WELCOME TO KINDERGARTEN 2021/2022
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I am thrilled to be your kindergarten teacher! This very important year promises to be one filled with lots of discovery and excitement. I know you are going to shine brightly as we learn to reach for the stars!
Our school day is carefully planned to encourage your independence, self confidence, and group cooperation through many daily activities. I am so looking forward to getting to know each and every one of you and for a most successful school year.
Please feel free to email me at any time! firstname.lastname@example.org
Remind is a communication platform that will be utilized throughout the school year to stay connected with you. It is a wonderful tool to keep you updated with important information regarding our school day, changes in schedules, or last minute notices.
On your IPhone or Android open your web browser and go to the following link: https://www.remind.com/join24b33b and follow the instructions to sign up.
Or you can text the message @24b33b to the number 81010
Please be advised that all school supplies will be provided for your child.
Here is a list of a few items that you may send in for their personal use:
- box of tissues
- labeled water bottle
- sanitizer (optional)
- baby wipes (optional)
- change of clothing in a plastic bag
- extra sweater or sweatshirt to stay in backpack (classroom can get chilly)
- placemat for indoor/outdoor seating (please label the back)
Unified Arts Schedule
Monday: Media with Ms. Konopack
Tuesday: Technology with Ms. Sendecki (students must bring their chromebooks to school)
Wednesday: Physical Education with Mr. D'Ambrosio (please wear sneakers to school)
Thursday: Art with Mr. Bryan
Friday: Music with Ms. Geoffrey
Chromebooks have been delivered as well as gmail log in and passwords! Please check your child's email. A notification with our class code to join our google classroom will be found there.
HOW TO JOIN GOOGLE CLASSROOM:
- Go to classroom.google.com and click sign in.
- Sign in with your child's Google Account information
- . Click the (+) plus sign in the upper right corner
- Choose "Join Class"
- Enter the class code. This code will be sent to your child's email.
Students are REQUIRED to join my Google Classroom, as it will be used for important information regarding our classroom activities.
Literacy: We use a terrific phonics program called Fundations. In class, students will work on letter identification, sounds, and letter formation. At home,they can practice by tracing letters with their fingers, 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/. Additionally, we will be learning 2-3 new trick words each week. These words are trick words that we can not sound out. In the coming weeks, I will be sending home fun ways to practice reviewing these words at home!
Writing: Writer's Workshop is a designated time 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 I will 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.
Math: Envision 2.0. At the beginning of each topic, we will send home a parent information home page along with our math vocabulary words. You can keep these at home to use for review. After each lesson, we will send home the corresponding homework page to complete at home. These pages are meant to be done with help and returned the following day unless otherwise noted.Social Studies & Science: Science and Social Studies will alternate thematic units. These units of study will be incorporated throughout our school day!COMMUNICATIONOur wonderful Elms PTN will provide each child with an Elms folder that they will bring back and forth to school in their backpack. This folder will be used as a tool for us to communicate daily. Each day, your child will bring home this folder. If there is a need to send anything back to school it will be found in the "Return to School" side of the folder. Homework is one example of something that would be in the "Return to School" side. Any notes from home to school regarding dismissal, or any correspondence should be put in the folder on the " Return to School" side. A good parent teacher relationship is essential for a successful school year. You are always welcome to contact me!