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Breakfast menu - Nov.

Lunch menu - Nov.

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WEEK OF:  November 20, 2017

Sight Words:  at, be

Blending Words:  class, clog, doll, glad, glass, gloss, Lad, lag, Lass, log, loss, Sal, salad


Students will be showing different ways to represent a number.  Such ways are using a 10 -frame(s), dice dots, pictures, and a number line.  We have been working a lot on making sure we are organized with our drawings so it's easy for someone else to count.  


We’ll continue working on the letter Ll and focus on word families.  Many students are doing a great job of saying the sounds they hear in words.  (We are segmenting phonemes!!)  We are also writing some of these words.  We will continue to work on writing (and reading) CVC words.  Be sure to keep up with the blending that the letters that the Superkids use.  (Some of those words are:  cod, sad, sog, glass, glad, doll, odd, add, salad, clog.)

***W.I.N. (What I Need):  From 10:30-11:00 every day, students from the whole grade will be meeting with (perhaps) another kindergarten teacher to go over skills where they may need some extra work OR work on extending their already known skills.  The kindergarten teachers based these skills groups on letter names, letter sounds, rhyming, knowing syllables, and general classroom observation of skills.  The “K” teachers work closely with each other so we know what is going to be covered in this time frame.  Your child may have to switch teachers (for this time frame) if they consistently show that they know the skills being taught and practiced.  Students love this time as they are with other kids from other classrooms, too. 

Comprehension Strategies: 

Our first strategy is metacognition, which means to think about your thinking.  We do this automatically!  It’s when we predict, question, wonder, go back and read a part of a text. 

Our next comprehension strategy is schema.  Schema is everything you know about a certain topic.  We use this strategy when we pick up a book and take a quick picture walk to get our brains thinking about the story.  We activate in our brains on what the story might be about. 

The next strategy is like being a detective because we have to infer (inference) when the writer is telling us.  It’s like trying to solve a Scooby Doo movie before the end!!  We have to use our schema (what we already know) and combine that with the evidence to infer the conclusion. 


Cc (/k/ as in cat), Oo, Gg (/g/ as in gorilla), Dd, Ss. Ll


the, of, and, a, to, in, is, you, that, he, it, was, for, on, are, as, with, his, they, I, at, be


Looking Ahead:

            Day 1:  P.E./Music

            Day 2:  P.E./Media

            Day 3: Music/P.E.

            Day 4: Art

            Day 5:  P.E./Media

Nov. 21:  Kids Choice Lunch (I will remind you of the menu!!)

Nov. 23 & 24:  No school

Dec. 22-Jan. 1:  NO School

Jan. 2:  School starts again

Jan. 12:  End of Semester 1

Jan. 15:  No School (K-12)



November:  Payten

* Please view the Nutrition Service guideline for SMART SNACKS.  Sending any type of birthday treat (food or small toy) is optional.  If you do send something, we have 21 students.  Please send enough for ALL students.

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**We are a latex-free school, as stated in the Indoor Air Quality handbook.  Please do not send balloons.**

(Information on NPAS website:  http://www.npaschools.org/wellness-birthdays)

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Stacy Hemann | Teacher 
Raven Stream Elementary School | 300 11th Ave N.W. | New Prague, MN 56071  
952-758-1530 | fax: 052-758-1599 
Proud Tradition, Promising Future