Supply list for incoming kindergarteners

Kindergarten Supply List 2015-2016

 

Large Markers:  1 pack

Crayons:  8 packs

Jumbo Glue Sticks: 10 – 20 Glue Sticks

Pencils: 2 packs of 12 (Preferably Ticonderoga)

Big Erasers: 4

Expo Large Markers: 4

Paper Towels: 4 rolls

Kleenex: 2 boxes

Ziploc Gallon Bags (Last Name A-M): 1 package

Ziploc Sandwich Bags (Last Name N-Z): 1 package

Hand Sanitizer: 2

Disinfecting Wipes: 4

Watercolor Paint Pack

Folder: 1

Backpack

 

Supplies are communal (do not label)

Please label backpack and folder

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Very Hungry Caterpillar play and end of the year reminders

End of the Year Reminders

June 10th  : ALL play costumes are DUE

June 12th : Insect research projects due and presented to other kinder classes

June 18th : Very Hungry Caterpillar Play at 9:30 a.m. (don’t be late)

June 18th: Banana Split Kindergarten Celebration at 2:00 (all families are invited)

June 19th : Last Day of School and School wide picnic (all families are invited) more details to come from the PTA

*Check our blog for any reminders or details!

*We are still in need of snacks for our class.  If you are able to donate, please let me know.

*IF you are able to help with the banana split party, please fill out the yellow form and return asap.

Thanks for all of your support!

Mrs. Burks

 

 

 

Mrs. Burks’ Kindergarteners Present…

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Dear Parents,

We are excited to end the school year with a fun filled performance from our kindergarten class.  The Very Hungry Caterpillar performance will be held on June 18th at 9:30 in the Ray School auditorium.  Over the next few weeks we will be creating the backdrop, practicing our lines and songs in preparation for our performance to our families and friends.

We need a little help from home so here is where you come in…

Each child will be assigned a role in our play.  Please create a costume for your child to represent their part in the play.  You can purchase a giant posterboard/foamcore board and decorate it for their costume.  Don’t forget to cut out a hole in the middle so their head can pop out. J You can also create the costume from other materials too.  Below is an example to help with your creation.  All costumes are due June 10th.  Have fun and look for more info about the play on our blog and reminders that will be sent home in the upcoming weeks.

Thanks,

Mrs. Burks

If you are interested in helping during

the performance, please let me know.

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Insects and Beach Day

Animal adjectives

Animal adjectives

amazing adjectives

amazing adjectives

HIGHLIGHTS from this week…

Sharing our zoo research projects and how to books with the Pre-K kiddos

Learning about adjectives

Creating how to books

Attending the 3rd grade play

Shaving cream fun and playdough

Completing all TESTING!!!! YAY

 

NEXT WEEK’S HIGHLIGHTS

Literacy

Sight words- had, very, or

Library: self selected books

Art Center: Painting with watercolors

Independent reading

Play dough

Parent Games: Beach ball sight word toss

Teacher Table: Shaving cream and games

Math – insect number stories, fractions, ST math on ipads

Writing- Insect writing prompts and activities

Theme  Insects

Reminders and tidbits

Next Thursday is Beach Day…see letter below for more details

Insect reports are due in 2 weeks…see letter below for more details

My email: hjburks@cps.edu

 

COMMENTS/REQUESTS

We are out of snacks in our class.  If you are able to supply snacks for our class, please bring them on Monday.

WISHLIST

Classroom snacks

2 beach balls

popsicles

water balloons

 

 

Beach Day!

 

Who: All of Kindergarten

When: Thursday, June 4, 2015

Where: Ray Elementary Kindergarten Rooms

What: Beach day- students will be able to wear beach clothes, read on beach towels, and complete fun summer beach activities

 

*Things you need- beach clothes (NO SWIMSUITS), beach towel, beach toys

*Things our class would like- 2 beach balls, popsicles for snack, water balloons!

