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Teacher Patricia Bertucci - Kindergarten  (Send e-mail)

Welcome to the 2016-17 school year!! You will find helpful information and upcoming dates posted on this site. We have 21 fantastic students in our class this year. We have 11 boys and 10 girls. We have amazing things happening in our room every day.
Please check my web page WEEKLY! I will attach a monthly news letter to my web page at the beginning of each month. Please check the web page for upcoming dates as well as important reminders. I will send out emails to communicate as well as texts on Remind 101. If you have not signed up please do so. The information is in the download section of this web page.

**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.

**Yellow Fluency bags need to go home each night. Check and have your child read books in there, along with sight words, and any math items. Each day the yellow fluency bag NEEDS to come back to school. We use the books for reading groups.

Our school works on a TIGER schedule. Please refer to the TIGER Day schedule for our class. The letters are for days we are in school only.

T Days: Technology with Mrs. Borden 9:55-10:30 and P.E. with Mrs. McCurdy 12:45-1:15
I Days: ELC with Mrs. Winkler 12:10-12:45 and P.E. with Mrs. McCurdy 12:45-1:15
G Days: Music with Mrs. Turnbough 9:55-10:30 and P.E. with Mrs. McCurdy 12:45-1:15
E Days: Art with Mrs. Corkery 10:35-11:05 and P.E, with Mrs. McCurdy 12:45-1:15
R Days: P.E. with Mrs. McCurdy 12:45-1:15
Lunch is from 11:20-11:40

*I can name uppercase and lowercase letters.
*I can say the sound a consonant makes.
*I can spell words with long and short vowels.
*I can quickly read high frequency words.
*I can tell you letters that are different in words that I read.
*I can read a story and tell you what it is about.
*I can ask and answer questions about key details in a book (with help).
*I can identify the main topic and retell key details in a book (with help).
*I can ask and answer questions to find the meaning of a word in a book (with help).
*I can tell you the reasons an author uses details in a book (with help).
*I can participate in group reading activities.
*I can talk to my friends and adults about kindergarten books and ideas.
*I can follow rules for talking and listening to each other.
*I can take turns when talking and listening to our friends.
*I can tell you what I learned from a book or video.
*I can ask and answer questions to help me learn new information.
*I can describe familiar people, places, things, and events and give details.
* I can add careful, colorful details to my pictures.
*I can talk with an inside voice and tell you what I think, feel, and know.
*I can understand and use questions words (who, what, when, where, and why, and how).
*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: get down
bat: baseball bat or animal).
*I can tell you the meaning of a word when I add these endings: (inflections: ed, -s, -ful, -less).
*I can tell you the meaning of a word when I add these beginnings: (affixes: 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 (with help).
*I can participate in group reading activities.


*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 an adult or friends.
*I can use different technology with help from an adult 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. (Explore a number of books by a favorite author and express opinions about them.)
*I can answer questions about something that happened from my experiences or something Iíve learned (with help).


*I can count starting with any number.
*When I count objects, I can write the number to show how many.
*I can write numbers 0-50.
*I can show subtraction.
*I can subtract to solve word problems.
*I can show what number is needed to add to another number to make 10.
*I can quickly subtract from numbers up to 5.
*I can show how the numbers 11-19 are made of ten ones and more ones.

This week in class

Today is a R day!
P.E. with Mrs. McCurdy

Last day of school
Students will dismiss at 11:25
Summer begins!!!

First full day of summer vacation begins!!
Sleep in and have fun!!!


Important Dates

Rain Date for Kindergarten field day 12:30-2:30

11:25 Dismissal and last day of school

Report cards come home

Step Up to First Grade (visit a first grade room and teacher)

First Day of Summer Vacation!!! Enjoy and remember to read!!! Thank you everyone for a great year!


Downloads List

Box Tops Sheet [9/24/2012]
Curriculum Night Power Point [8/23/2016]
Grand Prairie May Newsletter [5/5/2017]
Mrs. Bertucci's April Newsletter [4/10/2017]
Mrs. Campbells Internet Note for Kindergarten [3/27/2015]
Running club permission slip [3/22/2017]
THOUGHTS ON REPORT CARDS (Letter) [11/2/2012]
WTW letter to parents from Mrs. Nelson [11/25/2013]
WTW Research [11/25/2013]


Cool Links

24 high frequency words song

ABC Ya-Great Math and Reading Website

Alphebet Song--Phonics 2

Big Numbers Video--Helps with counting to 100

Fun Brain

Go Noodle--movement breaks and exercising--make your own account

Into the Book

ixl math--math concepts and games

Pete the Cat website with free songs and games

Raz kids--Mrs. Bertucci's students roster

Storyline Online--stories read to students

Teen numbers

Vowel Bat Music Video--good for vowel sounds

We are the Alphabet

World Book online (username fsd157c Password: tigers)

xtra Math--fluency practice for math facts

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