Mrs. Igou’s Kindergarten
How are we on the last week of school? It has gone by so fast and has been absolutely wonderful. I can’t thank you enough for making this year so special. Your children and you have been such a blessing to me. I truly have the greatest class! They get bragged on all the time by other teachers in the building for how well behaved they are and how kind they are. My heart is so full watching these students interact with each other and students from other classes. These children have learned great empathy and acceptance this year and I couldn’t be more proud. Of course they have learned so much academically and some have come from not knowing any letters of the alphabet to being able to read but seeing them accept students that are different has been one of the best parts of my year. This is why I do what I do. I hope you have a wonderful summer and please know I am only an email or phone call away if you or your child ever need anything at all.
We will sign yearbooks or an autograph page on Tuesday afternoon. If your child has a yearbook, he or she may bring it and a pen to school Tuesday so their Kinder friends can sign it. I will have autograph pages available for those without a yearbook. We will also have an ice cream sundae party with our Buddy Readers.
I will be finishing testing on all our skills for this 9 weeks for report cards. Subtraction fluency is very difficult so don’t be alarmed if your child hasn’t mastered that. No one usually does. They changed the standard to subtraction up to 10 this year from up to 5 and it is very difficult to achieve. Please practice addition and subtraction facts over the summer to help your child be ready for First Grade.
Thursday is Water Day. This is an earned reward. This is based on the merit system. Children earn a merit every day if they don’t lose a buck or have unexcused early dismissals or tardies. Your child only needs 80 percent of the 9 weeks in order to attend. I will let your child know by Tuesday afternoon if they can attend. A note will come home with directions about water day. It is very important that you follow those directions. Children will not be allowed to call home to get things they forgot because the entire school is participating and that’s over 600 kids.
Your child will be able to meet his/her First Grade teacher on Friday. They will go there for about an hour and then come back to my class.
There will be no lunch served on Friday and dismissal will start about 11:55. If your child is absent, you will not be able to find out his/her teacher until August.
Dates to remember:
May 21: Yearbook signing and/or autograph page & ice cream party
May 23: Water Day (earned based on merits)
May 24: 1/2 day, Last day of school Dismiss at 11:55 No lunch
Remember, fever free (without medicine) and/or vomit free for 24 hours before returning to school.
If you ever have a question or comment, please feel free to write a note on the back of the calendar or send me an email. I can respond fairly quickly to email. It is difficult for me to get time to call. firstname.lastname@example.org
Don’t forget our school collects Box Tops, Campbell Soup labels, and Coke Rewards