Monday, August 28, 2017
Our first week of kindergarten flew by, and we had a blast! I am so excited for what the year has in store for us. We used our first week to learn new routines, get reacquainted, and go over classroom rules and safety. Now that we got that out of the way, we are ready to dive in and get learning!
This week we will read the book “Have You Filled A Bucket Today?”, This unit will help the kindergarteners learn to work together as a classroom community and to treat others with kindness and compassion. Ask your child if they have “filled a bucket” today!
Reading homework was sent home this morning and Mrs. Tseng and I will begin homework checks tomorrow morning. Please have your child read or go over flashcards a minimum of three times. If your child is in our extended care program, he/she will be starting homework with the teachers in the classroom. However, they should also be doing the homework at home with parents.
SPECIAL FOLDERS AND NEWSLETTER ENVELOPES:
Please empty your child’s special folder nightly. This will show you what we have been working on in class and give you the opportunity to praise and encourage your child’s efforts. If you have notes, money, or permission slips for me, please send it in your child’s homework as this will be seen by either me or Mrs. Tseng during homework check time. Do not send anything to school in newsletter envelopes as they are not gone through (I did check last week as it was our first week).
Each Wednesday the K-4 students along with our preschool friends join in the chapel to learn about God. The teachers and guest pastors take turns giving mini-sermons. During this time a small offering is collected. This money is donated to worthwhile charities such as Doctors Without Borders, local food banks, World Wildlife Fund, and many more. I will remind the kindergartners about chapel offering on Tuesday and I encourage you to talk with your child about where this money goes. Let’s work together to encourage the spirit of giving in our children! No amount is too small!
PARENT INFORMATION NIGHT:
Our Parent Information meeting will be Thursday, September 7 at 7pm. It is important that each child has at least one parent in attendance. I will be going over everything you need to know to make this a successful year for your child. There will be no childcare during the meeting so please make arrangements in advance.
If you have any questions, please send me a note in your child’s homework or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your support,