Ms. O'Quin's Class

Week of 2.8.16

Weekly Newsletter & Calendar

Please click here for our weekly Kindergarten newsletter.

Click here for our February calendar.

Spring Parent Conferences!!!

Parents,

It is time for Spring Conferences. Please click here to sign up for a conference. I am required to meet with each student's parent/guardian for a 15 minute conference. We will go over recent test scores, concerns, and progress.


Thank you for investing in your child's education!

Volunteers (Including Field Trips & Parties)

With the new year the district has made some modifications to the volunteer process. With the new modifications anyone wishing to volunteer after February 1st 2016 must apply online and have their background check cleared prior to volunteering. This can take approximately 5-7 business days.

The kindergarten team would love if you would apply now so that when you would like to come volunteer at our class parties or any school event you are ready to go! If you do not have access to a computer you may come to the front office and they will help you complete the application. If you have any further questions you may ask the front office.

www.garlandisd.net/volunteer/apply.asp

Valentine's Day Party!

Our Valentine's Day party is set for February 12th at 2 PM. On this day we will have a pizza party and Valentine exchange. If your child chooses to bring Valentines, they must bring one for each student in the class.


The cost for the pizza party is $3 per student. This will get them pizza, a cookie, and a juice. Please send $3 by Tuesday, Feb 9th.

Warm Clothing and Coats

Parents,
Our recess time is at 10:00 AM. Often times it is still in the 40s when we go outside. Please make sure your student is wearing appropriate clothing and has a warm coat. Make sure that girls are wearing tights or leggings under skirts and dresses. If your child does not have a coat please let Ms. O'Quin know and we will get your child one.Free play is important for your child's social, emotional, and physical development. Thank you for your assistance in this matter!

This week in Kindergarten...

Reading:


  • Text-to-World
  • Media Literacy
  • Identify Topic and Details of Expository Text
  • Important Facts
  • Count Phonemes
  • Manipulate Initial and Final Phonemes
  • Introduce Strokes and Line Placement for Hh and Dd on Lined Paper
  • Adjectives
  • Writing-Steps in a Process (List)
Math:
  • More Addition and Subtraction
Science:
  • Magnets on the Move
Social Studies:
  • Good Citizens and Patriotic Holidays
  • Chinese New Years

Reading Logs

If you are needing a new reading log, one can be found by clicking here. If your students read 360 minutes by the end of February you get a free Six Flags ticket!!!

Sight Words

Several students are doing a great job practicing their words at home! It definitely shows on our weekly tests! If you're not practicing EVERY NIGHT please begin to do so.

Classroom Information

Water Bottle: Students are encouraged to bring a SPILL PROOF water bottle with them to school each day.

Extra Clothes: Please make sure your child has an extra change of clothes in their backpack each day in case of accidents.

Birthdays: We celebrate birthdays at 2:15 PM. If you would like to send cupcakes or cookies for your child's birthday, please have them in the office before this time. Please understand, district policy limits this celebration to store bought cookies or cupcakes. No party favors or juice allowed.

Snack Time: Donate to our community snack supply today! Suggestions are: Goldfish, Animal Crackers, Pretzels, Cheez-Its, Saltines, etc.

Box Tops: Please clip Box Tops and send with your student to school! Money from the Box Tops goes directly back to our classroom!

Ms. O'Quin