 

 

3rd Annual Family Science Project  

Dear Parents,

Over the next 2 weeks we will be learning about insects/butterflies.  We are really

excited to get this unit kicked off on Monday.  For the first part of the week we will be

looking at the structure of different insects and compare and contrast their body

structures.  For the rest of the week we will specifically be studying the ant and bee.  We

will be discussing habitat, insect job, predator, diet, etc.  We also have some fun insect

math activities and great writing prompts planned too.  On Friday, June 12th all the

kindergarten classes will be holding a small science fair for each of the other kindergarten

classes.  The other classes will be walking around viewing each other’s chosen insect.  Your

child will have a chance to talk about their research and findings.  So here is where you

come in…you and your child research 1 insect (not spider) and create a small poster board

showing and describing his/her insect.  Here is what you need to include:

– Picture or drawing of insect

– habitat

– diet

– prey and predator

– job of insect

– 2 interesting facts

Have FUN with this science project!  Get creative with what the presentation will look like.

Also, we ask that your child write everything.  (Remember that we spell phonetically in

kindergarten)

The kindergarten team

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Zoo field trip and Dinosaurs

Silly sentences

Silly sentences

 

HIGHLIGHTS from this week…

Field trip to the zoo

Learning cool facts about giraffes and zebras (ask your kiddo to tell you some interesting facts)

Animal research projects

Silly sentences

Cooper visits room 101

 

NEXT WEEK’S HIGHLIGHTS

Literacy

Sight words- good, please, who

Word wall: magnetic words on cookie sheets

Library: self selected books

Art Center: Free choice (Painting, Markers, coloring, stamping, etc.)

Independent reading

Play dough sight words

Parent Games: Spin a word graphing

Teacher Table: Dibels and TRC testing

Math – Mclass math assessments, math centers, ST math on ipads

Writing- Dinosaur writing and free write

Theme  Dinosaurs

Reminders and tidbits

Parents we are in need of a new CD player for our listening center.  We have a new headphone junction box but our CD player is not compatible.  If you have a CD player you would like to donate to our class, we would appreciate it so much!

My email: hjburks@cps.edu

 

COMMENTS/REQUESTS

 

WISHLIST

Classroom snacks

6 big containers of Play dough

 

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Lions and tigers and cheetahs…oh my!

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HIGHLIGHTS from this week…

Write around the room (zoo animals)

Learning cool facts about lions, tigers and cheetahs  (ask your kiddo to tell you some interesting facts)

Dress up like a zoo animal

Bringing our zoo animal stuffy to school

Face Painting

Mother’s Day projects

NEXT WEEK’S HIGHLIGHTS

Literacy

Sight words- eat, funny, help

Word wall: magnetic words on cookie sheets

Library: self selected books

Listening Center: Zoo animal stories and character writing

Independent reading

Writing center: Zoo animal writing

Parent Games: Silly Sentences

Teacher Table: Dibels and TRC testing

Math – animal cracker graphing, time to the hour and half hour, number scrolls, math centers, ST math on ipads

Writing- Zoo animal writing (Elephants, giraffes, zebras, zookeeper)

Theme  Zoo animals week 2

Reminders and tidbits

Parents we are in need of a new CD player for our listening center.  We have a new headphone junction box but our CD player is not compatible.  If you have a CD player you would like to donate to our class, we would appreciate it so much!

My email: hjburks@cps.edu

 

COMMENTS/REQUESTS

Field trip to the zoo on Thursday

Zoo animal reports are due on Tuesday

Dress like a zookeeper on Friday

WISHLIST

Classroom snacks

Large container of animal crackers

Puppets and dress up clothes

CD player for listening center

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Zoo week 1

HIGHLIGHTS from this week…

Planting Seeds

The CLAW

The CLAW

Paint Pen sight words

Letter Blends with a claw hand

New classroom books from the bookfair

Celebrating with Asher on his last day of school (we will miss him so much)

NEXT WEEK’S HIGHLIGHTS

Literacy

Sight words- got, make, find, but

Word wall: magnetic words on cookie sheets

Library: self selected books

Independent reading

Writing center: Zoo animal writing20150428_101829

Word work: Zoo animal search

Parent Games: Silly Sentences

Math – animal cracker graphing, animals on the loose subtraction stories, what’s my rule, number scrolls, math centers, ST math on ipads

Writing- Zoo animal writing (cheetahs, lions, tigers)

Theme  Zoo animals week 1

Reminders and tidbits

Parents we are in need of a new CD player for our listening center.  We have a new headphone junction box but our CD player is not compatible.  If you have a CD player you would like to donate to our class, we would appreciate it so much!

