Tuesday, December 4, 2018

2018-2019 Kindergarten Project Week

Since kindergarten will soon begin our study on the Arctic/Antarctica, we would like to incorporate this into Project Week. Project Week will beJanuary 7th and 8th. We are beginning this early so you, as a parent, do not have to complete the entire project with your child over Winter Break. Your child has chosen an animal, listed below, that they will use as a focal point for this project. Your child will begin by researching information/facts on this animal.  As helpful as the internet can be, we are asking that your child uses at least one grade level appropriate book as a reference. Your child may use the internet for the second source, however, Wikipedia is not a scholarly source and will not be counted. We encourage you to get your child a library card and check out a book about their animal.
The first portion of the project will be due Wednesday, December 12th. This is the writing portion of their project. Your child will need to write 3 sentences with facts about their animal. They will then write on the resource page the name of their two resources, title of the book, and author.  They will need to be able to recite their sentences to the class and understand what they have written. Attached you will see a sample of what is expected for this project, following that are the blank pages for your child to fill out about their animal. We recommend writing a rough draft first before having your child write their final sentences on the paper provided.
In addition to the written report, each student will need to help create a 2-D/3-D model of their animal. We encourage lots of creativity in this activity. Feel free to use feathers, glitter, googly eyes, and different types of texture to represent how the animal looks and feels. We would really like to seeyour child’s creativity shine through. This portion of the project can be turned in before break on December 13th and 14th. That way you will not have to work on any portion of your project over the break, but it is not mandatory. If you prefer to take the time over the break to create the visual element, you are welcome to do so. This portion must be turned in by January 7th.
On January 7th and 8th each student will present their animal and describe it, based on what they have researched and written. This is a fun presentation for the class and a time to display their hard work. This is meant to be a fun yet educational project to deepen your child’s understanding of Arctic/Antarctic animals. This will require a bit of time and effort so please plan ahead. Please don’t hesitate to let us know if there are any questions. Thank You.
Mrs. Bagby, Mrs. Beatty, Mrs. Larson and Mrs. Ross

Spalding Phonogram Cues

We have started to learn some phonograms with the exact same sounds! The way we distinguish between the phonograms is by their cues. Please mark the back of your phonogram flashcards with the following cues to help your scholar (and yourself) learn the cues more quickly.

  • ai (not used)
  • oi (not used)
  • er (her)
  • ir (first)
  • ur (nurse)
  • ear (early)
  • au (not used)

Monday, October 22, 2018

Thank you to all the parents that have been logging reading time and collecting donations! So far as a class we have read 4961 minutes.  We are getting closer to our class goal of 7,500!  Keep up the great work! 
We will be adding leveled readers, spelling words, and sight words to the nightly homework starting on Monday. It is crucial to your child's success for you to help them finish homework each night. If you have any questions, you can write me a note on the homework or email me.

Sight Words
Each week your child will have spelling words that will double as sight words. We would like for these words to be committed to memory so they can help improve your scholar's reading ability. I ask that you decide as a family which way you would like to practice the sight words and then initial in the reading log that you have practiced.
Fall Music Concert

Greetings, Archway Lincoln Parents and Guardians!

Believe it or not, the fourth annual, mandatory Archway Lincoln Fall Concert is fast approaching. It will be held on            
  Thursday, November 15th
at the
Higley Center for the Performing Arts
4132 E. Pecos Road Gilbert, AZ 85295.

The K-2 concert will be 5:30-6:30 p.m. with students arriving at 5:00 p.m.

Attire for concerts is as follows:
Boys: White dress shirt, black pants, black dress shoes, and black socks. Hair should be combed neatly.
Girls: White top, black skirt (black tights optional), or black dress pants, and black dress shoes. Hair should be styled neatly.
Working with your children is a delight and privilege. I look forward to enjoying this beautiful event with you. If you have any questions, please reach out to me at rboswell@archwaylincoln.org
Thank You,
Rachel Boswell

Sunday, September 16, 2018


We go to the library every Wednesday. Students are allowed to check out 1 library book at a time and it is not due back for 2 weeks. Students are to turn in their library book on Tuesday, though they can drop it off before then. This helps us to make the most of our 30 minutes in the library.

Thanksgiving Feast

Save the Date - we will be having our annual Kindergarten Thanksgiving Feast on November 14th. We will be celebrating in the MPR with a feast and if time allow we will have a few games. Parents are invited to come. We hope to see you there.