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Weekly Sharing Theme

Week of 10/23 - 10/26 - Making Healthy Choices:  For Red Ribbon Week, we will be learning about making healthy choices for ourselves.  Draw and write what you do that is good for you. Bring it in on your sharing day.  Some heathy choices we will be talking about are eating foods that are good for you, drinking plenty of water, getting exercise, and getting enough sleep. 

Important Dates

10/22 - 10/26 - Red Ribbon Week

10/26 - School Carnival

10/31 - Minimum Day and Halloween celebration - all students in our class attend school 8:00 - 10:30)

11/2 - No School - Staff Development Day

11/12 - No School - Veteran's Day Observed

11/19 - 11/23 - No School  (Thanksgiving Break)

12/19 - Class Performance of The Gingerbread Man (8:30 - 9:00)

12/20 - Minimum Day (all students in our class attend school 8:00 - 10:30)

12/21 - 1/4 - No School (Winter Break)

1/7 - No School - Teacher Work Day

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Class News

The kids did a great job of practicing reading at home this week.  Thank you for spending this time with them each night.  Books should be returned to school the next day.   Kids will bring books home 2-3 times each week.   In addition to supporting their reading growth, please continue to read to your child each day.  At the Kindergarten and First Grade Parent Reading Night, the specialists from the district discussed the importance of reading to children even as they are able to read on their own.  I appreciate you coming out on a weeknight to attend this evening event. 

 

Next week is Red Ribbon Week.   This is a time when we think about making healthy choices.  We will be doing a few activities in school, and will have spirit days all week. 

Monday - Wear Red

Tuesday - Pajama Day

Wednesday - Wear Orange

Thursday - Crazy hair and/or socks

Friday - Backwards Day

The PTA has sent home information about Red Ribbon Week to all the families. Remember that participation in spirit days is always optional. 

 

This week was Digital Citizenship Week.  This year, the kids will get a few lessons on responsibly using devices and the internet.  Mrs. Kravitz was a guest reader in our classroom as a part of our lesson. 

 

Thanks to the PTA, we had a Soul Shoppe assembly on Wednesday.   Soul Shoppe teaches us how we can handle our feelings including calming down, and using our words to let others know how we feel. 

 

On Thursday, we had an earthquake drill, followed by a fire drill.   The kids did a great job of getting under the tables, holding onto a table leg, protecting their necks and heads, and waiting quietly for instructions. 

 

We also had a visit from the San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District this week.   The fire fighters brought the truck to school.   They discussed fire safety, and let the kids get into the truck. 

 

Halloween is coming, and the kids are so excited!  All children in our class will attend school from 8:00 - 10:30 on this day.   The kids will need to bring their red bag as usual, and may want a small snack. We will have a class party, followed by the parade at 9:40.   A Sign Up Genius has been sent out by our Room Parents to help at the party.   You must be a cleared volunteer to help at the party, and per the district rule for volunteering, no siblings are allowed. All families are welcome to meet us out on the blacktop for the parade.   I love seeing all the fun costumes.  Here are some costume guidelines.

 - Label all costume accessories so they do not get lost. 

 - No weapons of any kind.

 - Be sure that your child can get in and out of the costume to use the restroom as needed while at school. 

 - Wear comfortable shoes for walking at the parade.

 - No scary or gross masks.   Additionally, for safety reasons, children will not be allowed to wear masks while at recess or in class, but can wear them while walking in the parade as long as they are able to see out of them. 

I'm looking forward to a fun Halloween day!

 

There are many ways to volunteer in Kindergarten.   Here are the links to sign up. 

Classroom Helpers:  

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4baeaa23a31-kindergarten3

Art Helpers:  

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4baeaa23a31-artclass

It's fun to get into the classroom and meet the kids!

 

Carolyn Costamagna

ccostam@srvusd.net

 

 

Learned Words, Letters and Keywords

**Please review these letters, sounds, and words at home. **

Letters and Keywords:

Cc - Cat

Gg - Goat

Aa - Apple

Tt - Top

Bb - Boy

Ll - Lamp

Ff - Fish

Hh - Hat

Pp - Pig

Ss - Snake

Uu - Up

Mm - Man

Rr - Rat

Ii - Igloo

Nn - Nest

 

Learned Words: she, we, be, he, you, go, like, my, the, to, I, a, see, can, and, me

Special Person Schedule

October

10/22 - Elliott

 

November

11/5 - Paige

11/13 - Amina

11/26 - Jack

 

*The schedule for the year can also be found in the Locker section of this website.  

About the Teacher

This is my 30th year of teaching in San Ramon.   I spent 26 years in Kindergarten and 1 year in First Grade at Bollinger Canyon, before coming here to Twin Creeks in 2016. I earned my Bachelor of Science in Human Development from UC Davis, and my teaching credential from Saint Mary's College.  I absolutely love Kindergarteners, and the whole Kindergarten experience that is full of social, emotional, and academic growth. 

I have 2 sons, Kyle and  Dylan. 

I love running, hiking, wake boarding, and spending time with my family and friends.   

Non-Discrimination Statement

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