Open Doors Kindergarten: Where Your Child is Brilliantly Unique
Dear New Kindergarten Families,
I am excited to begin a new year with your child as they begin a new adventure. This new adventure may be exciting for some and scary for others. Regardless of their emotions it is a time of changes for your child. I reccommend talking to your child and preparing them for the new changes and expectations to come, so that it may not be as scary or different. It may help to tell them a little about me and my classroom. My name is Mrs. Sanchez and I have 2 boys that are 18 and 19. I have 3 dogs and a bunch of chickens. My family and I love to play games like Monopoly and Pictionary. We like to take trips, although we have not been on one in a while. I love to drink coffee to help me start my day, and sometimes to help me continue my day. I love animals and would love to go to Australia day. My favorite animals are giraffes and elephants. I am very excited to get to know you and your child during the school year.
I have sent out packets to help prepare your child for Kindergarten. I also included a supply list. You can bring the supplies in during our Meet the Teacher Night, which is usually held about a week before school begins or during the first weeks of school. The supplies are for class use and will be shared amongst the students throughout the year.
Here is a list of skills to help your child succeed during the 1st quarter (August - mid Oct).
- Identify numbers 0-10
- Counting to 10
- Shapes 2D and 3D
- Write name
- Identify letters in name
- Write with a pencil
- Cutting lines with scissors
- Some letter names
- Some letter sounds
I want the students to have a general understanding of what letters are, but if they know all the letters that is even a better start for second quarter. We will learn all letters and sounds with intense instruction in the 2nd quarter ( mid Oct - December). This will include learning how to read and write 3 letter words with all letters of the alphabet by Christmas break.
Kindergarten Screening will be held July 22nd, 23rd, 26th and 27th from 8am - 12. I will be in contact with famiies to schedule appointments during the week of July 17th.
Have a Great Summer,