Class News

Week 2

I had a great first week with all of my new Kinder Owls. Each day we made improvements with following the rules, stamina and using our best listening ears. The real test will be this next week, as the students will have full days of school (8:15-2:30), Monday-Thursday, and early dismissal (8:15-1:00), Friday. Expect your child to be tired on Monday! Here are some reminders:

Color Days will start next week: Monday is wear RED day! The flyer was sent home last week in my Welcome packet. —-> Flyer Color Days Notice

Lunch: Students will be eating lunch at school on Monday. Students eat lunch at 10:45 and we do an afternoon snack/recess. If you are packing a lunch for your child, discuss with them that they need to save one item for afternoon snack. It may be a good idea to mark this with the letter S or the word snack. If your child is buying lunch, please make sure to pack a snack still, as the school does not provide snack. Remember to pack items that they can easily open on their own. It is good to practice this at home. I always have them TRY before I step in and help. We are creating independent learners in Kindergarten!

Clothing: Great job with this on the first week! All students were able to use the restroom and take care of their own bodies. Hats are okay at recess, but I will have students put hats in their backpack during our learning time. PLEASE make sure your student wears shoes that they can manipulate themselves. If they can not tie shoes yet, have them wear a different option. *All shoes must be closed toe, no sandals.

Homework folders: I will provide these on Monday. On the back of the folder will be a sheet of Alpha Friends. Please keep it in the folder and practice the sounds every night. Folders are to come to school everyday as it is going to be a mode of communication for us, as well as a organization keeper for your child to take home their work from the day.

Incoming Kinder Packet: Many of you picked up an Incoming Kinder packet this summer at the office. This packet has many resources for you to practice at home (learning CD, suggested apps, handwriting sheet, etc). If you DID NOT pick this up, please contact me so that I can send one home.

Thank you for being respectful in my morning procedures of saying goodbye at our line or at the gate. You will be amazed at how independent they will be by the end of the year!

Thank you to families that have donated supplies, I truly appreciate it. If you have any questions feel free to email me. Thank you!

(I know that was A LOT of information) 🙂


Quarter 2 News

Welcome Back,

I hope all families had a great two weeks off and that you were able to relax, have some fun, and get some school work in (I just had to say it). I am sending this out to remind and inform you on some housekeeping items in Room 402 for the start of the second quarter.

  1. As Camarena wants to go paperless, so do I. I am excited to try communicating through text messages. I will do this for quick reminders such as field trips, volunteer help, needed supplies etc. Here is how it works. All you need is to send a simple text message and you will automatically be subscribed to my Remind 101 account
    1. Send a text to 619-866-4996 with the message @misslesi
    2. You will then be subscribed and will be setup to receive reminders from Miss Lesiak. Simple as that!
  2. The Kindergarten teachers have not had enough time to collect homework on Fridays, provide constructive feedback, and send it back out that afternoon. To help this, we are asking that you provide another spiral journal for your child. This will let us collect a journal, and have a week to properly check it and give feedback. Please send in a spiral journal with your child’s name on it as soon as possible.
  3. Our first Study Trip to the Pumpkin Patch is coming up! Information will follow shortly.
  4. I see that some of the students were READING ROCKSTARS on Raz-Kids this break. Don’t forget to sign up, if you have not already. Raz-kids.com
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  5. Not that I want to confuse you with any more technology, but I completed my homework over the break and created a blog just for our class. I decided to create one aside from the Camarena Kinders one to make it more personable with pictures from our classroom, news specific to our classroom, products the students create, links such as Raz-Kids, etc. You may choose to follow both the Camarena Kinders blog and Miss Lesiak’s Blog if you choose, but I will include all of the information that is communicated on the Kindergarten blog. It is still a work in progress and I will be updating it shortly (my homework for this weekend).
    1. Misslesiak.com

Let’s have a great second quarter. Feel free to email me with any questions in regards to these items.

Courtney.lesiak@cvesd.org

Thanks, Miss Lesiak 🙂