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Friday, May 19, 2017

week of May 22, 2017

Mrs. Borden and Mrs. Jones’ Newsletter (Week of May 22, 2017)

**This will be our last official newsletter.  Reminders and information will still be sent home as individual papers, so please let us know if you have any questions.  Also, we appreciate all of your time and support this year.  We are so very proud of all of the hard work!

**Please also continue to check your child’s folder and book bag each day because there are many projects and important papers being sent home during this hectic time of year.

**If you have any questions or concerns about any of the upcoming events, please contact us via note, email, or phone call. 

**All books are due back to the Library, if you still have one out, please return it ASAP…thanks!

Important Reminders:
-Kindergarten Graduation is May 23 at 1:00 pm in the High School Auditorium.  Tickets will be sent home on May 19, they will not be replaced if they are lost.  Doors open at 12:45 pm.

Important Dates for Kindergarten:
May 22- Day 2
May 23- Kindergarten Graduation, 1 pm
May 25- Petting Zoo for Kindergarten
May 26- NSE Carnival Day, non-rotation day (please put on sunscreen before you come to school)
May 29- Memorial Day (No School)
May 31- Last Day of School (report cards sent home)


Sunday, May 14, 2017

week of May 15, 2017

Mrs. Borden and Mrs. Jones’ Newsletter (Week of May 15, 2017)
**Please continue to send in a small snack and drink daily if you would like your child to have a snack at snack time.
**Please also continue to check your child’s folder and book bag each day because there are many projects and important papers being sent home during this hectic time of year.
**If you have any questions or concerns about any of the upcoming events, please contact us via note, email, or phone call. 

Important Reminders:
-Kindergarten Graduation is May 23 at 1:00 pm in the High School Auditorium.  Tickets will be sent home on May 19, they will not be replaced if they are lost.
-Please send back the Kindergarten Graduation Student Sign out Paper along with the Permission for the Petting Zoo paper if you did not do so already.
Important Dates for Kindergarten:
May 15- Day 7, Diversity Day
May 25- Petting Zoo for Kindergarten
May 26- NSE Carnival Day, non-rotation day
May 29- Memorial Day (No School)

May 31- Last Day of School (report cards sent home)

Sunday, May 7, 2017

week of May 8, 2017

Mrs. Borden and Mrs. Jones’ Newsletter (Week of May 8, 2017)

Math: We will be starting our Step-Up Lessons in Math in order to be better prepared for 1st grade.  We will be introducing addition number sentences and have stories about joining to get started.  The lessons will be coming home after they are completed that will also include the math vocabulary that you can review at home.

Reading: Our new story is Old MacDonald Had a Woodshop and it is a book that we will use to focus on fact and opinion.  We will be looking at what tools we need to build things and revisit the important story elements of: character, setting, cause/effect, sequencing, and main idea.

Handwriting/Writing:  We will work on writing words that we can spell.  We will practice sight words, CVC words, and words we use a lot.  We will also be working on missing letters in the alphabet and all the sounds the letters make.  We will continue our sentence dictation and staying on topic while writing.

Reminders:
***Please continue to review all letters, sounds, numbers, counting patterns, as well as sight words.  Also, please continue to read each night and complete the AR book log as the goal is at least 15 books a month.

***Please also remember to pack a snack each day for your child.  If they would like a drink, please pack that as well.  Thank you!

Important Dates: (please also check the folders for any reminders and new calendar for May)

May 8-12- NSE Spring PTO Book Fair
May 8- extended school day (Day 2 Rotation Day)
May 12- Wedding of Q and U for Kindergarten
May 23- Kindergarten Graduation at High School (1pm)
May 26- NSE Carnival Day
May 29- Memorial Day

May 31- Last Day of School (Report cards sent home)

Sunday, April 30, 2017

week of May 1, 2017

Mrs. Borden and Mrs. Jones’ Newsletter (Week of May 1, 2017)

Math: Our new topic is, Topic 13.  Our topic essential question is: What are different ways objects can be grouped?  We will identify same and different by the attributes of color, size, and shape.  We will sort the same set in different ways.  We will solve problems by thinking logically and make and read a real picture graph.

Reading: Our new story is Building With Dad and it is a book that we will use to focus on comparing and contrasting.  We will be looking at how a school is built and revisit the important story elements of: character, setting, cause/effect, sequencing, and main idea.

Handwriting/Writing:  We will work on writing words that we can spell.  We will practice sight words, CVC words, and words we use a lot.  We will also be working on missing letters in the alphabet and all the sounds the letters make.  We will continue our sentence dictation and staying on topic while writing.

***Please continue to review all letters, sounds, numbers, counting patterns, as well as sight words.  Also, please continue to read each night and complete the AR book log as the goal is at least 15 books a month.

