Kelly Hanna


Winter Break


Hello Families! Winter Break is almost here! In your folders tomorrow you will receive three things – a winter reading challenge, a teen number packet and your progress report. Here are my suggestions for winter break!

-READ READ READ. Reading everyday drastically effects your child’s vocabulary and academic reading performance.

-Teen numbers. Work on composing, decomposing, writing and you can even make equations! (10+5=15)

-If you champion does not know all of their letters and sounds (refer to the recording sheet that was sent home with report cards) please please please work on this! They should have them mastered by December! Short 5-10 minute sessions daily will show more improvement than working a long time every now and then!

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Report Cards


Report Cards go home today! Sorry they are so long – the reports were not working right for me. Please sign the envelope and send it back tomorrow.

Please continue practicing letters and sounds every night! Your updated needs for letters and sounds are in the report card folder.

October has come and gone. We have one month until Winter Break. Keep reading!

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Progress Reports


Progress reports will be going home Monday for Kindergarten. Please return your brown envelope signed on Tuesday.

We are very excited for our field trip to Cherokee in October. It is such a fun field trip! Please make sure to pay online and turn in your permission slip.

The early release this coming Friday (9/28) has been changed to a full school day!

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Hello Families. Since we do not have a room parent yet to help me out with extra needs I thought I would post on here!


We need four clipboards for everyone to have their own this year!

We will be making lemonade on Friday. I need a bag of lemons, cups and a plastic pitcher (to borrow!)

Please email me if you would like to donate any of these items. Thank you!



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First Days


Tuesday August 14th, Wednesday August 15th and Thursday August 16th are all early release days for Kindergarten.

A lunch/snack time will be provided on early release days.


Friday will be a regular school day with dismissal starting between 2:50 and 3:00.


You can walk your champion into class for the first week. We ask that you give a quick goodbye full of love and then continue on with your day so that your champion can transition smoothly into Kindergarten. After the first week we ask that you do not walk your champions to class. We will have staff placed throughout the building to make sure everyone gets to class safely.


Check out the volunteer sign up genius. If you want to volunteer in the classroom – reach out to me at anytime!

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Welcome New Families!


Welcome to IC Imagine Kindergarten!

I am so excited to meet each one of you and to have you in my class this year! We will have fun together, learn together and build a wonderful new community.

I hope to see you at open house on Wednesday, August 8th from 8:00-9:00.

Check out my classroom Amazon Wish List.  There are a few items that are a higher priority for the school year.

Check out the snack calendar to find out when your day is! Please bring in enough healthy snack for 21 students on your designated day. Your champion will be provided with a healthy snack daily around 1:00pm.

Please remember how important attendance is in the first 20 days of school. An average of our student attendance determines how much funding we will receive for the school year. There will be lots of fun stuff happening in the classroom that your champion will not want to miss!


Looking forward to a great year!

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We Did It!


Thank you all so much for a great year! I am so proud of all of the champions and hope that you have a restful summer with your families.

Good Luck in First Grade!

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Last 30 School Days!


Can you believe that there are only 30 school days left of your champion’s Kindergarten year?! I am so proud of every one of them and the growth that they have worked hard for! It is time to review and continue reading! Please sign up on my conference sign up or email me for availability! Phone and email conferences are available too if that works better with your schedule!


  • Counting to 100
  • writing numbers 1-30
  • 2D and 3D Shape recognition/building
  • Addition/Subtraction
  • Combinations of 5 and 10 (1+4=5)


  • Reading Strategies!
    • Look at the picture
    • Check beginning sound
    • Sound out the word and blend it together
    • Change the vowel sound (from short vowel to long vowel)


  • Ask questions after reading:
    • Beginning, middle and end
    • What was your favorite part?
    • Make a connection (to self, to world, to text)
    • What does the author want you to learn?


  • Sound out and spell CVC words (cat, hit, log, etc.)
  • Write the alphabet!
  • Write basic sentences
    • I like…… because……
    • First,_____. Next, _____Then, ______Last, ________.
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Nature Center


Our Nature Center field trip is this Thursday! It is a 50% chance of rain and high in the mid sixties. Half this field trip is walking around outside so PLEASE send your champion in appropriate clothing for the weather.


-a jacket and/or rain coat

-close toed shoes

-disposable lunch and utensils

-disposable water bottle


Chaperones need to check in at school and then can meet us there! We have a lot of chaperones this time so that the walk around groups are small! It should be a great time!

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Spring Break!!


Friday March 23rd is an Early Release Day. Kindergarten champions release at 11:00.


Over Spring Break, make sure to be reading with your champions daily! Here are some other things that we have been working on in case you want some extra practice!

  • Combinations of 10 (5+5=10, 9+1=10, etc)
  • Math story problems (addition and subtraction)
  • Retelling stories (beginning, middle, end)
  • Writing personal narrative stories with who, what, where. At least four to five sentences
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