Thursday, April 12, 2018


Kindergarten NEWS
 April 16-20


Upcoming Events
Saturday, April 28Kite Flight for Reading & Sight @ Cedar Middle School 10:00 AM -3:00 PM

Thursday, May 3Color Run  2:00-3:30

Wednesday, May 9Kindergarten End of Year Program at 6:00 PM in the school gym

Monday, May 21Field Trip to Park Discovery

Tuesday, May 22Field Day

Wednesday, May 23Last day of school


Early Literacy Idea
Ask your child to tell you the sound the following “letter teams” make:
sh/ch/th/ng
Have them think of at least two words for each team that have these sounds in them.


Remember our reading goal is 15 minutes a night/five nights a week.  Please read to your child and have him/her read to you!  This is so important!  Thanks for all you do!


News
         All library books are due on Monday, April 30.  The take home leveled library books (books in the bag) are due on Monday, May 7.
         We are excited to present the Kindergarten program to you on Wednesday, May 9th.  Please mark this day on your calendars.  The students need to be in Sunday dress and meet in the school library at 5:45.  Both AM and PM classes will be performing together.
         Just another head’s up--The last day of school is Wednesday, May 23rd.  All students will get to meet their first grade teacher for next year on this day.  In order for this to happen, we need all students to attend the morning session of kindergarten including those who normally attend the PM class.  We will meet from 8:50-10:50.  There is no Extended Day Kindergarten on this day. 
         Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.  Thanks so much for your support!

ginger.ekker@ironmail.org     
586-2850

Friday, March 30, 2018


Kindergarten NEWS
 April 2-6


Upcoming Events
Monday, April 2-Friday, April 6Spring Break  (No School)

Saturday, April 28Kite Flight for Reading & Sight @ Cedar Middle School 10:00 AM -3:00 PM

Thursday, May 3Color Run  2:00-3:30

Wednesday, May 9Kindergarten End of Year Program at 6:00 PM in the school gym

Monday, May 21Field Trip to Park Discovery

Tuesday, May 22Field Day

Wednesday, May 23Last day of school


Early Literacy Idea
Have your child tell you the two sounds each vowel can make.  (For example: the short /a/ sound as in apple and the long /a/ sound as in ape).


Remember our reading goal is 15 minutes a night/five nights a week.  Please read to your child and have him/her read to you!  This is so important!  Thanks for all you do!


News
         We are excited to present the Kindergarten program on May 9th.  Please mark this day on your calendars.  The students need to be in Sunday dress and meet in the school library at 5:45.  Both AM and PM classes will be performing together.
         Just another head’s up--The last day of school is Wednesday, May 23rd.  All students will get to meet their first grade teacher for next year on this day.  In order for this to happen, we need all students to attend the morning session of kindergarten including those who normally attend the PM class.  We will meet from 8:50-10:50.  There is no Extended Day Kindergarten on this day. 
         Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.  Thanks so much for your support!

ginger.ekker@ironmail.org  
586-2850

Friday, March 23, 2018


Kindergarten NEWS
 March 26-30


Upcoming Events
Tuesday, March 27Field trip to C-A-L Ranch

Friday, March 30Classroom Easter Egg

Monday, April 2-Friday, April 6Spring Break  (No School)

Saturday, April 28Kite Flight for Reading & Sight @ Cedar Middle School 10:00 AM -3:00 PM

Wednesday, May 9Kindergarten End of Year Program at 6:00 PM in the school gym


Early Literacy Idea
Have your child write “ing” words and have him/her read them to you.  (sing, king, ring, spring, thing)


Remember our reading goal is 15 minutes a night/five nights a week.  Please read to your child and have him/her read to you!  This is so important!  Thanks for all you do!


News
         Just a reminder to please continue to keep track of your child’s reading minutes on the calendar provided on the light purple paper and have them bring their complete calendar to the Cedar Middle School on Saturday, April 28th. While supplies last, each student who brings their complete calendar will select a prize.  The school with the most participation will receive other prizes and cash awards.  We encourage all to participate!
         
         I also want to let you know so you can plan ahead that our End of Year Kindergarten Program will be held on Wednesday, May 9th at 6:00 PM in the school gym.  This will be for ALL kindergarten students!  We will combine both AM and PM classes.  Thank you for your support!


ginger.ekker@ironmail.org     
586-2850

Friday, March 16, 2018



Kindergarten NEWS
 March 19-23


Upcoming Events
Wednesday, March 21Kindergarten Registration from 1:00-3:00 PM

Friday, March 30Classroom Easter Egg Hunt  (I will notify those who volunteered to send treats)


Monday, April 2-Friday, April 6Spring Break  (No School)


Early Literacy Idea
Ask your child to tell you the difference between non-fiction and fiction books.  Read a book or two and have them tell you which category the book fits in. 

Remember our reading goal is 15 minutes a night/five nights a week.  Please read to your child and have him/her read to you!  This is so important!  Thanks for all you do!

 News
         We have been writing in our journals and the students are becoming more and more skilled in their writing abilities.  We are also focusing on comprehension skills.  Students should be able to answer questions about key details after listening to a text read aloud as well as be able to express their thoughts, feelings and ideas clearly.         
         In math, we have been working on the numerals 1-19.  We talk about how to decompose the numbers into ten ones and some further ones.
         Have a great week and please contact me with any questions or concerns.





ginger.ekker@ironmail.org  
586-2850

Friday, March 9, 2018


Kindergarten NEWS
 March 12-16


Upcoming Events
Friday, March 30Classroom Easter Egg Hunt  (I will notify those who volunteered to send treats)

Monday, April 2-Friday, April 6Spring Break  (No School)

Early Literacy Idea
Say words one at a time and have your child touch his/her nose if it begins with the /ch/ sound.  (chair, sun, moon, cheese, chase, boat, chips, etc.)  They love it when you cannot “trick” them with any words.


Remember our reading goal is 15 minutes a night/five nights a week.  Please read to your child and have him/her read to you!  This is so important!  Thanks for all you do!
 
News
         We are having fun learning about the sounds /ch/ and /sh/.  The students know they are letter teams and they work together as a team to make one sound.
         We will continue to learn about number sense and counting by tens and fives in math.  For a challenge, you could ask your child how many fingers are on four hands. 
         Thank you for all you do to make your children’s education a priority!  I appreciate you helping them with homework and making sure their reading is supplemented at home.  I love working with you and your amazing kids!
         Enjoy your week and as always, please feel free to contact me any time with questions or concerns.        

ginger.ekker@ironmail.org  
586-2850