Up Coming Events:Back To School Nights-
September 16th Grades K-1/7:00-9:00 p.m.
September 17th Grades 2-3/7:00-9:00 p.m.
September 23rd Grades 4-5/7:00-9:00 p.m.
Students report to school on Thursday, September 5, 2019
Welcome To Kindergarten
Welcome to the wonderful world of Kindergarten!! My name is Alisha Robinson and I have the pleasure of being your child's teacher this year. Get ready as we embark on a fun filled adventure full of learning and new experiences. I am looking forward to getting to know both you and your child. Please feel free to email me with any questions or concerns that you may have this year. You can either email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message for me at the main office.
Your child will need a back pack that will hold a 9 x 12 folder. Please make sure your child's name is on everything that comes to school. Also, it will be very helpful if you have crayons, pencils, scissors and glue at home for homework activities/class projects. We will also have these items at school, so there is no need send in these items.
Please remember to send in lunch and or lunch money each day. We will be eating in the lunchroom everyday and they do have the option to purchase a lunch or a milk if needed. Lunch is only 30 minutes, so please keep that in mind when packing your child's lunch. We do not have the means to heat up any items. All food items should be ready to eat. During the first few weeks, there will be extra hands in the cafeteria to assist the children with opening up their food/drink containers. It would be beneficial to have your child start to practice opening and closing their own containers. We will eat lunch daily from _____ (__ lunch period). Please be sure to have your child memorize their student ID number, which will be used for the Computerized Payment System when purchasing any school lunch food/drink item. Their student ID number will be listed on the portal.
We will also have a small snack in the afternoon daily and I will be asking parents for snack donations. Snack items needed will be pretzels, Goldfish, boxes of dry cereal, Teddy Grahams, or Animal crackers. ***If your child has a food allergy, please contact me via email (email@example.com) or have a note ready for me for orientation day. We plan on having a snack the first day, but need to know about any food allergies BEFORE we can give any student a snack. Please feel free to send in a bottle/thermos of water (no juice please) for your child to drink while they are in the classroom. Please make sure you write your child's name on their bottles.
While the weather is nice we will be going outside to the playground. Please have your child wear sneakers. For safety reasons they will not be allowed on the playground equipment without them. Also, please have your child wear sneakers on gym day. In order for your child to participate in gym class they must wear sneakers too.
We are always in need of hand wipes and table wipes. Please feel free to send them in with your child. Thank you so much for all your donations of snacks and supplies to our classroom. Your generosity is truly appreciated!!
Kindergarten Dismissal Routine Change
If there is ever a change in your child's normal dismissal routine PLEASE WRITE ME A NOTE OR CALL THE SCHOOL INSTEAD OF E-MAILING ME. When I receive your notes I like to put them on my Dismissal Clipboard and if you call the school the office will let me know, so I can line up your children and dismiss them accordingly.
Please remember to send in lunch and or lunch money each day. We will be eating in the lunchroom everyday and your children will have the option to purchase a lunch or a milk if needed. Lunch is only 30 minutes, so please keep that in mind when packing your child's lunch. We do not have the means to heat up any items. All food items should be ready to eat. During the first few weeks, there will be extra hands in the cafeteria to assist the children with opening up their food/drink containers. It would be beneficial for you to have your child start to practice opening and closing their own containers. We will eat lunch daily from 11:30 (__ lunch period). Here is the link to the Food Service information on the district website with all the information about the Computerized Payment System, the monthly menus and Nutritional Information. Please check it out and bookmark it for future reference. https://www.jacksonsd.org/site_res_view_template.aspx?id=46f44894-a426-47e5-a63a-c2f651b4b184
Your child will receive a card to swipe if they are buying lunch. This will help speed up the process when paying for their lunch. It is still important to have your child memorize their student ID number. They will need to use it throughout their educational career while they are a student in our District. Their student ID number will be listed on the portal.
We will also have a small snack daily in the afternoon and I will be asking parents for snack donations. Snack items needed can be pretzels, Goldfish, boxes of dry cereal, Teddy Grahams, or Animal crackers. Please do not send in anything sticky. Remember we are a Nut Free Room. Make sure there are no nuts in the snacks. ***If your child has a food allergy, please contact me via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or have your child bring in a note. If your child has a food allergy please send in a "safe" snack for them to eat.
Wish List Items
Brown Lunch Bags
Michaels Gift Cards
Target Gift Cards
large white paper plates
(please nothing with coconut or nuts)
cookies (your child's favorite)
zip lock bags (large)
zip lock bags (small)
Seasonal stickers for our Class Project
kid friendly board or card games(example: Hi Ho Cherrio, apples to apples,candyland)
*Please make sure your child wears their sneakers to Gym or they may not be able to participate.
