Announcements & Updates: May 29-31

Last week of school (how did that come so fast!?) Hooray! :)

What we’re doing:

This week will be a pretty relaxed, fun last couple of days! I want to spend some time with your students doing fun things and just enjoying them before they go to first grade! :(

Monday, May 29: NO SCHOOL! (Memorial day)

May SEM Project: Our last project day is Tuesday, May 30 for the manipulative expression style! Here is the link to the project sheet in case you need it again Expression Style Project- May

Final Cluster Presentations: Tuesday, May 30 will also be our day to present about our last round of clusters. I’ll post pictures!

Book In: On Tuesday, May 30, we will be having a Book-In for some of the day. Students are welcome to bring one “comfy” item (blanket, pillow, stuffed animal, etc.) to use while they read!

A Few other Things…

Kindergarten Slideshow/Video: Please remember, if you’d like a copy of the slideshow/video shown at graduation, please bring a USB with your name on it (tape or ziploc bag with your name on it) and I can upload that for you.

Pictures on the Blog: Please check out the pictures (under both Photos and SEM tab) and see if there are any you’d like to save for yourself! Just click on the picture, then left click on it, then Save Image As…

Summer Readiness Activities: I have had several parents express interest in some ideas of things they could do to help their child stay ready for First Grade. I will be sending out an email this weekend with some information/ideas about this, watch for it!

THANK YOU for all you have done to make this year wonderful! I absolutely love each of your kids and I will miss them so much next year! I’m so grateful for the opportunity I’ve had to be their teacher. They are all going to do GREAT things! :) I hope you have a wonderful last week of school and a great summer break!

Stay in touch! 

Love, Mrs. Hogenson

Announcements & Updates: May 22-26

What We’re Learning:

SEM Theme for the Month: Manipulative

Phonics: This week we are learning ough which has 6 sounds! Long o as in though; /oo/ as in through; /uf/ as in rough; /of/ as in cough; /aw/ as in thought; and /ow/ as in drought. We will really just focus on introducing this phonogram over this last full week and helping our students be able to read it in words. There will be NO spelling test this Friday.

Sight Words: No sight words this week!

Math: Composing and decomposing shapes (Our last unit!)

Science/History: Plants- pollination (continued), seeds, trees.

Writing: We will be completing end of the year writing activities:)

Handwriting: None this week :)

Centers: No centers this week, instead we will be doing some end of the year activities and doing some of the kids favorite things!

Clusters: Third week of plant clusters. Our 4 Expression Styles will be Oral, Service, Manipulative, and Musical. Cluster presentations will be Tuesday, May 30.

Events/Activities Coming Up:

Friday is a short Friday! We’ll see you at 10:10am!

Seed Show & Tell: This is the last week to bring in seeds for show & tell! Your student may bring various seeds in to show to the class so we can observe the different kinds and compare! Just put them in ziploc bags with your student’s name on it and we’ll hang them up around the room for a couple weeks!

Kindergarten Graduation: Mark your calendars! Kindergarten Graduation will be Wednesday, May 24 at 6:00pm. We are SO excited! Let me know if you have any questions.

Field Day: Field Day is Thursday, May 25 from 8:20-11:20am! Kindergarten has been asked to wear YELLOW on field day with any jeans or other free-dress appropriate bottoms. Please make sure your child brings sunscreen, a towel, and a water bottle (all labeled please!) We’re anticipating warm weather and there will be water activities! It should be a very fun day! 

Sight Word Challenge: The party is Friday, May 26! You have all week to get the rest of the sight words passed off! So please send books and notes to let us know if they’re ready to pass words off! Students who do not pass off ALL the words will not be able to attend (they will be given an alternate activity)! Remember, to pass off a sight word, it must be SPELLED correct on the spelling test, READ correctly on the reading quiz, and FOUND in a book (and shown to myself or Mrs. Clawson). Please check the sheet in your child’s folder to see what your student has passed off/what they need to pass off. 

May SEM Project: Our expression style this month is manipulative and project day is May 30 (last one!). Here is the link to the project sheet in case you need it again Expression Style Project- May

Homework: No homework this week! We are done!

Spelling Test: None! :)

Mrs. Hogenson

Homework: May 15-19

Math:

No math homework this week! We are done for the rest of the year! :) 

Spelling:

Only Sight Word Homework this week! No more Words Their Way this year!

