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)

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Hundley Headlines October 2-6, 2017



 Message from Teacher…

Our class did a great job with the APEX Fun Run!  We had so much fun running and striving to meet our goal!  It was an enjoyable time for all with the music and fellowship!  Our total class pledge was $46 per lap!  Thank you so much for your support for our school and for our classroom.  We already earned a crazy hat / crazy hair day and now we have earned a sunshade and popsicle day which we will have on Friday, October 6!

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 that you read to them, 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 to read and practice these each night!

For this week…
  • learn about the letters Cc, Hh, Dd and Ff
  • name, read and spell words that begin with /c/ /h/ /d/ and /f/ 
  • read and learn the Power Words: love, my, is
  • 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…
  • October 4 – Picture Day for Kindergarten
  • October 5 – Field Trip to Darden Farm (we get a pumpkin)
  • October 6 – Spirit Day:  wear read and black!!!
    • Early Dismissal @ 1:00
  • October 10 – PTA / Back to School night from 6:30 – 8:00

Resource Schedule for the week:  (1:15 – 2:05)
·       Monday – Art
·       Tuesday – Library
·       Wednesday - Music
·       Thursday – PE
·       Friday – No resource (Early Dismissal)
·       Monday, October 9 - STEM

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Hundley Headlines for Week 4, September 25-29, 2017



Dear Parents… We are so glad to see fall.  We are enjoying the cooler weather at recess.  We are really trying to raise money through the APEX Fun Run.  We are up to $22 per lap.  We have earned a crazy hair/hat day for Thursday, Sept. 28th.  Our next goal will earn us a popsicle/sunglasses party.  Remember the money we make comes back to our school and some even goes to our class.  YAY! 
**Please log on and sign up to order your child’s shirt.  We are at 67% for logging in.  If we reach 100%, we earn an extra recess.  If you need your child’s access code to login on www.apexfunrun.com you can contact info@apexfunrun.com.  I hope to see you at the Fun Run this Friday at 11:15 am for the Kindergarten run!  Thanks for your participation and support!

**Parents, please sign/initial agendas daily as this is our communication to help us to help your kindergartener.  Thank you soooo much!


For this week…
  • practice recognizing and matching upper and lowercase letters of the alphabet
  • learn about the letters Tt, Gg, Nn and Pp
  • tell what an author and illustrator do
  • ask and answer questions to stories read aloud
  • identify story characters, settings and events in stories read aloud
  • learning different ways to sort objects

Homework…
  • write your name in correct form (upper and lower case, within lines)
  • read for 30 minutes, we will begin logging next Monday, October 2
  • be able to tell what an author and illustrator do
  • practice all Power Words – this week they are:  the , see, can
  • recognize numbers from 1 to 10, count numbers 1 to 20

A Look Ahead…
  • September 29 – APEX Fun Run @ 11:15
  • October 4 – Picture Day for Kindergarten & PK & 1st grades
  • October 5 – Picture Day for 2nd & 3rd grades
  • October 6 – SHS Homecoming parade 4:15 pm
  • October 10 – Back to School Night @ 6:30
  • October 12 – Watch Dog Pizza Kickoff @ 6 pm

Resource Schedule for the week:  (1:15 – 2:05)
       Monday – Music
       Tuesday – PE (wear tennis shoes)
       Wednesday – STEM
       Thursday – Coding
       Friday – Art
       Monday (10/2) – Library (return library books)

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Hundley Headline Week 3 Sept.18-22, 2017



Dear Parents…

I am so excited about this year.  The first two weeks have been great!  The students are settling in nicely, making new friends, learning routines, practicing writing their names and enjoying our resource classes too.

Parents, please be sure to go online and get the necessary forms submitted, especially the AUP form so that students are allowed to use the computers and iPads.  If this form isn’t completed by our computer day, Tuesday, they will be given alternative activities.  Also included on the Parent Portal are other forms needed such as the Media Release form, Prohibition Against Harassment and Retaliation, Student Code of Conduct.  You can also update emergency contact information, address, phone numbers, etc.

