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Amy Brandner - Kindergarten  (Send e-mail)

Hello, Kindergarten families! I'm Mrs. Brandner (pronounced Brad-ner), & am honored to be your child's teacher! We're going to have an incredible year of learning, growing, & having fun! :-)

We have 23 wonderful friends in class this year: 12 boys & 11 girls.
Thank you for checking our website often for important dates, reminders, I CAN statements, & our classroom newsletter!


*** Take-Home Folders come home each day containing important notes & completed work.

Please be sure to empty folders each night, & send in any info/notes back to me via the folder!

(Please see the Remind 101 downloadable page to sign up for instant text alerts from me!)


*** Specials do NOT occur every Mon., Tue., etc.... Instead, they'll fall on a T, I, G, E, or R day. When we're off school, it's a NO LETTER day.

T day: P.E. & Technology
I day: P.E.
G day: P.E & Library
E day: P.E. & Music
R day: P.E. & Art


P.E.: every day! Please have gym shoes at school. Lunch: 11:20-11:40, then Recess: 11:40-12:00


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I CAN statements break down objectives into learning targets students can read & understand.

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.

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As you know, we're required by the new Erin's Law to provide lessons on sexual abuse and prevention education. In October GP Social Workers will be coming into our classroom to talk about the "Think First & Stay Safe" program. The lessons will cover the concepts of "Using My Built In Computer: Staying Healthy & Safe". In December, the final lesson will be on "Laws Help Protect Me: Kids Have Rights Too!" & "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: Ms. Bilthuis, Mrs. Reiser, & Mrs. Fagan.
 
 

This week in class

Monday
11/27: I day - P.E. & Let's Find Out: Pilgrim Life



Tuesday
11/28: G day - P.E. & Library * Don't forget to bring back your books! *



Wednesday
11/29: E day - P.E. & Music




Thursday
11/30: R day - P.E. & Art

* Flannel Day! Be warm & cozy today in your favorite flannel! *


* Hot lunch! If your child ordered hot lunch, please still send in a snack *


Friday
12/1: T day: P.E. & Technology

* Scholastic Book orders are due online! *


 
 

Important Dates

11/20/2017
P/T Conferences - NO SCHOOL

11/21/2017
P/T Conferences - NO SCHOOL

11/22/2017
Non-attendance day - NO SCHOOL

11/23/2017
Happy Thanksgiving! :-)

11/24/2017
Non-attendance day - NO SCHOOL

12/14/2017
Erin's Law Presentation for our class

12/22/2017
1 Hour Early Release for Winter Break!

1/8/2018
Teacher Institute: NO SCHOOL

1/9/2018
School resumes from Winter Break!

1/15/2018
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day! NO SCHOOL

1/26/2018
Q2 Report Cards Go Home

 
 

Downloads List

Box Top Sheet [8/26/2016]
Brandner Bulletin: November '17 [11/1/2017]
Brandner Bulletin: October '17 [10/5/2017]
Classroom Behavior Information [9/2/2017]
Curriculum Night PowerPoint! [8/21/2017]
Kindergarten No Excuse Words.pdf [8/21/2016]
Number Writing practice sheet [11/12/2017]
Remind 101 sign up steps [9/5/2017]
Sight Word Fun & Games! [10/2/2016]
Star of the Week Schedule! [10/17/2017]
TIGER calendar for this year [11/12/2017]
Troop Donation List & Info [11/6/2017]
Words Their Way - Parent Letter [12/4/2016]

 
 

Cool Links

ABCYa - Educational Games & apps for kids!
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Dr. Seuss presents: Seussville!
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Fun ways to practice sight words!
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FunBrain - Reading & math adventures for kids!
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Go Noodle
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Raz-Kids: Online guided reading program with interactive ebooks, downloadable books, & reading quizzes.
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Scholastic Book Order
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Starfall: Phonics, Reading, & Math Practice
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Vowel Bat - by Shari Sloane
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Zearn! Have fun with math games anywhere!
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