Ms. O'Quin's Class

Week of 3.21.16

Weekly Newsletter & Calendar

Please click here for our weekly Kindergarten newsletter.

Click here for our March calendar.

No School on Friday, March 25th

Zoo Field Trip - April 28th

We will be taking our annual Kindergarten trip to the Dallas Zoo on Thursday, April 28th. Parents are needed to chaperon. Please make sure you have filled out the GISD volunteer form found by clicking here.


The field trip permission form and $8 is due prior to Wednesday, April 27th. Please return these ASAP. A copy of the permission form can be found here.

Reading at Home!

Now that the Read to Succeed program has ended I will be sending home leveled readers with your child each week. Reading this with your child each night will greatly improve their fluency and reading skills. If your child can fluently read the book on Friday they will receive a star on their Super Improver Card.

Volunteers (Including Field Trips & Parties)

With the new year the district has made some modifications to the volunteer process. With the new modifications anyone wishing to volunteer after February 1st 2016 must apply online and have their background check cleared prior to volunteering. This can take approximately 5-7 business days.

The kindergarten team would love if you would apply now so that when you would like to come volunteer at our class parties or any school event you are ready to go! If you do not have access to a computer you may come to the front office and they will help you complete the application. If you have any further questions you may ask the front office.

www.garlandisd.net/volunteer/apply.asp

This week in Kindergarten...

Reading:

  • Poetry
  • Rhythm
  • Rhyme
  • Count Phonemes
  • Manipulate Medial Vowel
  • Decode CVCC Words
  • Introduce Strokes and Line Placement
  • for Vv and Xx on Lined Paper
  • Adjectives
  • Write a Short Poem (Rhyming Couplet)
Math:
  • 2-D Shapes
Science:
  • Animals in Spring
Social Studies:
  • Oh the Places We Will Go

Sight Words

Several students are doing a great job practicing their words at home! It definitely shows on our weekly tests! If you're not practicing EVERY NIGHT please begin to do so.

Classroom Information

Water Bottle: Students are encouraged to bring a SPILL PROOF water bottle with them to school each day.

Extra Clothes: Please make sure your child has an extra change of clothes in their backpack each day in case of accidents.

Birthdays: We celebrate birthdays at 2:15 PM. If you would like to send cupcakes or cookies for your child's birthday, please have them in the office before this time. Please understand, district policy limits this celebration to store bought cookies or cupcakes. No party favors or juice allowed.

Snack Time: Donate to our community snack supply today! Suggestions are: Goldfish, Animal Crackers, Pretzels, Cheez-Its, Saltines, etc.

Box Tops: Please clip Box Tops and send with your student to school! Money from the Box Tops goes directly back to our classroom!

Ms. O'Quin