Dear Kindergarten Families,

Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year, we hope you are as excited as we are! This letter is to give some information about our kindergarten classrooms.

Kindergarten is an important and rewarding year for our students.  As they will be exposed to the wonderful world of reading, writing, math, and building their social skills.  We trust that you will work closely with your child to help him/her achieve the goals of the kindergarten curriculum and develop the skills to become lifelong learners.

We ask that you help us with the following:

-Ensure that your child reads each and every night.  Independent and/or assisted reading at home is the most important aid to your child’s academic growth.
-Please assist your child with his/her homework.
-It is imperative that your child wears the school uniform every day.
-Ensure that your child is in school on time every day. Excessive lateness and absences not only hinders your child’s academic growth; but it also detaches them from the social fabric of our classroom community. School begins at 8am, breakfast is served in our cafeteria beginning at 7:30am.

If we work together, we are certain to have a fun and successful school year!

We encourage you to contact us via the main office (718) 574 – 2381 with any questions or concerns you may have as the year unfolds.

Below you will find the kindergarten class supply list.

Thank you!

The P.S. 309 Kindergarten Team
Ms. Pearce, Ms. Sampson & Ms. Porter


Kindergarten Supply List

-1 Composition Notebook
-2 Plastic Two-Pocket Folders
-1 Box of No. 2 Pencils
-2 Glue sticks
-1 Box of Facial Tissue
-Lysol or Clorox Wipes
-1 Box of Glad Ziploc Bags (Gallon Size)
-Change of clothes (in case of an accident)
-Healthy Snacks
-One pair of earbud headphones




Please read with your child every night for at least 15 minutes.  Ask your child questions and discuss the book you are reading.  Consider using works from such great children authors as, Dr. Seuss, Mo Willems, and Lucy Cousins to help motivate our emerging readers.  Additionally in class, we are reading, “Make Way for Ducklings” by Robert McCloskey.  You may ask your child questions about this text, as well.

  1. What are the Mallards looking for?
  2. How does Michael help the duck family?
  3. Where do Mr. and Mrs. Mallard look for food in the morning?
  4. Why does Mrs. Mallard sit on her eggs?

In our Fundations lessons, we will be reviewing letter keyword sounds and letter formation.
Please review the following letters: b and f
Review the following sight words:

  • big
  • bee
  • by
  • boy
  • but
  • for
  • from
  • find
  • five
  • four

Ways to practice sight words:

  • Word Hunt – Find sight words in magazine or newspapers, cut out and glue to paper
  • Use PlayDough to sculpt your words

Please remember to complete homework assignments in the “My Kindergarten Journal”.

Standards: (RL.K.1) Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
(RF.K.1d) Recognize and name all upper and lowercase letters in the alphabet.