Sight Word Page (FOR EVERYONE): Sight Word Spelling Homework- May 15-19

Reading:

Students must read for 20 minutes each night Monday-Thursday (and we encourage you to continue on the weekends). This may be individually, with a sibling, parent, friend, etc. Parents, initial the reading homework/Dojo calendar found inside your student’s homework folder for each night they read. If you miss any days during the week, the weekend is a good time to make them up!

Here’s the reading calendar again if you need it!

Reading Homework_Dojo Calendar

Comment below if there are any questions!

Announcements & Updates: May 15-19

What We’re Learning:

SEM Theme for the Month: Manipulative

Phonics: This week we are learning ey which has 2 sounds, /long a/ as in they and /long e/ as in key. We are also learning ea which has 3 sounds, /long e/ as in eat, /short e/ as in head, and /long a/ as in  break. Again, I would really encourage you to watch these signs on the video (located on the Phonics Resources page) this week, they can be a little tricky to keep straight! Although we practice these every day in class, your student may need some extra help to really remember and understand these! Please spend a little time on these with your student- it is very important in helping them become good readers and spellers. I’ve noticed a big difference in students who review them at home and those who don’t. Be sure to check out the Phonics tab (under Resources) for tips and tricks to help your child learn these sounds. Watching the video with the hand signs (posted on the Phonics page) will be very helpful! I’d also be happy to email you some more ideas, specific to your child, if you are interested–email me to ask!

Sight Words: This week we have 2 sight words: nine ten. Make sure and check out the Sight Words tab (under Resources) for tips and tricks to help your child learn these sight words! These words will be on the spelling test this week!

Math: Composing and decomposing shapes (Our last unit!) as well as taking our final math benchmark assessment.

Science/History: Plants- pollination (continued), seeds, trees.

Writing: We will be completing end of the year writing activities:)

Handwriting: We will continue using the concept of sky, fence, and ground to improve handwriting. As we are in 4th quarter, mastery criteria on our handwriting quiz has changed again. All letters must be formed correctly and placed correctly on the lines, meaning that the must touch either the “fence” line (like “e”) or the “sky” line (like “h”) or must go underground (like g) depending on the letter, as well as rest on the baseline, not above of below. It needs to look just like the model on the handwriting quiz. Let me know if you have any questions about this.

Centers: Our centers will be: Silent Reading, Phonics/Sight Words (CVC word writing and sight word game), iPads (RAZ Kids), SEM (building with legos), Dramatic Play (building with train tracks), and Math (build number flowers).

Clusters: Second week of plant clusters. Our 4 Expression Styles will be Oral, Service, Manipulative, and Musical.

Events/Activities Coming Up:

Friday is a regular Friday! We’ll see you at 11:10am!

Seed Show & Tell: Over the next 2 weeks, we are learning about seeds and plants. Your student may bring various seeds in to show to the class so we can observe the different kinds and compare! Just put them in ziploc bags with your student’s name on it and we’ll hang them up around the room for a couple weeks!

Kindergarten Graduation: Mark your calendars! Kindergarten Graduation will be Wednesday, May 24 at 6:00pm. Invitations were sent home on Friday:)

Field Day: Mark your calendars, Field Day is May 25! More details to come:)

Sight Word Challenge: This week, students will be able to pass off any sight words that they need to! The party is May 26! Students who do not pass off ALL the words will not be able to attend! Remember, to pass off a sight word, it must be SPELLED correct on the spelling test, READ correctly on the reading quiz, and FOUND in a book (and shown to myself or Mrs. Clawson). Please check the sheet in your child’s folder to see what your student has passed off/what they need to pass off. 

Culminating Math CentersFriday, May 19 is our fun culminating math activity involving food! Please make sure to sign and turn in your permission slip if you haven’t already! No child will be able to participate without a permission slip. Also, if you signed up to bring food, PLEASE bring it no later than Wednesday, May 17. Thanks!

May SEM Project: Our expression style this month is manipulative and project day is May 30 (last one!). Here is the link to the project sheet in case you need it again Expression Style Project- May

Homework: Spelling (just sight words) and reading homework! See the homework post for more details:)

Spelling Test: ey, ea, ie, ei, ow Uu, Ll, Ww, nine, ten, seven, eight will be on the test on Friday, NO Words Their Way. Make sure your child can write the letters when they are told the sound of the phonogram as well as spell the sight words correctly. Please take several minutes and review with them on Thursday night, it really helps!

