Kindergarten Newsletter

Week of: February 27-May 3

Learning Objectives:

Reading: I can identify the topic and details in expository text, retell important facts heard or read, discuss the ways authors group information in text, use titles and illustrations to make predictions about text while learning about Texas.

Writing: I can gather evidence from text. I can use pictures and writing to help with my research.

Social Studies: I can identify and explain Texas symbols.

Math: I can collect, sort, and organize data into two or three categories. I can use data to create real-object and picture graphs. I can draw conclusions from real-object and picture graphs.

Science: I can understand the pattern in seasons.

Health: I can say friendly words.

Kinder Word Wall Bank

with, this, what, do, here, little, look, up, is, go, have, it, love, mom, dad, no, to, we, and, me, my, a, I, see, on, he, you, be, by, come, get, was

Mark Your Calendar:

- Kinder Tutorials- ELA/Reading- Wednesday mornings and Math Thursday mornings from 7:30-8:00 a.m. There will be no Tutorials for the week of February 27-March 3

- Kinder Craft Club Cancelled- teachers will focus on tutorials with students who are in need of additional assistance

-February 28th- Spring Open House

5:00-5:45 K-2

5:45-6:15 PTA

6:15-7:00 3-5

- March 1st- Kindergarten Field Trip to Main Street Theater.

-March 4th- Hook 'n Ladder Fun Run

-March 10th- Literacy Day: For more details please see Literacy Day and Vocab. Parade Flyers in the Friday Folder.

Important Reminders:

- When your child is changed to a red or silver walker, please list who (ex: mom, dad, grandma) is going to meet them at pickup.

-Absence notes- please be sure to send in an absence note on a full sheet of paper- dated, reason of absence/date of absence(s) and include your signature as soon as your child returns to school.

- If you plan to change your child's afternoon dismissal procedure please e-mail Mrs. Haas ( and cc your child's teacher by 2:45 pm.

-Have your child bring a water bottle to recess to stay hydrated.

Field Trip

Please dress appropriately for field trip day. Shorts or jeans , ASE school shirt or a red t-shirt, and tennis shoes should be worn. Please apply sunscreen before coming to school. Don’t forget to bring a disposal plastic water bottle and a disposal paper sack lunch with disposal containers. Please label both water bottle and sack lunch. Please arrive at school on time.

Book Fair


9:00 am - 3:00 pm (Feb. 23 - Mar. 2)

9:00 am - 12:00 pm (Mar. 3)

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Feb. 28, Open House / Book Fair Family Night)

No Name Calling Week


February 27- March 3, 2017

What is No Name-Calling Week?
No Name-Calling Week (NNCW) is an annual opportunity for students to discuss their experiences and feelings towards name-calling and bullying in schools. During No Name Calling Week, we will focus on helping students to understand what you say, and how you say it, can change a life forever.

Let’s Promote Positive Interactions Between All Students and Staff!

Monday- Let’s Put Name Calling to Bed

Attire: Wear Pajamas

Tuesday- I’m Too Bright for Name Calling

Attire: Wear Bright Colors

Wednesday – Living without Name Calling is No Sweat

Attire: Wear sweat suits, sweatshirts, and or warm-ups

Thursday – There’s No Career in Name Calling

Attire: Wear career clothes (nurse, doctor, lawyer, teacher, coach, principal, astronaut, fireman, CEO, etc.)

Friday – We’re Too Smart for Name Calling

Attire: Wear college clothes (t-shirts, jerseys, etc.)

Parent Reader

Those who sign up will read a short 15 minute story to your child's class. This activity will occur once a month.

As a reminder if you would like to volunteer you must do the criminal history check.

FBISD Volunteer Criminal History Application


Continue to read books on Raz-Kids. Monitor your child's reading to make sure they are on the right track and using reading strategies learned in class. Have your child read books on their reading level indicated on the conference summary form. Please read with your child daily and answer the comprehension questions at the end the book. Not all online books will have comprehension questions. If your child has trouble reading their book, please do not tell or give them the word. We would like for your child to be problem solvers and independent readers. Give them prompts to help them problem solve. Please continue to read books from Raz-kids daily and write the book titles in their reading log.

Reading Prompts/ Strategies:

*Did you check the picture?

*Cross check- Did the picture match the beginning letter of the word?

*Does that look or sound right? Does it make sense?

*Read that again.

*Point under the word if reading below level 4 books

*What does “e” do at the end of the sentence?

*Go back to fix your mistakes and reread the error sentence.

Comprehension/reflection questions: (can be done verbally)

Tell me:

Who are the characters in the story?

What is the setting?

Retell the beginning, middle and ending of the story using the words first, next, then and last.

What was your favorite part of the story and why is it your favorite?

Book to Self Connection: Does this story remind you of something you have experienced before? Ex: This book reminds me of..

Book to Book Connection (Text to Text): Does this book remind you of another book? This book reminds me of another book I read..

What is the problem in the story?

Outclass Schedule

Blue- Mrs. Wu

Yellow- Mrs. Barrera

Red- Mrs. De La Pena

Green- Mrs. Nickerson

Orange- Mrs. Philip

Purple- Mrs. Stanley

Gray- Ms. Kinder

Mrs. Vida, Mrs. Pickett and Ms. Wear are our split classes- Please see your teacher's email regarding the color group your child is in for outclass.

Outclass Rotation

FEB 27 - MAR 3

Day 7

Library – Yellow

Art – Red

P.E. (Land) – Green

Music (Parker) – Orange

Science - Purple

P.E. (Link) - Gray

Music - Blue

Day 1

Library – Blue

Art – Yellow

P.E. (Land) – Red

Music (Parker) – Green

Science - Orange

P.E. (Link) - Purple

Music - Gray

Day 2

Library – Gray

Art – Blue

P.E. (Land) – Yellow

Music (Parker) – Red

Science - Green

P.E. (Link) - Orange

Music - Purple

Day 3

Library – Purple

Art – Gray

P.E. (Land) – Blue

Music (Parker) – Yellow

Science - Red

P.E. (Link) - Green

Music - Orange

Day 4

Library – Orange

Art – Purple

P.E. (Land) – Gray

Music (Parker) – Blue

Science - Yellow

P.E. (Link) - Red

Music - Green