Welcome to Kindergarten!

Hello everyone! Welcome to Miss Hockaday's 2018-2019 Half Day Kindergarten class web page.


The music performance was outstanding this morning! Huge thanks to all the families for supporting your child's efforts. Our next major event is the Portfolio Presentations in May. More information will be coming home soon.


Holiday book orders from Scholastic are due

~Friday, December 7th, 2018~

Please follow this link to order online:


Just wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone that sent in recycled materials for our project! Our classroom was a mess but sometimes learning is messy and that's okay! I know we had a blast and I will work on displaying the outstanding work your students created.

Thanks for everything you do to support your children!


Dear families,

Our class has been working diligently on our Lois Ehlert Author Study. We’re going to use our new understandings to write our own Ehlert inspired stories. She uses a lot of recycled and organic materials such as scraps of paper, strings, leaves, etc. to make the illustrations for her stories. We are asking all of you to please send in different kinds of recycled/organic materials you find around your homes. Good items to have for this project would be…

-odds and ends out of your junk drawer

-old receipts




-Kid safe craft scissors (will be returned!)

Our projects should be finished by 11/16/18. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask!

Thanks so much,

Miss Hockaday


Mystery Readers will be contacted individually as the need arises. Planning for guests more than a week or 2 ahead of time is challenging with academic demands and school-wide activities that spring up. I have a list of family members that are interested in coming in and I'll make sure everyone has the opportunity to do so! Thanks for understanding!


Meeting with families has been amazing! Thank you to Thursday's group for being on time and asking thoughtful questions. I'm really looking forward to meeting with the rest of the families this week. From our conference conversations, I've included 2 new sections to our class web page: a class roster with students' first names as well as links to common YouTube videos we utilize in class for educational purposes. Thank you for your input!


Be on the lookout for the Kindergarten PTO Fundraiser questions coming home this week! Once completed, students can turn in their answers to win fun prizes such as front row seats to the magic show on October 17th, the chance to be apart of the trick on stage, their own magic kit and more!


September's Monthly Newsletter has been sent home today and uploaded to our class web page! Have a great long weekend!


The Parent Orientation presentation has recently been added to the class webpage. You can find the slides under the tab titled 'Parent Orientation Slides'.