Welcome to Kindergarten!!       
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50th Day of School
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Dawn Wright
Kindergarten

Conference Time:
1:00-2:00

Contact:
936-709-1700

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Read for a Better Life
Class News
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Please practice writing name, letters and numbers and  reading sight words each night.

Our Week:
Please read the paper readers that come home.
1. Read for practice
2. Read for meaning
3. Read for fluency (rate of pace)
Reading: Poetry
Word Families: read all paper readers that came home for review
Blends: sh, dr, ch (shop, drop, chop)
            cr, dr, gr
Controlled R (Bossy r sounds) ar, ir,er, ur

Letters:  First and last names
Sight Words: review Purple List and work on Rainbow Words
Writing: Narratives
Writing stories with sight words
Good Writers Can...
   Write neatly
    Use spaces
    Use lots of letters and sight words
    Writes in sentences -uses capitalization and punctuation, uses detail.

MATH
Numbers-reviewing 1-20-(recognizing, writing, comparing and making sets)
Counting to 100
Counting by 1s, 5s, 10's
Number Sense  and Comparing Numbers (more, less, equal to, what's in between), grouping by 5s, ten frames & double ten frames
Money and Data Graphing
addition and subraction 1-10

Science-Earth Day
Social Studies-Pets




Please check Powell Calendar and look for Powell Parent Newsletters on Fridays.
Specials Schedule
Scholastic Book
Kindergarten is on a 4 day rotating schedule
through a 4 week schedule.

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Next Book Orders:
due Feb. 10, 2017

Click on the link below to create an account to order books online.
Class Code:  GTF7X
Looking Ahead
Sight Words
January:
*Science with Ms. Sandy- Jan 23

February:
*100th Day of School- Feb 1
*Boosterthon Kick-off- Feb 8
*Donuts with Divas- Feb 10
*Progress Reports- Feb 10
*Valentine's Party- Feb 14
*Boosterthon Fun Run- Feb 17
*No School- Feb 20
*Oskar and the Big, Bad Bully *Program- Feb 24

March:
*Kindergarten Rodeo Day- March 3
*Spring Break- March 13-17

April:
*Kindergarten Egg Hunt- April 13
*No School- April 14
*Powell CARNIVAL- April 21
Kindergarten Picures-April 28

May:
Kindergarten Park Day- May 31
No school- May 29
Graduation (8:30 am)- June 1
Reception immediately following graduation and then students are released to go home with their parents.

Happy Summer!!!

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Mastered all 35?

Read the Rainbow!





Helpful Information

Parent Partnership
Kindergarten has changed drastically over the last decade.  What used to be an introduction to school routines, letters, and numbers  has now been developed into an exciting and extensive curriculum. By the end of the kindergarten year, your child will be expected to read independently, write a story with at least 3 sentences, count to 100,  add, subtract, and much, much more!   In order for your child to be successful, parents and teachers need to work together.   You can help by reading TO and WITH your child daily, as well as, attending Parent/ Teacher Conferences and Open House.  Together, we can help your child have a terrific year!

Absences and Tardies
If your child is sick, please let me know by email or by calling the front office, if possible.
We are busy learning from 8:05 to 2:50!  If your child is late to school or picked up early, they may be missing important work.  However, we understand that sometimes there are special circumstances that require your child to arrive late or leave early.  You must check your child in or out at the front office.   
 Remember, good school attendance is an important part of  assuring that your child has a successful kindergarten year!   

Changes in Transportation
We try to do everything possible to insure the safety of your child.  If your child has a change in transportation, please send a written note to school with your child.  Emails cannot be accepted.  Without your authorization, your child will be sent home in the usual manner.  Also, your child may NOT be released to any other adult without your WRITTEN authorization.  If there are adults, other than the parent to whom your child may be released , you can include them on your emergency card.

Snack Time
Snack time is about 9:15. Please send in a snack that is healthy and that your child can open or use his/her scissors. Please do not send in anything that is messy or drips, or needs a spoon.

Water Bottles
Since we do not have a drinking fountain in my classroom nor in the hallway, we ask students to bring in a separate water bottle to keep on my counter throughout the day. Please make sure the water bottle is spill proof (no twisiting caps) and has your child's name on it. Please put only water in the bottle- no Gatorade or sodas.

Lunch
Kindergarten lunch is 11:20-11:50.   Lunch is $2.65.  There is a credit card payment system called "My Lunch Money", which can be accessed through the CISD website under "Parent Access".  Directions are included on the links so that you may set up an account for your child using the student's 6 digit ID number.  Cafeteria account balances may be accessed on the Conroe ISD "Parent Access" system.  If for any reason your child does not have money for lunch, he or she will receive a cheese sandwich and milk.  This lunch is not a favorite of any child I know, so PLEASE make sure your child is prepared for lunch.  

*If you are applying for the free/reduced lunch program, please make sure that the appropriate forms are turned in to the cafeteria.  Without the correct documentation, your child will have to receive the cheese sandwich.

Parents are welcome to come eat lunch with your child.  Due to safety concerns, please do NOT take pictures of any child other than your own.  In addition, parents are not allowed on the playground with the students during recess.  

Birthday Celebrations
Birthdays are an exciting time for children.  We would love to help them celebrate!  You may send cookies at snack to serve to the class. (Cupcakes are very messy and often not eaten by the children.) You may also distribute invitations at school ONLY IF the entire class is invited, in order to protect from hurt feelings of those not invited!

Specials
Each day your child will attend  either Art, Music, Computer Lab, or Library, as well as P.Eeach day from 1:00-2:00 pm.  

Homework
Kindergarten is no longer sending home a homework packet each week. Instead your child's nightly homework is to review their sight words, paractice writing their name, numbers and letters taught thus far. Any work not completed in class, will be sent home to finish.

Enrichment
Make a Sentence: Attached is a powerpoint with activity pages for your child.  You may choose the Make a Sentence slide that is most appropriate  for your child's reading level.  After unscrambling the sentence, you may choose the following slide to practice writing the sentence OR to write a story about the sentence.   

Kindergarten Writing Prompts  (Second Semester): We are working on writing stories with at least three sentences.  SPELLLING IS NOT STESSED AT THIS TIME!  Please allow your child to sound out the words the best they can WITHOUT you spelling it for them.  See attchment for more information...Kindergarten Writing Prompts


Recommended Websites: ABCya.com & Starfall.com

In addition, please see the list of rainbow words above.  
Have fun and thanks for your support!


















































 

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