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)

Friday, February 2, 2018

Week 19

We are published authors again!  Each child chose their favorite "How-To" book to publish.  We celebrated by reading our books to the preschoolers to teach them how to do something.  Hopefully you learned how to do something too, by watching your child read their book on seesaw.

Ask your child about the circulatory system.  We have been learning about the heart and lungs.

The 100th day of school is next week and we have already been busy preparing for this special day in kindergarten.  

Hopefully you received the note about the 100th day collections and Valentine's Day.

Snapshot of next week:
*Please send in 100th day collections*

Monday, 2/5:  Day 1 - Music & Chinese

Tuesday, 2/6:  Day 2 - Chinese & P.E.

Wednesday, 2/7:  Day 3 - Religion, Biobuddies & Art

Thursday, 2/8:  Day 4 - 100th day of school!  Please wear C.A.R.E. shirts today.  Chinese & Library (return book)

Friday, 2/9:  Day 5- Chinese, Skating and P.E.  Please meet us at the rink from 12-1 for skating!  The more parents we have the better!

Friday, January 26, 2018

Week 18

Be looking for notes to come home this week about Valentine's Day and the 100th day of school!

Snapshot of next week:

Monday, 1/29:  Day 2 - Chinese & P.E.

Tuesday, 1/30:  Day 3 - Music & Art

Wednesday, 1/31:  Day 4 - Chapel, Chinese & Library (return book)

Thursday, 2/1:  Day 5 - Chinese & P.E.

Friday, 2/2:  Day 1- Music & P.E.

Friday, January 19, 2018

Week 17

Snapshot of next week:

Monday, 1/22:  Day 3 - Music & Art

Tuesday, 1/23:  Day 4 - Chinese & Library (return book)

Wednesday, 1/24:  Day 5 - Music & P.E.

Thursday, 1/25:  Day 6 - Music & P.E.

Friday, 1/26:  Day 1- Music, Chinese & Mindfulness

Friday, January 12, 2018

Week 16

January is a great month of learning in kindergarten.  The hustle and bustle of the holiday season is behind us and we have uninterrupted instructional time in the classroom.  

Writing:  We have shifted gears to procedural writing.  We are making How-To books.  The writers are teaching readers how to do something by giving step by step instructions.  Ask your child what some of their topics have been!

Reading:  We are proud of the progress that has been made in each reader since the beginning of the year.  We have a variety of different reading strategies (a.k.a. reading friends) that the readers have been introduced to that help them when stuck on words.

Math:  Teen numbers are our focus.  We describe teen numbers using the language of ten and extra ones.  We want the children seeing numbers in this way to get them ready for place value.

Social Studies:  We are learning about the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.  We have had rich classroom discussions and will be following up with a writing project next week.

Science:  Our dramatic play center has transformed into a doctors office!  This is because we are really diving into the human body this month and next.  We will begin studying the circulatory system in the coming weeks.

Our week ended with a fun time at kindergarten skating.  Thank you to all the parents who were able to help both on and off the ice!

Snapshot of next week:

Monday, 1/15:  No School, MLK Day

Tuesday, 1/16:  Day 5 - Chinese & P.E.

Wednesday, 1/17:  Day 6 - Music & P.E.

Thursday, 1/18:  Day 1 - Music & Chinese

Friday, 1/19:  Day 2- Chinese & P.E.

With the frigid cold weather we are experiencing it is hard to think about summer but... 

Breck Summer Programs registration begins online Tuesday, Jan. 16 at 8:00AM! We hope you will join us for "The Most Fun Under The Sun!" Questions? Don't hesitate to contact Katie Peterson | 763.381.8234 or

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Friday, January 5, 2018

Week 15

Children were very happy to reconnect with their friends and teachers after winter break.  The comfort of familiar routines is reassuring for us all!  Hopefully we will get outdoor recess next week as the temperature warms up over the weekend.

Are you looking for ways to support your child’s learning at home?  There are a few skills we would like all kindergartners to have solid by the end of the school year.  Many children will be working on skills beyond these while other children could use extra practice and encouragement at home.

Letters:  Name all upper and lower case letters
Sight Words:  Identify all 25 kindergarten high-frequency words
Numerals to 100:  Identify, Write (without reversals) & Count to 120 by 1’s, 5’s & 10’s
Shapes:  Identify circle, square, triangle, oval, rectangle, star, rhombus (diamond), hexagon & trapezoid
Name Writing:  Write first and last name with all letters facing the correct direction and appropriate format
Continents:  Identify all 7 continents and which one we live on

Here are a few “life skills” that are also important for children to know and especially important as we gain more responsibility and independence in preparation for first grade:

Days of the Week
Zip Coat
Tie Shoes
Phone Number (all 10 digits)

Thank you for your continued partnership and for keeping a strong home and school connection!

Snapshot of next week:

Monday, 1/8:  Day 6 - Music & P.E.

Tuesday, 1/9:  Day 1 - Music & Chinese

Wednesday, 1/10:  Day 2 - Chinese & P.E.

Thursday, 1/11:  Day 1 - Music & Art

Friday, 1/12:  Day 3- Kindergarten Skating!  Make sure your child has all skating gear at school in a separate bag:  skates, jacket, snow pants, helmet, mittens/gloves.  All parents are welcome to meet us at the rink at 9:45 to help on and off the ice (with helmet).  Library (return book)

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Welcome Back to school in 2018!

Snapshot of the week:

Wednesday, 1/3:  Day 3 - School Resumes!  Music & Art

Thursday, 1/4:  Day 4 - Wear C.A.R.E. shirt to school! Religion, Chinese & Library

Friday, 1/5:  Day 6 - Chinese & P.E.

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