Hello! My name is Merrit Mitchell. If you spend anytime in my classroom this year, you will discover that I have a lot of energy and rarely sit down. (I am known to eat my lunch standing up!) I love archery, cooking, gardening, recycling, reading, technology, and I've also been known to love a good garage sale.
I have learned a lot from the kindergarteners I have taught and they have also learned a lot fom me. I hope to make a positive difference in the lives of all my students and I look forward to your help on this remarkable journey!
The School Closure HOTLINE
is 667-0784. Or you can tune in
into the local radio station(KVNI -1080) or local TVchannels. They will announceschool closures due to weather.
Kindergarten SpecialsMonday- Art - 1:25-2:10
Tuesday- P.E. - 1:40 -2:10
Wednesday - Computer Lab: 1:25-2:10Thursday-Music - 1:25-2:10Friday: Library - 11:40-2:10
Can you name the season in each picture?
What kind of shapes do you see in the pictures?
VOLUNTEERS ARE GREAT!
I love to have volunteers in my classroom! Please do not hesitate to contact me about helping out in reading, preparing assignments, art prep, and the list goes on!
BOOK ORDERS DUE December 6, 2017
I will be sending home book club flyers.If you would like to order books from ScholasticBook Clubs, please make a check out to "Scholastic Book Club"for each book order. You may also send in cash as long as it is in a sealed envelope or ziplock with your child's name on it. You will find many wonderful books at great prices (without paying sales tax!). Just check off the books you want from the flyer(s) I send home and send a check or cash in a sealed envelope with your order. When they are delivered to our classroom I will distribute them to your child. If your order is a gift for your child, please let me know so I can give them to you myself. You can also go to Scholastic.com and order using the code:LJTKA3. The books you order online will be delivered to my class!
Every year Borah collects box tops and soup labels for education from many product boxes or packaging. Please cut these out and send these in to our class to collect. Last year we collected over 1500 labels and box tops in our classroom and I'm hoping to beat that number this year. The labels help us earn money for our school, so please collect all you can and send them in as you cut them out.
Book It! PIZZA HUT!
I will be sending home information on the BOOK-IT! reading program that rewards your child with a personal pan size pizza from Pizza Hut in September. This program starts October, 2017 and runs through March, 2018. All your child needs to do is read 5 hours a month (or 10 minutes a day) or have someone else read to them. This includes practicing letters on their fluency sheets, reading decodable books, or listening to a friend or family member read. Your child will receive a calendar to use to track days that reading occurs. Just have your child color the picture in each box on the day they read and then bring it back to school on the first day of every month to get a pizza certificate. (It may take me a couple of days to hand out the certificates, but I will send them stapled onto the classroom newsletter or hand them to your child if I feel they can get it home. If you've lost or misplaced your calendar at the end of the month, please write a note telling me that your child read or was read to for 5 hours during the particular month that was due. If you forget to turn in your calendar, I will accept it anytime:)
We have snack time each day. Please bring in one large container, box, or bag of a fairly healthy snack (no candy please) once per month to share with the class. Ideas for snacks are: pretzels, chex mix, goldfish, granola bars, crackers, etc... If on occasion, such as a birthday, special day, or holiday, you would like to bring in a special treat, you may also choose to do that, too. When I pass out your child's snack, the class will thank him/her. If your would like your child to bring their own personal snack, please do so. Also, your child may keep a water bottle at their table to drink from. (Just make sure the lid seals well to prevent spills.) No pop, please. Also, if your child is allergic to any food item, please make a point to let me know.
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WRITING YOUR NAMEHave your child practice writing his/name.Capital at the beginning and lowercase lettersto follow. This skill appearson the report card.LETTER NAMES/SOUNDSPractice your letters and sounds EVERY night.Use the fluency sheets I will send home tobecome fluent in letters and sounds. Our goal is tobe great readers. With your help, yourchild can succeed!SENTENCE WRITINGPlease have your child practicewriting a sentence with a capitalat the beginning, lowercaseletters to follow, spaces between words,anda period at the end.MATH GOALSBy end of the year, yourchild should know: How tocount to 100, identify 2D and3D shapes, numberidentification and writing 0-20,can count withone-to-one correspondence,compare and classify objects,and understand addition asputting together and addingto, and subtraction as takingapart and taking from, and befluent in addition and sub-traction facts through 5.WRITING NUMBERSPlease work with your child onwriting the numbers 0-20.Remember, as whenwriting letters, we always startat the top and write down.Writing numbers is difficult.Most students have problemswith most of the numbers,so please practice at home.