Ms. Banda Kinder Classroom

Sanchez Elementary School

Dear parents,

I am glad to present myself as your child's kindergarten teacher for the school year 2015-2016. Below are the latest news for the month of March, and as you can see we will be focusing on rhymes and shapes. All subject matter for the month is wrapped up in this newsletter as always - news, reminders, links to help your child at home, and birthdays. As usual I have my contact information and steps to set up a conference date and time: Call during my lunch time 12:00-12:30 pm or e-mail me and I will get back to you as soon as possible. We are getting closer to the end of the year and would love to be able to discuss your child's progress over the year. Look forward to meeting with you all!

Book Fair

Friday, March 13th, 9:30-10:30am

Sanchez Elementary School, Houston, TX, United States

Houston, TX

We will be hosting our annual book fair on March the 13! Book catalogs have been placed in the "take home" folder. Our school willl give away one book to each child, but if you wish to buy more, kindly send the order form filled out with payment.

Help your child rhyme from home! :) GAME

Our children will be working on rhymes! Rhyming is important because it shows the children how language works. It helps them understand that words can share common sounds and common letters. For this guideline we will read the book "Monkey See, Monkey Do" by: Marc Gave and we will go over as a group and identify the words that rhyme. We will then work in partners to identify rhyming words in poems and individually we will work on our own rhyming book. The children will take their rhyming book home and will read it to you, so please expect a bedtime story this week! :)

March Birthdays!


Shapes can help our children develop recognition to symbols and letters. Shapes help children recognize thing such as a stop sign, a ball, and a window. We might not realize it, but we adults also observe and categorize things by their shape. Below is a video that can help your child learn shapes from home.
Sesame Street: Elmo's Shape Adventure - Clip

Highlights from March!


The link below you will find a variety of online books through PBS Kids Webpage. This link also has printable books if you wish to have! Reading with your child encourages them to read on their own.