Friday, October 20, 2017

Week 8

Although we had a short week it was packed with learning!  We had our first field trip to Murphy's Landing that began our study of Life Long Ago.  Hopefully you enjoyed the photos on seesaw.

Definitely, the highlight of our week was meeting our Biobuddies!  We did a "getting to know you activity;"  we weighed and measured ourselves; and used our 5 senses as we dissected a mini-pumpkin.

Snapshot of Next Week:   

Monday, 10/23:  Day 6 - Music & P.E.

Tuesday, 10/24:  Day 1 - Music, Chinese & Mindfulness

Wednesday, 10/25:  Day 2 - Service trip to Walker Nursing Home & P.E.

Thursday, 10/26:  Day 3 - Music & Art

Friday, 10/27:  Day 4 - Chinese & Library (return book)

Looking ahead to Halloween 10/31:  Your child may come to school in their costume (please refer to the lower school handbook regarding appropriate costumes, i.e. non-violent etc.).  The children will participate in the costume parade beginning at 8:40.  The parade begins in Lower School and ends in The Anderson Gym.  Parents are welcome to join us for the sing-a-long in the gym.  After the parade, we will have our classroom party.  Please make sure your child has regular school clothes under their costume or in a separate bag for changing after the party.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Week 7

New curriculum was introduced this week:  

Guided reading began and our reading workshop has moved away from book bins of emergent story books to individual book boxes.

We will be starting our social studies unit of life long ago this upcoming week and it will begin with our field trip to The Landing.

We are now in our 2nd writing unit:  Looking up closely, writing like a scientist.


Number sense is our math focus and we are beginning to learn how to form numbers too.


Snapshot of Next Week:   

Monday, 10/16:  Day 3 - Picture Retakes, Field trip to The Landing & Art. If you want your child to take retakes, please send in the original photos. Our field trip is all outdoors so dress accordingly for the weather!

Tuesday, 10/17:  Day 4 - Chapel, Chinese & Library (return book)

Wednesday, 10/18:  Day 5 - Chinese, Biobuddies and P.E.

Thursday, 10/19:  No School

Friday, 10/20:  No School

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Weeks 5 & 6

As we ended September and October began we have a lot to celebrate!  

We introduced our first two high frequency words:  I, see.  We are also getting practice using our reading strategies, Lips the Fish and Eagle Eye.

In math we became experts in creating patterns and even tried the challenge of labeling our patterns!

We are published authors for the first time!

In science we began learning about the human body.  We started by exploring the 5 senses and learning about the brain.  Each day we focused on a different sense with a concluding activity at the end, using all 5 senses together by making and eating popcorn.

We enjoyed meeting with you during conferences.  
We hope you found our conversation informative as we shared our observations of your child in the school environment.

Snapshot of Next Week:   

Monday, 10/9:  Day 4 - Please return the baggie filled with items from exploring nature at home. Religion, Chinese, Library (return book)

Tuesday, 10/10:  Day 5 - Chinese & P.E.

Wednesday, 10/11:  Day 6 - Music & P.E.

Thursday, 10/12:  Day 1 - Music, Chinese & Mindfulness

Friday, 10/13:  Day 2 - Chinese & P.E.

Friday, September 22, 2017

week 4

We are concluding our math unit on shapes.  A few of our stations this week were a shape dice game, shape painting as well as shape patterns on the iPad.  Our shape collages turned out great.  Thank you for helping your child with the shape hunt at home!

The writers in our classroom have grown so much in a short amount of time.  We are very proud of them!  They are really getting the workshop routine down and have started growing stories and writing across pages.  

We have been hearing claps or syllables in words and introduced our first reading strategy.  Ask your child who "Eagle Eye" is.

We have been doing our first formal assessments of the children.  We look forward to sharing our initial observations with you at conferences.

Snapshot of Next Week the next 2 weeks:  Please sign up for a parent teacher conference.  Online registration begins on Wednesday.    

Monday, 10/25:  Day 2 - Chinese & P.E.

Tuesday, 9/26:  Day 3 - Music & Art

Wednesday, 9/27:  Day 4 - Chapel, Chinese & Library (return book)

Thursday, 9/28:  Day 5 - Chinese & P.E.

Friday, 9/29:  Day 6 - Music & P.E.

Monday, 10/2:  Day 1 - Music & Chinese

Tuesday, 10/3:  Day 2 - Chinese & P.E.

Wednesday, 10/4:  Day 3 - Music & Art

Thursday, 10/5:  No School, conferences

Friday, 10/6:  No School, conferences

Friday, September 15, 2017

Week 3

We had a really exciting week... we were busy making marshmellow shapes, hunting for gingerbread cookies, working on the ipads for the first time and learning about our reading finger.  Our week ended with Breck homecoming spirit.  We even got to meet the homecoming court and saw who will be the king and queen of Breck School!  

Thank you to all the families who were able to attend back-to-school night.  I hope you found the evening to be informative for you.  One item to play close attention to in the folder is the sheet on seesaw.  Please follow the directions so you can be connected to your child's digital portfolio throughout the year!

Snapshot of Next Week:  If your child has not brought in the shapes yet from the at home shape hunt, have them here on Monday!

Monday, 9/18:  Day 3 - Music & Art

Tuesday, 9/19:  Day 4 - Picture Day!!!  Please return picture form or make sure to order online.  Religion, Chinese & Library (return book)

Wednesday, 9/20:  Day 5 - Chinese & P.E.

Thursday, 9/21:  Day 6 - Music & P.E.  

Friday, 9/22:  Day 1 - Music, Chinese & Mindfulness

Friday, September 8, 2017

Week 2

Our 2nd week of school was highlighted with a special All-School chapel as we welcomed Dr. Hernandez to our community.  We also attended our first Lower School community meeting.  

In the classroom we continue to be busy learning new routines and expectations.  We started stations this week.  Ask your child what the 3 different stations were!  

Snapshot of Next Week:

Monday, 9/11:  Day 4 - Chinese & Library

Tuesday, 9/12:  Day 5 - Chinese & P.E.

Wednesday, 9/13:  Day 6 - Music & P.E.

Thursday, 9/14:  Day 1 - Music & Chinese.  Back-to-School night.  This is an evening for parents only (childcare is available) to learn about the kindergarten curriculum.  The evening begins at 6:30 in the chapel.  

Friday, 9/15:  Day 2 - Chinese & P.E.

Friday, September 1, 2017

Week 1

What a great group of Kindergartners!

In just a few short days:
  • We are readers and writers!  We began reading and writing workshop.  
  • We started formal handwriting instruction.  Ask your child what a frog jump letter is!
  • In math we are exploring with shapes and patterns.
  • We are learning our new responsibilities, meeting new teachers and making new friends. 

Snapshot of Next Week:

Monday, 9/4:  NO SCHOOL

Tuesday, 9/5:  Day 6 - All School Chapel (please make sure your child is in the classroom no later than 8:25), Music & P.E.

Wednesday, 9/6:  Day 1 - Community Meeting, Music & Chinese

Thursday, 9/7:  Day 2 - Chinese & P.E.

Friday, 9/8:  Day 3 - Music & Art


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