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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 22 wonderful friends in class this year: 12 boys & 10 girls.
Thank you for checking our website often for important dates, reminders, I CAN statements, & our classroom newsletter!

*** Green Take-Home Folders come home each day containing important notes & completed work.
Please be sure to empty folders each night, & send in any info/notes back to me via the folder!

*** To receive instant & secure text alerts from me via the Remind 101 app, please:

Send this text message: @fd36gg
to this number: 81010

*Instructions are also below in the Downloads section of the webpage!

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

P.E. is every day! Please have gym shoes at school. Lunch: 11:15-11:35, then Recess: 11:35-11:55


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

I can name uppercase and lowercase letters.
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 how illustrations and words match. I can retell a story I have heard including key details.

I, a, an, can, like, look, am, at, the, they, see, me, it

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

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.

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.


As you know, we're required by the new Erin's Law to provide lessons on sexual abuse and prevention education. In October GP Social Workers will be coming into our classroom to talk about the "Think First & Stay Safe" program. The lessons will cover the concepts of "Using My Built In Computer: Staying Healthy & Safe". In December, the final lesson will be on "Laws Help Protect Me: Kids Have Rights Too!" & "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: Ms. Bilthuis, Mrs. Reiser, & Mrs. Baud.

This week in class

10/15: I day: P.E. & Technology

10/16: G day - P.E. & Music

* Bus evacuation drill *

10/17: E day - P.E. & Mystery Reader!

* LAST RUNNING CLUB! 7:45 - 8:05 am *
Thank you to all who participated! :-)

10/18: R day - P.E. & Art

* HOT LUNCH DAY! (Please don't forget to still send a snack with your kiddo!) *

10/19: T day: P.E. & Library

* Don't forget to return your Library books!! *


Important Dates

Support the Troops Popsicle Sale for $1 at lunchtime!

Fall Party & Costume Parade!

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Parent/Teacher Conferences

No School

Happy Thanksgiving! No School

No School

Support the Troops Popsicle Sale for $1 at lunchtime!

Winter Party & Early Release Day: 1:50 pm dismissal!

Winter Break Begins! :-)

Teacher Institute: No School

School resumes


Downloads List

Box Top Sheet [8/26/2016]
Brandner Bulletin: October [10/1/2018]
Classroom Behavior Info [8/20/2018]
Eureka Math Set-Up Parent Letter [8/29/2018]
Kindergarten No Excuse Words.pdf [8/21/2016]
Number Writing practice sheet [11/12/2017]
Red Ribbon Week!! :-) [10/15/2018]
Remind 101 sign-up instructions [8/20/2018]
Sight Word Fun & Games! [10/2/2016]
Tiger University - Author Presentation! [10/16/2018]
Words Their Way - Parent Letter [12/4/2016]


Cool Links

ABCYa - Educational Games & apps for kids!

Dr. Seuss presents: Seussville!

Fun ways to practice sight words!

FunBrain - Reading & math adventures for kids!

Go Noodle

Raz-Kids: Online guided reading program with interactive ebooks, downloadable books, & reading quizzes.

Scholastic Book Order

Starfall: Phonics, Reading, & Math Practice

Vowel Bat - by Shari Sloane

Zearn! Have fun with math games anywhere!

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