Welcome to kindergarten!
Please check in weekly to see what we are up too!
We have had a pretty crazy week back from vacation! We had a snow day today, and a 2 hour delay tomorrow, which means NO AM Kindergarten. SO, our Winter Celebration will take place on Friday, January 12th. We will wear our pj's, have our hot cocoa and book swap that day.
A few important things...
The classroom tends to be chilly in the morning so packing an extra sweater/sweatshirt is not a bad idea.
Next Week we will be doing our next round of AIMsWeb Literacy and Numeracy Assessments. So we will be doing lots of review! We will also be diving into teen numbers; focusing on numbers 11-15 next week.
I'd like to say Thank You again for my holiday gifts. It means a lot that you thought of me!
I enjoy teaching your children and seeing their smiling faces every day! I love my job!
Stay warm and I will see you next week!
We have been very busy this week in kindergarten!
This week we learned all about the letter "O" and sight word "you". We did a lot of sight word review this week as well as writing sentences in our journals, using our new sight words.
In math, we worked on beginning addition using manipulatives, counting to 100 by 1's, and 10's, counting on from a given number and "which number is bigger or smaller". Feel free to ask you children "what is bigger or smaller" this weekend!
We worked on a very fun project today at school with our fifth grade reading buddies. We made applesauce and cinnamon ornaments! It was very fun and the classroom smells great! For those kiddos absent today...no worries! You will have an ornament waiting for you Monday!
Have a wonderful weekend! And remember, no snow gear needed on Monday!
Just reminder that we do NOT have school tomorrow due to a Teacher Workshop Day!
This week we wrapped up our final assessments for our new RTI groups beginning next week. We will be changing our RTI group students and teachers. SO, if you hear your child talking about a different RTI teacher, that is why!
Today REPORTS CARDS went home in their blue folders. Please sign the envelop and return the envelop only.
We completed our winter poems and trees and those will be hanging in the classroom...I hear the snow is coming!
Joe's English Board is looking for presenters for the next Community Meeting. If your child is interested in sharing a piece of writing and reading it on stage let me know and I can help you submit their work. We are up to 10 sight words now so they have plenty to write about!
Thank you again for all of the donations for our December activities!
Take a look at our AMAZING readers below!!!
This week went by so fast!
We learned all about the letter Cc and sight word "go". We talked about the different parts to a story; characters, setting and main idea in our big book for the week " Please take me for a walk".
In writing we completed our first Kindergarten Benchmark! This will take place again in late Winter and end of year. Students were asked to write about their favorite animal. I am very impressed with their writing! I will share these with you during conferences next week.
In math we are at the beginning stages of addition. We are working on addition stories, and parts to an addition problem. We also created gingerbread people glyph for our new bulletin board display (see pictures below).
Thank you for the donations for December so far! We are still in need of some items, so if you could donate that would be amazing!
Thank you and have a great weekend!
Wow! What a busy 3 days!
The Pep Rally was a HUGE success today! Way to go...the entire class wore green and showed our support. We are proud to be kindergartners!
We have learned so much about the History of Thanksgiving! Please ask your kiddos about Pilgrims, the Mayflower, harvest and the First Thanksgiving, etc...
They had a great time learning about the history and wrote about what they learned in their History of Thanksgiving journals that went home yesterday, along with their scarecrows from our Fall Celebration.
We wrote about the things we are thankful for in our classroom journals which will be going home at the end of the year.
Today the girls wore their pilgrim bonnets and the boys wore their pilgrim hats as we sat in a circle and discussed all that we have learned and what we are truly thankful for. We pretended to be pilgrims on the Mayflower on the voyage over to new land. We drank Birch Beer and ate some beef jerky...the kids loved it!
I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving break! I am very thankful for my students and I am very proud of them.
I hope everyone enjoyed their nice long weekend!
We ended last week with our First Community Meeting. Kindergarten did an amazing job being Safe, Respectful and Responsible Bobcats while listening to the band and their fellow Bobcats reading their hard work up on stage!
On Thursday of this week, we will be having our yearly Evacuation Drill. As a school we need to practice these types of drills in case there is a real emergency. The drill will begin at 8:30am and last about an hour or less. The students will know it is coming and there will be nothing scary or worrisome about it. If you are going to be late to school that day, please note that the front office will be shut down after 8:30am and no students will be let in late OR dismissed early (before 9:30am). Please plan accordingly.
Report cards will be going home December 7th (Kindergarten is different from the rest of the school. We run on a Trimester report card, where the rest of the school is quarterly).
This week I will be assessing students in a variety of skills and we will be reviewing all skills learned thus far in kindergarten.
I am SO proud of my students as should you be! They are working hard and improving everyday!
What a fantastic day! Thank you to all of the parents and grandparents who came out today to help and celebrate with us!
Remember to skip packing a snack tomorrow if you'd like! We have plenty of fruit and cheese and crackers and pretzels go go around!
The "big kids" loved seeing us in our costumes during the parade!
Our Scarecrows are complete and hanging outside of our classroom (see photo attached).
Please be on the lookout for our Pumpkin Investigation activities in folders tomorrow!
Have a wonderful time tonight! Have fun!
Well, that was quite a storm! I hope everyone stayed safe. I'm sorry we did not get a chance to see each other today. I was going to send home a reminder about tomorrow's party...so here it is.
Please remember to come to school dressed as normal. We will be putting costumes on at the END of the day close to 10am.
Parents are welcome to join us at 8:45am. We will begin with our Scarecrow Glyph, have snack and get into our costumes. Once in our costumes, we will parade down the main hallway and how off our costumes to the big kids. I am very excited and can not wait to see everyone's costumes!
Here are some photos of our awesome Fire Safety Day, last Thursday. The New Boston Fire Department talked to us about learning to dial 911 and learning where we live in case we have to call and let them know where we are. We also talked about creating a safe spot for our family to meet in our yard, in case we had to leave the home. We also got to climb through the Fire truck! A huge thanks to the NBFD!!!
This week is FIRE SAFETY Week!
Our day to visit the Fire Camper, Fire truck and Ambulance will be this Thursday. I thought it would be a great idea to all dress in RED to show our support to the New Boston Fire Crew!
So if you have anything red for Thursday, please wear it.
Our first round of conferences will take place in early December. Please be on the look out for a Sign Up Genius to sign up for a slot in the next few weeks.
This has been an amazing week, filled with lots of exploration! We learned about the life cycle of a pumpkin, carved a pumpkin and learned about its different parts. We also had a visit from our Art teacher Mrs. Chalson and created a Jack-o-lantern out of our shapes.
We made estimates in math and estimated how many seeds were in our pumpkin and created a pumpkin report with math facts about our class pumpkin. We then counted our seeds and compared estimates to see who was the closest! We had 200 seeds in our pumpkin, so we counted to 100 twice!
We had our first music lesson with Mr. Saunders and the students loved every minute of it! They are learning to listen and follow directions and sounds as well as some new songs.
Our classroom is decorated with all of our hard work so here are some pictures for you to enjoy!
Have a wonderful fall weekend!