Luanne Toye

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Welcome to Mrs. Toye's Web page




I look forward to a marvelous school year of exploration and learning with my class.


Cooperation and communication are key to a successful year. I look forward to getting to know each child and their family as we go through the school year together.

Below you will find the children's schedule and some notes about the concepts your children will be learning this year. I have included some ideas for home assistance. 





Reminder - Box Tops for Education are collected throughout the year. Keep the Box Tops coming in.

 

                         Breakfast is served each morning in class. It is offered to each child. If you do not want your child to eat breakfast in school please let me know. 

Children should bring a healthy snack to school each day.

Kindergarten lunch on full days begins at 11:45.

 

 

 

Special Schedule

 

Monday - Music

Tuesday - Spanish and Computers

Wednesday - Phys. Ed. and Media

Thursday - Phys. Ed. and Art

Friday - Art

 

Learning News


Language Arts - In reading groups the children will focus on non-fiction books. They are using books at their instructional level. They are beginning to respond to their reading following a lesson.

Sight words - The children will receive weekly words to learn. These sight words are beginning words the students will use with readers as they practice in small group and begin to learn about reading independently. Working with the children to automatically recognize these word is recommended.

Sight Words
The importance of sight words and high frequency words - these words are the most commonly occurring words while reading. Learning sight words and recognizing them quickly assists the students in understanding what they read. They won't need to slow down to figure them out.

The letters  - 
We are working on letter and sound recognition. 
Quick recognition of  letters will assist with word recognition.

A helpful activity is to have the students review the letters, both upper and lower case, and read them as quickly as possible so that naming them becomes automatic.

 

Concepts to be reviewed - Children often enter school with knowledge of the concepts of print such as turning pages from the front to the back of the book, proper book handling, following words from the left side to the right side of the page and returning to the left side. They also can review who the author and illustrator is and their role in creating a book.


Writing - As the children are taught to write their letters and names, they are taught that the letter stroke should always begin at the top and "pull down". This action could be reinforced at home as they practice what they have learned in school.

 

Math - Recognizing numbers and counting number amounts is still part of their math lessons. They also are working on seeing the numbers in two parts. This will assist them as they begin addition and subtraction later in the year. 

Counting to 100 is the goal for kindergarten students. We will work on this skill through the year. The students will use a number chart to assist them as they practice. Recognizing patterns as they count through the decades will also assist them with this skill.

 

 

 

 

e-mail: ltoye@highlandselementary.org