Welcome to kindergarten! This first year of school is an amazing experience for all of us. Please continue to check back throughout the year for updates and announcements. Also, do not forget to click on the "useful links" and "files and documents" section on the left side of this page for additional information.
Friday, April 7 - Monday, April 17 : Spring Break
Thursday, April 20 : Kindergarten field trip to "Pete the Cat"
Please contact me through the daily folder, the school office phone (703-497-7619) or my email (email@example.com). If there is a change in your student's dismissal procedure please call the office or send a note in the daily folder. I do not check my email during the school day.
Remember to pack a small, healthy snack each day.
Please be sure to only include water to drink and dry/non-messy foods to eat (no yogurts, fruit cups, applesauce or other items that may spill). We eat snack in our classroom, so we need to be careful.
Pack a WATER BOTTLE for your child every day. We do not have a water fountain in the room.
This Week's Specials
Monday, March 27 - Spanish/Library
Tuesday, March 28 - PE
Wednesday, March 29 - Art
Thursday, March 30 - Music
Friday, March 31 - Library
How can you help your child at home?
- Allow your child to count to 75 throughout the day. You want him/her to be able to do this independently. Remember when you have to fill in numbers for your child, that indicates he/she is not yet counting independently. Our goal is 100 by the end of the year!
- Have your child practice writing numbers 0-15. Do this often.
- Read with your child every night. By doing so, you are…helping your child’s brain to make connections, exposing your child to new vocabulary, familiarizing your child with sentence structure, inspiring a desire to learn & helping your child to realize that reading will play a significant role throughout life.
- Encourage your child to use complete sentences when speaking. Expect him/her to communicate clearly!
- Students will receive sight words. Go over sight words daily. The sight words we have learned are: I, a, can, red, am, see, orange, go, at, yellow, the, is, blue, me, to, green, my, up, purple, pink, brown, we, and, black, had, in, like, do, has , it, look, he, got, on, his, are, have, come,did, for, said, get, here, of, play, him, she, will, you, was, all, down
- FUN IDEAS FOR PRACTICING SIGHT WORDS...
- write sight words with a dry erase marker
- write sight words with their finger in shaving cream, sand, finger paint, etc.
- have the students spell the sight word as a "password" to leave or enter a room or the car
- use magnet letters to spell the word, mix it up, and try again
- write the word with one missing letter, have your child guess what letter is missing
- use flash cards to practice reading them
- have your child find sight words in books you are reading before bed. "Can you find the word 'we'?"
- Practice writing...name (first and last), sight words and simple sentences. Your child can also add a picture to match their sentence.
- Ask your child about our classroom rules, the rules were student created. They are working to learn them and they practice them daily.
- Routines are important for your child. We have routines in our classroom. Encourage your child to share with you some of the routines.