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 and our Class Page will also be updated weekly. Lets have a great year!
Red Reading Bags/Folders-We change books every Monday and we also use these books during school days. Please have your child bring them to school each day.
Word Wallets- We check the word wallets and add additional words every Wednesday. Please have your child bring their word wallets to school on Wednesdays. Thank you!
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, pears, milk, and egg whites due to allergies in our classroom.
This is our 29th week of school! March 27-31
Below please see important information for this week.
Fundations: This week we will be beginning our unit 3 of fundations and learning all about digraphs. We will also continue with our CVC word practice. We have practiced blending and tapping out CVC words and are working hard on using our letter sound recognition to tap out tough words! Please continue practicing with the fundations packets at home. There will be a new packet sent home on March 27th. This does not need to be returned to school.
Sight Words: Please continue practicing with the sight word cards and word wallets. This week our sight words are her, be, say. Sight word flash cards will be sent home on Monday as well.
Word Wallets: This week our additional word wallet words are: seven, eight, when, then. We have been doing a great job practicing our word wallet words! Please bring them to school each Wednesday and remember to sign 3 times throughout each week when practicing with your child. This week the 4 new word wallet sight words will be sent home on Wednesday the 29th.
Reading: We are continuing our Unit on Bigger Books, Bigger Reading Muscles Practice the skills we have learned so far. *Please remember to read to your child each night. Reminder that we expect the students to be at a level D by the end of Kindergarten. The students have all been growing as readers and I am so proud of them!! Thank you for all of your continued support. Please remember to send your child's reading folder/bag with their books in it each day. We read these in school as well. In addition, every Monday the students switch out their books for new ones.
Writing: We are continuing our How To Unit and the students are practicing writing different informational pieces. We keep our writings in a special writing folder at school. At the end of each unit, all writings from that unit will be sent home. Please continue practicing first and last name writing at home.
Math: We will be having our Topic 10 Math assessment on Tuesday March 28th. On Monday March 27th, a review packet will be sent home. This does not need to be returned to school. This week there will be a homework packet sent home on Thursday March 30th. This can be returned on Monday April 3rd. In addition, on Wednesday March 29th, a topic opener packet for Topic 11 will be sent home. This does not need to be returned to school. Please practice recognition and writing of numbers 1-20. We will begin topic 11 this week and will be focusing on Counting Numbers to 100.
Fast Facts: The students have been doing great on their fast facts assessments! We will continue doing these quizzes every Friday. Please look over the quizzes with your child and practice any facts. The students are expected to recognize these answers by the end of the year. Thank you!!
Social Studies/Science: This week we will be talking about Spring as well as continuing our unit on Motion (pushes and pulls).
Other important information:
-Below please see information for our Spring Party on Tuesday April 4th. We have lots of open slots for volunteers and items needed!
-Please have your child bring their charged Chromebook everyday.
-Please have your child bring their ID everyday (if you are in need of a new one, please send me a message on class dojo)
-New recommendations have been added to IXL, this can be practiced at home as well as Razz Kids as an extra resource for literacy and math. (Please do not complete the IXL diagnostic assessment at home, we do this in school and it helps to collect data on what the students know. If you do begin the diagnostic at home, please do not help your child. The program recommends activities on the website for each student based on their performance on the diagnostic test.)
-Please remember to wear sneakers on Fridays for Gym.
-below I have added some extra resources for home :)
Have a GREAT week!!!
Please check Google classroom for more optional resources and information.
Week 29, March 27-31
-Unit 10 Math Assessment: Tuesday March 28th
-Fast Fact Quizzes every Friday
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. 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, mangoes, milk, or egg whites 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 24 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.