Mrs. Hensler's Helpful Hints

October 12th - 16th

Open House

Please come to our Open House on Thursday, Oct. 15th from 6:00-7:30! Your child would LOVE to show you projects and activities we have been working on in class. I hope to see you there.

Class T-Shirts

This year we will be ordering class t-shirts for any family that is interested. Shirts will be black with bright green letters. T-shirts will be a Jungle theme to match our classroom. They will say "Mrs. Hensler's Kindergarten Rensselaer Central Primary School 2015-2016 "We're Wild About Learning" Each student will have their name handwritten into the screen print design. Shirts are $9.00 Purchasing shirts is NOT mandatory but a great way to show class spirit and a wonderful keepsake! Please turn in form and money by this Friday, October 16th.

50's Day

We are celebrating the 50th Day of School!

Tuesday, Oct. 20th we are asking students to dress like they live in the 1950's. For example "Cool Guys" might wear blue jeans rolled up with a plain white t-shirt, leather jackets and slick back gelled hair! "Cool Gals" might wear bobby socks and a poodle skirt or a high pony tail with a scarf! We look forward to celebrating with your "Fifties" Child!

Pictures on our Class Website!

Check out our class website for TONS of pictures!

Book It!

Each month your child will bring home a calendar style Reading Log. If your child reads for 10 minutes every night and returns the Reading Log at the end of the month, your child with receive a pizza from Pizza Hut! Reading to your child is a wonderful habit to form. This is a great way for you to bond and share your love of reading with your child! Students can also read a book to themselves. They know the 3 ways to read a book (Read the Words, Read the Pictures, Retell the Story). Please let me know if you have any questions or if you misplace your Reading Log.

Gummy Bear Words

Last week your child brought home a letter and pink list of gummy bear words. Please have your child practice reading these words to you. Once your child has mastered the list, sign the bottom of the list and return it to school in their monkey folder. Then your child will be "tested" at school. If your child successfully completes the list they will receive a pack of gummy bears. Then they will get a new list of sight words to practice. This self paced program is a great way to motivate students and master tricky sight words! Thank you for your support!

Extra "GREEN" Recess

Every Friday afternoon, students that have been on "green" all week will receive an extra 10 minute recess. This is a small incentive for those students who are consistently following all classroom expectations.


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Focus for the Week

  • Reading Street Weekly Text: Animal Babies in Grasslands
  • Letter identification & sounds: Pp
  • Amazing Words: calf, cub, joey, grassland, pup, foal
  • Reading Skill: Main Idea
  • Question of the Week:
  • High-Frequency Words: we, my, like
  • Writing: Our Names ***With proper upper AND lowercase letters ex: Billy not BILLY
  • Initial and Final /p/ sound
  • Shape: Hexagon
  • Counting and Number Recognition