Kindergarten Beach Buddies

September 15-19, 2014

Hello K Families!

We had another fast-paced, learning-filled week in kindergarten. It truly is amazing how far we have come with following routines in just 13 days!

Readers' Workshop

In readers' workshop we have practiced "building our stamina" to read independently. Ask your kinder about our smile face graph we use to track our minutes.

Bus Safety

Monday we enjoyed a puppet show from M&M about being safe in and around the school bus. Ask your kindergartner about rules for the bus.

Fair Haven Farms field trip

We will head to Fair Haven farms the morning of Thursday, October 2nd. We are in need of 2 volunteers for this trip. Let me know if you are you interested. We do have limited volunteer spots so I will go with the first 2 to respond. Thank you!

Razzle Dazzle

I hope you all have been keeping track of your reading at home this week on your orange Razzle Dazzle sheet. Please return this sheet on Monday. A new sheet will come home in the folder on Monday. Let's get 100% on our first week!

Explore Kindergarten Night

Remember, Wednesday, September 24th, we will be having Explore Kindergarten Night. Visit our classroom anytime between 5:30-7:00 to learn more about kindergarten. Your child can't wait to share their classroom with you!

Upcoming Important Dates:


Return First Razzle Dazzle sheet: Monday, September 22

Explore Kindergarten Night: Wednesday, September 24

Homecoming pepfest (wear Red and Black!): Friday, September 26

AES Picture Day: Wednesday, October 1 -- order form coming home on Monday!

Field Trip to Fair Haven Farms: Thursday, October 2

Technology to Share...

CARES videos

You may have heard your kindergartner talking about CARES values. These values help everyone make smart choices at AES. The letters stand for cooperation, assertion, respect, empathy, and self control. Our school has created a YouTube channel with videos about using these values throughout our school. The kindergartners LOVE to watch them since the stars of the video are AES kids AND the Annandale Cardinal! Check out the channel and watch some videos with your kids!

AES CARES Channel

iPad Apps

LetterSchool is a quality handwriting app that is FUN and helps kids learn the best way to write letters. We'll be begin using this app soon!

Winter Gear...

Cold weather is approaching! Now is a great time to be sure your child can independently TIE, ZIP, and SNAP shoes and clothes. A sincere thank you for your help with this!
Next week we will finish our apple unit and read more stories about using our CARES values. We are looking forward to Friday's homecoming pepfest. Remember to wear black and red!!

Wishing you peace

and everything good,

Katie