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What Happened This Week!

Welcome back! I hope everyone had a very enjoyable Fall Break.

Remember: Parent-teacher conferences will be on October 24-25. I sent out a signup link:

Please sign up for a time slot! Families who do not sign up for a slot by Wednesday will be assigned a slot. I can't wait to see you and share the wonderful progress your child has made!

In Language Arts, we learned about letter "n". We also read books about the sounds we hear around us. 

In Math, we reviewed the concepts of greater than and less than. In Social Studies, we learned about maps and globes. We really liked learning about the 4 cardinal directions. In Science, we continued our lessons on motion. We really enjoyed rolling and sliding objects down a ramp!

Make sure to continue working on your "Me on the Map!" project. DO NOT turn in the project until October 18th. However, please make sure to practice presenting the packet (and make sure your child pratices reciting their address!) over the weekend and during the week. Remember: this is for grade!

Thank you to the families of Emma and Kierra for sending in snacks for the class. The students were excited for the new tastes!

Reminder: make sure you pay the field trip/weekly reader/graduation fees! The deadline has been extended slightly, but we do need funds ASAP! All funds can be paid through My Payments Plus. Please look for the "books, supplies" tab to pay the Kindergarten fees.

Be on the lookout for the "Cape Day" flyers! Be a hero and help support the Children's Healthcare of Atlanta!

Also, please take the opportunity to share your culture with the school! If possible, please sign up for International Day! Flyers are in your Friday Folders!

What’s Coming Up:

Next week, we will start learning about the letter the "it" word family and we will be working on our sight words! In Math, we will start our unit on numbers 11-20. In Social Studies, we will continue our unit on Columbus Day and Maps and Globes! In Science, we will continue our unit on forces and motion.
Wish List
Gently Used Legos

Sight Words:


Week 1: the, can, I, a, and  Bonus: friend
Week 2: we, away, big, blue, come  Bonus: tools
Week 3: see, down, find, for, funny  Bonus: games
Week 4: go, help, here, in, is   Bonus: problem

Week 5: it, jump, little, look, make  Bonus: rules
Week 6: three, two, one, zero, for  Bonus: listen
Week 7: like, me, my, not, up   Bonus: routine
Week 8: play, red, run, said, to  Bonus: volume

Upcoming Events:

October 24-25th -- Early Release/ Conference days (Dismissal Begins at 11:30!)



are our technology and library days! Students may bring earphones in to better listen to the computer programs. You should send the earphones with the students name labeled on the item. In the case of earbuds, please send them in a baggie labeled with your child's name.

Thursdays are also when library BOOKS are due. Students may NOT check out books until they are given permission by their parents, You can find the form on our school's main website:

Students are responsible for bringing back and taking care of their own earphones and books. New Life Academy will not be responsible for lost.broken earphones or library books. Books are due every Thursday.

Friday Folders (GREEN) and Homework Folders (RED) are in your child's bookbag. Make sure you check the Friday Folders for your students' work! 

FRIDAY FOLDERS (Green) ARE DUE BACK ON MONDAY. Keep the homework folders until Thursday!

Our Class Schedule -

Lunch - 11:15-11:45
Chinese - 1:00-1:40

Monday - Physical Education - 9:00-9:45
Tuesday - Art - 9:00-9:45
Thursday - Technology/Library - 9:00-9:45 

New Life Reminders:

If the Gwinnett County cancels school, we will be canceled as well. If you have any questions, please see the Gwinnett County website for updates:

Gwinnett County Schools Site

Please remember to pack a change of clothes in a ziplock bag for your student. You must label the ziplock bag with your student’s name! 

Please label all your child’s personal items, such as bookbags, coats, jackets, umbrellas etc. with your child’s name and (if there is space) my name so that it can be safely returned to your student. Thank you! 

 Please keep practicing with your students on how to tie their shoes, tuck in their clothes, and buckle their belts. Thank you!

Morning Carpool is from 7:30-8:00! Any students coming in after 8:00 will be considered tardy! 

Early Checkout ends at 2:00

Afternoon Carpool is from 3:00-3:30! Please pick up your student on time!

Useful Links:
Ms. Clarke's Resource Page

Thank you for your  continuing support of our classroom!

Ms. Siak

Week 26: New: open, over, put, round, some Old: black, brown, but, came, did  Bonus: chores

Week 27: New: stop, take, thank, them, then Old: do, eat, for, get, have  Bonus: respect

Week 28: New: think all fee were due on February 2nd! That includes Graduation and In- all fee were due on February 2nd! That includes Graduation and In-Class Field Trip and Weekly reader fees. WE STILL ARE MISSING SEVERAL FEES. Please be aware that students will not be able to participate in the field trips coming up in April and May if the fees are NOT paid.
Class Field Trip and Weekly reader fees. WE STILL ARE MISSING SEVERAL FEES. Please be aware that students will not be able to participate in the field trips coming up in April and May if the fees are NOT paid.

, walk, were, when, why Old: he, into, like, must, new Bonus: knowledge

Week 29: New: both, wish, green these, which   Old: no, now, on, our, out   Bonus: organize