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Dear Parents,

We’ve had a very busy week with Halloween and Founder’s Day the same week. Kindergarten students did a lot of arts and crafts this week! We’ve been continuing to count to 100 by 1s, 5s, and 10s. Currently, we are focusing on writing numbers and finding patterns within them. Ask your child about the 3D shape song! We’re currently learning all about the different attributes of 3D shapes.
Pre-Primer Sight words are in full swing! Ask your child which sight words they know. Please continue to practice the sight word flashcard ring words. I check them every Monday and place stickers on the sight word cards that your child has mastered as well as add new sight words. We had a Reading Celebration on Tuesday and Wednesday where we talked about the kinds of books we like to read. Check out the pictures I posted in the Classroom Photos album.
Wednesday’s Trick or Treating was lots of fun! We talked about pumpkins and painted our own Pumpkin Patches. Founder’s Day was really fun for all! We practiced sharing, working as part of a team, and listening to directions throughout the day and all the different activities.
Just as a reminder, please label your child’s coats/cardigans/sweaters so they don’t get lost.
Thank you,
Jasenka Besic
Jasenka Besic



  • Read to your child as often as possible
  • Practice sight words daily

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 healthy snack for morning time.

  • 1 water bottle (taken home daily or on Fridays)
  • 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 ​​. 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!


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

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