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Kindergarten Newsletter

Meet The Teacher

Hello, my name is Ms. Arias and I am so excited to be part of the Kindergarten team! More importantly I am THRILLED to be your children's teacher this year. This year is going to be fun and full of lots of learning and new adventures and I can’t wait to see what the year has in store for our children. I would like to meet each and every one of you, but first I’m going to tell you a few things about me. I was born and raised in Houston, TX and I am the second to youngest of four. After graduating from High School I attended the University of Houston…GO COOGS! My initiative major was Social Work. But after being around kids for a little over a year in my part time job I decided that teaching was what I wanted to do. I began wanting to teach first grade level. It wasn't until I started doing school observations as part of our pre teaching experience at the University of Houston that I realized how wonderful and fun Kindergarteners are to teach. I majored in Early Childhood Education and couldn’t wait to graduate and start teaching. I have a wonderful toddler of 2 who makes sure keeps my husband and I on our toes all the time. We also have 2 dogs Penelope, our Shi-Tzu, and Toby, a Golden Retriever. I'm really looking forward to meet our children this year!

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REMINDERS!

  • Please check and empty folders daily.
  • Return all important papers as soon as you can.
  • Please remember to pack a small snack for your child each day (it should be an item your child can open independently).
  • Remember to email or call with any questions or concerns you may have.
  • Don't forget to keep sending your box tops to help support our school.

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Curriculum Information

Reading/Writing

Our main lesson focus for the month of March is comprehension of nonfiction texts, identifying signs and symbols in nonfiction text. During this month we will also be focusing on safety, such as: fire safety, car and bus safety.


Word Work: Will introduce the following sight words this month: like, to, can, we, will.

Words we have already introduced: a, I, see, me, like, look, at. Please frequently review these words with your child when reading at home.


The easier your child can identify these words the easier reading independently will be for them.


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Math

We have been sorting objects by color, size, shape, and other distinguishing features.


This month we will make tally marks when counting objects or responses to a question. As we continue to use this skill, students will begin to graph information and analyze the data using words such as greater than, less than and equal to.


Towards the middle of March we will begin our focus on patterning. Students will be able to create and identify patterns and the pattern unit. We will also continue to focus on counting and writing numbers 0-20. Students who are able and ready to count further will be encouraged to do so.


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This week...

Students will be celebrating our Lone Star state, Texas. We will be doing fun activities along with learning new vocabulary and learning some of traditional state songs.


Vocabulary: Texas, Lone Star, Alamo, Bluebonnet, Mockingbird, Pecan tree, Cowboy, Cowboy boots, hat, Cowgirl, Armadillo, Rope, Horse


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