K-C Weekly News

September 25, 2015

Okay, I really mean it this time.

Please take a moment to sign up for a conference! We have spaces after 9:00 on all three conference days. Let me know if you are unable to attend at those times and we will out an alternative. Only half of our families have made an appointment and we need 100% participation. It will be fun! Really!


What you really need to know

Callie celebrated her sixth birthday this week!

This Thursday, October 1, is an early release day. That means AM Kindergarten will be in session for an extra hour until 12:15! Looking your child's backpack on Monday for a dismissal form. Please return the completed form by Wednesday of this week.

I hope to see you at K-2 Curriculum night, this Tuesday, September 29 at 7:00 in the performance center.

Mark your calendar.

9/29 - K-2 Curriculum Night @ 7 p.m.

10/1 - "Early" Release at 12:15

10/12 - Columbus day - No School

10/22 - Kindergarten Conferences - No Kindergarten in session

What we've been up to.

  • We launched our Reader's Workshop. We enjoyed the classes story Caps For Sale in a big book format. Then the children retold the story to me as I turned the pages. Students then browsed through their workshop book bins in small groups to retell stories we've read at school like Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See? No David, Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, The Deep Blue Sea and Otto Has a Birthday.
  • We practiced writing lower case letters m and n.
  • Must Do's this week included reading with Mrs. Cohen, Making a Pete the Cat mini-book and reading a poem about colors. Our reading work will begin to focus on Color words and new High Frequency words (it, the, to, go, ...) in the coming weeks.
  • We learned to play the Tower Race game with our math partners.
  • We learned a new game called ZAP. We count around the circle at our morning meeting. When a student gets to the magic number (ours was 4) they have to sit down and we start counting on again from 1. It's a big hit and good counting practice. We have also been working on our counting by using dice.
  • We visited the Book Fair n the school lobby. Everyone had a chance to make a wish list. If you would like to make a purchase from your child's wish list, the Book Fair will be open on Tuesday Night at our open house.
  • We did the "Walking Water" science experiment to see what would happen if we tried to get blue water and yellow water to mix together.

Links of the week.

Try the Walking Water Experiment at home!


Read along to The Deep Blue Sea


Read a new book about colors. Come on, you can do it!


Count the whales and choose a domino that comes before or after (tip: only the near half of the domino needs to match, not the total number of whales on the whole domino):


The things kids say. For real.

Once in a while I am organized enough to blow-dry my hair in the morning. It's a rare occurrence, but it happened on Tuesday.

Mrs. Cohen: (to a student unpacking in the cubby area) Good Morning .

Student: (turns and does a double-take) Did you brush your hair today?

Welcome to the land of no filters.