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Lori Mensik - Kindergarten  (Send e-mail)

Welcome Parents!

Thanks for visiting our classroom website. I am so honored to be your child's Kindergarten teacher this year. We have 21 amazing students in our class; 11 boys and 10 girls. We're going to have an incredible year of learning, growing, & having fun! :-)


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!


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


P.E. is every day! Please have gym shoes at school.
Lunch: 11:15-11:35, then Recess: 11:35-11:55


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

ELA:
I can name uppercase and lowercase letters.
I can say the sound a consonant makes.
I can quickly read high frequency words.

Reading:
I can identify the front cover, back cover, and title page of a book.
I can name the author and illustrator of a book and tell you what they do.
I can tell how illustrations and words match. I can retell a story I have heard including key details.

WRITING:
I can use drawings to tell about something that happened in order and how I felt about it.

MATH:
I can count objects and write the number to show how many.
I can write numbers 0-20.
I can say the number as I count each object.
I can understand that the last number I said is the total number of objects.
I can count objects and answer questions.
I can sort objects.
I can make a number that is less than ten by putting together two groups of pictures or objects.

SCIENCE:
I can participate in discussions of local weather conditions to describe patterns over time.
I can ask questions to gather information about the purpose of weather forecasting to prepare for, and respond to, severe weather.

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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. Baud.
 
 

This week in class

Monday
11/12: T day P.E. & Technology

Veteran's Day assembly 9am...wear red, white, and blue!
American Education Day 10:15 - 11:15


Tuesday
11/13: I day - P.E. & Library
*remember to bring in your library books


Wednesday
11/14: G day - P.E. & Art

Erin's Law Presentation in Art Class







Thursday
11/15: E day - P.E. & 2nd step

**HOT LUNCH! (remember to still send a snack with your child)


Friday
11/16: R day: P.E. & Music




 
 

Important Dates

11/12/2018
American Education Week

11/12/2018
Veteran's Day Assembly

11/19/2018
Parent/Teacher Conferences

11/20/2018
Parent/Teacher Conferences

11/21/2018
No School

11/22/2018
Happy Thanksgiving! No School!

11/23/2018
No School

12/21/2018
Early Release Day: 1:50 pm dismissal

12/24/2018
Winter Break Begins! :-)

1/7/2019
Teacher Institute: No School

1/8/2019
School Resumes

3/8/2019
Education Foundation Casino Night

 
 

Downloads List

2019 EF Casino Night Save The Date_REV_FINAL_11_05_18_PDF.pdf [11/5/2018]
Eureka Parent Letter [9/3/2018]
FSP Dine and Donate - Dec 2018.pdf [11/7/2018]
Nov. 2018 Newsletter (1).pdf [11/4/2018]
Oct. 2018 Newsletter (1).pdf [10/2/2018]
September Newsletter [9/3/2018]

 
 

Cool Links

ABCYa - Educational Games & apps for kids!
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Counting Video
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Fun Brain
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Go Noodle - Brain Breaks
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Great Minds
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Into the Book - Practice Reading Strategies
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IXL MAth - Connected to Common Core Standards
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LHS Kids - Check Out Science
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National Geographic Kids
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Number Writing Video 1-5
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Order Scholastic Books
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Pebble Go
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Raz Kids
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Scholastic Book Order
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Spelling City - Sight Word Practice
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Starfall
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Story Line Online - Listening to Reading
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Suessville
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Wixie
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XtraMath
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Zearn
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