TK Days: Nov. 30 – Dec. 4

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This past week at Distribution Day you received:

  • Wrapped present – this is for your child from Mrs. Miller. We will be opening these on 12/18
  • White/creme Envelope – this is a present from your child and can go under your tree if you celebrate Christmas or can be opened at Hanukkah if you celebrate Hanukkah.

Sight Words

This past week you received your GREEN words at Distribution Day. Take time to practice your child’s sight words each day/night for a couple minutes. Please continue to practice all 4 color words that have been passed out. 

Fine Artist Lessons

  • Lesson #2 (Dec. 7th at 1pm) – For this FUN upcoming lesson, your child will use a Ziploc sandwich bag and a large white paper provided in the FA portfolio they received at the first distribution AND markers handed out during October’s distribution
  • Lesson #3 (in January) – For this lesson your child will need a cardboard cereal box or cracker box to use for their lesson in January. Please set aside one in the next couple of weeks so that they have it when the time comes.
  • Add your child’s work to the school collection (this is for Fine Artist lessons only):

Holiday Cards – Post on FB Page

If your family has a holiday card, please post on our private facebook page.

We’d love to see and share the holiday fun! 

Scholastic Book Order

  • Our December Book Order was sent our at Distribution Day in the blue folder!! If you order over $25 worth you can have it delivered directly to your home. 
  • Order under $25…these will be delivered to school and I will pass out on our Jan. distribution. 
  • All orders need to be in by December 7th at 12:00 pm. This is the last day I can submit and still have books arrive before Christmas. 
  • Class Code: G6LT6

Bookmark Idea

As we get deeper into our journals, it may have become more challenging for students to get to the next blank page. I shared an idea with one of my groups today, to place a sticky note or bookmark in the journal at the next blank page so they can easily access the next page or where they were working. They can move the bookmark or sticky note each day that we use the journal. This is just an idea to make it easier for each child as we use our journals often. 

Spirit Week

We have a school-wide Spirit Week coming up before our Winter Break! Each day we will dress up to show our school spirit and have some fun! Mark these days on your calendars! 

  • Monday 12/14 – Dress Like A Penguin Day (Dress like a penguin or in black/white)
  • Tuesday 12/15- One Color Day (wear as much of one color as you can)
  • Wednesday 12/16- Crazy Hair Day
  • Thursday 12/17- Winter Day (Dress for the winter)
  • Friday 12/18- Pajama Day (Dress in your PJ’s)

Asynchronous Work This Week: NEW ITEM

As we have worked a schedule to limit student online time, try to get practice on these platforms for student practice.

  • Math – ST Math (15 minutes) Tuesday/Thursday – 2 – 3 Days a week
  • Independent Reading – RAZ Kids (15 minutes) Mon./Wed./Fri. – 3 – 5 Days a week OR Book Bag
    • Please log each book your child reads on their reading log to turn in for the next Distribution Day. 
  • Seesaw – Any assigned activities for whole class and/or Penguin Groups (Royals, Emperors, & Kings). Check back to see if there are any pending assignments from the past that your child has not submitted. 
  • WRITING (NEW) – Submit one piece of INDEPENDENT writing each week on Seesaw (done with paper and pencil/crayons). Please have your child use the camera feature to submit a picture of their writing. Then have them use the microphone feature to record their writing and submit with the green check. 
    • If your child is NOT writing sentences, have them label a picture (with their own spelling or letter label for each item) and submit a photo and recording of it. 
    • If your child is writing sentences, they can write a Beginning/Middle/End story about myself OR write a letter to Mrs. Miller asking me and telling me anything they would like. They may include a picture and must submit a photo of the writing and recording of them reading it. 

Anonymous Feedback Form

If you have feedback (positive or constructive) please take a moment to share your thoughts and feedback! I am loving getting to know the kids better and that they are getting to know each other better despite the challenges we don’t typically deal with! Anonymous Feedback Form

Save these Dates

  • Fine Artists Lesson #2 – Monday, December 7th @ 1pm
  • Spirit Week – December 14 – 18th (prep for each day)
  • 206 Winter Party – Friday, December 18th (save party bag)
  • Winter Break – December 19 – January 3rd
  • Next Distribution Day (TK/K) – Monday, January 11th

The Week Ahead…

Monday – 12/7/20

  • Morning Meeting 9:15 – 9:40 am
  • Social Emotional Lesson – (10:30 am)
  • Scholastic Book Order Due by 12pm after Zoom
  • Fine Artist Lesson #2 @ 1pm. (see materials needed above)

Tuesday – 12/8/20

  • Morning Meeting 9:15 – 9:40 am
  • Art Lesson @ 10:30 (Materials Needed: Yellow half circle, with clipped blue candle sticks and yellow flames) Post finished product on Facebook!

Wednesday – 12/9/20

  • Morning Meeting 9:15 – 9:40 am 
  • Music with Mr. Waczek, 10:30 – 11:00

Thursday – 12/10/20

  • Morning Meeting 9:15 – 9:40 am 
  • Technology Class – Ms. Martin at 10:30 If you are able to be present or have another helper present at the beginning of this time to practice minimizing zoom that would be very helpful. 10:30 – 11:00

Friday – 12/11/20

  • Morning Meeting 9:15 – 9:40 am
  • Music with Mr. Waczek, 10:30 – 11:00
  • Friday Announcements from Ms. Sloan
  • All School Dance Party @ 2:00 pm
  • Happy Hanukkah!!



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