Welcome to our Kindergarten Web Site! I hope you find what you are looking for….if not, please contact me! More information will be posted once school gets going. I will also communicate with you through Seesaw!
Questions? Let me know!
Christmas Gift Sock Exchange
Our Christmas Party is planned for Tuesday, Dec. 22nd, from 1:30-2:30. We will play a few games, open some gifts and give the kids some time to play with their gifts. During our party we will have our 3rd annual Sock Exchange. If your child would like to participate, please wrap a pair of socks (boys for boys and girls for girls) – $2-5 value – and return to school by Monday the 21st. Please write the following on the gift:
To: girl/boy From: your child’s name
Questions? Let me know! We have enjoyed doing this the past 3 years – I hope your child enjoys it too!
Donuts with Dads
Usually we have Donuts with Dads in December, but since we can’t have guests come into our rooms we are going to send donuts home along with activities on Friday, December 11th. So Dads, be looking for your donut and have fun with the activities!!! I look forward to seeing pictures! Please send one to me through e-mail or Seesaw.
The Elementary Book Fair is Monday, Dec. 7-Friday, Dec. 11. Information was sent home with your child just before Thanksgiving break. If you need more info please let me know or contact Mrs. Gillette.
Our Thanksgiving Feast went SO well! Thank you parents for your $2.00 contribution to our lunch. Below is our group picture before lunch:
Paper Bag Turkeys
After reading the story “A Turkey for Thanksgiving”, we made super cute hand print turkeys (for Wednesday’s feast) and paper bag turkeys (I hope they made it home safely)! Below is the story:
We will read the story Turkey Trouble on Monday (super cute story)! Each kindergartner will take home a paper turkey to disguise and return to school (after you read the story you’ll know why) by Friday. We’ll display those returned in the hallway. Can’t wait to see them!
Mrs. Hansen and Mrs. Bestor are two social workers in our school, and they will visit us monthly (the first Wednesday) to help us learn about important social skills. This month their topics were “Filling Buckets” (a packet went home about this) and “Bullying”. We completed a poster in our classroom after reading the story “What Does it Mean to Be Kind?” and also read two neat stories from Kendall called “Colors” and “57 Strings”. Below are our pictures with Kendall and her books!
Mr. Snider visited our classroom to read the story Underwear to us! Following this we painted our own underwear….super fun!
Fire Safety Week was last week, but since it was Homecoming we are going to learn about Fire Safety this week! Below is a Sparky Video we watch in the classroom!
September is coming to an end . . .
It’s hard to believe we are nearing the end of September and beginning a new month in just a few days! I will get a new calendar for October out to you parents by Thursday. Normally we go to a pumpkin patch in October. That won’t happen this year, but we are working on plans to see if we can have “pumpkin personnel” come visit us! I’ll keep you posted!
We learned about the beautiful season of Fall/Autumn last week, and this week we are learning about trees! They are changing before our eyes (well, most of them)! We’ll learn about types of trees (deciduous and evergreen/coniferous) and we will learn about parts of a tree. I am hopeful we will get to the nature center again this week to look for different types of leaves/needles so the kids understand trees have names and leaves help identify them.
Just a reminder about student homework:
1. Review letters/sounds learned (Aa-Ll by the end of this week)
2. Review sight words learned (a, I, like)
3. Complete any homework sent home (once/twice a week)
4. Read to someone/Have someone read to you
Homecoming is next week October 5-9!
Below are the dress up days:
Monday: Twin Day
Tuesday: Tourist Day
Wednesday: Class Color Day (Kindergarten color is BLUE)
Thursday: Hat Day
Friday: Blue and Gold Day
I will send more information about Homecoming soon!
First Week of School
We made it through our first couple days of school! We learned a little about how to be (my job/your job – Above/Below the Line behaviors), how to get from one place to another, and how to listen. We also played with math manipulatives and practiced counting as a group. Next week we’ll continue with these same concepts plus begin lots of important things in Reading like learning letters and sounds Aa-Dd as well as learn about the word “a”, how to use our inside voice/move from one place to another/listen/do our best work/solve problems (what to do & who to ask)/take care of materials. These are called Reading Mini-lessons, and these are just the first of many (160 total!!). Look under my Peek of the Week tab or go to Seesaw to see what else we’ll cover this week!
Kindergarten Camp went really well! THANK YOU PARENTS for returning homework . . . I have almost all the All About Me sheets as well as the Kindergarten Questionnaire. Below are a couple pictures from camp!