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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 2018-2019 school year.

T Art
G Library
E Computers
R Music

~We have PE everyday from 12:45-1:15pm. Please be sure your child wears or has gym shoes at school each day.

Lunch 11:15-11:35am
Recess 11:35-11:55am

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.

I canís for 1st Quarter Ė ELA

*I can name uppercase and lowercase letters
*I can say the sound a consonant makes
*I can quickly read high frequency words
* 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 you how the illustrations and words match (w/help)
*I can retell a story Iíve heard including key details (w/help)
*I can use drawings to tell about something that happened in order and how I feel about it

I canís for 1st Quarter Ė MATH
*I can count to 100 by ones
*When I count objects, I can 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 the last number I said is the total number of objects
*I can count objects to answer questions
*I can compare groups of objects to decide which is greater than, less than, or equal to
*I can sort objects


This week in class

October 15, 2018
I day: PE

October 16, 2018
G day: Library & PE
Bus evacuation drill

October 17, 2018
E day: Computers & PE

October 18, 2018
R day: Music & PE
Athletic Hot Lunch
Last day for Fall Running club

October 19, 2018
T day: Art & PE


Important Dates

1st Quarter Report Cards go home

Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent Teacher Conferences

No School

No School

No School

Early Release @ 1:50pm

Winter Break ~ No School

Teacher Institute - No School

School Resumes


Downloads List

Box Top Sheet [5/25/2016]
Creamery Dine & Donate 9/20 [9/13/2018]
Curriculum Night Powerpoint [8/23/2018]
Daily Schedule 2018-2019 [8/29/2018]
Hermes October Newsletter [10/4/2018]
Hermes September Newsletter [9/6/2018]
Words Their Way Parent Letter [12/5/2016]


Cool Links

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