Kindergarten News You Can Use

November 13, 2015

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Events to Remember

Nov. 19:

PTA General Meeting 6:30 p.m.

"Media Madness" - Internet Safety

Nov. 20:

Author’s visit, dental visit, and ornament making day

Nov. 23-27:

Thanksgiving Break

Dec 2:

Kindergarten Field trip to Casa Manana to see Frosty the Snowman. The permission slip is in your child's folder. Please sign and return both pages along with the money to pay for the bus transportation fee. Cash only, please. The deadline to return it is Thursday, Nov. 19th.

Dec 7-18:

Kindergarten GT LEAD testing. Only those who were nominated and paperwork returned by parents will be assessed.

Dec 11:

Making Gingerbread Houses in your child's classroom in the morning. Parents welcome.

Dec 12:

Breakfast with Santa!

Dec 14-16:

PTA sponsored Holiday Shop

Dec 17:

1st grade program at 7:00 p.m.

Dec 18:

Winter class party

11:45 Early Dismissal

Tree Ornaments

We have been invited to take part in the City of Colleyville's holiday festivities. In addition to Mrs. Hockenbrough bringing the choir to the event, BES will decorate a tree with ornamentts made by our Texans. Our theme is "Oh Christmas Tree" as the tree will be decorated with tree ornaments. Students will create th ornaments next Friday, Nov. 20th during school. Please consider donating materials and/or time for making the ornaments. For more information, see the Sign Up Genius link:

Thank you in advance for your assistance!

What Are We Learning?

  • We are trying to remember to leave spaces between our words when we write. This is a difficult concept and will take us time to master. While we're practicing that, we are continuing to use our Snap Words in sentences, listen for the beginning and even the ending sounds in words and write a story that makes sense. That's a lot to remember.
  • After the holiday break, wants and needs is the focus in math as we move into learning about Financial Literacy. Please work with your child on identifying coins: penny, nickel, dime and quarter. By the end of the semester, your child is expected to be able to explain the difference between money earned and money received as a gift and how income is used to take care of wants and needs. Identification of jobs and skills needed for the jobs is an expectation too.
  • Is your child able to count all the way to 100 by 1's? How about starting at any number and counting on by 1's up to 100? Counting backward from 20 is something we continue to work on, too! Practice at home helps!
  • Reading folders have been sent home. Your child is expected to be reading daily. Please record the books read on the reading log. Your child's teacher sent home the expectations for the reading homework.
  • In social studies we will begin talking about family traditions during this time of year.
  • Ask your child about day and night, one of nature's patterns, and what they learned! Your child knows how to create a model of day and night using a flashlight and at least one other person. Encourage them to show you what they know!

Bransford Kindergarten Teachers

Mrs. Hendry

Mrs. Romo

Mrs. Ryan