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    Welcome to Mrs. Mundy's Kindergarten! 
          
     
    This note will be sent home on January 22... 

    We will be making Valentine’s Day boxes on Wednesday, February 6th. 

    Please cover a CEREAL BOX (with wrapping paper, contact paper, construction paper, etc.) and send it to school by Feb 5th. Please leave the top open for the valentines.

    Please do NOT cut a hole in the middle. We will be decorating the rest of the box in class. 

         Our Valentine’s Day Party will be on Tuesday, February 12th. The children may begin bringing their Valentine cards to school on Feb 6th. The children should print their own names on the back of the cards. We will NOT be writing classmates’ names on the front of the cards. Please make sure that your child has 19 Valentines to pass out.

    Thank you!

     

    Notes from the teacher

    Winter is here!!  Please make sure your child dresses for snow (boots, hats, gloves & winter coat).  We do go outside if it is 15 degrees or above, even when it is snowing!

    Please remember to send a snack for your child each day.

    December pictures of our class in action have been posted!   

    Please remember to return library books on Wednesdays!  Thank you :)

     

    PLEASE save cereal boxes for our Valentine's day project.  Before you send the box to school, please cover it with some type of paper (wrapping paper, contact paper, construction paper, etc).  These boxes will be for their valentines.  We will decorate them at school; however, they need to be covered at home.  Please leave the top open, do not cut a hole in the side; the top opening works best.  Thank you!

     

     

    Winter weather is here...please be sure that your chid has extra clothing at school (for puddles, spills, accidents & snow).  If your child still has shorts & short sleeves at school, please trade them for long pants & long sleeves.   Let me know if your child needs help with the trade out. 

    Reminder... We are collecting Box Tops for Education (our school gets money for each box top)!

     

    A Look Ahead... 

     

    January 15-Feb 1:  Community helper unit (If you are able to come to class to teach the children about your occupation, please let me know.) 

     January 21 - No school (Martin Luther King Jr. Day)

    February 12 - Valentine's Day Party

    February 14 - Conferences

    February 15 - No School (Teacher In-service day)

    February 21 - Conferences

     

     
     
    Important Kindergarten Reminders:
    • Please be sure that your child has extra clothes at school for puddles, spills & accidents.
    • Empty your child’s folder daily! 
    • Please remind your child to follow the playground rules, cafeteria rules & bus rules.  
    • Remember to send a small snack with your child each day.
    • Let your child know if he/she is buying or packing lunch  (especially if snack is in the lunchbox and your child is actually buying lunch).
    • BREAKFAST AT SCHOOL... if your child is to eat breakfast at school, PLEASE send me a note to let me know - otherwise, I assume that they have eaten at home -- thanks for your cooperation!!!
    • LUNCH MONEY -- If you are paying for your child's lunch with cash,  please put it in your child's clear plastic pouch in his/her folder, and attach a note to let me know that it is lunch money.  Thank you!

    Thanks!

     
     
     
     
     
    Just a note...
     Due to safety reasons, the children are not permitted to leave school with their parent(s) immediately after parties, special guest visitation, etc.  If you wish to take your child home after any event, you will need to send a note to school and then you may pick him/her up after school in the parent pick line.  This is the policy of all Jackson Local Schools.
     

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    We collect BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION.   Our school receives money for every Box Top collected!!

     

     

     


     

    Word of the day words....

    These are the KINDERGARTEN SIGHT WORDS that your child will be expected to read fluently.  (These are the words that will be assessed this year.)

    I,  see, like, me, a,  red, orange, one, yellow,  green, two, blue, purple, three, pink, brown, four, black, white, five, we, go, six, the, my, seven,  can, and, eight, at, is, nine, are, in, ten, will, he, she, has, was, it, have, to, that, am, of,  you, not, her, his, but, so, say, do, little, play, all, be, here, said, they, with, as, or, for, from, by, had, this, look

     

     bonus words:

    does,  on, went, come, what,  into, new, want, now,  down, out, our, there, good,  under, because.

     

     Reading:

    These are the reading strategies we use in class:

     Eagle Eye - reminds us to look at the picture for clues
     Lips the Fish - tell us to get your mouth ready to make the sounds (tapping out the word)
     Stretchy Snake - tells us to stretch the letter sounds to read the word
     Chunky Monkey - tells us to look for chunks in words - break the word up and look for word families and glued sounds like th, sh, ch, ing.
     Skippy Frog - tells us to skip the word and keep reading, then go back and try again.
     Flippy Dolphin - tells us to flip the vowel sound if the short sound doesn't work
     Tryin Lion - tells us to keep trying!