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  • June Newsletter

    June 5, 2015 Dear Families, WOW! Another school year is over. It feels like we just started our adventure at Kindergarten orientation. As they say “time goes by when you are having fun!” and that was definitely the case with us this year. It started with learning about each other, to learning how to become writers and readers, drilling each letter and letter sound, learning about each season, observing the weather, acting out songs, discovering the ocean and sea creatures, and exploring balls and ramps. The list is endless. We would like to thank all the parents and grandparents for your support this year, your children are very special to us and we thank you for letting us have the opportunity to teach them. We love their funny stories, their eagerness to learn and willingness to do new exciting things. Below is a list of things you will need to know for the last few weeks of school… 1. We will be tie-dying shirts for fun day! T-shirts will be provided by the PTO. Thank you PTO! 2. Fun day is Monday June 15th. Please come and join your child for a fun-filled day. A few things about fun day: please apply sunscreen to your child before school, baseball cap will also help protect your child from the sun, sneakers and socks are a must. We will be outside all day. Lastly, you are welcome to pack a lunch and have lunch with your child on the field. Please bring your own lawn chairs or beach blanket.  Then we will proceed into the gymnasium where each child will get an award for participation. After the award ceremony, we are inviting all families to come back to our classroom to hear your child sing a few songs, collect all of their amazing journals and other amazing art work that is hung around our classroom. It will be a fun filled day! We hope to see you all. 3. Field Trip….Frosty Drew Nature Center! Attached is permission slip. There is no cost for this field trip. More information to come. 4. Last day of school is June 26th. This is a half-day for students

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  • Happy May!

    May’s Newsletter Welcome Spring! Here is an overview of the topics that will be covered in the month of May! Reading/Language Arts: *Books of interest: Rain, Runaway Bunny, Mushroom in the Rain, Spring is Here, The Spring Rabbit, Clifford’s Spring Clean Up,  Puddles, Frog and Toad, The Mixed Up Chameleon, and our class favorite Stuck! *Concepts of Print: Follow words from left to right, top to bottom, return sweep Identify front and back covers of book, title page, author, illustrator, page numbers, beginning and end of text Differentiate letters, drawings, numerals, and words Recognize that print provides meaning Recognize that pictures support text *Phonemic Awareness: Given a spoken word set, identify if the medial sounds are the same or different Recognize changes in sounds (initial position) to change words *Comprehension: Identify the beginning, middle, and end of a story including the problem and solution Use context to determine the meaning of words (semantics) through listening to stories and reading early emergent or appropriate level books Monitor fix-up reading strategies, pictures, and first letter cues Recall important information from text *Poetry Folders: Retell the events of a poem *Letter/Sound Identification: Review digraphs- ch, th, sh, wh, ck Review short vowel sounds-a, e, i, o, u *Rhyming Chunks: -it, -ap *Word Recognition: Review all kindergarten sight words. Please encourage your child to use these words when they write so they can read and spell them independently. We will introduce the following trick words she, we, he, me, and we. Writing independently to convey ideas. Write independently (using approximated) spelling. Contribute to a shared writing experience with the teacher about a topic that has been read or discussed in class. The writing goals will be met in a variety of ways: Independent Writing: Students write and illustrate an i

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  • January News!

    High Frequency Words being introduced this month are:         look and my you see are play Please be sure to continue to read with your child each night and review the high frequency words we have introduced so far this year.  

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  • Parent Teacher Conferences

    Dear Families, Thank you for taking the time to meet with me regarding your child. Time to celebrate all the accomplishments since the start of Kindergarten.

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  • Gingerbread Houses!

    Today is the day..... the making of our Gingerbread Houses! Please arrive at DCS at 2:00, sign in and take a yellow badge and come on down to room 112. Thank you!

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  • Kindergarten News!

    If you have a typical Kindergartner, when you ask the question, “What did you do today?” The answer is probably, Nothing”.

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  • Sigh Words

    New sight words: the is my go can a like

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  • Kindergarten News! September 30, 2016

    Kindergarten News Dear Families, Wow! What an amazing second week of Kindergarten. We are very excited to be well on our way. I

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