Events for the Week of May 29-31

Monday:  No School in honor of Memorial Day

Tuesday:  Read-In–Students may bring a pillow, blanket, medium-sized stuffed animal, and 2-3 books

Wednesday:  Last day of school.  Early out!  Morning class is from 8:20-10:10 and afternoon class is from 8:40-12:30

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May 22-26

This week we are introducing our last phonogram, “ough”, but we will not be having a test over it. It has 6 sounds as in “though”, “through”, “rough”, “cough”, “thought”, and “drought”.

Spelling Test this week:

No spelling or phonogram test this week!

Other Information:

*This Friday is an Early Out day. Morning class is 8:20-10:10 and afternoon class is from 10:40-12:30.

*Remember the SEM expression style for May is “Manipulative”. Here are some ideas for the Manipulative: Build a model of a building; play with Play-Dough; do a science experiment; build a machine; use paper mache; visit a museum with an interactive display; put together a puzzle…or anything else you think of! Our SEM project day will be May 30th.

*Mark your calendars—Kindergarten Graduation is going to be this Wednesday, May 24th at 6 p.m. Students need to be in our class at 5:30 in their “Sunday best.”

*Thursday, May 25th is Field Day. This will be here at the school in the morning.   Our doors will open at 8:20 and we’ll dismiss at 11:20. For our field day, students need to wear yellow shirts. They can wear jeans or any other free dress down wear, but their shirts need to be yellow. Please remember that there will be NO AFTERNOON CLASS that day. We do need volunteers to help rotate with our classes. Please let me know if you’d like to come join our class. Volunteers won’t need to be there until 8:40.

*Friday, May 26th is our Sight Word Challenge reward time.  Students who have checked off all of their sight words (reading, spelling, and finding in a book) can bring a game to play.  Thursday, May 25th will be the last day to check off words.  Please send a note when your child is ready.

Thanks, and have a great week!

Mrs. Nuttall

snuttall@ascentutah.org

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May 15-19

This week we are finishing with our multi-letter phonograms. We are going to be learning the phonograms “ey” (3 sounds as in “they”, “key”, and valley (more of the “short I” sound) and “ea” (3 sounds as in “eat”, “head”, and “break”). We’ll be using some actions to help us learn the sounds. You can find the video with the actions for all the phonograms we’ll be learning on our blog; just go to the “Parent Help” page. We’ll also be practicing our handwriting as we’re learning the sounds.

This week, our last sight words are “nine” and “ten”. Please work with your child with both reading and writing these words. Don’t forget to print the spelling homework to practice. The spelling homework is due Friday, when we’ll have our spelling test over the words. (Go to the “Homework” tab at the top of the blog to find the homework.)

Spelling Test this week:

Phonograms: ey, ea, ei, ie, wh, U, L, W (I’ll say the sound(s), students will write the letter that says that sound(s).

Words: nine, ten, seven, eight

Words Their Way: We will NOT have a Words Their Way Portion of the test this week.

Other Information:

*This Friday is a Regular day. Morning class is 8:20-11:10 and afternoon class is from 12:10-3:30.

*Remember the SEM expression style for May is “Manipulative”. Here are some ideas for the Manipulative: Build a model of a building; play with Play-Dough; do a science experiment; build a machine; use paper mache; visit a museum with an interactive display; put together a puzzle…or anything else you think of! Our SEM project day will be May 30th.

*Mark your calendars—Kindergarten Graduation is going to be Wednesday, May 24th at 6 p.m. Students need to be in our class at 5:30 in their “Sunday best.”

*Thursday, May 25th is Field Day!  Our kids from our afternoon class will join our morning class (specific times to be announced soon).  There will be NO REGULAR AFTERNOON CLASS on that day

*Friday, May 26th is our Sight Word Challenge reward time.  Students who have checked off all of their sight words (reading, spelling, and finding in a book) can bring a game to play.  Thursday, May 25th will be the last day to check off words.  Please send a note when your child is ready.

Thanks, and have a great week!

Mrs. Nuttall

snuttall@ascentutah.org

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May 8-12

This week we are continuing with our multi-letter phonograms. We are going to be learning the phonograms “ei” (3 sounds as in “conceit”, “veil”, and “forfeit”) and “ie” (3 sounds as in “field”, “pie”, and “lilies” (more of a “short I” sound). We’ll be using some actions to help us learn the sounds. You can find the video with the actions for all the phonograms we’ll be learning on our blog; just go to the “Parent Help” page. We’ll also be practicing our handwriting as we’re learning the sounds.

