February 22, 2010
I left these dates off the newsletter. Sorry!
- March 8: No School (Teacher Prep Day)
- March 9: Kindergarten Grandparent’s Day, 10:30 (more information coming from the school later)
February 20, 2010
Thanks for your help and support of our community helper reports! The students did such a great job! It is so good for them to tell their classmates about something they are learning about. I love seeing them! If your child was not able to bring their poster for their report last week, feel free to send it in any day this week. We will be happy to accommodate them!
I am happy to report that our class did incredibly well on the DIBELS assessment! I am so proud of our students and their hard work and learning! The growth in kindergarten is amazing. It is one of my favorite parts of my job!
This week we have:
• Monday: library
• Wednesday: early out
• Thursday: computers
• Friday: P.E. Please wear appropriate shoes.
This week we will be learning:
• Letters Ww, Xx, Yy, Zz. This will finish our second time through the alphabet. After this we back off the alphabet more and focus more on other skills.
• Focus words: be, we, on. Challenge word: green. We are also working on reading all of our 25 kindergarten sight words.
• Math: Recognize, count and write numbers 21-30.
• Theme: Weather
I hope you all have a great week!
February 17, 2010
An error on the newsletter–
Community Helper Reports really are Thursday and Friday, not Wednesday and Thursday as the newsletter states. Sorry for the confusion! 🙂
February 12, 2010
February 12, 2010
December 12, 2009
This past week was our Gingerbread Week. It was so much fun! We started by reading a different gingerbread story every day. Some of the books we read were Gingerbread Baby (by Jan Brett), Gingerbread Girl (Lisa Campbell Ernst), Gingerbread Cowboy (by Janet Squires) and two different, more traditional Gingerbread Man stories. We compared and contrasted the different stories and I was quite impressed with what they remembered and added to our discussions. Gingerbread Baby “won” on our graph of “Which Gingerbread story was your favorite?” Friday we made a gingerbread glyph and then had our gingerbread party! A special thanks to Brennan Young’s mom, Jana (hope I spelled that right!) for the cookies and Cutter, Tage and Josie’s moms for helping.
In other exciting news, your child may or may not have told you that we recently had a SmartBoard installed in our classroom. I am so excited and so are the students! Many of you probably know what they are, but in case you don’t, here is a video that explains it pretty well. Click here. Have a great week!
November 23, 2009
Friday, Nov. 13 we visited Chester Christensen. He was so kind to all the students. He is turning 96 on Thanksgiving. What a neat man! (Sorry, the first picture is from our evacuation drill. I am just learning WordPress–I’m used to Blogspot–and can’t get it to delete just that picture.) Have a wonderful Thanksgiving break!