Message from Mrs. Urias
Hello K1 Families!
I hope you all enjoyed the long weekend. My family is FINALLY over the flu. I hope we have served our time and the flu bug will not visit us again.
The month of February has snuck up on me, and I forgot to go over the presentation for this month. Originally, they were due this week. However, I will push them back to next week since I goofed. (However, I know a few students are prepared to present this week and I will be glad to have them present.) The presentation this month is about a president you and your child choose to research.The speech can sound something like:
Hello, class! My name is _______. Today, I am going to talk about (president's name). One thing I learned about him is _______. Another thing I learned is _____. Lastly, I found out _________. (President's name) was an interesting president. Thank you for listening to my presentation.
Again, this is merely a suggestion. I visual helps to cue your student and to keep the others engaged. You can email me with a digital picture. I hope you and your child have fun with this! The monthly presentations are my FAVORITE!!!
Next week is our Chapter 8 assessment. This is an important chapter because it covers so many skills that are foundational for the higher thinking math students will do in upper grades. We must have a solid number sense! Please make sure you are practicing counting to 100 by 1's, 5's and 10's. This week students are practicing counting by 1's from different given numbers (ie: 52, 53, 54,... 100). I would also like students to leave kindergarten with the ability of counting by 2's to 20 (at least). Please use the extra practice worksheets under the Math in Focus tab on our webpage.
Report cards are going home in a couple of weeks. Thursday, March 8th has been designated a minimum day to allow for conferences. I will contact you individually if I feel we need to discuss your child's progress. However, if you would like to initiate a conference, please feel free to contact me. We can meet any day that is mutually convenient.
Once again, thank you so much for the constant support. Our kids are so lucky to belong to a class with such caring and involved parents. I truly feel blessed by all of you!