Kinder Kiddos

Mrs. Jansen - Room 112

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A Little Bit About Me!

I am a Swartz Creek graduate and love calling this district my hometown! I received my Bachelors Degree, along with my Early Childhood Endorsement, from Michigan State University. I hired into Swartz Creek in 2013 and have taught third grade and now kindergarten.


Some of my favorites:


Favorite Color: Purple

Favorite Food: Apples & Peanut Butter

Favorite Animal: Dog

Favorite Season(s): Summer/Fall

Favorite Hobby: Running

Favorite Subject to Teach: Math

Favorite Restaurant: Panera Bread

Favorite Candy: Reese's Peanut Butter Cups

Favorite Holiday: Christmas and Thanksgiving

Favorite Sports Team: Michigan State or Detroit Tigers

Favorite Quote: "Don't give up. I believe in you all. A person's a person, no matter how small!" -Dr. Seuss

Supplies for Kindergarten

  • 4 boxes of 24 count Crayola crayons
  • Glue Sticks
  • 1 box of Band-Aids
  • 1 box of Ziplock bags (any size)
  • 2 containers of disinfectant wipes
  • 2 boxes of Kleenex
  • 1 bottle of Hand Sanitizer

Specials Schedule

Mondays - Technology

Tuesdays - Gym

Wednesdays - Art

Thursdays - Music

Fridays - Gym


*Library Day is Wednesday!

*Please make sure that each week your child returns their library book either before or on Wednesdays so that they can check out a new book!

Take Home Folders and Behavior Chart

These red folders are used to transport homework, classroom activities, and any other important information to/from school and home each day. Please check and empty your child's folder each night and return it to school with them the next day. Students also record their daily behavior on the calendar in the back pocket of the folder. It is important that you look at this calendar each night and that you initial the day's box and discuss with them if necessary. The different colors on our behavior chart indicate different types of behaviors and reflects the choices a student made each day.

*Each day students start on GREEN, which stands for "Ready to Learn." This provides them with an opportunity to start fresh each day! Based on their decisions and behaviors throughout the school day, a student can either move their individual clip up (by making excellent/role model decisions) or move down (making poor choices) on our behavior chart. Even if a child finds themselves having to move their clip down, they are reminded that the opportunity to move back up is definitely possible! In my classroom, this clip chart is utilized to help students recognize the behaviors they are making, encourage them to make appropriate decisions, and even reflect on those times when maybe we have made a mistake in our actions or choices. We all make mistakes and I feel that if and when a child has to clip down, this visual allows them to identify their wrongdoing but learn that it is up to them to "fix" and/or make those better choices.

Pink - Outstanding

Purple - Super Choices

Blue - Good Job

Green - Ready to Learn

Yellow - Slow Down

Orange - Think About It

Red - Parent Contact

Snacks

Remember to send a healthy snack to school with your child each day! Students may also have water bottles inside the classroom but please no juice or milk! For water bottles, please make sure that it is one with some sort of "spill proof" or closable lid. Some healthy snack ideas include: fruits, cheese stick, pretzels, crackers, granola bar, etc.

Monthly Newsletters

It is important to be aware of upcoming events throughout the school year. I will send home monthly newsletters to inform you and your family of important dates, curriculum information, etc., so look for these newsletters in your child's folder at the beginning of each month!

Important Events - May

May 6th - Popsicle Sale $1

May 7th - Syring Garage Sale (subdivision garage sale) 9am-2pm

May 11th - Root Beer Float Sale $1

May 13th - Pickle Sale $1

May 19th - Field Trip to Rollhaven 9am - 1pm

May 20th - Popcorn Sale 50cents

May 21st - Me and My Guy Dance, at Swartz Creek Middle School, 6pm - 8pm

May 30th - NO SCHOOL - Memorial Day

I-Pad and Tablet Apps for Kindergarteners

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