My email: hjburks@cps.edu

 

COMMENTS/REQUESTS

Enjoying books together

Enjoying books together

 

WISHLIST

Large container of animal crackers

face paint crayons

zoo pal paper plates

Puppets and dress up clothes

CD player for listening center

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Zany Zoo week

Our ZANY ZOO

Dear Parents,

We will be learning about many different zoo animals over the next two

weeks in preparation for our field trip to the zoo. Below is a schedule of

some fun days to plan for…

Week 1

5/5 Tuesday: Dress like your favorite zoo animal

5/7 Thursday: Bring a zoo animal book to school to read with a buddy

5/8 Friday: Bring your favorite zoo animal stuffy to school

Week 2

5/12 Tuesday: Zoo research projects due

5/14 Thursday: FIELD TRIP to the zoo

5/15 Friday: Dress like a zoo keeper

Zoo animal research project

Students will work with family members and research three different zoo

animals.  On each page in the zoo booklet draw a detailed picture of the

animal, write about their habitat, diet and fun facts about each animal.  All

students will present their booklets to classmates and pre-k classes.  Have

fun!

Please return field trip permission trip ASAP.

WISHLIST for each classroom

Large container of animal crackers, face paint crayons, zoo pal

paper plates

Thanks,

The Kindergarten Team

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Book fair and Earth Day

Sight word racing

Sight word racing

HIGHLIGHTS from this week…

My 5 senses

Sight word racing

Math Centers: blocks, magna tiles, roll and record addition sentences, 3d shapes

2nd grade reading buddies

Building with blocks

Building with blocks

NEXT WEEK’S HIGHLIGHTS

Literacy

Sight words- out, this, what, yet

Word wall: Choice of… Stack it build it, write it build it, sight word jewels

Library: self selected books

Independent reading

Writing center: Earth Day writing

Vroom Vroom

Vroom Vroom

Parent Games: Sight word parking

Math – numbers in sequence, number scrolls, ones, tens, hundreds groups, addition/subtraction stories with beads, math centers, ST math on ipads

Writing Independent Journals, Earth Day writing

Theme  Earth Day and helping our Earth

Reminders and tidbits

The book fair is happening next week.  We will visit the fair on Tuesday.  If you would like to send money with your child that day they will be able to purchase books.  Our class has a wish list too!

Parents we are in need of a new CD player for our listening center.  We have a new headphone junction box but our CD player is not compatible.  If you have a CD player you would like to donate to our class, we would appreciate it so much!

My email: hjburks@cps.edu

 

COMMENTS/REQUESTS

If you have not met with me for conferences please contact me via email to set up a time.20150414_101238

 

WISHLIST

Puppets and dress up clothes

CD player for listening center

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Scheduled Conference Times

Conference Times

 

12:00 Yusuf

12:10 Sol

12:20 McKenzie

12:30 Cassidy

12:40 Akshita

12:50 Eliot S

1:00 Coco

1:10 Adrian

1:20 Arreon

1:30 Janet

1:40 Mouhamadou

1:50 Ben

2:00 Thomas

2:10 Caleb

2:20 Asher

2:30 Ari

4:00 Elliot P.

4:10 Eren

4:20 Topher

4:30 Jamya

4:40 Jasmine

5:10 Jacob

 

There will not be school this Thursday due to parent teacher conferences.  If you have any questions please email me at…hjburks@cps.edu

 

See you on Thursday!!!

