Ms. Holzer's Class
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The ABCs of Ms. Holzer's Class
Accelerated Reader (AR)
AR is a reading program that we will use during the second half of the school year. Students using AR will read AR books at their individual reading level, and take computer based tests on each book. Students earn points based on their tests. Students will have an individual goal for each nine week grading period.
Our class goes to art class with Mrs. Upton once every other week.
Please check your child’s B.E.E. binder each night. Homework and notes will be placed in this binder. If your child’s B.E.E. Binder is damaged you can replace the materials or send in a replacement fee of $5.00 and I will replace it.
Behavior charts need to be initialed every night. This is part of the school discipline policy. Behavior charts also give you the chance to discuss your child’s behavior with them each night.
If you have any questions regarding the buses you can call.
The class store is part of our class study of coins. Beginning in October students will be able to earn and save money for the class store. Students can earn coins through class games. Coins can also be earned for exceptional behavior. Students can use their coins once a month at the class store. Students can also choose to save their coins from month to month to purchase more expensive items.
A card system is the discipline system used in our class. For a detailed description of this plan see the class handbook.
E-mail is an excellent way to maintain communication. My e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Please feel free to e-mail me at anytime.
Our class will go on fieldtrips throughout the year. A fieldtrip permission slip will be sent home prior to each fieldtrip. The fieldtrip fee and permission slip must be returned by the due date on the slip. Students can not attend fieldtrips without a signed permission slip.
Parents are welcome to chaperone for fieldtrips.
In kindergarten we do not use an ABC grading system. The grading system you will see both on the report card and on your child’s graded papers is S, P, N. The system is explained below.
S stands for satisfactory. An S on your child’s report card indicates that your child has mastered a given skill. An S on a graded paper indicates that your child has met the requirements of that paper.
P stands for progressing. A P your child’s report card indicates that they have not yet mastered a given skill, but are progressing toward mastery. A P on a paper means that the has met some of the requirements of the assignment, but did not meet all of the requirements. If a child receives a P the reason will be indicated.
N stands for needs improvement. An N on your child’s report card indicates that they are struggling with a given skill. If your child receives an N on their report card I will work with you and your child to help them improve on the area where they received the N. An N on an assignment means that your child had difficulty with the assignment.
Homework is generally assigned at the beginning of each week. Homework will be listed under the “Homework” section of the Monday newsletter. Any sheets will be placed in your child’s B.E.E. Binder. Unless otherwise stated homework will be due on Friday.
The homework assigned each week is designed to reinforce the skills we are working on in class. Completing homework helps students improve upon these skills in addition to teaching students responsibility.
This project is something new I am trying out this year. Homework bags are canvas bags that contained.
The cafeteria sells ice cream. Kindergartners may buy ice cream on Fridays. The cost of ice cream is $.60. Students can bring in ice cream money on Friday or ice cream money can be deducted from their lunch account. Please discuss with your child whether or not they may purchase ice cream.
The lunchroom sells juice during lunchtime. Juice is not included with the cost of lunch. Juice can be purchased for an additional.
Keep updated by reading the class newsletter each week and checking your child's B.E.E. book each day for notes and information.
Our class will go to the library once a week. Our library day. During the first half of the school year students will be able to check out books. However, books will have to stay in the classroom. In January students will be allowed to take home the book they check out. Books will be due back on our library day. However, if they complete books before the next library day they may exchange them for another book.
Each student has a lunch account. You may deposit money into this account at anytime. A lunch menu is sent home at the start of each month to help you determine when your child will buy lunch. I advise sending money on a weekly or monthly basis.
Each child is assigned a lunch number, which works as a pin number for their lunch account. I will send lunch numbers home in your child’s B.E.E. Binder during the first week of school. It is very important that your child learn their lunch number. They will use it in the lunchroom and it will serve as their password for AR.
Our class will attend music with Mrs. Dennison once every other week.
NewsletterI will send a newsletter home every Monday. The newsletter contains announcements, homework, and other important information. Please take time to read the newsletter each week.
The office can be reached at 428-7125.
Students go to P.E. each day. Please make sure that your child is dressed appropriately. Students should wear gym shoes or bring a pair of gym shoes to change into.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. You can reach me through written notes, e-mail (email@example.com), or by phone (428-7125). I look forward to answering any questions you may have.
Reading logs are used during the first part of the year to encourage student reading. Your child's reading log is located in their B.E.E. Binder.
Report cards are sent out at the end of each nine week grading period.
Please make sure that you send in all the supplies on the list. If you have any questions, can not find items, or are unable to purchase items please let me know. I may send home requests for items when we run low.
If there is a change in your child's transportation, please notify me in writing.