Distance Learning will begin Monday, April 6, 2020
We are in this together as we start a new adventure in learning outside of school. Each week new activities will be posted for your child to complete. Your child will have choices in math and literacy with a choice board. Each week will be different. Odd weeks will be a choice board of activities and even weeks will be a mission to complete.
If you have further questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact your child's teacher.
Below are activities from Mrs. Brooks (Art) Mrs. Ammons (Library), Mr. Vita (Music), Mrs. Barr, Ms. Oliver, and Mr. Baker (P.E.) teachers.
Dear awesome families, here's to another month full of learning and fun! We cannot believe that third quarter will come to an end this month and we will be entering the 4th quarter in March! Your child has grown so much since the beginning of the year and it gives us so much joy! Be on the lookout for information about our spring field trip!
March 2nd: Ned Assembly
March 3rd: No school, Election Day
March 9th: Barn Hill Assembly (please sign and return permission slips!!)
March 10th: Chili Spirit Night
March 12th: End of Quarter 3
March 13th: No school, Professional Day
March 16th-20th: No School - Spring break!
March 27th: Report cards go home
What we are learning:
Language Arts: Story elements, retelling, expand vocabulary, sounding out CVC words, blend and segment words, syllables, rhyme, oral language
Writing: Students write about what they know and what they experience. We will continue reviewing what is needed to write a sentence: Capital letter at the begining, period at the end, finger spaces, use sight words, stretch out words for known sounds, add detail.
Math: part part whole: addition and subtraction, story word problems, numbers to 20, and shapes
Social Studies: positional words, maps and globes
Science: 5 senses, weather
Continue reading with your child at home! :) Everything you do to support your child's learning makes a huge difference. We also wish everyone a relaxing spring break with nice family time!
Love, the Kindergarten team
Hello awesome Kindergarten Families!!
Can you believe that we are more than half way through the school year? January was a busy month; we celebrated the 100th day of school. There is many things going on this month, please stay connected.
Feb. 14: Early Release
Feb. 17 No School (President’s Day)
Feb. 20 Multicultural Night 5-7:30pm
Feb. 27 Early Release
Multicultural Night: Join us while we celebrate our cultures on Thursday, February 20, 2020 5:00- 7:30pm Sample foods, play games, do crafts, and learn about different places around the world. Come dressed in your best cultural attire.
Word of the Month: Word of the Month: Respect: (verb) Synonym: honor. To treat others in a valuable and proper way
Language Arts: Syllables, Rhyme, Phoneme Segmentation, Story Elements
Math: Counting, Money, Number Representation, Graphs, part part whole, word problems
Social Studies: Presidents Day
Science: Light, Earth Patterns (weather)
Why Read? Did you know that reading can enhance social skills? When you read a good book, you want to share the story with someone else which enhances social skillsbuilds oral communication skills, and language. Reading is essential. Learning to read is a sequential process; each new skill builds on the mastery of previously learned skill. Read with your child and use school resources.
Library Card: The public library is making it easier for you to get a library card. Please send back completed forms to receive your free card. Do not miss this great opportunity to be a part of something big.
READING: website or app https://www.raz-kids.com/ This is a great resource for your child to read a variety of text at their level
MATH: Dreambox is a great tool to use at home to help build mathematical skills.
House Colors: Wear your house color on Fridays. Show pride in your color house by wearing your color. If you do not know, ask your child’s teacher.
Attendance/Tardy: It is important for your child to arrive to school on time. Routine is very important not just for your child but for other students in the classroom and school. It is just as equally important for your child to attend school every day. This will ensure academic growth.
Thank you for all you do to support your child's learning and growth!
We have officially finished two quarters of the school year. We continue to learn and grow so much each day. We have seen so much progress in our students! Report cards were sent home for quarter 2. Reach out to your child's teacher with any questions. Working together, teacher and families, will help each child succeed.
Word of the Month: Kindness
Kindergarten will be participating in Student of the month with the rest of the school starting in January! One student will be selected that exhibits the word of the month consistently. There will be a student of the month celebration at the end of the month to honor the students that were selected.
Calendar for January!
January 10th - report cards go home
January 15th - Chick-fil-a Spirit night
January 17th - Early Release 1:10pm
January 20th - No School Martin Luther King JR Day
Jaunary 27th - No School Professional Day
What we are learning so far in January!
