Kindergarten Newsletter

Wetmore Elementary School

August 25

Welcome to Wetmore! We made it through the first week of kindergarten! The kids are AmAzInG and we are so excited for this school year! If you haven't signed up for CLASS DOJO, please do! It is a fun way for you to stay connected to your child while they are at school! I send photos, we can text back and forth, and you can see how they are doing behaviorally in class! It is a Win-Win!!

This week we read First Day Jitters and talked about ways we can get rid of the jitters when we are nervous about trying something new! This is a fun book about when school starts and "someone" doesn't want to get out of bed on the first day because she is nervous...well, that "someone" ends up being the TEACHER!! She is nervous about meeting her new class at her new school!

At home you can start practicing writing the numbers 1-10. You can also grab a handful of a snack and practice counting one piece at a time! One-to-one correspondence is a skill that can be challenging. Remind them when they count to touch and pull out each item they have counted (so they don't recount it!).

In social studies we started learning all the rules and songs we will need to know to have a successful year! Maybe you will hear one or two of them this week! Ask your child what song they are singing and have them show you what we do! I kind of think they are getting sick of me singing...haha!

Please send in headphones for your child to wear while on the computers or iPads. Most students prefer headphones vs. earbuds. Earbuds don't stay in their little ears.

Word Wall Words

Words to know: I

Your child will receive new Word Wall Words/Popcorn Words every week! There are 39 words total they will need to be able to read by the end of the year. Please practice reading these sight words as they are introduced so your child will be successful!

Upcoming Events


Sept. 5: Labor Day-NO SCHOOL

Sept. 6: Kinder Orientation 5-5:45

Sept. 8: Picture Day

Sept. 10: Grandparents Day

Sept. 17: Mrs. Wilson’s birthday

Sept. 27: Bike Rodeo 8-11

Oct. 4: Muffins for Mom and Donuts for Dad 5:30-6:15 in cafe

Oct. 4: PTA Meeting at 615pm-4th grade performs

Oct. 7: Early dismissal 12:30

Oct. 8: Mrs. Jackson’s birthday

Oct. 10: Student Holiday

Oct. 14: End of 1st 9 weeks