Great Websites to Visit

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*Starfall is a great website for all aspects of learning how to read.  There are alphabet and word games, stories, and other fun academic and non-academic activities.  One of my favorite sites.

Starfall

*ABCYa is another great site for reading and math practice.  I use many of these games and activities in the classroom and the students love to participate.

ABCYa

*Lexia is a program used at West Parish in all grades.  Your child will get a username and password at the beginning of the school year.  They will work on this site during the school day and they can also work on it at home.

Lexia

*When we are learning the sounds of the letters, we use the Lively Letters program.  This is their website and you can see many of their lessons on Youtube.

Lively Letters

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Getting Ready for School

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Here are some fun activities that you can do at home as a preparation for the first day of school. They are optional activities and I thought they might be fun for some families to do to alleviate nervousness as the first day of school approaches. I’d love to see pictures of anything you make.

Countdown to the First Day of School

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Snack and Lunchbox Notes

Magnetic Refrigerator Art Frames

Countdown to First Day Paper Chain

August

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Welcome to West Parish kindergarten.  This is going to be a busy month at the school, especially this year since we have moved into a brand new school.  I know that I will be getting my last beach days in on the days that I’m not preparing our classroom. It is going to take a lot of time and effort to get the school prepared for all the students.  All the teachers have been very busy and are working very hard.  We are so excited about our beautiful new school.  Here are links to some articles and videos to help you get ready for kindergarten.  Can’t wait to meet all of you.

Skills Children Should Have Entering Kindergarten

10 Things to Think About Before your Child Starts Kindergarten

Easing the Transition Back to School

Sending Your Child Off to School

Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come!