Upcoming Dates

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)

Feb 22 Newsletter

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! 🙂

Letters and Sounds!

February 12, 2010

Here is a collage of fourteen of our students who have passed off all their letters and sounds–YAY! More will be coming soon! Congratulations to these students! Love it!Letters and Sounds collage

Reading Celebration

February 12, 2010

Last Friday, Feb. 5 we had a reading celebration! Our class doubled their at-home reading minutes! Great job! Thanks for the support. This week, our school is in 1st place for at-home reading minutes in the district, and I believe number 16 in the state “Road to Success” program! YAY!Collage of reading party

Gingerbread Party

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. Ana with her gingerbread glyph

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!

Ms. Jamie.

Visit to Mr. Christensen

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!