Saturday, January 27, 2018

HUNDLEY’s HEADLINES for January 22-26, 2018


HUNDLEY’s HEADLINES for January 22-26, 2018

Welcome back for our first full week of school since mid-December.  We will be having a Valentine’s Day card exchange on Tuesday, February 14 in our classroom.  I will be sending a list of student names this week! 

This week we will:
  • continue learning about fish
  • practice reading Power Words at FLASH SPEED
  • find Power Words as we read
  • use beginning sounds to decode and read new words and blend sounds to read words
  • use letters and sounds to write sentences using beginning and ending sounds
  • identify numbers to 100, count by 1’s, 5’s and 10’s
  • identify tools used for measuring – rulers, scales, clocks, calendars, thermometers
Homework:  In order to keep your child’s academics on target and progressing as needed….
  • Practice POWER WORDS every night.  Students should be able to read them at FLASH SPEED!
  • Students must read each night for 30 minutes and log 2 steps.  (15 minutes = 1 step)

Dates:  SOME HAVE CHANGED!
  • January 25 – Class Picture Day
  • January 29 and 30 - Teacher Work Days / No school for students
  • February 9 – Snow Ball school dance – 6:00 – 9:00
  • February 13 – Donuts with Dad
  • February 19 – NO SCHOOL – President’s Day
  • March 7 – NO SCHOOL for IOWCS Elementary Schools
  • March 13 – Kindergarten Music Program
  • April 2-6 – SPRING BREAK
  • May 2 – NO SCHOOL for IOWCS Elementary Schools
  • May 28 – NO SCHOOL – Memorial Day
  • June 14-15 – Early Dismissl – 3 hours
  • June 15 – LAST DAY of school for 2017-18

Resource: 
·       Monday – LIBRARY (bring library book)
·       Tuesday – MUSIC
·       Wednesday – PE (wear tennis shoes)
·       Thursday – STEM
·       Friday – CODING
·       NO SCHOOL January 29 and 30 – Teacher Workdays
·       Wednesday, Jan. 31 - ART

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

HUNDLEY’S HEADLINES for December 4-8, 2017


HUNDLEY’S HEADLINES for December 4-8, 2017

We will be having a special snack in our classroom on Polar Express Day, December 15th.   Students may wear school appropriate PJs and regular school shoes.  Please make sure your child’s food approval note is signed and returned.  We will also have parent volunteers (Mason W.’s mom, Torey’s mom and Riley’s mom, and Nathan’s mom) to help us in our room with holiday craft stations on this date. 

Reading:
  • know sounds of /ch/ and /sh/ and /th/ and read words with these beginning sounds
  • identify vowels (a,e,i,o,u) and consonants
  • know all consonant sounds and use these beginning sounds when reading unfamiliar words
  • count syllables in 1, 2 or 3 syllable words
Writing:
  • write sentences/stories using beginning sounds and ending sounds to spell words
  • use meatball space between each word
  • use capital letters and ending punctuation in sentences
Math:
  • learning about shapes
  • counting by 1s and 5s and 10s
  • counting to 100
Unit Study:  ZOOLOGY
·      reviewing mammals, birds, reptiles
·      begin learning about amphibians

Homework:
·      read for 30 minutes, every night
·      log in 2 books in your reading log, every night
·      practice reading your new Power Words (big, where, yes), every night
·      know the old Power words at Flash Speed


Upcoming Events:
  • December 12 - PTA and 3rd grade – 6:45 pm
  • December 13 – PTA Holiday Craft for Hundley’s class
  • December 15 - Polar Express Day (wear your pajamas!), Craft Stations, Holiday Treats
  • December 16-January 1 – Happy Holidays – Enjoy!
  • January 2 - school reopens 
Resource:

·       Monday – PE
·       Tuesday – STEM
·       Wednesday – CODING
·       Thursday – ART
·       Friday – LIBRARY
·       Monday, Dec. 11 - MUSIC

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Hundley Headlines for November 6-9, 2017


We are in the process of having Parent-Teacher Conferences. I have met with many of you and I have enjoyed talking with you.  To those of you who have an upcoming conference, I am excited to conference with you as well.

 We are:
  • learning about the short vowel sounds… /a/ as in alligator, apple; /e/ as in elephant, egg;  /i/ as in igloo, inchworm;  /o/ as in octopus, otter;  /u/ as in under, umbrella
  • writing using meatball space between words and using beginning sounds for words
  • practicing our POWER WORDS daily
  • counting numbers 1-20 and higher
  • learning about ‘more’, ‘fewer’ in math sets
  • learning about mammals in our zoology unit

Upcoming Events:
  • Nov. 10 – NO SCHOOL – Veterans Day
  • Nov. 14 – PTA 6:45 (2nd grade)
  • Nov. 22 – 24 – Thanksgiving Holiday ~ NO SCHOOL
  • Dec. 9 – Smithfield Holiday Parade
  • Dec. 12 – PTA (3rd grade)
  • Dec. 18 – Jan. 1 – WINTER BREAK – NO SCHOOL

Resource for Hundley K110:

Monday – CODING
Tuesday – ART
Wednesday – LIBRARY (bring books)
Thursday – MUSIC
Friday – NO SCHOOL
Monday, Nov. 13 – PE (wear tennis shoes)

Monday, October 30, 2017

Hundley Headlines October 30, 2017


October 30 – November 3, 2017

Parent Teacher Conferences will be scheduled soon!  I will be sending a note soon.  We have completed PALS testing and are finishing SEAL testing now. I look forward to meeting with you in the next few weeks to discuss your child’s progress.

This week…
·      Learn about short vowels:
o   /a/ as in alligator, apple
o   /e/ as in elephant, egg
o   /i/ as in igloo, iguana
o   /o/ as in olive, octopus
o   /u/ as in umbrella, under
·      Listen for short vowel sounds when we are “stretching out” and spelling words
·      Practice Power Words every night!  Must read at flash speed!
·      Have fun being ‘Zoologist’ and learn all about mammals; wild/domestic; farm/zoo

In review…
·      Identify title page, setting, characters, and events in stories read
·      Practice counting by 1s and 10s

Homework…
·      Read and record two steps every night in order to stay on target and polish your skills!

Events… 
·      Oct. 30 – Book Fair begins
o   students looked & picked 3 books that they would like, form being sent home today with their selections
·      Oct. 31 – Book Character Parade @ 1:10
o   Dress up and bring your book to show!
·      Nov. 2 – School picture make-up day!  Please let me know if you want your child’s picture retaken on 11.2.17
·      Nov. 3 – Grand Lunch (Hundley lunchtime: 12:40 – 1:10)
·      Nov. 9 – Book Fair ends at noon, also
§  Wear Red, White and Blue to honor our Military Veterans
·      Nov. 10 – Veterans Day – NO SCHOOL
·      Nov. 14 – PTA @ 6:45 – 2nd grade performance
·      Nov. 22-24 – Thanksgiving Break (no school)

Resource… 
·      Monday – Art
·      Tuesday – Library (bring your book)
·      Wednesday – Music
·      Thursday – PE (wear tennis shoes)
·      Friday – STEM
·      Monday, Nov. 6 – Coding