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Teresa.Abrams@wylieisd.net 972-429-3440 ext. 6102

Mrs. Abrams’ Kindergarten News

May 31- June 3

Kindergarten End of the Year Recognition

On Tuesday, May 31 at 7:45 am, we will be presenting each kindergarten student with certificate of recognition for their work this year. J The students are preparing something special to share with their families. We hope you can join us for the Awards ceremony!

dates to remember

Monday, May 30

Memorial Day: No School


Tuesday, May 31

7:45 - 8:15 am Kindergarten End Of Year Awards Ceremony


Wednesday, June 1

Water Day


Thursday, June 2

Bad Weather Make-up day


Friday, June 3

Early Release 12:30

Last Day of Kindergarten!

Water Day is Wednesday, June 1st.

We will be outdoors from 8:00 to 8:55. Students will need…

- Wear their bathing suit with a t-shirt

- Sunscreen already applied

- Change of clothes (including underwear)

- A plastic bag for their wet clothing and shoes

- A sack lunch (the cafeteria will also have a sack lunch available, just return the sack lunch form)

- After our water time we will return to the classroom to change into dry clothes and watch a movie

- Please leave water guns at home for the day

From Mrs. Abrams Desk..

This summer there are many things that you can do to with your child to keep them learning:

1. Go to the public library and check out books

2. Have your child write about all their summer adventures in the Summer Journal I am making for them. I bet they will be able to write 3 to 4 sentences a day!

3. Read with them for 10 minutes every night. This can be some precious time for you to enjoy your child!

4. See below for several web site you can go to

5. See the list of summer learning suggestions attached to this newsletter J

6. Play some of the dice games you learned with your child at Math and Science Night.

7. Play a board game or a card game together as a family.

8. Enjoy your children while they are young. They grow up so fast! (I speak from experience!)

2015-2016 Dodd Yearbook

If you wanted a Dodd yearbook and was not able to order one please let me know. I have a parent that has an extra one

Volunteers in the Classroom

I have been blessed with wonderful volunteers in my classroom this year.

One couple is Ken and Beverly Lenior. They are volunteers from Wylie Methodist Church that came every Wednesday & Friday to read with my students. This week they gave each student a book they purchased from Half Price Books as well as a personalized bookmark.

If your child would like to write a thank you to them here is their address:

Ken and Beverly Lenior

1307 Brundidge Dr.

Wylie, Texas 75098

May Days -

27th

Honoring Memorial Day
Wear red/white/blue. We will write letters to soldiers today!


30th

Memorial Day/No School


31st

Bling Day!
Kindergarten Award Day

We will shine extra bright today !


June 1st

Water Day & Beach Learning Day

Bring a towel and sunglasses!

We will watch Finding Nemo after Water Day


June 2nd

Hat Day – Early Release DAy

Wear your favorite hat for some outside Centers!

Kindergarten Summer Apps/Websites

Parents,

Looking for something to do with your child this summer? Check out these educational apps and websites. Your student can continue to practice what we have learned all year long!


Word Work

These are apps that will help students learn their word wall words or learn some sight words.

-Magnetic ABC, Word Wizard, Touch Write, Word Builder, Sight Word Bingo, PopWords, Bluster, Sight Word Touch, Little Speller Sight Words, Sight Words, Sentence Maker, Word Collage, Sight Word Hangman.


Phonics

Pocket Phonics, Phonics Genius, Rhyming Bee, Phonics Awareness, Phonics Vowels, Tic Tac Toe Phonics, Phonics HD, and Rhyming.


Spelling
Chicktionary, Express, Rocket Speller, SpellBuzz, and Simplex Spell Lite.ABC Work

LetterReflex, Movable Write, and Sound Sorting. The LetterReflex app is fantastic for those students with letter and number reversals.


Math
There is a variety of different math practice concepts. I have tried to choose apps that are not strictly drill and practice apps. I also find we do a lot more hands on math but I do have students that love to practice math facts on iPads. The following apps I would recommend are Monkey Math, QCount, Marble Math Jr, Math Drills Lite, Bugs and Button, FingerCountLite, Hungry Fish, Top It Addition, Subtraction Sardines, Squeeze, Adding Apples, Zoom, Caboose, Rocket Math, Math Bingo, PopMath, What's Next, KidCalc, and Find Sums.

May there always be sunshine