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Amy Brandner - Kindergarten  (Send e-mail)

Hello, Kindergarten families! I'm Mrs. Brandner (pronounced Brad-ner), & am honored to be your child's teacher! We're going to have an incredible year of learning, growing, & having fun! :-)

We have 23 wonderful friends in class this year: 12 boys & 11 girls.
Thank you for checking our website often for important dates, reminders, I CAN statements, & our classroom newsletter!


*** Take-Home Folders come home each day containing important notes & completed work.
Please be sure to check/empty it each night, & send in any info back to me via the folder!
(Please see the Remind 101 downloadable page to sign up for instant text alerts from me!)


*** Specials do NOT occur every Mon., Tue., etc.... Instead, they'll fall on a T, I, G, E, or R day. When we're off school, it's a NO LETTER day.

T day: P.E. & Technology
I day: P.E.
G day: P.E & Library
E day: P.E. & Music
R day: P.E. & Art


P.E.: every day! Please have gym shoes at school. Lunch: 11:20-11:40, then Recess: 11:40-12:00


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I CAN statements break down objectives into learning targets students can read & understand.

1st Quarter I canís:

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.
 
 

This week in class

Monday
8/21:
Teacher Institute

Kindergarten Curriculum Night at Grand Prairie from 6:00-6:45pm.


Tuesday
8/22

Meet & Greet at Grand Prairie from 11:00-12:30! Please remember to come and say hello, check out the classroom and school and bring your supplies! :-)

Have sweet dreams & good rest for our big first day!


Wednesday
8/23

First day of school!!! YAY! :-)



Thursday
8/24

Color day: RED



Friday
8/25

Color day: Orange


 
 

Important Dates

8/21/2017
Curriculum Night!

9/1/2017
No School: Teacher Institute

9/4/2017
No School: Labor Day!

9/5/2017
PICTURE DAY! :-)

9/8/2017
FSP Spiritwear deadline & Popsicle sale during lunch for $1

9/29/2017
Smoothie day!

 
 

Downloads List

Behaving Beautifully! Our Classroom Management System [9/2/2016]
Box Top Sheet [8/26/2016]
Kindergarten No Excuse Words.pdf [8/21/2016]
Remind 101 Enrollment Instructions [9/15/2016]
Sight Word Fun & Games! [10/2/2016]
State of the District [1/24/2017]
Summer Reading Programs! [5/2/2017]
Words Their Way - Parent Letter [12/4/2016]

 
 

Cool Links

ABCYa - Educational Games & apps for kids!
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Dr. Seuss presents: Seussville!
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Fun ways to practice sight words!
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FunBrain - Reading & math adventures for kids!
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Go Noodle
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Raz- Kids: Online guided reading program with interactive ebooks, downloadable books, & reading quizzes.
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Scholastic Book Order
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Starfall: Phonics, Reading, & Math Practice
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Vowel Bat - by Shari Sloane
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