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  • Week 37 Update

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    Hi families,   We had a great week in kindergarten! I am always so impressed by the notes left by our sub, Mrs. Vrana. This class is amazing and you should be proud that they are able to follow directions and be kind not only for me but for subs...
    • 14 Jun 2019
  • Week 36 Update

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    Hi families,   We had a great week in kindergarten! The kiddos were very excited to fill our Comet Coin jar! It held 165 Comet Coins! We already have it filled up about a quarter of the way again. Our goal is to fill it once more before the end ...
    • 7 Jun 2019
  • Week 35 Update

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    Hi families,   We had a fun week in kindergarten! It’s hard to believe that we only 3 full weeks of school left! The students are loving our alphabet countdown. Please don’t forget to send in your child’s poster that was sent h...
    • 31 May 2019
  • Week 34 Update

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    Hi Families, We had a great week in kindergarten! Today, for chalk day, the students worked as a team to write numbers 1-100 in chalk! It was awesome to watch their teamwork and ability to see patterns and write the numbers correctly.  Phonics/D...
    • 24 May 2019
  • Week 33 Update

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    Hi Families,  We had a great week in kindergarten!  We (the kiddos) did a huge clean out to help organize some of the messes we have created in the classroom. I was really proud of how the students worked together to plan and execute the re...
    • 17 May 2019
  • Alphabet Countdown

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    26 Days Alphabet countdown Get ready for the countdown…. When we get to our last 26 days of school, we will have an alphabet countdown, celebrating 1 letter a day with a different theme. 5/22- A Day- Airplane Day – we will be making pape...
    • 17 May 2019
  • Week 32 Update

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    Hi Families, We had a great week in kindergarten! Wow! You all made me feel special during teacher appreciation week. Thank you for all the gifts and treats this week. I also want to give a HUGE shout out to Shellee Salmon for putting together such a...
    • 10 May 2019
  • Week 31 Update

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    Hi Families,  We had a great week in kindergarten! The kids enjoyed our spirit days leading up to The Color Run! J  Phonics/Daily 5: Reviewed long/short vowels Reviewed digraphs and blends Began learning new phonics skills: Long E Digraph...
    • 3 May 2019
  • Week 30 Update

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    Hi Families,   We had a great week in kindergarten! We had our last Science-to-Go which focused on ecosystems. The students were able to act as engineers to build and design their own wetland to show what plants and animals need to survive. It w...
    • 26 Apr 2019
  • Week 29 Update

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    Hi Families,   We had a great week in kindergarten! While we all love having breaks from school, it often causes students to have a tougher time adjusting back into school routines. We spent a little time each day this week reviewing expected/un...
    • 19 Apr 2019
  • Week 28 Update

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    Hi Families,   We had a great week in kindergarten!   The school reached their comet coin goal and had popsicles to celebrate today!   I hope that you all have a wonderful week off with your kindergarteners. Stay safe to those of you t...
    • 15 Apr 2019
  • Week 25 Update

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    Hi Families,   We had a great week in kindergarten!   Challenger reached its most recent PTA goal of 75% parent involvement. On Wednesday, we got to slime our principal, Ms. Kessler to celebrate. Each class had a student drawn to help with ...
    • 15 Apr 2019
  • Week 26 Udpate

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    Hi Families,   We had a great week in kindergarten!   We reached our goal of 75 Comet Coins and celebrated on Wednesday with popsicles.   I ended up leaving school early on Thursday with a fever that lasted through the weekend. I am ha...
    • 15 Apr 2019
  • Week 27 Update

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    Hi Families,   We had a great week in kindergarten! The kiddos did an amazing job on Tuesday at the concert. I was so proud of both their singing and behavior during the performance. J   I was gone Wednesday-Friday and the substitute shared...
    • 15 Apr 2019
  • Week 24 Update

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    Hi Families, We had a fun week in kindergarten! On Tuesday, we celebrated our 100th day of kindergarten. It’s hard to believe that we have already spent 100 days together learning and growing. On Tuesday we also met our goal of 75 class Comet C...
    • 7 Mar 2019
  • Week 23 Update

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    Hi Families,  I am thrilled that we are finally back at school! The kiddos were excited to share about all their adventures that happened in the last few weeks. It was special reconnecting with each of them.  With that being said, we also s...
    • 1 Mar 2019
  • Week 22 Update

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    Hi Families, Well, with four snow days and one late start we had our shortest week yet in kindergarten! We had fun sharing stories of the last week in the snow. Many of us: Made snow angels Built a snowman Took a walk in the snow Built a snow fort C...
    • 15 Feb 2019
  • Week 21 Update

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    Hi Families, What a week it has been! Snow days in Issaquah are few and far between so I hope you stayed warm and enjoyed playing in the snow with your sweet kindergartners. It looks like we may be getting a lot more snow tonight and tomorrow. Stay s...
    • 8 Feb 2019
  • Week 20 Update

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    Hi Families, Phonics/Daily 5 Focused on short vowel o & e Learned 2 new sight words: your, of  Practiced reading and writing all 25 sight words a, like, I, to, see, the, can, is, and, it, go, at, me, you, no, on, so, in, my, do, am, up, w...
    • 1 Feb 2019
  • Week 19 Update

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    Hi Families, We had a full week of learning in kindergarten. We filled out Comet Coin jar with 75 coins on Wednesday and will be celebrating by wearing our pajamas tomorrow! Make sure that your kiddos are still wearing PE appropriate shoes. Please no...
    • 24 Jan 2019
  • Week 18 Update

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    Hi Families, We had a full week of learning in kindergarten. Please make sure to read the Important Information section of these emails for updates on days off of school, school spirit days, class parties, etc. Phonics/Daily 5 Focused on letter soun...
    • 18 Jan 2019
  • Week 17 Update

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    Hi Families, We had a great week in kindergarten! Phonics/Daily 5 Focused on letter sounds J & X Learned 2 new sight words: are, for, little  Practiced reading and writing all 25 sight words a, like, I, to, see, the, can, is, and, it, go,...
    • 11 Jan 2019
  • Week 16 Update

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    Hi families, Happy New Year! I hope you all had a relaxing holiday season and were able to enjoy some time off with your friends and family. Phonics/Daily 5 Focused on letter sounds D & V Learned 2 new sight words: out, not Practiced reading and...
    • 4 Jan 2019
  • Week 15 Update

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    Hi families, With it being the short week before winter break, we did a lot of fun art projects and class games. Thank you to those that made it to the Winter Sharing Concert, the kids had a great time performing for you! Here is a link to the perfor...
    • 19 Dec 2018
  • Week 14 Update

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    Hi families, We had a great week in kindergarten! I hope to see you all next Tuesday, December 18th at 9:55 for winter sharing. The kiddos have been practicing their winter songs in music for weeks and are eager to perform for you.  Phonics/Dail...
    • 14 Dec 2018