November 17 - 21

Thank you for coming to Parent Conferences. I enjoyed meeting with each of you to discuss your child's progress in class. Parent conferences will continue this week. Our schedule for the week is: 


1:00  Sakal




1:00  Aiden

1:30  Grace


1:30  Alena

2:00 Bella J.


1:00  Sara J.

1:30  Lance

2:00  Grant

We are having a Kindergarten Thanksgiving Feast on Friday! The kids will be eating turkey, soup, corn bread, friendship fruit salad, and of course, homemade pumpkin pie! Thank you for signing up to bring items - We are looking forward to making a lot of our items in class together this week. Also - we will be making a friendship fruit salad on Friday and each student will get to add their own fruit! Please send a piece of fruit to school with your child on Friday. An apple, pear, banana, or small bag of strawberries or grapes are good examples.

If you would like to join our feast and come help set up/clean up to make this a wonderful Thanksgiving Feast for our kids, you are welcome to join us on Friday. The feast will begin at 12:00 and we will need lots of help before and after that! Thank you in advance for ALL of your help! :) 

Our kindergarten classes are doing a Christmas play this year! I'm sure you have heard all about it! We will be putting on "The Tale of the Gingerbread Man". Each student will have a special role in our play. This week, we will be sending home lyrics and CDs so you can start practicing over break! More information to come. Have fun singing!

Don't forget to get your Book Orders in! They are due on Friday to ensure you will receive them before Christmas. 

NO SCHOOL ALL OF NEXT WEEK! Enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday with your families!A few weeks ago, I sent home our November/December Book Orders. Book Orders will be due next Friday, November 21st. They will be here just in time for Christmas! Take advantage of this wonderful offer - books make GREAT Christmas presents! 

RAZ-Kids: Congratulations to Gian!  He spent the most time on Raz-kids this week!

Last week we only read 1 WE GIVE BOOKS.  Keep reading on this website.  Remember for every book our class reads, a book is donated to a child in need. 

Smarty Ants: Our top Ant of the week award goes to Max!   Max was the Top Ant in Most Time Played.  Way to go Max!! 

IXL Math: Our top IXL Math Award goes to Calvin and Gian!  They spent the most time on IXL Math.  Way to go!!

We Give Books: Last week we only read 1 We Give Books.   We have now read 76 books so far this year!  We Give Books is a digital initiative that enables anyone with access to the Internet to put books in the hands of children who don't have them, simply by reading online.  For every book we read, a book is donated to a child in need!  My Goal is for the students in our class to read 25 books each month.  We will be reading the “We Give Books” online in class and I encourage each student and family to read at least one additional book at home each week.  Of course more than one a week is even better.  Let’s work together to meet, or even surpass, the 25 book a month mark! You can access the We Give Website at the following link: We Give Books. Our class username is: ILCS_Kinder_Stanley and the password is: leaders. Happy Reading!!

Upcoming Events: 

November 10-20:  Parent Conferences 

November 21: Kindergarten Thanksgiving Feast

November 24 - 28:  Thanksgiving Break - No School


Thursday, December 18: The Tale of the Gingerbread Man {time TBD}

Friday, December 19: Christmas Centers 

December 22-January 5: Christmas Break - No School

What Are We Learning This Week?:

This week we will have fun and review everything we have learned so far in kindergarten. We will also be studying the Pilgrims and Indians, reading about Thanksgiving, and working on fun Thanksgiving projects!! There are no new sight words or letter teams, so please review ALL of the first trimester sight words and letter teams.