Sunday, April 22, 2018

Week 26

With all the enthusiasm of Bears, we decided to do a Goldilocks and the Three Bears show with all of kindergarten.  Every child made a prop and every child has a part!  Ask your child what their part is and what they made for the show.  We are so excited!  We will put the show on seesaw for families to enjoy.

Snapshot of next week

Monday, 4/23:  Day 4 - Chinese & Library (return book)

Tuesday, 4/24:  Day 5 - Music & Field trip to Eastman Nature Center.  This is an outdoor field trip so dress for the weather!

Wednesday, 4/25:  Day 6- Music & P.E.

Thursday, 4/26:  Day 1 - Music, Chinese & Mindfulness

Friday, 4/27:  Day 2- Chinese, P.E. and Three Bears Show!

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Week 26

Learning highlights:
  • We have been reading a variety of non-fiction and fiction books about bears to discuss the text differences and author's purpose.  We have especially enjoyed comparing and contrasting the different versions of Goldilocks and the Three Bears books.
  • We have shifted our writing focus to non-fiction writing and are writing an all-about black bears book.  We will begin writing all-about books on our own expert topics next week.
  • We are learning about the animal classification system.  Ask your child what animal group humans are a part of!
  • We introduced subtraction in math.  We are telling subtraction stories and learning that a minus sign means taking away.  The number bond continues to be an integral part of this new math concept.  We know that subtraction with a number bond is: whole - part = part.

Snapshot of next week

Monday, 4/16:  Day 5 - Chinese & P.E.

Tuesday, 4/17:  Day 6 - Music & P.E.

Wednesday, 4/18:  Day 1- Biobiddies & Chinese

Thursday, 4/19:  Day 2 - Chinese & P.E.

Friday, 4/20:  Day 3- Music & Art

Friday, April 6, 2018

Welcome back!

Although our week was short, the children jumped right back into familiar routines and were eager to reacquaint themselves with one another after spring break.  

Spring has sprung... at least in room L175!  We were inspired by artist Georgia O'Keeffe with hopes of seeing spring flowers soon.

Snapshot of next week

Monday, 4/9:  Day 6 - Wear C.A.R.E. shirts to school today!  We will be attending LS community meeting.  We have an animal visit from the como zoo to kick off our science unit of the animal classification system.  Music & P.E.

Tuesday, 4/10:  Day 1 - Music & Chinese

Wednesday, 4/11:  Day 2- Chinese & P.E.

Thursday, 4/12:  Day 3 - Music & Art

Friday, 4/13:  Day 4- Chapel, Chinese & Library (return book)

Friday, March 9, 2018

Week 24

What a busy week!  Here are a few highlights:

  • We are in the process of publishing our small moment writing.  The children are busy editing and revising and will finish their books next week.
  • We are getting more automatic with partners of 10.  Ask your child what a reverse equation is!
  • We began learning about the digestive system.  We are getting ready for our biobuddy visit next week.
  • Kindergarten skating has come to an end.  We are impressed with the growth we have seen in the skaters this year.  Thank you to all the parents for your help at the rink.

Snapshot of next week

Monday, 3/12:  Day 5 - Chinese & P.E.

Tuesday, 3/13:  Day 6 - Music & P.E.

Wednesday, 3/14:  Day 1- Biobuddies & Chinese

Thursday, 3/15:  Day 2 - Chinese & P.E.

Friday, 3/16:  Day 3- Wear green to school in celebration of St. Patrick's day.  This is the last day of school before spring break.  There is no extended day, please communicate your child's dismissal plans.  Music & Art

3/17-4/4:  No School, Spring Break

Thursday 4/5:  School Resumes

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Weeks 22 & 23

Thank you for meeting with us during conferences.  We hope you found our conversations informative as we shared our observations of your child's progress this year.

Snapshot of next week

Monday, 3/5:  Day 6 - Music & P.E.

Tuesday, 3/6:  Day 1 - Music, Chinese & Mindfulness

Wednesday, 3/7:  Day 2 - Chinese & P.E.

Thursday, 3/8:  Day 3 - Music & Art

Friday, 3/9:  Day 4- Last day of kindergarten skating!  9:45-10:45, see you there!  Library (book fair)  Link to online Book Fair flyer

Monday, February 19, 2018

Week 21

Our highlight of the week was Valentine's Day!  Such a sweet day of celebrating our friendships with each other.

We are in the process of doing our mid-year formal assessments and will be giving you our feedback during our upcoming conferences.  Please make sure to sign up for a time this week.

Snapshot of next 2 weeks:

Monday, 2/19:  No School

Tuesday, 2/20:  Day 5 - Conference sign up begins for families with 3 or more children.  Chinese & P.E.

Wednesday, 2/21:  Day 6 - Chinese & P.E.

Thursday, 2/22:  Day 1 - Conference sign up begins for all families.  Music & Chinese

Friday, 2/23:  Day 2- Chinese & P.E.

Monday, 2/26:  Day 3 - Music & Art

Tuesday, 2/27:  Day 4 - Religion, Chinese & Library (return book)

Wednesday, 2/28:  Day 5 - Chinese & P.E.

Thursday, 3/1:  No School, conferences.  Childcare is available if needed.  Register with Katie Peterson

Friday, 3/2:  No School, conferences

Friday, February 9, 2018

Week 20

What an exciting week celebrating the 100th day of school!  Thank you for helping your children with their collections.  Most of our activities this week surrounded the 100th day of school.  Such fun!

A few other highlights include:

  • Biobuddy visit doing activities about the circulatory system.
  • Our new writing workshop unit is personal narratives (small moments)
  • Meeting a new reading friend:  Chunky Monkey
  • Skating!  Thank you to the parents who were able to help.  Only one more skating day left this year.

Snapshot of next week:
*Please send in Valentine's

Monday, 2/12:  Day 6 - Music & P.E.

Tuesday, 2/13:  Day 1 - Music & Chinese

Wednesday, 2/14:  Day 2 - Valentine's Day Party!  Please wear red, white or pink!  Chinese & P.E.

Thursday, 2/15:  Day 3 - Music & Art

Friday, 2/16:  Day 4- Chinese & Library (return book)

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