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September 13, 2020

jennifer.agster@dcsdk12.org

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Dear Families,

     Welcome to my Kindergarten website which will keep you informed about our curriculum and the latest happenings/news... I will update this on a weekly basis and will email you when I have.  Please look at each of the tabs above from the "Hybrid Assignments" tab to the "TTE Home" tab and in between for a more in depth look at my website. Stay in touch by sending a note with your child in the morning and/or email me: jennifer.agster@dcsdk12.org  You can also contact the front office at 303-387-5700 and use the attendance line 303-387-5702 if your child is ill or going out of town. Also, sign up for TTE's website to stay informed (you will receive school wide information, notes from Ms. Radke, and from our wonderful TTPTO.) My "eyes" (send a written note or email me,) "ears" (talk with me anytime,) and my "heart" are always OPEN to YOU and your child. It's going to be a "paws"itively great year for all!

Respectfully,

Jenny Agster                                                                                                                                                                                                                                ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 

A quick glance at the week of September 14, 2020 (You find daily assignments under the tab "Hybrid Assignments for At Home Learning")  

Theme/Unit: Families

Reading: we will be reading about "families" and I will be incorporating Mercer Mayer's books (this will be our first author study)

High-Frequency Word(s): am - at (Please have your child review their learning by practicing... reading, spelling, and writing these words: I - name)

Letter(s) / Sound(s) / Handwriting: "f" (please review the following with your child: b - t )

Thinking Maps: I have introduced the following maps thus far:                                                                                                                                                  

Week of August 24... Circle Maps are used to define and brainstorm about a topic                                                                                                                      

Week of August 31... Bubble Maps are used for describing                                                                                                                                                        

Week of September 7... Double Bubble Maps are used for comparing/contrasting

This Week... I will be introducing the Tree Map which is used for classifying - main topic - details  

Math: we have been working in Topic 1 "Numbers to 5" and will continue this week

Social Studies: continuing routines, rules, and expectations - making friends and being "bucket fillers" to all

*We will begin our first PBL (Project Based Learning) Unit "Family Ties." This unit will last 2 weeks as we learn the importance of family members and about their past - our present - and our futures. During PBL units, the students will be introduced to the 4 C's (communication - collaboration - critical thinking - creativity.) This unit will focus on "communication." The students will learn to communicate both in and outside of the classroom. Our summative projects will be a "family album and crest."

In Focus Program / Pack Pride

Week 3 (September 8 - 11, 2020) "Calming the brain through exercises" 

Week 2 (August 31 - September 4, 2020) "Learning About the Brain" - "Connecting the Brain to Safety" - "Waking Up the Brain"

Week 1(August 24 - 28, 2020) "Creating Safety in the Classroom" through sharing and building a sense of belonging

Friendly Upcoming Reminders...

SEPTEMBER

15  Curriculum Night (Virtual) - KG & 1st Grades

16  Curriculum Night (Virtual) - 2nd & 3rd Grades

17  Curriculum Night (Virtual) - 4th & 5th Grades

OCTOBER

12  Fall Break begins; NO SCHOOL October 12-16