Welcome to the Kindergarten Home page. Please check back often for news about our class! The children will learn and grow at a fast pace but remember to enjoy the year. Your child will never be at this stage in his/her life again and neither will you. You should find all the information you need to help your child move forward in these pages.
Please check the Assignment list and Announcements.
Please read the notice below. It should answer all your questions.
Our field trip was a success. All had a great time. We especially liked patting the sting rays and sharks (small ones). Thank you to all the chaperones. It was a wonderful relaxing day because of you!
I have a small request. If you took photos at the field trip and are posting them on social media, please make sure you do not include any children from OLV. (except your own) We have a policy not to publish photos of children unless their parents allow it. Some parents would rather not have their child's pictures published and we would like to respect their wishes. Thank you.
Kindergarten will have their next report card at the end of school. Send a note if you would like a conference, if I need to meet with you I will send a note.
Our high frequency words are : I, am, the, little, to, a, have,like, is, my, for, he, me, with, she, we, see, look, they, you, of, do, that, are, one, two, three, four, five, here, from, go, yellow, blue, green, what, said, was. Please practice these words with your child when you can. We have finished learning all the short vowel sounds. This is where children sometimes struggle so whenever you can please go over the short vowel sounds and match them to the letters a,e,i,o,and u. We are also working on consonant blends: sl, cr, nd, st, etc. Your child can sound out words with these blends and short vowel sounds. We have touched uopn long vowels with a silent e at the end of the word so if you just remind them that the vowel says its own name they should be able to sound out those words.
We are working on numbers to 100 so make sure you review the math pages that come home. If your child has trouble writing numbers quickly please have him/her practice writing numbers in order. We are reviewing addition and subtraction. It is important for your child to be able to write their numbers correctly and quickly. If they are not able to do so, please practice writing numbers.
The principal will be giving your child book stacks to fill out as they read. Please try to participate with your child in this worthy activity.
Note that lunch envelopes will be collected on Friday mornings. If an envelope comes in after noon it will be returned. A late lunch order may not be counted by the other school and we have been short lunches. Do not give the lunch envelope to Mrs. Pittman. It needs to come in through the classroom. Put it in your child's folder. If it is not counted by me it will not be entered and you will have to send a lunch from home. If your child loses his/her envelope or I do not send them home for some reason, please put the money in a regular envelope and indicate the choices. Thank you for ,your cooperation!
Library on Tuesdays. Do not forget to return books! Thank you!
Please notice the new link, "Starfall.com" It is a great site that your children can use to practice reading. They can click on the words and the site helps them sound it out. Also, for those still struggling with the alphabet names and sounds there is a whole section on each letter. This is a great site for reading.