- Pre-K and Kindergarten -

Preschool & Kindergarten Lesson Resources


This note feels different than those previous, as we head into what is our last week of school! What an adventure the last few months have been, for sure. We cannot thank you enough for how supportive and flexible you have been during this transition. Working with all of you, as well as seeing those sweet faces on ZOOM each day made these past few months easier! Above all else, we hope that you felt communicated with and supported by your classroom teachers…your kids are truly special, and although we did not get long enough with them, we made lasting memories together! 
Please send those end-of-the year photos and/or videos by Tuesday! Ms. Sarah is doing a wonderful job of putting that together for us! 
We have a few wonderful staff who will not be returning next year. We would love to have your child make a sign to hold up for a ZOOM screenshot. Mr. Johnson is retiring, Ms. Dani (from the office) has moved to Montana with her family, and Mr. Matt and Ms. Murray will not be returning next year. Please have your child make a sign as they wish to hold up for these teachers. If you could do this by Monday we would REALLY appreciate it! 
That’s it for now. Please let us know if you have any questions!
Time Kindergarden Suggested Activity
9:00-10:00 Morning Movement: walk the dog, dance to music, Go Noodle, play outside Yoga for kids-youtube channel
10:00-10:30 Zoom Class Meeting 🙂
10:30-11:15 Learning Activities (See below-ELA, Math, Science, S.S.)
11:15-12:00 Creative time: legos, drawing, crafting, or any “other” activities from the list below.
12:00-1:00 Lunch/break/Chore time: help clean up or other chore
1:00-2:00 Learning Activities (See below-ELA, Math, Science, S.S.)
2:00-2:30 Specials: Gym or Music OR afternoon walk/movement Ms. Murray's Music Resource Page and At home workout w/ Joe
2:30-3:30 Choice Time: Quiet Time, snack, read,puzzles, draw, nap
3:30-5:00 Family Time: play, take a walk, play games, tv time, etc.
5:00-6:00 Dinner Time: help set the table and clean up
6:00-7:30 Free Time!!
7:30-8:00 Wind Down Time! Read and snuggle! Then Bed!
Time Preschool Suggested Activity
8:30 - 9:00 am Wake Up: Eat breakfast, make bed, get dressed & chores
9-10am Morning Movement: Take your dog for a walk, go noodle dancing to music, etc. Work on gross motor skills: jumping, skipping, running etc. or see below for ideas from Mr. Adam
10:00-10:30am Zoom Class Meeting 🙂 "Wishing you Well” Song M, W, F (read aloud/snack) T, TH (Talking Circle)
10:30-11am Academic Time: Circle Time, Read Books, Review Letters, Counting Games, etc. Work on fine motor skills: hold the pencil correctly, cutting, coloring, etc.
11-12pm Creative Time: Art projects, legos, drawing, cook lunch together, etc. Listed below will be some activities and links to recipes to make!
12-1pm Lunch Time! Eat together, try new foods, talk about fruits/veggies
1-5pm Family Time: Play games, go for a walk, go outside,
5-6pm Dinner & More Family Time
6-8pm Free Time!
8:00 pm Go To Bed 🙂

Without further adieu Kindergarten would like to share with you the names created, and picked from a hat for our chicks…drumroll please…

Creeper, Darth Vader, Flip-Awesome, Crystal, Yellow, Egg-bert, Bob, Rosemary, Crow, Banana, Fo-fana, Cutie, Kylo-Hen, and Fluffy.

If you would like to see your photos of at home learning shown here, send them to Mrs.Harmony or Mrs.Alexis

Discovery Center


Our kinder and preschool friends took their first being their experience to the Discovery Center! There they learned about the forest trees and did a “what do bears eat” activity. They also played a movement game about how bears might hibernate.

Tongass Homework Policy

APC Approved          June 15th, 2015

Homework is one tool used by teachers to check and monitor student’s academic progress. If a student begins to fall behind academically, the teacher will contact the parent to discuss ways to support the student and to develop a plan. The teacher will give the student homework to provide extra practice, and to further strengthen skills. The homework may be finished at home, or through our after-school homework tutoring program.

First through Sixth Grades will spend a maximum of ten minutes per grade on homework.

• Grade 1: 10 minutes
• Grade 2: 20 minutes
• Grade 3: 30 minutes
• Grade 4: 40 minutes
• Grade 5: 50 minutes
• Grade 6: 60 minutes

Homework will include:

• Reading, completed daily Monday-Thursday
• Math, completed daily Monday-Thursday
• Additional activities/projects as assigned by the teaching team.

*PreK/Kindergarten will utilize a monthly activity calendar

– There will be no spelling homework as Words Their Way spelling activities will be completed as part of literacy centers in class.  Words Their Way was adopted by the APC as the school-wide spelling program on 08-04-14.

– Study Hall will not be used to complete missing weekly homework.

– Teachers will inform parents about our homework policy.  The administrator will inform parents about our homework policy and the Homework Club through the news note.

Homework Help

– Tongass School offers a daily after-school homework tutoring session from 4:00 to 5:00, Monday through Thursday.

– Teachers will notify the Homework Club paraprofessional of which students will participate in this program.

– The homework club staff member is responsible for maintaining an attendance record for students enrolled in the homework program.  The paraprofessional will regularly communicate with the teacher regarding student attendance or questions regarding assignments.  The classroom teacher will provide the homework club staff member access to weekly homework as needed to support student achievement of weekly homework assignments.

