I'm looking forward to working with your child this year. Mrs. S is our educational aide and she will be working closely with your child also. Here are some suggestions that will help us work together as a strong team all year long.
School starts promptly at 9:00. Please be on time! Students are released to go to class at 8:50 a.m. If your child is eating breakfast they need to be here at 8:25 a.m. in order to have plenty of time to eat and get to class on time. The breakfast line closes at 8:50 a.m.
Your child should be getting our routine down now. Children need to be able to follow the routines and listen to the teacher. Your child is expected to behave in school. During work time, your child is expected to work (includes coloring, drawing, cutting, gluing, etc.) During free choice center time, your child will be able to make some choices. Most center time will involve activities the teacher selects. Children who don't behave or don't get their work done on time will have less "free choice" time when it is offered.
Your child will be learning his/her legal name, address, and phone number. Please notify me as soon as possible whenever any of the following changes:
We don't have parties in the classroom but you are welcome to pass out cupcakes at lunch time (11:20) or if you are unable to be here, we will gladly pass them out for you.
We work very hard in Kindergarten. The children will learn the alphabet and their sounds, read color words & numbers words to 10, Wilson's 100 Kindergarten High Frequency words, count to 100, name numbers to at least 20, match sets to 0-20, and much, much, more!
Check your child's book bag and Bee Folders daily. Take out the old papers and go over them with your child. It's important to reinforce at home what we are doing at school. Thank you so much for your help! There is also a monthly homework calendar with assignments to do. There may be additional homework in your child's Bee Folder that is not written on the Homework Calendar.
You can practice these skills with free coloring pages from the Internet. Please make sure that an adult supervises homework time – be encouraging and also make any corrections needed on the spot.
We send home weekly updates and information at least once a week by email. Other important school information will be sent home in your child's Bee Folder. Please be on the lookout for updated information.
We place a great emphasis on handwriting. We will be learning correct strokes and letter formations. Proper pencil grip needs to be enforced when using crayons and pencils. Please reinforce this at home, too. Have your child practice writing their name kindergarten style – first letter capital, all others lowercase (unless your child's name is an exception to the rule). A model of the "kindergarten way" of printing the letters was passed out at Sneak–A-Peek.
We will check out books once a week on Wednesdays. All books need to be returned by Wednesday.
Now is the time to make sure that you are correcting your child's improper grammar and speech. This will really help us in the classroom. Model the correct sound or whatever the problem area may be. This needs to be corrected as quickly as possible so that it does not become a hard habit to break. These errors can affect their writing, spelling and future standardized tests. Examples:
Thank you so much for your diligence and patience with this part of growing up.
There are good sites that the children will have access to at home found in our Independent Learning & Homework Help pages. However, please note that it will be more beneficial if you sit alongside them as they work on these sites.
Raz-kids.com is one good site. Each student has a user name and password to access this site. There are different books for the children to read and test to measure their comprehension.
If you have any questions or concerns anytime during the year, please don't hesitate to contact me. I will be happy to schedule a conference or do a telephone conference with you.
Thank you so much for all your help! Together we will make a great team!
Phone: (706) 545-5723
School gets out at 2:15 on Tuesdays, all other days end at 3:30.
Please do not keep checked papers and paper books in your child's Bee Folder more than one week. The weight of these papers weakens and tears the folders apart.
To educate, engage, and empower each student to succeed in a dynamic world.
To serve the needs of Our Military's Children so that they will excel in learning and life.
By June of 2014, all students will solve mathematical tasks and demonstrate their mathematical thinking and reasoning by using problem-solving strategies as measured by the Problem Solving rubric, Terra Nova 3rd Edition Scholastic Math Inventory.
By June 2014, all students will improve reading comprehension using the strategies matching readers to appropriate text and through use of explicit fluency instruction as measured by age appropriate quarterly assessments including the BAS Reading List (K), the BAS Fluency assessment and rubrics (grades 1–5), the Scholastic Reading Inventory (grades 3-5), and the Terra Nova, 3rd Edition (grades 3-5).