This week, our sight words are “seven” and “eight”. Please work with your child with both reading and writing these words. Don’t forget to print the spelling homework to practice. The spelling homework is due Friday, when we’ll have our spelling test over the words. (Go to the “Homework” tab at the top of the blog to find the homework.)

Spelling Test this week:

Phonograms: ei, ie, ow, ou, wh, B, C, R I (I’ll say the sound(s), students will write the letter that says that sound(s).

Words: seven, eight, five, six

Words Their Way: We will have a Words Their Way Portion of the test over the concepts your child has been working with this week.

Other Information:

*This Friday is an Early Out day. Morning class is 8:20-10:10 and afternoon class is from 10:40-12:30.

*Remember the SEM expression style for May is “Manipulative”. Here are some ideas for the Manipulative: Build a model of a building; play with Play-Dough; do a science experiment; build a machine; use paper mache; visit a museum with an interactive display; put together a puzzle…or anything else you think of! Our SEM project day will be May 30th.

*Our next free dress day from the “Pennies for Patients” contest will be May 15th.   Clothing should be modest, clean, and free of rips and holes.

*Mark your calendars—Kindergarten Graduation is going to be Wednesday, May 24th at 6 p.m. More information to come!

Wish List:

White cardstock

Gallon ziplock baggies

Thanks, and have a great week!

Mrs. Nuttall

snuttall@ascentutah.org

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May 1-5

This week we are continuing with our multi-letter phonograms. We are going to be learning the phonograms “ow” (2 sounds as in “how” and “low”); “ou” (4 sounds as in “round,” “soul,” “you,” and “country”), and “wh” (1 sound as in “whale”).   We’ll be using some actions to help us learn the sounds. You can find the video with the actions for all the phonograms we’ll be learning on our blog; just go to the “Parent Help” page. We’ll also be practicing our handwriting as we’re learning the sounds.

This week, our sight words are “five” and “six”. Please work with your child with both reading and writing these words. Don’t forget to print the spelling homework to practice. The spelling homework is due Friday, when we’ll have our spelling test over the words. (Go to the “Homework” tab at the top of the blog to find the homework.)

Spelling Test this week:

Phonograms: ow, ou, wh, si, ti, F, G, I (I’ll say the sound(s), students will write the letter that says that sound(s).

Words: five, six, three, four

Words Their Way: We will have a Words Their Way Portion of the test over the concepts your child has been working with this week.

Other Information:

*This Friday is a regular day. Morning class is 8:20-11:10 and afternoon class is from 12:10-3:00.

*Remember the SEM expression style for May is “Manipulative”. Here are some ideas for the Manipulative: Build a model of a building; play with Play-Dough; do a science experiment; build a machine; use paper mache; visit a museum with an interactive display; put together a puzzle…or anything else you think of! Our SEM project day will be May 30th.

*Our next free dress day from the “Pennies for Patients” contest will be May 15th.  Clothing should be modest, clean, and free of rips and holes.

*Mark your calendars—Kindergarten Graduation is going to be Wednesday, May 24th at 6 p.m. More information to come!

Wish List:

White cardstock

Jumbo paper clips

Thanks, and have a great week!

Mrs. Nuttall

snuttall@ascentutah.org

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April 24-28

This week we are continuing with our multi-letter phonograms. All three of these phonograms are only in the middle of words. We are going to be learning the phonograms “ti” (/sh/ as in “nation”), “ci” (/sh/ as in “facial”), and “si” (2 sounds as in “mission” and “vision”). We’ll be using some actions to help us learn the sounds. You can find the video with the actions for all the phonograms we’ll be learning on our blog; just go to the “Parent Help” page. We’ll also be practicing our handwriting as we’re learning the sounds.

This week, our sight words are “three” and “four”. Please work with your child with both reading and writing these words. Don’t forget to print the spelling homework to practice. The spelling homework is due Friday, when we’ll have our spelling test over the words. (Go to the “Homework” tab at the top of the blog to find the homework.)

Spelling Test this week:

Phonograms: ti, si, ci, wor, oo, D, E, H (I’ll say the sound(s), students will write the letter that says that sound(s).

Words: one, two, three, four

Words Their Way: We will have a Words Their Way Portion of the test over the concepts your child has been working with this week.

Other Information:

*This Friday is an Early Out day. Morning class is 8:20-10:10 and afternoon class is from 10:40-12:30.