Please look at and initial/sign agendas daily.  We have placed a clip to leave in the agenda to clip important forms and notes to and from home and school.  Feel free to write notes in agendas, we check them everyday.  You can also email me at dhundley@iwcs.k12.va.us.


Daily Schedule…

8:35-8:55 Developmental Stations
8:55-11:35 Language Arts/Writing
11:35-12:35 Math
12:40-1:10 Lunch
1:15-2:05 Resource
2:05-2:35 Math Whole Group
2:35-3:00 Unit Study/Science Lab
3:00-3:20 Recess
3:20-3:40 Pack Up/Story Time/Dismissal

Resource Schedule…
Monday,  9.18.17 – (Green) – PE
Tuesday, 9.19.17 – (Blue) – STEM
Wednesday, 9.20.17 – (Purple) – CODING  
Thursday, 9.21.17 – (Red) – ART
Friday, 9.22.17 – (Orange) – LIBRARY
Monday, 9.25.17 – (Yellow) - MUSIC
For This Week…
Ø    learn about authors and illustrators and what they do
Ø    identify the book cover and title page of books
Ø    learn about rhyming words
Ø    sort and classify objects
Ø    working with the letters Mm, Bb, Ss, Rr
Ø    learn about the Fall season and the things that happen
Ø    continue sorting objects and identifying ways they were sorted


Homework…
Ø    practice writing your name, the first letter is uppercase, all others lowercase
Ø    learn your bus number and color (if you have one)
Ø    read with or listen to a story each night (mom, dad, grandparents, older siblings)
A Look Ahead…
Ø    Sept 29 – APEX Kindergarten Fun Run - 11:15am
Ø    Oct 4 - Kindergarten Pictures at School, Interim Reports
Ø    Oct 18 - NO SCHOOL for CAES

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Hundley Headlines for Week 2, Sept. 11, 201


Dear Parents…

Last week was a great week!  All students settled in nicely for the beginning of Kindergarten.  Thanks a million for all of the Wish Pond items that arrived.  They certainly will be put to good use. 

Parents, please be sure to go online and get the necessary forms submitted, especially the AUP form so that students are allowed to use the computers and iPads.  If this form isn’t completed by out computer day, Tuesday, they will be given alternative activities.  Also included on the Parent Portal are other forms needed such as the Media Release form, Prohibition Against Harassment and Retaliation, Student Code of Conduct.  You can also update emergency contact information, address, phone numbers, etc.

Please look at and initial/sign agendas daily.  We have placed a clip to leave in the agenda to clip important forms and notes to and from home and school.  Feel free to write notes in agendas, we check them everyday.  You can also email me at dhundley@iwcs.k12.va.us.


Daily Schedule…

8:35-8:55 Developmental Stations
8:55-11:35 Language Arts/Writing
11:35-12:35 Math
12:40-1:10 Lunch
1:15-2:05 Resource
2:05-2:35 Math Whole Group
2:35-3:00 Unit Study/Science Lab
3:00-3:20 Recess
3:20-3:40 Pack Up/Story Time/Dismissal

Resource Schedule…
Monday,  9.11.17 – (Green) – STEM with Ms. Vukmanic
Tuesday, 9.12.17 – (Blue) – CODING with Ms. Hinshaw
Wednesday, 9.13.17 – (Purple) – ART with Ms. Enyingi  
Thursday, 9.14.17 – (Red) – LIBRARY with Ms. Mitra
Friday, 9.15.17 – (Orange) – MUSIC with Ms. Willard
Monday, 9.16.17 – (Yellow) - PE, Ms. Madden

For This Week…
Ø    learn about authors and illustrators and what they do
Ø    identify the book cover and title page of books
Ø    learn about rhyming words
Ø    sort and classify objects

Homework…
Ø    practice writing your name, the first letter is uppercase, all others lowercase
Ø    learn your bus number and color (if you have one)
Ø    read with or listen to a story each night (mom, dad, grandparents, older siblings)
A Look Ahead…
Ø    Sept 29 – APEX Fun Run (more info to come)
Ø    Oct 4 - Kindergarten Pictures at School, Interim Reports
Ø    Oct 18 - NO SCHOOL for CAES
Ø    Nov 10 – NO SCHOOL Veteran's Day