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

Monday, October 9, 2017

Hundley Headlines for Oct 9 – 13, 201



Message from Teacher…

We had a fun day at Darden Farm and picking our own pumpkins.  We are excited about Nathan’s mom bringing in horseshoe crabs for us to see this Friday!  We are really enjoying our Reading Logs and learning to read!!!! 

Parent Conferences for Kindergarten will not be held on the scheduled October 18th as we have not completed the SEAL and PALS assessments.  I will send conference times in early November.

OUR NEW and IMPORTANT HOMEWORK!    READING LOG” folders with 2 books will be coming home each night.  Please be sure to read, log, and sign the log sheet. HOMEWORK will be to read for 30 minutes every night.  If you have other books at home for them to read, you may log these also.  Remember, every 15 minutes of reading equals one STEP!  

Included in our folders are our POWER WORDS!  We typically get 3 new words per week.  Please have students read and practice these each night!

PS – Please sign agendas each night!  Thank you!


For this week…
  • learn about the letters Jj, Kk, Ll, and Ww
  • name, read and spell words that begin with /j/ /k/ /l/ and /w/ 
  • read and learn this weeks new Power Words: I, this, at
  • recognize and generate rhyming words
  • count words in sentences
  • be able to identify and distinguish between a letter, a word, and a sentence
  • continue to identify characters and settings, and tell what authors and illustrators do
  • retell stories we read aloud
  • recognize, create and extend patterns
  • write your name in correct form (upper and lower case, within lines)
  • recognize numbers from 1 – 10 and count numbers 1 – 20

A Look Ahead…
  • Oct. 10 – Back-to-School Night (6:30 – 8:00 p.m.) 
  • Oct. 12 – District-wide PINK OUT DAY – wear pink!
  • Oct. 12 – WatchDOGS Pizza Kick-off (6:00 p.m.) — Be sure to come out, Dads!
  • Oct. 18 – No School for Elementary students due to professional development and parent-teacher conferences, Kindergarten will have conferences in November to include PALS and SEAL info
  • Oct. 21 – Isle of Wight Education Foundation Annual Gala (6:00 @ Smithfield Center)
  • Oct. 30 – Fall Book Fair begins (ends Nov. 9)
  • Oct. 31 – Book Character Day (more info coming)
  • Nov. 3 – Grand Lunch

Resource Schedule for the week:  (1:15 – 2:05)
·       Monday – STEM
·       Tuesday – Coding
·       Wednesday - Art
·       Thursday – Library (bring library books)
·       Friday – Music
·       Monday, October 16 – PE (tennis shoes preferred)