• March 11-15, 2019
    Book-it ends in March.
    Read at home with your kindergartener & return your completed reading log at the end of the month for a Pizza Hut certificate.

    Show & Share this week:
     Something with wheels

    *The building opens for families & students at 7:30 am.
    Breakfast is available after 7:30 am.
    *Students can be picked up or ride the bus after 3:25 pm.

    *We are participating in an attendance challenge.  We are working towards 5 days of perfect attendance to earn a class reward.  Thank you for helping us with perfect attendance!
    *ECFE on Wednesday from 4:30 - 5:30 pm.
    *To celebrate - I Love to Read month & Read Across America, we will cuddle up and read on Thursday, March 14.  Dress comfy and bring a stuffed animal to snuggle up and read with.
    **Full day of school on Friday, March 15.**
    *Open Gym on Sunday from 1-2 pm.  Enter through door #5 by our classroom.

    Next week...
    Show & Share: Something Green

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  • What are we up to?

    Your kindergarten student is provided with a variety of ways to gather knowledge this year.  Here are a few of the programs:

      Fast Forword:  Educational softward intended to enhance cognitive skills of students, especially focused on developing "phonological awareness".  Students use the computer to practice focusing skills, letter name and sound recognition, differentiating between sounds and attending to sounds throughout a word.  

    Accelerated Reader:  AR is a computer program that helps teachers manage and monitor children’s independent reading practice. Your child picks a book at his own level and reads it at his own pace. When finished, your child takes a short quiz on the computer. (Passing the quiz is an indication that your child understood what was read.) In most cases, children really enjoy taking the quizzes. Since they’re reading books at their reading and interest levels, they are likely to be successful. This is satisfying for most children. Best of all, they learn and grow at their own pace.

    Accelerated Math: Accelerated Math is computer software that helps students’ mathematics practice and mastery. Students using Accelerated Math receive individualized daily assignments that challenge them on the skills they need to work on most. Because each assignment is personalized, students can work together toward a better understanding of a math concept without being able to copy from one another.  Students enjoy working on their daily assignments because they move at their own pace and receive personalized practice. With their teacher’s help, students set goals for themselves and achieve them. Best of all, their success makes them realize that math can be fun!

    Type to Learn: Keyboarding software that introduces kindergarten students to the keyboard & learning skills to type more efficiently.