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Classroom News:

This week we’ve been very busy in K-5! From preparing for our Author Celebration to celebrating Literacy Month in all the fun ways. Today, we dropped everything and read together in the gymnasium. Such a proud moment for every single student reading books together with the entire school!

In Writing, we had our Author Celebration. We continue working on the skills of: spacing between words, writing down the sounds we hear, starting a sentence with a capital letter, and ending with punctuation. Thank you for coming out and supporting your child in their writing journey! Some of their favorite parts of the Author Celebration were: my mom came to see me, I got to read to my mom, I was proud of myself reading to visitors, etc.

 

The Field Trip to Citizen’s Park will be rescheduled. We will notify you once a new date has been planned.

In Mathematics, we continue working on using number bonds to build numbers. We have been working on comparing numerals as well as continuing to build numbers 6-10

In Social Studies, will start to look at Pushes and Pulls and how things move.

Please continue sending filled water bottles to school daily. Staying properly hydrated helps us focus better.

Just a reminder from the School Handbook that all students with symptoms of fever, diarrhea, or vomiting will be sent home. Students should be fever free for 24 hours without medication before returning to school.

 

DON’T FORGET …

  • April 1st- Professional Development day (no school)
  • May 6th- Children’s Day (no school)
  • June 6th- Memorial day (no school)
  • June 7th- Last day of School

HOMEWORK FOR THIS WEEK

  • Read to your child as often as possible
  • Practice Dolch Sight Words daily (Primer and 1st Grade Words are below)
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Keep 1 extra set of clothes (including socks and underwear) in a ziplock bag in your child’s backpack all year in case of any wet clothing (seasonally appropriate).

Please send 1 labeled toothbrush, 1 plastic toothbrush cup, and 1 tube of toothpaste labeled with your child’s name.

Also, please send a small and quick healthy snack for morning time.


  • 1 filled water bottle (taken home daily)
  • 1 pack of washable markers
  • 1 pack of Dry-Erase Expo Markers
  • 1 pair of school scissors

       

Dear Kindergarten Families,

Welcome to Kindergarten! My name is Jasenka Besic and I will be your child’s Kindergarten teacher. I hold a Master of Arts in Teaching in Early Childhood Education with an emphasis in K-2 and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Oglethorpe University. Additionally, I have completed my gifted certification from the state of Georgia. I am excited to join the Busan Foreign School staff for my ninth year of teaching! Some of my teaching experience includes teaching in the United States, Senegal, most recently in the Czech Republic, and now South Korea. In my spare time, I can be found hiking, scrapbooking, learning new languages, and traveling.

Next week will complete one of the most important milestones of his or her life–the first official day of kindergarten! I am looking forward to working with you and your child in reaching their full potential. We will have many wonderful experiences and opportunities to learn and grow in the days ahead. I believe that communication is the key to a great parent-teacher relationship. I encourage you to contact me if you have any questions or concerns at any time. You can email me at ​jbesic@bfs.or.kr​. I will try my best to respond to any messages within 24 hours.

Each child will be given a “M.O.N.K.E.Y. folder,” that stands for My Organizational Notebook Keeping Everyone informed for the Year. This folder will be sent home each night. Please empty with your child and make sure you initial. This will provide an excellent opportunity for your child to tell you about his/her day and explain what we learned about in the classroom. The folder should accompany your child back to school each day.

Please feel free to participate in your child’s kindergarten year as much as you are able. Helping hands are always welcomed. Whether it is reading a story to the class, practicing sight words with a student, or any other participation–your child will be greatly impacted. I hope to be a guide and mentor to your child this year as they embark on a learning journey filled with excitement, challenges, and many learning opportunities. I am looking forward to a wonderful and exciting year with you and your child!

Sincerely,

Jasenka Besic

2018- Aug.24

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2018 - Aug.17

Dear Kindergarten Parents,

It has been a busy week here in Kindergarten! We have been working on routines such as practicing how to line up, walking in the hallway, transitioning from one activity to another, and getting to know one another. Our Classroom Promise has been completed and each child has signed it. Please help support the language at home:

We promise to be good listeners.

We will always follow directions.

We will work hard every day.

We will be kind to each other.

We will have fun learning!

I have started assessments and will have more information to share once those have been completed in 1-2 weeks. The first homework assignment went home on Thursday, August 16th, 2018. Please find the “All About Me Bag” in your child’s blue folder and send in the items by Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Jasenka Besic

Ms. Besic’s email: jbesic@bfs.or.kr

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