Full Time FUN!
Hope everyone had a wonderful fall break and that you are looking forward to our return as a FULL class of 24 friends!! There will be a lot of excitement and new friendships made this week as we return to school for the beginning of our second quarter!
Since our parents have not been in our school building this year....here is a peek at the hallway outside our classroom. We have our cute faces project from the first day of school that line the top of our wall. We created Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Trees a few weeks ago. All of our name studies are complete as well. We learned about each of our classmates and how they got their unique name. We got to hear about all of their favorite things and we wrote in our journals about our cohort classmates. We will now use those journals to share with our new friends to teach them about their new classmates. We will also share our Family Journals that we wrote in at home during our remote days this first quarter.
MATH in kindergarten:
Read, Read, READ!!
We began our small reading groups a few weeks ago and that has been going well. They love the smaller group dynamic and have been very independent working on their Alphabet readers while Mrs. Padrnos and Mrs. Widdison run the reading groups. The kids will continue to bring home their colored, leveled reading books nightly and a word sort every week. Those will now be their homework instead of remote work.
We practice our alphabet sounds and symbols daily. We have been adding new sight words to our vocabulary every week. We are learning strategies and habits that good readers do. We made reading envelopes and filled them up with classroom books and are beginning a collection of books that we know how to read so that we can read independently during quiet reading time. We will begin that this second quarter.
Dates to add to your calendars:
October 19th- return to school full time
October 30th- Halloween parade at 8:45
November 3rd- No school: Furlough Day
Nov. 4/5- Parent-Teacher conferences
Nov 23-27- Thanksgiving Break