Heritage Elementary continues to make academic gains in math, language arts and reading by empowering students with the knowledge, skills and attitude necessary to be successful. At Heritage, parents, students and educators work together to ensure continued growth and success through collaboration, excellent instruction, goal setting and a positive learning culture.
Focus areas for success include:
--General classroom instruction through a challenging and engaging curriculum
--Specific target on language arts interventions to ensure students receive a specific and targeted focus
--Math & Writing Enrichment classes help high achieving students stay engaged
--Behavior support system celebrating student success
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Our kindergartners have been growing so much! They are learning their letter names and sounds and numbers. Keep working hard with them on their letters and numbers. We as a grade have a goal to have all of their letter names and sounds by winter break. This way we can focus more on reading when they return. Keep working hard and thank you for all you do with your students.
Kindergarten students learn a wide variety of things, both academically and socially. A monthly newsletter is sent home by each teacher outlining homework, theme, and upcoming events.
Students should come to Kindergarten knowing most letters (between 15 and 20). They should know the letters in their own name. Bu the end of Kindergarten, students should recognize all letter names and sounds. They should also be able to write all upper and lower case letters.
Students should recognize colors, shapes, and numbers 1-5 when they enter Kindergarten. By the end of the year, students should be able to recognize and write the numbers to 20, count to at least 30, and will be starting to add and subtract.
Our reading curriculum is ERI (Early Reading Intervention). This helps children to identify letter sounds and begin blending sounds into words.
Students will use the program "Handwriting Without Tears" to learn correct letter formation.
BY THE END OF KINDERGARTEN— SUMMER PACKET SKILLS
BY THE TIME YOUR CHILD ENTERS KINDERGARTEN, HE OR SHE SHOULD BE DOING THE FOLLOWING:
- Keeping hands and feet to self
- Zipping or buttoning coat, shirt, pants
- Tying shoes
- Holding a pencil correctly
- Writing his/her first name
- Holding scissors correctly
- Toileting skills (If this is an issue for your child, you may want to pack an extra set of clothes in their backpack with a plastic bag.)
WE APPRECIATE YOUR HELP!
We love to partner with you in helping your child succeed. If you would like to volunteer in the classroom, please set this up ahead of time with your child's teacher. Each teacher has individual procedures for parent volunteers. You can do a variety of things such as tutoring children in reading, math, or writing. You can also help with administrative details like making copies or bulletin boards for the teacher.
ALL VOLUNTEERS AND VISITORS MUST FIRST CHECK INTO THE OFFICE BEFORE COMING TO THE CLASSROOM. BE SURE TO SCHEDULE VISITS AHEAD OF TIME SO THAT WE CAN PROPERLY PREPARE FOR YOUR VISIT. THIS IS FOR THE SAFETY OF ALL OUR CHILDREN. WE APPRECIATE YOUR COOPERATION.
|FULL DAY KINDERGARTEN|
HALF DAY KINDERGARTEN
HALF DAY KINDERGARTEN
7:45 am Optional Breakfast
8:10 am First Bell Rings
11:50-2:30 Students not eating lunch
It's hard to believe it's May already! We are so excited about the progress the kids have made this year! Thank you all so much for all of your support this year.
We will be going to The Dinosaur Park on May 15. We will send home a detailed note about this field trip.
The last day of school is on Friday, May 26. It is a minimum day for students. They are dismissed at 12:40.
Thank you again for a great year!
~First Grade Teachers
Helpful Websites for First Grade Parents and Students
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Fourth grade is preparing for CIA II. We will take it the week of December 12-16, 2016. Parents support your student by making sure they get a good night's sleep and a good breakfast every morning. Students should be to school everyday and on time. On December 13th we will be attending the "Nutcracker" ballet at the Egyptian Theater . The bus will leave the school at 12:00 P.M. and return at the end of the school day. We would like parent volunteers to chaperone. If your would like to chaperone contact your student's teacher. December 20th is a minimum day and pajama day. Each class will be celebrating the season in a special way during the course of the morning. Contact your student's teacher if you have any questions. Enjoy the Holiday Season with you family and friends. Season's Greetings,
Fourth Grade Team,
Mrs. Edgell, Mr. Roghaar and Mrs. Washington
We will be taking our math test the first week of May. Any students who were absent during the other tests will also finish up their make up testing. Please make sure your child comes to school well rested and ready for testing.
This month fifth grade is completing state reports! Every fifth grade student will be assigned a state. Most of the research and work will be done at school. However, students will be required to make a float representing their state and most of that work will be done at home. More information will come home with your student. Please contact your child's teacher if you have any questions.
May 6- Husky Hero Assembly at 9:45
May 9- We will be going to the Aquarium on a field trip. This will be all day field trip, we will leave at 8:30 and return at 2:00. We need some parent volunteers to go with us. If you are interested, please talk to your child's teacher.
Remember that Tuesdays are University Spirit Days-- wear your University or College colors.
Fridays are School Spirit Days-- Show your School Spirit by wearing your school t-shirt, Husky Hero shirt, or blue and grey.
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What we are learning…
English Language Arts: We have finished our Language Arts SAGE testing! Yes! Our students were focused and determined to get the scores they were shooting for. We won’t receive SAGE scores until later this month. Now that testing for Language Arts is through, the students will be learning more about William Shakespeare, his poems, and his plays. It will be fun to learn more about him and maybe even act out a few of his plays!
Writing: Our Writing testing is over as well. We will be concentrating on making sure the students are where they need to be for Highland in writing. We will also be doing a fun project to make a ‘How to Survive 6th Grade’ book for the upcoming 6th graders. It will be fun!
Mathematics:We are in the midst of testing for Math. There has been a lot of reviewing. After the test, we will have some lessons about Financial Literacy. The students will be learning about bank accounts, budgeting, and other good tips about money. Towards the end of the month, we will be making sure they know what they need to know for Highland math classes next year. We have been in contact with 7th grade Math teachers over at Highland and they mentioned what the students will need to know starting junior high. This will be centered around fractions, decimals, and whole numbers. We’ll get these 6th graders ready for Highland in no time!
Science: In Science, we plan to focus on fun experiments for the next couple of weeks. We will be making solar ovens and learning more about space, heat, and light. These will be a fun ‘end of the day’ activity for the students to participate in.
Other News and Friendly Reminders
Homework: We expect all students to be reading at home for at least 20 minutes a night. They receive their homework every Thursday/Friday. It is due on the Thursday of the following week.
Testing: We are beginning testing this month so please have your student to school every single day so they don’t get behind! Also help them to Dress for Success so they can feel good about themselves during these tests and during all of the reviewing we will be doing for the tests.THEY CAN DO IT!!!
12/12-12/19 – CIA Testing
12/19 – WSU Basketball Game
12/20 – Half Day School
12/21-01/02 – Winter Break
Door of Success:
D-Directions, follow directions the first time
O-On Task, Be on task
O-Objects, Keep objects, feet and hands to self
R-Respect, Be respectful, responsible, and safe