Welcome to Kindergarten!
Ms. Mansure's Class Page
School is closed October 5th and October 10th
This week is Green week. Students can wear Green on Thursday October 6th
Hello everyone! My name is Ms. Mansure and I will be your child's Kindergarten teacher this year. There will be lots of learning and fun this year! I am very excited to have your children as my students. Below please find more information on our class. In addition, Class Dojo invites will be sent home on the first day of school. Class Dojo is the main form of communication and will be used often for information. Google Classroom and our Class Page will also be updated weekly. Above please see the date and time for our Kindergarten Orientation. Lets have a great year!
Important information for the start of the school year-Please label everything that comes in, including water bottles. And don't forget sweatshirts/jackets as the weather will start to get cooler, (plus, our air conditioning works very well in our room, so it does get chilly in there sometimes).-Please send in a backpack with a folder each day. You may use the Switlik folder that the PTN will supply for you, or you can use another of your choice. Please only send in 1 folder.
Dear Parents: Here are other additional important dates
Reminder: Please have students wear their sneakers on Gym days (Fridays)
Reminder: Please have students wear their ID badges everyday.
Please be advised that Class Dojo and Google Classroom are updated frequently with important information and reminders.
Email address: email@example.com
Please Join Our Google Classroom!: https://classroom.google.com/c/NTI2MTcyNjc1NzI0?cjc=t5uevxq
Please join our class dojo!: https://www.classdojo.com/invite/?c=CWE36WR
Special Areas (see below)
Dismissal Changes: Notes are needed for any sort of dismissal change. The note should also include the date, the student's name, and my name.
Chromebook Procedures: Please make sure that your child brings their charged chromebook to school every day. Chromebooks will be utilized often in the classroom setting.
LUNCHES: Your child may bring a bagged lunch or can purchase a lunch from school. Please make sure that your child has a water bottle with them for school. (not a glass bottle). Water only. Juice can be had in the lunchroom. If a student forgets their water bottle in the classroom, please send them in with a new one the next day. I will do my best to ensure that both water bottles are brought home the next school day. Below please find the application for free and reduced lunches.
We will be having an afternoon snack due to our early lunch. Please send dry snacks only and please avoid mangoes and pears due to allergies in our classroom.
Below please find information for the week 5, October 3-October 7.
During this month, we will have 3 different weeks of observances that we will participate in that is set up by our guidance counselor. Each week, we will have specific focus and then daily dress up ideas. These are all optional to participate in. This week is our week of Respect, October 3-7th. I added the week calendar below with each days' theme.
We will also observe Safe Schools Week, October 17th-21st and then Red Ribbon Week October 24-28th. These themed days will be posted shortly.
With fall festivities coming up quickly, please be reminded of our allergies when sending in treats to our classroom. No food items containing pears or mangoes please. Thank you!
-NO SCHOOL on Wed 10/5 and Mon 10/10.
-Book Fair is on Friday October 7th. If your child is shopping with us, PLEASE put their money in a labeled envelope with their name. Please refer to the PTN if you would like information on volunteering to help.
-School Picture Day is Friday, October 21st.
-Please remember to have your child wear their school ID everyday.
-Please send in a water bottle everyday.
-Please remember to label everything. If your child is missing a jacket please send me a message, It might be in my classroom.
-All the students received their Chromebook. Please have your child bring their charged Chromebook to school everyday.
-The students have been shown how to log onto Raz Kids and ixl. Both are great websites to practice reading, math and literacy skills.
-On ixl, I assigned some Math recommendations that will be helpful at home as well as helping the students learn to use the program. Please do not complete the "diagnostic" recommendation at home. If you do, please do not help your child on it. Their performance on that assessment will adjust the difficulty level of the skills they work on, on the program.
-Your child may bring in their book box to "Show & Tell" at any time. The book box is a great place to keep our paper books made in school as well as our color and sight word flash cards!
-The Pumpkin Paper Plate Family Fun Project are due Monday, Oct 3rd. The paper plate pumpkins will be displayed on our hallway bulletin board.
-We will have a few fun days in October and will be looking for volunteers to come in and help. Please see the attached notes at the bottom (there will be 2 notes-1 of which will have a document for you to sign up to help out or send in a supply that we need).
Information for this week, 10/3-10/7
Fundations-This is Week 3 in Fundations. We will be focusing on the letters i & u. (Please see the optional fundations slideshow for extra support at home!)
Sight Words- Our new words this week are: go & to. (Please see the optional sight word slideshow for extra practice at home!)
Readers Workshop-We will continue our Readers Workshop program by looking about books that teach us about the world. We will also begin to work on our Reading Stamina!
Writer's Workshop-We will continue to work on writing our names correctly. We are also working on copying simple words from the board and writing on the correct Fundations lines.
Math-We will begin Topic 2 on Comparing Numbers 0-5. Our math homework packet will be sent home on Monday the 3rd and can be turned in on Tuesday the 11th. (Please see the additional math Topic 2 slideshow for extra practice at home!) The optional topic opener packet will be sent home on Monday the 3rd. This does not need to be sent back to school.
