Benchmark Assessments/Report Cards

Benchmark assessments are completed and the champions did a wonderful job showcasing their skills! You got a summary of these assessments and a report card home today. If you feel concerned or have questions let me know!

Sight words are ongoing and champions need to be able to read them quickly without sounding them out. If you are not consistently getting sight words home in the baggy book, please let me know and I will send you a list to keep at home!

Most champions are reading independently at this point. Let me try to solve words on their own and help as a guide! They have learned many strategies to help them!

-use picture clues

-check beginning and ending sounds

-sound out words and blend them together

-switch the vowel sound

-keep trying!

Benchmark Assessments Are Coming Up Soon

Hello Everyone! Just to keep you in the loop – benchmark assessments are coming up soon.

This is a great time to reinforce skills at home!

-letters and sounds

-rhyming words

-recognizing the beginning sound in a word

-breaking a word up into all of it’s sounds

-sight words

-retelling stories

January

Hello Everyone!

I can’t believe Winter Break is almost over! I hope you have all had some relaxing time with your families.

Please check out the Snack Calendar for January.

Here are some important dates coming up!

January 2 – First Day Back

January 8 – Make Up Picture Day (please let me know if your champion will be participating)

January 21 – No School

January 25 – Early Release

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!

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!

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!

Needs

*** WE HAVE EVERYTHING WE NEED! THANK YOU!*****

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!

 

Ms.Hanna

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!

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!