Welcome back from a great weekend! It’s moving day for me so I at school bright and early working on some really cool activities for the kiddos this week. I am especially excited about Friday! We are reading Rainbow fish and doing a really cool project with it for Reading and Math.
Here is this weeks newsletter if the hard copy didn’t make it home this week. Happy Monday!

Newsletter 8.31

Mrs. King’s classroom is learning the uppercase and lowercase letters and it is coming together.  If you see any of my children, please asked them to say the letters of the alphabet.  Parents please remember the Open House scheduled for Wednesday, August 26, 2015 from 5:45 – 6:30 p.m. at APA Elementary School has been canceled.  It will be rescheduled.

Here is the weekly newsletter!
So far we have had a lot of kids reading almost every night! Even over the weekend! I love seeing the reading logs. Keep it up :)

Newsletter 8.24

We are almost finished with the Mouse and the Motorcycle!!! Be sure to ask your child what happens to Ralph after he searches the hotel for something to make Keith (the boy) feel better.


Ms. Reed

Don’t forget! If you haven’t already, please be sure to bring in your students school supplies, especially binders (with their names written on the inside) and scissors. We are doing a fun activity that I am putting in their individual binders that they will be working with throughout the next couple months. I have a couple sets of binders that do not have names in them. If you have brought in your child’s binders please send me an e-mail telling me that you have already brought them in so I can narrow down my search for the owners of the binders. If you have any questions feel free to send me an e-mail or give me a call at school. My e-mail address is and my extention is  2035.

Every day, we read a chapter of The Mouse and the Motorcycle. The kids absolutely love the book! This book is a silly story about a mouse who lives in a hotel and meets a boy named Keith. Keith has a motorcycle and Ralph decides he is going to ride the motorcycle all over the hotel. He ends up getting himself in to trouble but that’s okay because he is an adventurous little mouse! There are two other books in the series that we will read as well throughout the school year along with Flat Stanley and finding out about all his adventures!

Sight words will be going home next week!! We will start with a list of simple words like a, the, in, is, and it. They will gradually get harder as they learn how to read harder books, use decoding skills, and picture clues. I have done the Reading A – Z testing on all of the students in the class so we can see where to start and what skills to address most with the different groups of kids.

Have an amazing week!!!
Ms. Reed

Intersect talked with many interested families during our registration this year about the Strengthening Families program. Please see the link below for more information about this amazing opportunity at APA beginning Wednesday September 9th from 5 – 7pm. There is NO COST to families, and program includes family meals and childcare. Participation is limited to the first 15 families that RSVP. Email for more info or to register.



Ready to Read in room 35!

by Julieanne Reed on August 16, 2015

Posted in: Kindergarten

Click the link below to access the newsletter! We have had a great school year so far :)

Newsletter 8.17


-Ms. Reed

The City of Anderson has requested APA’s help with the Birthday Bash for the Sesquicentennial on August 28th from 6:45pm-10-10:30pm.  Fireworks to follow.  We are looking for student and family volunteers to represent APA for this community service opportunity.  Some of the duties may include:

Filling up balloons to pass out to children and passing balloons out

Face Painting

Bounce House Monitoring

Popcorn, Cotton Candy, Snow Cones – making and passing out, supervision of this process

If you would are interested in volunteering, please contact Jill Barker by Monday, 8/17/15 so that I can let the City know if we can meet their volunteer needs.

Thank you!

One, Two, Buckle My Shoe!

by Julieanne Reed on August 12, 2015

Posted in: Kindergarten

Today we talked about the nursery rhyme ” One, Two, Buckle My Shoe”. I was so excited to hear the kids saying the rhyme well after the lesson on rhyming words was over! They were so excited that they were “reading” a story with me.

We eat lunch really early! So if you would like, you can send a snack for you child to eat during our last round of rotations.

I am taking tickets at the high school varsity football game on Friday! The game starts at 7:00 and I hope to see some of you there :)

Ms. Reed

Ms. Reeds Kindergarten Korner

by Julieanne Reed on August 11, 2015

Posted in: Kindergarten

Click the link to see our newsletter for the week! :) So far we have had an amazing week! We are learning how to read and write numbers 0-5. Newsletter 8.10

Patricia Kennedy from the DAV (Disabled American Veterans) would like to sponsor three (3) of APA’s female cadets for membership in the DAVA (Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary).  More information can be found by visiting the DAVA website.  If interested in this opportunity, please contact Jill Barker to receive the contact information for Ms. Kennedy by June 29, 2015.