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Teacher Karyn Hermes - Kindergarten  (Send e-mail)

Welcome to Kindergarten!! I am so excited to start the new year with all of you. Please feel free to email me or call me if you have any questions or concerns.

Please check my web page WEEKLY! I will attach a monthly newsletter to my web page at the beginning of each month. My primary form of communication with you will be on my web page and email. I will update my web page weekly, as well as send important information and reminders of upcoming events through email.

~Take-Home Folders will come home each day. They will contain important notes and your child's school work. Please be sure to check and empty the folder each night. Any notes or information that you need to send to me should also be put in the Take-Home Folder. I personally check each folder every morning.


Our school works on what we call a TIGER schedule . Therefore, our specials do NOT occur every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, etc... Instead, they will fall on a T, I, G, E, or R day. When we have a day off of school, it will not be a letter day. The letters are for days that we are in school only.


Here is our TIGER schedule for the 2017-2018 school year.

T Art
I Music
G Library
E
R Computers

~We have PE everyday from 12:45-1:15pm. Please be sure your child wears or has gym shoes at school each day.

Lunch 11:20-11:40am
Recess 11:40-12:00pm


I CAN statements are simple sentences designed from Common Core Standards. They are written in student-friendly language. I CAN statements break down learning objectives into actions that students can read, understand and perform. In our class, I CAN statements are posted in front of the room and are read daily. This helps students to understand the expectations, become more responsible for their learning and more reflective of their work.

2nd Quarter I canís:

ELA:
I can put letters together to make words.
I can start at the top and read across to the bottom on each page.
I can put words together to make a sentence,
I can leave spaces between my words.
I can name uppercase and lowercase letters.
I can read C-V-C words.
I can quickly read high frequency words.
I can write a consonant sound and short vowel sound I hear in a word.
I can sort common objects into groups and tell you why they belong in the group.
I can tell you the opposite of action words and describing words I use.


Reading:
I can identify the front cover, back cover, and title page of a book.
I can tell you how illustrations and words match.
I can identify real life connections between words and their use.
I can retell a story I've heard including details.

Writing:
I can use drawings and talking to tell about something that happened in order and how I felt.
I can spell simple words.
I can write sentences using Kindergarten spelling which begin with uppercase letters, have spaces, and end with a period.
I can talk and write using correct grammar and punctuation.
I can write my uppercase and lowercase letters.
I can use correct nouns and verbs when I talk and write.
I can use correct prepositions when I talk and write.
I can use more than one sentence to share an idea when I talk and write.
I can capitalize the first word in a sentence and the pronoun I.
I can recognize and name end punctuation.

Math:
I can compare groups of objects to decide which is greater than, less than, or equal to.
I can compare two written numerals to decide which is greater than, less than, or equal to.
I can describe objects by their characteristics.
I can compare objects that have similar characteristics.
I can sort and count objects.
I can describe objects that are around me by their shape and where they are found.
I can name and describe shapes.
I can tell if a shape is flat or solid.
I can describe how flat and solid shapes are alike and different.

Science:
I can plan and conduct an investigation to compare the effects of different strengths or different directions of pushes and pulls on the motion of an object.
I can analyze data to determine if a design solution works as intended to change the speed or direction of an object with a push or a pull.
 
 

This week in class

Monday
February 19, 2018
No School


Tuesday
February 20, 2018
E day: PE

Wednesday
February 21, 2018
R day: Computers and PE

Thursday
February 22, 2018
T day: Art and PE
Theme Thursday: Red & Black

Friday
February 23, 2018
I day: Music and PE


 
 

Important Dates

2/13/2018
Field Trip - Dragons love tacos play

2/14/2018
Valentine's Day Party

2/16/2018
No School - Teacher Institute

2/19/2018
No School - President's Day

3/23/2018
Early Dismissal - 11:25am

3/26/2018
Spring break 3/26-3/30 No School

4/2/2018
No School

5/11/2018
Kindergarten Mother's Day Tea

5/28/2018
No School - Memorial Day

6/4/2018
Last day of school - 11:25 dismissal

 
 

Downloads List

2017-2018 Daily Schedule [8/24/2017]
Around the world Flyer [2/12/2018]
Box Top Sheet [5/25/2016]
Curriculum Night Power Point [8/24/2017]
Hermes February Newsletter [2/12/2018]
High Frequency Words 2017 [8/15/2017]
TIGER Schedule 2017-2018 [8/15/2017]
Words Their Way Parent Letter [12/5/2016]

 
 

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