August 13th

August 13, 2019

Wow! We are off to an awesome week in Kindergarten! I am very proud of the students and their hard work! Our class had their first Spanish class today and will attended their first Art class with Mrs. Murine tomorrow!

Thank you so much for coming to Parent Night last night! I truly appreciate you taking the time out of your evening, I know schedules are very busy. I hope I shared what you found to be important information and answered your questions. Thank you for hanging in there with me last night, I know it was a lot of information to cover. I truly want this year to be a wonderful experience for your child that will foster a love for school and learning. I look forward to the school year ahead as we work together.

It seems, no matter how much preparation goes into Parent Night and how many times I go over the presentation, I always seem to leave some things out. This year we added gifted slides from Madison City Schools to our presentation. They were the final two slides and I forgot to show them. They are included in the presentation link. Please feel free to look over and review the information. Kindergarten Parent Night 2019 Presentation If you missed Parent Night, click on the link to see the presentation. Please know this is only a very small glimpse of what was discussed last night. Please let me know if you have any questions or if there is something you need from me. I you were unable to attend, I sent the handouts in your child's folder today. Please complete the classroom directory slip and return it tomorrow. Please keep the handwriting sheet to use when helping your child write letters with correct formation.  

One thing we discussed last night was a very ambitious but attainable goal. I hope for all students to be able to identify all 26 capital and lowercase letters when we finish our “Letter Expert” study on September 5th. I want to pass along a few ideas if you find your child is struggling with identifying letters- flash cards, Starfall.com, write the letters with chalk on the sidewalk and have your child jump on them and say the letter name. Another tool I have found to be very helpful is The Leap Frog- Letter Factory DVD. I have two copies for our class that will begin coming home on a rotating basis.  When your child brings this DVD home, please allow them to watch it multiple times during the time frame they will have the DVD. The DVD will come home inside a Ziploc bag with a direction note for when to return, please return the note and DVD in the bag. Thank you!

On the math activity sheet today, the students practiced writing numbers 1, 2 and 3. A lot of the students needed help to write 2 and 3 with correct formation. We will work on writing 4 and 5 this Thursday during our whole group lesson. Handwriting is an easy skill to practice one on one with your child at home. Thank you for your support!