Each student needs to bring in a bag of small marshmallows and  box toothpicks for our math lesson tomorrow.


Spelling test tomorrow.

Talking Zoo animal information page, pictures, and information your child has gathered for the report is due tomorrow.




Dear Families,

Due to MSTEP testing picture day will be on Monday , April 27.

I have one parent volunteer for Wednesday.  If anyone else is interested, please let me know.  The time has been changed to 2:00.  I would need a parent from 1:50-3:15.




Week of April 20

Dear Families,

Here is what you need to know for this week in Kindergarten.

Monday: gym and music

Tuesday: music

Wednesday: gym and book buddies

Thursday: science enrichment

Friday: art/spelling test/library book check out  Please send a box of toothpicks and a bag of small marshmallows with your child today for a math project.

Congratulations to all of our Mini Martian Marathon runners!  What a great accomplishment!  I was there with my 2 boys.  I did see some students and parents.  If your child ran the marathon they are welcome to wear their Mini Martian t-shirt and bring their medals to school tomorrow.

The Talking Zoo Project:  This quarter in science we will be learning about plants and animals.  Your child brought home a blue note with an attached worksheet explaining the Talking Zoo Project.  We did go to the library on Friday and were able to find books for our project.  Unfortunately if your child has not brought back his/her previous library book they were not able to check out a book.  Please return overdue books so your child will be able to take a book out of the library for the project.  If you are not sure if your child has not returned a library book, please let me know.  I do have a list of names with books overdue.

We will be making structures using marshmallows and toothpicks on Friday.  Each child will have to bring a box of wooden toothpicks and a bag of small marshmallows for the project.

Writing Journal Homework Folders are due Friday.  If you need more time to complete the 4 stories, you may return it by Friday, May 1.  The May journals will be sent home on May 1.

April book orders are due tomorrow.

We are in need of magazines and sales flyers from grocery stores for a few science and math lessons. If you have any to spare please send them in this week.

Help needed: I need 1 or 2 parent helpers for April 22.  We have an assembly for the children to attend while teachers have a collaboration meeting.  The time would be 2:15 – 3:20.  If your are available let me know.

Spelling words for this week

-ot Family







Last week the children were very busy selecting a new reading goal on our classroom Daily 5 Cafe Board.  We did not meet for new reading books.  We will be working on reading books this week.  Please be sure your child returns their book bags so that I can work with them on their books.  Books were not sent home this weekend, but many children have not been returning their book bags.  Bags are due back one week from the day I send them home.  For example , if your child brings his her book bag home on Thursday, they need to return it the following Thursday.  Be sure to read the books everyday while they are home and mark it on the reading log in the book bag.

Homework reminder for April

There is no homework calendar to complete.  The children are asked to complete the 4 stories in their writing homework folders, practice math facts on, and read on the MyOn site.  If you do not have computer access please practice math facts and read books with your child.  I have paper reading logs for those who do not have computer access.  MyOn keeps track of your reading so there is no need for paper logs.  Our class can win a pizza party from Mrs. Waddell for reading 1000 books.  Happy Reading!


Upcoming Dates – Mark your calendars

May 8 – Mother’s Day Tea Party @ 2:30 in our classroom.

May 28 – Field trip to Kensington Metro Park Nature and Farm Center.  We are in need of chaperones and we will be taking a bus for this field trip.  The note with all the information will be coming home this week.

Thanks for your help and support!

Have a great Week!



Spelling words for this week

The -it family







Spelling test will be Friday.

Week of April 13

What you need to know for this week in Kindergarten.

Monday – gym and music class

Tuesday – music class.  Kindergarten Round -Up at 6:30 p.m.  If you have a child or know of someone who will be entering Kindergarten next year, please be sure to attend the round-up meeting or pass the word.

Wednesday – gym class

Thursday – science enrichment

Friday – art class.

I will be sending book orders home tomorrow.  I have changed the due date to Monday, April 20.

Mini Martian Marathon is this Saturday, April 18 at noon. The race will take place at Ford Field in West Dearborn.

