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Email - kristizerangue@tomballisd.net
Phone - (281) 357-4526  ext. 3872

 

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Camp Creekfest is this Friday, April 9!   TVS students will have activities posted via Schoology.  We will only have our 8:50 morning meeting on Google Meet this day.  You are welcome to stop by for lunch from James Coney Island and Kona Ice at 12:00-12:15 or 12:45-1:15.
 
Creekfest Auction:  LINK
**Teacher Time will be fun for 25 lucky kindergartners!  
**Teacher for the Day - I need someone to fill in my SHOES for the day.  Of course, they can help bring JOY to the day that we plan together!  
 
Creekfest Raffle Tickets ON SALE, ONLINE. until Thursday.    LINK
 
 
What are we learning about?
-secret story - ew/eu
-sight words: have
-writer's workshop - retelling a story orally, adding illustrations to our retelling,  adding sentences to match our illustrations
-informational writing/animal research
-handwriting - pencil grip and forming the letters correctly/using the lines appropriately
-reader's workshop: inferencing; author's craft - Mo Willems
-math review: counting to 100 by 10's, sets to 20, graphing, missing numbers
-number review - what is 1 more, 1 less, or the same 
-intro addition to 10
-animal groups 
-GE life principle: patience

Good afternoon!
I wanted to let you know that our schedule will have a slight change tomorrow due to a Professional Learning Community teacher meeting. Our first live time will be moved to 9:25. At 8:50 there will be a reading asynchronous activity in Schoology. Please look carefully at tomorrow’s schedule so that you are aware of the time changes and the small group schedule updates. These meetings will occur throughout our school year.  I will remind you of these schedule changes when they occur. 
 
Upcoming Dates:
April 2 - no school/holiday
 
What are we learning about?
-secret story - aw & au
-sight words: saw/up
-word family: ick
-writer's workshop - retelling a story orally, adding illustrations to our retelling,  adding sentences to match our illustrations
-writing across the pages - stories with a B-M-E
-handwriting - pencil grip and forming the letters correctly/using the lines appropriately
-reader's workshop: fairy tales / fractured fairy tales
-math review: counting to 100 by 10's, sets to 20, graphing, missing numbers
-spring season
-animal groups 
-GE life principle: resiliency

TVS: We will have a drive through pick up on Tuesday from 9:30-2:00.  There will be a plastic bag with your child's name on it in a blue crate.  The blue crate will be by the kindergarten doors (by the flag pole).

Kindergarten Parents,
Next week we will be doing spring math activities. Your child will need 1 egg carton filled with 12 plastic eggs. The eggs should be filled with trinkets (NO CANDY), and taped closed. Please clearly label your child's name on the outside of the egg carton.  Egg cartons filled with eggs are due by Monday, March 29.  Feel free to contact me should you have any questions. 
**TVS students will need these also.*** Thank you!
 
Creekfest Basket Info:
Our class will be participating in the Silent Auction portion of our Creekfest fundraiser by creating a themed basket to be auctioned off online, the week leading up to the event. While participation in this is not required, we greatly appreciate your help in building our incredible basket  for this year’s Silent Auction.
Please use this link for details: Sign Up Genius
All items due by March 23.

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REMINDER! Spring Picture day is tomorrow! 
 
TVS students will be able to do a drive-thru photo opt from 12:00-1:00 PM in the CFES front parking lot just like we did last fall! 
 
Have a great evening!
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Good afternoon!
I wanted to let you know that our schedule will have a slight change tomorrow due to a Professional Learning Community teacher meeting. Our first live time will be moved to 9:25. At 8:50 there will be a reading asynchronous activity in Schoology. Please look carefully at tomorrow’s schedule so that you are aware of the time changes and the small group schedule updates. These meetings will occur throughout our school year.  I will remind you of these schedule changes when they occur. 
 

TVS: We will have a drive through pick up on Tuesday from 9:30-2:00.  There will be a plastic bag with your child's name on it in a blue crate.  The blue crate will be by the kindergarten doors (by the flag pole).
 
Important Dates
Tuesday, March 9 - class pictures
March 15 - 19 - Spring Break
 
What are we learning about?
-secret story - ow/ou
-blends with s-sc, sk, sm, sp, st, sw
-sight words: out, so
-writer's workshop - retelling a story orally, adding illustrations to our retelling, add sentences to match illustration
-All About Me writing
-adjectives
-handwriting - forming the letters correctly and using the lines appropriately
-reader's workshop: folktales
-counting to 100 by tens and ones 
-Texas History- Stephen F. Austin & Jose Navarro
-Parts of Animals
-GE life principle: forgiveness

Upcoming dates:
Thursday, February 25 - dress as a detective
Monday, March 1 - 100th Day of School, dress as a 100 year old
Tuesday, March 9 - class pictures
March 15 - 19 - Spring Break
 
What are we learning about?
-secret story - sneaky y
-blends with s- sc, sk, sm, sp, st, sw
-sight words: from, with
-writer's workshop - retelling a story orally, adding illustrations to our retelling, add sentences to match illustration
-All About Me writing
-handwriting - forming the letters correctly and using the lines appropriately
-reader's workshop: fables
-graphs- collect data using a survey and make a graph
-living/nonliving / TX symbols
-GE life principle: loyalty

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Happy Valentine's Day!!! 
I hope your family enjoys this chilly day together.  This is just a reminder that tomorrow, Feb. 15, is Presidents' Day and we will not have school.  Tuesday, Feb. 16, will be a virtual asynchronous school day.  I will post our schedule in Schoology.  We will have a quick check-in at 9:45 using Google Meet, but the rest of the day's activities will be completed asynchronously.  Please email me if you have any questions.  Stay warm and safe!!!

