LES Calendar

Classroom Updates

Back to School Update:

We have made it through the second week in Kindergarten! Horay!

In reading we have been practicing the routines for reader’s workshop, which include private reading (reading to self) and partner reading. At this point in the year, students are not expected to be reading the books, but instead looking at the pictures and thinking about what is happening in the story.

We have been reading many familiar nursery rhymes and songs. We have also enjoyed reading some old favorite storybooks such as The Three Billy Goats Gruff, The Three Little Pigs, and Corduroy.

In writing we have been practicing forming letters and writing our names. We are working on expressing our ideas through pictures and doing our best to label our drawings.

In math we have been working on counting groups of objects up to 5 and identifying and writing numbers 1, 2, and 3. In math centers we learned a few fun dice games as well as an addition game on the computer.

In our first social studies unit, we talk about the importance of having rules and following them. Together as a class, we created an Essential Agreement. This is a set of classroom rules that everyone agrees to follow. Our classroom rules are:

  1. Be safe

  2. Be respectful

  3. Follow directions

  4. Hands and feet to yourself

Each day I remind the students that following these rules helps our classroom be a safe and fun place to learn.

Today we picked our very first way to go winners! The students earn way to go tickets by following the rules and demonstrating positive behavior. Each Friday two winners will be chosen. The winners may either choose a prize or to participate in a game day activity. Earning way to go tickets is a positive incentive for students to make good choices at school.

A Note About Homework:

In Kindergarten there will be no formal homework that needs to be returned to school, with the exception of a few special projects throughout the year. Each month I will send out a list of suggested activities you can do with your child. These activities should not be stressful, but a fun way to reinforce the skills being taught at school. The beginning of Kindergarten is hard and tiring! If you are able to read a book with your child each night, that is a great start!

Just a few reminders:

  1. Please pack a water bottle each day for your child.

  2. Please remember to check, empty, and return your child’s red communication folder each day.

  3. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns

Have a great weekend!

Mrs. Livolsi :)

Welcome to Kindergarten!

We had a great first week in Kindergarten! We spent the majority of the week getting to know each other and making friends. We are continuing to learn and practice classroom rules and routines.

Please remember to pack your child with a snack and water bottle each day.

Have a restful and relaxing Labor Day weekend!

Mrs. Livolsi :)

Classroom Schedule

Daily Schedule

8:45-9:00: Arrival 
9:00-9:10: Morning Meeting
9:10-9:30: Word Work
9:30-10:00: Reader's Workshop
10:00-10:30 Small Group Reading Support
10:30-10:45: Morning Break
10:45-11:30: Writing
11:30-12:00: Lunch
12:00-12:30: Recess
12:30-12:45: Quiet Time
12:45-1:45: Math
1:45-2:25: Special
2:25-2:40: Snack
2:40-3:15: Free Choice Time
3:15-3:25: Pack-Up/Dismissal

Specials Schedule
Monday: Art
Tuesday: Media Center
Wednesday: World Language
Thursday: Music
Friday: Gym