Kindergarten Beach Buddies

December 8-12, 2014

Greetings from Kindergarten!

As always, the month of December is flying by! I learned lots at my tech conference on M and T and the kindergartners had great days with Mrs. Gilbertson. Friday was definitely the highlight of the week....Grinch Day, Dance Party, special Grinch snack, and outside phy-ed ---What a day!!!

Grinch Day

Word Workshop

In word workshop we have started learning about the AN family. Can your child read and write words in the AN family? Be sure to practice word family words with the help of the word lists in your Round Trip Folder.

Mystery Guest Reader

Let us know if you would like to be a "Mystery Guest Reader" in our classroom. We would love to have you!

Walking to the high school...

On Friday we will be walking to the high school to watch the 5th graders play. (Kovall and Westman) We are looking for 1-2 parents to join us. We will leave AES about 1:00 with the play starting at 1:30. Let me know if you are interested!

New Homework

You will notice new reading and writing "homework" coming home each Monday. Please complete this activity, sign, and return to school by Wednesday each week. Your child should be able to do this reading and writing with ease!

Technology to Share...

Our latest blog post shares a video of our book connections. Each kindergartner made their own movie using a new app called ChatterPix Kids.

One More Story

We use the website One More Story during our "listen to reading" time in kindergarten. The company is running a great holiday special right now -purchase a subscription to enjoy these quality books at home. **Available for a computer or ipad**

One More Story Promotion

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iPad Apps

Chatterpix Kids is a free, creative app that the kindergartners can use independently to share thinking.

Upcoming Important Dates:

December 19 - Walk to the high school for 5th grade play

December 22 - Cookie Bake

December 23 - Caroling around AES

January 5th -Back to School

January 8th - Family Reading Night

We'll have another eventful week including: watching the 4th and 5th graders plays (Monday and Friday), learning about Mexican Christmas traditions from high school friends, All Kindergarten stations, and more! Have a wonderful week!

Wishing you peace

and everything good,