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.

Pull tabs from cans are also being collected. Information was sent home about collection of these tabs. 


 

                         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. We have snack in the afternoon. 

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 through written response 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  work on letter and sound recognition daily. 
Quick recognition of  letters will assist with word recognition.
We also practice sounding out the letters to write words. Three letter words with a short vowel in the middle are the types of words currently practiced.


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.

Written response - The children also work on writing a response to a prompt. This is where the children are learning to write sentences. I am very proud of the children's progress made to date. The children are learning to use a combination of sight words and sound spellings to write words to complete a sentence. They also are learning to use an end mark to finish their sentence. 

 

Math - Recognizing numbers and counting number amounts is still part of their math lessons. The children should recognize their numbers through 10. We work daily on recognition above 10 using the calendar and number chart. We have worked on addition to five and began working on subtraction.

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