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Good morning,

I hope you all had a nice weekend. We have several children out this week and last week with fevers. Although we have a busy week ahead with MAP testing, sight words and Kidzania, please keep your child home if they are sick. There will be make up tests for the MAP test and I can do sight words whenever they return so this is not a problem. They will not do well on the test if they are sick. It is school policy that children must be fever free for 24 hours before returning. Kidzania is a lot of fun, but not if you are not feeling well.

Please click the link below to read about what is happening is KG2 this week.

Lois

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Next week

Dear Parents;

We have a very busy week coming up. We have MAP testing, Kidzania and sight word assessment.

What you need to know:

MAP Testing:

  • Sunday and Wednesday
  • Try to get your child a good night sleep the night before.
  • Be sure they have a good snack and lunch, full of healthy choices that they like and will eat.
  • There is nothing else you need to do. This is our first time with the MAP test, so it is more for them to get used to the testing. Many of the children are already familiar with the iPad so format is easy for them. We do not want to put any pressure on the children to perform well. We just encourage them to take their time, listen to the question (someone reads the questions to them) and if they don’t know an answer, they should try their best to take a guess.

Kidzania:

  • Thank you for sending the forms and money in so quickly.
  • Your child should wear their regular school uniform and comfortable shoes. They will need their water bottles. If you think they may want a quick snack before we leave you may send that, but we are not taking any food with us.
  • If a child needs to use the bathroom at Kidzania, a teacher will always be present with them. We will eat lunch all together as a KG2 team.
  • We should be back to the school by appx. 2:00.

Sight word assessment:

  • I will begin on Sunday, but due to the fact that we have so much going on and since I don’t want to overwhelm them, I will slowly test them throughout the week.
  • I hope your child has been practicing their list.
  • Those children that have completed list A and B will be pre-assessed on list C and D.
  • It is very important that you remember to practice only the list that is right for your child. Do not compare or worry that someone is on a list different than your child’s. We need to celebrate our differences!

Have a nice weekend. Enjoy the beautiful weather. Please email me if you have any questions or concerns.

Lois

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Good morning,

I hope you are enjoying the beautiful, cool weather. Lots of the children told me they got a chance to play outside during the weekend. We have another busy week. We are finishing up 3D shapes and starting a new writing unit. I am starting to see progress in our writing, sounding out words and putting down the sounds they hear. Keep practicing! I am also seeing a big improvement in our handwriting. Lots of great letter formation, spaces between words and tall and short letters. The majority of the children still need to practice the placement of the hanging lowercase letters, p, g and y. They should sit on the bottom line and tails hang below.

Please click on the link below to see what else we are doing this week in class.

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Welcome Back!

Happy New Year. It is nice to be back with everyone, it sounds like there was a lot of fun happening over the holidays! I heard a lot of great stories and adventures. I had a very relaxing holiday and am ready to dig in. January and February are great months in KG2, the children are more independent and ready to learn. We have a lot to do!!!

Today was a great first day. Everyone was ready to listen and work. As much as we all enjoy our holiday, I think we also like the routine and structure of going to school. We are working on a literature unit on The Little Red Hen and the importance of helping and getting along with others.

Please click on the link below to read about the other things we are doing this week

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