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What we are learning this week...

February 12-15
  • Reading:  identifying fiction vs nonfiction, main idea and details, nonfiction text features
  • Phonics: isolating beginning, middle, and ending sounds in cvc words
  • Writing: personal narrative, focusing on the beginning, middle and end, writing a story that actually happened from the past.
  • Math: Counting to 100 by 1s and 10s
  • Social Studies: Chronological Order
  • Science: objects in the sky
 
DATES TO REMEMBER
  • Library is on Mondays
  • Valentine's Party on Wednesday (2/14), no parents
  • No School Friday (2/16) or Monday (2/19)
  • Spirit Night at Spring Creek BBQ (2/20)
 
January 22-Feb. 2
  • Reading:  identifying fiction vs nonfiction, main idea and details
  • Phonics: isolating medial sounds in cvc words (hat, bug, sit, etc.)
  • Writing: procedural text, "how to"
  • Math: read, write, and build numbers 11-20
  • Social Studies: identifying contributions of patriots and good citizens
  • Science: observe and describe weather changes from day to day and season to season

DATES TO REMEMBER
  • Library is on Mondays!  Please help your child remember his or her books every Monday.
  • 100th Day is February 7th.  A note will be sent home tomorrow (Wednesday the 24th) about attire.  Each student has the choice of either dressing up like they are 100 or creating a shirt with 100 items.
  • I will be sending an email/sign up regarding items that I need help purchasing for the 100th day of school celebration.  
  • Author visit is tomorrow morning!
  • Spirit Night at Kendra Scott is Friday the 26th.
  • 1/31 is Bus Drive Appreciation Day
  • February Birthday Book Club is 2/2.
  • Progress Reports will be sent home the 2nd full week of February.
 
January 10-19
  • Reading:  identifying fiction vs nonfiction, main idea and details
  • Phonics: isolating medial sounds in cvc words (hat, bug, sit, etc.)
  • Writing: review personal narratives and start procedural text (how to)
  • Math: read, write, and build numbers 11-20
  • Social Studies: identifying contributions of patriots and good citizens
  • Science: observe and describe weather changes from day to day and season to season
 
DATES
  • Library will be TOMORROW, Friday 12th since there is no school Monday, Jan. 15th
  • Birthday Book Club is 1/12
  • PTO meeting is 1/12 at 9:30
  • Support Staff Appreciation is 1/17
  • If anyone could help the kinder team out by purchasing some computer paper, that would be fantastic!  Thank you!
 
December 11-15
  • Reading:  making predictions and inferences, retelling the story focusing on characters and their traits, setting, and problem and solution, and connections
  • Phonics: rhyming (generating),  syllables in words, -in family, onset and rime (g-ame, h-og, gl-ue, etc.)
  • Writing: personal narratives, thinking about the beginning, middle and end of our story and writing a sentence for each, spaces, using lowercase letters in the middle of words and name
  • Math: Decomposing and Composing Numbers
  • Social Studies:  Customs and Traditions
  • Science:  Water
 
DATES TO REMEMBER
  • Please remember we have library on Mondays.  A lot of students are forgetting their books, and they will not be allowed to check out for that week if they do not bring them for our scheduled time.
  • Toy Drive is this week, they will pick up toys on December 18
  • Grinch Day, December 18th (in library), wear green
  • Gingerbread House Day, December 19th (look for a letter from Room Mom about this)
  • Polar Express Day, December 20th, students can wear pajamas, but please wear tennis shoes
  • Class Party December 22 (early dismissal that day, 12:50)
  • See attached letter from Ms. Sims regarding GT testing.
 
December 4-8
  • Reading:  making predictions and inferences, retelling the story focusing on characters and their traits, setting, and problem and solution, and connections
  • Phonics: rhyming (generating),  syllables in words, -ig family, onset and rime (g-ame, h-og, gl-ue, etc.)
  • Writing: revising stories to add more details and editing to add spaces between words, personal narratives, creating lists, thinking about the beginning, middle and end of our story and writing a sentence for each.
  • Math: Comparing numbers using the appropriate language "less than, greater (or more) than and equal to"
  • Social Studies:  Customs and Traditions
  • Science:  Rocks and soil
 
Also,
  • December 6th is Custodian Appreciation Day
  • December 8th, PTO meeting
  • December 11-15 Creekview Cares Toy Drive
  • December 22, Class parties and Early Dismissal
  • Thank you to the moms and dads that have volunteered this week to help us practice our sight words, letters, and other things!  We (especially me!) appreciate you!
 
