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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.

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 childís development and growth.

I Can Statements 4th Quarter:

I can put letters together to make words.
I can sound out words.
I can identify the first, middle, and ending letter in a word.
I can hear, say, and write words that rhyme.
I can clap the sounds I hear in a word.
I can break up words into parts.
I can put together the first sound with the last part to make a word.
I can break up a word into the first sound and the last part.
I can separate and say the beginning, middle, and ending sounds in C-V-C words.
I can add or change letters in words to make new words.
I can say the sound a consonant makes,
I can quickly read high frequency words.
I can spell words with long and short vowels.
I can tell you letters that are different in words that I read.

I can tell you the meaning of a word from a story that I have heard or read.
I can tell you two meanings for a word I know (duck: bird or to duck/bat: baseball bat or animal bat).
I can tell you the meaning of a word when I add these endings (ed, s, ful, less).
I can tell you the meaning of a word when I add these beginnings (re-, un-, pre-).
I can ask and answer questions about key details in a book with help.
I can ask and answer questions to find the meaning of a word in a book.
I can compare and contrast what happens to characters in stories Iíve heard.
I can read a story and tell you what it is about.
I can tell you the reasons an author uses details on a book with help.
I can tell you similarities and differences between two books.
I can understand and use questions words (who, what, where, when, how and why).

I can use drawing, and writing to tell how I feel about a topic of a book.
I can use drawing and writing to name a topic and tell something about it.
I can improve my writing by adding details with help from adults and my peers.
I can use different technology with help from adults and friends to create and publish writing.
I can participate in a group project and write and tell about a favorite author and their stories.
I can answer questions about something that has happened from my experiences or something Iíve learned with help.

I can count to 100 by 10ís.
I can count to 100 by ones.
I can write numbers 0-20.
I can show subtraction.
I can subtract to solve word problems.
I can quickly subtract from numbers up to 5.
I can count starting with any number.
When I count objects, I can write the number to show how many.
I can show what number is needed to add to another number to make 10.

This week in class

June 5, 2017
R day: no am special

June 6, 2017
Last day of school - Early Dismissal @ 11:25am



Important Dates

School Improvement Day - Early Dismissal 11:25am

Memorial Day - No School

Field Day 12:30-2:30pm

Last day of school - Early Dismissal 11:25am


Downloads List

Box Top Sheet [5/25/2016]
Curriculum Night 2016-2017 [8/22/2016]
GP May Newsletter [5/2/2017]
Hermes May Newsletter [5/10/2017]
Spring Running Club Form [3/22/2017]
State of the District Flyer [1/24/2017]
Summer Reading Programs [5/2/2017]
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

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Great Reading & Math activities

Griffins Growing Stem Night

Order Scholastic books

Veterans Day Video

Vowel Bat!

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