Springhill Elementary School

Kathy Miller

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Kindergarten Schedule

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

 - Early Friends 8:15-12:45

 - Late Friends 9:30-2:00

 

Wacky Wednesday

-All Students 8:15-11:45

 

 

Color Wheel Work

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LPIE ART

LPIE ART

Weekly News

We had an enjoyable week in kindergarten! The class is back in the swing of things and eager to learn! The rain made it hard to get out the wiggles and move our muscles, but the children rallied, and we got to Friday and sunshine!

 

Writing is progressing in K2. The students are encouraged to write down the sounds that they hear in each word. We say, “If you can hear it, you can spell it!” Some of the things that we are focusing on in our writing are: stretching out our words to spell them, leaving two finger spaces between our words, using capital letters and punctuation, having an illustration match the writing, and going back and adding details to our drawings. We also focused on the importance of rereading what we have written! The children are encouraged to write a little, then reread, then write a little bit more! The class is given multiple venues to write in each week. Free choice writing is one way that the boys and girls can “free write”, and of course we write in writer’s workshop!

 

 

In Reader’s Workshop, we continued our work on finding patterns in our reading. After a reader can figure out the word pattern in his or her reading, he or she can use “reading powers” to figure out any changing words in the pattern. We also worked on short “a” “word families”. Word Families are a key element in early reading. Skilled readers recognize patterns in words rather than sound words out, letter by letter.  Word families, (also known as phonograms, rimes, or chunks, ) are letter patterns that are more stable than individual vowel sounds.  Readers can use word families to decode by analogy-use, what they know about one word to decode another.  If a reader knows the word, tack, for example, it's likely that he/she will be able to read other -ack words, such as snack and jacket.  Recognizing word families helps students build large reading vocabularies.

 

In math this week, we worked on addition! The children are using ten-frames and manipulatives to show their thinking!

 

In our LPIE art lesson this week, the artists worked with clay and created three-dimensional owls! This lesson took a lot of focus to remember all the steps to build an owl! We will be finishing this lesson in two weeks! They should be amazing!

 

Please have any Scholastic book orders in by January 17th. 

Welcome to K1 Kindergarten Mrs. Miller's class!

My name is Kathy Miller and I am excited to be sharing the year with your child. This kindergarten year will be a year of new beginnings, a year filled with large and small accomplishments, a year of trying new things and making new friends. Kindergarten is an important year in your child's education. It sets the foundation for for future years. I am honored to be on this very memorable and special journey with you and your child.

 

Early Friends Kindergarten Arrival Time:

School starts at 8:15, I will have the door open at 8:10.

Please have your child wait by the front door until the door is opened by the teacher.

 

Late Friends Kindergarten Arrival Time: 

School starts at 9:30, I will have the door open at 9:25. Please have your child wait by the front door until the door is opened by the teacher.

 

Early Friends Dismissal Time: 12:45 

Please be on time to pick up your child, and please let me know how your child will be picked up (Happy Days, Baby Sitter).

 

Late Friends Dismissal Time: 2:00 

Please be on time to pick up your child, and please let me know how your child will be picked up (Happy Days, Baby Sitter).

 

Wacky Wednesday: 8:15-11:45 Early & Late Friends

I believe that a good parent-teacher relationship is necessary for maximum school success. Throughout the year I will communicate with you through notes, telephone calls, weekly newsletters, emails and parent teacher conferences. I encourage you to contact me if you have any questions or concerns at any time. The best way is through my school email.

 

kmiller@lafsd.org

 

I'm looking forward to a wonderful year!

Kathy Miller

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Important Dates

January 15 - No School - Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

February 16 & 19 - No School - President's Holiday

March 16 - Staff Development - No School for Students

April 2-6 - No School Spring Break

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Color Wheel Work

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