Moms, please mark your calendar for Friday, May 8th.  My students will be hosting a special Mother’s day celebration for you at 2:30 p.m. in our classroom.

April homework will be writing journals that were sent home the week prior to break.  Please be sure to read the leveled books that are sent home along with the rainbow words.  I am also asking that your child practices his/her math facts on 2-3 times a week and reads books on

Thank you to all parent helpers who helped at our Spring Party and all parents for donating the party supplies.  The children and I appreciate you!

Have a great week!

Items for the Spring Party still needed

Dear Families,

We are in need of the following items for the party on Thursday:

4 packages (6 count each) of chocolate bunnies

1 package of cheese cubes

2 packages of Spring stickers

2 rolls of clear contact paper

Thank you for your help.



P.S.  Please be sure to sign and send back the goldenrod report card envelope to school.  The report card is for you to keep.

March Homework Calendar

Dear Families,

I apologize that I must not have sent home a March homework calendar.  Please just return the writing journal folders with the completed writing assignments.

Thank you,


Week of March 30

Dear Families,

What you need to know for Kindergarten this week.

Monday – gym and music class.  Be sure to wear gym shoes.  The children cannot participate in gym activities without gym shoes.  12 pre-filled plastic eggs are due by Wednesday for our egg hunt which takes place on Thursday.  Please be sure to return your child’s writing homework folder.  They were due last Friday (March 27).  I need them for April’s writing journals.

Tuesday – music class.  March homework calendars are due.

Wednesday – Gym class.  Wear your gym shoes.  12 pre-filled plastic egg are due today.  Extra eggs are welcome too!

Thursday – science enrichment.  Spelling test will be today.  We will be celebrating Spring today.  Our party is at 2:00 p.m. in the cafeteria.  Parent volunteers please arrive at 1:30 p.m. for set up.  Mrs. Rogers will be subbing in the morning for me.  A group of teachers and I will be observing “A Leader in Me” school in Livonia.  I will be back after lunch.  Party items are due today.

Friday – no school .  Spring Break begins!  Have a wonderful break!  School resumes on Monday, April 13.


Spelling words -en family







The test will be Thursday.  Please be sure to study the words with your child.

Have a great week!


Report Cards

Report cards are in your child’s folder.  Be sure to sign and return the envelope to school.  The report card is for you to keep.

Have a nice evening.


Week of March 23

What you need to know this week in Kindergarten.

Monday – Gym and music class.  Be sure to wear gym shoes.

Tuesday – I will be attending a district math meeting today.  Mrs. Chavis will be subbing.  Music class this afternoon.

Wednesday – Gym class.  Wear tennis shoes.

Thursday – Science enrichment class.  Evening parent/teacher conferences.  I have already contacted those who I need to meet with.

Friday – Art class.  Remember to return your library books.  We have book check out this afternoon.  Popcorn sale.  March writing homework folders are due today.


Reminders and Updates

1.  We will begin to practice math facts on a website called this week.  The children will be practicing in the computer lab and in the classroom.  I will be sending home a note that has information to log-in at home for home practice.  I am asking that the children practice at home 2-3 times a week.

2. On the Dearborn Schools website under “student resources” there is a NWEA test practice for your child to use.  Please take advantage of this extra practice to help your child practice for the next test in May.  If anything, it is helpful with helping your child understand how to use the mouse and how to answer the questions with the mouse.  You would click on the K-2 practice section.

3. We will be having our Spring Party on Thursday, April 2.  The time is 2:00-3:15 p.m.  I will be creating a sign up genius for items needed, as well as, parent volunteers.   Parent volunteers will be needed at 1:30 p.m. to help set up for the party.  We will be having an egg hunt.  Each child is asked to bring in 12 PRE-FILLED eggs for the egg hunt and a basket or plastic bucket to collect their eggs for the egg hunt.  The eggs are due by Wednesday, April 1.

4.  Some children have been wearing cologne and perfume to school.  Due to allergies and asthma issues, please be sure your child does not wear cologne and perfume to school.  Thank you for your understanding in this matter.

5.  Please remember to send in a daily snack for your child.

Have a great week!