*Remember the SEM expression style for April is “Audio-Visual”. Here are some ideas for the Audio-Visual Style: listen to a book on tape while reading along; make a movie; watch a dance performance; watch someone giving a speech; paint a picture while listening to music; watch a favorite movie; put on a puppet show with music and sound; play with a soundboard…..or anything else you can think of!   Our SEM project day will be April 27th.

*Handwriting—as we are now in the 4th quarter of school, we are really going to focus on the size of the letters for our handwriting quizzes. Letters need to sit on the “ground”. Short letters should go all the way to the “fence” (but not above), and tall letters should touch the “sky” line.

*With the “Pennies for Patients” contest, we earned 2 free dress days!!! They will be April 27th and May 15th.  Clothing should be modest, clean, and free of rips and holes.

*Mark your calendars—Kindergarten Graduation is going to be Wednesday, May 24th at 6 p.m. More information to come!

*With graduation fast approaching, we are in need of some parents to work on a few projects at home. Please let me know if you’re interested.

Wish List:

White cardstock

Jumbo paper clips

Thanks, and have a great week!

Mrs. Nuttall

snuttall@ascentutah.org

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April 17-21

This week we are continuing with our multi-letter phonograms. We are going to be learning the phonograms “wor” (as in “works”) and “oo” (2 sounds, as in “tooth” and “book”). We’ll be using some actions to help us learn the sounds. You can find the video with the actions for all the phonograms we’ll be learning on our blog; just go to the “Parent Help” page. We’ll also be practicing our handwriting as we’re learning the sounds.

Our sight words this week are “one” and “two”. Please work with your child with both reading and writing these words. Don’t forget to print the spelling homework to practice. The spelling homework is due Friday, when we’ll have our spelling test over the words. (Go to the “Homework” tab at the top of the blog to find the homework.)

Spelling Test this week:

Phonograms: wor, oo, ed, oe, oa, S, T, O (I’ll say the sound(s), students will write the letter that says that sound(s).

Words: from, zero, one, two

Words Their Way: We will have a Words Their Way Portion of the test over the concepts your child has been working with this week.

Other Information:

*Friday is a regular day. Morning class is 8:20-11:10 and afternoon class is from 12:10-3:00.

*Remember the SEM expression style for April is “Audio-Visual”. Here are some ideas for the Audio-Visual Style: listen to a book on tape while reading along; make a movie; watch a dance performance; watch someone giving a speech; paint a picture while listening to music; watch a favorite movie; put on a puppet show with music and sound; play with a soundboard…..or anything else you can think of!   Our SEM project day will be April 27th.

*Our Great Artist is Tuesday, March 18th from 10:25-11:10 and 2:15-3:00. Please feel free to come help out it you’d like. It’s always good to have extra hands!

*Handwriting—as we are now in the 4th quarter of school, we are really going to focus on the size of the letters for our handwriting quizzes. Letters need to sit on the “ground”. Short letters should go all the way to the “fence” (but not above), and tall letters should touch the “sky” line.

*Thanks for a wonderful Teacher Appreciation Week! It’s been a great week, and I’ve felt so special and appreciated. Thank you so much!

Have a great week!

Mrs. Nuttall

snuttall@ascentutah.org

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April 3-7

This week we are continuing with our multi-letter phonograms. We are going to be learning the phonograms “ed” (3 sounds as in wanted, played, and looked), “oe” (as in toe), and “oa” (as in boat). We’ll be using some actions to help us learn the sounds. You can find the video with the actions for all the phonograms we’ll be learning on our blog; just go to the “Parent Help” page. We’ll also be practicing our handwriting as we’re learning the sounds.

This week, we are working with two sight words—“from” and “zero”. Please work with your child with both reading and writing these words. Don’t forget to print the spelling homework to practice. The spelling homework is due Friday, when we’ll have our spelling test over the words. (Go to the “Homework” tab at the top of the blog to find the homework.)

Spelling Test this week:

Phonograms: ed, oe, oa, aw, au, A, P, M (I’ll say the sound(s), students will write the letter that says that sound(s).

Words: from, zero, have, this

Words Their Way: We will have a Words Their Way Portion of the test over the concepts your child has been working with this week.

Other Information:

*This Friday is a regular day. Morning class is 8:20-11:10 and afternoon class is from 12:10-3:00.

*Remember the SEM expression style for April is “Audio-Visual”. Here are some ideas for the Audio-Visual Style: listen to a book on tape while reading along; make a movie; watch a dance performance; watch someone giving a speech; paint a picture while listening to music; watch a favorite movie; put on a puppet show with music and sound; play with a soundboard…..or anything else you can think of!   Our SEM project day will be April 27th.

