Discovery Education Assessments (DEA) Test: We will soon be taking the computer based DEA test in kindergarten. There will be two test dates. One for reading and one for math. Our testing dates are: DEA Reading: 4/21 & DEA Math: 4/28. We have been talking about the test and preparing, but it is very important that your child is ready to do their very best on the test. Here are some important tips to remember. It is very important that your child arrives to school on time on testing days. Make sure that he/she has a nutritious breakfast before coming to school or arrives at school early enough to purchase the breakfast that is offered each day. Breakfast is served from 7-7:40 a.m. Please make sure your child has plenty of rest the nights prior to testing, so they are awake and alert on testing days. And most important, encourage him or her to do their very best! I can reassure you they are prepared and they are going to do a great job! I'm so proud of all of their hard work they've done all year and I can't wait for them to "show off" what they know! :) If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email me or jot a note in the folder.
Shoe tying challenge: The challenge is on! Your boys and girls are learning to tie their shoes. Every week we will have a shoe tying check to see if your boys and girls can tie his/her shoe. If they can successfully show me, they will earn their name on our wall of fame as well as receive a special certificate to take home in their folders. Parents, we need your help! Please encourage and provide opportunities for your children to practice at home! There are several great resources available. If you need any suggestions or ideas, please feel free to contact me. :)
Baggy Book: It's that time of the year where your boys and girls will begin taking home baggy books. Baggy books will come home on Tuesdays and will be returned on Thursdays. On Tuesday night, your child is to read to you. On Wednesday night, your child is to read to you again and then put the baggy book and bag in your child's folder to bring back to school on Thursday. Then, I will send home another book the following Tuesday. Baggy books are not AR books. Your child will not take a test on it. The purpose of baggy books is to help your children practice their reading skills and build reading fluency. Please help your child keep his/her baggy book in good condition. Encourage your child to keep his/her baggy book in a safe place and please be sure to return baggy books when they are due. There is also a reading log located in your child's baggy book bag. Please note the date, title of the book and your signature once your child has read to you. Please keep the reading log in the baggy book bag. Your boys and girls were very excited about bringing home their baggy books. I hope you enjoy listening to your children read as much as I do! Happy reading! :)
PI Time:As the second half of the school year approaches, please be sure to log on and check your PI time. If you notice any time is missing, please feel free to let me know. Please remember you must complete all PI time before the end of the school year to be elligible to return next year. If you have any questions, or need any ideas about how to complete your time, please feel free to email me or write a note in the folder. There are always opportunities available! Thanks!
---------->Boxtops for Education: Please remember our class as you're doing your holiday cooking and baking! Our class is collecting Box Tops for education! Did you know that for every Box Top you send in our school earns 10¢? It's as simple as clipping Box Tops and sending them to school in your child's folder. We'll take care of the rest! Below, I have attached some forms for easy collecting. Or if you'd like, you can send them to school in a sealed baggy. Thanks for all you do!
4/21- DEA Reading Test
4/28- DEA Math Test
5/2-6- PC Bookfair
I really appreciate all you will do to help make this year amazing! If you have any other questions, please feel free to let me know. See you soon in room 431...don't forget to bring your smiles!!! Go Buffalo!