Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Coming Up

We hope you'll be able to join us for Open House on Wednesday, September 5th at 6:30pm. First there will be a brief PTSA meeting in the cafeteria. Following the meeting, you are invited to visit our classrooms. There will be many important things that your child's teacher will discuss with you. You will be able to ask questions and discuss procedures that will make this a smooth and wonderful year for your little sweetie.

We look forward to having you visit! See you on Wednesday!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Busy in Kindergarten

We are so excited that Hayes Elementary is one school again. We are one big, happy family. Our administrators are Mrs. Teressa Watson (principal), Ms. Chris Michael (assistant principal) and Mrs. Angela Whitehead (assistant principal).

We are having such fun getting to know each other in Kindergarten. We have been learning about school & classroom rules and have been excitedly making new friends.

We've been exploring letters and their sounds. We are enjoying singing songs about the alphabet. The Daily 5 is one of our favorite parts of the day. We are learning to build stamina for reading (Read to Self) and writing (Work on Writing). We are writing letters and words to label our pictures as well as sentences about events.

Our little mathematicians have been counting...and counting...and counting. They are counting quantities to match numbers. Our Number Talks are helping us look at the way we see numbers. The purpose of Number Talks is to get students to think about numbers…not in the addition or subtraction sense…but it the ability to take numbers apart, to know what “five” or “six” or “ten” is.

It has been a busy beginning of the school year...and we're just getting started!

Friday, August 24, 2012

Back to School

Welcome to Hayes! Hayes Elementary is such an exciting place to be, especially in Kindergarten! We're looking forward to the most wonderful year!

Check back often for updates about all of the fun happenings in Kindergarten at Hayes!

Here are some important back to school pieces of information:

  • Please make sure that your Kindergartener is in the classroom by 7:50. He/she can either ride the bus or you can drop him/her off at the front of the school. Please do not walk your child to the classroom. If you have information for the teacher, please write a note and include it in the daily folder. Thank you!

  • The front lanes are fire lanes. If you park in the fire lane anytime other than AM/PM carpool, you risk being ticketed by the fire marshall. ASP parents, we suggest that you park in the parking lot and walk in to get your child.

  • We will have our fall Open House for grades K-2 on Wednesday, September 5. More information will come soon!