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February 19, 2021

Virtual Kindergarten Round-up is coming. Please fill out one of the forms below if you have a child who will be 5 on or before August 1, 2021. Pick one below - the Google form to submit electronically or a paper copy to print and return.

Wisdom from the Queen Bee Mrs. Starlin

This has been an interesting week at Hose Elementary.

I trust your kiddos enjoyed the snow days. Just a reminder to send your child with warm coats, gloves, and hats. Please also remember to help your child start their day with a mask.


Hose Kindergarten Roundup for incoming 2021-22 Kindergarteners has started with online enrollment virtually. If you have a child or you know a Kindergartener for next year, please guide them to the enrollment link.


Last week I shared some ideas to try at home to help your child learn to read from Edmentum. I wanted to share a couple more ideas:


Play with letter magnets
Middle vowel sounds can be tricky for some children. Put letter magnets on the fridge and pull the vowels to one side (a, e, i, o, u). Say a CVC word (consonant-vowel-consonant), for example 'cat', and ask your child to spell it using the magnets.

Seeing print
Create daily opportunities to build your child's reading skills by creating a print‑rich environment at home. Seeing printed words (on posters, charts, books, labels etc.) helps children to see and apply connections between sounds and letter symbols. When you're out and about, point out letters on posters, billboards and signs. In time you can model sounding out the letters to make words. Focus on the first letter in words. Ask your child “What sound does that letter make?” “What other word starts with that sound?” “What word rhymes with that word?”

Counselor's Corner with Mrs. Tucker

What a short and snowy week this turned out to be. I know for my own children, this is the deepest snow they've gotten to experience in their short lives so far and they have been enjoying their adventures in the snow. While we haven't gotten many hours in the classroom this week, we hope your child has had valuable experiences like sledding, building a snow fort, or shoveling the sidewalk. We can learn about nature, our community, and building good character as we do these small fun tasks if the adult guiding the activity is intentional. We hope that you enjoy the snowy, melty weekend.

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Second Step Classroom Lessons

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Second Step Lesson

No Second Step this week due to snow days. We are working on the problem solving unit showed in the poster above.

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Calendar & Announcements

Upcoming Events:
  • Monday, March 8 - Snow makeup day - SCHOOL IN SESSION
  • Friday, March 12 - End of 3rd grading period
  • March 29-April 2 - Spring Break - No school
  • Friday, April 23 - Snow makeup day - SCHOOL IN SESSION
  • Wednesday, May 26 - Last day of school

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