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Reading Highlights Essential Question: What happens in different kinds of weather? Letters:  Kk (ck) Sight Word: she, was We will not be doing phonics groups this week due to PAST/Phonics testing.   The students will be learning all about the letter Kk this week.  They will be focusing on the initial /k/ sound spelled with a k and the final /k/ sound spelled ck (example: lock, pick) Math Highlights Attributes (describing shapes using thin, thick, big, small, and color words) Shape Names Sorting Home Links will not be coming home this week.  Enjoy your long weekend together! Important dates 2/11: PAST and Phonics Testing 2/12:  Valentine’s Party @ 2:00 p.m. 2/13:  Early Dismissal and Parent Teacher Conferences 4-8pm 2/14: NO SCHOOL and Parent Teacher Conferences 1-8pm 2/15: NO SCHOOL 2/18: NO SCHOOL 2/26: Art Valentine’s Day Party Our Valentine’s Day party will be on February 12th from 2:00-3:00 p.m.  We will be making our own Valentine’s box in class, so please do not send in a box for their cards.  If your child would like to participate in exchanging Valentine’s Day cards, please send them in on February 11th or 12th.   We have 18 students in our class. If you would like to help with our party, please click here.  We have a few more items/volunteers needed to make the day a success!   Parent Teacher Conferences Conferences are scheduled for February 13th (4-8pm) and February 14th (1-8pm).  Please sign up for a time using Skyward. If you need help signing up for a time, please just email or call and I can help you get a time selected.  Also, if you are unavailable to meet on the 13th or 14th just let me know and we can schedule to meet another day. The conferences will be somewhat “student-led” so if possible, bring your child with you to conferences.  Thank you!
Posted by ingenthronk  On Feb 07, 2019 at 2:27 PM
  
Reading Highlights Essential Question: How do weather and seasons affect us? Letters:  Bb, Ll Sight Word: little, is The kindergarten team has decided to change up our phonics rotations.  During our phonics time (8:30-9:15) all of the kindergarten students will be grouped together based on the skills that still need to be learned.  We are hoping to be able to focus our teaching on only the skills that each student needs to learn. Math Highlights Measurement (nonstandard units) Subtraction Sign (-) Subtraction Number Stories Home Links will be coming home on Wednesday.  Please sign and return it after completing the math activity.    Important dates 2/4: Guidance 2/11: PAST and Phonics Testing 2/12:  Valentine’s Party @ 2:00 p.m. 2/13:  Early Dismissal and Parent Teacher Conferences 4-8pm 2/14: NO SCHOOL and Parent Teacher Conferences 1-8pm 2/15: NO SCHOOL 2/18: NO SCHOOL 2/26: Art Valentine’s Day Party Our Valentine’s Day party will be on February 12th from 2:00-3:00 p.m.  We will be making our own Valentine’s box in class, so please do not send in a box for their cards.  If your child would like to participate in exchanging Valentine’s Day cards, please send them in on February 11th or 12th.   A list of names will be attached. If you have questions, please just ask! If you would like to help with our party, please click here.  We have a few more items/volunteers needed to make the day a success!   Parent Teacher Conferences Conferences are scheduled for February 13th (4-8pm) and February 14th (1-8pm).  Please sign up for a time using Skyward. If you need help signing up for a time, please just email or call and I can help you get a time selected.  Also, if you are unavailable to meet on the 13th or 14th just let me know and we can schedule to meet another day. The conferences will be somewhat “student-led” so if possible, bring your child with you to conferences.  Thank you! See you all soon!
Posted by ingenthronk  On Jan 30, 2019 at 3:59 PM
  
Please click on the following link to sign up to help with our Valentine's Day party on Tuesday, February 12th.  Thanks!  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0449A9AD28A5FB6-mrs
Posted by ingenthronk  On Jan 24, 2019 at 9:11 PM
  