November 6-17
  • Reading:  making predictions and inferences, retelling the story focusing on characters and their traits, setting, and problem and solution
  • Phonics: rhyming (generating),  syllables in words, -an family
  • Writing: revising stories to add more details and editing to add spaces between words, personal narratives, creating lists
  • Math: Composing and decomposing numbers to 10
  • Social Studies:  needs and wants
  • Science:  Movement
 
Also...
  • Book fair is this week, and tonight is Dad's Night from 5-7!
  • Tomorrow is lunch with a grand for last names A-K and Friday L-Z. Lunch is 11:18-11:48
  • Next Week is College Week, wear college shirts throughout the week, especially Wednesday!
  • Progress Reports will go home next Wednesday in Wednesday folders.  Please sign and return!
  • International Day is November 17
  • Creekview Cares Angel Tree will start December 1. 
  • Remember attendance is important!  And there are too many early releases without Doctor's notes.  If you check out your kid early without a doctor's note, they will not be eligible for perfect attendance!
  • PTO meeting Friday, November 10 @ 10 AM.
  • Art Teacher appreciation day is November 15.
  • No School November 20-24.
  • November 30 will be fall picture retakes 

 
October 30-Nov. 3
  • Reading:  making predictions and inferences, retelling the story focusing on characters and their traits, setting, and problem and solution
  • Phonics: rhyming (generating),  syllables in words, -an family
  • Writing: revising stories to add more details and editing to add spaces between words, personal narratives, creating lists
  • Math: Composing and decomposing numbers to 10
  • Social Studies:  needs and wants
  • Science:  Movement
 
Also...
  • Please visit the Wishlist page for some things we need the next few weeks.
  • I sent an email yesterday on behalf of our Room Mom, Rebecca.  Please print the attachment and return the bottom portion to me!  Thank you!
  • ATTENDANCE REMINDER - if you take your child out early and he or she does not return, he or she will not be eligible for perfect attendance...unless you bring a doctor's note.
  • Please put your child's name (and even mine!) on his or her jackets, sweatshirts, etc.  Our lost and found (in main hall on the way to the cafeteria) is already flooded with jackets!
  • November 6 is Book Fair week
  • November 7 is Spirit Night at Fuddruckers
  • November 9 is lunch with "someone grand" for last names A-K
  • November 10 is lunch with "someone grand" for last names L-Z
  • PTO meeting at 10 on November 10
 
October 30-Nov. 3
  • Reading:  making predictions and inferences, retelling the story focusing on characters and their traits, setting, and problem and solution
  • Phonics: rhyming (generating),  syllables in words, -at family
  • Writing: revising stories to add more details and editing to add spaces between words, personal narratives, creating lists
  • Math: Composing and decomposing numbers to 10
  • Social Studies:  Jobs at home, school and in our community (voting)
  • Science:  Movement
 
Also...
  • You can keep your child's report card, but please sign and return JUST the envelope to me!  Thank you!
  • We will be doing Pumpkin Math on Tuesday, bring in a pumpkin! (Email will be sent out later today)
  • Please put your child's name (and even mine!) on his or her jackets, sweatshirts, etc.  Our lost and found (in main hall on the way to the cafeteria) is already flooded with jackets!
  • November 3 is Birthday Book Club
  • November 6 is Book Fair week
  • November 7 is Spirit Night at Fuddruckers
  • November 9 is lunch with "someone grand" for last names A-K
  • November 10 is lunch with "someone grand" for last names L-Z
  • PTO meeting at 10 on November 10
 
October 23-27
  • Reading:  making predictions and inferences, retelling the story focusing on characters and their traits
  • Phonics: rhyming (generating) and syllables in words
  • Writing: revising stories to add more details and editing to add spaces between words, personal narratives 
  • Math: Sorting and classifying 2D and 3D shapes based on geometric attributes
  • Social Studies:  Jobs at home, school and in our community
  • Science:  Energy
 
Also...
  • This week is Red Ribbon week!  See attached brochure.
  • If you have any questions about shirts, please text Stephanie at (281) 455-5720.
 
October 16-20, 2nd 9 weeks begins this week!
  • Reading:  making predictions and inferences, retelling the story focusing on characters and their traits
  • Phonics: rhyming (generating) and syllables in words
  • Writing: revising stories to add more details and editing to add spaces between words, personal narratives 
  • Math: Sorting and classifying 2D and 3D shapes based on geometric attributes
  • Social Studies:  Jobs at home, school and in our community
  • Science:  Energy
 
Thank you PTO for providing snacks and coffee (the key to my heart) on Friday!  
Also, thank you to those of you that have shown up for conferences.  I really appreciate it!
A Red Ribbon flyer went home in Wednesday folders.  It is also attached.
School pictures are this Thursday!
Monster Howl is at TCES on Saturday from 4-8.  The Zaleskis will not be there, we have another commitment!  Please volunteer to help if you can. It will be so much fun, and I am so sad to miss!
 
