What's Kickin' in Kindergarten

September 26-30, 2016

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Classes with 100% participation of student families making a donation to the Felix Fundraiser get a pizza party. AND...the class that collects the highest dollar amount gets a technology item for student use! Thank you to our PTO for always working hard to improve Fairmount Elementary! Let's make it a kindergarten class!!!!!!!
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"Flipped Classroom" Kindergarten Style! - alphabet chart and stretching words - Mrs. Bee

In this video Mrs. Bee will demonstrate how to practice the alphabet chart with your child to help with letter and sound awareness. Mrs. Bee will also show you how we help students learn to stretch words out to hear beginning, middle and ending sounds and apply them in writing. Some of the kindergarten teachers will send an alphabet chart home with a worksheet to practice stretching words out. Thank you for partnering with your child's teacher to help him/her reach their fullest potential in kindergarten.
Quarter 1 Week 7

Don't forget...

We ask that you do not walk children to class. Our students are adjusting to routines and having classroom visitors during the rush of morning arrival is very distracting and disruptive to these routines. Thank you for your support.

Attendance is very important for student learning!

Please try to have your students arrive on time and make attending school a priority. It is good to instill these habits early. You can access the school calendar below or via the FHSD website if you have any questions about school days. Thank you!

PLEASE BE SURE THERE IS AN EXTRA SET OF CLOTHES IN YOUR CHILD'S BACK PACK!

Reading Unit 2

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Unit 2 – A Colorful Time with Rhythm and Rhyme

We are moving right along in our second unit of reading and writing activities, A Colorful Time with Rhythm and Rhyme. We continue learning, practicing and applying letters and sounds in reading and writing activities. Focusing on phonological awareness, students are challenged to listen for rhythm and rhyming words within literature. Concepts of print are taught as students read poems, modeled writing, and informational books. The secondary focus within this unit is color; identifying colors, and reading and writing color words. In writing, students will also use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to retell poems and stories, and learn to apply sight words and color words while labeling pictures and writing sentences.

Wear the COLOR OF THE DAY as we focus on reading and writing color words

Tuesday-Gray day

Wednesday-Rainbow Day!

Letters, Vocabulary, and Sight Words for this week:

Letters:

Week 1: Ll, Rr, Xx, Yy, Qq

Week 2: Aa, Ee, Ii, Oo, Uu

Week 3: Review all letters and putting sound together to make words

Week 4: Review all letters


Vocabulary:

Week 1: rhyme, pattern

Week 2: author, illustrator

Week 3:

storybook - a type of text that tells a story

poem - a type of text with a rhythm that repeats

Week 4: listener, speaker


Sight Words:

Week 1: and, you

Week 2: in, my

Week 3: it, go

Week 4: big, is, me

Math Topic for This Week

Topic 3 will focus on Numbers 6-10. Students will learn how to represent these quantities with objects and how to read and write them as numbers. Students will also learn and practice making ten by combining two other quantities.

Goals for Kindergarten Writing:

All the students are authors! In kindergarten, we learn to write letters, words, and sentences.


Our goals for writing in kindergarten include these concepts:


1. Sketch and dictate to tell a story

2. Write with related sounds (letter, word, label, sentence)

3. Use sight words and spell simple words phonetically

4. Explain that writing tells a reader about a picture or an idea

5. Show that a picture goes on paper in a special spot

6. Show that words that tell about a picture go on paper in a special spot

7. Share writing pieces with friends and with a large group

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Raz-Kids Login by Teacher - click the link below and use your child's teacher login information to access Raz-Kids

Mrs. Versemann - rversemann1

Mrs. Bee - bbeed

Mrs. Olivares - bolivares3

Mrs. Trask - ctrask0

Miss Swalley - jswalley0

Mrs. Hayes -bhayes17

Miss Garner - Sgarner6

Mrs. Stephens - kstephens0

Mrs. Schierholz - kleonhard1

A Note From The Nurse...

The school nurse has identified several cases of head lice within the past few weeks. Lice travels from person to person via head to head contact. They do not jump or fly. A person can get lice from sharing hats, clothes, brushes/combs, bedding, at sleepovers or even out in the community in places like movie theaters. Having head lice is NOT a reflection of a person’s cleanliness or hygiene. While children (and adults) can “get” lice a variety of ways, there are very specific ways that it must be treated in order for it to be eliminated. If you notice head lice in your child’s hair, you can contact your family doctor, pharmacist, or our school nurse for help and ways to treat it. There are also great online resources for treating head lice. For more information, check out these links. http://www.headfirstlicelessons.org/ http://www.cdc.gov/parasites/lice/head/index.html

ABC Schedule for This Week

Monday, B Day

Tuesday, C Day

Wednesday, A Day

Thursday,B Day

Friday, No Specials - Early Release Day

Specials Schedule By Teacher

Versemann: A is P.E., B is Art, C is Music

Bee: A is Art, B is Music, C is P.E.

Olivares: A is P.E., B is Art, C is Music

Trask: A is Music, B is P.E., C is Art

Henslee: A is Art, B is Music, C is P.E.

Hayes: A is P.E. B is Art, C is Music

Garner: A is Art, B is Music, C is P.E.

Stephens: A is Music, B is P.E., C is Art

Schierholz: A is Music, B is P.E., C is Art

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Meet the Kindergarten Teachers -Mrs. Schierholz

Hi! I am Kimberly Schierholz and this is my 4th year teaching! I am currently attending Lindenwood University for my EDS in School Administration. I love teaching Kindergarten because I enjoy seeing the growth my students display not only academically, but as little citizens in our school as well. I enjoy seeing their smiles, hearing their laughter, and watching them learn!

Important Dates to Remember

September 30th, Early Release Day

October 4th and 6th, Parent-Teacher Conferences (report cards will be distributed at conferences)

October 7th, $1.00 donation for Hat Day to support Girls on the Run & Veteran's Day Celebration

October 10th-17th, No School/Fall Break

October 28th, Fall Parties

October 28th, PTO Movie Night and Trunk or Treat

FHSD to Hold Prop Howell Informational Meeting


The Francis Howell School District will hold a Proposition Howell informational meeting for FHSD residents. Those in attendance will have the opportunity to receive additional information and get answers to any questions about #PropHowell.


October 18 – Francis Howell North High School, 2549 Hackmann Rd. St. Charles, MO 63303 at 6:30 PM in the high school auditorium.


More information about Prop Howell is available here: www.fhsdschools.org/community/prop_howell_tax_levy

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