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the time with your families.  We had to stay out of the house, because my parents got sick, but we kept the kids busy.  Now I am hoping that they don't get sick.

Last week was a success!  We had a week full of fun celebrations and activities.  Thank you for your help in making those celebrations a success with your help and donations.


Take home reading bags:  Please make sure to send these in on Wednesday's.  If they come back after that I am going to send the bag with the same books, back for another week.  Please send them on Wednesday.

Continue to send in the plastic caps!  We are doing a great job!  Keep up the good work Mrs. Z's class.  I am trying to find out the deadline, but I haven't gotten a response from the young man yet.  When I find out I will let all of you know.

When assessments are done we are going to be doing groups during reading while I am pulling students.  With this I would like to set up a schedule of volunteers that come on the same day every week.  You will be there to help run the groups while I am working with reading groups.  If you are interseted please email me what day(s) of the week you are willing to help us.  It will always be in the morning.  I am also looking for a parent to come Friday afternoons to run our classroom store for about 30 minutes each Friday.  If you are able to help the last 30 minutes every other Friday, please email me.


Coming this week from our celebrations


2/21: Story Lady presentation

2/27: Kindergarten Family Literacy Night (6-7 pm)

Important Reminders:

- Take home reading bags will go home on Wednesday's and be returned every Wednesday so that I can change the books.  Please make sure that they come back on Wednesday so that I am not working on changing books three days a week.  Each week they will get three books to read over and over again. Remind them to use their Super Powers when reading. If the book allows it, ask them questions about what is going on or details in the story. We had a discussion together about taking care of the books, bag, and note. Mrs. Hundley and I worked very hard to make all of the books and would like to continue to use and save them. Happy Reading!!

Cougar Cards: Part of their daily homework is getting their cougar card signed. This is communication between you and I. Please make sure to sign both sides daily. This way I know you are seeing their behavior in the classroom.


What will we be learning this week?


We continue working on pattern books along with making our own pattern

books. They will notice a pattern and notice when the pattern starts to change.

The kids will also learn how to check their reading.

Super Powers:

-Pointer power (pointing to words with their index finger)

-Reread power ( to reread the book or page they have read)

-Picture power ( to use the picture to help figure out a tough word)

-Partner power (taking turns reading/pointing and helping one another)

-Snap word power (reading sight words and other words they know)

-Sound power (sounding out words they don't know and listening for the sounds of each letter)

-Persistence Power (Dont' give up!)

-Talk Power (introduce and talk about the book, but don't give the end away)

-Pattern Power


Don't forget to read 20 minutes every night!

I sent a sheet on some important reading ideas home last week!  Make sure to read it over and save it as a resource.

Here are sight words we have done over the weeks: I, and, me, we, see, the, is, on, a, am, like, can, so, my, have, will, you, in, that, it, to, go, an, up, do, he, she, come, play, for, fun, was, are, they, be, this, has, all, day

This week's sight words: said, of, what, that and look (reviewing and added one more)

Reading resource websites:

Writing: We are working on writing True Stories (something that happened or that they did) and looking at our stories to use a checklist and begin learning to edit.

Math: We will spend this week going on a shape hunt around the building and make combinations of numbers up to 15.

Science: Motion and force will be our next theme as soon as we are done with the last lesson in social studies.

Social Studies: We have spent a lot of time with this.  We will be discussing Respect.

Health: Right now this is a daily lesson of washing hands, covering our coughs and sneezes, and eating healthy with our healthy snacks.  This is something that can also be connected and talked about at home also.  PLEASE REMIND THEM TO COUGH AND SNEEZE INTO THEIR ELBOW.  We have had six kids out most of last week each day and so it spreads so fast.  We just have to keep reminding them.

* Don't forget to look at the announcement block for date specific events comng up!


No School-MLK DAY

Show all Mrs. Zurawski's Zangy Announcements!

Friday, January 26th- 1/2 Day for students

1/2 Day today!

Monday, January 15th- NO SCHOOL

No School-MLK DAY

Wednesday, January 3rd-School Resumes

Winter break is over.  Come back and see me!

BEE folders

Please empty daily!

Bagel Day

Friday's are Bagel Days.  Pay $1 and get a choice of plain, cinnamon/sugar, sesseame, or chocolate chip!

Parent Teacher Conferences

Tuesday, November 14th

Thursday, November 16th

Monday, November 20th

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