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Amy Brandner - Kindergarten  (Send e-mail)

Hello, Kindergarten families! I'm Mrs. Brandner (pronounced Brad-ner), & am honored to be your child's teacher! We're going to have an incredible year of learning, growing, & having fun! :-)

We have 22 wonderful friends in class this year: 12 boys & 10 girls.
Thank you for checking our website often for important dates, reminders, I CAN statements, & our classroom newsletter!

*** Green Take-Home Folders come home each day containing important notes & completed work.
Please be sure to empty folders each night, & send in any info/notes back to me via the folder!

*** To receive instant & secure text alerts from me via the Remind 101 app, please:

Send this text message: @fd36gg
to this number: 81010

*Instructions are also below in the Downloads section of the webpage!

*** Specials do NOT occur every Mon., Tue., etc.... Instead, they'll fall on a T, I, G, E, or R day. When we're off school, it's a NO LETTER day.

T day: P.E. & Library
I day: P.E. & Technology
G day: P.E & Music
E day: P.E.
R day: P.E. & Art

P.E. is every day! Please have gym shoes at school. Lunch: 11:15-11:35, then Recess: 11:35-11:55


GP book fair will run March 18-22. Volunteer sign ups are available via!/showSignUp/20f0e44aea628a4fe3-grand3

Online book fair shopping run March 5-22 via

Online purchases will be delivered to your child 2 weeks after the fair is complete!!


Q3 I CAN statements break down objectives into learning targets students can read & understand.

*I can count to 100 by 10ís. (K.CC.1)
*I can count to 100 by 1ís. (K.CC.1)
*When I count objects, I can write the number to show how many. (K.CC.3)
*I can write number 0-20. I can write number 0-50. (K.CC.3)
*I can understand that when I count, the next number is one larger than the one I just said. (K.CC.4c)
*I can compare two written numerals to decide which is greater than, less than, or equal to. (L.CC.7)
*I can show addition. (K.OA.1)
*I can add to solve word problems. (K.OA.2)
*I can make a number less than ten by putting together 2 groups of pictures or objects. (K.OA.3)
*I can show what number is needed to add to another number to make 10. (K.OA.4)
*I can show how the numbers 11-19 are made of ten ones and more ones. (K.NBT.1)
*I can sort and count objects. (K.MD.3)

*I can name uppercase and lowercase letters.
*I can sound out words.
*I can identify the first, middle, and last letter in a word.
*I can hear, say, and write words that rhyme.
*I can clap the sounds I hear in a word.
*I can break up words into parts.
*I can put together the first sound with the last part to make a word. (c+at)
*I can break up a word into the first sound and the last part (cat, c-at)
*I can separate and say the beginning, middle, and ending sound in C-V-C words. (c-a-t)
*I can add or change letters in words to make new words. (bug-mug-mud)
*I can say the sound a consonant makes.
*I can quickly say high frequency words.
*I can identify the main topic and retell key details in a book (with help)
Informational text
*I can tell you the connections between two people, ideas, or events in a book (with help) Informational text

*I can use drawings and writing to name a topic and tell something about it.

This week in class

4/1: E Day: P.E. & Welcome Back!!

Check out my April newsletter! :)

4/2: R day: P.E. & Art

4/3: T day: P.E. & Library Day

4/4: I day: P.E. & Technology

Firemen Visit 10am

Wear ORANGE!! (for fairness)

* Hot Lunch today! Please don't forget to still bring a snack! *

3/8: G day: P.E. & Music

Report Cards go home!


Important Dates


Whole -school Wacky Wednesday to celebrate Dr. Seuss! :-)

Education Foundation's Casino Night!

Field Trip to see "Jack & the Beanstalk" play! Still send in lunch.snack as usual, & eat a BIG breakfast that morning to tide you over!

Come shopping at the Book Fair with us from 12:15 - 12:50! :-)

Q3 ends!

NO SCHOOL - Spring Break 3/25 -3/29

Q3 Report Cards sent home! Please sign/return the envelope back to school!

NO SCHOOL - Good Friday


Early Release Day @ 11:20 am!

Mother's Day Tea! SAVE THE DATE!

NO SCHOOL - Memorial Day

Last Day of School!!! - EARLY RELEASE @ 11:25am! HAVE A WONDERFUL & SAFE SUMMER!!


Downloads List

April 2019 Newsletter.pptx [3/22/2019]
Around the World Event 2019! [2/26/2019]
ArtWorks Event! March 16th! [2/28/2019]
Box Top Sheet [8/26/2016]
Brandner Bulletin: March [2/28/2019]
Classroom Behavior Info [8/20/2018]
Education Foundation's Casino Night! [11/20/2018]
Eureka Math Set-Up Parent Letter [8/29/2018]
Hot Lunch & Smoothie Menu/Dates [11/14/2018]
Kindergarten No Excuse Words.pdf [8/21/2016]
Number Writing practice sheet [11/12/2017]
Remind 101 sign-up instructions [8/20/2018]
Sight Word Fun & Games! [10/2/2016]
Words Their Way - Parent Letter [12/4/2016]


Cool Links

ABCYa - Educational Games & apps for kids!

Dr. Seuss presents: Seussville!

Fun ways to practice sight words!

FunBrain - Reading & math adventures for kids!

Go Noodle

Raz-Kids: Online guided reading program with interactive ebooks, downloadable books, & reading quizzes.

Scholastic Book Order

Starfall: Phonics, Reading, & Math Practice

Vowel Bat - by Shari Sloane

Zearn! Have fun with math games anywhere!

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