Junior Kindergarten Homepage

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Welcome to our Junior Kindergarten homepage!

Hi, parents! This page is your primary resource to stay up to date on JK5 learning topics, assessments, upcoming events, fun campus happenings, quick links and contact information -- basically everything you need to help your junior kindergartener soar!

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Weekly Highlights

End of the Year Emotions  As we near the end of the school year,  children often process this transition in many different ways.  Some children become more emotional and insecure... others may push boundaries... others are just giddy!  The end of the school year brings so many feelings:  excitement, sadness, nervousness about what the summer or next year will bring... If you notice a change in your child's behavior or emotions please know this is very common.  Just talk to them, and help them understand that however they are feeling it's ok!  We love them and want them to finish strong and happy.  

End of the Year Party  Our class party to celebrate the end of the school year will be on Tuesday, May 24th.  Keep an eye out for an email from Courtney Miller regarding our plans!

Report Cards  The report cards for the last trimester will be sent home to you via mail.  I am so proud of how much all the students have grown.  They are truly amazing and you have been wonderful partners in their education!

What We're Learning

We have learned so much this year! 

Here are some things you can do with your child to make sure they are ready to soar in Kindergarten!

  • read the Bible together with your child and learn some favorite verses as a family. 
  • practice our sight words
  • practice writing their first and last name with only one capital letter at the beginning
  • practice identifying and writing numbers   1-20
  • play with playdough
  • draw and make art projects
  • read together
  • play card or board games together
  • explore nature and talk about what your child sees, hears, smells and feels
  • visit children's museums, gardens, the zoo, sporting events, and anywhere else you can think of
  • make sure your child has time to play with other children in free play, especially outside
  • let your child open their own food containers, fasten their own shirts/ pants, etc
  • have your child help at home by putting their clothes away, picking up their toys, cleaning up non-breakables after dinner, putting away safe silverware, etc.  

All these activities will give your precious child the academic skills, social skills, vocabulary, independence and muscle strength they need to be amazing kindergarteners.   

I can't wait to see them again in August.  Please be sure to come by and say hello on the way to your new class!  It has been a joy and a privilege to be your child's teacher.  I thank God for each and every one of them.  You will all be in my prayers for a safe and happy summer!

Sight Words

Keep reviewing ALL the sight words we have learned this year.  They will be assessed again in Kindergarten, along with several new sight words.  

If your child can read ALL the sight words, be sure they let me know!  If they can read ALL the sight words at school they will earn a very special BRAG TAG!

Bible Verse

We will not have a memory verse this week.  This is a great time to talk with your child about the verses they have learned this year!  See if you can help them choose their favorite.  It could even become a life verse for them!

 

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Important Reminders

May 23- Supply Send Home Day   Look for all your child's supplies from this year in their backpacks.  They're also bringing home their Bible notebooks, Tom and Tabby journal class artwork, wall work poster and more!  

 May 24- End of the year party and last day of school  Students need to bring a snack, lunch and water bottle.  You are welcome to join us at our class party starting at 9:45! 

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Class Schedule

Contact

Mrs. Folsom | JK5 Teacher / Lead Teacher


Lower School Office 
Wendy Titus | Lower School Principal
Jill Howell | Lower School Administrative Assistant
770-975-0252, ext. 532