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!
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!
Today we created a STEAM project with the boxes we brought in from home. We created Leprechaun Playgrounds. We constructed our playgrounds using a variety of materials from the classroom. We use construction paper, pom poms, stickers, 3-d foam art, markers to create a beautiful playground for the Leprechauns and more. We illustrated beautiful rainbows, pots of gold, shamrocks and horseshoes to attracted the Leprechauns to want to play in our playgrounds. The playgrounds are currently displayed around the classroom. Let's see if we can attract any Leprechauns over the weekend to play in our playgrounds!
We are finally done with our report card assessments. Next week we will restart our new RTI groups and Reading Groups as well.
Please return Reading Logs every Monday! :)
Have a Very Green and Lucky Weekend!
What another fun week in kindergarten! Today we spent thirty minutes in the school library reading to friends, teachers and other students for our school Read-A-Thon! Thank you to ALL parents who donated to the PTA. Each student went home with a Bobcat pencil and eraser to today.
Tonight in the gym, please join us for a FREE Family Movie Night, hosted by the PTA. Doors open at 5:30pm, movie starts at 6:00pm.
We will be watching the movie WONDER, about an amazingly brave boy named Auggie. #choosekind
The movie is free but feel free to purchase popcorn and refreshments.
I hope to see you there! I will be helping out at the Book Fair which will be open while the movie is running. Tonight is the last chance to purchase books for book fair.
What a great way to end our bear unit! We laid out on the carpet with our teddy bears and blankets, snacking on some lemonade and popcorn, while watching Little Bear and the Picnic on Pudding Hill.
I am SO proud of my kindergartners and what they have accomplished within this unit! They have really pushed themselves in their writing and for that I am amazed! They are excellent at graphing as well!
I created a bound book out of all of their bear writing, illustrations and math graphing for you to enjoy. It went home in their blue folders yesterday. You will also notice an acrostic poem on Polar Bears that their 5th grade reading buddies created for them as a surprise!
When we return from vacation, I will be conducting another round of one on one assessments to prep for our second trimester report cards. (Be on the look out for a Sign Up Genius to sign up for a conference slot). Typically this is the time we start talking about placement for next year and I will be explaining the Gesell assessment process that each kindergartner will be taking before they exit kindergarten.
Enjoy your vacation! I hope you all can relax this week and spend some family time together!
See you in March!