Kinder Spark News


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Winter/Arctic Animals

MLK/Multicultural Study

Tennessee- My Home

Close Reads:

Snowy Day

Martin's Big Words

Polar Bears

Bear Snores On

Sight Words:






Blends Boot Camp: wh

Vowel Boot Camp: a_e, e_e, i_e

Phonemic Awareness:

Blending/Segmenting (2/3/4 phonemes)

All letters and sounds have been taught.

Your child should know all the letters and sounds.

At this point in the year, your child should be able to name at least 35 letters in a minute and say 35 sounds in one minute. Please have your child practice this each night using their homework letter fluency page. Also, your child should practice phoneme segmentation.


Complete sentence (subject verb) with capitalization, spaces, & punctuation (?!.)

Adding Detail to sentences, Editing writing


Addition within 5

Subtract within 5

Make 6 and 7

January Dates to Remember

Monday, January 7th- Inservice Day- No school for students

Tuesday, , January 8: Students return from Winter Break

Thursday, January 10: 2nd Nine Weeks Report Cards

Friday, January 11th- Nap Mat Parade

Monday, January 14: Parent Volunteer Training @ 8:00 a.m.

Monday, January 21: No School (Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday)

Thursday, January 31: Early Dismissal

Winter is Here! For Inclement Weather

Now that winter is here, please make note of this important phone number:

Snow Line/Emergency School Closing: 904-3883. School closings will also be announced on the local news channels.

The district notifies all news outlets, print media, updates the district webpage, the RCS Twitter account (@rucoschools), the RCS snowline (615-904-3883) and sends a message to parents directly via phone, email and text.

When schools open two hours late, it simply means the first bell time for each school will be delayed by two hours. So, for example, if your child's school normally begins at 7:30 a.m., the school will begin at 9:30 a.m. on delayed days. The same is true for bus stop times and if the school day is shortened because of weather.

Buses always run when schools begin late unless the county notify parents otherwise.

* Please send a set of winter clothes to be kept at school if you haven’t already done so.

* Please send your child to school with a coat daily, so that we can go outside if the weather permits.

Arrival and Dismissal Procedures

Students may be dropped off in the back starting at 6:45am.

Students may not be dropped off in the front of the building until 7:15am.

Parents/Guardians may not park in the front or back to drop off their child.

Parents/Guardians may only park in the front, if they have business inside the building.

Parents/Guardians may not enter the building from the back of the school. They must check in at the front office.

If a child is tardy, the adult dropping the child off must come in the building to sign that child in for the day.

Students must be picked up on time for dismissal.

New Year's Resolution

This month spend time with your child and help him/her make a list of some things they are going to do in the New Year.