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Megan Murray - Kindergarten  (Send e-mail)

Hello, Kindergarten families! I'm Mrs. Murray and I'm so grateful to be your child's teacher! We're going to have an incredible year of learning, growing, and making good friends along the way.

We have 21 wonderful friends in our class this year: 11 boys & 10 girls. 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!

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

Send this text message: @9473ccd
to this number: 81010

*** Specials follow something we call a TIGER schedule. Every day of the week is a letter day. I will keep the website updated with what letter each day is for the week. When we're off school, it's a NO LETTER day.

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

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

***3rd quarter sight words:
and, to, on, here, come, you, of, have, for, but, big, had, be

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.

We are 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

4/1: (E day): P.E.
Pajama Day!!

4/2: (R day): P.E. & Technology

4/3: (T day): P.E. & Art

4/4: (I day) P.E. & Music
FSP Hot Lunch
Firemen Visit
Wear Orange for Fairness

4/5: (G day) P.E.
Report Cards Go Home


Important Dates

No School- Spring Break

School Resumes

3rd quarter report cards come home.

Creative Arts Night - A Culinary Experience 5:30pm - 8:30pm at GP

No School

No School

Mother's Day Tea

No School- Memorial Day


Downloads List

Dec. 2018 Newsletter.pdf [12/3/2018]
Feb. 2019 Newsletter.pdf [2/8/2019]
Murray Jan. 2019 Newsletter.pdf [1/9/2019]
Murray March 2019 Newsletter.pdf [3/1/2019]
Murray November Newsletter.pdf [11/6/2018]
Murray September Newsletter.pdf [9/7/2018]
October Newsletter [10/2/2018]


Cool Links

Counting The Math Way

Writing Numbers 1-5

Writing Numbers 6-9

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