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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 news letter 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.

~Homework Packets will come home every Monday beginning in September. The homework packet will include a variety of language arts and math activities that are aligned with the kindergarten common core.

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 2016-2017 school year.

T Art & Library
G Technology
E 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 11:20-11:40am
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 child’s development and growth.

I Can Statements 3rd Quarter:

I can put letters together to make words.
I can start at the top and read across to the bottom on each page.
I can name uppercase and lowercase letters.
I can read C-V-C words.
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.
I can recognize and name end punctuation.
I can write a letter for a consonant sound and short vowel sound I hear in a word.
I can retell a story I've heard including key details.

I can count to 100 by ones. KCC1
When I count objects, I can write the number to show how many. KCC3
I can write numbers 0-20 (0-50). KCC3
I can say the number as I count each object. KCC4
I can understand the last number I said is the total number of objects. KCC4b
I can count objects to answer questions. KCC5
I can compare groups of objects to decide which is greater than, less than, or equal to. KCC6
I can sort objects. KMD3
I can describe objects around me by their shape and where they are found (K.G.1)
I can name and describe 2-D/flat and 3-D/solid shapes (K.G.2)
I can tell if a shape is flat or solid. (K.G.3)

I can put letters together to make words.
I can put words together to make a sentence.
I can leave spaces between my words.
I can write sentences using kindergarten spelling which begins with uppercase letters, have spaces, and end with a period.
I can add details to my writing using pictures and words (with help).
I can use drawing, and writing to name a topic and tell something about it.


In conjunction with our cup stacking tournament. Grand Prairie will be holding a Canned Food Drive from January 23rd-February 9th. Please consider donating a canned good. All of our donations will benefit the Frankfort Food Pantry.

This week in class

April 24, 2017
I day: no am special

April 25, 2017
G day: Computers

April 26, 2017
E day: Music

April 27, 2017
R day: no am special
Hot lunch

April 28, 2017
T day: art & library


Important Dates

Mother's Day Tea & Spa 1:00-2:30pm

Tie Dye Day

School Improvement Day - Early Dismissal 11:10am

Memorial Day - No School

Field Day 12:30-2:30pm

School Improvement Day - Early Dismissal 11:10am


Downloads List

Box Top Sheet [5/25/2016]
Curriculum Night 2016-2017 [8/22/2016]
Hermes April Newsletter [4/28/2017]
Spring Running Club Form [3/22/2017]
State of the District Flyer [1/24/2017]
TIGER schedule 2016-2017 [8/22/2016]
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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