Kindergarten Sight Words
Scholastic Book Orders:
Flyers will be sent home and due date will be attached. If you wish to order, please send the completed form along with the proper total. Checks will need to be made payable to Scholastic Book Clubs. You can also purchase books online with a credit card. For every parent order online, scholastic will give our class money to spend on books for the classroom library.
When ordering ONLINE: please use the following access code:
ACCESS CODE: HL2LC
If your child is absent, please call the front office (936-709-8400) or e-mail me email@example.com to let me know. A note stating the reason for the absence must be brought to school as soon as possible to avoid an unexcused absence.
Kinder students may eat breakfast. The price for regular breakfast is $1.15 reduce price is $0.30. If you would like to enroll your child in our breakfast program, please contact the school office (936-709-8400).
If you would like to send a birthday treat with your child on or near his/her birthday, please feel free to do so. These store bought treats will be eaten during our snack time. Birthdays are recognized during our calendar routine as well. We will recognize summer birthdays at the end of the school year.
I will send home book order forms for you and your child to look over every month. Book clubs offer books at reduced prices. It's a great way to build your child's home library!
C.A. R.E. Folders help keep us organized. The folder houses a homework sheet, newsletter, take home papers, and other items that assist with communication between home and school.
Parent and Teacher conferences are held at the end of the first and third quarter. Watch for information and reply accordingly.
Communication is important. Feel free to contact me whenever you have a question, comment, or concern. You can reach me by phone 936-709-8400, in person, by email (firstname.lastname@example.org), or by note.
Discipline is simple. We work hard as a class to make the classroom a positive and safe place for all. Our rules are:
- Ears Listening
- Mouth Quiet
- Walking Feet
- Helping Hands
- Eyes Looking
My school email address is email@example.com . I check email daily. If you have an email address that you’d like me to be aware of, please let me know.
Please complete and return the emergency card promptly. If your home or work phone number change, please inform the office and me.
Early Release Days will take place on October 16, and December 18. On Early Release days, students eat lunch and then are dismissed to the buses releases at 12:05.
Field trip will be
Students will have some homework in Kindergarten. Homework assignments will vary and will be sent home in the C.A.R.E folder. Unless otherwise noted, please return the homework the following day.
Independence is a goal for students because it builds self-esteem and self-confidence. Pre-Kindergartens are very capable of doing many things on their own and I encourage them to do as much as they can for themselves in the classroom. Please work on the following self-help skills at home with your child: zipping, tying, dressing, etc.
Writing takes place every day in Kindergarten. One way we accomplish this is through writing stories in our journals during writer’s workshop. Encourage your child to write at home for a variety of purposes.
Keep updated by reading the newsletter and checking the C.A.R.E. folder every day for other notes and information.
Our class will visit the library once a week. Our library teacher is Mrs. . She will read stories while we are visiting the library.
Kinder eats lunch at 11:30. The cost of regular lunch is $2.55 and reduced cost is $0.40. If lunch money is sent to school, please send it in the C.A.R.E folder.
Learning Areas is a time for your child to experience opportunities for “free play.” Learning Areas will take place 4 times a week. In the Learning Areas students will then self-select an area in which to work (play). Children learn through play and this is an important time, integral to the growth and development of your child.
Meet the Teacher will take place on August 20th from 4:30-6:00PM.
The kindergarten math curriculum provides students with mathematical experiences that help them develop number sense and a positive attitude towards mathematics that will continue throughout their school career and lives. Many of our math concepts are covered through our daily calendar routine. Every morning students will work with math bins while I meet with small groups of children for “guided math.” These math groups will be fluid and flexible, changing from day to day or week to week, based on the needs of students.
A newsletter will be sent home to keep you informed about what is happening in our class.
There will be no school on the following days: September 7; November:23, 24, 25, 26, 27: December: 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30, 31; January: 1, 3,4, 18; February: 15; March: 14, 15, 16, 17, 18,25; May: 30.
Open House will take place on Spetember 3rd from 6:00 – 7:00 PM.
Parent Access gives parent access to view child's information online. Sign up on the CISD website under Students/Parents tab.
When picking up your child, please use the parent and visitor parking lot.
Questions? Please feel free to call, stop in, email, or send a note.
Kindergarten report cards will be sent home 4 times during the year.
Kindergartens have recess is after lunch,
The focus of the kindergarten science curriculum is on developing an awareness of the world in which we live. Science concepts and skills will be explored utilizing a literacy based, hands-on approach.
The kindergarten social studies curriculum focuses on the students and how they relate to others in their families, classroom, school, and community. Social Studies concepts and skills will be explored utilizing a literacy based, hands-on approach.
If your child has any changes in their transportation please let me know in writing, by email, or by calling the front office before 2:00 p.m. each day.
Volunteers and visitors must register in the office and pick up a badge.
Family vacations are wonderful opportunities for your family; however, please be sure to let us know that you are planning on taking a vacation (during the school year).
Wet and/or dirty clothes can be uncomfortable. Please send an extra set of clothing (shirt, pants, socks, underclothes) in a Ziploc baggies marked with your child’s name on the outside of the bag. These will be stored in your child's backpack and used by your child in the event they are needed.
WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dads Of Great Students) Program is an innovative program being used by schools across America. This program helps students be positively impacted by the committed involvement of fathers and father-figures in their student's life.
Parents and family members may eXit and enter via the main school entry.
Your ideas…and suggestions are welcome!
Zzzzzzz - Make sure that your child gets plenty of rest. Setting and keeping a bedtime is a wonderful gift you can give your child.
Homework in Kinder
Homework in Kinder will begin after the first report card. Things that we will be working on in the classroom are as follows:
1. Uppercase letter recognition
2. Lowercase letter recognition
3. Letter sounds
4. Counting aloud 1-30 without mistakes
5. Number recognition 0-10
6. Shape identification--circle, square, rectangle, triangle, oval, rhombus
7. Color identification
8. Sight words
9. Author, Illustrator
10. Sorting by color, shape and size
11. 1:1 correspondance of items up to 5, up to 10
12. Writing first name correctly (first letter capital and all remaining letters are lowercase)
13. Patterns (AB, ABC, ABB)
14. Retelling a story
15. Drawing a picture and telling about its meaning
16. If ready, writing last name correctly