Friday August 17, 2018

Newsletter

FROM THE TEACHER: We have been in school for 13 days now and we are settling in nicely. We have been lucky with the weather this week and have been able to go out to the playground every day. It looks like we may have some more rain next week and have to stay inside during recess.

You are now welcome to come and have lunch in the cafeteria with your child if you would like to. On Fridays we eat lunch in our classroom and watch a movie as a reward for a good week. You are welcome to eat with your child in the cafeteria or in our room if you choose to come on Fridays.

ICE CREAM: Just a reminder that Kindergarten students are allowed to purchase ice cream on Friday’s with parent permission.  Ice Cream is $1.00. Your child must have money in their account or you must send in the correct amount on Fridays for them to be able to purchase the ice cream.

JACKETS AND SWEATERS: It is quite chilly in our classroom in the mornings. You may want to send your child with a jacket or sweater to wear here at school. Please remember to mark it with their name.

LANGUAGE ARTS: We are still working on our Zoophonics unit.  We have learned the sounds for the letters a – l in the past few weeks and will continue learning a letter a day until we reach z.  When we complete our Zoophonics unit we will begin at the beginning of the alphabet and spend more time on each letter.

MATH: We are currently working on our numbers 0 – 10.  The students will learn the number, the number word and how to count with one to one correspondence. We will continue to work on this unit next week. We also participate in number talks each day to help the students better understand how numbers work.  Students will need to be able to count to 50 by the end of the first nine weeks. You can help by having them practice this skill at home.  

INTEGRATED STUDIES:  This week we have been working on a unit about the American flag, the Georgia flag and the Pledge of Allegiance. Next week we will start a unit about community helpers. 

Have a great weekend

Mrs. Cassidy, Mrs. Perry and Mrs. Palmer

Newsletter – Friday August 10, 2018

FROM THE TEACHER

Thank you to all of the parents who attended our Open House this week. If you were unable to attend and would like some more information on the who’s what’s and where’s of our classroom please feel free to set up a meeting with me to go over the information.

We are still learning the rules here in our classroom and our new routine. Please remember that we are a class of 16 students and some adjustment time may be needed for your child to learn how to behave in the elementary school setting.

ICE CREAM: Please read the 1/2 sheet of paper in your child’s folder about ice cream. Students are allowed to purchase ice cream in the cafeteria on Fridays. In order to do this you must sign the paper and return it. Also your child must have enough money on their account to pay for all purchases. If you owe money on your lunch account and you send in a dollar for ice cream the money will have to go towards the money owed and your child will not be able to buy their ice cream.

BIRTHDAYS ; We know that some parents like to share their child’s birthday with their school friends. You are welcome to bring in pudding cups, cookies, ice cream or fruit snacks for our class to share during snack time. Please be aware that we are a no cupcake or cake school.  Publix donates cupcakes once a month for the children who are celebrating their birthday during that month.

 PICTURE DAY ; Picture day for Kindergarten is Tuesday, August 21. All children will have their picture taken to be used in the Year Book.  If you wish to purchase pictures an order form will be sent home next week.

 LANGUAGE ARTS: We are currently working on our Zoophonics unit. We have learned the sounds for the letters a – g in the past two weeks and will continue learning a letter a day until we reach z. When we complete our Zoophonics unit we will begin at the beginning of the alphabet and spend more time on each letter. Your child will be responsible for learning 75 of the list of 100 sight words that have been given to us by the county. We will begin working on the first 5 words next week. The first 5 words are: I, go, we, a, see.  We will put a copy of the list in the back of your child’s orange folder as soon as we are able.

 MATH: We are currently working on numbers to 10. The students will learn to recognize and write the number as well as learning how to count that number of objects and label them. We will continue to work on our numbers to 10 for the next 2 weeks.

INTEGRATED STUDIES:  This week we have been working on school rules and colors.  Next week we will start a unit on The Pledge of Allegiance, the American flag and Georgia flags.

Have a great weekend!

Mrs. Cassidy, Mrs. Perry and Mrs. Palmer

Open House

Please come learn about your child’s class (Room 105) at Open House Thursday, August 9th at 6:00 p.m.  We will begin with a PTSA meeting in the cafeteria from 6:00 to 6:15. There are 2 open house sessions.  Session 1 is from 6:20-6:50 and session 2 is from 7:00-7:30.  Open House is a time for the teacher to discuss various important topics about kindergarten.  It is encouraged that only parents attend however, if you are unable to find child care, you are still very welcome.  We are looking forward to seeing all of you!

First Day

We had an amazing first day of school in room 105. There was not a tear in sight from the students all day and everyone enjoyed our time together. We put on our school shoes and followed Pete the Cat around our school. We decided that eating the teacher was not a good idea and talked about how to be a good friend. I am really looking forward to lots of learning and fun happening in our room this year.

Welcome to Kindergarten

Hi!  Welcome to my classroom blog. I share my room with 2 wonderful parapros, Mrs. Perry and Mrs. Palmer. We look forward to meeting you at Sneak-a-peak on Mon, July 30th. Parents you are welcome to bring you child’s class supplies with you on that day or you can bring them on the first day.  If you have any concerns that you would like to discuss please feel free to talk to me and we will set up a private meeting for as soon as we are able. I am looking forward to a wonderful school year.

Happy Friday

 We have two weeks left until Spring Break and “oh boy” are the students ready for the break. Having to stay inside due to the return on the cold weather is tough on the students. We did get out today for a bit and the weather next week is supposed to be warm so we will get to spend some time outside.

Report Cards will be sent out on March 21st. Please sign and return the signature card to me. 

May the Luck of the Irish be with you!

 

School Pictures

Please know that spring pictures went home on Thursday, March 15.  Each student should have received a picture packet if they were present when they were taken.  Inside of each packet are ordering instructions on how to purchase the picture packet or pieces of the packet.  If you do not wish to order any pictures at this time, please send the packet back to school and have your child give it to their homeroom teacher.  If you have any questions, please email Mr. Traster at [email protected].

 

 

Dr. Seuss Week in Kindergarten

Dr.Seuss Week

We will be celebrating Dr.Seuss March 5-9.  Please join in the fun by participating in these fun activities;

Monday – “Cat in the Hat” Day – Wear your favorite hat.

Tuesday – “Fox in Socks” Day – Wear mix match or crazy socks.

Wednesday – “Wacky Wednesday” Day – Wear wacky clothes and have a wacky hair do.

Thursday – “Wocket in my Pocket” Day – Bring something to school in your pocket.  Keep it a secret!

Friday – “Green Eggs and Ham” Day – Wear green.

Upcoming Dates and Things to Remember

Field Trip:

Just a reminder that we will be going on a field trip on March 27th and the forms and money are due by Feb 16. I know that the forms were sent out a long time before the field trip but we have to have enough money to pay for the tickets 30 days in advance or we will be unable to go on the field trip. We did work very hard to get the price down to $14.00 so that it would not be a burden on families.

Upcoming Dates and Things to Remember

  • Valentine Grams on Sale for $1 – Thursday, February 8th – Tuesday, February 13th
  • Early Bird Special on Yearbooks Ends – Wednesday, February 14th
  • Spring Pictures – Wednesday, February 14th – Thursday, February 15th
  • Winter Break – Monday, February 19th – Friday, February 23rd
  • Kindergarten Registration for the 2018-2019 School Year – Wednesday, March 21st