Kindergarten News

Mrs. Koenig's Class---August 31, 2015

News and reminders

  • If you eat lunch with your child at school, only your child may eat with you on the stage. Other school children must remain seated at their lunch table.
  • Be sure your student arrives on time in the mornings.
  • Check O.W.L. folders EACH NIGHT! Important information comes home in these as well as behavior marking in the back.
  • Kindergarten can be a messy place! Please keep a seasonal change of clothes (in a ziploc bag) in your child’s backpack at all times. Aside from many hands-on Kindergarten learning experiences that sometimes get messy, children sometimes go down wet slides, fall down in the mud, or spill their lunch in their lap.
  • Don't forget to label your child's coat and sweaters, lunch boxes and water bottles. If your kiddo is missing something, let me know and I will let them go look for it in our lost and found...OUR CLASS CAN GET COLD..SEND A SWEATER PLEASE
  • Check out the Cross Oaks PTA website at Please join the PTA and help support our school. It would be great if our class had 100% PTA support! Joining the PTA only costs $10. You can download a membership form on their website or pick one up in the front office.
  • Homework will begin the 2nd six weeks of school. Students will have a homework notebook with a short assignment as well as nightly reading homework.

What are we learning?

Sight Words: We are learning our friends names

Reading: Concepts About Print (CAP). How to hold a book; front cover, back cover, title; print goes from top to bottom, left to right.

Writer's Workshop: How to draw a character

Math: counting to 10 forward and backward (with and without objects), How to use Math Tools

Science/Social Studies: Authority Figures (home, school, community)

Special Areas Schedule

Monday- Music

Tuesday- PE




Please remember to wear tennis shoes on PE days.

Important Information

  • Jacket - Our classroom is chilly in the mornings. Please send a light weight jacket to school with your kiddo so they will be comfortable.
  • Water Bottles - Please send a water bottle to school with your student to keep in their cubby to have throughout the day.
  • Snacks - We have a snack time each afternoon. Please remember to send a snack with your kiddo each day.
  • O.W.L. Folders - Check these for important information EACH NIGHT! Your child's behavior for the day will be recorded on the behavior calendar at the back.
  • Tuesday folders - These come home each Tuesday. Remove all papers from inside, sign and return to school on Wednesdays.
  • Spirit Wear Fridays - Students can wear their Cross Oaks spirit wear on Fridays! The class with the most students wearing Cross Oaks shirts on Fridays will get a prize!! Order forms will be in the Tuesday folders.
  • Important Dates

  • 9/4 Homework due (Whooo I Am paper)
  • 9/7 Labor Day (no school)
  • 9/11 Grandparents' Day (more info to come)
  • 9/11-9/18 PTA book fair in the Owl's Nest
  • 10/1 Kindergarten Parent Night 6:30-7:00 at Cross Oaks