*Handwriting—as we are now in the 4th quarter of school, we are really going to focus on the size of the letters for our handwriting quizzes. Letters need to sit on the “ground”. Short letters should go all the way to the “fence” (but not above), and tall letters should touch the “sky” line.

*Spring break will be from April 8th-17th. We’ll see you back in school on April 18th! Hope you have a wonderful time with your families!

Wish List:

Prizes for our treasure box (non-food items)

Thanks, and have a great week!

Mrs. Nuttall

snuttall@ascentutah.org

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March 27-31

This week we are continuing with our multi-letter phonograms. We are going to be learning the phonograms “aw” (that we do use at the end of a word) and “au” (that is never at the end of a word). We’ll be using some actions to help us learn the sounds. You can find the video with the actions for all the phonograms we’ll be learning on our blog; just go to the “Parent Help” page. We’ll also be practicing our handwriting as we’re learning the sounds.

We are going to cycle through and practice the words that we’ve already introduced this year.   We want the students to really master the words—being able to both read them and write them. We also want the students to recognize them as they come across them as they are reading. This week, we are working with two sight words—“this” and “have”. Please work with your child with both reading and writing these words. Don’t forget to print the spelling homework to practice. The spelling homework is due Friday, when we’ll have our spelling test over the words. (Go to the “Homework” tab at the top of the blog to find the homework.)

Spelling Test this week:

Phonograms: aw, au, ew, ui, ar, X, Z, N (I’ll say the sound(s), students will write the letter that says that sound(s).

Words: this, have, at, be

Words Their Way: We will have a Words Their Way Portion of the test over the concepts your child has been working with this week. For the Silver and Black groups, we are now doing ending consonants. To get the point for their word, they’ll need to get the beginning consonant (since we’ve already done those) as well as the ending consonant. For instance, if the word is “fox”, they would need to get both the “f” and the “x” in order to receive the point.

Other Information:

*This Friday is an Early Out day. Morning class is 8:20-10:10 and afternoon class is from 10:40-12:30.

*Remember the SEM expression style for March is “Written”. Here are some ideas for the Written Style: write a letter and send it to someone, write a movie script, write a book and draw a picture to go with it, write a story, write about yourself, write a note to someone in class, write a nice note on the bathroom mirror (with a dry erase marker), write a thank you note…..or anything else you can think of!   Our SEM project day will be March 30th.

Classroom Wish List:

Prizes for our treasure box (non-food items)

Thanks, and have a great week!

Mrs. Nuttall

snuttall@ascentutah.org

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March 20-24

This week we are continuing with our multi-letter phonograms.  We are going to be learning the phonograms “ew” (2 sounds as in “flew” and “few”, that we do use at the end of a word), “ui” (2 sounds as in “fruit” and “suit”, that is never at the end of a word), and “ar” (1 sound as in “car”). We’ll be using some actions to help us learn the sounds.  You can find the video with the actions for all the phonograms we’ll be learning on our blog; just go to the “Parent Help” page.  We’ll also be practicing our handwriting as we’re learning the sounds.

We are going to cycle through and practice the phonograms that we’ve already introduced this year.   We want the students to really master the words—being able to both read them and write them. We also want the students to recognize them as they come across them as they are reading. This week, we are working with two sight words—“at” and “be”.  Please work with your child with both reading and writing these words.  Don’t forget to print the spelling homework to practice. The spelling homework is due Friday, when we’ll have our spelling test over the words.  (Go to the “Homework” tab at the top of the blog to find the homework.) 

Spelling Test this week:

Phonograms: ew, ui, ar, oy, oi, V, Y, Qu (I’ll say the sound(s), students will write the letter that says that sound(s).

Words: at, be, they, I

Words Their Way:  We will have a Words Their Way Portion of the test over the concepts your child has been working with this week. 

Other Information:

*This Friday is a Regular Day.  Morning class is 8:20-11:10 and afternoon class is from 12:10-3:00.

*Remember the SEM expression style for March is “Written”. Here are some ideas for the Written Style: write a letter and send it to someone, write a movie script, write a book and draw a picture to go with it, write a story, write about yourself, write a note to someone in class, write a nice note on the bathroom mirror (with a dry erase marker), write a thank you note…..or anything else you can think of!   Our SEM project day will be March 30th.

*End of Third quarter is Wednesday, March 22nd!

Thanks, and have a great week!

Mrs. Nuttall

snuttall@ascentutah.org

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