Thursday, January 17, 2019

Athletic Field Day!

Athletic Field Day
Athletic Field Day is Friday, February 2nd from 8:30-11:00 for K-2 classes and from 12:00-2:30 for grades 3-5!  Each year classes are assigned a Greek City State for their team.  This year, your child’s team is Crete, and our team color is yellow. Your child may wear a plain yellow shirt (no logos) with any athletic bottom that's free of pop culture.  There will be no school lunch offered on Athletic Field Day.  Please send your child to school with a packed lunch.
This is our team symbol
Volunteers for Athletic Field Day
In order to have Athletic Field Day run smoothly, we need your help!  
Coach Gethings & Coach Warren need volunteers setting up and running the event.  
Please sign up at to help
with the events.  We need a few volunteers for class to help with donating a cooler
and snacks.  Please Sign up here to volunteer to help our class.  

Lunch: We will have lunch in our classroom at 11:00.  
There will be no school lunch.  Please have students bring a lunch from home.

Athletic Field Day Attire:
Please have your child wear a YELLOW color t-shirt that day.
 Students may decorate their shirts with their team name and/or symbol of their
Greek City State.   Students should wear athletic clothing free of pop culture references.
 Sports team and brand logos are acceptable on clothing.
 Athletic shoes are mandatory (any color).  Hats and sunglasses may be worn.  
Sunscreen must be applied at home.
 Please see pg. 52 in the family handbook for more detailed information.  

Sunday, January 13, 2019

We had a great first week back! It was so fun to see everyone's smiling faces. The 100th day of school is quickly approaching, look for a sign-up and a fun at home project coming out next week. 

Happy Half Birthday to Natalie!

Happy 6th Birthday to Giovanni!

Happy 6th Birthday to Jonathan!

Here's a look at this week:

Spalding: This coming week we will learn three new phonograms: ed, or, wh. We will learn 4 new spelling words that are very similar to each other, they will share the same beginning and ending consonant they are: ten, tan, ton, tin. We will also learn the word bed for five spelling words total. There will be no new rules to learn. 

Sight Words: We will continue to review list 4. 

Literature: This week we will read the fun story of The Bremen Town Musicians. We will identify the problem/solution, setting, and characters of the story. Our poem will be Jack Be Nimble.  We will be working on phonemic awareness with the poem by identifying rhyming words and acting our the poem. 

Math:Students will be able to understand place value using tens and ones.  Students will group ten objects together to make one group of ten, and any left overs are ones.  For example, the number 15 consists of one group of ten and five ones.

History: This week we will be learning about Martin Luther King Junior. Students will discuss what it means to be kind and fair to all. We will learn about the life of MLK and the positive things he did. We will learn all about words and acts of kindness and why they matter. Later in the week we will learn about another kind person in history; Mother Teresa. We will talk about how MLK and Mother Teresa are similar and different.

Fun with more and less!

Putting numbers in order. 

Rhyming Bingo!

All about Sharks!

Who has more? Goldfish game!

The chess guy came to recess!

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Spring Clubs

If you're interested in signing your child up for spring clubs, here is the link! Sign up opens tomorrow morning (Friday) at 6am.

Monday, January 7, 2019

Week 20- January 7- January 11

Happy New Year KB Families! I hope you are enjoying time with loved ones. I have been blissfully enjoying the Wisconsin winter with my family; 6 inches of fresh snow last night. It is quite beautiful and peaceful! 
I'm excited to see everyone's smiling faces! 

Enjoying a  horse drawn sleigh ride
 with the Connor Family

Here's a look at our first week of the new year!

Spalding: We will begin our week by learning two new double phonograms igh and kn (cue: two letter, beginning). Our five spelling words will be so, no, man, now, the (as review). So, no, and the all follow rule 4, “when the a vowel can say it’s name at the end of a syllable.” Students will no longer be required to add markings on homework. 

Sight Words: This week will review list 4. Now that we have reviewed all 4 lists we have taught we will begin introducing new sight words the following week. 

Literature: This week we will explore the Native American legend, “The Story of Jumping Mouse.” We will search for virtue in the story and do a character study on the mouse. Our poem will be Old Mother Hubbard.

Math: We will begin Book B this semester.  Student will take the skills they learned last semester with more and less and find sets that are one more or one less.  They will continue to compare numbers and use words such as greater than and less than.

Science and Geography: This week students will explore the oceans of the world. They will learn the names of the major oceans and point to them on a map. We will spend time learning all about the various ocean animals and will explore more in depth information about sharks and octopuses. Students will enjoy writing about the ocean animals they’re introduced to. 

Friday, December 28, 2018

Fun pictures!

Here are the pictures from our Holidays Around the World Celebration and the last day of school before winter break!

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Week 19- December 17- December 19

I hope everyone had a fun weekend! We have a short 3 day week coming up before Winter Break. A couple reminders Tuesday and Wednesday are both half days, dismissal starts at 11:45. This means there is no lunch, unless your child goes to Athenaeum. Please pack an extra big snack for Wednesday.  Tuesday is our Holidays Around the World celebration in kinder! Our class book exchange is on Wednesday, please send your child with a new or gently used wrapped book to exchange. 
We celebrated lots of birthdays and half birthdays this week!
Happy Half Birthday Beckett!

Happy Half Birthday Kelly!
Happy Half Birthday Emily!
Happy 6th Birthday to Archer!

Here's a look at our short but sweet week:

Spalding: This week we will review words and phonograms. There will be no test.  Please continue to review phonogram cards each night.

We recently learned the "ers," iSpalding and they can be a little tricky. We use the sentence "her first nurse works early" to help students remember each "er".  We use the words as cues so the students know which "er" we want them to write or say. When you are practicing at home you should be saying these cues as well. 

er (as in her)  ir (as in first)
ur (as in nurse) wor (as in works)
ear (as in early) 

Sight Words: Review lists 1-3

Literature: This week we will explore the silly Story/Poem, “There was an Old Lady.” We will read different versions and compare/contrast them as well as sequence the events.  We will still be reading with students this week so please be sure to send your child with their book bag. This will give students an opportunity to get a new book to read before break.  Please be sure to keep reading while away from school. 

Math: We will complete the first semester by reviewing some topics from the year.  Students will work on both Monday and Tuesday to complete pages in their Math Book A.  Once completed, students will be bringing their books home with them to keep.

History: We will learn all about the real life of Saint Nicholas. Students will learn that he gave to those in need out of love and kindness. Students will get to make a craft to give to someone they love. 

Monday, December 10, 2018

Library Volunteers

Our Archway Arete library has officially launched, and we are looking for volunteers to help students check out books. Sign up here to serve! Our class will visit the library on January 11th, February 15th, March 8th, April 5th and May 3rd.