Updated Monday 08-20-2018 03:54pm
- 2 (2 pocket folders (labeled with student name)
- 5 Marble Notebooks
- 1 – 1″ 3 ring binder
- 1 pencil pouch or pencil box (labeled with student name)
- In the pencil box (4x #2 sharpened pencils (labeled), 1 pair Fiskar scissor (labeled), 2x glue sticks (labeled), box of Crayola 24 count crayons)
- 8 #2 sharpened pencils (not labeled)
- 8 glue sticks (not labeled)
- 12 pack of colored pencils
- 4 highlighters-yellow, green, pink, blue
- 1 Germ-X
- 12 pack of fine tip markers – Girls Only
- 1 Lysol/Clorox Wipes
- 12 pack of fat tip markers – Boys Only
- 1 box of facial tissues
- 1 water bottle (labeled)
- 1 4×6 stand up framed family photo
- 1 4×6 photo of your child that will serve as a writing prompt (birthday, holiday, vacation, celebration, etc.)
- 1 Wake County Library Card
- 1 change of uniform clothes to be kept at school
- 1 backpack with no wheels
- 1 packages of tennis balls
A Few Highlights From Our Class:
Homework is something that kindergarten students always look forward to. It is also a great way for parents to be involved in your child’s education and for your child to extend their learning at home. Your child will have Monday-Thursday homework that will go home in his/her daily folder each Monday to be returned on Friday. Students are free to complete homework at whatever pace fits best with their schedule.
Reading logs are also an important part of your child’s learning. Reading logs will be added to your child’s weekly folder and should be signed by parents daily. Parents are encouraged to read with your child nightly. However, occasionally a grandparent or sibling that has shared reading time with your child may fill out and sign the reading log. It is to be left in your child’s folder at all times.
Morning snack takes place in the classroom at mid-morning each day. Please send a healthy snack for your child to be enjoyed during a working snack-break. Though students are multi-tasking, this time allows them a calming time to relax and refuel. Snacks should be placed in a side pouch of your child’s book bag. Beginning in September, we will begin have “Fun-Friday Snack”. A sign-up will be made available for parents to sign-up to provide a fun and healthy snack for everyone in the class. Students always look forward to “Fun Fridays”!
Giving Without Walls is project-based a program where CBA students learn through giving back to our community. Each year Kindergarten participates by collecting non-perishable items school-wide to donate to the NC Food Bank. The Thanksgiving season provides us with the perfect time for students to learn about helping families right here in our county to be able to enjoy a Thanksgiving meal. Last year, we donated 1,714 pounds of food! It is our goal to collect and donate even more this year!
Field trips are always an extension of your child’s learning experience at CBA. Kindergarteners enjoy a monthly field trip to Wake County Library (North branch). Our field trips include Prairie Ridge Ecostation, NC Food Bank, NC Museum of Art, William Peace University, NC Children’s Theatre, Page Strawberry Farm and Piedmont Wildlife Center. Parents will have an opportunity to sign-up as chaperons throughout the year.
Communication between parents, teachers and students is an important element to a successful school year. Parents will receive weekly newsletters through Smore.com and daily updates through Tadpoles. In addition, we will use email for further communication. You may connect with me at firstname.lastname@example.org and Mrs. Hancock at email@example.com. Our lines of communication are always open.
The following article provides helpful tips on how to calm Kindergarten anxiety:
Volunteer opportunities at The Food bank of Eastern NC:
Information on the developmentally appropriate handwriting Program we use:
Information on the Importance of Reading Aloud to Your Child:
Read about a great resource within our classroom: