Kindies are ROCKIN' IN OUR SCHOOL SHOES!
We had a great first full week & we’ve learned so much already! We're still taking it slow to build our classroom communities, but we're very much into our routines now! We do community circles every day to learn about each other and the expectations of school! Our main read aloud this week was: "Pete the Cat: Rockin' in My School Shoes!" and we had a very shoe-filled week in reading and math!
We’re earning lots of paw cards for following our school expectations of being safe, respectful, and responsible. We’ve been processing so much new information about good choices vs. poor choices, routines & procedures, and kindergarten life in general! We love our brain breaks on GoNoodle & getting to play. Kindergarten in August can be tough when you’re 5/6, but our teachers are SO proud!
there are 3 ways to read!
Reading the pictures
sounds like: "I see _______" and "I wonder ______."
ASK YOUR CHILD ABOUT:-Phonological Awareness: Beginning sounds & identifying rhyme-Phonics: letters & sounds song (We have motions for each letter & sound - C, cookie, /c/) -Social Studies: Classroom community- what are our 3 big rules? Be safe, be responsible, be respectful. -Writing: Pencil grip, sticker names, straight & curvy lines -Reading: reading the pictures, library procedures-Math: Sorting our shoes, counting (one-to-one correspondence), making human graphs to compare which number is GREATEST.
REMINDERS:-Back to school night is Tuesday, August 20th from 5-6:30 (Parents only; no kids please!) -Thursday folders need to come back EMPTY on Friday morning please! -Tuesday, August 27th is not a regular school day- if you haven't signed up for an assessment day time slot, I will be emailing you next week!
*Thank you to all who donated extra snacks- You're amazing!
Have a wonderful weekend! With love,Mrs.Reichert
Specials Schedule for week -8/19-8/23:
Monday – Art
Tuesday – Music
Wednesday – P.E.
Thursday – World Cultures
Friday – Art
Weekly Update 8/9/19
The first two days of kindergarten have been great! I'm loving getting to know each of these little ones! We started Thursday with rotations around MVE to learn about expectations and what we do in each area of the school. It was a TON of information and they were great listeners! Because of that and pictures on Friday, we're just starting to learn our routines and procedures. We've made lots of time for play and brain breaks on GoNoodle because their brains are working SO hard to process all of this new information. Ask your child to show you how we kiss our brains when they've worked really hard. I promise you will be absolutely amazed at how much your child will learn this year, but we start the year off slow (building community/family, setting expectations, and praising everything!) so that we can go fast later.
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