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Kindergarten

Dates To Remember

10/19 Staff Dev. (Pupil Free Day)

10/23 Red Ribbon Week-Wear red

10/24 Red Ribbon Week-twins, triplets, quadruplets Day

10/25 Red Ribbon Week-crazy hair, socks, and hat day

10/26 Red Ribbon Week-Pajama Day (school appropriate with shoes)

11/12 Veterans Day (Pupil Free Day)

11/19-11/23 Thanksgiving Recess (Pupil Free Days)

12/20-1/8 Winter Recess

1/9 School Reconvenes

1/21 Martin Luther King Day (Pupil Free Day)

2/18 President’s Day (Pupil Free Day)

3/25-3/29 Spring Recess

4/19 Local Holiday (Good Friday)

5/27 Memorial Day

6/7 Last Day of School

Kindergarten "I Can" Statements

NGSS Science

Pushes and Pulls

Weather and Climate

Ecosystems Relationships

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Reading List Suggestions

Kindergarten Teachers

 Mr. David Coleman

 

Mrs. Christina Hunt

 

Kindergarten News

Welcome to Kindergarten at Garden Grove!

We have had a great start to kindergarten in both Mr. Coleman's class and in Mrs. Hunt's class.  You may hear your child talking about "Buddy Bear's" Rules at home or other school rules, like..."walk not talk,"  "go flush wash leave," etc., and that is because as we begin the school year we introduce both classroom and school rules.  We are often reminding our students of what is acceptable behavior and what is not.  We spend a great deal of time working on proper school behavior, for the first few months of school.  Once, the students seem to have a good handle on how to behave and what is expected of them, that helps the learning process go much smoother.

 

We are also introducing an alphabet letter a week for the first few weeks.   The kindergarten students will also be learning 96 High Frequency Words this year, so you'll be seeing your child has a number of words to memorize each week.  Part of kindergarten is doing basic homework.  Your child will be given worksheets that reinforce what is being taught in the classroom.  Your child is expected to read with an adult each night as well, as part of their homework.  Studies show that children who are read to, become better readers themselves.

 

These first few months we will also be getting used to the classroom routines and where different things are located on our campus.  In a few weeks, we will start going to the library and our students will become familiar with how to get there and what we do there.  We never send our students anywhere on campus alone.  If we need to send a child to the office, we send them with 2 other students.  Keeping our kiddos safe is extremely important.

 

We will also be learning some exciting things in school these first few months too.  For instance, we are taking an entire week to read "Pete the Cat" books and discuss the sequences of the story, "I Love My School Shoes."  The students will also be learning some fun rhymes, like the number rhymes, the shape rhymes as well as nursery rhymes.  Rhyming is an important skill to help kids learn to read.  Another exciting thing we will be learning about is the color words and the color word songs that the kids love to sing.  Much of what we learn in "K " often is reinforced with songs or rhymes.  Look for your child to  bring home work that requires them to print their own names, write the numbers correctly, as well the upper & lower case letters, and even copying the color words.  There is much to learn in K and with your help and support, your child will be able to gain many important skills.

 

Lastly, if you are new to Garden Grove, we would love to have you come volunteer in the classroom or in our PTA.  Whether that means you can volunteer once a week, once a month or twice a year, we would love to see you and get to know you.  When your children see you value education, they learn to value it too.

Please ask us questions anytime, we are here to be of help.  :))

 

The K Team Teachers  

Pete the Cat Is Ready for Kindergarten!

Pete the Cat Is Ready for Kindergarten!

Links

Kindergarten Word Games:  click here

IXL Math Practice: click here

Habitat Match Up click here

Starfall: click here

Math Games:  click here

Science Summaries and Games:  click here

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Gold Ribbon Award!

Garden Grove IMPACT Academy has been recognized with a 2016 Gold Ribbon Award from the California Department of Education. Tom Torlakson, Superintendent of Public Instruction, announced the list of California’s 2016 Gold Ribbon Schools recently. "These schools shine as bright beacons for others, putting forth an exemplary effort to ensure that every student is ready for 21st century college and careers," Torlakson said. "California teachers are developing an education model for the nation, training the students of today to be the problem-solvers, inventors, and pioneers of tomorrow." 

 The Gold Ribbon Award celebrates the teamwork, positive school culture, and focus on student success that are Garden Grove IMPACt Academy traditions.

Move-a-thon

Families,

Thank you for your support for all of our fundraisers, like our annual MOVE-A-THON! All donations are spent on classroom supplies such as glue sticks, construction paper, special project materials, and any other supplies to meet the needs of the classroom.