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Mrs. Swonke’s 

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 KINDERGARTEN

AWARDS

CEREMONY

MONDAY, MAY 21ST

8:30 AM

 

Hope to see you there!

 

 

Reading at Home

Purpose: To build fluency, comprehension, word-solving and a love for reading in a supportive, loving environment using text at an independent-level.

Word-Solving: When an error is made WAIT to give your child a chance to work on it independently. When you are certain they are going to keep going, stop them saying something like, “Try that again,” or “Make it match.”

Comprehension: Ask questions that invite recall AND thinking, such as, “Why do you think __ happened?” or “What do you think __ means?” Urge rereading to build comprehension as needed.

Fluency: Model expressive reading & have your child echo read. Encourage just-right pacing (not too fast, not too slow). Demonstrate how to attend to the punctuation (pausing at the end of sentences, adding expression based on the punctuation mark).

Fluent Reading is…

  • phrased like talk
  • full of meaningful expression
  • paused at punctuation
  • not too fast or too slow…pace is JUST RIGHT

  

Our Schedule for Specials

PE –  Tuesdays,  Wednesdays, & Fridays

Music –  Thursdays

Art -  Mondays

 

When you Enter Our Classroom..

You are AMAZING.

You are IMPORTANT.

You are AUTHORS.

You are SCIENTIST.

You are EXPLORERS.

You are LOVED.

You are READERS.

You are RISK TAKERS.

You are a FRIEND.

You are SPECIAL.

You are LEADERS.

You are RESPECTED.

You are THE REASON

We are here!

Love, Mrs. Swonke

Teaching is an absolute passion of mine! I am so excited to begin this school year! I cannot wait to meet all of my sweet new kids! We are going to have an AWESOME year full of learning, adventures, and fun.

Please let me know if you ever have any questions or concerns. It is important to keep communication open between us and I would love to talk to you whenever you feel the need!

I am looking forward to a FABULOUS year!!

A Few of My Favorites:

Color: turquoise

Candy: Dark Chocolate Blueberries 

Season: fall

Sports Team: Texans

Food: Healthy foods 

Drink: Sonic Ocean Water or Smoothie King Power Punch

 Store: Target or Charming Charlie’s