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Lori Mensik - Kindergarten  (Send e-mail)

Welcome Parents!

Thanks for visiting our classroom website. I am so honored to be your child's Kindergarten teacher this year. We have 21 amazing students in our class; 11 boys and 10 girls. We're going to have an incredible year of learning, growing, & having fun! :-)

Thank you for checking our website often for important dates, reminders, I CAN statements, & our classroom newsletter!

*** 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!

*** 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


Q2 I CAN statements break down objectives into learning targets students can read & understand.

*I can put letters together to make words.
*I can start at the top & read across to the bottom on each page.
*I can put words together to make a sentence.
*I can leave spaces between my words.
*I can name uppercase & lowercase letters.
*I can read C-V-C words.
*I can quickly read high frequency words.
*I can tell you how the illustrations and words match (with help).
*I can talk and write using correct grammar and punctuation.
*I can write my uppercase and lowercase letters.
*I can use correct nouns, verbs, & prepositions when I talk & write.
*I can use more than one sentence to share an idea when I talk & write.
*I can write sentences using kindergarten spelling which begin with uppercase letters, have spaces, & end with a period.
*I can capitalize the first word in a sentence and the pronoun I.
*I can recognize & name end punctuation.
*I can write a letter for a consonant sound & short vowel sound I hear in a word.

he, she, said, go, do, we, is, as, his, has, was, this, my

*I can use drawings to tell about something that happened in order & how I felt about it.


*I can count to 100 by 1ís.
*When I count objects, I can write the number to show how many.
*I can write numbers 0-20 & 0-50.
*I can say the number as I count each object.
*I can understand the last number I said is the total number of objects.
*I can understand that when I count, the next number is one larger than the one I just said.
*I can count objects to answer questions.
*I can sort and count objects.
*I can describe objects around me by their shape and where they are found
*I can name and describe shapes.) (2-D/flat & 3-D/solid)
*I can tell if a shape is flat or solid.


As you know, we're required by the new Erin's Law to provide lessons on sexual abuse and prevention education. In October GP Social Workers will be coming into our classroom to talk about the "Think First & Stay Safe" program. The lessons will cover the concepts of "Using My Built In Computer: Staying Healthy & Safe". In December, the final lesson will be on "Laws Help Protect Me: Kids Have Rights Too!" & "Listening to My Instincts: No Secrets".

Should your child have any questions, you may refer to the handout that will be provided to them on the day of the lesson. If you have additional questions feel free to contact a School Social Worker: Ms. Bilthuis, Mrs. Reiser, & Mrs. Baud.

This week in class

3/18: E Day- P.E. & 2nd Step

Wheelchair Assembly!

3/19: R day - P.E. & Music

*Family Reading Night

3/20: T day - P.E. & Technology

3/21: I Day - P.E. & Library
Don't forget your library books!

Book Fair - you are welcome to come in during library and shop with your child!
*Wear Green For Responsibility*
**HOT LUNCH! (remember to still send a snack with your child)

3/22: G day - P.E. & Art

Quarter Ends! Enjoy your spring break!


Important Dates

No School MLK Jr. Day

Report Cards Sent Home

Education Foundation Casino Night


Downloads List

2019 EF Casino Night Save The Date_REV_FINAL_11_05_18_PDF.pdf [11/5/2018]
Dec. 2018 Newsletter.pdf [2/4/2019]
Eureka Parent Letter [9/3/2018]
Feb. 2019 Newsletter.pdf [2/4/2019]
FSP Dine and Donate - Dec 2018.pdf [11/7/2018]
griffins growing stem 2019.pdf [1/22/2019]
Jan. 2019 Newsletter.pdf [2/4/2019]
March 2019 Newsletter.pdf [3/5/2019]
Nov. 2018 Newsletter (1).pdf [11/4/2018]
Oct. 2018 Newsletter (1).pdf [10/2/2018]
September Newsletter [9/3/2018]
WordsTheirWay-ParentLetter.doc [2/4/2019]


Cool Links

ABCYa - Educational Games & apps for kids!

Counting Video

Fun Brain

Go Noodle - Brain Breaks

Great Minds

Into the Book - Practice Reading Strategies

IXL MAth - Connected to Common Core Standards

LHS Kids - Check Out Science

National Geographic Kids

Number Writing Video 1-5

Order Scholastic Books

Pebble Go

Raz Kids

Scholastic Book Order

Spelling City - Sight Word Practice


Story Line Online - Listening to Reading





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