Mrs. Hovland's Kindergarten

Peek of the Week

Week 3 News!

It is hard to believe that we are already in week 3. Our classroom is bustling with new friendships, learning, and laughter. I am truly excited for this school year and the amazing group of students in our class. It is my honor to partner with you for a successful kindergarten year.

I will be using this newsletter format to update families weekly regarding curriculum, upcoming events, exciting things happening in our classroom, and technology opportunities for your children.

It is going to be a great year.

Never hesitate to contact me via email or phone. I will check my email three time a day and will get back to you as soon as possible, but no later than 24 hours. If you have an emergency, please call the school and they will direct your call accordingly.

Daily Schedule

Snack 2:15

Lunch: 12:00-12:25

Recess: 12:30-12:55


Specials Schedule

DD1 - Art and Explorations

DD2 - Gym and Art

DD3 - Media and Explorations

DD4 - Computer and Music

DD5 - 3:00-3:30 Physical Education

Wonders

Staying Connected with Wonders

Wonders is our exciting new ELA curriculum! The students are really enjoying the lessons, but there are still questions about how to access the site and view the emails being sent through the ConnectED website (McGraw Hill). I experimented with my own children's accounts and was able to view emails, assignments, and tabs that will be used in the future. The website is VERY user friendly.

To Access:

Go to www.anoka.k12.mn.us and log in using the Lock and Key using the Username and Password that was sent home at open house and again last week, either during or after the parent information night. Once you log on using your student's access codes, then click on the Red MaGraw Hill icon. It will take you to the Wonders website. Take some time to explore what the site has to offer. We are learning together and will continue to discover all of the great options the website has to offer.

What are we learning about?

Reading: Concepts of print (reading left to right, top to bottom, how to hold a book, etc.), rhyme, syllables, names, color words, Quickly identifying letters, differentiate upper and lower case letters.

Writing: Introducing how to write through drawings, labels, beginning sounds. Also, applying concepts of print to our writing and sentence segmentation.

Math: Forward counting 1-31, backward counting 10-1, numeral ID 1-31, domino dots #1-6, measurement, shapes, sorting, comparisons, and patterns.

Explorations: Exploring our five senses, sorting, describing, observing, and comparing.

Social Studies: We are discussing the rules of the school, bus safety, working together, and what it means to be a responsible student.

What Can I Work on at Home?

*Letter ID for both Upper and Lowercase

*Proper Letter Formation - Check out the handwriting link on Wonders

*Keep practicing your lunch number.

*Sight words: I, can

Reminders and Upcoming Events

1. Send a healthy snack to school


2. Please make sure that your child has tennis shoes in their backpacks everyday.


3. Community picnic is 9/22 from 5-7 pm


4. Don't forget to sign up for our field trip to the pumpkin patch in October. Directions can be found in your open house folder. If you qualify and are chosen to go we will take one volunteer per classroom.


5. THANK YOU for the classroom donations, they are greatly appreciated!