September 9

Hello Team KA,

Congratulations on making it through the first week of Kindergarten! This is a big adjustment for both you and your child. All of the excitement and nerves take a toll and everyone is probably pretty tired tonight.

Your children have had so many ‘firsts’ this week. They got to have their first Music class, their first Phys. Ed. class and even their first school assembly on Friday. They’ve been learning to manage their time eating lunch and snack, and to make choices at play time. They’ve been meeting new friends and learning new routines. That’s a lot of learning in just three days! I’m so proud of how well they’ve all been doing, and I’m excited for all that comes next.

On Thursday we began our Fundations program. Fundations is an early literacy program that helps students learn letters, how to make the letters, and their corresponding sounds. We have started the orientation part of the program and will start learning letters next week. I’ll share with you which letters they’re learning each week so that you can reinforce that learning at home.

On Thursday, September 15 at 6pm, you are invited to West Kent for Meet the Staff Night. Everyone can meet in the gym for the first 15mins and then come to the classrooms. Teachers will repeat their presentations three times for parents that have multiple children at the school. This is the first time since 2019 that we’ve been able to hold this event and we are excited to have everyone come to the school. I hope to see you then 😊

Thanks to everyone who got their forms back in to me so quickly. I hope to have them all by early next week. If you need a new copy, please let me know and I will send one home in the homework bag.

School pictures will be September 20 – mark it on your calendars!

We will start practicing and talking about fire drills and bus evacuation drills next week. This is important emergency planning and will probably lead to some discussions at home that usually start with “What happens if…?” If any big worries come up, please feel free to let me know and we’ll help manage any big feelings.

Next Week in KA

Monday, September 12, Day 4 – Phys. Ed.

Tuesday, September 13, Day 5 – Music

Wednesday, September 14, Day 6 – Phys. Ed.

Thursday, September 15, Day 1 – Music & Meet the Staff at 6pm

Friday, September 16, Day 2 – Phys. Ed.

Have a great weekend,

Lisa 🙂

Some name practice and puppets we made
Finding the letters for our names

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