Kindergarten, Room 211 ppetrino@onysd.wednet.edu

Show & Tell Schedule
  • Monday-Blue Table  (Lucas, Jaxon, Emma, Sam, Jacob)
  • Tuesday-Green Table  (Easton, Clarissa, Katie, Jarrett)
  • Wednesday-Yellow Table  (Piper, Ben, Lillian, Alex)
  • Thursday-Orange Table (Mikey, BryaJo)
  • Friday-Red Table  (Sam H., Eli, Ashlyn, Tommie, Chase)

Our Special Classes
Attention: Here's a change in schedule!  Our PE days are Monday and Wednesday now. Please make sure your child wears tennis shoes!
Monday: P.E.
Tuesday: Library
Wednesday: P.E.
Thursday: Computer Lab 
Friday: Music

Students of the Month
Each month, we choose two students of the month who represent the character trait of the month. Our character trait, for January is Courage.

SNACKS 
If you can send a snack (we have 20 students) for the class to share once a month or so, we will always have enough. 
Crackers, pretzels, animal crackers, microwave popcorn, or dry cereals like Cinnamon Toast Crunch or Fruit Loops are some class favorites. We also like string cheese, apples, and bananas. 

LOST & FOUND  Don't forget to label your child's coats, sweatshirts, etc., with first and last name! You would be shocked at how many children leave their coats on the playground, etc., and completely forget about them! Also label lunch boxes and backpacks, if your child brings a new one. Every few weeks, we donate all the lost items to charities, because there simply isn't space to store all of them.

Remind your child to tell the teacher if they have a note or money to turn in to the office, food service, or teacher!  They forget very easily! If you send money, please put it in an envelope and label it with your child's name, and the purpose for the money. I have already been handed cash this year by a child who had no idea what it was for.


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SECOND STEP!
We use a wonderful Learning Skills curriculum in our school, which we love! It is called Second Step.  In kindergarten the goals are to have good learning habits such as listening well, focusing attention, having empathy for others, and self-control of our own behaviors.  The children love the puppets, Puppy and Snail, who help demonstrate the skills, and they love the games and activities which make the learning come alive! . Mrs. Oien's and Mrs. Wentzel's classes join us every Wednesday for a new lesson. We love having company! Ask your child what they are learning from Puppy and Snail! 

January News

 This month our focus in reading is on learning the rest of our letter sounds, blending, and sight words. Some sight words are able to be sounded out, but others are called "tricky" words, because they break the rules. Some examples of tricky words are two, one, the, are. Tricky words must be memorized because your child cannot decode, or sound them out. 
Our sight words so far are: one, two, three, and, a, the, red, blue, yellow, look.
CKLA Knowledge Study this month: Native Americans
We are studying the Lakota Sioux, the Wampanoag, and the Lenape people. We have learned about the importance of the bison to the Sioux. They depended on the bison for their homes, clothing, food, tools, and toys. 

Bison seen by kindergartners last year at NW Trek
                                         




We meet with our middle school Math Buddies once a week to work on math together.  In math we are learning about addition, and practicing counting to 100 by 1's and 10's. 


NEWS!!!

In December, we began a project in conjunction with our high school Fisheries students and their teacher, Mr. Hoffman. Kindergartners are raising rainbow trout right now in aquariums in our classrooms. We will continue to collaborate with our high school mentors through the end of the school year.  We look forward to this partnership every week.


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 Rainbow trout in our class aquarium