We Are An Allergy Free Classroom
Please note that some of our students suffer from the following allergies: nuts or coconut. Please make sure you read the lables and do not send any products containing these items to our classroom during classroom celebrations or as a snack. We are asking your assistance in providing a safe learning environment for the other students in our class. Thank you for your cooperation.”
Remind APP Sign Up
To receive informational texts on school and classwide events and activities please visit the remind link and follow the promts.Letter of the Week: Tt,Bb,FfDuring the week we will continue our new phonics program, Fundations, and review the letters and sounds that have been taught.Letter's We've Worked On:How Can You Help At Home:
Practice the letters and their sounds daily.
During review at home, see if your child can think of 3-5 words that begin with that letter.
Have him/her look for things around your house that begin with the letters you are practicing.
Identify the beginning letter of family members or family friends names.
Have your child help with shopping and helping to write the shopping list.Use the Parent Information page that we send home each week. Included with the Parent Information page, will be the letter pages. Please use these pages to review with your child at home. They can trace the letter with their finger, starting at the top and going down. As they finish tracing the letter, they can practice saying the letter name, the keyword picture and then the sound. For example, Tt, top, /t/. They can then color the picture.***SAVE THESE PAGES TO MAKE A BOOK AT HOME AT THE END OF OUR INTRODUCTION UNIT***Sight words are words that your child will see in their leveled reading books. Each week, we will send home flash cards of the words for that week. Please keep these in a safe place and review them daily.Our Sight Words This Week are:to & likeWe have practiced: I, canPlease study these words EVERY night.Color of the Week: YellowEach week we will focus on a new color and color word. During the week, we will do a few fun activities with that color. One of our activities will be to make a color poster. We will ask the students to bring in a picture. It can come from a magazine, printed sheet, or a hand drawn picture of things with that color. It could also be an small object that can be glued on to our poster. Any picture/object will do, but keep in mind, they will not be returned. we will also designate a day to dress in that color.Our next color will be:Wear the color Yellow on Thursday.We will send home color word cards for you to review with your child. Please review these at home. Many of the children feel very successful when they can read the color words so quickly in the year.Color Words We Have Worked On:red(Please continue to review these words every night. Recognition of the words will help your child with their reading.)Math Envision 2.0This year we are using a program called Envision 2.0You can access the website at home using the following linkOnce on the website, follow the following directions....
- 1. At the Pearson sign-in page, click the box that says Pearson EasyBridge Plus & Auto
- 2. At the box where it says to choose your district, type/select:
- JACKSON TWP SCHOOL DISTRICT-INT
3. Student Log In Information:
Login: Student ID#
Password: First Name + Grade levelReaders WorkshopIn class during our readers workshop time, we are learning how to be a Reader.We are learning that there are 3 ways to read a book...1. Look at the pictures2. Look at the words3. Retell the story
It is highly encouraged that you read at home with your child.Check out this chart to see how reading for an extra 20 minutes a day with your child will benefit him/her in school!Please make daily reading an important part of your day!"Readers are made on the laps of their parents!"Writers WorkshopWriter's Workshop is a designated time each day where students become “authors”.After each mini-lesson students will have independent writing time where they will choose their own topic for their writing and have an opportunity to practice skills and strategies taught in the mini lesson. By giving the students choices in their topics, the writing becomes authentic, engaging, and meaningful. During this independent writing time the teacher will be meet with individuals or small groups to conference and encourage their growth as authors.Students will learn to write, revise, edit, and publish stories throughout the school year. They will also begin to assess their own writing and learn to implement the characteristics of quality writing into their own work.In the spring, we will showcase students’ writing during our “Switlik Author Night”. Students will have opportunities to share some of their published stories with their parents and celebrate their accomplishments.So encourage writing at home....drawing a picture and then labeling it. And if they can....write a simple sentence to go with it!Or writing can be as simple as writing a list or making a card for someone!And for those that need to copy words that they see at home....that is GREAT Practice too!!!I love seeing the love notes your children bring me as well as the extra practice on the back of some of the homeworks. ....If your child is not doing this already try it a few times a week. You will see how quickly they will get better with practice (an one-on-one help!)Scholastic Book OrdersYou can also click on the link below to order books online.
- Keep the Reading Challenge log in the homework folder. I will still be checking them on Fridays/ Mondays, depending on when the month ends. You will write down how many books you read, BUT REMEMBER, the QUANTITY of books is not important, it is the QUALITY of time that you spend together reading together! You can parctice the letters and letter sounds, as well as our sight words during this time too!
Upcoming Math Review/Test
On ________we will review everything we learned in_________ to prepare for our first Math test. That night I will also send home another review sheet to complete to help the children practice what was taught. PLEASE USE THIS HOMEWORK AS A STUDY SHEET. DO NOT RETURN THIS SHEET THE NEXT DAY. The test will be given on _________.