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Hello Families! As your child's Kindergarten teacher, I am genuinely so excited to create a fun and encouraging environment this school year!
 
A peek into my life! I am a graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. I have always wanted to be a teacher, but through my education, my passion for elementary education flourished. I am the oldest of three with both a younger brother and sister. In my free time, I love to spoil my dog, watch movies with my family, and play strategy games. 
 
Now that you know more about me, I can't wait to start building relationships with you and your child to learn more about you all. I look forward to seeing the growth of your child in my classroom through the course of the school year. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out. Communication is part of the key to success, and I am always available! 
 
I look forward to a great year of learning together here on the Prairie.
Decker Strong, We can, We Will!
 
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-Ms. Rumsey
 
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ONLINE REMOTE LEARNING

Dear Families,
 
Welcome to Ms.Rumsey's online classroom resources. I will be posting new weekly links to online learning activities aligned with the published district learning focus. I am excited to venture into this new learning experience with my students. I am here to support your child during this time, as questions may arise please know that I have dedicated Monday-Thursday from 11:30-12:00 to promptly respond to your questions through email clairerumsey@tomballisd.net or call me at (281) 829-882 during office hours. It is my goal to have remote learning accessible for all students. I am here to help, please let me know if you need any additional assistance.
 
Warm regards, 
Ms. Rumsey
 
 
 

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Transition to Google Classroom

Hi Families, 

Starting this week, Kindergarten has shifted to Google Classroom for online assignments and grading. This shift will allow teachers to better monitor, provide feedback, and support students in engaging in learning activities as needed. 

To learn how to join Ms. Rumsey's Google Classroom, please refer to the email sent on 4/8 entitled "Kindergarten Google Classroom memo to families". If you have any additional questions or need help, please email me at any time clairerumsey@tomballisd.net or call me at (281) 829-8822 during office hours Monday-Thursday from 11:30-12:00. 

I am here to support you during this transition, thank you for all of your dedication to our classroom and your child's learning!  We've got this! 

Warm regards,

Ms. Rumsey

Remote Learning - Week 3 (4/6)

Monday - ELA Practice

Reading at Home - Story w/ Teacher (located in Monday’s email)

Work Work - Read and spell words with a CCVC pattern (use one of the options below for practice)

CCVC Spelling Practice

Sl

Pl

sled

plug

slot

plan

slip

plum

slug

plot

slap

plus

slam

play

*Optional Additional Practice- Students can create additional sl- and pl- words!*


Print & Cut - https://docs.google.com/document/d/1dwYnn_2LqxNthHezSIVXpnWjMJ9i2hjOD3N2k-z38sI/edit

Outdoors - Use chalk to to write CCVC words outside

Online - https://www.abcya.com/games/alphabet_number_magnets 

If a message appears on the online resource with a puzzle image, click on the image and click “enable”.

Tuesday - Math Practice (Order and Compare Numbers to 20)

Comparing numbers 0-20 https://drive.google.com/file/d/1krko_bTle7jpMo27VRAQZXw4pSTdt48p/view 

Ordering numbers 0-20 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/14VopJwJt_PP1Ldt9hTKqzP-pkluBmgF_/view 

Materials to use if you chose:

 Comparison stem cards  

Double Ten Frames

Number recognition cards  

Wednesday - Social Studies Practice (Week 9: Timelines - Chronological Order) 

https://site.pebblego.com/modules/5/categories/5001/articles/5111

Share with your family: What’s your favorite game to play?

Thursday - Science Practice (Parts of an Animal/Animal Classification)

PebbleGO: Read Amphibian Book: https://site.pebblego.com/modules/1/categories/1/articles/38

Activity (optional): click on the “activity” tab on the bottom of the amphibian book chosen - students can print or point and say to label animal body parts as directed on learning activity.

Friday -  Student Holiday/Good Friday 


[Daily- Sight Word practice https://bit.ly/2X4pP7r ]

[Daily - Independent Reading  Independent reading is highly encouraged to support growth in reading ability through  https://www.raz-kids.com/]

Remote Learning - Week 2 (3/30)

Monday - ELA practice

Work Work - Read and spell words with a CCVC pattern (Ex: snap, clip)

https://www.starfall.com/h/word-machines/?mg=

Reading at Home - Read Aloud to your child in order to Compare Ideas Across Text/Genres. Choose a book at home or a Online Book from: https://www.starfall.com/h/talking-library/ (books can be clicked on and the website will read to your child.) To check for reading understanding; please feel free to ask your child the following questions about the story:

    • What happened in the story? 
    • Can you think of anything else?
    • Does this story remind you of anything? 
    • How do you think __(character)___ is feeling on page _(show page)_? How do you know?

