Welcome to kindergarten!
Please check in weekly to see what we are up too!
Please check in weekly to see what we are up too!
What a great day! Thank you for all of the field day volunteers that helped run groups and activities! You are very appreciated! Please enjoy some photos of our day below!
We are coming SO close to the end of our kindergarten year. Promotion Invitations went home this week. Remember this is a family event and all families are invited to attend.
I will be sending out a sign up genius for a snack/item request for our very last event together. Although I am very sad for my students to leave...they are more than ready to move on and to continuing growing. I will miss them all terribly!
Thank you again!
What a fun puppet show from Rosalita's Puppets. A business card went home today if you are interested in future shows...she has over 200 handmade puppets. Today's puppet show was about a girl named Rosalita who went on an adventure and met some bugs. She ran into scary bugs and bugs that helped along the way At one point in the story, she was in need and was helped by a bug...she was later on able to return the favor when the bug was in need. The moral of the story was treating others how you want to be treated and keeping your word.
What another fun day!
Yesterday, we enjoyed a book picnic outside with our 5th grade reading buddies and enjoyed a nice cold ice pop in the sun...it was a great day!
Next week I will begin my final assessments for report cards and we will finish off the week with our Field Day on Friday! I look forward to seeing everyone who signed up to volunteer at the Field Day. If you signed up to bring another item, please bring the item in Friday morning.
Rain Date will be June 15th.
Enjoy your weekend!
We had so much fun this week! We have been busy in math centers, learning our Memorial Day celebration song, building with legos, reading and so much more! We ended our week with special visit from Michelle's Menagerie!
We met 8 special woodland creatures and learned so much about them!
Enjoy the pictures below!
-NO SCHOOL on Monday
-Wednesday 30th, Memorial Day Celebration WEAR RED, WHITE & BLUE, parents welcome to join us in gym
-Thursday - Outdoor "book picnic" with Reading Buddies - Bring a beach towel and favorite book from home (Bug/Sun Spray need to be applied at home before coming to school)
-Friday - Rosalita's Puppets
*Field Day reminder - Friday, June 8th
*Kindergarten Graduation Ceremony in the classroom- Thursday, June 21st, 9:00am, ALL family welcome :)
What a busy week!
We are in full swing of learning our Long Vowels! We have learned Long vowels A and I. Next week we will learn the rest. We use the terminology "Bossy E at the end of the word, makes the vowel say his own name". For example, not vs. note.
We are working hard reviewing addition and subtraction fluency from numbers 0-10, 2D shapes, 3D shapes, coins, clocks, etc. Today we built our 3D marshmallow and toothpick shape models!
Next week will be our last round of AIMsWeb Numeracy and Literacy assessing for the year!
Thursday, May 24th is our Last Community Meeting.
Friday, May 25th we will have a special visitor in the classroom and she will be bringing along some very special ,critter friends. If you are interested in learning more, please visit https://michellesmenagerie.com/
Just a few reminders.....Week after next...
NO SCHOOL Monday, May 28th
Memorial Day Program on Wednesday, May 30th (Please Practice Singing at home)
Friday, June 1st...another secret special visitor coming to the classroom!
KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK ON THOSE READING LOGS!!!!
This week we have begun to learn about coins! We are learning the names of the penny, nickel, dime and quarter. We are learning the value of each coins and the names of the presidents on the front of the coins too! Next week in math we will be introduced to CLOCKS! We will learn how to tell time by the hour on an analog clock.
We have been reviewing all of our letters, sounds and sight words this week throughout our reading groups and RTI groups. We have also taken our final Unit Assessment!
Next week in literacy we will begin LONG VOWELS!
We are in full swing of the Gesell Assessments. Some of your children have already been assessment; the rest of the class should be complete by the end of next week.
Please make sure to return the Parent Questionnaire that was mailed home a few weeks ago. This can be returned in their blue folder or to the office directly.
It is getting warm in the classroom and as a reminder we do not have A/C in our part of the building. Please dress your children appropriately and layers are always a plus!
WOODCHIPS cover the playground so sneakers are best! Wearing flip flops can be dangerous on the playground; splinters are not fun!
I will be sending out more information on our graduation at a later date, but please mark your calendars for our Kindergarten Graduation on Thursday, June 21st. This is also our last day of school. All family members are invited to join us in celebration.
