Winter Gear

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Dear Families,

The winter weather has arrived.  Please be sure to send your child with appropriate winter clothing.  In order to play on the playground children will need snow pants and boots.  Otherwise they have to play on the black top.  When sending in boots be sure to send in a pair of shoes to change into upon arrival to the classroom.  All children need to have a warm jacket, hat, and gloves.  Please send snow pants in a reusable fabric shopping bag so the children can easily transport them to and from school.

Also, please update your child’s change of clothes.  The clothing they have in their buckets are summer outfits.  Be sure to send in a pair of pants, a shirt, socks, and underwear.  All items need to be labeled.

Reminder, I am at my math meeting tomorrow.  See you on Wednesday.



Week of November 17

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Dear Families,

Thank you to all families who helped with making our 50th day of school celebration successful.  Thank you for all the donations and parent helpers!

I apologize for the confusion on the calendar for the star of the week.  I was hoping to get it started at the beginning of the month, but with all the assessments for report cards it was delayed.  Our star of the week will begin this week.  I go in alphabetical order.  Ameer will be the star this week.  We will not have a star next week due to the short holiday week.

I will not be in the classroom on Tuesday, Nov. 18.  I will be attending my monthly math meeting.  Mrs. Chavis will be covering for me.

This week in Kindergarten

Daily 5

letter of the week: K, rhyming, letter recognition, punctuation marks, informational text, retelling the beginning, middle, and end of a story


focus on number 6, nonstandard units of measurement, adding and subtracting, probability

Science: pushes and pulls

Social Studies: needs and wants, Thanksgiving

Writing: informational writing


1. Trade 10 projects are due next Monday, Nov. 24

2. Book orders are due this Friday, Nov. 21.

3. Parent teacher conferences are this Wednesday and Thursday evening 4:00-7:00 p.m.

Items needed

24 snack size Kit Kats for the letter K snack.  If anyone is able to donate, please let me know.


Have a great week!




Home work Calendar

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Dear Families,

On the November home work calendar one of the activities is to make flash cards for the rainbow list words.  You do not need to send the cards to school.  They are for home use.  Just color in the square on the calendar for the flash cards if you choose to make them.  Please return completed calendars on Dec. 1.


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I hope everyone received my Sunday post today.  There had been some problems with the system with backup issues.  I noticed it finally posted this morning at 10:00 a.m.

Book orders will be sent home this week and will be due next Friday, Nov. 21.  Please make the change on your calendars.

Late Start tomorrow.  School will start at 9:35 a.m.

Field trip is Thursday, Nov. 13.  Please check your child’s folder today.  There is a note with field trip information.

Conference dates Thursday, Nov. 13, Wednesday, Nov. 19, and Thursday, 20th.  I am looking forward to meeting with you and discussing your child’s progress.  Please note that we have only 15 minutes per conference.  Please be on time as I have a very tight schedule.  I want to respect all families and their conference times by staying on time since many have other teachers to meet with during this time.  If you are late we will have to reschedule or I will only be able to meet for the remaining time of your appointment.   On Thursday, Nov. 13 I have to be at my son’s conference at 7:30 p.m.  Thank you for your understanding and for respecting all families.

50th day of School Celebration will be on Friday, Nov. 14.  A note was sent home yesterday.  There is a sign up genius for items that are needed for the party.  Mrs. Nachtrieb and Mrs. Hernandez are signed up as parent helpers for this celebration.

Have a great week!



Parent Meeting

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Dear Families,

There will be a short parent meeting on Thursday, November 13 at 3:35 p.m.  We will be having a quick meeting to discuss next card marking expectations and give you some things to take home.  The meeting will conclude by 4:00 as I will be meeting with parents for conferences.   This is the same day as the field trip so several of you will be here already.  If you can attend the meeting, please respond to this post.  I understand if you are unable to attend, due to work commitments.


Our field trip is Thursday, Nov. 13 9:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.  A note will be coming home with all of the details.

Friday, Nov. 14 is our 50th day of school celebration.  I have posted a sign up genius for items needed.  Children are encouraged to wear 50’s attire if they choose.

Thank You,


Week of Nov. 3

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Dear Families,

This week in Kindergarten we will be working on the following concepts:

Literacy/Daily 5: Letter of the week- M, Read to Someone will be introduced with an anchor chart, Letter/sound activiities

Math: Shapes, number games, positional words

Social Studies: wrapping up our unit on getting along with others

Science: Five Senses/pumpkin activities

Writing: Informational writing/pumpkins


November homework calendars went home this past week.  The date on the calendar for returning homework is incorrect.  Homework is due on Monday, Dec. 1.

I also sent home the sight word rainbow list.  Mrs. Muston and I were going to send them home at conferences but decided to send them now.  Please be sure you are reviewing the words daily with your child.  I will be working with the words in the classroom, but the children still need to work on the words at home too!  Once your child is able to read a list they will color in that line on their rainbow in class.  Once the rainbow is complete they will receive a prize.

I will be assessing each child weekly on their rainbow words.  The words they still need to practice on a list will be sent home on a 3×5 card for you to review with your child.  Once your child can read the word, I ask that you sign the 3×5 cards and return them to me.  I will then assess your child and send home the next word/words to study. Any questions please see me or contact me.

Last call for field trip money and permission slips.  Tomorrow, Monday, Nov. 3 is the final day for collecting the money and permission slips.

No School on Tuesday, Nov. 4.  It is a teacher professional Development day.

Picture retake day is Thursday, Nov. 7.


I am in need  of pie pumpkins for our science activities this week.  I have 2 but still need 5 more.  If you are able to send in a pie pumpkin by Wednesday that would great!  We need 24 individual fun size bags of plain M&M’s for our letter M treat.  Please check your Halloween candy, if you have any to donate to our class that would be appreciated. We need them on or before Friday, Nov. 7.


Have  great week!


Week of Oct. 27

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This week in Kindergarten we will be learning:

Daily 5/Literacy: Letter N, punctuation marks, rainbow words (sight words)

Math: Counting games, number recognition, shapes, 10 frames, graduated order/cardinality

Writing: opinion writing

Science: 5 senses with a pumpkin theme

Social Studies: Getting along with others

Needed items:

We are in need of 2 medium size pumpkins for our science activities.  If anyone is able to donate a few pumpkins let me know.  I will need them by Wednesday.

We are in need of 1 box of Nabisco Nilla Wafer cookies for our letter N snack by Friday.  Let me know if anyone is able donate a box.



1. All permission slips and money for our November field trip to the Ann Arbor Hands on Museum are due Tuesday.  If you will be attending the field trip, all volunteer paperwork must be picked up in the office and returned to the office prior to the field trip.

2. Items for our Halloween party are due on or before Friday, October 31.  There are items needed for the party, be sure to sign up for items on the sign up genius that was emailed to parents.

3.  If you did not sign up for parent teacher conferences (sign up sheets were available during “open house”), please let me know.  Conferences are in November.

Have a great week!

Have a great week!