Hi Parents,

The 2020 Read-A-Thon is here!
What is Read-A-Thon? It’s a twelve day reading marathon for all PPE families. This year we’re Imagining our Story and leaning into all things fairy tales…castles, dragons, knights, and magical characters. Look for the Imagine Your Story Challenge, Reading Log, and a “FAQ Information Sheet” in this week’s Friday folders. Students have the opportunity to earn small fairy tale themed prizes throughout the twelve days by completing the challenges on the Imagine Your Story Challenge. Thank-you for helping your child(ren) track and log their minutes read on the Reading Log. We’re encouraging students to read more than 40 minutes a day. YES, listening to reading counts as reading. Look for important dates and more information which is available on the FAQ Information Sheet. Check the PPE website and/or your child’s Friday folder for details!

​Kindergarten American Symbols projects are due Monday, February 24th. Please check your child’s Friday folder for project details. Since there is no school on Monday (Presidents’ Day), children can get a head start selecting and researching their American symbol. We are excited to see how creative the projects will be!

Here’s what is coming up in kindergarten….

Students will…
~Ask and answer questions about key details
~Describe the main topic and key details​​
~Participate in shared research about Abraham Lincoln and George Washington
~Use graphic organizers to describe and compare presidents
~Produce and expand complete sentences in shared language activities
~Recognize and name end punctuation
~Capitalize the first word in a sentence and the pronoun I
~Identify digraphs (sh, th, ch, wh) in spoken and written words
~Review l-blends, r-blends, s-blends
~With prompting and support, read texts of appropriate complexity for Kindergarten (take home readers)

~Add or subtract within 10 to solve contextual problems using objects or drawings to solve the problem

Recognize and name the presidents of the United States

Upcoming Dates
February 14th- Valentine’s Day class parties, 1:45-2:30
February 14th-February 26th- Read-A-Thon begins (ALL details are in the Friday folder) 🙂 Happy Reading!!
February 17th- No School- Professional Development, Presidents’ Day
February 28th- Read-A-Thon Awards Assembly
March 7th- Spring Auction, Richland Country Club- Tickets on sale NOW

Thanks for ALL you do!

Have a wonderful weekend!