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    Up Coming Events:

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    GAME DAY
    Monday, June 3rd
    **WEATHER PERMITTING**
    The kids will get to have some fun outside playing some of the fun gym games that they have learned this year in gym!    
    To make the day fun and safe for all, your child will need:
    Their Orange Game Day Shirt purchased by the PTN
    SNEAKERS are a MUST!
    Shorts or pants-your choice
    Sunblock, bug spray (applied at home) and hat if needed
    Towel to sit on
    2 LABELED Water bottles
    Healthy Snacks
     
    *a Pizza lunch will be provided by the PTN.  If your child does not like pizza, they may bring their own lunch. 
    *Volunteers will need to wear a white t-shirt and bring a whistle.  
    You will be assigned a Game to run for the day, as the children rotate the games throughout the day. 
    No siblings may attend and ONLY Parent Volunteers may attend that day.
     Volunteers were previously picked by pulling student names out of our class can.
     
     
     
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    Our End of the Year Party Luau
    Thursday, June 13th
    1:10-2:30
     
    *Our goody bag for this last party will be a beach pail. 
    So I am looking for 1 or 2 moms who would like to purchase the buckets and write the kids names on them for us.  We would need 24 for the class and 3 for our safeties. 
    Beach Pails- Forcellati Family 
    We will also need Summer Fun Bucket Fillers...so as you are out shopping and the summer stuff starts coming out, you may want to pick something up now...BUT hold onto it for now.  I cannot store any it in the room at this time.  
    Some fun items are: sunglasses, sidewalk chalk, balls for the water, mini water guns, tattoos, glow sticks/leis necklaces, etc. 
     
    We will also need a cute craft to do...so if you find something cute for us, let me know.
    Craft-_____________
     
     
     
     
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    Shortened Days:
    Friday, May 24th
    No School: May 27th
     
    June:
    Monday, June 17-Thursday, June 20th
    We will dismiss at 1:35 each day. 
    *Lunch will still be served
     
    We will have a few fun activities scheduled for these last few days....so be on the lookout for info here sonn!
     
    Last Day-Thursday, June 20th
     
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     Last Week of School Activities
    Monday 6/17-Reading Playdate Day
    Tuesday 6/18-Animal Book Report Day
    Wednesday 6/19-Pajama and Bring a Stuffed Animal Day 
    Thursday 6/20-LAST DAY!!
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     Bag of Books Reminders:

    The bag of books should stay in their enclosed plastic bag, which stays in the orange bags, and will be brought back and forth from school to home each day. Sometimes I will use the books in their bags for my lessons to teach new skills.

    The children will keep the books for one week and exchange them for new books every Monday. If your child does not return their books on Monday they will NOT be allowed to get new books. 

    Over the next 2 weeks, I will be sitting with each of your children to figure out their current reading level.   Once their instructional reading level has been determined, you will notice books going home in the reading bag with that level noted on each book.  We use the Fountas & Pinnel leveling system, so you will notice books with letters on them.  The program starts with readers "below A" (for those children still having trouble with our sight words and making the sound/letter/picture connection).  And then going on with the letters, A, B, C, D and so on. It will be a slow process because we have a large class and I have to meet with each child individually. Please make sure you practice the skills listed below as well as the sight words that have been sent home. All of the sight words that have been presented so far are also listed below (please scroll down) 

     

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    We have practiced many new and exciting reading powers to help us with our reading. Please remember to do the following with your child while you read with them:

    • Pointer Power: having your child point to the words he/she reads
    • Picture Power:using the picture as a clue to figure out words she/he may not know
    • Question them about the characters,problems, and outcomes during and after the story (who, what when,and where) This will help her with comprehending the story.

     

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    School Store 

    On the 2nd Wednesday of every month,, the PTN will have tables set up in the cafeteria during all of the lunch periods. Students will have the option to purchase school supplies after they have eaten.  Items are priced between .25 - $2.00
     
     
     

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    Letter of the Week:
    This week we will continue to blend letters together to make and write words that are dictated to us.
    During the week, we will continue our new phonics program and review  the letters and sounds that have been taught. 
     
