Hello Kindergarten Families and Friends,
We’ve had a great first couple of weeks in Kindergarten! We’ve been busy learning classroom routines and procedures, as well as getting familiar with each other and materials in our classroom. The children have been experimenting with Math manipulatives and getting familiar with our calendar routine. We have also welcomed 4 butterflies, while one is still in the chrysalis stage.
The blue folders have been working really well. Continue to send them in daily with important information for me, and I will do the same for you. On Fridays, I send the folders home with work the children have been completing over the course of the week. They will receive one of four things, a 3+, 3, 2, 1.
3+= Excellent Work! Extra effort and 100% correct!
3= Met benchmark
2= Partially meets.
1 = lack of effort, needs to try harder
This year I will be doing monthly book orders. If you would like to order books for your children, I will send home a Scholastic flyer monthly. I will post the due date for the book orders on my website. If you are ordering books from the flyer sent home today, the book orders are due back Friday, September 26. Our class code to order online is L4BJ7. All books purchased through our class website or through me will help us earn points for books for our classroom library.
I am interested in having volunteers in our classroom this year. If you are interested in helping out, please let me know the days you are available.
Due to a change in schedule, our specials go as follows: Library is on Monday, Art is Tuesday, Gym is Thursday and Music is on Friday. Next Friday the children will need headphones for computer. Please send these in a labeled Ziploc bag. The headphones will remain in the classroom for the year.
Lastly, in your child’s folder this week is an “All about Me” paper. Please complete this folder with your family by Monday, September 29. The children will be sharing these papers with the class. Feel free to add pictures, or draw them! This is a way for me to get to know the children better, as well as their classmates!
Wednesday, September 24- EARLY RELEASE DAY-Dismissal 12:30
Friday, October 10-Apple Orchard Field Trip
Every Monday we have Library. Children must bring back books on Monday to take out another book.
Thank you all for your cooperation! If you need anything, the easiest way to reach me is through e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
I hope you all have a wonderful, relaxing weekend!