WINTER BREAK UPDATES

Wow!  Can you believe it? Snowy wintery days home before WINTER BREAK!! 🙂 . Even though you have had surprise extra days home with your kinder, find something special to do during winter break. Hopefully the roads will clear so you will be safe driving.  

If your kinder does any reading today, be sure to email me a picture. Many kinders have been taking this time to read books to pets, to younger siblings, under blankets, etc.  Please email Mrs. Reagan (before Saturday) too so that your kinder will be included in the drawings.  I will be out of town Friday-Tuesday spending time with family in Florida.  I will try to bring some sun back with me. 🙂

 

REMINDERS

*TAKE HOME BOOKS:  The kinders really are enjoying reading and choosing books to read at home. Parents, thank you for your help and support by allowing your kinder the opportunity to read to you, practice their strategies and sight words, as well as instilling in them the pride and responsibility of being a reader.  A HUGE thank you to many parent volunteers who have committed their time!   We could not do this without your help and support. Thank you!! Remember we read books on MONDAY, TUESDAY AND THURSDAY.  

*WINTER GEAR:  Thank you for sending your kinder with all that they need to stay warm on the bus ride and while playing outside….snow pants, hats, mittens, boots. Just a reminder, when it warms up, we will be outside for recess if the temperature is above 0 degrees. 

*BOOK IT CALENDAR:  A new monthly calendar will come home with your kinder next week.  Be sure to log all their wonderful reading each day!  Reading the TAKE HOME books counts!!  Return your completed January calendar anytime.

*100 DAY CELEBRATION: The Day 100 collection note  will come home on Wednesday.   Please note that all collections are to be sent to school on Thursday, February 7.  I know it will be so much fun for the children to share. Thank you for assisting your child in this great math learning opportunity!

*VALENTINE PARTY:  We will celebrate as a class Thursday, Feb 14 from 1:50-3:00pm. Party center volunteers please arrive by 1:40pm for instructions and set up. PLEASE HAVE NON FOOD DONATIONS BROUGHT INTO SCHOOL BY MONDAY, FEB. 11. FOOD DONATIONS DUE ON THURSDAY, FEB 14. Thank you to all the parents who are donating and preparing our activities.   

UPCOMING DATES

*NO SCHOOL: Monday, February 4 WINTER BREAK

*NO SCHOOL: Tuesday, February 5 WINTER BREAK

*WEDNESDAY. FEB. 6—Back at school; STEAM;  LIBRARY Please remember to return your child’s book.    Mail Valentines  Take 5-6 valentines to mail

*THURSDAY. FEB. 7MUSIC; reading TAKE HOME books;  Day 100 Celebration….100 Collections are DUE

*FRIDAY. FEB. 8—- GYMMail Valentines  Take 5-6 valentines to mail

*MONDAY, FEB. 11Mail Valentines  Take 5-6 valentines to mail

*TUESDAY, FEB 12—Mail Valentines  Take 5-6 valentines to mail

*THURSDAY. FEB. 14—Valentine’s Day Party  1:50-3:00pm  *NO TAKE HOME books this day.

