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    American Education Week
    Class Visitiations
    Kindergarten is on Friday, November 22nd at 9:30-10:00
    Please join us in the classroom and watch a small glimpse of our day! After your visit, please stop by the main hallway outside the library and enjoy refreshments courtesy of the Jackson Education Association and chat with the Principal and Vice-Principal.  
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    Parent/Teacher Conferences
    Tuesday, Nov 19th through Thursday, Nov 21st
    Shortened Day Schedule
    *the kids will dismiss at 1:35
    Please check with the bus driver this week to see what the anticipated drop off time will be.
    The Sign up for your conference time on Parent Portal is now closed...no changes can be made)
    Conferences will be held for the 3 days.  
    *please contact me if you cannot schedule a time, or one will be assigned to you. 


    Up Coming Events:

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    Thanksgiving Feast

    Tuesday, November 26,2019


    On Tuesday, November 26th we will celebrate what we are Thankful for with our annual Thanksgiving feast. Everyone is welcome to attend this event however, we ask that you limit the number of guest to 1-2 visitors per child. Please make sure when you sign up you put the full name of the guests that will attend (not, "mom" and "dad") Once I receive the information I will send home another ticket for admission. Make sure you sign up by Sunday, November 24th so I can send home a ticket with your child by Monday November,25th. 

    ***Please keep in mind, if someone other than a parent is attending and you want them to take your child home that day, we will need a note sent in THAT MORNING to be sent down to the office.  If we do NOT have a note, they will not be allowed to take your child home.  THANK YOU!


     Below is the link for the items needed for our Thanksgiving Feast .  Please pick one or two items to help make our feast a huge success. 



    Shortened Day Schedule on Wednesday, Nov 27th
    No School on Thursday 11/28 & Friday 11/29
    Enjoy your Thanksgiving with friends and family!! 
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    Gingerbread Themed Week
    Dec 2-6th
    We will read and discuss many different versions of The Gingerbread Man. We will also complete many fun activities centered around this theme.
    *I will be looking for a Gingerbread Cookie baker for one of our activities! I would need 20 cookies that are not decorated (plain). The class will take care of the decorating part. I will also need a few more items for our day to be a success. A short list will follow soon.
    There will be no visitors for this event...just fun activities in class for the kids)  
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     Save the Date!
    Winter Festival
    Thursday, December 19th
    All are welcome!
    Details will be posted soon!
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    Friday, December 20th-Shortened Day Schedule
    School Wide Sing Along
    Dress in your fun holiday festive outfits!!

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    PTN Beef and Beer Sign Up List

    Our WONDERFUL Class Moms have created a sign up genius so that our class can create a basket for the PTN'S  Beef and Beer Fundraiser. Our theme is Kids Games. Please click the link below to sign up and donate items for our class basket.





    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 arrobinson@jacksonsd.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 11:30-12:05 (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 (arrobinson@jacksonsd.org) 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.


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    Lunch/ Snack

    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 (arrobinson@jacksonsd.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

    Wish List Items

     Brown Lunch Bags

    Michaels Gift Cards

    Target Gift Cards

     large white paper plates


    Snack Items:

    (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)

    play dough




    Our Specials

    Monday: Computers

    Tuesday: Library

    Wednesday: Art

    Thursday: Gym

    Friday: Music

    *Please make sure your child wears their sneakers to Gym or they may not be able to participate.



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    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.”


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    Remind APP Sign Up 

    To receive informational texts on school and classwide events and activities please visit the remind link and follow the promts.





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    Letter of the Week: l,h & k
    During 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: t,b,f,n,m,i,u,c,o,a,g,d,s,e,r,p,j
    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.
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    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: 
       or & in
    We have practiced: I, can, to, like,a,am,the,go,my, see,is,this,me,we,he,it, you,and,at,an
    Please study these words EVERY night.


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    Color of the Week: 
    Each 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 Black and White on  Wednesday.
    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, yellow, green,purple,blue,brown, orange, black,white,pink,gray
    (Please continue to review these words every night. Recognition of the words will help your child with their reading.)


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    Math Envision 2.0
    This year we are using a program called Envision 2.0
    You can access the website at home using the following link 
    Once 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:

    3.  Student Log In Information:

    Login:  Student ID#

    Password: First Name + Grade level


    Readers Workshop
    In 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 pictures
    2. Look at the words
    3.  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!  
    Reading at home
    Please make daily reading an important part of your day!
    "Readers are made on the laps of their parents!"


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    Writers Workshop
    Writer'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!)



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     Scholastic Book Orders
     You 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!    






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    Fall Picture Day is Monday, October 28th.

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    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 _________.












































































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