Upcoming dates:
Thursday, February 11 - Random Acts of Kindness Bingo sheet due
Friday, February 12- Valentine kindness activities
Monday, February 15- Staff Development, Student Holiday
Thursday, February 18- Dress as a Detective
Monday, February 22- 100th Day of School, dress as a 100 year old
 
What are we learning about?
-secret story ey, ay
-blends with s - sc, sk, sm, sn, sp, st , sw
-sight words: from, they
-writer's workshop - retelling a story orally, adding illustrations to our retelling, writing books with beginning, middle, end
-writing facts
-handwriting - forming the letters correctly and using the lines appropriately
-reader's workshop: Author's purpose / Reader's purpose - PIE: Inform, text features: graphics and titles, biographies
-graphs- collect data and make graph
-living/nonliving
-GE life principle: empathy

Face to Face: 
*Please send a small flashlight to school with your child.  We will be using them throughout the year.  Make sure it is labeled with your child's name.  Thank you!

TVS Reminders:
  • Please look at the student resources page on our daily schedule for items that will be needed this week (white paper plate, colored goldfish, fruit loops, skittles, conversation hearts)
  • TVS students will be creating virtual valentines together as a class assignment.
  • A reminder from Coach Bryan- Please make sure your students are completing their specials activities in PE, Art, and Music. The unit assignments are posted for 3 weeks, and there will be 3 units this grading period. When the unit ends, it is no longer accessible, and the new unit begins. These assignments are not optional and will be calculated into their PE, Art, and Music grade.
F2F Reminders:
  • Corrections have been made to the lunch menu dates for February. TISD Lunch menu
  • Families will be financially responsible for the replacement of the Smart Tags should their student lose it. Online payments can be made with the following link Smart Tag Replacement.
  • Students can make boxes/bags at home and bring them into school to collect their cards if they wish. Bags are provided by the school. Please send boxes and cards by Feb. 11th.
  • Small treats (pencil, sucker, etc.) attached to the cards are fine but please no treat bags. Keep it simple and store-bought.
 

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Good afternoon!
I wanted to let you know that our schedule will have a slight change tomorrow due to a Professional Learning Community teacher meeting. Our first live time will be moved to 9:25. At 8:50 there will be a reading asynchronous activity in Schoology. Please look carefully at tomorrow’s schedule so that you are aware of the time changes and the small group schedule updates. These meetings will occur throughout our school year.  I will remind you of these schedule changes when they occur. 
 
TVS friends:  If you are coming to school tomorrow to meet with Mrs. Lummus, please do not feel rushed.  I am aware of the schedule changes and have a list of everyone that will miss or be late to our live meetings. 

 
TVS Information:
 
We will be doing a Virtual Kindergarten Materials Pick-up on Tuesday, January 26. This will be a self-service drive-thru, because we will be teaching during this time. Each child’s materials will be in a bag labeled with their name. They will be placed outside from 9:30 A.M. to 2:00 P.M due to parents not being able to enter the building. The bags will be lined up on the sidewalk near the building by the car rider number 1 sign. This is near the flagpole.  You may come pick up your child’s bag anytime between 9:30 A.M. and 2:00 P.M. If that time does not work for you, please email me. 
 
Valentine's Day-
During the week of February 8-12, our class will participate in virtual friendship/kindness activities. The students will make a virtual Valentine and we will put it in a Google Slideshow for our class to see. More information about our activities will be sent out when appropriate. You will not need a Valentines box or Valentine cards. 
 
 
Face-to-Face Information:
 
Valentine's Day-
Friday, February 12 is our Valentine exchange.  Students can make a box or bag for their Valentines.  You will need to do this at home.  If you need a bag please let me know, and I can send one home with your child. 
Please click on link for additional information:
 
GE homework is posted in Schoology.  Please submit your video by Friday, January 29.  Click the link below for the GE homework:
January 25-29: GE- Humanitarianism
 
 
What are we learning about?
-secret story: blends and -or
-blend: bl
-sight words: or, was
-writer's workshop - drawing a picture (with lots of details) to tell our story, saying our sentence out loud, sounding out the words (we spell phonetically), spaces between words, using a capital and period. 
-handwriting - forming the letters correctly and using the lines appropriately
-reader's workshop: Author's purpose / Reader's purpose - PIE: inform - text features
-numbers to 20: greater than, less than, 1 more, 1 less
-weather
-GE life principle: humanitarianism