Ms. Estes' Kindergarten News


Upcoming Dates;

Friday 6/1 Yearbook Signing

Friday 6/1 Class Reward Movie and Bring A Stuffed Animal

6/4 Kindergarten Ice Cream Party 12:00 (details below)

Mon, 06/04 - Thurs, 06/07 - Students Early Release at 1:00 PM

Mon, 06/04 - Fifth Grade Graduation @ 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Tuesday, 06/05 - End of Year Assembly 8:45 AM

Tuesday, 06/05 - Kindergarten Move Up Day 9:15am (Our kids will visit with the 1st grade teachers as I meet incoming Kindergarten students)

Wed, 06/06 - Field Day

Thurs, 06/07 - LAST DAY of SCHOOL for Students

Academic Spotlight!

Dear Kindergarten Parents,

This will be our final newsletter this year. I would like to thank you for your willingness to participate on fieldtrips, in the classroom, and with the many items I have asked to be donated. Our year has been great as each child has made academic and social gains! You have been instrumental in making your child’s first year of school a great one. THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!

Today you will receive your child’s handwriting book, writing folder, orange language arts book, poetry folder, and word study notebook. Please use the remaining pages for practice this summer. I know you will cherish the writings inside the writing folder!! Continued review during the summer is essential to keeping our Kindergartners prepared for First grade. Studies and personal experience show that if students do not review during the summer months they lose A LOT of knowledge. I suggest the following activities to help your child stay fresh with their Kindergarten skills. Please adapt these as necessary to your child’s academic level. An idea might be to put the list on your refrigerator as a reminder.

I will include the high frequency words your child is working on in their report card envelope. Again I thank you for making this a fabulous year! Feel free to contact me if I can be of any further assistance to your child!!! Ms. Estes

-Students should read or be read to daily for 15 minutes

-Students should track basic books and then be able to locate words

-Students should participate in 1 writing assignment per week Students should be able to write at least 3 sentences. Feel free to add to your child’s Writing folder

-Review ABC’s and sounds 1 time per week

-Review Kindergarten High Frequency words 1 time per week. It would be very beneficial for all children to recognize these words before First grade.

-Review 3 phoneme spelling 1 time per week(Example: cup, bed, rat)

-Review rhyming and beginning sounds 1 time per week

-Review writing numbers to 20, counting by 1’s and 10’s, to 100 counting back from 10, addition and subtraction up to 10, and coin recognition 1 time per week

Kindergarten Ice Cream Social

We would like to celebrate a fun and successful year on Monday, June 4th at 12:00 with an ice cream social. Each child is invited to send in their favorite ice cream topping. Each class will also need a large tub of vanilla ice cream, bowls, and spoons. Please email your child’s teacher if you can donate any of these items. We will also need volunteers to help us from 11:45-12:45 that day. Let us know if you are available to help!

Thanks so much!

Kindergarten Teachers!

*We have the bowls, spoons, and ice cream covered. Feel free to send in your child's favorite topping. Let me know if you are available to help! Thanks!