Welcome to Kindergarten!
Ms. Mansure's Class Page
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. Class Dojo is the main form of communication and will be used often for information. Google Classroom will be updated weekly. This class page will be updated periodically. To see the most up to date information, PLEASE see our google classroom site. Lets have a great year!
Students do not need any materials purchased for this school year for our classroom. Everything needed will be provided for a successful Kindergarten School Year! :) (please see below for more information).
ALLERGIES: Please be mindful of the following allergies in our classroom:
No items containing:
Week 3 Announcement:
This is our third week of kindergarten!! This week we will be continuing our color unit with the color yellow. Students can wear yellow on Friday September 22nd.
Our Gym days are always on Fridays, please be sure to have your child wear sneakers so that they are able to participate.
Back to school night is tomorrow, Monday September 18th at 7pm. Chromebooks will be given out at back to school night.
We will be continuing Topic 1 of math this week. A math homework packet will be sent home tomorrow Monday 18th and can be returned to school on Monday the 25th.
We will be starting unit 1 of fundations this week. There will be an information packet sent home this week. It does not need to be returned to school. We also are learning some new sight words! Last week we learned: I, a, my. This week we are learning the words can & like. More information about sight words will be given tomorrow at back to school night. In fundations this week, we will be introducing the letters t, b & f.
Please be sure to check your child's folder every day.
We currently now have 24 students in our class. Our only allergy is shellfish.
If a dismissal change is needed please send in a written note placed in your child's folder.
Thank you and lets have another great week!!!
Dear Parents: Here are other additional important dates
Reminder: Please have students wear their sneakers on Gym days (day of the week TBD)
Reminder: Please have students wear their ID badges everyday.
Please DO NOT send in any toys, electronics, gems, personal pencils/crayons, unless advised. These items become a distraction in class. The students have everything they need provided for them for success!
Please work with your children to show them basic independent tasks (zipping book bags, adding papers to folders, jackets, and remembering/ recognizing their belongings). Please label EVERYTHING. This helps tremendously with getting lost items back to the right student.
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/NjE4NzI0NTcwODUw?cjc=o5q7sca
Please join our class dojo!: https://www.classdojo.com/ul/p/addKid?target=class&class=CJYKN5G
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.
This page will be updated periodically with what we are currently learning. As of now, work with your children on basic independent tasks (zipping jackets and bookbags, adding papers to folders, recognizing and remembering their belongings, etc). This is a great way to help prepare them for their kindergarten school year! :)
Please see this page for upcoming assessments and or assignments.
Special Information: (TBD)
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
-Play Doh for Brain Breaks
-Mini Water Bottles
-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 or our classroom during snack time (if able). 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 items containing shellfish)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 will 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. Below is also a link directly to the party list.
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.