Kim Loy

Welcome to Kindergarten!!!
Week of 2/19-2/23
Hello families and Happy Friday!!!
Today was our 3rd "Fun Friday" and we surprised the students with extra gym time! They had the best time playing "Sharks and Minnows" and "Red Light, Green Light!"  I do believe that "Fun Friday" motivates our students to make better choices and gives them something to look forward to for doing so.  Please continue to discuss school expectations and encourage your child to do and be their very best when they are here๐Ÿ’œ  
Here's what is happening next week:
Theme: Black History Month (we will learn about many influential people and how they have helped change and shape History, both current and past๐Ÿ˜‰)
Phonics: Short E & Short U review 
Writing: How to show kindness prompts
Math:  Module 4, Lessons 30-34
Sight word review: said, the, I, a, is, as, do, to, of, from, see, like, book, look, what, have, me, he, be, and, can, you, am, on, was, all, we. 
Read Across America Week: 
Monday, February 26: Reading is More Fun with a "Buddy"- Bring in a stuffed animal to read with and buddy up with a classmate
Tuesday, February 27: Reading "Brightens" Your Mind- Bring in a towel and sunglasses - enjoy some time reading outdoors
Wednesday, February 28: Reading Under the "Stars"- Bring a flashlight from home to "illuminate" the words in your book
Thursday, February 29: Relax and Read- Wear your PJ's and bring a pillow/blanket to get cozy while reading.  Students participating in the "Kindness Challenge" at home will need to bring in their projects to share with the class.
Friday, March 1: "Jaguars Gonna Read" School Spirit Day!-  Wear your Read Across America shirt or RMA shirt to show your school spirit for reading!
Zoo Field Trip: Our final field trip of the year will be on April 19th. We will visit the NC Zoo in Asheboro. Please plan to have at least one chaperone attend this trip, if possible, as it gives the student a longer opportunity to explore the zoo (this will be a self-guided tour). Students returning to school will have to leave at 12:30 in order for us to be back in time for dismissal.  More info will go home soon, but please let me know if you have any questions before then.
Here are some important upcoming dates:

February 26-March 1- Read Across America Week

February 29- Literacy Night 6:00-7:30 (be sure to turn in your RSVP form by Feb. 27th)

March 8- Teacher Workday

March 14, 15- Teacher Conferences, half day for students, NO AFTERSCHOOL

March 29-April 5: Spring Break, no school for students

April 8- Students return

April 19- Zoo Field Trip

May 22: Kindergarten graduation (how are we already talking about this?!?!?!?! ๐Ÿ™), Last day of school/Early release at 11:30, NO AFTERSCHOOL or lunch