***Please also remember to pack a snack each day for your child.  If they would like a drink, please pack that as well.  Thank you!

Important Dates: (please also check the folders for any reminders and new calendar for May)
May 1- NSE PTO Meeting 6:30 pm, extended school day
May 8-12- NSE Spring PTO Book Fair
May 8- extended school day
May 23- Kindergarten Graduation at High School (1pm)
May 26- NSE Carnival Day
May 29- Memorial Day
May 31- Last Day of School (Report cards sent home)

Sunday, April 23, 2017

week of April 24, 2017

Mrs. Borden and Mrs. Jones’ Newsletter (Week of April 24, 2017)

Math: Our new topic is, Topic 12, Measurement. Our math words to use are: longer than, shorter than, as tall as, taller than, lighter than.  Our Topic Essential Question is: How can objects be compared by length, height, capacity, and weight?  We will continue this topic until the end of the week.

 Reading: Our new story is This Is The Way We Go To School and it is a book that we will use to focus on the plot of the story.  We will discuss how children in different parts of the world get to school.  Our amazing words include: cable car, trolley, horse and buggy, skis, Metro line, vaporetto.

Handwriting/Writing:  We will continue to work on our Daily Fix Its (where the sentences are lacking some of the writing rules) and the class has to fix the problems.  We will look at using capital letters at the beginning and lowercase everywhere else, two finger spacing, and correct punctuation at the end.  We will also review all capital letters and putting them in alphabetical order.  We are working hard on writing words that we know how to spell in our best handwriting.

***Please continue to review all letters, sounds, numbers, counting patterns, as well as sight words.  Also, please continue to read each night and complete the AR book log as the goal is at least 15 books a month.

Important Dates: (please also check the folders for any reminders and new calendar for May)
April 24- Day 2
April 25-27- PSSA Grade 3-6
May 1- NSE PTO Meeting 6:30 pm
May 8-12- NSE Spring PTO Book Fair
May 23- Kindergarten Graduation at High School (1pm)
May 26- NSE Carnival Day
May 29- Memorial Day

May 31- Last Day of School (Report cards sent home)

Friday, April 14, 2017

week of April 17, 2017

Mrs. Borden and Mrs. Jones’ Newsletter (Week of April 17, 2017)

Math: Our new topic is, Topic 12, Measurement. Our math words to use are: longer than, shorter than, as tall as, taller than, lighter than.  Our Topic Essential Question is: How can objects be compared by length, height, capacity, and weight?

 Reading: Our new story is On the Move and it is a book that we will use to focus on the main idea of the story.  We will discuss how people in different parts of the world travel.  Our amazing words include: travel, kayak, llama, dogsled, double decker bus, submarine.

Handwriting/Writing:  Our sentence dictation is going nicely!   We write using CVC words, sight words, and other common words.  We stay on topic and our illustration matches our writing!  We will be reviewing our numbers 0-10 and working on writing words and sentences with our lowercase letters.

***Please continue to review all letters, sounds, numbers, counting patterns, as well as sight words.  Also, please continue to read each night and complete the AR book log as the goal is at least 15 books a month.

Important Dates:
-Monday, April 17- Day 7
-Thursday, April 20- Graduation pictures: please return the picture envelope and payment prior to the picture day

-Week of April 17- Career Week, please see the pink paper that was sent home previously to see what is happening this week at NSE

Sunday, April 9, 2017

week of April 10, 2017

Mrs. Borden and Mrs. Jones’ Newsletter (Week of April 10, 2017)

Math: Our new topic is, Topic 11, Decomposing Numbers 11-19. We will learn to break the numbers 11 to 19 into parts made up of ten ones and some further ones.  We will write number sentences to show how we broke the numbers into parts.  Our math words to use are: double ten frame, set.

 Reading: Our new story is The Little Engine that Could and it is a book that we will use to focus on the plot of the story.  Our amazing words include: engine, tracks, passenger, roundhouse, mountain, valley. 

Handwriting/Writing: We have been working on our lowercase letters and writing our number correctly very hard!  We also have been working hard on applying the rules of: 2 finger spaces between words, capitalize only the first letter of the sentence/names/I, punctuation at the end of the sentence, staying on topic, and using our best writing and spelling.

***Thank you to everyone who donated to our fabulous Spa Basket!  Also, thank you if you came to the Basket Auction over the weekend to help support the NSE PTO, we appreciate it!
***Please continue to review all letters, sounds, numbers, counting patterns, as well as sight words.  Also, please continue to read each night and complete the AR book log as the goal is at least 15 books a month.

Important Dates:
-Monday, April 10- Day 3
-Friday, April 14- No School
-Monday, April 17- School