Social Studies-We will continue our Unit on Citizenship, Community and Rules.
Science: We will be talking about the season of fall.
Color Unit-Our color of the week is green. The students can wear green on Thursday, October 6th.
-the kids can log onto RAZ kids at home
Other important information for the month of October:
We will have a Fall Festival on Mon Oct 31st! The students can wear their costume to school. We will parade around our gym and sing some fun, fall songs. WE are inviting the Kindergarten families to come watch-2 guests per student. We will open the doors at 1:45 and the parade starts PROMPTLY at 2pm. We will be making goody bags in class for the kids, AND will need goody bag fillers. These can be candy or wrapped snack items or Halloween novelty items like pencils, small toys, glow sticks, etc. Please have the goody bag items in school by Friday, Oct 28th. We currently have 23 students. And, we like to make a goody bag for our 3 safeties, so if you have extra, I will put it in their bags.
Please check Google classroom for more optional resources and information.
We have provided everything needed for your child to have a successful year in Kindergarten. The only things that are needed at school with your child is a backpack, a water bottle (no glass), and a change of clothes in a bag (in case of accidents). In addition, students will bring a folder back and forth from school. You may use the folder that the PTN will supply each student with, or you may bring your own for your child. Please use only 1 folder. With more than one, it gets a bit confusing for the students. It is encouraged to have crayons, pencils, scissors and glue available at home as well for homework projects. In addition, please remember to bring a charged chromebook to school every day. They will go back and forth from home and will be utilized often in the classroom.
Here are some needed items if you would like to donate to the class! Thank you!!!
-dry erase markers
-disinfectant wipes/baby wipes
-Play Doh for Brain Breaks
-Directions to log into Pearson Envision Math
1. Sign into your childs Google e-mail account.
2. Username is their student id# @jacksonsd.org
3. Password is initials and student id# (For example, Shelby Mansure would be sm123456)
- Online Site For student access to Envision math series log onto your child’s Google account and click on the ‘waffle dots’ and then click on ‘Easy Bridge’
If you don't know their student id# - please feel free to e-mail me or Mr. Autenrieth
Please see our google classroom page for other information regarding class logins.
-Math homework will be given out every Monday. The homework packet will include a homework page for each lesson that week. The homework packet will be due on Fridays. There will be no homework on Fridays.
-You will receive a math topic opener packet every time your child is about to begin a new math topic. You may complete it at home with your child at your leisure. This is optional. I suggest your child cut the vocabulary cards apart and store them in a bag to refer to when working on assignments. Please do not return it back to class. It is a way for you to get a glimpse of the new Topic.
-Review pages will be sent home in your child’s folder the day before the test. It is encouraged to complete the sheets and keep them home for review purposes. We will not be grading or checking their work. We will also review for the Topic tests in class the day before the test. In addition, please check this class page for the dates of upcoming assessments.This optional review packet will look similar to the image below. This packet is optional. Please do not send back to school.
Independent reading or Raz is encouraged as well as practice on IXL.
Fundations- Fundations unit practice packets will be sent home every time we begin a new unit. The first unit will have multiple practice packets sent home as we move through each week in the first unit. Please do not send these back to school. Test dates will be updated on the class page. Please refer to this class page for dates of assessments/tests. An example of what these packets will look like can be found below. These Fundations packets are optional.
-We will be learning 85+ sight words. Resources for home can be found on our Google Classroom. Color Word Flash Cards and Sight Word Flash Cards will also be sent home as we learn new words.
-Our Google classroom will occasionally have additional optional resources available.
Birthday Party PolicyBirthdays will be celebrated at lunchtime in the cafeteria. To be sensitive to allergy concerns, non-edible items (e.g. toys, stickers, pencils) are strongly encouraged for these celebrations so that all children can participate in the celebration. (no pears or mangoes please)If you choose to send in a snack, consider a healthy snack. Ice-cream cakes and whole cakes cannot be accommodated by the food service staff. You can deliver your item and/or treat to the receptionist or send it with the birthday child. Birthday and/or Party invitations are not handed out in school, under any circumstances. However, parents are invited to join the class “party list” which can be found on our Google classroom. If you would like to sign up for the list please see google classroom. We currently have 23 students.For any questions on accessing this list please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or message me on our class dojo.
When the weather does not permit outdoor recess, we will be having indoor recess. Please do not send any toys or stuffed animals from home. There will be playdoh and other activities provided to the students when indoor recess occurs. In addition, when weather permits and we are outside on the playground, please ensure that your child is wearing sneakers. Crocs, sandals, etc. are not permitted on the playground.
Being a bucket filler means that we are kind to one another! We fill each other up with kindness! In our class we will strive to be bucket fillers every day!
I believe that strong parent-teacher communication is essential for a successful school year. I will be updating this class page, Google Classroom, and Class Dojo often. Please feel free to e-mail me at email@example.com if you have any other questions, comments, or concerns.