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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 expectations, and a better understanding of their childís development and growth.

1st Quarter I canís:

I can name uppercase and lowercase letters.
I can say the sound a consonant makes.
I can quickly read high frequency words.
I can put letters together to make words.
I can put words together to make a sentence,
I can identify the first letter of a word.
I can break up words into parts.
I can hear and say sounds that rhyme.

I can identify the front cover, back cover, and title page of a book.
I can name the author and illustrator of a book and tell you what they do.
I can tell how illustrations and words match. I can retell a story I have heard including key details.

I can use drawings to tell about something that happened in order and how I felt about it.

I can count objects and write the number to show how many.
I can write numbers 0-20.
I can say the number as I count each object.
I can understand that the last number I said is the total number of objects.
I can count objects and answer questions.
I can sort objects.
I can make a number that is less than ten by putting together two groups of pictures or objects.

I can participate in discussions of local weather conditions to describe patterns over time.
I can ask questions to gather information about the purpose of weather forecasting to prepare for, and respond to, severe weather.

This week in class

August 21, 2017
No School - Teacher Institute
Curriculum Night:
5:30 Eureka math presentation with Mrs. Nelson
6:00 Kdg curriculum presentation in classroom

August 22, 2017
Meet and Greet 11:00-12:30pm
-Bring your child's supplies and come see the classroom!

August 23, 2017
First full day of school
No Letter Day

August 24, 2017
Wear RED

August 25, 2017


Important Dates

Curriculum Night

Meet and Greet 11:00am

1st Day of School

No School - Teacher Institute

No School - Labor Day


Downloads List

Box Top Sheet [5/25/2016]
Color Days August 2017 [8/15/2017]
High Frequency Words 2017 [8/15/2017]
State of the District Flyer [1/24/2017]
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

Griffins Growing Stem Night

Order Scholastic books

Veterans Day Video

Vowel Bat!

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