FAQ

I hope to answer a few of your questions on this page. If you have more questions, please call me (955-0230)
or send me an email through this website or at csnyder@kunaschools.org.
  1. What can I do to help my child be successful at school?
  2. Do you celebrate birthdays at school? Can I send in treats?
  3. What do I do if my child won't be at school or needs to change transportation plans?
  4. Which words should my child know how to fluently read by the end of kindergarten?
  5. Should I be worried about my child's writing? Sometimes I can't even read their writing!



What can I do to help my child be successful at school?

1. Encourage your child to give their best effort every day.
2. Make sure your child gets plenty of sleep and eats nutritional
meals.
3. Read to/with your child every night for at least 20 minutes.
4. Complete the nightly reading homework (book bags) with your child.
5. Review the weekly spelling words and high frequency words nightly.
6. Encourage your child to practice and keep trying even if things
get difficult.
7. Tell your child how much you love them every day and make sure
they know that you are proud of them!
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Do you celebrate birthdays at school? Can I send in treats?

We love to celebrate birthdays at school!
Birthdays will be posted on our monthly class calendars
throughout the year. If your child has a summer birthday,
we will celebrate their half birthday during the year.
You are welcome to send in store bought goodies. Please avoid sending in items that contain peanut butter or nuts due to allergies.
Please contact me to make arrangements if you want to send
in treats or bring in treats.
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What do I do if my child won't be at school or needs to change transportation plans?

Please call the school office at 922-1007 to report any absences
and/or changes in transportation. We cannot change your child's
transportation plans without written or verbal permission.
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Which words should my child know how to fluently read by the end of kindergarten?

You can find a list of "No Excuses Words" on the homework page on
this website. The "No Excuses Words" are the words your child
should be able to read fluenlty by the end of kindergarten. We also work on color and number words.
You can also find a link to lists of high frequency words on the
Homework page.
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Should I be worried about my child's writing? Sometimes I can't even read their writing!

I encourage students to use invented spelling and traditional spelling.
When kids are writing at school I encourage them to stretch out the word.
Kids should slowly say the word and write down every sound they hear in
the word. Stretching out words help students practice their sound spelling
skills. We do have our No Excuses Words up on our word wall and I do refer
kids to that wall when they are spelling those words. Sometimes I help kids
with their spelling when they are editing their writing for publication.
We do work on using proper spacing and punctuation during the year.
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