What's Kickin' in Kindergarten

January 18-22

Writing Multiple Sentences on Topic

Flipped Lesson (video)

The flipped video lesson for this week is about "informational writing." You will need the paper with this title sent home by your child's teacher. Brenda Olivares leads us through the process of writing multiple sentences on topic using best practices to guide your little one. Check it out! Use the video link above.

Unit 5 - America and Our Community

In this new unit, America and Our Community, students will expand their understanding of their world from their immediate community to the state of Missouri, America and planet Earth. With support, the children will collect information about community helpers to eventually prepare a research based informative writing piece about their favorite Community Helper and after that, write about a place they would like to visit or have visited in the past.

Students will be guided in learning how to ask questions about fiction and non-fiction text through predictions and "I Wonder" statements. We will begin looking at maps to locate places in their community and some symbols (landmarks) in the United States. Finally, they will begin to identify American symbols, including the flag, and continue to recite "The Pledge of Allegiance."



Students will work on Short Vowels.

Vocabulary -

  • vehicle
  • tool

Sight Words...Please make sure that you are completing the Fluency Folder every night and reviewing all 1st and 2nd Quarter Sight Words.

3rd Quarter:

Week 1: all, saw, help

Week 2: out, have, what

Week 3: this, make, so

Week 4: come, or, went

This week's strategy is "Flippy the Dolphin." When reading at home, please practice the following… Read the word with the short vowel sound. Read it again with the long vowel sound. Which sound makes sense? Read it again correctly.

Math Topic 8 - Understanding Subtraction

We will:
-listen to stories about "separating" and "take away"
-use the (-) minus sign
-find differences
-write subtraction sentences

News Flash...Community Helpers Day is next week!!!

We have some special days planned as we wrap up our study of Community Helpers.

Please have your child dress up as their specific community helper next week on Friday unless your child’s teacher has given you a different date for this event. We will make some of the costume items on Wednesday and Thursday as a part of the activities we have planned. PLEASE DO NOT FEEL LIKE WE ARE IN ANY WAY EXPECTING YOU TO BUY A COSTUME FOR THAT DAY. Instead use what you have at home. A little imagination and creativity can go along way!


Are you looking for something fun to do on a dreary winter night? 2nd Grade & PTO are hosting the Winter Movie Night on Friday, January 22nd from 6-8 p.m. We will be showing BIG HERO 6, so get your family & friends together, bring your blankets and enjoy a movie with us! We will have snacks for sale. Water, Capri Sun, pizza, Twizzlers, Skittles, and Rice Krispie treats will be sold, while supplies last. A donation of $3.00 per family would be appreciated.

We hope to see you there!

1st Annual Father/Daughter Dance


JANUARY 29th will be the 1st Father/Daughter Dance at Fairmount Elementary. It runs from 6:00-8:00. There will be snacks, drinks, photos and, of course, music. The PTO is hosting the event and is really looking forward to it! Please see the enews from 1/15/16 to RSVP to the event.


January 18 - NO School, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 22 - Community Helper Dress Up Day

January 22 - PTO Movie Night

January 29 - 100th Day of School (subject to change if snow days happen)

January 29 - Father/Daughter Dance in the Old Gym, 6:00-8:00


Mrs. Bee - Mase B.

Mrs. Hayes - Eva F.

Mrs. Olivares - Brayden K,

Mrs. Stephens - Jessica H.

Mrs. Shierholz - Dylan K.

Ms. Swalley - Anna M.

Mrs. Trask - Mackenzie R.

Mrs. Versemann - Eva S.

Ms. Garner - Logan R.

SPECIALS for the week of Jan. 18th:







The following 2 classes will begin entering their lunch pin numbers the weeks of January 19 and 26th...Ms. Garner and Mrs. Olivares . The children need your support to learn student pin numbers before purchasing a lunch. Please practice with your child at home. It is crucial that you help your little one learn this number! It is quite the process keying the numbers in one student at a time, getting them seated and ready to eat. Your assistance is so very much appreciated!