Welcome to Kindergarten!

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This is where I will be updating important information and posting Newsletters. I’m looking forward to what this year will bring. Curious about what we’ll be doing this year? Take a look at a summary of the scope of the year here: Soaring to Success!

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Kinder News Week 14

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Happy almost-break families!

We have one more week to go before our Winter Break. We have so many FUN things to do this week with our kindergarteners!

Literacy:

  • Continuing our Holidays Around the World journey.
    • Countries this week: Russia, Sweden, Netherlands, and Germany
  • Heart Words: “many” “where” “find”

Math:

  • Continuing our work with making numbers 1-10
  • Measuring and graphing data (with cubes)

Reminders:

  • Reading Logs due Wednesday

We are also baking gingerbread cookies this week for an extra treat!

I think that’s it!

Have a great week!

-Ms. St. Louis

Kinder News Week 13

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Hello Families!

I want to thank all of your for coming to conferences, it was amazing to sit down and talk to you all about your kindergarteners! Report cards will be sent home this week, please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. We have some fun things planned the next two weeks before our Winter Break.

Literacy:

  • Heart Words: “so” “many”
  • Countries we are exploring Holiday Traditions: Mexico, England, Israel, Australia, and India
  • Writing: Sentences and Journaling

Math:

  • Patterns and Designs with pattern blocks
  • Making 8 and 9
  • Ten Frame Games

Reminders:

  • Please bring in Box Tops that you might be collecting to earn money for Riverbend School!
  • Monday (12/4) The Eugene Ballet Company will be performing pieces from the Nutcracker during our morning meeting! How exciting!
  • Reading Logs are due Wednesday
  • Book order flyers are coming your way again for December! If you would like to do your book orders online, help earn our classroom point by entering our class code: RM3FH
  • Dec 7-9 Free Clothing giveaway 10-4 @McKenzie church on 51

I think that’s all for now- let’s have a great week!

Best,

Heather St. Louis

P.S. Our class earned another class party with their rockin’ rapids. The students decided they wanted to have an apple party, so tomorrow I am bringing apples in for a special apple party/snack time. Way to go kinders!

 

 

Kinder News Week 12

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Hi Families!

This short week is all about review:

Literacy:

  • Heart Words: “what” “now” “how” and “of”
  • Letters: Mm, Ss, Aa, Tt, Cc and Pp
  • Writing: Journaling and Writing sentences

Math:

  • Making numbers 1-9
  • Comparing numbers 1-10
  • Making Patterns

Reminders:

  • There is no school Wednesday, Thursday or Friday this week
  • Parent Teacher Conferences Thursday 11/30 and Friday 12/1
  • Book Orders and Pizza Book Forms Due Tuesday 11/29
  • Reading Logs due Tuesday 11/29

Request: We are running low on class snacks, if your family could donate crackers (they love goldfish and cheez-its), low sugar cereals (kix, cheerios, chex), fruit snacks, granola bars or small individually wrapped snacks, we would be so grateful. Also, I use coffee filters to distribute snacks, so if you feel like donating coffee filters too, I can always use those as well! Thank you for thinking of us!

I am looking forward to meeting with each family and talking about your wonderful kindergarteners!

See you around the Riverbend~

Ms. St. Louis

 

Kinder News Week 11

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My dear A102 families,

I want to start off this week’s news by saying how thankful I am for your students and your involvement in their learning. I’m so grateful (even on our tough days) to have such a sweet, bright and creative group for my first year at Riverbend!

Here’s what’s ahead this short week:

Literacy:

  • Heart Words: “now” “how” “of”
  • Focus Letter: Pp
  • Reading Theme: Wheels and Machines!
  • Writing: Continuing work on writing 3 sentences and learning about draft process.

Math:

  • Counting 8 & 9
  • Making numbers 1-9 in different groups (ask your student about the “rekenreks”)

Reminders:

  • There is no school on Thursday and Friday to observe the Thanksgiving Holiday. Gobble Gobble!
  • Reading Logs are due Wednesday
  • Parent Teacher Conference Appointment Times came out this past week on neon yellow slips. If you did not receive yours, feel free to email or call to find out when your time slot is.

I hope that your Thanksgiving is full of family and laughter. Let’s have a great week!

Best,

Heather St. Louis

Kinder News Week 10

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Hello Families,

Week 10 has some great things in store for us!

Literacy:

  • Heart Words: “what” “now” We will be starting a new color, so watch for blue hearts coming home as well as a new binder ring to keep them on.
  • Letter of the Week: Cc
  • Writing: Writing 2-3 sentences and learning about writing process (rough draft/final draft)

Math:

  • Making 6 and 7
  • Scarecrow Math project with Shapes
  • 2D (flat) vs. 3D (solid) Shapes

Reminders:

  • Please turn in Parent-Teacher conference schedule forms by Wednesday 11/15. (I am still missing from 8 families.)
  • Technology agreement slip (lime green) are also due ASAP.
  • Early Release this Friday 11/17
  • Reading Logs due Wednesday

Have a great week!

Best,

Heather St. Louis

Kinder News Week 9

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Greetings to my favorite kindergarten families. It was so great to see the students dress up everyday for spirit week. I think they enjoyed themselves as well!

Here’s what’s ahead this week:

Literacy:

  • Heart Words: “is” “go”
  • Focus Letter: Tt
  • Reading Fluency: Reading with expression

Math:

  • Counting 6 and 7
  • Finishing Pumpkin Project (shape jack-o-lanterns)

Reminders:

  • No School this Friday in observance of Veterans’ Day
  • Please return Parent Teacher Conference Form by Thursday 11/9
  • Technology Agreement slips (lime green form sent last week) need to be turned in before your student will be able to use the classroom iPads. Please sign and return by 11/9.
  • Reading Logs are due Wednesday
  • I have my last district training this Wednesday, so our favorite substitute Ms. Wilson will be subbing that day

As always, please contact me with any questions or concerns. Let’s have a great week!!