  Mrs. Ingenthron’s Class Valentine’s Day List         Brynn Kelden Brody Faith Aubrey Ryann Ethan Annie Eli Logan Jack Xavier Kennadi Samantha Kassidee Madison Hadley   Principal:  Mrs. Endecott PE Teacher:  Mr. K Music Teacher:  Mrs. Wooten Computer Teacher:  Mrs. Bueker Librarian:  Mrs. Huber Resource Teacher: Ms.Costello and Ms. Johnson Our Classroom Para-Educators:  Ms. Kaar, Ms. Knittle, Mr. V Title 1 Teachers:  Mrs. Brewster and Mrs. Branham       **The Valentine’s Day party will be on Tuesday, February 12th at 2:00 p.m.**
Posted by ingenthronk  On Jan 24, 2019 at 4:29 PM
  
We are going to continue working on the same reading skills next week due to the snow day, Kansas Day and the 100th day celebrations.   Reading Highlights Essential Question: What kinds of things grow on a farm? Letters:  Ff, Rr Sight Word: he, with We will now be introducing two letters and two sight words each week.  This can become pretty tricky for some of our students, so please continue to review sight words and letters at home.   Math Highlights 3D Shapes Solid and Flat Shapes 100 Day activities Comparing Attributes Home Links will be coming home on Monday.  Please sign and return it after completing the math activity.    100th Day of School The 100th Day of school is quickly approaching!.  The 100th day of school is scheduled for January 29th.  Anytime before January 29th, please send in 100 items. You can make them into a picture, just put them in a baggie or get as creative as you would like.  Some ideas might be: 100 paper clips, cereal, stickers or goldfish. The students can be as creative as they wish! I can’t wait to display their items! Important dates 1/27:  Annie’s Birthday! 1/29:  100th Day of School! 1/29: Kansas Day and Art 2/4: Guidance 2/11: PAST and Phonics Testing 2/12:  Valentine’s Party @ 2:00 p.m. 2/13:  Early Dismissal and Parent Teacher Conferences 4-8pm 2/14: NO SCHOOL and Parent Teacher Conferences 1-8pm 2/15: NO SCHOOL 2/18: NO SCHOOL 2/26: Art Valentine’s Day Party Our Valentine’s Day party will be on February 12th from 2:00-3:00 p.m.  We will be making our own Valentine’s box in class, so please do not send in a box for their cards.  If your child would like to participate in exchanging Valentine’s Day cards, please send them in on February 11th or 12th.   A list of names will be attached. If you have questions, please just ask! Looking Ahead to May :)   I just wanted to make you aware of some pretty big dates coming up in May in case you need to take off work in advance.  Our music concert is on May 7th @ 6:00 p.m. Our field trip has been scheduled to the Kansas City Zoo on May 8th. Kindergarten Recognition is on May 20th (time has not been scheduled).  
Posted by ingenthronk  On Jan 24, 2019 at 4:27 PM
  
Reading Highlights Essential Question: What kinds of things grow on a farm? Letters:  Ff, Rr Sight Word: he, with We will now be introducing two letters and two sight words each week.  This can become pretty tricky for some of our students, so please continue to review sight words and letters at home.   Math Highlights Measurement (length) Making and reading graphs 3D shapes Home Links will be coming home on Wednesday and Friday.  Please sign and return them after completing the math activities.    100th Day of School The 100th Day of school is quickly approaching!.  The 100th day of school is scheduled for January 28th.  Anytime before January 28th, please send in 100 items. You can make them into a picture, just put them in a baggie, or get as creative as you would like.  Some ideas might be: 100 paper clips, cereal, stickers or goldfish. The students can be as creative as they wish! I can’t wait to display their items! Important dates 1/21: No School 1/24:  Kelden’s Birthday! 1/27:  Annie’s Birthday! 1/28:  100th Day of School! 1/29: Kansas Day and Art 2/4: Guidance 2/11: PAST and Phonics Testing 2/12:  Valentine’s Party @ 2:00 p.m. 2/13:  Early Dismissal and Parent Teacher Conferences 4-8pm 2/14: NO SCHOOL and Parent Teacher Conferences 1-8pm 2/15: NO SCHOOL 2/18: NO SCHOOL 2/26: Art
Posted by ingenthronk  On Jan 17, 2019 at 7:47 AM
  
