINE BLITZ!
        Our school is joining the fight against blood cancers and helping LLS fund research and care for patients. Here’s our online giving page: http://events.lls.org/pages/mn/ShirleyHillsPrimarySchool-2017.
        PARENTS AND DONORS: When you donate, please include the student's name in the "Your Message" box whom you would like the donation credited to!
        All donations are greatly appreciated and are tax deductible. Donations support LLS research, patient services, advocacy, public and professional education, and community services.

        Carnival - Our Carnival is this coming Friday and is a tremendous community building event as well as a superb fundraiser. Please plan to join us this Friday, February 3rd from 5:00-9:00pm. FYI from our PTA - Carnival packets went home a week and a half ago Wednesday and there are many open slots for the Carnival Worker Signup Genius and several items available to donate for our silent auction - use this link for that Signup Genius-Carnival silent auction Signup Genius. Also that we are accepting new or gently used items for the garage sale.



        Language Arts
        Unit 5: Make Connections/Make Inferences

        • Letter(s): Ee (short sound)
        • Phonics:
          • Identify the sound /e/
          • Associate the letter Ee with the sound /e/
          • Listen for medial sounds
          • Blend CVC words
          • Listen for words that rhyme and suggest pairs of words that rhyme
          • Spell CVC words using E and letters previously learned
        • Sight Words: home, they, went


        • Build academic vocabulary and concepts related to the story
        • Review concepts of print
        • Make connections and inferences
        • Retell story events
        • Reread stories to build fluency

        Math: Unit 4 (Partners, Problem Drawings, and Tens)
        • 4.4: Addition and Subtraction Stories: Grocery Store Scenario 
              • Objectives: explore addition and subtraction in buying and selling experiences; express addition and subtraction story problems in drawings and expressions; practice repeating patterns
              • Vocabulary: addition, total, subtraction, plus sign, minus sign
          • 4.5: Practice with Teen Numbers and Partners
            • Objectives: show teen numbers as a ten and extra ones; show teen numbers as 10 + a 1-digit number; identify sets of partners for numbers 2 through 6
            • Vocabulary: teen equation, partner
          • 4.6: Patterns with Shapes and Repeating Patterns
            • Objectives: explore shapes and combine them to make new shapes; make repeating patterns with shapes, sounds, and actions; find sets of partners for 10
            • Vocabulary: triangle, hexagon, trapezoid, parallelogram, pattern, alike, different, partner
          • 4.7: Count, Match, and Compare with Math Drawings
            • Objectives: explore addition and subtraction through buying and selling experiences; express addition and subtraction story problems in drawings and expressions; draw matching lines to see more and fewer
            • Vocabulary: addition, subtraction, extra, less, more, fewer 

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