Friday, March 10, 2017

Week 25

Thank you for taking the time to meet during conferences.  We hope you found our observations of your child informative.  Your ongoing partnership is much appreciated!


Biobuddies!  We have finished our human body study by learning about the digestive system.  We did a fun experiment using sprite and soda crackers to see what happens once food hits our stomach.  

With our biobuddies we did a culminating body systems project.  We hope you enjoyed seeing your child wear it at home.  

In math we have been working on our "counting on" strategy to help us become more automatic with our math facts.  

We are published authors once again!  Our small moment stories show such huge growth in our writers.  Ask you child what their story was about!

Kindergarten skating has come to an end.  It's amazing how much more independent the children are after only 4 skating times.  Thanks for all the parent volunteers that helped both on and off the ice.

Snapshot of Next Week:

Monday 3/13 - Day 2:  Spanish & P.E.

Tuesday 3/14 - Day 3: Music

Wednesday 3/15 - Day 4:  Chapel, Spanish & P.E.

Thursday 3/16 - Day 5:  Spanish & P.E.

Friday 3/17-Day 6:  St. Patrick's Day & Last day of school before spring break (no extended day)!  If you choose, you may wear green to celebrate.  Music & Art

Monday 4/3:  School resumes!

Friday, February 24, 2017

Week 24

We have had a good week welcoming Ms. Nicpon to our classroom!  

A few highlights are:
  • We made our own book recommendations by choosing one from our book box we thought someone else might enjoy too.
  • We are writing personal narratives and trying to focus on writing about one small moment in our story.
  • We learned about different American symbols and differentiated them between everyday symbols.
  • We are working on becoming more automatic with math facts to 10 and subatizing.  
  • We have been doing math and language assessments and look forward to sharing your child's progress with you at conferences!

Snapshot of the Next 2 Weeks: 

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Monday 2/27 - Day 6:  Music & Art

Tuesday 2/28 - Day 1:  Spanish, Music & Library (return book)

Wednesday 3/1 - Day 2:  Spanish & P.E.

Thursday 3/2 - No School:  Conferences

Friday 3/4 - No School:  Conferences

Monday 3/6 - Day 3:  Music & Religion

Tuesday 3/7 - Day 4:  Spanish & P.E.

Wednesday 3/8 - Day 5:  Spanish, Biobuddies, & P.E.

Thursday 3/9 - Day 6:  Music & Art

Friday 3/10 - Day 1:  Spanish, Music & Skating (1:45-2:40).  This is our last skating day of the year!  The more parents available to help on and off the ice the better.  See you there!

Monday, February 20, 2017

Week 23

What a week of fun and celebration!  

Surprise baby shower for Mrs. Williams... little did we know he'd be making his arrival a week early!  Congratulations and welcome Connor Michael!
Valentine's Day Party...
 The 100th Day of School!...

Snapshot of Next Week:
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Monday 2/20 - No School

Tuesday 2/21 - Day 2: Spanish & P.E.

Wednesday 2/22 - Day 3:  Music

Thursday 2/23 - Day 4:  Chapel, Spanish & P.E.

Friday 2/24 - Day 5:  Spanish & P.E.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Week 22

What a busy week getting ready for Valentine's Day and the 100th day of kindergarten!  We even squeezed in a biobuddy visit that surrounded the circulatory system as well as a S.T.E.A.M. project with Ms. Schoenborn's 2nd grade class.  

See below regarding information about math from Mrs. Bailey:


This week, we have spent the last two days in meetings with our math consultant, Cassy Turner.  She met with grade level teams to talk about our successes with our new program, Math In Focus - and to help us look ahead as we plan our continued implementation.  It was good to hear her affirm how we're teaching math in our classrooms, and how engaged our students are with new vocabulary and problem-solving strategies.  One thing we heard loud & clear was to make sure our students are 'fluent' with their math facts.  So, continue to practice these at home.  Last night, approximately 35 parents attend "boot camp".  As one parent commented, "I need to be in school again to learn math this way."  Much of last night's session was "hands-on" for parents . . . here are notes taken by Peg Bailey from Cassy's presentation.  

Math in Focus, Parent Boot Camp Notes

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Snapshot of Next Week:

Monday 2/13 - Day 4:  Spanish & P.E.

Tuesday 2/14 - Day 5: Valentine's Day Party!  Wear pink, red and white to school today.  Spanish & P.E.

Wednesday 2/15 - Day 6:  100th day of school!!!!  Music & Art

Thursday 2/16 - Day 1:  Spanish, Music & Library (return book)

Friday 2/17-Monday 2/20:   No School

Friday, February 3, 2017

Week 21

Please be working on Valentines and the 100th Day collections at home!  Notes were sent home about these special days coming up.

Snapshot of Next Week:

Monday 2/6 - Day 5:  Spanish & P.E.  Math Book Camp for parents at 6:30!

Tuesday 2/7 - Day 6: Music & Art

Wednesday 2/8 - Day 1:  Spanish, Biobiddies & Library (return book)

Thursday 2/9 - Day 2:  Spanish & P.E.

Friday 2/10 - Day 3:  Music & Religion

Looking ahead...
2/14:  Valentine's Day Party
2/15:  100th day of school!
2/17-2/20:  No school

Friday, January 27, 2017

Week 20

Another great week in kindergarten!  Look what we've been up to:

In math, we are doing lots of skip counting by 5's and 10's and learned how to count by 2's using our mittens.

As writers, we have been talking about the importance of identifying what we are working on.  Because each writer is unique, we know that each writer focuses on different things.  We decided that working on one goal at a time is a good idea but that we can change our goal as we feel needed.
We are learning that reading is much more than reading (decoding) words.  We use the phrase "reading is thinking" to remind ourselves that understanding what the author is saying, is just as important and figuring out words.  

We had a fun S.T.E.A.M. project with Mrs. Merrill's 2nd grade class.  The children were paired up and asked to make a 3D symmetrical snowflake.  They were given strips of paper to make shapes out of and lots of tape and scissors too!

Snapshot of Next Week:

Monday 1/30 - Day 6:  Music & Art

Tuesday 1/31 - Day 1: Spanish, Music & Library

Wednesday 2/1 - Day 2:  Wear C.A.R.E. shirts to school today!  Spanish & P.E.

Thursday 2/2 - Day 3:  Music

Friday 2/3 - Day 4:  Chapel, Spanish & Skating!  We skate in the afternoon from 1:45-2:45.  The more parents the better to help both on and off the ice!  

Friday, January 20, 2017

Week 19

Our week flew by!  Ask your child:
What kind of teen number activities they did...
What their how-to book is about...
What their new guided reading book is...
What the germ science experiment is...

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Snapshot of Next Week:

Monday 1/23 - Day 1:  Spanish, Music & Library

Tuesday 1/24 - Day 2: Spanish & P.E.

Wednesday 1/25 - Day 3:  Music & Religion

Thursday 1/26 - Day 4:  Spanish & P.E.

Friday 1/27 - Day 5:  Spanish & P.E.

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