Inauguration: We will be watching the Presidential Inauguration on Tuesday morning. I am excited to share this historic moment with the students.

Volunteer Hours: Each family is expected to complete 40 hours of volunteer service to the school during the school year. Some parents have been able to give their time by helping with the yard duty at lunch time. However, since this is not possible for all parents, there are other options to fulfill your hours. Parents can and have done some work for me at home. Parents are also able to make monetary donations for volunteer hours ($10 = 1 hour). For example, parents can donate a Lakeshore gift card and receive volunteer hours. This card will then be used to purchase games, books, or activities for the classroom.

Word Group: Since this week is a four day week, I will be sending home the weekly test on Friday to be completed over the weekend. Please allow your child to work on it on their own. It does not need to be perfect.

Don’t forget this Friday is Spirit Friday. Students are to wear blue or black jeans and their Kindergarten spirit shirts. Boys must wear their school shoes and girls must wear white tennis shoes.

Feast for the Beast: This Wednesday (1-21) the 8th grade class will be hosting their first “Feast for the Beast” family fun night. It will be at the California Pizza Kitchen on 207 S. Beverly Drive at Charleville. Bring in the flyer that was sent home last week between 10:30am-10:00pm for a delicious meal (dine in or carry out). Twenty percent of your check will benefit the 8th grade production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.

BOOK ENDS – Service Learning Project for January

Do you have books at your house that your children no longer read or want? Book Ends, a nonprofit organization, is about Kids Helping Kids. BookEnds’ recycles children’s books through student-run book drives and places them in schools and youth organizations in need of books. Last year, we were able to collect 1,300 books! Donated books will be kept in our class until the end of the month. We will then give it to the fourth grade class who will deliver the books to a school in need.

Homework

BRING! Please send from home items that have the letter “Xx” in it on Wed-Fri. In class we’ll look at the items, say the name of them, and listen to the beginning sound.

Math: Complete and return daily math worksheets.

Handwriting: The letter “Xx” handwriting worksheet and mini book will be sent home on Wednesday.

Word Group: Complete and return “-an” daily worksheets. Quiz will be sent home on Friday to be completed over the weekend.

Friday: Bring the “Xx” book back to school on Friday.

READING: Don’t forget to mark the January Reading Calendar.

This Week We Are Learning:

Religion:

Fairness

People make up a Church

Phonics:

Letter Xx(focus is on letter sound, shape, associate words/pictures with the beginning sound, letter formation)

Math:

Dimes

Compare a set of objects

Match a number card to a set of objects

Social Studies

Unit review

Presidential Inauguration

Science
experiment with bubbles

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