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Happy Summer!!

I wanted to thank everyone for a great year!! I loved teaching each and every student this year.  They taught me so much and added so many blessings to my life.


Don't forget to read over the summer.  It is not uncommon for students to regress over the summer if they do not do any reading.  Our list of Kindergarten sight words is at the bottom of this newsletter.  Please continue to practice these as well.


I also wanted to let you know that I will be teaching 2nd grade next year at Pleasant Hill Elementary.  I have loved my years at DCPS and will miss all of the friends I have made here. 


Please have a great summer and everyone stay safe!!!



Items Needed:  We are always in need of the following:

* We are in need of page protectors.  We use these in our kindergarten memory books.

*Small toys and/or treats for our Treasure Pot.  McDonalds Happy Meal toys, etc.  These would be greatly appreciated!


A Peek at Our Week:

Our theme this week:  Ocean

Sight Words: review

Reading Homework:  Don't forget to return your child's reading homework each Friday! They will receive a treat from our candy bucket when their homework is returned!

Please review sight words with your child at home regularly.  These are words that they should learn by recognition. You should go over these at home for just a few minutes each night by using flash cards.  Flash cards can be made from virtually anything!  Index cards, paper plates, cut up squares of paper all make great flash cards!  Being able to read sight words is a very important step in learning to read.  The list of sight words will grow each week and be listed toward the bottom of our newsletter.

Focus Letter: review


Books this week:  Ocean Life; Ten Little Fish; Amazing Whales; The Pout Pout Fish In The Big Big Dark; Shark Attack; Scary Sharks; Follow the Brook to Ocean; Smiley Shark

Writers' Workshop:    We are continuing Writers' Reflection during our morning work.  The students will be writing in their journal each morning.  We are writing simple sentences and learning about sentence structure.  They are learning about where to put capital letters, spaces between words and punctuation.

During our daily writing time each day we will be learning about labeling, then charting, and then writing and illustrating our topic.  We will turn this work into a "book."  This week we will be writing about "Ocean."


Guided Math:  working with numbers to 20; fluently adding and subtracting.  Compose and decompose numbers from 11 - 19 into tens and ones. Review and Report Card Assessment

Guided Reading:  phonics; handwriting without tears , silent e, guided readers



Fourth Nine Weeks Math Skills

Count to 100 by ones and tens.

Count from a given number up to 100.

Write numbers 0 - 20. Represent a number of objects with a written number 0 - 20.

Count and work with numbers 0 - 20.  This is one-to-one correspondence.

Work with numbers 0 - 20 in a line, array, and circle.

Count 10 objects in a scattered configuration.

Compose and decompose numbers from 11 to 19 into tens and ones.

Solve addition problems to 10 with the unknown in all positions and subtraction problems to 10 with the result unknown.

Decompose numbers less than or equal to 10 in more than one way.

For any number 1 - 9, find the number that makes 10 when added to a given number.

Fluently add and subtract within 5.

Model shapes in the world by drawing 2D shapes and building 3D shapes.

Analyze and compare two- and three-dimensional shapes.





red                       come          zero

orange                  here           one

yellow                   from           two

green                    was           three

he                         have         four

blue                      went         five

purple                   with          six

pink                      said          seven

black                    all              eight

brown                  get             nine

white                   there           ten

gray                    they            what

I                         you             where

me                     are              us

see                     put             him

like                     do

is                       of

for                     saw

a                       do

the                     it

we                     that

my                    then

can                    play

















Special Notes

 Don't forget to send a WATER and snack labeled with your child's name each day!



Birthdays:  Celebrating Summer Birthdays this week!

Delaney Dunn - 11th

Angelina Nguyen - 12th





Students of the Week:  Blaine Williams


Activity Schedule:

Monday - P.E. (wear tennis shoes)

Tuesday - Art

Wednesday - Computer

Thursday - Library

Friday - Music