Welcome to Kindergarten!
*Best contact method is e-mail*
Math: 1 more than, 1 less than; beginning geometry
Writing: "I Know About..." books, staying on one topic for entire book
Phonics: Letter/sound correspondence, isolating phonemes in words, sight words
Reading: Listening and thinking, Turn & Talk to solidify comprehension
Social Studies: Identity - what makes us unique
Handwriting: Lowercase letters
SEL: Empathy; understanding feelings
To access Second Step Family Resources, go to
www.secondstep.org and enter the Kindergarten access code:
SSPK FAMI LY70
District Lunch Menu
Eureka Math Resources
Please practice the following with your child at home:
Waiting patiently to take a turn
Saying please and thank you
Showing and recognizing kindness
Reading a book to a family member
Recognizing letters and numbers in their natural environment
Writing grocery lists or letters to family and friends
Writing numbers 1 to 10
Writing upper and lowercase letters
Counting to 20
Monday - PE (wear sneakers)
Tuesday - Music
Wednesday - None
Thursday - PE (wear sneakers)
Friday - Music, Library
All art lesson days are on Thursdays from 1:15-2:05. Please e-mail Mary H. and Monica P. if you can volunteer to help.
Scholastic Book Orders are done strictly online. Catalogs will come home every month as a reminder, but you can shop online at anytime. I will submit class orders from the Scholastic website on the 20th of each month. Orders received after the 20th will be submitted the following month. When checking out, please use our class code for me to get points to use on books for our classroom! Follow the link below to start shopping:
Class Code: Q8K9Y
Hello Families - We are starting up our take-home sight word program this week. In your child's folder, you will see a purple information sheet and her/his first set of sight words to practice at home. When your child knows the sight words in a *SNAP* in random order, send them back to school. We’ll assess them and if they get them all, we’ll send home the next set to practice. Click here for more information.
You will notice an extra folder full of work coming home with students today. These are pieces of work that I held on to through Trimester 1 for report card grading.
Also, we counted our overflowing Creekside Coin jar today and the class has met the next coin goal of 100. We will have a class celebration next week. Stay tuned for details.
I hope you all enjoy the weekend. As always, please feel free to contact me with any questions/concerns.
Just wanted to share a fun pic of the class with their turkey hats on. We do a lot of great hats in Kindergarten, but this one is truly magnificent.
I am also including a pic of our Gratitude board. The kids did a fantastic job today during our Friendsgiving learning all about etiquette and best manners. They hope to impress all their special adults and influence their friends and cousins at your family celebrations ;)
As I said to the students today, I am so grateful that we are a learning family. Happy Thanksgiving to you all! Enjoy your family time during this long weekend.
Hello on this beautiful sunny day! Lots to share with you today:
Lots of announcements today:
Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns.
Happy Friday, Families!
Wow, what a great week of learning! It is truly amazing to see the growth in your students in just 10 days of Kindergarten. They are really getting the hang of our school routines and expectations. They are becoming a cohesive group of classmates and friends. I am enjoying getting to know them and can already tell they LOVE writer’s workshop, learning to draw, and math!
There is so much info to share:
My gosh, that’s enough for now! Enjoy your weekend with your sweet kiddos!
Welcome to Kindergarten in Room 165! I am looking forward to meeting and getting to know all of you at Meet the Teacher and Family Connection Meetings next week. We are going to have a great year of learning, playing, and growing together! Please check this website often for upcoming events, announcements, our academic focus, helpful links and home practice.
There are a few things you can do to help your child have a successful transition to Kindergarten. Have your child practice:
Most of all, give lots of encouragement and reassurance to your child as they navigate this exciting new experience. Kindergarten is truly a special time in your child's life and I am so happy that I get to be a part of it with you and your kiddo!