Mrs. Thompson's Kindergarten

A place to learn, grow, play, & explore

Welcome To Kindergarten!!!

ABOUT ME


I LOVE kids and I LOVE teaching!

My Belief!

I believe...School is a blessing in so many ways, children get to experience so many new things and then share them with you at the end of both your days! Yes they are getting bigger but each year holds something new to be excited about. Distance makes the heart grow fonder. You will enjoy the time you have together that much more. Be as positive about it as you can, maybe even put a quick note in his/her lunch each day telling your little one how much you love and are thinking of him/her.

Meet The Thompsons!

Reading, Writing & Arithmetic (What are we doing in "K"?)

Week of Sunday 9/18


Day 1 - PE

Day 2 - Art

Day 3 - Music

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Monday - Day 1 Wear Tennis Shoes

Tuesday - Day 2

Wednesday - 3

Thursday - Day 1 Wear Tennis Shoes

Friday - Day 2


Sight words

Introduced: I, can, go, a, see, like


Reading:

- Name the ways to read: read the picture(s), sound out words, read sight words

- Name letters and their sounds (alphabet chant)


Writing:

write letters q, r, s, t, v

write name with capital only at the beginning


Math:

I can sort

I can sort and tell which group is greater / and less

I can inform others that a group is also called a category

identify & write numbers 0-10


Science:

describe and compare daily weather


Social Studies:

I can use good manners (please, thank you, excuse me)

share about myself

be safe/respectful/responsible at school

Birthdays - See who we're celebrating with!!!

September


Lex - 1st

Carson - 25th

Palmer - 27th

Important Events & Dates

September

19 Grade Level Group Pictures

25 WATCH Dogs kick-off 6 pm

29 Field Trip to Paradise Park

Home Extension - Always optional and one focus a day is BEST!

Sight-Word Book

"Lunch" is the title of our second paper sight-word book that came home on Wednesday.


Most have already come back signed. If your kiddo still has theirs please make sure they read it to you, you sign it at the top, and then send it back to school with them so they can clip up and have another book to keep in their book box.


Sight Words

- Practice introduce words (above) nightly using yellow flash cards that came home.

Keep the others in a safe place and integrate them into the pile as I add them weekly to our blog.

"Extra, Extra, Read All About It!"

Paradise Park

Permission slips and $3 are due before your kiddo can attend Paradise Park with us. Some permission slips have been turned in without the $3. If you need to check if with me to make sure you have paid, please just send me an email. Thanks!


Book Orders

Our first book order of the year is in your child's planner folder today. If you would like to place an order please do so by Monday, September 18; I will place the order on Tuesday - this will help to give us a quick turn around. Use the links below to order: Our class code is GYM4Y


Have an account? scholastic.com/bookclubs

New to book clubs? scholastic.com/newparent


Purple Grade Level Shirt

These shirts will arrive on the 18th. We will have the kids put them on over their clothes on the 19th and then we will take the grade level picture. The shirt will then come home with your child that day and we will wear them in the future for field trips and special days.



* LETTER EXPERTS have begun!

Each kiddos gets to be the teacher of a specific letter! Be looking for a green, pink, or purple paper in your child’s planner folder with a baggy and book attached. These will come home with 4 to 5 kids each week the whole month of September. Once the paper comes home check for your child's presentation date. Thanks for following the directions on the paper and helping your child with this homework.


Library

* Students need to return their book on (or before) Wednesday. Thank you helping your child be responsible when borrowing books.


Roadrunner Dash 5K

Introducing the 1st Annual Roadrunner Dash! The event will be held Friday. October 6, 2017 at 6pm, Unity Village. The Roadrunner Dash is a fundraiser benefiting Richardson Elementary. Run, walk, or cheer! This is a fun run, but is also a chip-timed certified 5K. Create a fun team name, register your family, and invite friends and relatives to join your team! You don’t have to attend the race to support Richardson. A virtual race option is available.

For complete race details visit: http://richardsonelem.my-pta.org/

To register visit: www.runsignup.com/roadrunnerdash17/signup


Sharing Calendar

Calendar came home 8/24 - please note your child's day to share


Volunteers

Our volunteer process has changed this year. Rather than coming in for volunteer training, the district has a training video that every volunteer must watch prior to volunteering. If you would like to volunteer in any capacity at Richardson (field trips, Watch D.O.G.S, classroom, library, etc) please visit the school website and click on “Volunteers” under the parents tab. This will take you directly to the video. At the end of the video there is a form that must be filled out giving us record of your training. There is also an option to print the background check form. Once the background check form is complete, please bring it to the school or Stansberry Leadership Center with a photo I.D. If you have any interest in volunteering in any capacity, please complete this process before October 18. Thank you!


Don't forget - check out our school website for important school information and/or to help you answer any questions you might need to know right away!

http://rhe.lsr7.org/

Digital Citizenship

School Language for Home :)


Safe

- carry with 2 hands

- keep all food and drink away

- store at home in a safe place

- only place the device on a hard surface


Responsible

- charge the device every night

- practice logging in often

- bring the device to school every day

- close the lid if you feel uncomfortable and tell an adult

- use only your device

- follow directions given by the adult in charge

- only go to sites with an adults permission


Respectful

- lid @ 45 degrees if an adult is speaking

- wash hands after eating / before using the device

- always have and plug in your headphones

- eyes and hands on your own device

Standards Based Grading (SBG) Tidbits

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The above poster is what your child will see in the classroom and be able to refer to t/o the year to understand how he/she is doing in their progress t/o the different content areas. This poster is here also to help you understand your child's progress as papers start to come home with M,P, or E markings and for when you receive the quarterly progress reports.