Room 106 News: September 21, 2015

Hi everyone,

Welcome to our classroom webpage. I can't believe this is already the fourth week of school. We have been focusing on building our classroom community, making new friends, and diving into our Zoo Phonics program. You have hopefully noticed the letter animals coming home each night in the Communication Folders. The Zoo Phonics characters (animals) and the signals that correspond with each letter really help the kids remember the letter names and sounds so they can start applying them in authentic literacy activities. We have also been working on fives and tens in math. The children are doing a great job learning new routines and procedures to help our lessons run smoothly and efficiently.

I have had many parents contact me about volunteering in the classroom. I love to have parents be involved in the classroom! I usually do not have anyone come in until October so we have plenty of time to establish routines. If you are interested plase make sure you are cleared through the office. You will need to fill out some paperwork and we will need a copy of your driver's license before you can be cleared to work with the kids. Please stay tuned for more volunteer information coming home in about a week.

I have also had a few parents contact me just to make sure their student is doing ok. Please know that the children are doing great. If I have any concerns or issues with their progress or behavior I will contact you immediately. So, think of no news as good news!


  • Picture Day is tomorrow!
  • Please send the Communication Folder to school every single day. Please make sure to look in the folder each night to see your child's work from the day and for important paperwork and reminders. If there are papers in the Communication Folder that are incomplete, it means that the student did not complete their classwork during the day and should complete it at home for practice. These papers do not need to be returned to school.
  • Planners: We will start using our student planners next Monday. I will collect the planners tomorrow, so please make sure they are in your child's backpack. We use the planner as a homework connection all year long. If you haven't purchased a planner please do so through the school office. Planners cost $5.00.
  • Family Learning Night and Curriculum Night is October 1st. More detailed information will be sent home soon.

If you have any questions or concerns please don't hesitate to contact me by phone at ext. 78494 or by email at You will get the fastest response through email.


Katie Redmond

Here are a few photos of the kids exploring the math workplace buckets and the learning centers. It may look like play, but they are also learning important problem solving and social skills.


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