Back to School Night on Thursday!

What a great week!  We had fun learning sight words, new poems and songs, making a heart map of writing ideas, ordinal numbers and how to be a good citizen.

If you have not sent in your payment for Young Scientist, you should have received an email from me on Friday.  Unfortunately there was an error in the due date and all money must be received by Tuesday, September 17.  Thank you for taking the time to return your child’s permission slip and payment.  Payment can also be made on line.

This week we will begin our language centers.  Please talk with your child about how important it is to work quietly at these centers.  I will be testing children to determine their reading level.

This week we will learn about the following:

Language: rhyming,  identifying vowels and consonants, using adjectives in our writing and sight words

Math: ordinal numbers, plane figures (circle, square, triangle, rectangle) and strategies to add and subtract zero from a number

Social Studies:  Diversity and traditions

Help support our kindergarten friends as they learn their colors!  Wear the following colors:

Monday – Red

Tuesday – Pink

Wednesday – Purple

Thursday – Black and White

Friday – Rainbow

Important Dates:

Thursday, September 19 – Back to School Night 6:15 – 8:00

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Second Week of School is Here!!!!

What a great first week!  We all worked hard to learn names, rules and expectations!  The kids were great and we had lots of fun!  We worked hard to set our class goals for how to treat others so that we can all learn at school.  I will send home a copy of our goals in an email later.

On Friday, I sent home a copy of the last page of the Code of Conduct.  A link was sent on Thursday by email for you to view.    https://henricoschools.us/wp-content/uploads/CodeofStudentConduct.pdf

It is Please review the Code of Conduct with your child and sign and return the sheet.

Kindergarten students are learning their colors.  If you can support them, please wear these colors on the following days:

 

  • Mon., 9/9 – Kg color of the day is BROWN
  • Tues., 9/10 – Kg color of the day if BLUE
  • Wed., 9/11 – Kg color of the day is YELLOW
  • Thurs., 9/12 – Kg color of the day is ORANGE
  • Fri., 9/13 – Kg color of the day is GREEN

 

I will be sending home Volunteer Forms to some parents.  Please complete them so that  you can attend class functions and field trips with our class.  You must have a volunteer form on file in the office prior to attending an event with the children during school hours.

This week we will learn about the following:

Language:  where to get ideas for writing, rhyming words, sight words, how to choose a good fit book, build our reading stamina

Math:  ways to show numbers, patterns, ordinal numbers

Social Studies:  citizenship, traditions

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Welcome to First Grade!

I am so excited to get our year started.  I enjoyed meeting so many of you on Thursday at Open House.  I look forward to meeting a few more new friends tomorrow!

Just a couple of quick reminders:

  1.  Please return your cub folder with completed forms on Tuesday!  Thanks!
  2. We will have snack every day and we are a classroom with food allergies.  Please refer to the Allergy letter sent home in the Cub folder for great snack ideas!
  3. Please remember that any changes in transportation must be in writing.
  4. Use your child’s cub folder for written communication with me.  You may also email or contact the school with any questions or concerns.  Email: dbbowles@henrico.k12.va.us

I will update this blog each Sunday.  Please check it for important notes and reminders.  It will also include what we will study for the next week so that you can talk with your child about what he/she is learning.

This week we will spend time getting to know new friends, learning what it means to be a good citizen and learn school and class rules.  We will also begin learning sight words, review calendar language and ordinal numbers.

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