Ms. Austin's Kindergarten

Newsletter, March 18, 2016

Dear Parents,

Another busy week in Kindergarten! I need to let you know that our class is doing the Chapel service with Ms. Alfano's class on Tuesday, April 12th. Chapel starts at 8:05 a.m. We would love to have you join us!

I look forward to our conferences that are coming up soon. I have included the conference schedule in this newsletter as a reminder. The students attend the conference with you as they will be presenting their learning.

Lastly, I will be leaving next Wednesday afternoon for Bangkok. I have scheduled a surgery over Spring Break. I should be able to return to work on April 5th and will still be able to do conferences, too. I covet your prayers for safe travels, skilled surgeons, and an easy recovery and healing.




  • Money Cube Game
  • Class Collections
  • Class Number Story Books
  • Marshmallow and Toothpick Shapes
  • Money Exchange Game


  • Fluency- Reading smoothly and with expression. Using the punctuation to help you make the sentence sound right.
  • Comprehension- What was the book mostly about? Can you retell the story? Can you answer questions about details in the story?


  • Working on our Spring Writing Assessment Pieces
  • Editing our work. Checking for:
  1. Capital Letters at the Beginning of Sentences
  2. Punctuation
  3. Vowels in Words
  4. Lowercase Letters
  5. Writing on the line

Bible: The Easter Story

Science: Finishing up our Fish Journals

Learning Centers:

  • High Frequency Words
  • Sorts
  • Math Number Stories
  • Phonics Activity

Handwriting: Reteaching and practicing the following letters: r, n, m, h, b, f, q, and x

Verse of the Week


“If any man lacks wisdom, he should ask God, and He will give it to him.” James 1:5

Wise choices have positive consequences. Poor choices have negative consequences. How is this true when you are doing your homework?

“If you do not have the time to do it right, when will you find the time to do it over?” -John Wooden

Conference Schedule

If your child's name is not on this list, you need to let me know which time slot you wish to have for conferences. Thanks!

Thursday, April 7

8:00 - 8:30 AM Warren He

8:40 – 9:10 AM Sarah Donofrio

9:20 – 9:50 AM Dylan Li

10:10 – 10:40 AM Selina Zhang

10:50 – 11:20 AM Christina Liang

11:30 – 12:00 PM

1:00 – 1:30 PM Cooper Short

1:40 – 2:10 PM

2:20-2:50 PM

3:00-3:30 PM Josie Bishop

Friday, April 8

8:00 - 8:30 AM Brady Clark

8:40 – 9:10 AM Lisa Schmidt

9:20 – 9:50 AM Andy Zhang

10:10 – 10:40 AM Ashlyn Doering

10:50 – 11:20 AM

11:30 – 12:00 PM

1:00 – 1:30 PM

1:40 – 2:10 PM Sam Shi

2:20-2:50 PM Zavier Holbery

3:00-3:30 PM Bruce Wu

Upcoming Dates:

March 25- Good Friday/Easter Assembly

March 26-April 4- Spring Break

Thursday and Friday, April 7-8- 3-Way Conferences

Tuesday, April 12- Our class presents the ES Chapel 8:05 a.m.

May 2- Labor Day Holiday- No School

May 21- High School Graduation

June 8- Last Day of School All School Closing Assembly Early Release Day (11:30 a.m.)