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Hello parents,
I’m really missing your children (my students). I’m going to give you some homework and some suggestions to help keep your children busy during this week.
We’ll start with spelling. Monday-write words, Tuesday-put in ABC order, Wednesday and Thursday-write sentences for each word, Friday-take practice test. 
Jace-deep, keep, sleep, bear, pear, this, that. Bonus words are left, right. 
Tai and Daphne-light, sight, tight, bright, flight, race, space, trace, below, above. Bonus words are forest, ocean. 
Jemma-light, sight, tight, bright, flight, town, down, clown, about, above. Bonus words are important, mushroom. 
I would like the kindergarten to try putting these words in ABC order-cat, girl, food, apple, pie, moon, top, zebra. 
They haven’t done this before so be patient or don’t do at all. 
I love the phonics assignment for both of my levels. And I also love the web sights that Claire has offered. Please check them out. Some guidelines for math are money up to a dollar, graphs, adding and subtracting. For kindergarten, it would be the same except for money up to 50 cents. 
FINALLY, for real fun, we would be learning about leprechauns and how clever and tricky they are. Then we would build traps for them. It’s an introduction to simple machines and can only do it once a year. Use only things around your house. Boxes, string, paper clips, anything you can find. If you do this activity, I would love to see it. 
Ok, I know this is a lot but I really want them to feel engaged in learning while they are away. And I really do miss them 
Lastly, I can make a little packet for them if you would like to pick up at the school.  Text me to let me know. 
Stay safe and let me know how things are going. 
Much love(hug those babies for me),
J Roy 

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I hope you all had a great time at the parade yesterday. Wish I could have joined you.
This week we will be studying ocean animals and their habitat, focusing on the octopus and sea otters.
Our letter of the week is O.
Spelling words are say, way, tray, play, sick, lick, trick, brick, said, and were.
Bonus words are learn and listen.
Have a good week.

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Good morning, parents. We had a fabulous 100 Day. Lots of counting, good food, and fun. Now we are getting ready for Valentine’s Day. I will be sending home a list of classmates and teachers to help your children address their cards. Our party will be Friday afternoon at 2:30. Hope to see you all there.
Our letter of the week is V.
Spelling words are- how, now, cow, plow, pink, sink, date, gate, late, plate.
Bonus words are- between and again.
Have a great week!

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Hi parents. We are in the home stretch to 100 Day on Thursday, the 6th. Don’t forget to bring in your collection and item for our 100 snack. You can bring them before Thursday if it would be easier.
As for language, kindergarten will be learning about pronouns, and 1st grade will be reviewing nouns and verbs.
In math, kindergarten will be learning to use the addition symbol, and 1st grade will be learning about using the greater than, less than, and equal to symbols. Of course, there will be lots of counting on Thursday by everyone.
Spelling words are cart, part, tart, start, smart, bike, hike, like, love, said.   Bonus words are today and tomorrow.
Forgot to tell you that lunch will be provided on Thursday.
Have a great week!

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Hello parents.
Because this is a short week and our trip to the Children’s Museum today, we will not have a letter of the week. Also, our spelling words will be review words. They are that, about, was, went, are, game, grin, boy, toy, and sing. Bonus words are lesson and month.
In math, we’ll be working on telling time and counting money to help prepare for 100 Day which is on February 6. Each child will need to bring a collection of 100 of the same item to share in class so start thinking about that now. If you have any questions, please ask. It is important that each child brings a collection because we use them for several activities that day.
That’s all for now. Have a great week.

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Hello parents,
Our letter of the week is M. This will be a fun week for the kids because we will be learning about magnets. All children are fascinated by magnets. We will also be learning about Martin Luther King Jr. This is part of learning about our holidays and why we observe them.
Kinders will be learning about color and number words in language and counting above 20 in math.  1st grade will be working with clocks in math and nouns and verbs in language.
Spelling words are tree, meet, feet, sheet, street, sand, hand, land, band, and when. Bonus words are cloudy and snowy.
FYI  next Tuesday, January 21, we will be going to The Children’s Museum. The kids will need to wear their Satori shirts.
Have a great week.

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Hello families. I’m hoping everyone had a wonderful holiday and a restful break. We will be hopping back to the letter I this week discussing the Inuit eskimos for social studies and frozen liquid (igloos) for science. We will probably do a little review in math and reading. 
Spelling words are wave, cave, save, brave, crave, fill, hill, grill, drill and are. Bonus words are pillow and feather. See you all Monday. 
Draft 

. Week of 12/9-12/13

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This week we are welcoming a new student Haania Waheed. Your children are always excited to have a new friend come to the classroom. That’s one of the many things I love about them.
In social studies, we will still be learning about Christmas in other parts of the world.
In math, we will be doing a lot of measuring and weighing.
We are going to be reading a lot for language. All my munchkins  are so excited about reading which makes me excited for them.
Spelling words are- hand, band, sand, land, grand, time, lime, dime, slime, about.
Bonus words are- merry, lights.
Bonus words for Jemma are- festival, decorations.
Have a great week!

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Welcome back everyone. I hope you all had a restful Thanksgiving. We will be focusing on Christmas the next few weeks. We’ll be talking about everything from traditions and songs and food to colors. We will also explore Hanukkah. In 1st grade, we will be reviewing math concepts, and learning about verbs in language.
The kindergarten will be reviewing some math concepts and learning about graphs. We’re going to focus on reading in language.
Letter of the week is Kk.
Spelling words are- nest, west, test, best, pest, make, rake, take, bake, where. Bonus words are world and holidays.
Can’t wait to see your little ones on Monday. Have a great week.

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I’m sorry I’m a bit late getting these spelling words to all of you. It was a busy weekend. 
In math, we will still be reviewing telling time and also, reading a thermometer to two degrees. Kindergarten will be learning about the pan balance scale and probability. 
In language arts, we will be learning how to identify verbs in a sentence. Kinders will be learning about telling and asking sentences. 
Spelling words for this week are- bell, tell, fell, shell, spell, hide, side, wide, ride, what. Bonus words are- turkey and Thanksgiving. 
Have a good week. See you at Thanksgiving feast on Friday.