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February 2017 NEWSLETTER
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Upcoming Events
February 13th & 17th 
Parent/Teacher Conferences
February 14th 
Valentines Day Parties
February 22nd 
Guest Artist  - Violins with Ms. Rachel

March 3rd 
Music Concert/Art Gallery Show
March 6th-10th 
NO SCHOOL-  Spring Break
March 29th
Guest Artist
February Lesson Theme: Going to the Ocean
Conversation Starters
3 year olds: Preschoolers
Jan. 30th -   Aa, #7, brown, ocean animals, circle, kindness 
Literacy:"Tickly Octopus", "I'm the Biggest Thing in the Ocean" "Ocean Friends" * Color and ocean animal sorting * Letter Oo follow direction activities * Handwriting without Tears * Ocean animal sounds * Find the hidden numbers * Matching Pairs.
Feb. 6th -   Vv, #8, red, white and pink, heart, vulture, love 
Literacy: "Llama, Llama I love you", "Clifford's Special Valentine" Retell story * Color and shape sorting * Letter Vv follow direction activities * Handwriting without Tears * Flash Cards  * Find the hidden hearts * How many and their matching pairs
Feb. 13th -   Pp, #9, red, white and blue, star, porcupine, honesty
Literacy: Literacy: "My Teacher For President", "Duck For President" Retell story * Color and shape sorting * Letter Pp follow direction activities * Handwriting without Tears * making pairs * Find the hidden numbers * counting songs and activities * Assess students
Feb. 20th -   Oo, #10, blue, octopus, rectangle, honesty
Literacy: "Over in The Ocean", "Somewhere in the Ocean" Retell story * animal sorting * Letter Oo follow direction activities * Handwriting without Tears * Circle time activities * Find the hidden numbers * Comparing sizes
 
4 & 5 year olds: Pre-Kinder and 
Advanced Pre-Kinder
Jan. 30th Aa, #19, brown, ocean animals, circle, kindness
Literacy: "Commotion in The Ocean", "Hooray for Fish", "Big and Little Ocean Animals", Journal writing/picture * Vocabulary word: curious * Handwriting without Tears * Writing first and last name * Rhyming words with family "op" * blends * number symbols and number words * picture addition * A to Z level readers (assign books accordingly) Individual and Group reading.
Feb. 6th Vv, #20, red, white and pink, heart, vulture, love
Literacy: "Arthur's Valentine", "I love you all Day Long", "Oh Valentine, we've Lost our Minds", Journal writing/picture * Vocabulary word: vulture * Handwriting without Tears * Writing first and last name  * Rhyming words with family "ug" * blends * number symbols and number words * picture addition and introduce take away (subtraction) * A to Z level readers (assign books accordingly) Individual and Group reading   
Feb. 13th "pr", #21, red, white and blue, star, porcupine, honesty
Literacy:"My Teacher For President", "Duck For President" Journal writing/picture * Vocabulary word: voting * Handwriting without Tears * Writing first name, begin to spell last name * Rhyming words  * blend "Pr" and digraphs * number word matching * picture subtraction * Assess students
Feb. 20th "ph", #22, blue, octopus, cylinder, honesty
Literacy:"Way Down Deep in the Deep Blue Sea", "The Pout, Pout Fish" Journal writing/picture * Handwriting without Tears * Writing first and last name * Rhyming ocean words * blends and digraphs and "ph" words * picture subtraction * Counting and writing how many

Kindergarteners:
Jan. 30th Aa, #19, brown, ocean animals, circle, kindness 
Target Skill:  conclusions 
Target Strategy: infer/predict   
Vocabulary Strategies: Multiple-meaning word
Fluency: read with expression  
Phonics: Letter/sound Gg blending words  Media Literacy/Research skill: identify sources  Grammar: Proper nouns for places  
Writing: Sentences: message

Feb. 6th Vv, #20, red, white and pink, heart, vulture, love
Target Skill: Author's Purpose 
Target Strategy: Analyze/Evaluate
Vocabulary Strategies: Rhyme  
Fluency: read with expression 
Phonics: letter/sound Rr blending words
Media Literacy/Research skill: record and publish research
Grammar: Verbs in future tense 
Writing: Sentences: Parts of a letter (inside address)

Feb. 13th "pr", #21, red, white and blue, star, porcupine,  honesty
Target Skill: Cause and Effect 
Target Strategy: question 
Vocabulary Strategies: Antonyms
Fluency: Pause for punctuation 
Phonics: Letter/sound Dd blending words 
Media Literacy/Research skill: ask questions
Grammar: verb in past tense  
Writing: Story: Exact nouns

Feb. 20th "ph", #22, blue, octopus, cylinder, honesty
Target Skill: Sequence of events 
Target Strategy: visualize 
Vocabulary Strategies: Synonyms
Fluency: reading rate 
Phonics: review
Media Literacy/Research skill: identify media forms and techniques 
Grammar: verbs: Past, present, future  
Writing: Story: Exact nouns
Unit Test 4

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