Chelsea Murray

Mrs. Murray's Kindergarten Class
September 23-27th
cmurray@rivermill-academy.org

Weekly focus (in class):

Math- Module 1, Lessons 22-26. (work on math games/centers)

Writing- "I see the..." and "It is a..." sentences using anchor charts

Cafe- Rhyming words and parts of a book.
Center rotations of read to self, read to someone, work on words, listening center, and technology center. 

Letters of the week: R and M (practice through songs/movement, poems, and letter crafts)

Theme: Seasons

Sight words-  he, was, for, on, are

Calendar- days of the week, months of the year, weather, shapes, colors, numbers, ABC's
 
**Daily Homework: packets for math are due on Monday to be checked. Practice the 5 weekly sight words in booklet. turn it in once they know the entire page. ** 


Library books are checked out every Friday. Please have your child return it the following Friday in order to get a new book. 

CONTACT INFORMATION

Please make sure to check emails, folders, and Dojo daily for any important info or updates.  Email is the BEST way to reach me, but always feel free to call as well. I check it regularly and use it to keep you guys updated on what is happening in our class each week.  If your information changes at any point during the year, please send the new info in your child’s homework/take home folder.

TAKE-HOME FOLDER

Your child will bring home a folder each day. This will hold papers that need to go home, completed class work, homework, turn in money/permission slips, etc. The front pocket will be labeled “Return to School” and the back will say “Keep at Home.”  Please check the folder and return it to school daily. Please check for any notes as well. 

MONEY

If you are sending money, it will need to be in a sealed envelope or plastic baggie labeled with your child’s name and with what the money is for.  Please do not send any loose money to school with your child. It needs to be labelled. 

LUNCH

Our lunch will be from 10:50 to 11:15 each day. On Fridays, parents or other family members are allowed to bring outside food (McDonalds, Wendys, etc.).  This is the ONLY day that outside food is permitted on campus.  Parents are allowed to come and eat lunch with their child any day they’d like. However, please meet your child in the cafeteria and not in the classroom.  We will have designated tables for children and their “lunch guest” because our regular lunch tables only seat 24 students.  We do ask that you avoid eating lunch or coming to school for the first few weeks of school. This can be a hard transition for kids and it makes things easier if we can establish a routine before having visitors.

ICE CREAM
Fridays will be designated as our “ice cream” day.  It is $1.00 and will serve as their afternoon snack. If you do not want your child to participate, please make sure to send me a note on Fridays and a snack with your child for the afternoon.  This year they are implementing a new policy in regards to ice cream.  Money must be in your child’s lunch account before ice cream days,

SNACK

Snack time will be each afternoon at 2:10. If you send snack in your child’s lunchbox, please make sure they know what it is. We have had incidences where they accidentally eat their snack during lunch and then don’t have anything for later in the day. Snack ideas include chips, yogurts, fruit cups, jello, crackers, water, juice, etc. Please don’t send sodas or candy.  

SPECIALS

Below is our specials schedule for the first half of the year…

          Monday: 10:00 to 10:30 PE

          Tuesday: 9:30 to 10:00 Music

          Wednesday: 9:30 to 10:00 Art

          Thursday: 9:30 to 10:00 Spanish

           Friday: 9:30 to 10:00 PE

                       10:00 to 10:30 Media (Library)

  • Please make sure that your child wears tennis shoes on PE days. We do have recess each day from 11:30 to 12:00 and SUGGEST that they wear appropriate shoes for that as well.JPlease avoid flip flops.

 

EXTRA CLOTHES

All students will need a change of clothes to keep in their bookbag.  I will remind everyone during the year when they need to be switched out, especially when the weather changes.

BEHAVIOR

This year our class will be using “Dojo” as a form of tracking our behavior. Students earn points for positive behaviors and lose points for negative choices. You will receive a notification once your child earns, or loses, a point along with a brief description of what they did.  If your child loses a point and I feel that more detail is needed on the incident (other than the description given) I will contact you through Dojo or a note in their folder.  You may also contact me via Class Dojo, but be aware that my response time might not be immediate.  I will do my best to respond to you in a timely manner.

GRADE PARENT  Each class has a grade parent that is responsible for helping the teacher with planning parties, attending PTT meetings and sharing the info with parents, or anything else that might be helpful during the school year.  Once one has been selected for our class, I will let you know who he or she is.

          I think this covers everything, however, as new information arises, I will contact you through email. One thing you need to know about me is I love to send emails!J  This is this fastest, easiest way for us to stay on top of things and communicate with one another. Please, please, please make sure I have the correct email information for you at all times.

          As the year gets started, it is important to establish rules and procedures within the classroom.  In order to do that, we must work together to know that students know what is expected and what is and isn’t acceptable behavior at school.  No day will be perfect, but please know that I always have your child’s best interest at hard.  When they are here, I will love them like my own and treat them like my own. There will be days they love me and days they might not like me so much, and that’s ok.  I’m here to help them learn, grown, and become the best person they can be. J 

          I’m looking forward to getting to know, not only your kiddos, but you as well.  Hopefully, by the year’s end, we will all feel like family. J

 

Love,

Mrs. Murray
cmurray@rivermill-academy.org