Saturday, March 28, 2020




Dear Parents,

Grades K-3 have been working diligently to acclimate ourselves in the
virtual learning format ZOOM. Please be patient as we all adjust to this style of
teaching and learning.


A few reminders:
-Please do not work ahead in the packets sent home.
-Projects are meant to be spread out over a period of time.
-If for some unforeseen reason the teacher can not log on, she will email you to alert
you of technical difficulties.
-Please remember to check the enrichment classes’ individual blogs for
weekly videos and activities.
-We will be available once a week to meet individually from 1:00-3:00 if needed. 
-Please schedule with your child’s teacher 24 hours in advance.
-Check your child’s classroom blog for materials needed for that
day’s ZOOM session.


Thank you for your patience and cooperation,
Mrs. Crocker
Mrs. Compton
Mrs. Briggs
Mrs. McDonald



Virtual Learning! 
Monday-Friday
Live at 9:00



Thank you for sending all their work in. It looks like everyone has been working very hard.

Just a reminder most of the worksheets will be done after our Zoom lesson. I will teach the concept of each sheet on the day.  Also, please do not put completed work back in the binder. If there is a need for a 3rd packet to be sent home, I will only send worksheets. 

Continue to READ everyday.

Remember IXL is a wonderful resource to have extra practice on our skills.

On the right hand side of my blog you will find the links to all the websites that you will need. Just click on the link and it will take you there.

We will be doing a Virtual Spirit Weekly Activity. This will be an activity that will be shared with the class on Thursdays during our Zoom meeting. I will post a new activity every week.


Materials they will need EVERYDAY:
Binder or just the pages for the day, pencil, crayons, highlighter, red pen, white board, Expo marker and eraser.

March 30th- April 3rd
PACKET 2, Week 1 

Virtual Learning Spirit Weekly Activity: Build something out of Legos, blocks or any other materials. 

Monday:
-Day 1 worksheets (Please move the Greater Than, Less Than, Equal to worksheet to Week 2 Day 2 with the True or False? This concept will be taught on Week 2 Day 2)
-Ten Frame Workmat (this is located in the sheet protectors)
-Red and Yellow Counters
Tuesday:
-Day 2 worksheets
-Ten Frame 
-Red and Yellow Counters
Wednesday:
-Day 3 worksheets
-Double Ten Frame
-Red and Yellow Counters
Thursday:
-Day 4 worksheets (Please move time sheet to Week 2 Day 1)
-Ten Frame
-Red and Yellow Counters
Friday:
-Day 5 worksheets (Please move the Count and Compare: Cookies to Week 2 Day 2 with the Greater Than, Less Than, Equal to sheet and the True or False worksheets This concept will be taught on Week 2 Day 2) 
-Doubles Ten Frame
-Red and Yellow Counters 

Hope everyone has a wonderful week and happy learning! Please stay healthy and let me know if there is anything I can help you or your child with.
Mary-Hope

Sunday, March 22, 2020


I am missing your smiles,
hugs, laughter, and
 the classroom we share 
that is always so full of life.
I wish we could be there 
right now catching up on 
what you have been 
doing this past week.
Until we are together again
know that you are strong, smart,
brave, and loved.

Friday, March 13, 2020



Stay

Healthy!!!



March 16, 2020

While we are closed I have prepared a packet for your child to work on at home. This packet is enough for 3 weeks, just in case. The activities are to review and reinforce the concepts we have worked on as well as a few that we will be working on when we get back. You may pick up the packet on Tuesday, March 17th from 7-9 and 12-2 at the Lower School entrance. If this time does not work for you please let me know. I will continue to be in contact with you as we work through this time of the school being closed. I hope everyone stays safe and healthy. Please feel free to contact me at anytime if needed. I am here to help with anything you need.  


Home Learning Activity packets include as well as other activities to do while we are out:

MOST IMPORTANT:
-READ, READ, READ Have your child read to you as well
as you read to them
-Practice Sight Words (sheets included)
-Practice Letter Sounds
-CVC words write words on paper or note cards and have them sound them out. (see list of CVC words) 
-Work on writing sight words as well as writing sentences and illustrating what they have written. (Paper included, feel free to make more copies) Remember our 5 rules for sentences. See rules below.
-Math- Addition facts up to the sum of 10. We are just starting subtraction so you may begin that. Again 10 being the highest number.

Sight words we have had:
a, at, as, and, an, all, am, are, big, be, by, boy, but, can, do, did, for, from, find, go, girl, had, he her, has, have, him, his, I, is, in, it, if, like, look, me, my, make, may, new, of, on, or, our, play, ran, see, so, she, said, the, to, this, that, them, up, us, we, was, will, went, with, what, you

A list of CVC words are included in the packet.

Writing:
Our 5 rules for writing sentences
-Start the sentence with a capital letter.
-End the sentence with a punctuation mark.
Use a period at the end of a telling sentence.
Use a question mark at the end of a asking sentence.
Use an exclamation mark at the end of a sentence that shows excitement.
-Finger space between each word.
-Use my best handwriting.
-My sentences make sense.

Extra things you can work on with sentences:
-Sound out words in the sentences.
-Add details to your sentences. Example instead of writing, I see the cat.  Write I
see the big brown cat. 
-Draw a picture to match my sentence.


Extra worksheets are also included for reinforcing concepts.

Again please stay safe and healthy and do not hesitate to contact me.

Mary-Hope



Sunday, March 8, 2020


Homework due Thursday, March 12th:


-Leprechaun traps are due on Monday, March 16th 

-Letter sounds: Review, Vowels are the short sound

-Sight Words: Review
  
         
-Read Miss Kim and the Class


-Math page 73-76 (For page 76 the number stories are at the bottom of the page with the directions.)


