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Ms. Franklin's Locker

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Dean  November 8

Farishta  November 23

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August 13 Ms. Franklin

August 20  Alyssa

August 27  Matthew

September 3  Sophie

September 10  Daniel

September 17  Ava

September 24  Lorenzo

October 1  Isabella

October 8  Eric

October 15  Danica

October 22  Adrian

October 29  Bella

November 5  Samuel



RED Song












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Second Trimester


Letter Identification 

Letter Sounds

Name Writing

High Frequency Words

Decoding (Blending/Segmenting CVC words)

Number Identification

Number Writing

Comparing Numbers

Counting to 100



Shapes 2D 





Ms. Franklin's Kindergarten Class


November 2018

Ms. Franklin's Contact Information

770-8816 ex. 2232



Computer Lab- Wednesdays 11:30-12:15

Library-Fridays 11:45-12:00

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The students are making tremendous growth in all academic and social areas.  I am so proud of their hard work in class and at home!  I look forward to meeting with you to discuss their first trimester report card at the end of the month.  Please read more about conference scheduling on my webpage. 


After quickly introducing the alphabet from A-Z during the first few weeks of school, we now introduce a letter and a high frequency word each week.  So far, we have focused on Mm, Ss, Aa, Pp, and Tt.  We have learned to read and write the words: I, can, see, we, the, like.  We continue learning numbers 0-5, counting to 100, and shapes.  We compare numbers using words "More than, less than, and equal."


Since Fall has begun, we have been focusing on apples.  Your child should be able to tell you the life cycle of an apple, the parts of an apple, and all about Johnny Appleseed.  They have tasted apples and made graphs that show our favorite kind of apples, as well as made many class books about apples.  It has been a fun month of learning about this famous fruit.  


We will begin learning more about Fall, including the study of pumpkins.  We will learn the life cycle of a pumpkin, the parts of a pumpkin and how pumpkins are grown.  If anyone would like to bake a special pumpkin treat to send in, please let me know.  We would love to taste something made from pumpkin.  


October is a busy month filled with lots of fun activities.  Please remember that we do not dress up in Halloween Costumes on October 31, however, on that day, our school is having a Dress Up like a character from a story book.  Maybe we will see some Pete the Cats or Cliffords.  


I thoroughly enjoy teaching your children.   I appreciate that they come to school, smiling and ready to learn.  What an amazing class. 


 If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.  

Ms. Franklin











*Parent Volunteers-When you arrive, please sign in with the office to receive your sticker..

*Restroom-Please take your child to the restroom before school begins.  Restrooms are directly across from our classroom door.  We would like to avoid having distractions during learning time.

*Blue and White Fridays- Please have your child wear blue and white to show school spirit.  Antelope Meadows shirt order forms are available in the school office if you would like to purchase a shirt for your child. Sweatshirts are available too!



2018-2019 School Year

Important Dates to Remember



November 7  Picture Make Up Day and PTA McTeacher Night (Ms. Franklin will be working from 5:00-6:00)

November 9  Kindergarten Dental Screening

November 12  No School - Veteran's Day

November 16  Western Dress Up Day

November 17  Yearbook Orders Price change after today so order those yearbooks early

November 19-23  No School - Fall Break

November 30  Coffee and Conversation with Counselor Wahdan at 8:30 in room 74





Starstruck tickets are now on sale.  Our class will be performing on Thursday, December 13 at 6:00 and 7:00.  Your child will participate in both performances.  You will need to drop your child off in room K1 (time to be determined) and pick your child up when the 7:00 performance ends.  These shows do sell out so please order your tickets early. They have been practicing for a few weeks now and I know you will not want to miss it. 

Field Trip Permission Slips

Thank you to the parents who have already returned the Field Trip Permission Slip with the $6.    I need those back as soon as you can. Just a reminder, if you have not done so, make sure you fill out every part marked with a star and make sure you sign it.  If not, it will be returned to you.  If you are interested in being a chaperone, your fingerprints must be on file with our school district.  You can pick up fingerprinting information in our school office.  

Music Docent

We are still in need of a class music docent.  We have a wonderful new program this year, but we don't have anyone to teach it. If you or a grandparent would be interested, please let me know.  I believe there are about 5 kindergarten lessons for the year, so that's less than 1 lesson per month.  

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Thank you for all of the wonderful school supplies that were donated.  We will definitely use them throughout the year. If you sent in a monetary donation, thank you!! These donations will be used to pay for photos, holiday crafts, special projects, etc. If you have yet to donate, but would like to, it is not too late.  


Kindergarten Hours

Mondays:  8:30-1:45

Tuesdays-Fridays:  8:30-1:26


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November's homework packet went home on Friday, October 26th and will be due back on Friday, November 30th. Your child should spend a little bit of time each day working on one or two pages.  Please make sure you check over their work each day to make sure they do not have any errors.  Homework is for practice.  You are your child's first teacher.  If they make a mistake, show it to them and have them correct the mistakes.   All of the skills in the homework packets are skills that we are working on in the classroom.  Please make sure your child has a quiet place to do their homework, and keep the packet away from any younger siblings.  Remember parents, this is your child's homework, not yours! I want students to do the work. Any writing must be done in pencil (no pens/no markers) and any coloring must be done with crayons or colored pencils.  


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Thank you to all the parents who have signed up to help.  We are still in need of center time volunteers.  If it is your volunteer day in our classroom, please make sure you sign in at the school office first. Make sure you bring your photo ID for checking in.   When you arrive in the classroom, we keep a parent prep box in the back of the room filled with work that needs to be prepped.  Some items may need to be copied in the workroom, die cut, sorted, stapled, books made, etc. There will always be a sticky note and usually a sample of what needs to be done.  If you are helping with centers, please make sure you arrive on time so that you can hear my explanation of the center that you will be working at.  If you arrive early, please check out the parent prep box to see if there is something you can do until centers begin. 


Center Time Parents:  If you are helping with a center, please make sure your cell phone is turned off so that all of your attention is on the students in your group.  We always want students practicing skills correctly, so if you see a child making reversals, please have them fix their mistakes. Center time is a quiet working/teaching time, so please use an inside voice with the students in your group.


Thank you again for volunteering your time.  Kindergarten is a wonderful place to be, and you and your child will always remember the time you spent in our classroom.