Springhill Elementary School

Katherine Welcomer's Email

kwelcome@lafsd.org

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Katherine Welcomer

Mrs. Welcomer's Kindergarten

Mrs. Welcomer's Kindergarten

Hello Families,

 

Open House is coming up this Wednesday evening April 25th! Every family should attend if possible! The children have been working hard getting things ready for you to see! Your child will take you on a personal tour of our classroom and they will also show their learning with you! The classroom doors open from 5-6pm! 

 

Our week was buzzing with Bee learning! On Tuesday we went to science lab and explored the fascinating world of bees! The children were so excited to learn about this insect! We read so many informational texts about bees this week! We also learned a few bee songs and poems, created our own bees that are “buzzing” around our classroom and wrote bee facts!

 

In phonics this week we worked with the “ee” sound in words. We called this vowel pair, “the screaming ee.” Next week we work with “ing.” Each week when we learn about a new sound that letters can make the children have fun finding them in their reading, and they try to use them in their writing! 

 

In math, we are working on word problems. The mathematicians have to come up with an answer and then “show” their thinking by drawing a picture, or talking about how they came up the answer. They are quickly learning that there can be multiple ways to find an answer! We are also using manipulatives to add and subtract!

 

In Reader’s workshop we have been reading poems and writing “copy cat” poems. The children think of a poem that they like and then choose a topic and write new words to the rhythm of the poem! They are having so much fun! This week we will practice reading the new poems and then we will perform them for each other!

 

In Writer’s workshop we read a few mentor texts this week and talked about how the authors persuaded the reader to think the way they did! The children are still enjoying this unit, and can’t wait to share their work with you at Open House this Wednesday evening!

 

See everyone this Wednesday evening from 5-6 for Open House!- Katherine

 

Welcome to K2  Kindergarten

Mrs. Welcomer's class!

My name is Katherine Welcomer and I am so happy to be your child's teacher. This kindergarten year will be a year of new beginnings, a year filled with large and small accomplishments, a year of trying new things and making new friends. Kindergarten is an important year in your child's education. It sets the foundation for future years. I am honored to be on this very memorable and special journey with you and your child!

 

Gentle Beginnings Schedule: Aug. 21 - Sept. 1, 8:15-11:45 - All Students Attend - Please have your child wait by the front door until the door is opened by the teacher. Please be on time to pick up your child, and please let me know how your child will be picked up (Happy Days, Baby Sitter).

 

Extended Day Schedule Begins Sept. 5

  • Early Friends 8:15-12:45
  • Late Friends: 9:30-2:00 
  • Wacky Wednesday Begins Sept. 6 All Students Attend 8:15-11:45

 

I believe that a good parent-teacher relationship is necessary for maximum school success. Throughout the year I will communicate with you through notes, telephone calls, weekly newsletters, emails, and parent-teacher conferences. I encourage you to contact me if you have any questions or concerns at any time. The best way to contact me is through my school's email:

 

kwelcome@lafsd.org

 

I'm looking forward to a wonderful year with you and your child! - Katherine

Scholastic Book Order Information

Order Forms due by April 10th

Scholastic Book Clubs Ordering

 Information
www.scholastic.com/bookclubs     


Class Activation Code:  GR23C
    

Dear Parents,



This month's Scholastic Book Club flyers are ready for you to explore with your child. Children read more when they choose their own books, so I encourage you to look at the flyers together.

You can return the order form and payment to me, or give online ordering a try. It saves time, offers more book choices, and earns extra rewards for the classroom!

 Happy reading,

Katherine Welcomer

Important Dates!

  • Important Dates:
  • Kindergarten Open House Wednesday, April 25th 5-6pm
  • K2 Parent Appreciation Presentation! Wednesday, May 30th 11:00-11:45 in room K2

We Are Writers!

We Are Writers!

We Are Poets!

We Are Poets!

We Are Creative!

We Are Creative!

We Are Readers!

We Are Readers!

We Work Together!

We Work Together!

We Word Builders!

We Word Builders!

We Are Poets!

We Are Poets!

We Are Poets!

We Are Poets!

We Can Spell!

We Can Spell!

We Are Thinkers!

We Are Thinkers!