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Transportation changes must be in writing. Please put a note in your student’s Daily Take Home Folder.
We had another great week! We did a great job during our first ever fire drill. We continued to conduct ourselves with manners and self control in the cafeteria. We sang Happy Birthday to Sameeksha! We also reviewed a lot of rules and routines that will help us learn through out the year.
Here are a couple of notes about this week.
Monday – Wear red and/or orange (We’re making up for missing Friday.)
Tuesday – Wear pink. Return all library books so we can get new ones today.
Wednesday – Wear purple. HALF DAY FOR STUDENTS – DISMISSAL IS AT 11:15. We will have lunch at school.
Thursday – Wear black and white.
Back to School Night is an event for parents only. Please arrive in the gym at 6:15. Mr. Eggleston and the PTA have a few things to share with you. Then you will come to my classroom (104) for a presentation that will inform you about our year in kindergarten. This is not the time for a conference with me about your child. Please be respectful of my time and that of the other parents. If I have any concerns about your child, I will contact you before Thursday.
Friday – Wear rainbow colors and shoes appropriate for physical education class.
What a great week we had! It was great getting to know all of our new friends. We learned what it takes to keep us safe and ready to learn. We visited the library, went to music class and physical education class. Coach Le Clair said we did an amazing job in P.E. We felt proud. The first three days of school, I stayed in the cafeteria at lunch time to help students learn what is expected. On Friday, they were on their own. I was so pleased when I came to pick them up and learned that they had two blue cups! This means that they were fabulous for the cafeteria monitors. 🙂 It was a great way to end a great week!
Please send in your child’s BLUE communication folder every day. All notes and lunch money should be in this folder. All money must be put in an envelope or zip lock bag labeled with child’s name, teacher’s name and the purpose of the money.
Please be sure your student eats a good breakfast before arriving at school. We’re still getting used to a class schedule and some students are telling me they are hungry well before snack time.
Thank you for helping your child know what is for snack and what is for lunch. The labels have been great. Snacks should be something that does not require a spoon and doesn’t contain liquid. We will eat snack while we are working. We do not want our snack to spill on our work, clothes, or table. I will not be providing students with spoons or forks.
Water bottles are permitted in the classroom. Please make sure the lids are on securely so they do not leak in your child’s backpack.
In kindergarten we will be learning how to behave in a learning environment. Students will be expected to conduct themselves in a manner that will result in all classmates having the opportunity to learn in a safe and friendly place. Each day, I will put a mark on the student’s calendar. The color marked will let you know how the day went. It is expected that students end the day on the color green. Please sign the calendar each Friday afternoon.
Purple: Great Job!
I made amazing choices today and was a great role model for my classmates! I did not need reminders about how to behave. I tried my best in all that I was asked to do. I was kind to friends and adults.
Green: Ready to Learn!
I stayed focused and was eager to learn!
Yellow: Think About It
I made a few poor choices today and/or needed reminders about how to perform at my best.
Orange: Teacher’s Choice
Even after reminders, I continued to make poor choices. My teacher had me do an activity to help me think about how to make better choices. (Sit and reflect, draw/write about the problem, conference with the teacher…)
Red: Parent Contact
Parent will be contacted via phone or email to discuss behavior.
I can’t wait to meet all of my new friends! It is going to be a fun year in kindergarten at Colonial Trail.
I’ll be updating this blog with some important “Back to School” information soon. Until then, click on some tabs at the top and links to the right.
I’LL SEE YOU SOON!