We had a GREAT first week back after break! Thanks for sharing your child with me during the day. We have been having some great times in class! Reading Highlights Essential Question: How do living things change as they grow? Letter: Ee Sight Word: are We will be researching and reading about how an apple tree changes as the seasons change.  They will be making a class book with the information they find. Math Highlights Addition Sign Addition Number Writing 1-100 Making shapes using other shapes (2 triangles to make a rhombus) Home Links will be coming home on Monday and Tuesday.  Please sign and return it after completing the math activity. Important dates 1/14:  PTO Label Contest Begins 1/15:  Spirit Day (Purple and White Day) Assembly 1/15: Art 1/16: Doughnuts with Dad @ 7:15am 1/21: No School 1/29: Art
Posted by ingenthronk  On Jan 10, 2019 at 5:14 PM
  
I can’t believe we have already reached the end of the first semester of the school year.  The second semester of kindergarten is my all time favorite! I hope you will be just as amazed as I will be to see how much your student will learn in the second semester.  In the second semester they become true readers! Just wait and see!! I hope you are able to spend some extra quality time with your families this break.  I will be excited to hear all of the wonderful things you and your family did over break.  Thank you for allowing me to teach your child each and every day. Happy Holidays!   The following are highlights for the week after break (January 7-11) Reading Highlights Essential Question: What do living things need to grow? Letter: Hh Sight Word: My Students will be taking a look at living things and what they need to survive while they are reading this week.   Math Highlights Number Stories Teen Numbers Equal Sign Home Links will be coming home on Wednesday.  Please sign and return it after completing the math activity. Important dates 12/22-1/6: Winter Break 1/7:  Classes Resume 1/11:  Happy Bear Presentation 1/11: Spirit Day- Throwback Thursday (dress from your favorite decade 1/14:  PTO Label Contest Begins 1/15:  Spirit Day (Purple and White Day) Assembly 1/15: Art 1/16: Doughnuts with Dad @ 7:15 am 1/21: No School 1/29: Art
Posted by ingenthronk  On Dec 20, 2018 at 3:48 PM
  
