Friday, September 13th, 2013
Dear Kindergarten Parents,
Yay! We survived our second week! We have been working very
hard on learning classroom rules, routines, and procedures.
We have also been playing games to get to know one another.
During shared reading this week we read The Wheels on the
Bus. We sang the song, acted it out, and made a school
This letter came home to you in a Friday folder. These
folders will come home to you most every Friday with my
newsletter, your child’s work, and any other important
notes. Please return empty folders as well as any completed
forms/special notes to me every Monday.
Some of you signed up to volunteer at our Kindergarten
orientation. If you have not signed up but would like to
volunteer please send me a note with your name, phone
number, and availability. I will plan to have a volunteer
schedule ready to implement in October. One of our
kindergarten goals is to learn independence so all
volunteers will work in the hall with 1-4 students to
practice math and reading skills. Many of you have given me
your e-mail address. If you have one and have not given
yours to me please do so as soon as possible. This is the
fastest/easiest way to communicate during the day.
Please remember to help reinforce your child’s self care
skills. Be sure your child is able to zip and button after
the bathroom. Also, it is not too early to begin practicing
with winter gear. I would prefer that your child be able to
dress themselves for the weather with little to no help.
plan to assign homework Monday through Thursday beginning in
October. Your child will need a 2-pocket folder.
allow water bottles in our classroom. If your child would
like to drink water throughout the day they can bring a
spill-proof bottle to keep at their table or cubby. We will
have 1 snack per day. Please provide your child with a
healthy snack each day.
will need certain supplies depending on the themes we are
working on. I will try to send home a monthly wish list for
those of you who are willing to donate items to use during
our units of study. My goal is to send my first wish list
Thank-you for your patience and support during the
transition to decrease our class size. On Monday we will
begin working in our new smaller classes. For those of you
who are moving to a new classroom I would like you to know
that it has been wonderful meeting all of you and getting to
know your child. I wish you and your child well as you begin
your time with Mr. K. Please continue to provide your child
some extra support and give them lots of praise as it is
needed to help them understand the ins and outs of the
Be sure to check out our webpage (address listed at the
bottom of page) periodically throughout the year to see
pictures of all the fun we are having!
Questions to ask your child this week are the following:
Can you tell me the names of 1-3 friends you have
Can you count by 1’s up to 20?
Can you tell me the three rules to follow in your
classroom and in all areas of the school?
Mrs. Lyman's Class for 2013-2014