Tuesday - Math Practice (Order and Compare Numbers to 20)

Use these two links to answer a total of 10 questions - 5 from each link (resets daily)

https://www.ixl.com/math/kindergarten/count-on-ten-frames-up-to-20

https://www.ixl.com/math/kindergarten/complete-a-sequence-up-to-20     

Wednesday - Social Studies Practice (Week 9: Timelines - Chronological Order) 

https://app.studiesweekly.com/online/publications/105814/units/106185#/articles/106195 

Thursday - Science Practice (Parts of an Animal/Animal Classification)

PebbleGO: Read Mammal Book: https://site.pebblego.com/modules/1/categories/10

Activity (optional): click on the “activity” tab on the bottom of the mammal book chosen - students can print or point and say to label animal body parts as directed on learning activity.

Friday - Writing Practice (Personal Narrative)

Write a story about your favorite thing you have done this week. 

[Daily - Independent Reading  Independent reading is highly encouraged to support growth in reading ability through  https://www.raz-kids.com/. ]

*On some of these online resources, there are printable resources, please note as these printable activities are great for additional practice they are not mandatory and are only to be used if chosen to, in addition to learning taken away from the online practice.*

Interactive Storytime (Week 3/23)

This week we are going to do a fun activity! I found an awesome book to share with the kids called Harry the Dirty Dog by Gene Zion. I absolutely loved it and believe your child will too! Talking about reading is so important, therefore I encourage your child to share their favorite part of the book with you and your family. If you choose to dive deeper, you may ask them to share the setting and characters of the story. Have fun reading and continue to check Edlio for weekly posts!

 

The story can be found by clicking the following link:

Weekly Objectives (3/2)

Language Arts: Review all 36 words
Sight words: Review all 36 words
Math: Graphing
Science: Parts of Animals
Social Studies: Texas Culture
 
Polling Station at DPES Tuesday, March 3rd. In order to maximize security efforts, there will be no visitors this day. 
Vocabulary Parade this Friday, March 6th for more information, please visit my previous post document entitled "March 6th - Vocab Parade".
Dessert with Dear Ones this Thursday, March 5th at 6 pm. This is an opportunity to learn about child internet safety.
Spring Break March 7th-15th. Student Holiday Monday, March 16th.

March 3rd Tuesday - No lunch visitors (Voting)

Next week on Tuesday, March 3rd, Decker Prairie will be used a polling location for our area. 

In order to maximize security efforts, there will be no visitors this day. 

Weekly Objectives (2/24)

Language Arts: -ed word family
Sight words: am
Math: Data/Graphing
Science: Parts of an Animal
Social Studies: Texas Culture
 
Weeks Reminders-
 
  • Our field trip to the Oil Ranch is Friday, March 20th. The green field trip permission slips are due back this week, Wednesday Feb.26th.
  • Parent chaperones will need to go to the district web page and fill out a background check form online. This can take up to a week or two to process, so the sooner it is filed the better!
  •  Kinder music program this Thursday, Feb. 27th at 6:15pm

Weekly Objectives (2/18)

Language Arts: -et word family
Sight words: up
Math: Problem Solving
Science: Basic Needs of Living Organisms 
Social Studies: Texas Culture
 
Welcome back, I hope your long weekend was restful. Library will be rescheduled this week, for check outs only, due to our library being used on Wednesday for staffing collaborative (date TBD - I will send a remind once a day has been selected). 
 
We are continuing to collect field trip information, please complete and send back green field trip information at your earliest convenience. 

Weekly Objectives (2/10)

Language Arts: -og word family
Sight words: so
Math: Word problems (subtraction)
Science: Day/Night Sky
Social Studies: American Culture
 
I look forward to seeing the creative Valentine's boxes that you have been creating for our Valentine exchange on Thurs. 2/13. There will be no Valentine's Day party.
Friendly reminder, student holiday this Friday 2/14 and Monday 2/17. 

Weekly Objectives (2/3)

Language Arts: -ob word family
Sight words: with
Math: Word problems (addition)
Science: Day/Night Sky
Social Studies: American Culture
 
We made it to the 100th day of school! Library Wednesday!

Valentines/Reminders

WOW! I can not thank you all enough for the practice you encouraged at home for our Call to Excellence this morning. Our class, as the first Kindergarten class to present, set the bar high! I was so proud. As we end one exciting event, we enter into another...VALENTINES. Please see the attached file "Valentines Day Note" for more information on our class Valentines exchange, as there will be no class party. If you have any additional questions, please let me know, I happy to help. 
 
In closing, a friendly reminder of our celebration of the 100th day of school this coming Monday (2/3/2020).  If you choose to do so, students are invited to bring a 100 day snack (a snack that has 100 pieces counted out) and dress as if they are 100 years old!  I hope your family has a safe and restful weekend and I look forward to seeing everyone's creativity!