Laura Jumes

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 July 31st

Hello and welcome to kindergarten with Mrs. Jumes!  I can't wait to meet you all on Sept 4th at our Kindergarten Open house.  Enjoy the rest of your summer!

Mrs J

      Wonders this week:

            Link to online Wonders activities:   http://connected.mcgraw-hill.com/

Important Dates:

September 4th Kindergarten Open House (with a parent) 9:30-11

Sept 5th and 6th Noon dismissal for kindergarten only-parent or other adult must pick up in courtyard at noon

Mon Sept 9th first full day of kindergarten -children go home and come in the way they will throughout the year.

                                                 Kindergarten Supplies Checklist

Please prepare your child for school by providing the following items. Please bring them with you on the first day of school. 

Individual Supplies:

    • Backpack labeled with your child’s name.
    • Small shoebox labeled with your child’s name containing a full set of extra clothes. This will remain in the classroom for the school year. Please include a shirt, pants, socks and underwear. Each piece of clothing should be labeled with your child’s name.
    • Photo of your child (as close up as possible-wallet size) with your child’s name on the back. Only if you did not bring one at kindergarten screening in June.
    • One plastic coated two pocket folder labeled with your child’s name.  This is used daily for notes and papers to and from school.
    • Completed Summer Reading Logs
  • For Art Class: a pencil, eraser, and glue stick (in a separate labeled bag specifically for Art)

Classroom Supplies:

  • Box of tissues
  • Roll of paper towels
  • Container of Baby Wipes

BFCCPS Kindergarten Summer Reading Suggestions -Enjoy time reading together this summer-these are just suggestions-read whatever you love!

Alphabet
A My Name is Alice - Jane Bayer
Eating the Alphabet-Lois Ehlert
LMNO Peas-Keith Baker
Alphaoops! The Day Z Went First -Alethea Kontis

Colors
Is It Red? Is It Yellow? Is It Blue? - Tana Hoban
Mouse Paint - Ellen Stoll Walsh
Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf - Lois Elhert
Who Said Red? - Mary Serfozo 

Counting

Rooster’s Off to See the World - Eric Carle

Fish Eyes -Lois Ehlert

One is a Snail Ten is a Crab - April Pulley Sayre and Jeff Sayre
Five Little Monkeys - Eileen Christelow
One Hungry Monster - Susan Heyboer O'Keefe
Ten Black Dots - Donald Crews 

Multicultural
Bright Eyes, Brown Skin - Cheryl Hudson
Hats, Hats, Hats - Ann Morris
Knots on a Counting Rope - Bill Martin
Two Eyes, A Nose And A Mouth - Roberta Intrater 

Rhyme
There’s a Wocket in my Pocket-Dr. Seuss

Green Eggs and Ham-Dr. Seuss
Each Peach, Pear, Plum - Allan Ahlberg
Over in the Meadow - John Langstaff 

The Itsy Bitsy Spider-Iza Trapani

School
Froggy Goes to School- Jonathan London
School Bus - Donald Crews
Timothy Goes to School - Rosemary Wells
Franklin Goes to School Paulette Bourgeois

Science
Growing Vegetable Soup - Lois Ehlert

A House for a Hermit Crab - Eric Carle
Weather Words - Gail Gibbons
Digging Up Dinosaurs - Aliki
Pumpkin, Pumpkin - Jeanne Titherington
Over In The Meadow - John Langstaff 

Character

*Note- There are discussion questions under each character section to help spark conversation about positive character traits.

Caring and Compassion

Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge-Mem Fox

Each Kindness-Jaqueline Woodson

The Last Stop on Market Street-Matt de la Pena

*How were you kind today?  What did you do? What did you say?

Courage

Sheila Rae the Brave- Kevin Henkes

Thunder Cake -Patricia Polacco

Courage-Bernard Waber

*Choose one of the stories; how was the character brave?  How did he/she feel? What would you have done in the same situation?

Honesty

The Boy Who Cried Wolf-B.G. Hennessy

The Berenstain Bears and the Truth-Stan and Jan Berenstain

*Why is it important to tell the truth?

Respect

Yoko-Rosemary Wells

*”Treat others the way you want to be treated”; what is one way you can show this quote?

Perseverance 

The Little Engine that Could -Watty Piper

The Very Busy Spider- Eric Carle

*Think of one thing that is really hard for you to do (swimming in the deep end, riding a bike without training wheels, doing the monkey bars); how can you keep trying and what can you tell yourself to stay positive and not give up?

Tolerance 

The Crayon Box That Talked - Shane DeRolf

Same, Same but Different -Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw

*It’s important to remember that even though we are different, we are all people!  How are people the same? How are they different?  

Manners

My Mouth is a Volcano-Julia Cook

Time to Say Please-Mo Willems

Madeline Says Merci-the always be polite book -John Bemelmans-Marciano

*What manners words do you use each day?  When do you use them? Why are they important?

 

 

 

                                       

 

 

 

 

 

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