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Worms and Weather

 

Wiggle worms

Wiggle worms

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HIGHLIGHTS from this week…

All about worms

Holding and observing worms

Math Centers

Math Centers

Math Centers

Even and Odd numbers

Math Centers

Math Centers

Worm measuring

LEGO CVC word building

 

NEXT WEEK’S HIGHLIGHTS

Parent Games

Parent Games

Literacy

Word wall: Choice of… Stack it build it, write it build it, sight word jewels

Library: self selected books

Independent reading

Writing center: A few of my favorite things

Parent Games: Sight word Beach ball toss

Math Centers

Math Centers

Teacher table: guided reading

Sight words- of, as, was

Math – the ½, weather number stories, missing numbers, marshmallow 3-d shapes

Writing Independent Journals, theme writing

Theme  WEATHER

 

Reminders and tidbits

Check out our BLOG!! You can access the blog through the RAY website.

Math Centers

Math Centers

Practice writing first and last name with a capital at the beginning and lower case letters following.

All homework is due on Friday… please make sure your child is completing all writing in pencil.

Practice reading and spelling sight words daily.

Practice identifying numbers 1-100.

My email: hjburks@cps.edu

 

 

COMMENTS/REQUESTS

We are running low on snacks. If you would like to donate snacks, please drop them off on Monday.

Spring break is around the corner:

April 3rd-12th

Parent Teacher conferences will be in April…be on the look out for a sign up sheet

 

WISHLIST

Toothpicks, mini marshmallows, Lysol, markers

"I'll huff and I'll puff and I'll blow your house down"

“I’ll huff and I’ll puff and I’ll blow your house down”

Big bad wolf

Big bad wolf

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All about snails

Our 3-d castles

Our 3-d castles

 

HIGHLIGHTS from this week…

Our class snails

Learning ALL ABOUT Snails

2nd grade reading buddies

St. Patrick’s Day

3-d shape castles and video

Different versions of the 3 little pigs

Visiting the storybus

 

NEXT WEEK’S HIGHLIGHTS

Literacy  Listening center: My favorite part of the story

Library: self selected books

Independent reading

Projector center: sight word sentences

Parent Games: CVC Lego towers

Teacher table: 3rd quarter assessment

Sight words- nine, ten, for, us

Math – number stories, even and odds, introduction to the ½,

Writing Independent Journals, theme writing

Theme  WORMS

 

Reminders and tidbits

Check out our BLOG!! You can access the blog through the RAY website.

Practice writing first and last name with a capital at the beginning and lower case letters following.

All homework is due on Friday… please make sure your child is completing all writing in pencil.

Practice reading and spelling sight words daily.

Practice identifying numbers 1-100.

My email: hjburks@cps.edu

 

 

COMMENTS/REQUESTS

Scholastic Orders are due March 20th.

We are running low on snacks. If you would like to donate snacks, please drop them off on Monday.

I will not be at school on Monday. Ms. Durante will be filling in for me. Remind your kiddo on Friday morning.

We will celebrate all February and March birthdays Thursday afternoon. If you would like to donate a healthy snack, please email me.

2nd grade reading buddies

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Fish and St. Patty’s Day

Shaving cream is always FUN!

Shaving cream is always FUN!

HIGHLIGHTS from this week…

Our classroom FISH

Fish journals

CVC hula hoop hop

Shaving cream writing

Coins

2nd grade reading buddies

PLAYING outside!!!!

Boys just want to have fun!

Boys just want to have fun!

NEXT WEEK’S HIGHLIGHTS

Literacy  Writing: All about ME

Library: self selected books

Independent reading

Word Wall: sight word build and stack skyscrapers

Parent Games: CVC Lego towers

Teacher table: guided reading

Sight words- purple, pink, orange, red, yellow, green, blue, black, brown, white

Math – comparing time, 3D shapes, ST MATH

Writing Independent Journals, theme writing

Theme  Snails and St. Patty’s Day

Green eggs and ham snackin...kingergarten style!

Green eggs and ham snackin…kingergarten style!

Reminders and tidbits

Practice writing first and last name with a capital at the beginning and lower case letters following.

All homework is due on Friday… please make sure your child is completing all writing in pencil.

Practice reading and spelling sight words daily.

Practice identifying numbers 1-100.

 

COMMENTS/REQUESTS

Scholastic Orders are due March 20th.

We are running low on snacks. If you would like to donate snacks, please drop them off on Monday.

 

WISHLIST

The foot book

The foot book

CRAYONS

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