Hillary Hoag


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February 7th - Royalty Day Positive Behavior Event. Come to school dressed like a queen, king, princess, prince, knight, jester, etc. No weapons please. It will be an elegant day!!!

February 9th - 100th Day of School. WOO HOO! Bring your decorated crowns.

                        I love to Read Theme day - PJ day

February 14th - Valentine's Day and Friendship Party. Snacks and drinks to share are needed. 

February 23rd - I love to Read Theme day - Olympic Colors. Kindergarten will wear yellow. 

February 26th  - March 6th - Winter Vacation. School resumes on March 7th. 

Save the Date

One of our most fabulous and meaningful events in Kindergarten is Grandparent's Day. This is happening on Friday, April 13th beginning at 12:15. More information will come home at a later date. Please mark your calendars and let Grandparent's know. 

Communication is extremely important to me. Please do not hesitate to contact me at 888- 6753 or hhoag@jesvt.org if you have any questions, comments or concerns.

Unified Arts Schedule:

Monday: P.E. & Music

Tuesday: Library

Wednesday: Technology, P.E. & Music

Thursday: Guidance & ART

Health, 7 lessons per year

Friday: Spanish

Field Trip Information:

February 6th - Walking trip to the Johnson Post Office to mail our Grandparent's Invitations. Departure at 9:45

February 13th - Walking trip to Ebenezer Book Store. Chaperones are still needed for this one. Departure at 8:45


Here is the list of Sight Words that we have learned so far: a          the      see      and      by      my      is               it      in     if        mom    dad      love   can   man            ran   you   this     that     are       at      as     am              an    he     she      be       me       we     he


Math is such as exciting time in Kindergarten. We are laying the foundation for early number concepts and number sense. The children are exploring ways to make numbers using “Math Hands” and other hands on activities such as apples on a tree. We count every morning using our giant Rekenrek (white & red beads on a wire) or other movement activities.  Counting to 100 is an end of the year expectation in Kindergarten. Counting at home with your child would definitely help to reinforce this concept. Subitizing is an activity where the children learn to instantly recognize arrangements of patterns on cards, dice, hands and dominoes. I will hold up a card with dots for only 1 to 3 seconds, tell the children to “Put it in your head or take a picture”, then ask “How many dots did you see?” and “What did the pattern look like?” They truly enjoy this activity and are getting really good at it! The children are also learning about tally marks, number identification, the "tricky teen" numbers, ways to make 10, word problems and subtraction. 


We are working on Opinion Writing. The children are learning how to share their opinions with each other and to respectfully listen to another person's opinion even if they disagree. We are also writing our opinions and focusing on using the word because to support our thinking. 

                    Science or Social Studies:  

We will spend the month of February learning about U.S. symbols such as the Bald Eagle, American flag, the Liberty Bell and the Statue of Liberty.