August 18 -22

We had a great first two days of school! I have a wonderful group of students and I am really looking forward to a fantastic school year. 

Thank you parents for ALL of your generous donations and don't forget to attend Back to School Night on Monday, August 18th at 5:30 in the Cub's Den (the church sanctuary). We will be covering a lot of important information. For this reason we encourage you to find child care for your children.

What Are We Learning This Week?:

Sight Words: WE, CAN, SEE, A.

Letter Team: EE (like in SEE and BEE).

Reading: We are reading many books about beginning school and books about being friends in school. We are also beginning our first part of Daily Five: Read to Self - please see the Daily Five tab at the top of the page for more information. We are also learning two reading strategies from our CAFE menu, Make Your Finger Match the Word and Retell What You Just Read. Please see the CAFE Reading Strategies tab for more information.

Writing: We are learning to neatly write the alphabet using correct letter formation.  We are writing a book together about shapes using our sight words of the week. This week we are learning that a sentence starts with an uppercase letter and ends with a period. We are working on putting finger spaces in between our words. We are also learning that our ABC Sound Chart helps us to identify sounds/letters in words. 

Math: We are learning to identify, order, write, and count numbers to 30, identify and name shapes and sort them by different attributes.  We are also learning the days of the week and months of the year.  Your child will also be working on “Daily Math” practice pages in class.  These practice pages will be sent home each day for you to review with your child.   Please take a moment to go over any missed problems you see on these practice pages.  We will be completing “Daily Math” practice pages in class Monday through Thursday and a “Daily Math” weekly assessment each Friday.

Leadership: Here at ILCS, we focus on a certain leadership theme each month. This month and through September, our theme is "grit". We are teaching that grit is perseverance and passion for long-term goals. We will discuss ways to demonstrate grit at home and at school. 


The first day of school is almost here! I am so excited to meet my new class! I am certain many of you have questions, comments, concerns, and emotions. Hopefully the following information will help. Here are a few things to know about the first day:

  1. We will meet down on the playground between 7:50 - 8:10 (school starts at 8:10am).  The basketball court is where we will line up each morning.

  1. Please remember, no backpacks.  Although it's fun to choose a new backpack, we just don't have the space for them.  Backpacks will be something to look forward to in first grade.  

  1. Please send a small snack for our nutrition break.  It can be in a lunch box or bag with your child's name.  This is not lunch, just a short break, so a small healthy snack is plenty.

  1. If you are able, we invite you to join us for the first 15 minutes in our classroom as we read our first story together as a class.

  1. Dismissal will be at 12:30!!  Please pick up you child on the ramp in the front of the school. I ask that you come introduce yourself to me - tell me your name and your child's name - this way, I can start getting to know faces and make pick-up as safe as possible. 

  1. On the first day of school, your child will come home with a first day packet full of papers from the office. Please be on the look out for this important packet, fill out the appropriate paperwork, and return to school as soon as possible. 

  1. Smile! The first day of Kindergarten is exciting!

Also, Back to School Night will be Monday, August 18 at 5:30pm in the Cub's Den (Sanctuary) on our campus.  Please plan to attend.  We will be covering a lot of important information.  For this reason we encourage you to find child care for your children.

Welcome to kindergarten!! I am Mrs. Stanley and I am thrilled to be your child's kindergarten teacher! Over the next year, you will become very familiar with our classroom website, checking it EVERY WEEK for homework, announcements, pictures of us having fun, and classroom news. Please note that some parts of the website are still under construction as I'm getting ready for the new school year, but feel free to look around and familiarize yourself! Make sure to check out our Supply List and Class Wish List Tabs for Back-to-School Supplies and remember - Please do NOT need to bring back packs to school.

Thank you for taking the time to visit our classroom website for the first time of many!! Have a wonderful last few weeks of summer and I will meet you all soon! YAY :)