Mrs. Hogenson

Homework: May 8-12

Math:

Option 1: Moby Max for 4minutes/week (10 minutes a night)

Your student may work on any of the math sections (math, math facts, numbers). There is no need to sign anything as I can see the amount of time your student works on it through the Moby Max website.  Your student’s log in information is found under the tab Resources >>Moby Max on the blog.

Click the link below to log onto Moby Max!

https://www.mobymax.com/ut1306

Option 2: Math Homework Worksheets All 4 worksheets must be completed for full credit

Module 6 Lesson 1 Homework

Module 6 Lesson 2 Homework

Module 6 Lesson 3 Homework

Module 6 Lesson 4 Homework

*If you would like to do a combination of Moby Max and math worksheets, that’s totally fine! 1 worksheet is the equivalent of 10 minutes, so just make sure your “total time” for the week is 40 minutes

Spelling:

Remember, ONLY complete the spelling sort for your child’s spelling group. EVERYONE will complete the sight word portion of the homework.

For more detailed instructions/information, click this link:

how-to-guide-wtw-spelling-sorts

Spelling Homework Pages (only print what is needed for your child’s spelling group):

Sight Word Page (FOR EVERYONE): Sight Word Spelling Homework- May 8-12

Gold Group:

E.30

E sorting page, sort 30

Silver & Black Groups:

E.42

E- sorting page, sort 42

White Group:

L.14

LN sorting page, sort 14

*Just follow the instructions on the Sight Word Page and/or in the How to Guide! Please contact me with any questions!

Reading:

Students must read for 20 minutes each night Monday-Thursday (and we encourage you to continue on the weekends). This may be individually, with a sibling, parent, friend, etc. Parents, initial the reading homework/Dojo calendar found inside your student’s homework folder for each night they read. If you miss any days during the week, the weekend is a good time to make them up!

Here’s the reading calendar again if you need it!

Reading Homework_Dojo Calendar

Comment below if there are any questions!

Announcements & Updates: May 8-12

What We’re Learning:

SEM Theme for the Month: Manipulative

Phonics: We are learning ei which has 3 sounds, /long e/ as in conceit, /long a/ as in veil, and /short i/ like in forfeit. We are also learning ie which has 2 sounds, /long e/ as in field and /long i/ as in pieI would really encourage you to watch these signs on the video (located on the Phonics Resources page) this week, they can be a little tricky to keep straight! Although we practice these every day in class, your student may need some extra help to really remember and understand these! Please spend a little time on these with your student- it is very important in helping them become good readers and spellers. I’ve noticed a big difference in students who review them at home and those who don’t. Be sure to check out the Phonics tab (under Resources) for tips and tricks to help your child learn these sounds. Watching the video with the hand signs (posted on the Phonics page) will be very helpful! I’d also be happy to email you some more ideas, specific to your child, if you are interested–email me to ask!

Sight Words: This week we have 2 sight words: seven eight. Make sure and check out the Sight Words tab (under Resources) for tips and tricks to help your child learn these sight words! These words will be on the spelling test this week!

Math: Build and draw flat and solid shapes. (Our last unit!)

Science/History: Plants- life cycle of a plant, pollination

Writing: We will be using a word web and 2 sentences to answer a prompt. Our prompt will be about plants.

Handwriting: We will continue using the concept of sky, fence, and ground to improve handwriting. As we are in 4th quarter, mastery criteria on our handwriting quiz has changed again. All letters must be formed correctly and placed correctly on the lines, meaning that the must touch either the “fence” line (like “e”) or the “sky” line (like “h”) or must go underground (like g) depending on the letter, as well as rest on the baseline, not above of below. It needs to look just like the model on the handwriting quiz. Let me know if you have any questions about this.

Centers: Our centers will be: Silent Reading, Phonics/Sight Words (CVC word writing and sight word game), iPads (MobyMax Phonics), SEM (building with legos), Sensory Play (play dough), and Math (build number flowers).

Clusters: First week of plant clusters. Our 4 Expression Styles will be Oral, Service, Manipulative, and Dramatic.

Events/Activities Coming Up:

Friday is a short Friday! We’ll see you at 10:10am!

Seed Show & Tell: Over the next 2 weeks, we are learning about seeds and plants. Your student may bring various seeds in to show to the class so we can observe the different kinds and compare! Just put them in ziploc bags with your student’s name on it and we’ll hang them up around the room for a couple weeks!

Graduation Help Needed: If you would like to help with various graduation projects and have not already let me know, please do so soon! I will be contacting volunteers this week and sending projects home!