Math: Part part whole (2+3=5, 2 and 3 is 5), count to 100, count by 10's to 100, read, write, and recognize numbers 0-20
Writing: Students are working on writing about what they know! They draw a picture and write a sentence to go with their picture. They are working on spaces between words, stretching out words, using sight words, a capital letter at the beginning of the sentence, and punctuation at the end.
Language Arts: Characters, setting, beginning middle and end, retelling, word families
Social Studies: Martin Luther King JR
Thank you for all you do to support your child's learning and growth!
We have officially finished one quarter of the school year. It has been busy and we still have a lot of work to do this school year. Thank you for taking the time to meet with your child’s teacher to discuss your child’s first quarter report card. The holidays are approaching; please remember it is important to be at school every day.
Learning Letters: Please practice naming letters in the alphabet and making its sound. Kindergarten students are expected to identify the letters of the alphabet and sound. This is an important skill in reading and writing.
Report Cards: Report cards went home Friday, October 18, 2019. Please review, sign the orange card, and return in the envelope provided. Please contact your child’s teacher if you have any questions.
Fun Run: Please help our school raise money. Your child will get a free house shirt just by registering. Please go to www.getmovinfundhub.com Each child is encouraged to raise $50.00.
Property: It is your child’s responsibility to keep track of their belongings. Please consider your child’s teacher has 23 students in the classroom, it is impossible to keep track of every child’s things. It is important to teach independence and accountability to your child in keeping track of their own things.
Weather: As the weather starts to get colder, please dress your child appropriately. We go outside every day and your child needs a warm jacket to play comfortably.
Turkey in Disguise Family Project: Your child will complete their first project at home hiding a turkey! Turkeys will be going home next week.
Word of the Month Honesty: (noun) Synonym: integrity, truthfulness Making a morally good choice. Being truthful shows respect and integrity to others.
Language Arts: Concept of Print, Writing, Rhyme recognition
Math: Counting, Graph & Data, Shapes
Social Studies: Events from the Past
Science: Properties of Objects
Nov. 5 No School (Election Day)
Nov. 6 Spirit Night Buffalo Wild Wings 5pm-8pm
Nov. 11 No School (Veteran’s Day)
Nov. 15 Fun Run
Nov. 22 Fall Festival 5pm
Nov. 27-29 No School (Thanksgiving Break)
It is that time of year for conferences. Conferences will be scheduled Monday, October 14, Tuesday and Wednesday Oct. 15 & 16 in the evenings. Please be patient as we figure out the best way to accommodate not only your schedule but 22 other parents’ schedules too. We will do our best. Please return all conference forms as soon as possible as well as mark if an interpreter is needed for your conference. If an interpreter is needed, your child’s teacher must coordinate with an interpreter’s schedule. It is a process and your patience is appreciated.
Clothing & More Sale
Every year our school does a community yard sale. You can find clothing for the whole family from baby to grandparents. There is more to find than clothes, there will be toys, movies, furniture, books, and too much more to list. Cash and Credit cards will be accepted.
Report cards will go home Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. Please review your child’s report card, sign the orange sheet, and return in envelope. Please keep the report card.
We will be heading to the farm on Friday, November 1, 2019. We will visit Braehead Farm. Please look for more information from your child’s teacher. Permission slips will go home soon
Oct. 31 (Halloween)
Please do not send your child to school in a costume. We will have a fun and busy day with our first every Design Challenge. Students will be asked to change into their extra clothes that was sent to school earlier, or sent to nurse’s office for a spare set of clothes.
Language Arts: Letter Identification, Concept of Print, Writing, Rhyme recognition
Math: Counting, Number Representation
Social Studies: Science: Plant Life Cycle, Properties of Objects
Oct. 5 Yard Sale 7:30am-2:30pm (School parking lot)
Oct. 8 Picture Day
Oct. 8 Spirit Night- Chipotle
Oct. 11 Early Release at 1:10pm
Oct. 14 No School
Oct. 14 Parent Teacher Conferences
Oct. 24 Spirit Night Chick Fil A
Oct. 29 Literacy Night 6:00-7:30pm
Oct. 31 Early Release at 1:10pm