Kindergarten does not go to lunch until 11:40. Therefore we will have a snack time each day at 10:00. Your child can bring in a snack to eat at that time. They can place it in their cubby each morning.
After lunch and specials each day the students will have a quiet time. This time will be a time they can relax, read quietly or draw. On some quiet times we may do yoga, an art hub or other whole class quiet activities. All quiet time activities will be optional as some students may want to just rest their heads.
Classrooms are always better with volunteer support. If you are interested in volunteering weekly, monthly, or just on special occasions, let me know and we will find what works best for your schedule.
Each month a reading log will come home. Each night you read to your child for 20 or more minutes the student can color in a square. The students who read will be given a prize or coupon at the end of each month. We celebrate reading. If you lack books at home please let me know and I will arrange for your child to bring home a book bag with books from our classroom library. Students will also have the opportunity to check out books from our school library each week.
When students are absent I will try to catch them up during down times or small group times. I will send home any work they are unable to finish in class. If there is a planned, extended absence please give me two days notice with the dates your student will be gone. This allows me time to collect the assignments they will be missing for the day(s) they will be gone. Also the office will need two days notice in order to prepare the paperwork for extended absences.
This year we will be doing monthly birthday celebrations. The third Friday of each month with the exception of August and December. The party will be held from 2:00-2:30 we will celebrate the students' birthdays from that month. If your student has a birthday that particular month you are welcome to bring treats to share during the birthday party day. Below are the dates and birthdays. Treats may be homemade but please discuss our allergy policy before bringing in any treats.
Friday, August 15th
Friday, September 20th
Friday, October ?
November and December Birthdays
Friday, November 15th
Friday 1:30-2:15, January 25th
Friday, February 21st
Friday, March ?
Friday, April 17th
May and Summer Birthdays
Friday, May ?th