Week of November 23

What you need to know in Kindergarten this week:

  1. Picture retake day is tomorrow.
  2. No School November 25-27 Happy Thanksgiving!

Daily 5/Literacy: Review of the 9 letters we have learned up to this point.  Word work activities, letter/sound games, rainbow words

Writing: Informational writing

Math: Taste testing apple pie and pumpkin pie/graphing our favorite, number writing, teen numbers

Science: pushes and pulls/if your child has a toy that demonstrates a push or pull please send to school tomorrow.  Toy needs to fit in a backpack.

Social Studies: Needs and Wants/project for needs and wants coming home today.


  1. Now that we have our first big snow fall of the winter season, please be sure your child has snow pants, boots, gloves/mittens, and a hat for outside recess.  Children cannot play in the snow without snow pants and boots.  They will have to stay on the black top.
  2. Please be sure to send winter clothes for your child’s extra clothing bags.  Most children have summer clothes in their buckets.
  3. Trade 10 projects are due December 7.
  4. December book orders are coming home today.  They are due Friday, Dec.4.  If you would like to purchase books for gifts, let me know a head of time and I will not send the books home with your child.  I will set them aside for you to pick up.

Coming Soon:

Leader of the Week

Each child will have a special week to celebrate during the school year.  A note will come home when it is your child’s turn to be the Leader of the Week with all the details for the special week.  I will choose children in number order starting with number 1.

Wishing you a wonderful and relaxing Thanksgiving Holiday!!



Week of November 16

What you need to know this week in Kindergarten:

Tomorrow is a late start.  Students arrive at 9:35 a.m.  Be sure to send in a snack for the afternoon.

Parent teacher conferences are Wednesday and Thursday evening.  We are on a tight schedule, please be on time so others do not have to wait.  There are 2 online surveys to complete.  Please complete the 2 surveys after meeting with me as to not keep others waiting for their conference times.

What we are learning:

Daily 5: Letter H, listen to reading, rainbow words: a, I, the

Math: teen numbers, number book, domino game

Science: How things move – push and pulls

Social Studies: We will begin our unit on needs and wants

Writing: informational writing

Upcoming dates:

No school Nov. 25-27 Thanksgiving Break

Dec.1 we will be celebrating our 50th day of school.  I will be posting a sign up genius for items we will need for lessons/activities that we will be completing around the number 50.

Have a great week!






Disguised turkey projects are due Friday.

November book orders are due Friday.

Tomorrow is the first evening for parent teacher conferences.  If you are scheduled, please be on time as I have back to back appointments.  Report cards will be given at conferences.  The first report cards are not sent home, parents must pick report cards up during conferences.

There will be 2 surveys to complete during the conferences.  One survey is a Kindergarten survey and the other survey is a school survey to complete.  You may want to arrive 10 minutes before your scheduled time to complete them.

The Kindergarten survey is anonymous and you will not be identified.  The goal is to find out the experiences of your child before coming to school, as well as what Dearborn parents would like to have available for services and resources for their children.  The link to the Kindergarten survey is below:


You may try to see if you can access the link at home and complete it before conferences if not you will have to complete it at school.

Have a great week!





Week of November 2

Dear Families,

It is hard to believe that it is already November.  We have been busy working hard and also assessing for our upcoming report cards.

A big thank you to our Halloween party helpers.  The children and I appreciated your help in making the party a lot of fun.  Thank you to all parents for supplying all the items needed for a successful party.

What you need to know this week:

Daily 5:

We are building our stamina for Read to Self.  We are currently at 7 minutes and hope to be up to 8 minutes by Friday.

We are working on word work. We have been writing words that begin with the letter of the week. This week we are working on the letter N. I will be introducing “Rainbow Words” (sight words) next week.  I will explain our “Rainbow Word” routine during conferences.

We have been working on characters and settings when reading books.  Please discuss the characters and setting in books that you read to your children at home too!  This greatly helps them in comprehending the story.

We also have discussed how stories have a beginning, middle, and end.  When reading to your child at home be sure to discuss the beginning, middle, and end of stories.


This week we will be focusing on symmetry.  Please send in pictures from nature with your child to school on Thursday.  Please cut out pictures from magazines such as leaves, flowers, butterflies, animal markings (items that have symmetry).  Please cut out pictures and place them in a baggie with your child’s name on the baggie.  We will be creating a class collage.


No school tomorrow, Tuesday, Nov. 3.  Election Day/Teacher professional development day

Family Science Trivia is Wednesday evening.

Friday, Nov. 6  early dismissal at 11:45 a.m.  There is no lunch.  Be sure to pack a snack for your child.

If you have not signed up for a conference, please be sure to sign up on Sign Up Genius.  If you are having difficulty signing up let me know and I can assign you an appointment time.  Conferences are Thursday, Nov. 12, Wednesday, Nov. 18, and Thursday, Nov. 19.

Late start Wednesday on November 18.  Arrival time is 9:35 a.m.

November book orders will be due November 14.  I will send home order forms on Friday.

We are in need of 1 large box of Fruit Loops and 1 large box of Cheerios for a math lesson next week.  We will need both boxes on Monday.  If anyone is able to donate these items to the class, please let me know.

Have a great week!



Updates October 28

Dear Families,

Here is what you need to know:

1. Halloween Party is Friday, Oct. 30 at 12:15-1:30 p.m.  If you signed up to bring an item for the party please be sure to bring it on Friday.  If you signed up to volunteer as a helper please arrive between 11:30 and 11:40 a.m. to help with set up.  You will also need to stay a few minutes after the party to help with the clean up.  Children can wear orange and black clothing with a Halloween accessory such as a hat, headband, wig.  No masks or weapons please!  Your child may bring candy or a favor to pass out during the party.  Items must be individually wrapped.  No loose candy.

2.  Parent teacher conferences are in November on the following dates 12, 18, 19.  Conferences are held in the evenings from 4:00-7:00 p.m.  Each conference is 15 minutes long.  If you did not sign up for a conference during open house, please contact me to set up a time.

3.  No school on Tuesday, November 3.  This is a district professional Development day for teachers.  Friday, November 6 is a half day.  Dismissal is at 11:45 a.m.  This is a teacher duty day.

4. Pajama day will be Thursday, November 5.  Your child may wear pajamas to school.

5.  Our PBIS celebration for the month of October will be held Thursday, November 5.  Children who had at least 80% of school days (18/22 days) on green or higher for the month of October will be invited to celebrate their behavior achievement with a special snack of donut holes and juice.  We will watch a movie while enjoying snack.  Children who did not meet the 80% will be engaged in a lesson about listening and following rules so that they can earn the reward next month.  They will also create a goal to help them achieve the reward.

I am in need of a few parents to donate the donut holes and juice for our celebration on Thursday, Nov. 5.  We need 4 boxes of donut holes, one large bottle of apple juice, 20 plastic cups, and napkins.  Please let me know if you are able to donate any of these items.

Have a great week!






Week of October 19


  1. All About Me posters are due Friday, Oct. 23.
  2. Book orders are due Friday, Oct. 23.
  3. Please be sure to sign up on Sign Up Genius for Halloween party items.  Our party is next Friday, October 30.
  4. Fourth and Fifth grade is having a donation drive for socks.  It is “Socktober”!  They are collecting new socks for a homeless shelter.  All students are encouraged to bring in a pair of new socks on or before Friday, October 23.

Tomorrow, Thursday, October 22, Mrs. Lauri Chavis will be subbing for me.  I will be in the building working on the pilot for High Scope’s KEA test.  Mrs. Chavis has been a sub in our building for a long time and works well with the children.  They will be in good hands.

Have a great week!