   ~~~~Have a fantastic Winter Break!  I will see the kinders on Wednesday, Feb. 6.   Mrs. Bohl

Kinders LOVE reading…at home!

Another snow day for Thursday 1/31 is planned.  Find some new creative ways/places to read books to keep the excitement alive.  Some suggestions might be….

*making a fort from blankets to crawl into,

*snuggling in bed in the middle of the day under a pile of blankets,

*rearranging the books on your bookshelf, reading your favorite ones along the way,

*reading to younger siblings or stuffed animals

*trading some books with neighbors to read (and then trading back) 🙂

Here are some pictures of kinders who are having fun reading on these snowy days.  You are welcome to send pictures tomorrow if you are up to the challenge! 🙂

 

A few other suggestions to keep your kinder occupied might be…

*write a small moment story about something you did at home,

*decide and count out your 100 collection for Day 100 (on Feb 7),

*write your name on your valentine cards for your friends

*practice writing your full (first and last name) in a fun way,

*tell & solve addition and subtraction stories,

*make some yummy treat with your parent while practicing math & reading skills,

Above all….stay safe, stay warm!  Mrs. Bohl

 

Snow Day #4 Challenge!!!

Kinder families,  

Today is the perfect day to read books online on Raz-Kids or to read books from your home library. Send me an email at kbohl@hpseagles.net if you do this today! If you have not sent me a picture of your kinder reading, you still have time.  So…snuggle under a blanket with a cup of hot chocolate and READ!!! 🙂 .  Stay warm, stay inside, be safe.  I hope to see my kinders soon!  Mrs. Bohl

Here is the snow day challenge from Mrs. Reagan again. 

We’ve gone from a typical Michigan snow day to extreme winter weather snow days which means tomorrow (1/30/19) is SNOW DAY #4.

Encourage your child to do at least 30 minutes of learning (see below).  For each snow day, one student from each grade will win a $10 BARNES and NOBLE gift card.  

AND EXTRA special INCENTIVE:

The class with the most SNOW DAY LEARNERS will win a PIZZA PARTY with the PRINCIPAL. This will be the accumulation of all learners who participate between Friday (1/25) and whenever we return.   SO FAR … we have 50% (285) of our students who have engaged in some sort of learning.  Let’s get it to 80%!!  WE CAN DO IT!

Options for learning:

  1. Read a book or two or three.  ONLINE Learning record for reading minutes.  Or if you can’t get online, email Mrs. Bohl (kbohl@hpseagles.net) and let me know what your child has done to learn.
  2. Learning on MOBYMAX or RAZ-KIDS through Clever.com:
  • Log into https://clever.com/in/hpseagles
  • Select log into other google account.
  • Type in district username followed by @hpsstudents.net
  • Type in password – if your child doesn’t remember the password, choose TIME TO READ instead!
  • Select Elementary Apps
  • Find MOBYMAX OR RAZ KIDS….get started!

Most importantly, stay safe and STAY INSIDE and stay warm!

Mrs. Reagan

Keep toys at home

Dear kinder parents,

Can you please remind your kinders to keep ALL toys (matchbox cars, balls, stuffed animals, small trinkets, etc) at home?  

This is interrupting their learning as they want to show their friends their objects or play with them during learning time.  They are also wanting to “give” their friends some of their toys and later asking for them back. As you can imagine, tears and heated conversations arise.  

I have told the kinders that they may not give any toys to friends at school.  This needs to occur at home with parent’s permission.  I have also told them that home toys are not allowed at school.  They may ONLY take an object/toy to school if they are the Kool Kinder or if show & tell is scheduled.

Thank you so much for your support at home.  If you have any questions, please contact me by email (kbohl@hpseagles.net) or phone.   Mrs. Bohl

February Details…please read!

As we approach February, we have some fun events coming up soon! Here are more details about 100th Day, Valentine’s Day, and more.

   Calendars

Here is the link to the February lunch menu.  You can also find it on the side tab under “Hot lunch—food service”.

Here is the February calendar that lists upcoming events, birthdays and more.  

 

    Valentine Cards

We will be celebrating Valentine’s Day in our classroom with a little Valentine card exchange! Here is the  Valentine card note  (that was sent home) with more information. Your kinder’s valentines CAN have candy attached, as long as the candy is sealed and peanut free! Please contact me if you have more questions!

   Valentine’s Day Party

Our Valentine’s Day party will be held on Thursday, February 14 from 1:50-3:00 pm. All of the spots for volunteering and donations have been filled.  Thank you, thank  you!!  Here is the link to the sign up sheet. 

   100th Day Collections

