Kindergarten Beach Buddies

Nov. 30 - Dec. 4, 2015

Greetings from Kindergarten!

Word Workshop

In word workshop we have made 3 letter words with a or i in the middle. Try giving your kinder words like fit, can, pin, ham, or rat. He or she should be able to write these words by stretching out the sounds.

Hanging in our classroom...

Lego Creations

Thanks to a grant from Education Minnesota, I have purchased 10 sets of "Build to Express" Legos. With a partner, we used the Legos to share our thinking about the 3 pigs books. Some of us retold the story, others shared a new ending, and others shared a favorite part. It was awesome to see the team work, creativity, and "outside of the box" thinking that was happening.

The Good Birds Club

Thanks for supporting Awareness Wednesday...we were looking good in our orange! Below is a video we have shared in class called the "Good Birds Club". This is a great reminder for all of us!
Sesame Street: The Good Birds' Club

Snow Gear

Please remember to send a warm coat, snowpants, boots, hat, and mittens to school everyday. Also, please label all items---MANY items end up in the hall or on top of lockers. This could help your winter items from getting lost. Thanks for your help!

Technology to Share...

Blog Update

Be sure to stop by our blog to see a video from our Three Little Pigs Lego creations.

One More Story

We love the website One More Story. The site houses quality children's books and is easy for young children to navigate. One More Story also has an iPad app with all the same gerat stories. The site is running a holiday special if you are interested in subscribing for your home. Enter code HOLIDAY 2015 for the discount-- 36.99 for a year subscription.

iPad Apps

Endless Numbers and Endless Alphabet


These do cost $, but these apps are fantastic!

Upcoming Dates

Change for Change

Remember, AES is collecting coins to share with a local need and a global need. We will be collecting from December 7-11. Thanks for supporting this school-wide effort.

Grinch Day - December 18

Friday, December 18th is GRINCH DAY! Come dressed in GREEN and ready for some grinchy fun! The kindergartners are invited to bring something to show/share that would make the Grinch grin. (toy, treat, picture, etc.)

Cookie Help

We are looking for some volunteers to help us make cookies on Monday, December 21. (morning) Let me know if you are interested! Thank you!

Pajama Day - December 23

Newly added (not on the original calendar sent home) - Wednesday, December 23 will be Polar Express Pajama Day! :) Sounds like warm, cozy, festive fun to me!

Family Reading Night

Mark your calendar for Thursday, January 14. We will be having a Family Reading Night in our classroom from 5:00-7:00. Your entire family is invited to school to celebrate reading together.

Mark those calendars:

December 7 - Return your Razzle Dazzle reading sheet. Let's get 100% this week!

December 14 and 15 - Mrs. Z at technology conference in Minneapolis (guest teacher - Mrs. Peterson)

December 18 - Grinch Day --wear GREEN!

December 23 - Polar Express PAJAMA Day! :)

Sounds like you had a great Thanksgiving...I enjoyed hearing about your family time. Have a wonderful week!


Wishing you peace

and everything good,

Katie