Mrs. Tax's Kindergarten Class

Week of February 14, 2016

Field Trip to The Hop on February 26!

We are headed to The Hop Tasting Room on Haywood Road in West Asheville. We will learn about making ice cream and, of course, get a scoop to eat! The cost for the trip is $6. The permission slips came home today so please look for them in your child's backpack.

MClass Results

Dear Families,

MClass results will be coming home this week. They are state assessments that give information on how your child is progressing with reading and reading skills. If you have any questions, or would like to meet to discuss your child's results, please call and I would be happy to schedule a conference.

February Birthdays

Georgia Hannigan- February 6

Hunter Shanklin- February 17

Other News and Events

  • Thursday, February 18: Family Voices/Community Outreach Night at the Montford Center
  • Friday, February 19: Regular School Day (make up for snow)
  • Monday, February 22: Required Workday
  • Thursday, February 25: Tea & Talk with the Superintendent for Claxton Families
  • Saturday, February 27: Day of service

Celebrating the 100th Day of School!

A BIG Thank You to Parents!

Thank you to everyone who contributed their time and/or goodies to our Valentine's celebration. The class had a wonderful time and I think our parent helpers survived! A very special thank you to Sue (Jonah's grandmother), Scott (Hunter's dad), Liz (Georgia's mom) and Latricia (Tristian's mom) for running the party activities. They also brought in goodies along with Brae (Oliver's mom), Shannon (Sam's mom), Jess (Hunter's mom) and Meg (Juniper's mom)


For the remainder of the year, I will send home a homework packet in addition to the reading log and sight words. It is to be turned in on Friday and there will be 4 pages with the idea that your child completes one every night. The reading log will also change to include comprehension questions. Please get in touch with me if you have any questions after looking through the packet and log.


Please continue to work on sight words at home. There are many words in their homework books that cannot be decoded so they must be memorized. We have an incentive in the classroom. When a student learns 3 sets of sight words, they add their name to our ice cream cone and get a certificate from Kilwin's for a free scoop of ice cream! For each additional 3 sets of words memorized, they add their name to another scoop. We want to see everyone's name on our scoops!