I hope you all have a well deserved Spring break. Hopefully we will return to some nicer, warmer weather!
The week we get back, we will be conducting another round of assessments for out RtI groups and I will start assessing students DRA (reading levels). These will go home on their report cards so students can continue to read books at their level throughout the summer.
YEARBOOKS! Yearbook forms will be going home Monday, April 30th when we return from break. They will need to be turned in by that Friday, May 4th. It is not a lot of time to return...but the good news, is that you can order right online!
If you cannot wait until then, here if the information to order....
Step 1: www.online-pay.memorybook.com/parent
Step 2: Enter pay code 87368 and click "NEXT"
Step 3: Purchase a yearbook for $15 - After May 4th, Price will increase to $20
Enjoy your family time and see you April 30th!
Special thanks to our 5th grader, Meredith, for working with us today. We learned a lot about basketball; dribbling, passing and shooting. We also had to use our group plans and work with a teammate to complete these tasks.
Great job kindergarten! I was very impressed with your listening skills today!
Parents...if you have not yet signed and returned the pink permission slip for the 5th grade Passion Project, please do so by Monday. In order for our class to participate, a permission slip needs to be signed. This event will take place in the school gym on Tuesday, so please remember to wear SNEAKERS that day! :)
TOMORROW...We will be visiting the Readiness and First grade classrooms! We will begin our first trip down at 8:00am sharp! We talked a lot about it today so I am sure your kiddos will be talking about it, especially when they come home from school tomorrow. Gesell assessments will also begin tomorrow and will continue through the first week of May.
Gesell Parent Questionnaires have been mailed home. Please fill out these forms and return to school as soon as possible. These questionnaires, along with the Teacher Questionnaires are also used in scoring the Gesell.
Friday April 20th - CRAZY day - One of our school spirit choices was Crazy Day. Students may dress crazy as well as have crazy hair. Please make sure to follow school dress code.
Money and Time:
Shortly we will be learning about money and time. I will introduce coins (their names and values) and clocks (time only by the hour). Feel free to start talking about these at home to get them excited for what's coming next in school!
Have a wonderful weekend!
I can finally see spring in our future! Hopefully the next few warm days will melt the snow away for good this time! With that said....we will try to go out for recess daily. Students can bring snow gear if they want to play in the snow, but not required. BOOTS are a must, especially with mud season approaching. I'd love for them to get some daily fresh air and exercise!
Today we painted our spring trees and I sent their winter trees home!
Over the last two weeks we have really been digging into our text, making deeper connections and writing comprehension questioning. We will continue these skills throughout the rest of the year.
Next week in math we will begin subtraction! We will continue to spiral our addition, shapes, counting skills, etc. daily to solidify these skills before moving on next year.
What great conferences this go around! I am so pleased at each and every one of my students progress, whether the growth is academic, social or emotional or all of the above...they are all growing and becoming better students.
Parents....PLEASE take advantage of the Parent Info Night this coming Tuesday, April 3rd at 6pm on the school library. You will meet the First and Readiness grade team. They will explain the process of what is to come the next few weeks; administering the Gesel, meet the teacher day on April 13th and so much more. You do not want to miss it!
*The bug is back in the classroom! We were down a few kiddos throughout the week and lots of germs being passed through both kindergarten classrooms. Please keep your kiddo home if they vomited, had diarrhea or fever within the last 24 hours.
Please enjoy the photo of your children using "A Group Plan" to build a 100 piece puzzle together....Great team work!
Have a Happy Easter!
Yay! We have finally had a FULL week! Thankfully the snow storm passed us by. We got a lot of things done thing week and happy to be back to our normal routine.
A few things...
1. Report cards went home today!
2. This week we started our new round of RTI; students are in skills based groups, working at their skill level.
3. April 13th - Reminder, this is the day they go to Readiness/First grade to socialize and meet the teachers that they could potentially have next year.
4. Gesel - Assessments will begin in April. Every student in kindergarten will be assessed.
5. Conferences next week! I can not wait to share how much growth your children have made!
6. 3D Shapes! Please refer to the email that was send home, but students are asked to bring in a 3D shape to discuss in math early next week.
7. Have a great weekend! I hope you enjoy the Father/Daughter Dance and maybe I will see some familiar faces out at the Sugar Shacks this weekend!