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Katherine Welcomer's Email

kwelcome@lafsd.org

Katherine Welcomer

Mrs. Welcomer's Kindergarten Class
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Hello K2 Families,

 

We did it! We made it through the first week of new online instruction! I am so impressed by everyone’s patience, persistence and willingness to problem solve and work through and around difficulties to access and post your child’s daily work!

 

Families, thank you all for your support and hard work! I know this is not easy, and at times really hard! Please know how much I appreciate all your help, and I am grateful that everyone is being very patient of my learning curve, there is a willingness to help me problem solve, and a kind understanding of my many mistakes that I am making along this unknown journey! 

 

Looking ahead to next week, I am going to change a few things in our Zoom Morning Meeting schedule and I am adding weekly Zoom check-ins with each child.

 

Here is the new information:

 

  • Each Sunday or Monday I will send an email with the week’s schedule and I will also post it on our classroom’s school loop.
  • I will send a daily morning movie message to the class via Seesaw around 8:30. This message will go over the day’s schedule with the children and set a positive tone for their learning.

 

  • I will post the daily lessons on Seesaw the night before the lessons are due, so that families can review the day’s plans ahead of time if they choose.
  • To keep a strong sense of community, M-W-F (3 times per week) I am going to have morning meetings with the entire class from 9:30-10:00 AM. This will be a time that we will sing songs, recite poems, go over the calendar, have Star Student, recite the Pledge of Allegiance, and read stories aloud. These meetings will be held on ZOOM and an email will come out for your child to join us each day. This is not required, but I think it will be an important way for the children to still feel a part of our class.

 

  • On T - TH I will be having individual Zoom meetings with my students to check in, and answer any questions. This will provide a time for me to listen to your child read, share stories, answer questions, and just have one-on-one time! A sign up will come out Sunday or Monday for each family to choose a slot that works for you. This is not mandatory, but I believe will be a wonderful way to keep a strong emotional connection with your child and a way to track how they are doing academically.

 

  • My office hours will be 11-12 each day. Families can email me with questions or concerns and I will be ready to respond in real time. I will also be available for phone calls at that time too. If this time does not work for your family, you can always email me or call any time. I may not respond right away, but will get back to you as soon as possible.

 

Thanks again! We will have an other amazing week together! - Katherine

 

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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. 13-23, 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 Aug. 26th

  • Early Friends 8:15-12:45
  • Late Friends: 9:30-2:00 
  • Wacky Wednesday Begins Aug. 28th,  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 October, 30

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

April 13- 17 Daily Assignments, Lesson Plans

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1gg5uK_SovPcTUuD_p9Hpez9LBd5EQbc-XAZWKRQlG2A/edit?usp=sharing

Important Dates!
  • Important Dates:
  • New Remote Learning Plans Begin! April, 6
Emotional Social Learning Resources

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1VTuvUf27S9cHeZVLfJ9tsrNlP9PSHdub8-zBH3xb1D0/edit?usp=sharing

Club Fit Lessons

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1arboy2LkE7mD1IJPeeU90PscWDRig2x2IM5L-44eYsU/edit?usp=sharing