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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McTeacher Night Update!

Hi all,

McTeacher night is from 5-7pm Wednesday night! If you want to come by when I’m there it’ll be from 6-7pm. The class that has the most students come will win a free Happy Meal for everyone! I hope to see you there!

Best,

Ms. St. Louis

Kinder News Week 29

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Hi Families,

This week we have some fun things happening!

Literacy:

  • Heart Words: “do””down””went”
  • Focus Letters: Hh and Kk
  • Writing: Informational- Animals!

Math:

  • Add within 10
  • New Games!
  • iReady and KinderTEK

Reminders:

  • McTeacher Night is this Wednesday 4/18. I will be working a shift from 6:00-7:00 at the Main Street McDonald’s. Come down and buy a Happy Meal from me! Proceeds go to Riverbend. =)
  • Kindergarten Concert is Thursday 4/19 from 6:30-7:15 pm. Hope to see you there!
  • Snacks Please!! I have been providing snack myself for the last two weeks- it really helps me out if families can donate for our snack time. Thank you to the families who have!

Have a great week!

Best,

Ms. St. Louis

Kinder News Week 28

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Hi Families!

Here’s what we have going on this week!

Literacy:

  • Heart Words: “away””by””there”
  • Focus Letter: Ee (long and short sounds)
  • Writing: Informational Writing – Animals!

Math:

  • Addition within 10
  • Patterns
  • Small Group Rotations: KinderTEK, iReady and Teacher/game

Reminders:

  • Reading Logs Please on Wednesday
  • Snacks would be very helpful if anyone can bring. Thank you to the families who have!
  • Meet and Greet– Students will take home a half sheet Monday inviting families to come meet new administrators Cindy and Amy. These will be informal opportunities for families on Wednesday from 8-8:20 and 5:30-6 in the library.
  • Early Release Friday this week!

See you around the bend!

Ms. St. Louis

Kinder News Week 27

 

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Welcome back families!

I hope you enjoyed your spring break! Here is our plan for getting back into the swing of things for our last 10 weeks (yikes!) of school:

Literacy:

  • Heart Words: “over””some””no”
  • Focus Letters: Xx and Jj
  • Writing: Story sentences

Math:

  • Addition within 10
  • Game: roll and count
  • Rotations: iReady, KinderTEK and Teacher

Reminders:

  • This Friday is a full day friday, and we will have a PJ stuffie/popcorn party at the end of the day! I haven’t told the kiddos yet, it’ll be a surprise on Monday! Have your kinder wear PJ’s and bring a lap sized or smaller stuffie. I will provide the popcorn. Normal shoes please instead of slippers. 😉
  • Reading Logs are due Wednesday.
  • New administrators start Monday. Amy Halley and Cindy Sainz will be the interim administrators for the rest of the year. Please let me know if you have any questions!
  • We are in need of classroom snacks again please! Thank you!

That’s all for this week. Have a great one and Happy Easter!

Best,

Ms. St. Louis

Kinder News Week 26

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Hi Families,

I hope you all had a great weekend! Here is what’s ahead for our last week before break:

Literacy:

  • Heart Words: “her” “he” “must”
  • Focus Letter: Oo (short and long sounds)
  • Digraph: Th
  • Writing: Captions and Informational

Math:

  • Counting by 10’s and 5’s to 100
  • Writing numbers 1-100
  • Addition and Subtraction within 5
  • iReady and KinderTEK apps

Reminders:

  • Reading Logs on Wednesday please!
  • Report cards went home with students on Thursday. If yours did not make it- contact me.
  • Please do not have students bring individual snacks from home. This is a school policy I was made aware of last week. I apologize for the confusion. All students will eat the snack provided by teacher. Thanks for your understanding.

We have been setting up new procedures in our classroom for smoother transitions in order to maximise our learning time. Ask your kindergartener how we come in from recess to help refresh their memory of what we practiced. =)

Have a great week!

Best,

Ms. St. Louis

Kinder News Week 25

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Hello!

We’ve been talking about kindness and empathy in our class recently, because there have been many students not getting along during cooperative working/learning/play times. If you could talk with your kinder at home about how we can show kindness to classmates, even when there is a problem, you can be reinforcing what is being discussed in class. We tried something called a “compliment circle” last week, and I think it really boosted our spirits!

Here’s what lies ahead for this week:

Literacy:

  • Heart Words: “she” “when” “all”
  • Focus Letter: Reviewing Ii, Gg, Dd and Rr
  • Writing: Labels and Captions
  • Reading: Short i words

Math:

  • Introduction to subtraction concepts
  • Number writing 1-100
  • Ten Frame Games

Reminders:

  • Reading Logs are due Wednesday
  • Please watch for Report Cards coming home with students this week, probably Wednesday.
  • We need a few more snacks for the class please! Crackers or fruit snacks would be awesome!
  • St. Patrick’s Day is on Saturday this year, but have your students wear green on Friday if they would like to.
  • Friday is also HAT DAY!
  • Aaaand Friday 3/16 is also Early Release.

We have just two weeks to go before spring break. Now that assessments are over and report cards are done, we can enjoy the next couple of weeks!

See you around the Riverbend!

Best,

Ms. St. Louis

Kinder News Week 24

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Hi Families!

A Happy Belated Birthday to Dr. Seuss! We had some fun activities in honor of Dr. Seuss on Friday last week- maybe your kinder told you about them! This week is a short one, but we have lots planned as we continue to assess for report cards.

Literacy:

  • Heart Words: “ate” “then” “could”
  • Focus Letter: Dd
  • Digraphs: Ch
  • Writing: Opinion

Math:

  • Adding within 5
  • Comparing/counting 10-20
  • KinderTEK and iReady apps

Reminders:

  • NO SCHOOL on Friday 3/9/18 for a grading day
  • I will be out Tuesday 3/6 for Professional Development- Ms. Wilson will be subbing
  • Please bring in Box Tops if you have them!

Thanks all- let’s have a great week!

Ms. St. Louis