Kindergarten News You Can Use

February 12, 2016

Events to Remember

Feb. 15:

President's Day Holiday

No school for students.

Feb. 17 & 18:

Early Dismissal at 11:45 a.m.

Cafeteria will serve sack lunches.

Please send a snack if your child will not be eating lunch at school.

Feb. 19:

Bransford Sock Hop 6:30 p.m.

Use this link to sign up to volunteer.

Kids can wear 50's outfits to school.

Feb. 22:

Six Flags Reading Log totaling 360 minutes are due today!

It needs to be signed and given to your child's teacher.

Feb. 26:

Class Picture Day

Feb. 29- Mar. 4:

Book Fair in the library

Mar. 3:

6:00-7:00 Open House

Valentine's Day Party

Thank you so much to all of our room moms and our Kindergarten coordinator who made sure we had a wonderful Valentine's ice cream party. We opened our valentines and had fun reading them. We are very thankful to all of the parents who were able to attend. If you couldn't be here, make sure to sit down with your child and let them read you a few of their valentines. That could be their reading homework tonight.

Social Studies

George Washington has been our focus this week. We not only made a portrait of G.W. but we wrote about his important accomplishments. We can't wait to show you our work at Open House.


Your child is expected to know math facts to 5 this 9 weeks and to 10 by the end of the year. They also have to be able to count on to 100 from any number and to determine one more or one less than any number to 20. Opportunities to practice math present themselves constantly in everyday activities. How many steps does it take to get from the garage door to the car? How many more/less will it take from the front door to the car? You've been to 4 gymnastics classes this month and we paid for 10. How many more classes do you have? How do you know? We need 5 apples for Grandma's apple pie recipe but I only have 2. How many more will we have to buy? How do you know? Start at 29 and jump on the trampoline all the way to 100. Count out loud. Your team scored 7 goals. How many more until you get to 10? You had 10 goals and the other team had 4. How many more did your team have? Have fun with it. Do some silly ones: 7 storm troopers confronted Hans Solo. He made 4 of them fall down a sand dune and outran 2 more. How many more does he have to get away from?

Make Reading a Part of Your Family Time!

Family time is so important. Why not make reading part of this valuable time with your kids? Here are some tips for integrating reading into your daily family activities:
  • Read bedtime stories
  • Play a board game
  • Visit your local library
  • Read a recipe and cook something yummy together!
  • Create a comfy reading space in your home. (Blanket forts are the best!)
  • Put your child in charge of reading the grocery list at the store.
  • Read a chapter book to your child and discuss the story after each chapter. (Charlotte's Web is always a good choice)

Bransford Kindergarten Teachers

Mrs. Hendry

Mrs. Romo

Mrs. Ryan