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  • Week of 12/18/17 - 12/22/17 What we are learning!Math: Students continue to represent and solve addition word problems and fluently add to 5.  They are learning to understand the plus sign and equal sign.Reading:  Students will be giving the “Gift of Reading” on Friday.  This is our celebration of all they have accomplished with their “super reading powers”.  They will be able to choose a staff member or older student to read one of their books to.  Students were also introduced to Raz Kids, an online program that is filled with 100s of books that they can either read or listen to. Writing: Students continue to work on detailed drawings, which include at least 5+ details and 5+ colors.  They are then labeling ...
    Posted Jan 4, 2018, 4:48 PM by Tracy Koufos
  • December 4 - 8, 2017 Hello families,To our surprise today we had the school’s elf visiting the kindergarten classroom.  The kids were very excited and did a great job showing the elf how much they could do.With snow in the forecast I wanted to let you know that children do need snowpants and boots to play out in the snow on the playground.  If they do not have these items students will be asked to play on the basketball court where the snow is plowed.  If you could also label snow pants, especially if they are black, that is very helpful.  Lastly, if anyone would like to make donations of clorox wipes and tissues to the classroom that would be greatly appreciated ...
    Posted Dec 11, 2017, 4:36 PM by Tracy Koufos
  • Week of 11/13 - 11/21/17 It is hard to believe we have reached 52 days of school.  These students continue to amaze me everyday with their excitement, cooperation, and caring ways. On Thursday, we had our whole school Thanksgiving Dinner and whole school recess.  The student council explained what Thanksgiving was and the Chorus sang a fun Thanksgiving song.  Due to the rain we had indoor recess in the kindergarten classroom with the 5th graders. It was wonderful to see the older kids playing and interacting with the kinders.  The kindergartners really enjoyed this special event.This month we’ve been fortunate to have some parent volunteers come into the classroom to be guest readers, help during centers, and math groups.  Thank you to Tiffany ...
    Posted Nov 30, 2017, 5:57 PM by Tracy Koufos
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9:00-9:30  Morning Meeting and Free Choice
9:30-10:30  Math Workshop
10:30-10:45 Snack
10:45-12:00  Reader's Workshop
12:05-12:55  Lunch and Recess
12:55-1:05 Transition from Lunch/Recess
1:05-1:20 Read Aloud
1:20-1:50 Writer's Workshop
1:50-2:25 Science/Social Studies and Centers
2:25-2:35 Pack and Stack
2:35-3:15 Specials
(Mon: Library, Tues: World Language, Wed: PE~bring your sneakers, Thurs: Music, Fri: Art)
3:15-3:25 Afternoon Meeting & Dismissal activities