Kindergarten Graduation: Mark your calendars! Kindergarten Graduation will be Wednesday, May 24 at 6:00pm. Invitations will be sent home this week:)

Sight Word Challenge: This week, students will be able to pass off three & four as well as any other sight words we have done so far. Remember, to pass off a sight word, it must be SPELLED correct on the spelling test, READ correctly on the reading quiz, and FOUND in a book (and shown to myself or Mrs. Clawson). Please check the sheet in your child’s folder to see what your student has passed off/what they need to pass off. This should help you know what to work on with them so they can attend the Sight Word Challenge party! They only have a couple more weeks to work on it! 

Culminating Math CentersFriday, May 19 is our fun culminating math activity involving food! Please make sure to sign and turn in your permission slip if you haven’t already! No child will be able to participate without a permission slip.

May SEM Project: Our expression style this month is manipulative and project day is May 30 (last one!). Here is the link to the project sheet in case you need it again Expression Style Project- May

Homework: math, spelling, and reading homework! See the homework post for more details:)

Spelling Test: ie, ei, ow, ou, wh, Bb, Cc, Rr, seven, eight, five, six will be on the test on Friday, as well as 4 Words Their Way Words this week. Make sure your child can write the letters when they are told the sound of the phonogram as well as spell the sight words correctly. Please take several minutes and review with them on Thursday night, it really helps!

Mrs. Hogenson

Announcements & Updates: May 1-5

What We’re Learning:

SEM Theme for the Month: Manipulative

Phonics: We are learning ow which says /ow/ as in how and /long o/ like in bowou which says /ow/ as in round, /long o/ as in soul, /oo/ as in you, and /short u/ as in cousin, and wh which says /wh/ as in when. Although we practice these every day in class, your student may need some extra help to really remember and understand these! Please spend a little time on these with your student- it is very important in helping them become good readers and spellers. I’ve noticed a big difference in students who review them at home and those who don’t. Be sure to check out the Phonics tab (under Resources) for tips and tricks to help your child learn these sounds. Watching the video with the hand signs (posted on the Phonics page) will be very helpful! I’d also be happy to email you some more ideas, specific to your child, if you are interested–email me to ask!

Sight Words: This week we have 2 sight words: five six. Make sure and check out the Sight Words tab (under Resources) for tips and tricks to help your child learn these sight words! These words will be on the spelling test this week!

Math: Represent and apply compositions and decompositions of teen numbers.

Science/History: Plants- plant parts and life cycle of a plant

Writing: We will be using a word web and 2 sentences to answer a prompt. Our prompt will be about sports.

Handwriting: We will continue using the concept of sky, fence, and ground to improve handwriting. As we are in 4th quarter, mastery criteria on our handwriting quiz has changed again. All letters must be formed correctly and placed correctly on the lines, meaning that the must touch either the “fence” line (like “e”) or the “sky” line (like “h”) or must go underground (like g) depending on the letter, as well as rest on the baseline, not above of below. It needs to look just like the model on the handwriting quiz. Let me know if you have any questions about this.

Centers: Our centers will be: Silent Reading, Phonics/Sight Words (CVC word writing and sight word game), iPads (MobyMax Phonics), SEM (building with legos), Sensory Play (play dough), and Math (build number flowers).

Clusters: Exploratory Clusters about plants.

Events/Activities Coming Up:

Friday is a regular Friday! We’ll see you at 11:10am!

Moby Max Assessment Volunteers Needed: I need some volunteers who can help me complete our end-of-the-year Moby Max placement tests this week. If you are available on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday this week, please click the link and sign up! Moby Max Sign-Up

*If you sign up and something comes up and you can’t make it, please email me and let me know.

Kindergarten Graduation: Mark your calendars! Kindergarten Graduation will be Wednesday, May 24 at 6:00pm. More information to come :)

Graduation Help Needed: With graduation, I will need some volunteers to work on some projects at home. If you are interested, please let me know soon and I will start getting projects passed out next month. Thanks! :)

Sight Word Challenge: This week, students will be able to pass off three & four as well as any other sight words we have done so far. Remember, to pass off a sight word, it must be SPELLED correct on the spelling test, READ correctly on the reading quiz, and FOUND in a book (and shown to myself or Mrs. Clawson). Watch for a paper coming home this week that will tell you what your student has passed off/what they need to pass off. This should help you know what to work on with them so they can attend the Sight Word Challenge party!

