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eBooks!

Our school has access to thousands of electronic books through a website called Mackin.  Just go to...

mackinvia.com

and login with the following information to share the joy of reading anytime. 

School: Quail Run Elementary

User ID: Student ID number

Password: quails

Welcome to Kindergarten!

What are we working on?

  • Reader's Workshop:  We kicked off Unit 1- We are Readers- with “Learn-About-the-World Books."  We learned that a reader is someone who explores the world on the lookout for things to read.  This week we will learn that readers read by themselves and with others.  We are working on “private time” reading and “partner time” reading.  We will also learn that readers reread and rethink.  Later in our unit we will be reading Old Favorite Storybooks.

  • Writer's Workshop:  We launched Unit 1!  We learned that we are all writers.  Writers put ideas on paper with pictures and words.  Writers know that “When we are done, we have just begun” and to add more details to their writing piece or to start a new one.  We are going to be giving them the tools they need to carry on independently as writers, teach them how to stretch out words to hear the sounds, and writing even "hard-to-write" ideas. 

  • Word Study and Phonics

  • Math:  We started Module 1 of our new Math program.  We are looking at attributes of two related objects, classifying to make categories and count, and will start working with numbers to 5 in different configurations, math drawings, and expressions.  We are also have number talks and work with math manipulatives.

  • Social Studies 

  • Handwriting:  We focus on uppercase and lowercase letter formation.  We practice hand position, pencil grip, and correct directionality while forming letters.  

  • Art:  Our Art Docent program is amazing!  We are so lucky to have this program at our school.  Parent volunteers attend art lessons and teach the lesson to our students each month.  

Kindergarten Traffic Video

Help your child get off to a great start each day!

There are many things you can do at home to ensure your child gets off to a great start on the first day and everyday!

 

  • Observe appropriate bedtimes.  Make sure your child gets plenty of sleep.
  • Eat a healthy breakfast each morning. 
  • Pack your child's Kindergarten bag before bedtime so it's ready to go in the morning. 
  • Set aside a block of time each day to devote to homework and reading. 
  • Share your own positive experiences about school with your child. 
  • Ask your child specific questions about their day.

Philosophy

Our philosophy as kindergarten teachers at Quail Run Elementary School is to teach your children the skills they need to be successful in kindergarten, and prepare them with a strong academic foundation. Our curriculum emphasizes academic, social, physical, and emotional development taught within a nurturing, engaging environment. Since each student arrives on the first day of kindergarten at a different stage of readiness, we teach these skills at a level appropriate to the development of each child. We want to help your child maintain a positive self-image and develop responsibility and independence that will support them throughout their academic career!

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Below are links for access to Dreambox Learning Math for Students to use at home. It can be accessed via a computer with the Student Portal or iPad with the Clever app. 

Student Portal

Dreambox Parent Info