Reading Highlights Essential Question: How can people help to make your community better? Letter: Review: Ii, Nn, Oo, Cc, Dd Sight Word: Review: go, you, do We will only be sticking to our reading curriculum Friday, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.  We will be taking our Unit Assessment on Thursday. Math Highlights Shapes Creating Shapes Teen Numbers (10 and some more ones) Home Links will be coming home on Monday.  Please sign and return it after completing the math activity. Gingerbread Day Gingerbread Day is quickly approaching!  It is one of my favorite days in kindergarten!   Our students will be making the cookie dough, rolling out the dough, decorating, and cooking their very own gingerbread cookies. During the day they will be participating in their own gingerbread story. Will all of their cookies make it out of the oven? Will someone eat their cookies? Oh my! Stay tuned to find out what happens to their cookies!   Thank you for the volunteers and donations!  Gingerbread Day will begin at 9:00. If you have signed up to volunteer, please arrive at school around 8:45 to help roll out dough.  Thank you! Winter Party Thank you again for all of the donations to help ensure our winter party will be a success.  I can’t wait to spend an afternoon at school frosting cookies, exchanging books, and just enjoying being together before winter break. Since this party is just for students and teachers, look for pictures to be posted on Seesaw.   Book Exchange We are going to have a book exchange during the winter party. If you would like your student to participate, please send in a $1-3 book (gently used or new) that is wrapped. Please indicate on the wrapping paper/bag who the gift is from.  The tag might say, “To: A boy, From: James.” I haven’t received many books, so please start sending in the books whenever you get them wrapped. Thanks!!    Kids' Korner Gift Shoppe We will be shopping on Monday, December 17th at 10:30am.  Please indicate how much and who your student is shopping for.  If you send in money after Monday, your child will still be able to shop.  Monday is just the only day that our entire class will be visiting the store.   Important dates 12/18: Art 12/17-21: Kids’ Korner Gift Shoppe 12/17:  Kid’s Korner Shopping Day @ 10:30am for Mrs. Ingenthron’s Class 12/18: Kids’ Korner Family Night 5-7pm in the Gym 12/19: Spirit Day (purple and White) Assembly @ 8:00 12/20: Kindergarten Incentive Day (Movie and Hot Chocolate Party) 12/21: Gingerbread Day, Pajama Day, Winter Party 12/22: Mrs. Ingenthron’s Birthday!   12/22-1/6: Winter Break 1/7:  Classes Resume **To help make the incentive day a success for our school, the Party Planning Crew is asking for donations of boxes of hot chocolate and bags of marshmallows.  Thank you for your donations! **We will be watching the Polar Express and enjoying hot chocolate to celebrate collecting over 1,000 canned goods on Thursday! Your student may bring a stuffed animal and/or a small blanket. Please just make sure it all fits in their backpack.
Posted by ingenthronk  On Dec 13, 2018 at 10:07 PM
  
Reading Highlights Essential Question: Who are your neighbors? Letter: Dd Sight Word: do I will be assessing all of the letters and sight words we have learned this year before winter break, so please continue to review them with your student in the next few weeks.   Math Highlights Number Grid Exploration 100--Making 100 Adding Making 10 Home Links will be coming home on Monday and Tuesday.  Please sign and return them after completing the math activity. Gingerbread Day Gingerbread Day is quickly approaching!  It is one of my favorite days in kindergarten!   Our students will be making the cookie dough, rolling out the dough, decorating, and cooking their very own gingerbread cookies. During the day they will be participating in their own gingerbread story. Will all of their cookies make it out of the oven? Will someone eat their cookies? Oh my! Stay tuned to find out what happens to their cookies!   To help make this day a success, I am still looking for 1-2 volunteers to help with setting up and decorating the cookies.  If you would like to help, please send me an email or call. Thank you! A gingerbread boy/girl outline is being sent home with your student on Friday.  Please work together with your child to decorate the gingerbread. Please return them whenever you get them decorated.  Thanks! Winter Party During our winter party, we will be frosting cookies.  I will be making the cookies, but we will need a few more supplies.  I’m still in need of frosting, plates, napkins, and juice boxes.  Please let me know if you are able to donate any of the supplies.   Thank you again! Book Exchange We are going to have a book exchange during the winter party. If you would like your student to participate, please send in a $1-3 book (gently used or new) that is wrapped. Please indicate on the wrapping paper/bag who the gift is from.  The tag might say, “To: A boy, From: James.” I haven’t received any books, so please start sending in the books whenever you get them wrapped. Thanks!!    Important dates 12/4:  Happy Birthday, Faith! 12/7: Red and Green Spirit Day 12/10-14: MAP Testing Week and Winter Warmth Drive 12/10: Counselor 12/13: PTO Gambino’s Restaurant Night 12/18: Art 12/18-21: Kids Korner Gift Shoppe 12/18: Kids Korner Family Night 5-7pm in the Gym 12/19: Spirit Day (purple and White) Assembly @ 8:00 12/21: Incentive Day, Gingerbread Day, Pajama Day, Winter Party 12/22: Mrs. Ingenthron’s Birthday!   12/22-1/6: Winter Break 1/7:  Classes Resume
Posted by ingenthronk  On Dec 06, 2018 at 2:21 PM
  
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