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Leah Bruinius - Kindergarten  (Send e-mail)

Welcome Kindergarten Families!

I am so excited to have your child in Kindergarten this year!! Thank you for checking our website for important dates, reminders, I Can statements, and our monthly classroom newsletter.

Please remember to empty your child's blue Take Home Folder each day. Purple fluency bags and word rings should be kept in your child's backpacks. We use both at school.

Our TIGER Schedule for the 2017-2018 year :

T Day: PE, Art
I Day: PE, Library
G Day: PE
E Day: PE, Music
R Day: PE, Technology

Lunch is from 11:20-11:40
Recess is from 11:40-12:00

*Please practice the books that come home in your child's purple fluency bag each night.
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I Can Statements for 3rd Quarter :

ELA:
I can put letters together to make words.
I can name uppercase and lowercase letters.
I can sound out words.
I can identify the first, middle, and ending letter in a word.
I can hear, say, and write words that rhyme.
I can clap the sounds I hear in a word.
I can break up words into parts.
I can put together the first sound with the last part to make a word.
I can break up a word into the first sound and the last part.
I can separate and say the beginning, middle, and ending sounds in C-V-C words.
I can add or change letters in words to make new words.
I can say the sound a consonant makes,
I can quickly read high frequency words.

READING:
I can identify characters, settings, and major events in a story (with help).
I can recognize different types of text (poetry, storybooks).
I can retell stories that Iíve heard and include key details.
I can ask and answer questions about key details in a book (with help).
I can ask and answer questions to find the meaning of a word in a book.
I can use the illustrations to tell about a story (with help).
I can compare and contrast what happens to characters in stories that Iíve heard (with help).
I can identify the main topic and retell key details in a book (with help).
I can tell you the connections between two people, ideas, or events in a book (with help).

WRITING:
I can use drawing, and writing to name a topic and tell something about it.
I can improve my writing by adding details with help from adults and my peers.

MATH:
I can show how the numbers 11-19 are made of ten ones and more ones.
I can count to 100 by 10ís.
I can count to 100 by ones.
I can show addition.
I can add to solve word problems.
I can make a number less that ten by putting together 2 groups of pictures or objects.
I can show what number is needed to add to another number to make 10.

SCIENCE:
I can use observations to describe patterns of what plants and animals (including humans) need to survive.
I can construct and argument supported by evidence for how plants and animals (including humans) can change the environment to meet their needs.
I can use a model to represent the relationship between the needs of different plants or animals (including humans) and the places they live.
I can communicate solutions that will reduce the impact of humans on the land, water air, and/or other living things in the local environment.
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ERIN'S LAW:
As you know, we are required by the new Erin's Law to provide lessons on sexual abuse and prevention education. In October Grand Prairie Elementary School Social Workers will be coming into our classroom to talk about the "Think First and Stay Safe" program. The lessons will cover the concepts of "Using My Built In Computer: Staying Healthy and Safe". In December, the second and final lesson, will be on "Laws Help Protect Me: Kids Have Rights Too!" and "Listening to My Instincts: No Secrets".

Should your child have any questions, you may refer to the handout that will be provided to them on the day of the lesson. If you have additional questions feel free to contact a School Social Worker Ė Morgan Bilthuis, Nichole Reiser, and Maribeth Fagan.
 
 

This week in class

Monday
Monday, February 26:
G Day, PE, Fireman Visit
Green Eggs and Ham!! Wear something green!!


Tuesday
Tuesday, February 27:
E Day, Music, PE
Fox in Socks!! Wear your coolest and craziest socks!!

Wednesday
Wednesday, February 28:
R Day, Technology, PE
Wacky Wednesday!! Come to school with a wacky hairstyle and/or wacky clothes!!

Thursday
Thursday, March 1:
T Day, Art, PE, FSP Hot Lunch
One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish!! Wear RED and BLUE!!

Friday
Friday, March 2:
I Day, Library (please return books), PE, Cat in the Hat!! Dress in Red and White! You can wear a fun hat to school as well!!

 
 

Important Dates

2/19/2018
No School: Presidents Day

3/26/2018
Spring Break Begins!

4/3/2018
School Resumes

5/11/2018
Mother's Day Tea

 
 

Downloads List

Curriculum Night Power Point [8/28/2017]
Halloween Information [10/27/2017]
No Excuse Words: Kindergarten [8/24/2016]
Number Writing Practice 1-20 [11/4/2016]
Number Writing Practice 1-50 [11/4/2016]
Operation Gratitude Candy Collection Letter [10/18/2017]
September GP Newsletter [9/1/2017]
Sight Words Quarter 1-4 [11/3/2016]
Tiger Schedule 2017-2018 [8/12/2017]

 
 

Cool Links

AbcYa: Reading and Math Practice
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