The Early Years will be having their Spring Program on April 7th at 10:00 in the Preforming Arts Center.



IMPORTANT DATE:
May 15th: Field Trip to Maritime Museum and Tidal Flats in Beaufort, NC (It is about and 2 hours and 15 minutes from Goldsboro). **An adult must go with the student on this trip. The only transportation offered will be with the adult taking them.** The children will need to wear closed toe water shoes or shoes they can get wet. This is a annual field trip that the kindergarten class has done for the last 20 years.

Important Dates:
March 16th: Leprechaun Traps Due We will set our traps on the 16th before we leave for the day. (Please see below and sheet in homework folder) Please do not send in earlier due to space in the classroom.
March 17th: Wear your green and hopefully we will catch the Leprechaun
March 19th: Class Pictures (individuals will not be taken)
April 7th: Early Years Program in the PAC at 10:00
May 15th: Field Trip to Maritime Museum and Tidal Flats in Beaufort, NC (It is about and 2 hours and 15 minutes from Goldsboro). **An adult must go with the student on this trip. The only transportation offered will be with the adult taking them.** The children will need to wear closed toe water shoes or shoes they can get wet.

Leprechaun Traps are due March 16th. We need to set them the night of the 14th so hopefully we will catch the Leprechaun. Please see the sheet in the homework folder. There are lots of examples online. You can use any materials you have around the house. The Dollar Tree has lots of different items you can also use. Please let me know if you have any questions.


Sunday, March 1, 2020


Homework due Thursday, March 5th:


We are so excited to welcome 
our new friend 
Jaelynn Sutherland. 
Her family moved from Germany to 
Goldsboro last Friday.



-Letter sounds: /f/, /j/, and short /u/

-Sight Words:  
  
            New: ran  find  new  may
            Review: have  are  up  for

-Write words 2 times and write 2 sentences. Starting this week I would like for you to let your children sound out the words. For example friends might be frinds or frins (if they don't hear the /d/) or birthday would be brthday (remember that is what they hear so in Kindergarten it's spelled correctly). I would really like them to be sounding out their words. Thank you for your help.
               

-Read Decodable Books 8


-Math page 70-72

I hope everyone had a relaxing winter break.


Important Dates:
March 2nd: Dr Seuss's Birthday (we will talk about him and read lots of his books this month) 
March 2nd: Classes Resume
March 13th or 16th: Leprechaun Traps Due We will set our traps on the 16th before we leave for the day. (Please see below and sheet in homework folder) Please do not send in earlier due to space in the classroom.
March 17th: Wear your green and hopefully we will catch the Leprechaun
March 19th: Class Pictures (individuals will not be taken)
May 15th: Field Trip to Maritime Museum and Tidal Flats in Beaufort, NC (It is about and 2 hours and 15 minutes from Goldsboro). **An adult must go with the student on this trip. The only transportation offered will be with the adult taking them.** The children will need to wear closed toe water shoes or shoes they can get wet.




Leprechaun Traps are due March 13th or 16th. We need to set them the night of the 16th so hopefully we will catch the Leprechaun. Please see the sheet in the homework folder. There are lots of examples online. You can use any materials you have around the house. The Dollar Tree has lots of different items you can also use. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Saturday, February 29, 2020


March Newsletter
Learning Targets for the month of March:
  • I can identify/read the following words: not, help, they, how, so, did, he, big, some, then, out, little, in, of, am, was, good, again, there, where, my, if, this, to, get, down, put, who, by, like, on  
  • I can read decodable books 11, 12, 13, 14, and 15.
  • Listening for short vowel sounds; a, e, i, o and u.
  • Begin listening for long vowel sounds, a, e, i, o, and u.
  • Oral blending of initial and final consonants.
  • Reviewing initial and final consonant sounds.
  • Linking sounds to letters.
  • I can blend and segment words orally. 
  • I can write four or more sentences in my journal.
  • I can use comprehension strategies and skills such as making connections, asking questions, predicting, visualizing and comparing and contrasting after listening to a story.
  •  I can count by 2’s, 5’s and 10’s.
  • I can compare and order by size
  • I can compare lengths using a variety of items.
  • I can order by length.
  • I can measure length.
  • I can compare capacities of different items.
  • I can measure capacity.
  • I can compare weights of different items.
  • I can measure weight
  • I can add to 10.
  • I can subtract from 10.

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATE:
May 15th: Field Trip to Maritime Museum and Tidal Flats in Beaufort, NC (It is about and hour and 15 minutes from Goldsboro). **An adult must go with the students on this trip. The only transportation offered will be with the adult taking them.** The children will need to wear closed toe water shoes or shoes they can get wet.


Important Dates:
March 2nd: Dr Seuss's Birthday (we will talk about him and read lots of his books this month) 
March 2nd: Classes Resume
March 13th or 16th: Leprechaun Traps Due We will set our traps on the 16th before we leave for the day. (Please see below and sheet in homework folder) Please do not send in earlier due to space in the classroom.
March 17th: Wear your green and hopefully we will catch the Leprechaun
March 19th: Class Pictures (individuals will not be taken)
May 15th: Field Trip to Maritime Museum and Tidal Flats in Beaufort, NC (It is about and hour and 15 minutes from Goldsboro). **An adult must go with the student on this trip. The only transportation offered will be with the adult taking them.** The children will need to wear closed toe water shoes or shoes they can get wet.




Leprechaun Traps are due March 13th or 16th. We need to set them the night of the 16th so hopefully we will catch the Leprechaun. Please see the sheet in the homework folder. There are lots of examples online. You can use any materials you have around the house. The Dollar Tree has lots of different items you can also use. Please let me know if you have any questions.





Friday, February 21, 2020


Have a wonderful and safe 
Winter Break!
Let’s hope for sunny days.
We will see everyone back on
Monday, March 2nd.