Hello Kindergarten Families,

We have a short but event-filled week this week.  I hope you are enjoying your 3-day holiday weekend.  Here are this week's announcements:

*Our last home basketball game will be on Tuesday.  We hope you will come out and support our teams and cheerleaders!  For more information, go to the athletics tab on our webpage.

*Thursday evening is our re-enrollment event. Here is the event details from Mrs. Tanner:

Part of the fun is our chili cook off.  If you enter and win, you get a $100 gift card to Chilis.  Three $25 dollar prizes are also given away.  I'm not a fan of chili, but I'm going to enter one this year for the first time.  
 
Grab a registration form in the office and come and join us on the 18th.  Its a fun night and faulty support would be very much appreciated.  
 
*The kindergartners will be singing at Thursday's event.  I am not sure of the details, but I am certain Mrs. Crespo will send out information for this.
 
*I will send home a Bible memory verse this week as a part of the homework package.  We will have memory verses each week for the rest of the school year.  I wait until January to begin memory verses so that children are not so overwhelmed with those on top of homework and sight word memory work and also so that children have a solid Biblical foundation for which to better understand the scripture they are being taught.  Your child will be quizzed on memory verses each Friday.  They will only have to say the verse, not write it.  I will also ask them to tell me what that scripture means to them.  This week's verse is:  Fear not, for I am with you. -Isaiah 41:10.
 
Academics:
 
This week in reading we will read a story that incorporates past and present events to help children understand differences in how things were technologically in the past compared to now.  This should be interesting!  We will focus on reading speed and fluency this week.  You may have noticed that I sent home a reading pyramid last week for your child to read to you.  I will continue to send things like this home that will help your child build their reading speed and accuracy.  It is very important that your child read at home every day.  I have moved two children up the last two weeks from reading group 2 to group 1.  These children have worked very hard at home to achieve this.  Practice pays off!  Language will focus on verb tenses and how to make a check-list (a good thing to know!).  Math lessons this week will focus on addition and subtraction in the teen numbers and number identification through 100.  Things are really speeding up in math!  In science, we will learn about polar animals and their habitats.  We will also review the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. and his accomplishments in social studies.  Bible will focus on the life of Jesus as a child, including his time spent at the temple learning God's Word. 
 
Have a blessed week and I hope to see you all Thursday!  :)
 
Mrs. Tracy