Our 100th day of school is quickly approaching! We will be celebrating the 100th day of kindergarten on Thursday, February 7. We ask that each kinder bring in a collection of 100 things for a fun sharing activity. Here is the  Day 100 collection note  with the details about 100th day collections.  A paper note will come home soon.

   

Mrs. Reagan’s Snow Day CHALLENGE

Wow! What a wintery four-day weekend we are having! In light of tomorrow’s snow day, here is the SNOW DAY CHALLENGE from Mrs. Reagan for tomorrow, January 26, 2019:

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Please encourage your child to do at least 30 minutes of learning (see below).  Thanks to our AMAZING PTC (made possible by your WALK•A•THON Donations), $10 Barnes and Noble Gift Cards (one per grade) will be given to randomly drawn students.

AND an EXTRA special INCENTIVE:

Mrs. Reagan will throw a pizza party for the classroom that has the MOST PARTICIPANTS in SNOW DAY LEARNING.   She will look at who has participated over all the snow days (last Friday, today …. and maybe other days this week) and the class with the most students who participate will get a PRINCIPAL PIZZA PARTY!

Options for learning:

  1. Read a book or two or three.  ONLINE Learning record for reading minutes.
  2. Learning on MOBYMAX or RAZ-KIDS through Clever.com:
  • Log into https://clever.com/in/hpseagles
  • Select log into other google account.
  • Type in district username followed by @hpsstudents.net
  • Type in password – if your child doesn’t remember the password, choose TIME TO READ instead — or email me, at kbohl@hpseagles.net
  • Select Elementary Apps
  • Find MOBYMAX OR RAZ KIDS….get started!

Students have until 5 pm on Monday, January 28 to participate.


Stay warm, drive safely if you need to travel, and have a wonderful snow day!  Mrs. Bohl

Raz-Kids Login Information again

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Here are the instructions to login on Raz-Kids.  Enjoy reading together….on the computer, with your TAKE HOME book, with your library book, or your favorite book.

RAZ-Kids is an AMAZING reading app that Georgetown PTC sponsors for all of our classrooms.  This is a GREAT app to download on your phone or tablet for your kinder.  It is a great way to give your kinder exposure to digital literacy skills.

How to login:

  • Download the app: Kids A-Z (also known as RAZ-Kids)
  • Open the app and type in the following username:  kbohl0 (the last digit is zero)
  • Find your kinder’s name from our class list.
  • Your kinder’s password is the apple icon.
  • Once logged in, go to the “Level-Up” section.
  • Now your kinder can choose any of the stories on the app to listen to, read independently, then answer comprehension questions

A Snow Day Math Game

We are busy practicing using 5-groups and 10-groups to make numbers, showing teen numbers as a ten and extra ones and matching partners and total for teen numbers.(10+3 is a match for 13).

The kinders learned a math game called UNKNOWN PARTNER.  This game focuses on identifying sets of partners for numbers.  For example, there are 7 cubes by number 7.  One kinder places the break apart stick (popsicle stick) between the cubes and removes some cubes from a side while the other kinder has their eyes closed.  The kinder opens their eyes and needs to tell what partner of 7 was taken away. 4 + ? = 7  Then together they use the number tiles to create the number equation.  4+3=7

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You can play this game at home using lego pieces, Cheerios, Barbie shoes, etc. A pencil works great as a break-part stick too. Start with a small number and work your way up to 10.  A fabulous way to learn and have fun at home….with your kinder being the teacher!

More math learning yet to come this week before we take our next unit test this upcoming week.  Take time on this snowy day and during the weekend to play this fun math game. 

NEWS OF THE WEEK—Jan 21-25

Wow! It was very productive week of learning despite the 2 hour delay and snow day. Look what we have been doing!

SPLIT LIT:  This week’s activities focused on building a sentence, writing popcorn words, identifying popcorn words, listening for initial, medial and final sounds in words, changing initial letter to make new words and listening for the /sh/sound in words.  I am so proud of the progress that they are making.  It was a good week of working hard during this time.

MATH: Here are few math skills we covered.  Decomposing teen numbers to show ten and extra ones.

                                                  

 

Writing number partners

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Solving addition and subtraction problems and looking for shapes inside of pictures.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We will become “office workers” by taking our unit #3 test sometime next week. The test will cover number partners, showing teen numbers as tens and extra ones, solving addition & subtraction problems, combing shapes to make new shapes and more.

