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Welcome to Kindergarten!

 

I am looking forward to a fun, fantastic, and successful year with your child. 

Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns. 

kendallrm@leeschools.net or 239-458-0033

 

 

 

 

****Classroom Supplies “Wish List”****

 

*These are items we use throughout the year that are optional. We appreciate any of these items you can send in.

 

Thank you!

 

 

-Stamps with Ink Pads

 

- Plastic cups for stacking game

 

- Biscuit Books

 

 

- Manila Folders

 

 

- Color Index Cards

 

  

 

Scholastic Book Orders

Our Class Online Ordering Code:

RY6FR

Scholastic is a wonderful resource for parents. They offer a huge variety of books at a really great price (even AR book packs!!) Check out the bargain book section!       

       

 

 

 

 

Daily Class Schedule

 

Breakfast and Bell Work     8:30-9:05

 

Math                                    9:05-9:50

 

Calendar/Word Wall            9:50-10:25

 

Specials                              10:25-11:10

 

Really Great Reading         11:10-11:30

 

Lunch                                  11:35-12

 

Recess                                12:02-12:22

 

Drinks/Cool Down               12:22-12:30

 

Writing                                12:30-1

 

Reading Street                   1-1:15

 

Literacy Block                     1:15-3

 

Clean Up/Pack Up              3-3:10

 

 

Fourth Quarter Kindergarten Skills

Math

Answer calendar questions. For example: Where is the year, the month, the days of the week? How many Mondays are in the month, show me April 16th.

Count by ones from 1-100

Count by 10s to 100

Counting on from a given number

Chapter 8 – 20 and Beyond

Chapter 10 – 2D & 3D shapes

Chapter 12-Classify and Sort data

Addition Fluency sums to 5 (flashcard response within 3 seconds)

Subtraction fluency within 5 (flashcard response within 3 seconds)

 

Reading

Phonemic Awareness – Manipulate beginning and ending sounds (Example: change the /c/ in cat to /h/.  What is the new word?)

Syllables

Writing three sentences using First, Next, Last to sequence an event with correct capitalization, punctuation, and spacing

Writing a Question sentence on topic with correct capitalization, punctuation, and spacing

2 Fluency Reading Checks- Reading words and sentences with accuracy

Spelling CVC words (Example: cat, dog, pig)

Listening Comprehension:  Listen to a short story and answer questions bout it.

Blending words with beginning blends.  (/ch/ /i/ /p/) = chip

Sight Words

 

Science & Social Studies

Motion

Pushes and Pulls

Celebrations and Holidays

Needs vs. Wants

 

 

 

Ways to help your child practice at home:

1. Hang up the sight words and ball words cards on their wall or door 

2. When you are in the car, ask them beginning sounds of things they see, rhyming words, count syllables in words, count how many trucks they see in 1 minute...

3. Have them sort laundry by color and/or size

4. Set goals with rewards

5. Have them explain their work and homework to you as if they were the teacher

6. Have them practice writing simple sentences with correct punctuation. 

 

 

 

School Information Below

 

Bell Times: 8:55-3:10 (Doors open at 8:30). If students are not in the classroom by 8:55 they are considered tardy.

Breakfast: Your child must go directly to the cafeteria to get breakfast before coming to class. They will eat in the room and must finish by the 8:55 bell.

Planner: Your child will bring their planner home daily. Please check it and sign it every day as this will be our main communication. I will check it in the morning for any notes and/or lunch money. I will also send test scores, weekly skills to practice at home, and any other important information in it.  

Homework: I will send the weekly homework packet home on Monday and it is due in full by Friday.

Snack: We do not have a specific time for snack. Students receive snacks throughout the day. Please do not pack individual snacks. We will take class donations of store-bought items throughout the year (pretzels, animal crackers, goldfish, cereal). Please be sure to let me know if your child has ANY ALLERGIES!

Uniform: Please make sure your child is dressed in school wide uniform attire and color. On Friday, students may wear a Diplomat Theme Shirt (Can be purchased at the school store).

Dismissal: For the safety of your child, I need a written note if your child is changing the way they go home at any time. Please send in the yellow piece of paper.