Mrs. Patrice Shaltens

Welcome to Kindergarten!

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My name is Mrs. Shaltens.  Our classroom number is A114. 

We are working so hard in Kindergarten!   We are focusing on the letters Xx, and Zz and all letter sounds for the alphabet. We are also using our sound folders to listen for the location of the sound (beginning , middle and end of the word) . We are writing our names and practicing starting at the TOP of the line and pulling down. We have started learning some sight words.  We have learned: a, I, and, is me, no, see, to , the, we and you.  This week I will introduce at.  In Math, we are  finishing the chapter on Addition.   In Language Arts, we are using Challenge books, as well as our letter books, to track words in a story from left to right when we are reading. We are also practicing reading with fluency. We are focusing on nonfiction stories. .We are researching animals and facts about them.  In Science we will be working on "motion". During Class Closing, we are sharing how we were good friends to others, how we showed acts of kindness, and we are giving "put - ups" to each other.  

February 13 is 100th day of school!(due to snow day on the 12th)
February 21 is Oscars Day (Students dress  their best!)

Please look for the Homework sheet that should stay in your child's Boomerang folder.  That sheet will be turned in by your child to me on Friday, February 15.  Your child is also bringing home a Reading folder each night. Please read together and talk about the story.   Thank you so much for your support in our Kindergarten adventure!!

Snack policy:

Here are the recommended district-approved snacks for the classroom:
FRUIT, VEGETABLES, CHEESE, PRETZELS, GOLDFISH AND NUT FREE GRANOLA BARS.  Please try to stick to this specific list due to allergies and items processed in peanut factories. 
Please refer to this list when making your snack selection for your child. Please write your child's name and "SNACK" on it so they can grab it from the snack buckets at the appropriate time.