POPCORN WORDS:  HE   SHE   It was fun to see that if you add “s” to “he”, you have “she”.  We learned that SH is part of the “h brothers” family (sh,ch,wh,th).  The kinders did a fabulous job identifying if the /sh/ sound is at the beginning or ending of words. 

WRITING:  Telling and writing small moment stories is challenging but the kinders are working hard.  Our story was about our Split Lit learning.  We practiced telling what happens first, next, last by saying the words as we touched our fingers.  Then we drew pictures and wrote the words.  “First we put out the box. Next I do my work. Last I move to a new spot.”

READING:  The kinders continue to use their SUPER POWERS as they read books.  They learned that readers can read faster and smoother is to realize that knowing the pattern helps you sing the words that are the same on every page. Then you can really work at figuring out the words that change.  

Readers also learned that punctuation (sentence stoppers) helps you change your voice as you read. We hunted for periods, exclamation marks and question marks inside the poem Where is Thumbkin? before we read it.  

We learned about another super power that readers use….BOOK TALK POWER.  Book Talk power reminds readers to talk about what the book could be about by looking at the cover & characters prior to reading the book. 

MYSTERY READER: Elliot was all smiles when her grandma and younger brother, Coby walked in today.  She read us I am Human A book about Empathy. A sweet story about caring for others.

*KOOL KINDERS ARE BOOK LOVERS:  We began another new round of being the Kool Kinder.  This time the job of the Kool Kinder is to locate their favorite book from home, decide why they like this book and take it to school to share with their friends.  The book will come back on the same day.

 Carter likes to read Detective Ted & the Case of the MIssing Cookies because he likes to solve mysteries.

   Alesha likes Clifford so Clifford goes to Dog School is one of her favorites.

  Adelyne to read How to Catch a Monster because it is funny.

REMINDERS

*WINTER GEAR:  Even though it is cold outside we will go out to play if the wind chill is above O.  Thanks for bundling up your child for play outside and for the bus ride.

*VALENTINE PARTY AND VALENTINE EXCHANGE:   Tuesday, February 14 from 1:50-3:00pm.  Thank you so much for volunteering your time and donations.  ALL spots have been filled!!!  VALENTINE EXCHANGE:  Information has been sent home. Be sure to have your kinder write their names on each valentine.  Please remember to use the name labels for the front of the valentines for easier mailing. The kinders may bring in 4-5 valentines (select randomly from list) on Thurs. Jan 31; Wed. Feb. 6; Fri. Feb. 8; Mon. Feb 11; Fri. Feb 12 to mail. PLEASE DO NOT SEND IN ALL OF THE VALENTINES AT ONE TIME!  Let the love begin to flow!

*100 DAYS OF SCHOOL CELEBRATION:  Thursday, February 7.  Start thinking about what 100 items your kinder will like to collect and bring to school.  Your kinders 100 collections will be due on Feb. 7. This is the day that they may bring them into school. Please do not send them into school earlier. Have fun collecting 100 items! 🙂 A paper note will come home Monday.

UPCOMING DATES

*MONDAY. JAN. 28-STEAM; reading TAKE  HOME BOOKS; Birthday celebration for Tinley (1/26)  

*TUESDAY. JAN. 29–-MUSIC; reading TAKE HOME BOOKS, 

*WEDNESDAY. JAN 30–GYM;  LIBRARY Please remember to return your child’s book.    

*THURSDAY. JAN 31––ART; reading TAKE HOME BOOKS;  Mail Valentines  Take 4-5 valentines to mail   If your kinder would like a sack lunch on Friday, please email me (kbohl@hpseagles.net or send a note by Thursday 1/31

*FRIDAY. FEB. 1-STEAM; FAST FRIDAY…Dismissal at 12:15pm  

 *NO SCHOOL: Monday, February 4 WINTER BREAK

*NO SCHOOL: Tuesday, February 5 WINTER BREAK

*WEDNESDAY. FEB. 6—Back at school;  Mail Valentines  Take 4-5 valentines to mail

*THURSDAY. FEB. 7—- Day 100 Celebration

*THURSDAY. FEB. 14—Valentine’s Day Party  1:50-3:00pm  Non food donations due at school by Tuesday, Feb 12. Food donations due Tuesday, Feb. 14.  Parent volunteers who are working at a party center, please arrive by 1:40pm for instructions & set up.

~~~Have a great weekend.  Stay warm and safe!   Mrs. Bohl

Snow Day CHALLENGE!

Happy first snow day of 2019! I hope your kinder has a day full of fun, rest, and some learning, too!

Mrs. Reagan posted a blog about our school’s snow day learning challenge, and I want to pass it along to you! If your child reads on RAZ kids for at least 30 minutes today, they are in the running for a gift card from Mrs. Reagan. Log in through the CLEVER app (the link for this is on the right hand side of this blog) and select RAZ kids! 


Also, here is Mrs. Bohl’s SNOW DAY CHALLENGE for today, January 25, 2019:

I challenge your kinder to read 3 books today! Email me a picture of your kinder “snuggled up with a good book,” and they will earn a little prize from me on Monday. (I’m planning to use these pictures for a future classroom picture wall!) My email is kbohl@hpseagles.net. 


Stay warm, drive safely if you need to travel, and have a wonderful snow day!  Mrs. Bohl