Tongass School Supply List

*Supply lists for each class-2019-2020

Peer Buddy Pre-School

  • A small water bottle. (With their name on it.)
  • An extra change of clothes.
  • A backpack. (This is helpful for when we send home artwork or classroom reminders.)
  • A picture of your child with their family to display in the classroom.
  • Optional items we need for the classroom:
    • Disinfecting Wipes
    • Glue
    • Dry Snack Options (Crackers, cereal, dried fruit, etc.)
      *No nuts please! Coconut is okay.
    • Paper Plates
    • Hand Sanitizer
    • Markers
    • Construction Paper
    • Water Colors
    • Colored Card Stock
    • Lamination Sheets


*Please put your child’s name on these items:

  • 1 Backpack (To bring every day to take papers and projects home. Please make sure these backpacks are FULL SIZE. It is difficult for students to bring home papers, notes, and projects in a small backpack.)
  • 1 Lunchbox (If your child brings a lunch.)
  • 1 Pair of Gym Shoes (To keep in cubby for PE.)
  • Extra set of Clothes (To keep in cubby.)
  • 1 Small Reusable Water Bottle (To be kept at school.)


*Items are shared with the class. (No name needed.)

  • 1 Box of Q-tips
  • 1 Pack of Crayola Markers OR
    1 Pack of Expo Dry Erase Markers (w/ Eraser)
  • 1 Pack of Colored Pencils
  • 12 Glue Sticks (We use A LOT of these!)
  • 1 Pack of Brown Lunch Bags
  • 1 Pack of Zip Locks (Quart or Gallon)
  • 1 Pack of Napkins
  • 1 Pack of Clorox or Lysol Wipes
  • 1-3 Snack Items – Nonperishable (Goldfish, Saltines, Pretzels – Ongoing throughout the year.)

Wish List: These are items we are hoping for and use for special occasions like holidays, school celebrations, etc.

    • Rice
    • Dried Beans or Dried Noodles (For our yearlong sensory bin. We switch it up every two weeks!)
    • Pack of White Construction Paper
    • Wood Clothespins
    • Jumbo Popsicle Sticks
    • Pack of 3×5 Index Cards
    • Shaving Cream
    • Cotton balls


*Items are shared with the class. (No name needed.)

  • 1 Box of Ticonderoga Tri-Write Pencils (NO colored, patterned, or mechanical)
  • 1 Pack of Crayola Markers
  • 1 Pack of Page Protectors
  • 12 Glue Sticks (We use A LOT of these!)
  • 1 Pack of Clorox or Lysol Wipes
  • 1 Pack of Plain White Paper Plates
  • 1 Pack of Napkins
  • 1 Pack of Zip Locks (Sandwich Size)
  • 1 Box of Expo Dry Erase Markers (w/ Eraser)
  • 2 Plastic (Preferably 1 Red and 1 Blue)
  • 3-Prong Folder
  • 1-3 Snack Items – Nonperishable

1st & 2nd Grade

Shared Supplies:

  • 1 Package of Disinfecting Wipes (Ms. Carol’s Class only please)
  • 1 Non-Perishable snack (Class Size: 25 students)
  • Markers (10 pack, non-primary colors please.)
  • 1 Box of Crayons (24 pack)
  • Ticonderoga #2 Pencils (Suggested: 12 pack or more.)
  • Glue Sticks (2-Pack, Preferred: Purple Disappearing)
  • 1 Pair of Scissors (Preferred: Fiskars Safety)
  • 1 Big Box of Facial Tissue
  • 1 Box of Bandaids
  • 1 Non-Spiral Composition Notebook (2nd Graders Only)

Pick only 1 of the following to send:

  • Paper Cups (Like Dixie Cups)
  • Small or Large Paper Plates
  • Sandwich Size Ziplocs
  • Quart Size Ziplocs
  • Gallon Size Ziplocs

Individual Student Supplies (Please put Name on Items):

  • Backpack
  • Water Bottle
  • Gym Shoes
  • A Pocket Folder for Papers to go between Home and School.

3rd & 4th Grade

  • 9 Glue Sticks
  • 1 Box of Crayons
  • 1 Box of Colored Pencils
  • 1 Pack of Crayola Markers
  • 5 Mead Composition Notebooks (Wide Ruled, Any Color)
  • 6 Boxes of #2 Pencils
  • 3 Black Sharpie Permanent Markers
  • 2 Pack of EXPO White Board Markers  and Eraser
  • 3 Folders (2 Pocket)
  • 1 Pair of Scissors
  • 1 Pencil Case (Preferred: Large Mesh Pocket)
    *Hard Cases don’t fit in book boxes very well.
  • 10 Pencil Top Erasers
  • 1 Box of Tissues
  • 1 Ruler
  • 1 8oz Container of Hand Sanitizer
  • 2 Containers of Sanitizing Wipes

5th & 6th Grade

  • 1 Box of Gallon Size Baggies
  • 1 Box of Quart Size Baggies
  • 2 Boxes of Facial Tissue
  • 3 Packs of Antibacterial Wipes
  • 1 Hand Sanitizer (Pump)
  • 4 Packs of Loose-Leaf Notebook Paper
  • 3 Boxes of #2 Pencils
  • Handheld Pencil Sharpener
  • Cap Erasers
  • (2) 3-Prong Pocket Folders
  • Multicolored Highlighters 
  • 2 Composition Notebooks (No Spiral Please)
  • 1 Box of Crayons
  • 1 Box of Colored Pencils
  • 1 Box of Markers 
  • 1 Pair of Scissors
  • 3 Glue Sticks
  • 1 Bottle of Liquid Glue
  • Gym Shoes