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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!! We have 24 friends in our class this year; 12 boys and 12 girls. 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 2016-2017 year :

T Day: PE, Art
I Day: PE, Library
G Day: PE, Social Group with Mrs. Fagan
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 4th quarter :

Reading:

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. (c+at)
I can break up a word into the first sound and the last part (cat, c-at)
I can separate and say the beginning, middle, and ending sound in C-V-C words. (c-a-t)
I can add or change letters in words to make new words. (bug-mug-mud)
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.

Math:

I can show subtraction.
I can add to solve word problems. (K.OA.2)
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 that the last number I said is the total number of objects. (KCC4b)
I can count objects to answer questions. (KCC5)

Writing:

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.

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ERIN'S LAW:
Governor Pat Quinn signed Erin's Law in January of 2013, which requires all schools in the state of Illinois to provide age appropriate sexual abuse and assault awareness and prevention education programs for their students in grades Pre-K through 12. In response to this legislation, Frankfort School District 157-C will be adding, "Child Lures Prevention: Think First and Stay Safe", curriculum for the school year. The curriculum is available in the school office for parents to preview.

The building social workers will be presenting this information to our class on Tuesday, November 8th. A second presentation will follow in January during the weeks of January 9th and January 16th.
 
 

This week in class

Monday
Monday, May 22:
I Day, Library (please return books), PE, First Grade Step-Up Day (Kindergarten students will have a chance to meet all 4 of the Purple First Grade Teachers)

Tuesday
Tuesday, May 23:
G Day, PE, First Grade Step-Up Day (Kindergarten students will have a chance to meet all 4 of the Purple First Grade Teachers)

Wednesday
Wednesday, May 24:
E Day, Music, PE,
Fort Frankfort Field Trip! Please note: if it rains on Wednesday, we will not be going to the park. If you were planning to bring your child a special lunch, you can bring it to school and eat with them in the lunchroom at 11:20. The students will then go to their regular recess at 11:40. Keeping our fingers crossed for no rain!

Thursday
Thursday, May 25:
R Day, Technology, PE, Educational Foundation Hot Lunch

Friday
Friday, May 26:
PE, Early Dismissal Day @ 11:25

 
 

Important Dates

5/12/2017
Mother's Day Tea

5/16/2017
Tie Dye Day!

5/19/2017
UGA Field Trip

5/24/2017
Fort Frankfort Field Trip

5/26/2017
Early Dismissal: 11:25

5/29/2017
NO SCHOOL: Memorial Day

5/31/2017
Field Day

6/6/2017
Last Day of School! 11:25 Dismissal

 
 

Downloads List

Curriculum Night Power Point [8/22/2016]
GP May Newsletter [5/2/2017]
Kindergarten Welcome Letter 2016-2017 [8/16/2016]
No Excuse Words: Kindergarten [8/24/2016]
Number Writing Practice 1-20 [11/4/2016]
Number Writing Practice 1-50 [11/4/2016]
Sight Words Quarter 1-4 [11/3/2016]
Spring Running Club Permission Slip [3/22/2017]
Summer Reading Program at GP and Chelsea [5/2/2017]

 
 

Cool Links

AbcYa: Reading and Math Practice
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IXL Math: Common Core Aligned
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Lincoln-Way Science Night (February 8)
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Scholastic Book Order
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Starfall
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Storyline OnLine
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