Laura Sims
Kindergarten
Laura Sims
662.912.1300
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About the Teacher/Welcome Msg

 

Class Schedule

Activity: 1030-11:20

Lunch: 11:30-11:55

Recess: 12:55-1:20

 

Activity Days:

Monday- Library

Tuesday- Music

Wednesday- P.E. -wear tennis shoes

Thursday- Art

Friday- Computer

Wish Lists

We do so many creative learning (at times messy) things in our classroom. We also want to reward our sweet kiddos. Here is a list of things that are needs/wants throughout the year:

  • Treasure box prizes
  • Baby Wipes
  • Laminate sheets
  • Lysol
  • Playdoh
  • AA batteries
  • Magic Erasers
  • Scrapbook paper
  • Ink- For our classroom printer

Links

Starfall Children find this site very engaging. Students can follow  as stories are read to them, and study the alphabet.

http://www.starfall.com 

ABCya

Children are able to listen to short stories that are read aloud to them while following along with the highlighted text. In addition to the featured stories, this site also has many additional learning games.

http://www.abcya.com/kindergarten_computers.htm 

Math

Young learners can enjoy playing math games found by topic or grade, They can play a variety of math games that help reinforce concepts and engage your child.

http://www.funbrain.com 

Announcements

Dates to Remember:

August 5: Meet the teacher 5:30 - 6:30  **Bring your supplies

August 7: First Day of school

 

Daily Folder:

This is very important. Everyday your child with come home with their own daily folder. In this folder you will recieve class notes, classwork, homework and many other things. This folder is also another way for you and I to communicate. In the folder, there will be your child's zipper pouch; In the zipper pouch, we ask that all notes to us, transportation changes, lunch money, field trip info and etc., be place in there.

Transportation Information:

If your child has a change in transportation, I must have a signed note from a legal guardian stating how he or she will be going home.

Snack:

Don't forget to send a snack in a zip-loc bag - labeled with your child's name. You can also send a labeled water bottle. Water only please. 

Lunch:

Lunch for a student is $2.75 and $3.75 for an adult. If your child eats in the cafeteria. Please send money labeled and place it in your child's zipper pouch that is in their daily folder. Lunch links are below. :)

Lunch Menu

My Payment Plus: This is a way for you to pay for your child's lunch online. You will need to create an account via your own e-mail and have your child's MSIS number. If you do not have the MSIS number please ask me for it. :)

 

Focus Stories/topic This Week:  

 

Focus Letter This Week: 

 

Focus Word This Week:  
Please ask your child about the stories that we read each day. Remember to ask who, what, where, why, when questions about our focus story each week. Please ask them questions and have them give you reasons to support their answer. (ex: My favorite character is ______ because_________). Also ask who were the characters and where was the setting. Enjoy acting out the story and talking about what happens in the beginning, middle and end of the story. Please ask these types of questions with any story you read to check their comprehension skills and ability to pay attention to details. This will help their reading skills tremendously.

Language Skills: The focus is on first names, letters and sounds, (identify, name, write, produce sound) how many letters in your name, how many syllables in your name, colors, rhyming words, and ask/answer questions on topic. 

Sight Words: - your child should be able to read all sight words, color wordsand number words by the end of the year. (Parents can make flash cards, write on paper plates,use magnetic letters, play-doh etc. to practice) 

Focus Letter- All letters and sounds 

Color words- red, orange, yellow, blue, black, brown, white, green, pink, purple.

Number words - zero, one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten.

Word families- examples

 og - (dog, fog, hog, jog, log) 

 ot - (hot,cot,dot,got,jot,lot,not,pot,rot,tot)

 ig  - (pig,big,dig,fig,jig,rig,wig,zig)

*You can look at the new curriculum adopted by 48 States by looking at www.corestandards.org/ and also researching www.commoncore.org/free/ click on kindergarten to see each unit and what your child will be learning this year.

Math skills:

We will focus on:

-Counting 1-5, counting objects 1-5, and printing numbers 1-5

-Patterns, shapes ,(3 dimensional and 2 dimensional) sorting,and exploring with math manipulatives.

We are going to have a GREAT YEAR!

Mrs. Laura & Mrs. Lyndsi

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