    Letter's We've Worked On:
    t,f,b,n,m,i,u,c,o,a,g,d,s,e,r, p,j, l,h,k, v,w,y,x,z,and q
     
    How Can You Help At Home:
     
    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***
     
     
     
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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: get,or, saw,& all
     
    We have practiced: I,a,my,can, like, am,the,go,to,see,he, me, we,is,it, you, and, at, an, on,in,so,no,do,up, look,she,yes,not,come,this, here,play,if,will,sit,did,him,his,with, have ,little,that,boy,girl,how,said,they,are,eat,was, read, your,for,got, of,went,us, out,put, her,be,put,say, 
     
     
    Please study these words EVERY night.

     

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    Color of the Week:
    We have learned all of our colors and color words. Please continue to practice the words. Recognition of the words will help the children with their reading. They will be tested on the words periodically. 
     
     
    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  on . 
     
    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, blue,green,purple, orange, black and white,pink,brown,gray
     
    (Please continue to review these words every night)

     

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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:
    • JACKSON TWP SCHOOL DISTRICT-INT

    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
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    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!!!
     
    Currently our focus is on our Show & Tell items.  Can your child draw a picture of one of their favorite items from home?  They do not need to add it to a scene or add any background.  But can they add in all the detail in the picture and then go back and label all the parts....does it have eyes, ears, legs, feet, fur, a nose, wings, doors, pockets, a dress or pants....there are endless possibliities in labeling.  Help your child sound out the words, BUT DO NOT tell them the exact letters.  They need to learn to write down what they hear.  The english language has so many "rules" that they are NOT expected to know right now.  We just want them to write down what they hear....and at times, it may be wrong, but I don't want them to be afraid to try!  You can then go back and sound it out again letter by letter and see if they can figure out where they made the mistake and then let them fix it.  
     
    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!)

    Welcome

      

    Welcome To Kindergarten

    Welcome to the wonderful world of Kindergarten!!  My name is Alisha Robinson and I will 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 question or concerns that you may have this year.  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.  We will have these items at school, so there is no need send these items to school. 
     

    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 for you to have your child start to practice opening and closing their own containers.  We will eat lunch daily from 12:15-12:55 (3rd lunch period). Please be sure to practice memorizing with your child, 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 the bottles.  Remember to write your child's name on everything you send in to school.  Also, please have your child wear sneakers on gym day.  We will be going outside for recess on nice days.  In order for your child to participate in gym class and play on the playground at recess they must wear sneakers.  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!!

     

    Wish List

    Wish List Items

     Brown Lunch Bags

    Michaels Gift Cards

    Target Gift Cards

     large white paper plates

    napkins

    Snack Items:

    (please nothing with nuts)

    cookies (your child's favorite)

    chips

    pretzels

    Cheerios

    Goldfish

    zip lock bags (all sizes)

    Seasonal stickers for our Class Project

    kid friendly board or card games

    (example: Hi Ho Cherrio, apples to apples,candyland)

     

    Alphafriends

     

    Dissmilssa

     

    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.

     

    Lunch/Snack

    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 12:15-12:55 (3rd 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.  

     Specials

    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, apples, and pumpkin spice. 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.

     https://www.remind.com/join/ech27b

     

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     Kindergarten Orientation:
    Thursday, August 30th at 9:00 am
     
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    Back To School Nights-

    September 17th Grades K-1/7:00-9:00 p.m.

    September 20th Grades 2-3/7:00-9:00 p.m.

    September 27th Grades 4-5/7:00-9:00 p.m.

     

    Students report to school on Thursday, September 6, 2018

     

     
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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:
    • JACKSON TWP SCHOOL DISTRICT-INT

    3.  Student Log In Information:

    Login:  Student ID#

    Password: First Name + Grade level

     

     

     
     
    Color Words We Have Worked On:
     
    (Please continue to review these words every night)
     
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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!    

     

     

     

     

     

  • Picture retakes will be on Thursday, December 6th. This a great opportunity for students who were absent to take their pictures as well as for students to retake pictures.

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    Come hang out and eat breakfast with Santa. It will be from 9:00am-11:00am.

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  • See the source imageUpcoming 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 _________.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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