Ms. O'Quin's Class

Week of 2.8.16

Weekly Newsletter & Calendar

Please click here for our weekly Kindergarten newsletter.

Click here for our February calendar.

Spring Parent Conferences!!!

Parents,

It is time for Spring Conferences. Please click here to sign up for a conference. I am required to meet with each student's parent/guardian for a 15 minute conference. We will go over recent test scores, concerns, and progress.


Thank you for investing in your child's education!

Volunteers (Including Field Trips & Parties)

With the new year the district has made some modifications to the volunteer process. With the new modifications anyone wishing to volunteer after February 1st 2016 must apply online and have their background check cleared prior to volunteering. This can take approximately 5-7 business days.

The kindergarten team would love if you would apply now so that when you would like to come volunteer at our class parties or any school event you are ready to go! If you do not have access to a computer you may come to the front office and they will help you complete the application. If you have any further questions you may ask the front office.

www.garlandisd.net/volunteer/apply.asp

This week in Kindergarten...

Reading:

  • Text-to-World
  • Media Literacy
  • Identify Topic and Details of Expository
  • Text
  • Important Facts
  • Count Phonemes
  • Manipulate Initial and Final Phonemes
  • Introduce Strokes and Line Placement for
  • Rr and Ee on Lined Paper
  • Adjectives
  • Writing-Mini Lesson Punctuation and
  • Captions
  • Portfolio Prompt #2
Math:
  • More Addition and Subtraction
Science:
  • Magnets on the Move
  • Spring, Spring, Spring
Social Studies:
  • Good Citizens and Patriotic Holidays

Reading Logs

If you are needing a new reading log, one can be found by clicking here. If your students read 360 minutes by the end of February you get a free Six Flags ticket!!!


All reading logs are due by February 26th to be entered for the free Six Flags ticket!

Sight Words

Several students are doing a great job practicing their words at home! It definitely shows on our weekly tests! If you're not practicing EVERY NIGHT please begin to do so.

Classroom Information

Water Bottle: Students are encouraged to bring a SPILL PROOF water bottle with them to school each day.

Extra Clothes: Please make sure your child has an extra change of clothes in their backpack each day in case of accidents.

Birthdays: We celebrate birthdays at 2:15 PM. If you would like to send cupcakes or cookies for your child's birthday, please have them in the office before this time. Please understand, district policy limits this celebration to store bought cookies or cupcakes. No party favors or juice allowed.

Snack Time: Donate to our community snack supply today! Suggestions are: Goldfish, Animal Crackers, Pretzels, Cheez-Its, Saltines, etc.

Box Tops: Please clip Box Tops and send with your student to school! Money from the Box Tops goes directly back to our classroom!

Ms. O'Quin