• *Updated September 2021* 

    I am so very excited to begin our school year! This year is going to be unlike any other and new things await you when school begins.  No matter where we are learning, I will be doing my best to make this year fun and full of growth!  I'm looking forward to getting started on

             Email me at jalbertino@jacksonsd.org             

     

     Kindergarten is an exciting year for both you and your child!  We will try to keep as much of the Kindergarten fun in our program as best as we can during the pandemic.  Things will be different....but for our newest Kindergarteners, we will be creating a new normal and making new kind of fun memories!  
     
    I will use this page as a form of communicationas  as well as our Class Dojo App.
     
    Important Notes for the start of school:
     
      
    -Please label everything that comes in, including water bottles. And don't forget sweatshirts/jackets as the weather will start to get cooler!  This can be as easy as pinning a ribbon or piece of fabric inside the clothing, so you DO NOT have to write on it.  
    -Please send in a backpack with a folder each day with your child. You may use the Holman folder that your child will get on the first day of school, or you can use another of your choice. BUT, please only send in 1 folder.  Sending 2 just confuses the kids and then they put some papers in 1 folder, and other papers in the other folder-thus causing things to get misplaced. 
    -In the backpack, it is also encouraged to have an extra mask or 2 incase the 1st one gets misplaced, wet or dirty.  Please be sure that the clean masks are in a labeled bag or container.  Dirty masks will just be put in their backpack so you know the difference.  Please remember that it is mandatory that the children wear masks all day. We will have frequent mask breaks throughout the day.  To help keep the masks as clean as possible, have your child practice putting on and removing their mask the corrrect way.  
     
     
     

    If your child is buying lunch, please use the link to the lunch account to put money in your child's account (Food Services). It is important for your student to know if they will be buying a hot lunch or a cold lunch on each particular day.  Please see the above link for a menu.

    *Students are encouraged to bring a bagged lunch for the beginning of the school year until they become acclimated to our lunch program.

     
      
    Tuesday, September 28th -Back to School Night
     
    Week of Respect 2021
    Monday October 4- Stomp Out Bullying Wear blue
    Tuesday October 5- Follow the Golden Rule Wear Yellow
    Wednesday October 6- We are Positive  Wear a positive vibes shirt/saying
    Thursday October 7- We go crazy for kindness   Crazy Hair Day
    Friday October 8- We are all different   Wear mismatched clothing!
     
     

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    Daily Specials (12:40-1:20)

    Mondays - Library

    Tuesdays - Phys Ed

    Wednesdays - Technology

    Thursdays - Music

    Fridays - Art

     

     


     

     

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    We will begin our year introducing the alphabet using the Fundations Phonics Program.  During the 1st two short weeks, we will read Chicka, Chicka, Boom, Boom and introduce ALL the letters.  Starting the 3rd week, we will focus on 1-2 letters a week.  We will introduce (review) each letter, sound and discriminate between the uppercase and lowercase letter.   
     

    Sight Words:

     

     

    Reader's 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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    Writer's 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.
     
     

     

    Like Literacy, the Math skills and thinking is encouraged across the curriculum.  I love to incorporate stories, songs, art projects, and hands-on activities when teaching, and Math time is no exception.    

    You can expect a packet for each topic to come home This is, by no means, a requirement, but rather supplemental to what we're doing in class.

    In Math, We solve and share together.  We practice together.  We learn together!  The Vocabulary cards, again, are not meant to be 'sight' words for the kiddos...they are to be used as a tool to aid in understanding of the concept behind the word.  You'll notice a pictoral representation on the back of each card.  The picture and the opportunity to explore the concept of the word is much more meaningful at this developmental stage.   Use the language in your day to day interactions, just as I do in class.  

    We will start with Topic 1- Numbers 0-5

     

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    Wishlist Items 

    • large white paper plates
    • small white paper plates
    • ziploc bags (any size)
    • hand sanitizer
    • Lysol wipes
    • Baby wipes
    • tissues
    • playdough
    • foaming shaving cream 
    • prizes for our prize box (small toys, dollar store items, Target Spot)
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