Goodnight Moon

When I was putting Britton to bed tonight, I had the “Goodnight Moon” book to read to her, but instead she read it to ME! She read each word- with the exception of “comb”. I can definitely see the a-has with her flashcards too. They go much quicker and it seems as if everything (sightwords/readying) has clicked!

Here is an email from her teacher to the parents tonight:

Sorry I haven’t written in a while, but my has it been busy! I have seen huge improvements since we have returned from the break! Kindergarten magic is in full force. We are reading and writing and fabulous with our 100 numbers board. We are sounding out words and engaged during workstations!
This week we made a salad from our garden, prepared our potatoes to plant when it warms up, and learned how to write letters (thanks to those of you that already sent in toilet paper for the Homeless Shelter). I had every intention of sending an email yesterday afternoon, but I had a doctor’s appt. and Open house at 6:30.
I went to the Homeless Shelter this weekend and they told me they need toilet paper and coffee (and creamer and sugar). Since it is so cold ,they are very crowded and in need of supplies. I told the kids and they all decided we could help. Didn’t they do a great job writing!!!! I was totally impressed.

I am making an effort to read with each child each week. Please let me know how it is going and continue to read to and with them at home. It is really starting to click. Practice those sight words.. you will get more soon! If you don’t have them on a ring, make sure to stop by and have Mrs. X make you a set.. it is really important!

Watch out for a notice about a research project on the presidents later on this week. This presentation will be oral, not written.

Also, don’t forget to make the Valentine’s box for next week and start addressing the Valentines in advance so it is not overwhelming.

I feel very lucky to have such a wonderful class. I have so much support and appreciate the time parents spend at school and at home to make this an even better year.