- Thank you, Kindergarten Team, for joining us at our graduation ceremony today. It was special to OTA and the kids that you were part of the ceremony with your heartwarming messages. Some of the photos and videos, including the student interview video that was hard to hear, can be downloaded here.
- Please contact me if you accidentally took another student’s yearbook home! Each yearbook is personalized and labeled with students’ names. We would appreciate if you would do a quick check, even if you think you grabbed the right one.
- Lots of items were left at school today. Make sure to stop by the school lost-and-found to retrieve your belongings.
- If you forgot to pick up your child’s diploma after the ceremony or if your copy got damaged, please let me know so that I can email you a replacement.
- You should have received a handout about your child’s reading level this week. If you did not, please let me know so that I can send you information about which reading level your child’s reading practice would benefit from the most.
- Quarter 4 report cards, along with Spring MAPs reports, will be mailed out within a couple of weeks. FAQs regarding grades can be found here, and FAQs about MAPs assessments can be found here. Let me know if you have additional questions.
- I cannot go an entire summer without my favorite littles, so I will be offering tutoring and babysitting services this summer. Click here for the details.
- Thank you SO MUCH for an amazing school year. We couldn’t have made this kindergarten year so successful if it weren’t for all of the support from you – the parents! We are so appreciative of everything you have done to make these awesome kids grow their love for learning.
- I can be reached by email this summer if you have ANY questions about your child’s academic progress (or anything else). Have a great summer break!
Suggestions for Summer Academic Practice:
- Language Arts – practicing reading and writing high-frequency sight words, leveled reading (see announcement above), writing in various forms (stories, lists, letters, steps, etc.)
- Math – practicing math fact fluency, solving real-life math problems (calculating the change of a $12 item bought with a $20 bill, figuring out how much time on there is until you have to leave the house to go somewhere, etc.), getting comfortable with various math tools (counters, number lines, hundreds charts, ten frames, rulers, clocks, dot cubes, etc.)