Monday, March 1, 2010

Ms. Trowbridge's Class

March is here! Hooray! Everyone was very excited to see our new calendar, poems, and songs. Ask your student if they can sing you any of the new songs! They are tricky.

This week we are going to try to figure out our ending sounds. Everyone did a great job today so I think we will all catch on quickly.

Everyone has taken the chapter 6 math test so we are ready to start chapter 7, time and money. Please make sure you are talking with your student about the different types of coins and paper money. We need to be able to tell the difference between the coins as well as how much they are worth. In time we will be discussing hour and half hours as well as reading both the digital and analog clocks. Talk with your student what the different hands mean.

We will be starting something new this week, I will be quizzing students on their sight words. When they have all their sight words mastered, they will get a paper ribbon to hang on the tree in our classroom. Please practice the sight words with your student each night so everyone can earn a ribbon for the tree. I have sight word flash cards already made up, if you would like them, click here to download them. Please note these have been updated with new words, if I have sent them to you in email, there are new ones added to the bottom.

I have been getting lots of Tshirts! Thank you to everyone who has already brought in their Tshirts. Remember, AM needs a red Tshirt and PM needs a navy blue Tshirt by the end of March. We will be putting a special picture on each of them and we will wear them the night of our kindergarten celebration coming up in May. More information will be coming home at a later date about our kindergarten celebration in May.

We had a much better amount of homework turned in this round. Please remember that this is the key to helping your child be successful this year and especially next year. Getting into a good homework routine is vital for the success of your child for their entire schooling career.

We need paper! If you are able to donate a ream of white copy paper, I would appreciate it.

Spring conferences are coming up the week after spring break. Notices about when your spring conference is scheduled for should come home sometime next week. Please try your hardest to keep the appointment you have scheduled. If you must switch, please let me know and I can try to fit you in somewhere else. Conferences will take place Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday in order for me to get all conferences done.

Thank you to everyone for your great support in and outside the classroom. Keep up the great work! If you have any questions, please email me.