Mrs. Thompson's Kindergarten
A place to learn, grow, play, explore, etc. :)
Welcome To Kindergarten!!!
I have had the privledge to teach at Richardson all seven years of my career. This is my third year in kindergarten, however I have also taught second and fifth grade. I love being a teacher, it is truly my calling, however being a kindergarten teacher is icing on the "cup-cake!" I have an amazing family, including my husband Jim, step-daughter Hailey, and 3 little ones; James, Lilly, and Dexter. I earned my bachelors in both early childhood and elementary education through the University of Central Missouri and my MAEd in curriculum and instruction through Baker University! I love the colors pink and purple, going on walks with my family, and if I had a choice, vacationing in the mountains versus sweating on the beach. Most importantly though I love kids and I love school!!!
Meet The Thompsons!
Reading, Writing & Arithmatic (What are we doing in "K"?)
Week of Sunday 5/14
Day 1 - Art
Day 2 - Music
Day 3 - PE
5/12 Friday - Day 3 Wear Tennis Shoes
Monday - Day 1
Tuesday - Day 2
Wednesday -Day 3 Wear Tennis Shoes
Thursday - Day 1
Friday -FIELD DAY - WEAR TENNIS SHOES (MORE INFO BELOW)
**All words have been introduced
**Testing ENDS Friday May 12
that, they, our, what, new
this, soon, eat, saw, want
say, who, ate, there, too
now, pretty, please, under, went
so, must, ride, came, well
good, funny, make, have
one, two, three, four
get, away, find, help
ran, run, out, but
big, jump, with
play, where, be, into
come, here, big, little
new, what (4th quarter words)
my, in, are, said, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, white, black, brown
he, up, no, me, not, yes, has, she, on, and, will, was
down, do, all
I, can, a, go, see, like, to, am, look, at, you, is, we, the, it
I can determine importance
*Naming character(s) setting, events after reading (need for retelling)
*Sharing important information learned from non-fiction text
I can identify informational writing/text
*Classroom language - Writing/text that contains facts (always true)...a writing/text that informs me and helps me learn more
I can create informational text
*Writing information we have learned and putting it into our own words
I can identify numbers 0-31 (out of order)
I can write numbers 0-31 (in order) (no reversals ex. 12 not 21...31 not 13
Fact Fluency - rest of the year
- I can add and subtract within 5 fluently
*Our goal for both addition and subtraction is to know the answer to each problem in 3 seconds orally and 5 seconds when doing this on a written test.
*Our addition practice cards will go up to 10 but our fluency goal is only for problems within 5
I can identify how human behavior affects the world
I can show appreciation
Birthdays - See who we're celebrating with!!!
- Ashley - 10
- Mason - 12
- Brynn - 24
- Brayden - 13
- Brian - 19
- Aiden - 20
Important Events & Dates
15 - All LIBRARY BOOKS ARE DUE
15 - Please Return ALL "Listen to Me Read" envelopes/books and
"We Read Together" books so we can count inventory and use
next year - thanks!
16 Talent Show
18 - Chromebook check-in
19 Field Day
22 Last Day of School/Early Release Day
Home Extension - Always optional and one focus a day is BEST!
Fact Fluency Flash Cards
Number ID and and writing practice to 31
I can practice reading, writing and math over the summer so I will stay “sharp” for next year! Have a fantastic summer break and thank you for all of your support for a successful school year!
"Extra, Extra, Read All About It!"
This is our last blog update for the year :) :( :) :(
Celebrating Ms. Lyndsey
Thank you so much for the wonderful gifts, notes, and pictures. She had no idea it was coming and it was so much fun to see how happy and thankful she was! She is definitely set for her first semester of college and even her first year classroom - if she can remember where she stores her goodies at that point ;)
WE DID IT - well YOU DID IT!!!! Thanks so much for contributing to our collection this year. We were the second place class again this semester BUT we were the overall FIRST PLACE class for the year with over 1000 box tops - woo hoo! We get to celebrate by finishing the year with the traveling trophy in our room and...wait for it...another popsicle party - oh yea! Thank you so much for your support - other kids said they could hear us cheering down the halls (I don't doubt it) ;)
Chromebook Check-In Thursday May 18th
Send your child with their Chromebook AND CHARGER to school on Thursday May 18th. Thanks so much in advance!
Field Day, Friday May 19th
Send your kiddo with:
- already applied sunscreen
- change of clothes (in a bag in backpack)
- water bottle WITH NAME on it
- sack lunch only if they chose it (see past email with names)
No more library!
Please start looking for any books that might have been misplaced t/o the year - they are all due back on Monday!
Of course I'm ready to sleep in (yea right) and clean my house up (doubt it) and catch some rays by the pool (fingers crossed with 3 littles)...however, I am SERIOUSLY going to miss your little ones. This group of kiddos has been so loving, so smart, so funny, and so unique and I am going to be at a loss without them for quite some time next year. Please give them extra hugs for me this summer and tell them I'm always thinking about them - I also expect hugs in the fall :) You've heard it many times before but thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the support this year - it's been AMAZING! I hope you all have a great summer and get some much needed time with your kiddos.
Love Mrs. Thompson
Don't forget - check out our school website for important school information and/or to help you answer any questions you might need to know right away!