Urgent! Room #3 Morning and Afternoon classes will plead for a "Peanut Free
Zone". All peanut products are requested to be kept at home. Thank your for
PTA - Our Parent Teacher Club at Fair Oaks is a great way to meet other
parents and get envolved in all school activities. We are currently looking
for help for our annual Jog-A-Thon and Ag Day!
Snack - Snack must be brought from home and be healthy. Fruit, Vegetable,
1/2 of sandwich,crackers, nuts, you get the idea.
Safe snacks for Birthday Parties- Jello- Pudding or Jello snacks in the
refridgerated section, Yoplait Go-Gurt, ScoobyDoo Graham Cracker sticks,Handi-
Snacks Ritz Crackers 'n Cheese Dip, Oreo Cookie Sticks 'n Creme Dip, Nabisco
Chips Ahoy!, Nabisco Oreos, Cheez - It Crackers, Popsicles, Sunnyside Farms
Chocolate Sundae Cups,Goldfish Crackers, Marzetti Caramel Apple Dip singles,
Chiquita apple slices....Hope that helps!
PLEASE NO CANDY, CHIPS, SODA,or SHELLED SUN FLOWER SEEDS for regular snack
Share time - Is designed to allow the children to stand in front of their
peers and speak in complete sentences. Absoultly no play weapons are to be
brought to school for any reason.
Welcome to kindergarten! I am really looking forward to getting to know both
you and your child. Please take the time to read through this rather long
note. Hopefully, it will answer some of the questions that you may have
either now or in the future.
The A.M. class begins at 8:00 and is picked up at 11:25. Children who arrive
late will need a note from the office.
Please be prompt picking up your child after school. Any changes in your
child’s schedule that will affect how, or with whom, your child will be
going home must be in writing. We will not allow your child to leave with
anyone who does not have prior permission.
Consistent attendance is essential for your child to obtain the most from
his/her kindergarten experience. It is also important that your child eats
breakfast before coming to school.
The classroom will be open to A.M. students at 7:45. Prior to that time I
may be coming and going to and from the room and I am not allowed to leave
students in the room unattended. If you must drop your child off before that
time please take them to the cafeteria. Children may arrive as early as 7
am for breakfast without paying for daycare.
If it is necessary for your child to be absent, please call the school that
day or send a note the day your child returns explaining the reason for the
If it is necessary to check your child out of school early always go to the
If you know that your child will be gone from school for an extended period
of time, please inform the office and us as soon as possible.
Please be sure that your child’s name is on all articles of clothing that
may be removed during the day and any other personal item that he/she brings
to school. With the exception of sharing, please do not allow your child to
bring any toys to school. Not only do they tend to be a distraction, it can
be heart breaking if the toy gets lost or broken.
Please have your child wear clothing that is appropriate for outside play
and that he/she can manage easily when using the bathroom. Help your child
learn to tie his/her shoes.
The first two weeks can be really difficult for both child and parents,
especially if they have not been separated before for any period of time. In
order to make this transition as smooth as possible, please be brave and try
to present a positive “No big deal!” attitude toward leaving him/her at
school. Then say a quick “Good-bye” at the door and leave. Long drawn out
good-byes tend to only make matters worse. If there are tears, 95% of the
time they stop within minutes (they will stop while you continue to watch).
I promise to take very good care of your child in your absence and provide
all of the love and support that is needed. After this initial period, you
are welcome to visit the classroom ANYTIME!
Play dough Recipe
2 cups flour
2 cups water
1 cup salt
3 teaspoons salad oil
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
Oil of peppermint (optional)
Mix dry ingredients well before adding water, salad oil and food coloring.
If adding oil of peppermint, add a small amount with liquid ingredients.
Cook slowly, stirring, until it is not sticky and forms a ball in the pan.
Do not undercook. Knead like bread when it is cool enough to touch. Store
in a zip – loc plastic bag.
From time to time I will be sending home an order form from Scholastic Book
Club (they have a good selection and are reasonably priced). If you decide
to order, please return your order form with the payment in a sealed
envelope with your child’s name on it. Please make your checks out to
Scholastic Book Club. Books usually arrive in 10-12 days.
Mrs. Michelle Jones Classroom information: Mrs.MichelleJonesClass
I expect students to behave appropriately in the classroom and on the
playground. I also expect them to do their best and allow others to be able
to do their best. In order to create a nurturing and safe environment for
all of the children, I will use the following guidelines in the classroom.
1. I will do my best.
2. I will respect myself and others.
3. I will be where I belong.
The consequences for not following the rules will be:
2. Name on the board.
3 Loss of recess
4. Time out in the "time out" chair.
Children may receive verbal praise, stickers/prizes and other rewards for
During one week this school year, your child will be honored as our “special
student”. You will be notified the week before. At this time you will be
asked to fill out a paper about your child and send photos of your child
(pets, family, etc.)
Please go over proper use of the restroom with your child. It is very
important to review these procedures, lifting the lid (boys), aim, flushing,
and washing hands with soap after using the bathroom.
I know that you all lead busy lives, but if any of you could find time to
help in our classroom it would be REALLY appreciated!! So much more can be
accomplished with the help of volunteers. The children love to have you in
the classroom and it gives you a chance to see your child interact with
others at school, learn about our programs It will also allow you to see
what you can be doing at home to increase your child’s success at school.
You also get to meet your child’s friends. If this is something that you are
interested in please let me know. I also welcome dads, aunts, uncles,
grandmas and grandpas. Even if you cannot help, you are always welcome to
visit. Just stop by the office first for a visitor’s pass.
Homework will be sent home on Fridays and returned on the following Friday.
Generally, homework will always include reading to your child (or later in
the year your child will be reading to you.) It will also be extra practice
on something that we are working on in the classroom. Homework is important
because it establishes good schoolwork habits and it will increase your
child’s success in the classroom. Please be sure that it goes into the
folder. Please talk to me if you feel that the homework is too difficult for
your child or if your child is not being challenged.
If you ever have a question or concern about anything pertaining to your
child or school please don’t hesitate to call or send a note. You can call
the school anytime before or after class (847-0391) and I don’t mind if you
call me at home (613-1937), It is also very good to
I am looking forward to a wonderful year with your children.
Alphabet Writing Practice
Language that helps with writing the alphabet
*tall letters always start on the top*
*2 on the clock letters start in the position of 2 on clock*
*middle line letters start on the middle line*
1. a - 2 on the clock, around, back, down.
2. b - down, halfway up, and around.
3. c – 2 on the clock, around, stop.
4. d-2 on the clock, around, back, up and down.
5. e – across and around.
6. f – 2 on the clock, up high, around down, and across.
7. g – 2 on the clock, around, back down, and swing.
8. h – down, halfway up and over.
9. i – down and a dot on top.
10. j – down and swing, with a dot on top.
11. k – down, slide in and out.
12. l – down and stop.
13. m – down, up, over, down, up, over, down.
14. n – down, up, and over.
15. o – 2 on the clock, around, back.
16. p – down, up and around.
17. q -2 on the clock, around, back, down, and kick.
18. r –down, up and curve.
19. s – 2 on the clock around and around.
20. t- straight down, pick up and walk across.
21. u – down, curve, up and back down.
22. v – slant down, slant up.
23. w – slant down, slant up, slant down, slant up.
24. x – slant across, slant across.
25. y- down, curve up, straight down and swing.
26. z – across, slant diagonal, across.
Mrs. Michelle Jones