August 22, 2016
Welcome to 2-K! My name is Brianna Kirsh and I am delighted to have your child in my class. We are going to be learning, exploring, and having fun together. I am very excited to get to know you and your child!
As the first day has just come to a close, we were busying getting to know each other and learning the procedures and routines of the classroom. Getting settled into the school year can often be both exciting and overwhelming. We do a great deal of community building so that it is an easier transition, but as always, please let me know what I can do to help you and your family better settle into this new and exciting year.
Starting today, your child will come home with a “Homework Folder”. Homework, classroom notes, and additional forms will be sent home in this folder daily/weekly. Please check your child’s folder every night and have them bring it back to school each morning. We are beginning this routine at the start of the school year to get in the habit, but traditional homework will be starting a week or two into the year. I will keep you posted at the start date in my weekly newsletters. This should be a nightly routine for you and your child, even if the folder is empty. Your child will put their homework in their “mailbox” and be reminded to check it and take it home. Quickly, it will become part of their pack-up routine. The best way to reach me is by sending a message over email at Brianna.Kirsh@gmail.com. Please contact me for any reason, as we are a team in supporting your child.
IMPORTANT: This folder is separate from the “Take Home Tuesday” folder that is sent home every Tuesday.
On another note, each day, our class will have a scheduled time for snack (mid morning). Make sure to send your child to school with a light and healthy snack every day. Please help make snack time an efficient use of classroom time by sending in snacks that are quick and easy for your second grader to eat. This includes snacks that do not require utensils. Some examples are pretzels, crackers, or sliced fruit in a reusable container, granola bars, and squeeze applesauce/yogurt. Also, please note that Janney is a NUT-FREE school. Keep this in mind when you are preparing snack for your child.
I request that you child bring a reusable water bottle to school every day. Please only send water bottles that students can easily refill, open, and close. They will be allowed to keep their water bottles at their tables or in their cubbies and refill it as needed.
Thank you for all the supplies you have already brought in. I am looking forward to a great year!
Brianna Kirsh J