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Teacher Karyn Hermes - Kindergarten  (Send e-mail)

Welcome to Kindergarten!! I am so excited to start the new year with all of you. Please feel free to email me or call me if you have any questions or concerns.

Please check my web page WEEKLY! I will attach a monthly newsletter to my web page at the beginning of each month. My primary form of communication with you will be on my web page and email. I will update my web page weekly, as well as send important information and reminders of upcoming events through email.

~Take-Home Folders will come home each day. They will contain important notes and your child's school work. Please be sure to check and empty the folder each night. Any notes or information that you need to send to me should also be put in the Take-Home Folder. I personally check each folder every morning.

Our school works on what we call a TIGER schedule . Therefore, our specials do NOT occur every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, etc... Instead, they will fall on a T, I, G, E, or R day. When we have a day off of school, it will not be a letter day. The letters are for days that we are in school only.

Here is our TIGER schedule for the 2017-2018 school year.

T Art
I Music
G Library
R Computers

~We have PE everyday from 12:40-1:10pm. Please be sure your child wears or has gym shoes at school each day.

Lunch 11:20-11:40am
Recess 11:40-12:00pm

I CAN statements are simple sentences designed from Common Core Standards. They are written in student-friendly language. I CAN statements break down learning objectives into actions that students can read, understand and perform. In our class, I CAN statements are posted in front of the room and are read daily. This helps students to understand the expectations, become more responsible for their learning and more reflective of their work. Kindergarten Outcome Assessments are created from I CAN statements, which are posted on each assessment. This helps parents and students to have a clear visual of kindergarten expectati

This week in class

October 23, 2017
I day: Music & PE
Dress what you INSPIRE to be when you grow up.

October 24, 2017
G day: Library & PE (our class is going to the book fair during our library time this week. We will be there from 9:55-10:30am Please join us to help your child shop!)
Crazy sock and hair day
FSP family fun night 5:30-7:00, book fair open till 8:00pm

October 25, 2017
E day: PE
Pajama day

October 26, 2017
R day: Computers & PE
Hot lunch
Team jersey or shirt
End of 1st Quarter

October 27, 2017
T day: Art & PE
Erin's Law Presentation
DEA Assembly with helicopter landing!
$1 popsicle sale to support the troops
Wear Red


Important Dates

Family Fun Night @ GP

End of 1st Quarter

Halloween Parade & Party

Report Cards Go Home

50's day sock hop celebration

Parent/Teacher Conferences - No School

Parent/Teacher Conferences - No School

No School

No School

No School


Downloads List

2017-2018 Daily Schedule [8/24/2017]
Box Top Sheet [5/25/2016]
Curriculum Night Power Point [8/24/2017]
GP September Newsletter [9/1/2017]
Hermes October Newsletter [10/2/2017]
High Frequency Words 2017 [8/15/2017]
TIGER Schedule 2017-2018 [8/15/2017]
Words Their Way Parent Letter [12/5/2016]


Cool Links

Check out the animals at the San Diego Zoo

Do you want extra things to work on at home with your child? click here!


Great Reading & Math activities

Order Scholastic books

Vowel Bat!


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