Miss Vickers' Kindergarten Class

Color Week Updates!

You should have all received your Color Week letter in your child's folder, but just in case it went missing, here are the days for this week:

Monday: Red

Tuesday: Blue

Wednesday: Green

Thursday: Purple

Friday: Yellow

Mrs. Hanna and I are so excited for our special books, activities, snacks, and poems we have prepared for next week! If possible, please have your child wear the color of the day to make it really special!

Parents Needed!

Since we are doing a lot of special centers involving lots of glue, paint, bubbles, etc., for Color Week, if any parents are able to come help from about 10:20-11:00 any day this week, it would be greatly appreciated!

Colors! Colors!


*If you are not recieving the IES Newsletter, The Buzz, you can sign up for it online through the school or district website.

*If you send money for ice cream on Fridays, please attach a note to it with the name of your child to help us keep track of who it belongs to!

*Please remember to bring back library books on FRIDAYS.

*Thank you for remembering to dress them in tennis shoes for P.E. this week!!

*If you are wondering why they have math homework, but no reading homework, it is because we have a school-wide homework policy that they are required to read 15-20 minutes every day.


The, go, I, am, by.....

These are examples of STEPPING STONE words (sight words) .

These are often words that we just have to know. When students come to these words in text they are often hard to sound out. However, if they practice them, it will help them grow as readers. We will have different words every week. I would suggest going and getting index cards. Writing the words and using them like flash cards. Or use post it notes as a game placing them on the cabinet…etc. I can’t express how important these words are to know by sight. Our students read, cheer and understand how these stepping stone words are used in text. Please help your child with these every day.

I would also like you to read with your child 15 minutes a day. Begin to ask them about the characters in their story. Did they enjoyed or didn’t enjoy the book? What was their favorite part of the story? We are discussing these topics as readers and writers in our class.

Here is a link to the Dolch Sight Words that are important for Kindergarteners to know: http://www.dolchsightwords.org/dolch_word_list_pre-primer.php (Start with the Pre-Primer and Primer word lists)