Welcome to Kindergarten!
Conference Time: 1:15-2:00
Welcome to Kindergarten! I am excited to have you in my class this year! My name is Laura Vanckhoven and this is my fourth year teaching Kindergarten at Giesinger Elementary. I graduated from Sam Houston State University with a degree in elementary education EC-6. I have been married to my wonderful husband for six years and we have a two year old, Asher! In my free time I enjoy being with my family and reading. I look forward to this new school year and working with you and your child!
Reminders and upcoming dates
March 10th- End of 3rd Nince Weeks
March 12th-17th- Spring break
7:30-8:05 Morning procedures/morning announcements
8:05-8:10 Warm up check/clean up
8:25-9:00 Writer's Workshop
9:15-10:30 Anchor Stations/Guided Reading groups
10:30-10:45 Shared Reading
10:45-11:00 Word Work
2:30-2:40 Social Studies
2:50-3:00 Clean up/folders/snack
In your child's Daily Folder, there is a homework calendar for each month. Please complete and color in each day of the month.
I also send home reading books Monday-Thursday. (This will begin in October) Please sign the reading log and return every day!
What We Are Learning
Language Arts: We are working on fiction books and informational/expository texts. Traditional folktale/fairytales and "I" word families and S blends.
Math: This month we will be working on measurement (length, capacity, weight), money, and data.
Science: We are learning about basic needs and parts of a plant and seeds.
Social Studies: Our main focus is Presidents and Texas.
Kindergarten Sight Word List
I at of did have
in go see are like
on me yes for said
my do the was with
am is and saw look
it up can went here
Helping At Home
I encourage you to read each night with your child. Some things to consider when reading with your child:
- Left to Right reading
- Picture Clues
- Point to title
- Recognize and read sight words
- Concept of print (spacing, captilization, punctuation)
- Retelling a story using sequencing
- Letter and sound recognition