Mrs. James' Kindergarten News

March 18, 2016

St. Patrick's Day Fun!

Important Information

1. Watch Out for Germs!

This past week we have had a handful of students out with various stomach bugs and viruses. Please keep an eye on your child during this seasonal transition. Please remember that if your child displays symptoms such as a fever or vomiting, they need to be symptom-free for 24 hours before they can return to school. Thanks for your help in keeping FSA healthy!


2. S.T.E.A.M. Camp at FSA

Make sure you check out the information Mr. Sener sent earlier this week about the summer camp opportunities here at FSA. This is a fun way to spend a few weeks of the summer learning and exploring!


3. Lunches: Please consider purchasing a thermos for your child's hot lunch. Our students have a short time to eat lunch each day. With all students needing to have items warmed up in the microwave, we fear that students may not be eating enough of their lunch!


4. PLEASE return overdue library books!

Many students in our classroom have library books at home. Please make sure these books are returned to the library! Students cannot check out a new book without returning their book or paying their overdue book fine.


5. **Donations**

We have some fantastic readers in our class! It makes me one very proud teacher! If you have any books at home (especially nonfiction books) that you are no longer using, please consider donating them to our classroom library! I would greatly appreciate any and all books that we can collect to have more for our students to choose from.


Students have the opportunity to earn "compliments" (tickets) for good behavior that can then be "cashed in" for a prize from the class prize box. I'm asking parents to donate any small prizes that would be appropriate for our box. Please no candy or food!


Thank you so much to the families that have been donating! It is GREATLY appreciated!

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Box Tops for Education

This semester the NJHS club is collecting Box Tops for Education for our school! For each Box Top collected, our school will receive 10¢. The homeroom that collects the most Box Tops between now and March 31st will receive a dress down day! Send in any box tops you have with your child from now until March 31st so we can be the winning homeroom :D

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CURRICULUM CORNER

Week of 3/20/16

Math: Continue Chapter 12, Counting on and counting back.

Language Arts:

"One Little Mouse” By: Dori Chaconas, consonant blends with "l", writing complete sentences.

Social Studies: Begin Chapter 4, Family & Culture

Science: Continue Chapter 7, Matter and Mixtures. Chapter test 3/24

Mystery Reader

Starting this month I would love to have some mystery readers visit our class! It could be someone in your family; a sibling, grandparent, parent etc. It would be wonderful to have all parents/families take part of this program during the year. Please limit your visits to once a month so that other families can have an opportunity to be a reader. And lastly, please keep your visit a secret from your child! Thank you so much! You can sign up with this link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0d48aaac23a7fb6-mystery

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Change of Clothes

Please send in a change of clothes that can be kept in your child's cubby. For any reason clothes get soiled, I would like to have a backup outfit. Thank you!

Symbaloo

Symbaloo is an at-home resource. It is a website that has links to our favorite and most used websites during our school day. I have sorted the links into categories for different skill practice, such as: Math, English Language Arts, Social Studies and Science. If you have any other sites that we can add to our Symbaloo webpage, please let me know!

Website Link:

http://edu.symbaloo.com/mix/jameskindergartenclass

Get Connected with the Homeroom App!

The Homeroom App is a great way for me to stay connected to you! It is a completely confidential app that will allow me to upload pictures and videos of your child throughout the school day. You can even comment and save these pictures right to your phone or computer! Here is the link to get started: https://gethomeroom.com/i/ZTXDDF

What's Coming Up?


March 28: St. Baldrick's Donation Dress Down Day

March 29: Pi Day Winner Dress Down Day

April 4-8: Spring Break

April 18: Tellus Field Trip (Grades K-3)

April 21: Earth Day

May 5: STEAM Day

May 9-12: MAP Testing

May 13 – 19: for all grades ITBS testing

May 25: Last Blast Carnival

May 26: Last Day of School/ Award Ceremonies

Mrs. Kimberly James

Kindergarten Teacher

Fulton Science Academy

Serving Advanced and Gifted Students

3035 Fanfare Way

Alpharetta, GA 30009