• Friday, August 12th

    Posted by Annagrace Hespe on 8/12/2022 3:50:00 PM

    Our first full week of Kindergarten was great!

    We will have Color week for the next two weeks in Kindergarten!!  We want to encourage your child to wear the specified color. Click on the link to read the note with all of the details: Kindergarten Color Weeks Thank you for participating!

    It is time to order our Kindergarten Class Shirt!! Our class will have orange shirts. The cost is $7.00. We will wear the shirts on field trips, field day, end of the year party day, and other days throughout the school year. Please consider purchasing a class shirt. Here is the link:  Class Shirt Orders  Let me know if you have any questions.

    Rest mats are coming home today. After washing the rest mat, let your child practice rolling it up independently. Please return the rest mat on Monday.

    Poetry notebooks are in backpacks today. I hope you enjoy cozying up and reading these with your child. Leave the poems in the notebook and send the notebook back to school on Monday.

    Thank you for attending Parent Night!! I appreciate you giving your time to get on the same page with me for this school year. If you missed it, I sent the handouts home in your child’s folder today and here are the slides from the presentation. This in no way encompasses everything I shared in the two-hour meeting, but it provides you with the main topics: Kindergarten Parent Night

    You are invited to Coffee with the Counselor. Click here for the details.

    I am excited to share that we now have an official Room Mom! Susanna Farmer has graciously agreed to be our Room Mom for this school year. She will be getting our Classroom Directory together soon to share with you!

    Finally, if you haven’t done any of the following, please go ahead and do so: 

    1. Send $8.00 for the Scholastic News

    2. Write a note to me about your child (directions were sent home at Open House).

    3. Finish All About... slide of your child
    4. Connect to your child’s Seesaw account - see post from last week

    5. Fill out the information sheet for our Classroom Directory

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  • Monday, August 8th

    Posted by Annagrace Hespe on 8/9/2022 7:30:00 AM

    On Friday, I emailed each family a Google Slide for you and your child to use when making the All About slide. The directions were provided in the email sent on Friday. I have access to the slide, so you just need to email me once you are finished adding the pictures, captions, and Fun Favorites. Remember to practice with your child so they know what to say to the class. Thank you!


    The Kindergarten Reading Log is coming home in Daily Folders today. Be sure to read the note that was sent home with it. Please keep the Reading Log in the right pocket of your child’s Daily Folder so I can check in with progress throughout the nine weeks. Thank you!


    As you read in the letter about our Behavior Management Plan, we will be utilizing Good Time tickets. Your child can save their tickets for incentives or they can enter tickets into the weekly drawing for a chance at the prize box. I would love some help purchasing the items for the prize box. If you would like to help, please visit this link: Wish List for Prize Box items  I'll keep this wish list updated throughout the year as our prize box is used. Thank you for your generosity!


    If you haven’t paid the $8.00 for Scholastic News, you can send it in your child’s Daily Folder or bring the money to Parent Night. 


    I’m looking forward to meeting with all of you on Thursday at 5:00 in our classroom for Kindergarten Parent Night. The meeting will last approximately 2 hours. It is important that each child have one parent present for the meeting, preferably the parent who works with the child on school work and will be communicating with me.

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  • Thursday, August 4th

    Posted by Annagrace Hespe on 8/4/2022 8:05:00 PM
    •  We've had a wonderful first day with the boys on Wednesday and the girls today! We had busy days learning our classroom rules, taking a tour of the school, and getting to know our classmates. We look forward to having all of the students here tomorrow.

      Our Kindergarten Parent Night is in our classroom on Thursday, August 11th at 5:00. It is important that each child have one parent present for the meeting, preferably the parent who works with the child on school work and will be communicating with me. The meeting is for adults only because it typically lasts 1.5-2 hours. Thank you!

      Tomorrow I will send an email with the information you need to help your child make an All About Me slide. This will be due on August 15th. 

      Friendly Reminders ~

      If your child is bringing a lunch box from home, the packed lunch needs to have a drink included. The snack water bottles are not brought to the lunchroom. If you want to send a water bottle for lunch and there is not room inside the lunchbox, your child needs to know that it is for lunch so he/she can put it on the lunchbox shelf. If it is not in the lunchbox, then it will need to be labeled with your child’s name and the word “Lunch.” 

      Your child should have a reusable water bottle containing water and one snack for our afternoon snack time. If you want your child to have a choice, please let them make that choice at home before packing it in the backpack. 

      Your child needs to wear tennis shoes without laces. This means they need to have velcro or slip on.

      Please check your child's blue Daily Folder each afternoon and send it to school every day.

      If your child is missing school supplies, send them to school as you get them. Be sure to tell your child to take it out of his/her backpack and give it to me.

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