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Mrs. Danielle Pizzolato - Kindergarten  (Send e-mail)

Welcome Parents!

Thanks for visiting our classroom website. I am so honored to be your child’s Kindergarten teacher this year. We have 22 students in our class; 10 girls and 12 boys.

Please remember to empty your child's take home folder every night and see my attached newsletter for extra classroom details.

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We are lucky to have PE everyday so please remember to pack gym shoes. Our TIGER specials schedule is as follows for this year:
T - Music, Technology
I - Science/Theme
G - Science/Theme
E - Library
R - Art

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

Don't forget to sign up for the Remind 101! It's a great tool to connect home and school.
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Please remember to check my newsletter monthly for the focus "I can" statements. The "I can" statements will be on my webpage for each quarter.
"I can" statements were written in student friendly language to target specific learning skills from our common core state standards. Your child will link these statements to learning on a daily basis. When you visit the classroom, you will see them posted on our whiteboard.

Here are just a few of the Learning Targets for Quarter 1:

1st Quarter I can’s:

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 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.

Reading:
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.

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

Math:
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.

Science:
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.

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ERIN'S LAW:
As you know, we are required by the new Erin's Law to provide lessons on sexual abuse and prevention education. In October Grand Prairie Elementary School Social Workers will be coming into our classroom to talk about the "Think First and Stay Safe" program. The lessons will cover the concepts of "Using My Built In Computer: Staying Healthy and Safe". In December, the second and final lesson, will be on "Laws Help Protect Me: Kids Have Rights Too!" and "Listening to My Instincts: No Secrets".

Should your child have any questions, you may refer to the handout that will be provided to them on the day of the lesson. If you have additional questions feel free to contact a School Social Worker – Morgan Bilthuis, Nichole Reiser, and Maribeth Fagan.
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This week in class

Monday
January 22: R Day
PE, Art

Tuesday
January 23: T Day
PE, Technology, Music


Wednesday
January 24: I Day
PE





Thursday
January 25: G Day
PE, Scarf Day
Chorus Booster's Hot Lunch

Friday
January 26: E Day
PE, Library Day
Report Cards Go Home
Mrs. Pizzolato's Last Day



 
 

Important Dates

1/15/2018
No School - MLK Day

1/18/2018
Athletic Booster's Hot Lunch

1/18/2018
Spirit Day - Winter Hat

1/19/2018
End of 2nd Quarter

1/25/2018
Chorus Booster's Hot Lunch

1/25/2018
Spirit Day - Winter Scarf

1/26/2018
Report Cards Come Home

 
 

Downloads List

Box Top Collection Sheet [10/5/2013]
Curriculum Night Presentation 17-18 [8/22/2017]
December Pizzolato Post [1/13/2018]
Fun Sight Word Activities [10/17/2014]
January Pizzolato Post [1/13/2018]
Kindergarten No Excuse Words [9/11/2016]
November Pizzolato Post [11/5/2017]
October Pizzolato Post [10/1/2017]
September Pizzolato Post [9/6/2017]
Words Their Way Parent Letter [11/12/2013]
Words Their Way Research [11/12/2013]

 
 

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