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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!


*** 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!

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


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


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

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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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

Monday
8/20:
Kindergarten Curriculum Night @ Grand Prairie: 5:30-7:00 pm
(parents only if at all possible, please!)


Tuesday
8/21:
Meet & Greet at Grand Prairie: 8:00-9:30 am
I can't wait to meet you! :-) Please bring your school supplies!


Wednesday
8/22: FIRST FULL DAY OF SCHOOL! :-)

We are going to have such a great year! Please don't forget your snack, gym shoes, & lunch!


Thursday
8/23: E day - P.E. & themed activity!

Kindergarten Color Days kickoff: Wear RED! :-)


Friday
8/24: R day: P.E. & Art

Kindergarten Color Days: Wear ORANGE! :-)


 
 

Important Dates

8/20/2018
Kindergarten Curriculum Night 5:30 - 7:00. Parents only, if possible please! :-)

8/21/2018
Meet and Greet! 8:00-9:30am Please bring your school supplies!

8/22/2018
FIRST FULL DAY OF SCHOOL! :-)

8/31/2018
Teacher Institute: No School

9/3/2018
Labor Day: No School

10/5/2018
Teacher Institute: No school

10/8/2018
Columbus Day: No School

11/19/2018
Parent/Teacher Conferences

11/20/2018
Parent/Teacher Conferences

11/21/2018
No School

11/22/2018
Happy Thanksgiving! No School

11/23/2018
No School

12/21/2018
Early Release Day: 1:50 pm dismissal!

12/24/2018
Winter Break Begins! :-)

1/7/2019
Teacher Institute: No School

1/8/2019
School resumes

 
 

Downloads List

Box Top Sheet [8/26/2016]
Classroom Behavior Information [9/2/2017]
Kindergarten No Excuse Words.pdf [8/21/2016]
Number Writing practice sheet [11/12/2017]
Sight Word Fun & Games! [10/2/2016]
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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Zearn! Have fun with math games anywhere!
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