May SEM Project: Our expression style this month is manipulative and project day is May 30 (last one!). Here is the link to the project sheet in case you need it again Expression Style Project- May

Homework: math, spelling, and reading homework! See the homework post for more details:)

Spelling Test: ow, ou, wh, ti, si, Ff, Gg, Ii, five, six three, four will be on the test on Friday, as well as 4 Words Their Way Words this week. Make sure your child can write the letters when they are told the sound of the phonogram as well as spell the sight words correctly. Please take several minutes and review with them on Thursday night, it really helps!

Mrs. Hogenson

Homework: May 1-5

Math:

Option 1: Moby Max for 4minutes/week (10 minutes a night)

Your student may work on any of the math sections (math, math facts, numbers). There is no need to sign anything as I can see the amount of time your student works on it through the Moby Max website.  Your student’s log in information is found under the tab Resources >>Moby Max on the blog.

Click the link below to log onto Moby Max!

https://www.mobymax.com/ut1306

Option 2: Math Homework Worksheets All 4 worksheets must be completed for full credit

Module 5 Lesson 21 Homework

Module 5 Lesson 22 Homework

Module 5 Lesson 23 Homework

Module 5 Lesson 24 Homework

*If you would like to do a combination of Moby Max and math worksheets, that’s totally fine! 1 worksheet is the equivalent of 10 minutes, so just make sure your “total time” for the week is 40 minutes

Spelling:

Remember, ONLY complete the spelling sort for your child’s spelling group. EVERYONE will complete the sight word portion of the homework.

For more detailed instructions/information, click this link:

how-to-guide-wtw-spelling-sorts

Spelling Homework Pages (only print what is needed for your child’s spelling group):

Sight Word Page (FOR EVERYONE): Sight Word Spelling Homework- May 1-5

Gold Group:

E.29

E- sorting page, sort 29

Silver & Black Groups:

E.41

E- sorting page, sort 41

White Group:

L.13

LN sorting page, sort 13

*Just follow the instructions on the Sight Word Page and/or in the How to Guide! Please contact me with any questions!

Reading:

Students must read for 20 minutes each night Monday-Thursday (and we encourage you to continue on the weekends). This may be individually, with a sibling, parent, friend, etc. Parents, initial the reading homework/Dojo calendar found inside your student’s homework folder for each night they read. If you miss any days during the week, the weekend is a good time to make them up!

Here’s the reading calendar again if you need it!

Reading Homework_Dojo Calendar

Comment below if there are any questions!

Homework: April 24-28

Math:

Option 1: Moby Max for 4minutes/week (10 minutes a night)

Your student may work on any of the math sections (math, math facts, numbers). There is no need to sign anything as I can see the amount of time your student works on it through the Moby Max website.  Your student’s log in information is found under the tab Resources >>Moby Max on the blog.

Click the link below to log onto Moby Max!

https://www.mobymax.com/ut1306

Option 2: Math Homework Worksheets All 4 worksheets must be completed for full credit

Module 5 Lesson 17 Homework

Module 5 Lesson 18 Homework

Module 5 Lesson 19 Homework

Module 5 Lesson 20 Homework

*If you would like to do a combination of Moby Max and math worksheets, that’s totally fine! 1 worksheet is the equivalent of 10 minutes, so just make sure your “total time” for the week is 40 minutes

Spelling:

Remember, ONLY complete the spelling sort for your child’s spelling group. EVERYONE will complete the sight word portion of the homework.

For more detailed instructions/information, click this link:

how-to-guide-wtw-spelling-sorts

Spelling Homework Pages (only print what is needed for your child’s spelling group):

Sight Word Page (FOR EVERYONE): Sight Word Spelling Homework- Apr 24-28

Gold Group:

E.28

E sorting page, sort 28

Silver & Black Groups:

E.40

E sorting page, sort 40

White Group:

L.12

LN sorting page, sort 12

*Just follow the instructions on the Sight Word Page and/or in the How to Guide! Please contact me with any questions!

Reading:

Students must read for 20 minutes each night Monday-Thursday (and we encourage you to continue on the weekends). This may be individually, with a sibling, parent, friend, etc. Parents, initial the reading homework/Dojo calendar found inside your student’s homework folder for each night they read. If you miss any days during the week, the weekend is a good time to make them up!

Here’s the reading calendar again if you need it!

Reading Homework_Dojo Calendar

Comment below if there are any questions!