I found a great communication website/app this summer. It is called Class Tag and I will be using it for communication, parent conference sign up, supply needs, volunteer sign ups, etc. I will send information home at the beginning of school so that families can sign up for it. I’m hoping it will help keep all information and communication organized and in one spot.
Kindergarten – Room 115 – West Parish School
Your child will need to bring in supplies for personal and community use.
Individual supplies that need to be labeled with your child’s name:
*a spacious backpack that your child is able to open and close independently
*a lunch box AND a separately packed small snack (we have snack each morning and your child should have 1 food item and 1 drink, preferably water)
*a set of Crayola 16 count crayons
* 3 marble composition books (no spiral notebooks please)
*change of clothes and underwear in a large, labeled Ziploc bag
*If your child doesn’t know how to tie, please have them wear Velcro sneakers on P.E. class days
Community use supplies that do not need to be labeled
*sandwich size Rubbermaid-type container (the one’s from Dollar Tree are great)
*one dish sponge ( make sure they don’t have a scrubber side)
*a box of tissues AND a roll of paper towels
*a canister of antibacterial wipes (for surfaces; not hands)
*a large bottle of hand sanitizer (not hand soap)
*1-4 cans of Play Doh brand dough (other brands dry out too quickly)
Homework Box: Please set up a shoebox at home that contains all the things that may be needed to complete any homework. My suggestions are: sharpened pencils, extra erasers, crayons, glues or glue sticks, tape, blank paper, scissors, a stapler and anything else you think may come in handy. If you have this box set up, you won’t be rushing out after dinner one night in the future looking for a needed supply.
***If you have any questions about any supplies, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org You can bring the supplies to the popsicle party in August or your child can bring them to school on their first day. PLEASE DO NOT SEND ANY OTHER SUPPLIES THAT ARE NOT LISTED. The kindergartens are well stocked with all the other supplies that your child will need. If you wish, you can use other supplies at home in your homework box. Thanks!!!!!
*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.
*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.
*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.
*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.
Please click on the links to get information on how to help your child grasp a pencil correctly. It is a very important skill for children to have as they enter kindergarten.