 
 
 
October 10-13
  • Reading:  pattern books, using pictures to read words, beginning sounds in words (look my is)
  • Phonics: rhyming
  • Writing: using ABC chart and word wall, writing beginning sounds, pattern books
  • Math: Numbers 0-10 focusing on 1 more, 1 less, and equal, drawing and building sets of numbers
  • Social Studies:  Positional Words to describe location of objects (prepositions) and maps/globes
  • Science:  Physical Properties of objects (length, size, mass)
 
Remember no school on Monday (10/9). 
Visit the volunteer page to sign up to help in the class!
Sign up for conferences please! Google Doc is below.  Just fill in your name in a blue cell.
Report cards will be going home soon.
Spirit Night at Crust (10/10)
Fall pictures 10/19
 
October 2-6
  • Reading:  pattern books, using pictures to read words, beginning sounds in words (look my is)
  • Phonics: letters j, x, w, u, v, z,  and rhyming (just distinguishing not producing)
  • Writing: using ABC chart and word wall, writing beginning sounds, pattern books
  • Math: Numbers 0-10 focusing on 1 more, 1 less, and equal, drawing and building sets of numbers
  • Social Studies:  Positional Words to describe location of objects (prepositions)
  • Science:  Physical Properties of objects (length, size, mass)
 
**Please visit this Google Doc to sign up for a conference. Please be on time because conferences will end on time.  If the times do not work for you, please email me and we can work something out!
 
**On Tuesday (10/3) your child will need to bring a small stuffed animal to use during Social Studies.
 
**Friday (10/6) is early dismissal, and no school Monday 10/9.
 
**Your student will need to know the following sight words by the end of the 1st 9 weeks: I, to, a, is, look, like, my, you, the, at, see, and
 
**In your student's blue daily folder, he or she should have brought home a white page that shows letter formation and a yellow paper showing ways to practice sight words.  If you get some time, would you please put in the middle of your child's daily folder? Thanks!
 
**Please return the "take home reader" form.  If you did not receive one in Wednesday folders, it is attached.
 
**If you are changing your child's transportation, please use the attached form to send in.  Thank you!
 
**Please visit https://goo.gl/ZSSfof to sign up to volunteer in our room!
 
 
 
September 25-29
  • Reading:  environmental print, hfw (I to see)
  • Phonics: letters m, r, b, e, y and rhyming (just distinguishing not producing)
  • Writing: using ABC chart and word wall, writing beginning sounds
  • Math: Numbers to 6-10
  • Social Studies:  Pledges to USA and Texas flags
  • Science:  Physical Properties of objects (color, shape, texture, etc.)
 
POWERPOINT FROM OPEN HOUSE IS ATTACHED
 
 
 
September 18-22
  • Reading:  environmental print, hfw (like, a, the, I)
  • Phonics: letters h, g, o, k, c
  • Writing: Labeling pictures, stamina, getting started right away
  • Math: Numbers to 5
  • Social Studies:  My community and country (flags)
  • Science:  Physical Properties of objects (color, shape, texture, etc.)
 
DATES TO REMEMBER
  • Spirit Night:  Tuesday, September 19 @ Spring Creek BBQ (I have the late shift...7:30-8:00)
  • Open House: September 21 5:45-7:30
 
OTHER NEWS:
  • Explore Raz Kids...there is an app as well!
  • To log in, you will need my username (ezaleski1)
  • Your child's log in is their name and their student id/lunch number
  • Practice that lunch number!  They need it for Raz Kids AND computer lab on Wednesdays!
 
September 11-15
  • Reading: environmental print
  • Phonics: letters (uppercase, lowercase and soundss a l d f
  • Writing: Drawing good pictures with details, writing name and a sentence.
  • Math: 2d and 3d shape names and attributes
  • Social Studies: My community and country
  • Science:  Using our senses to observe, weather
 
DATES TO REMEMBER
  • Open House: Thursday, September 21 6-7:30
  • Freedom Week (check calendar for what to wear!)
 
OTHER NEWS

 

This is a message from your campus GT Specialist: 

Parents of kindergarten students - Welcome to Creekview!  

 

Many of you have inquired about gifted & talented testing for your child. All kindergarten students in the district will be screened during December/ January.  For students with qualifying scores from initial screenings, letters will be sent home requesting permission for further testing. For kindergarten students demonstrating an educational need, gifted services will begin in March.

 

For information and updates, please refer to my edlio site:

http://ces.tomballisd.net/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=534359&type=uā€‹

 

Let me know if you have any questions! 

Thanks,

Sheri Sims

 
September 5-8
  • Reading: respecting books, holding it the right way, 3 ways to read a book, environmental print, etc.
  • Phonics: letters (uppercase, lowercase and sounds)  i t p n  s a l d f
  • Writing: Drawing good pictures with details, and a sentence.
  • Math: 2d and 3d shape names and attributes
  • Social Studies: My school, rules and authority figures
  • Science:  Using our senses to observe, weather
 
DATES TO REMEMBER
  • Open House: Thursday, August 31, 6-7:30
  • No School: Monday, September 4
  • 3d shapes due August 28th (note in Wednesday folder)