Important Dates for August and September

Here are some important dates for August and September. I will update the post if more events are scheduled later

August 14-15 K Assessment Appointments

August 16- First day of School for K

August 16- BooHoo Breakfast at 8:20 (K parents are invited to enjoy breakfast and special activities in the Media Center.)

August 30th- Get the Scoop Night(Come tell me all about your child. PTA is providing ice cream as well!)

September 3rd- No School for Labor Day

September 6th- PTA Meeting 6:30-7:30

September 10th- Dental Clinic (More information to come in Friday folders.)

September 24th- No School for Teacher Workday

September 28th PTA Movie Night

Our Class

When you visit our classroom at the beginning of the year, I hope you find it peaceful, beautiful, and a little bit incomplete. A bit of a blank canvas if you will. I put lots of time, effort, and love into setting up the classroom but there is always something missing until the children come!

A classroom isn’t a classroom without the students!

So I purposely leave empty space. Space for the most important people in the room. Space for beautiful creations, new friendships, and lots of thoughts and opinions. I hope the empty spaces help my students know how incomplete our class is without them and how valued they are.

I’m looking forward to filling each bulletin board, clothesline, and branch with the creations of each child. I’m looking forward to each child becoming an essential part of our class.

Our class. That’s a wonderful thing.

End of Summer School Newsletter

We had a wonderful summer school session! We made friends and connections, and became familiar with the routines of school. The kids enjoyed practicing letters with songs, poems, coloring, and crafts. We learned about circles, triangles, squares, rectangles, hexagons, pentagons, rhombuses, ovals, and the numbers 1-10. We enjoyed chalk drawing, painting, puzzles, games, songs, and read aloud. I am proud of all the kids accomplished and excited to see them learn and grow in kindergarten!

Here are a few things practice at home to prepare your child for the upcoming school year:

• Student id number
• Writing first name
• Counting to 20
• Letter names and sounds (The students will learn them first trimester and they do not need to be mastered before kindergarten.)
• Identifying numerals 0-10
• Counting sets of objects up to 10
• Fastening and unfastening shoes, jackets, backpacks, and lunchboxes independently
• Following one or two step directions
• Unstructured play indoors and out
Please don’t worry if there are things on this list your child is still working on when they begin kindergarten. Any exposure to these skills will be beneficial to your child.
*Important Dates for the beginning of kindergarten are on the back of this sheet.

Have a wonderful summer!
Layla Cunningham
Important Dates for the Beginning of the School Year
Please check the school web site to stay informed of school events at

August 9th- Meet the Teacher Night
Meet the Teacher Night is from 3:30-5:30 pm at Beulah Ralph Elementary. Meet your teacher and see you classroom. You will also sign up for a kindergarten screening appointment.

August 14th and 15th- Kindergarten Screening
Bring your child for your kindergarten screening appointment at the time you signed up for at Meet the Teacher Night. This appointment gives teachers valuable information about our students and helps guide our instruction at the beginning of the school year.
***The 15th and 16th are regular school days for all other grade levels besides kindergarten.

August 16th -First Day of Kindergarten
Arrival is from 8-8:20. Dismissal is 3:20.

Our Library Visit

Today we got to know the library and our wonderful Librarian/ Library Media Specialist, Mrs Fitch. It was so fun! Mrs. Fitch read a dinosaur story and taught us songs about dinosaurs as well. We also got a chance to read some library books! We had a great time and are excited to return to the library for book check out when kindergarten starts!

B is for Butterfly

Today we learned about the letter b and also made a butterfly craft. These activities help the children become more familiar with each letter’s name and sound as well as provide opportunities to develop fine motor skills. Our crafts also help the children learn focus skills and build stamina to complete a task. Here are the kids working on their butterflies!