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Leah Bruinius - Kindergarten  (Send e-mail)

Welcome Kindergarten Families!

I am so excited to have your child in Kindergarten this year!! Thank you for checking our website for important dates, reminders, I Can statements, and our monthly classroom newsletter.

Please remember to empty your child's blue Take Home Folder each day. Purple fluency bags and word rings should be kept in your child's backpacks. We use both at school.

Our TIGER Schedule for the 2017-2018 year :

T Day: PE, Art
I Day: PE, Library
G Day: PE
E Day: PE, Music
R Day: PE, Technology

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

*Please practice the books that come home in your child's purple fluency bag each night.
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I Can Statements for 1st Quarter :

ELA:
I can name uppercase and lowercase letters.
I can say the sound a consonant makes.
I can quickly read high frequency words.

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.
 
 

This week in class

Monday
Monday, October 23: I Day, PE,

Book Fair 12:50-1:25 in the Tigers Den! You are welcome to join us to shop during this time. If you are not able to attend, you can send money with your child in a labeled envelope.

Red Ribbon Week: Dress for the future!

Tuesday
Tuesday, October 24: G Day, PE, Extra Art Class,

Red Ribbon Week: Crazy Hair and Crazy Sock Day!

Family Reading Night 5:30-8pm (see attached flyer for more details!)

Wednesday
Wednesday, October 25: E Day, Music, PE,

Red Ribbon Week: PJ Day!

Thursday
Thursday, October 26: R Day, Technology, PE, Educational Foundation Hot Lunch,

End of 1st Quarter (report cards will go home next week),

Red Ribbon Week: Favorite Team Jersey Day!

Friday
Friday, October 27: T Day,

Erin's Law Presentation,

Support the Troops Popsicle Day (please pack $1 in your child's lunchbox),

Tornado Drill,

DEA Assembly and Helicopter landing!,

Red Ribbon Week: Wear Red!

 
 

Important Dates

10/23/2017
Book Fair: 12:50-1-25

10/27/2017
Erin's Law Presentation

10/27/2017
Family Literacy Night! 5:30-7

10/27/2017
Popsicle Day!

10/31/2017
Halloween Parade, Halloween Party

11/1/2017
Operation Gratitude Candy Collection Day!

11/3/2017
50's Day

11/20/2017
Parent/Teacher Conferences: No School

11/21/2017
Parent/Teacher Conferences: No School

11/22/2017
No School: Thanksgiving Break

11/23/2017
No School: Thanksgiving Break

11/24/2017
No School: Thanksgiving Break

12/22/2017
Early Release

12/25/2017
Winter Break

1/8/2018
Teacher Institute: No School

1/15/2018
No School: MLK Day

 
 

Downloads List

Curriculum Night Power Point [8/28/2017]
No Excuse Words: Kindergarten [8/24/2016]
Number Writing Practice 1-20 [11/4/2016]
Number Writing Practice 1-50 [11/4/2016]
Operation Gratitude Candy Collection Letter [10/18/2017]
September GP Newsletter [9/1/2017]
Sight Words Quarter 1-4 [11/3/2016]
Tiger Schedule 2017-2018 [8/12/2017]

 
 

Cool Links

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