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Winter Concert

Look at our little Frostys! Our class sang Frosty the Snowman at our school's winter concert. Mrs. Wilson, our music teacher, prepared our class over the past few months, and after a lot of practice, they were more than ready! They were so excited to show everyone how hard they worked and they were so excited to perform.
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Holiday Heroes - A Tribute to our Veterans

I love that we are given the opportunity to teach our students about the sacrifice that our soldiers and veterans have made for us. We took the time to make cards for soldiers, and had an assembly with the entire school. Our class along with the other Kindergarten students of CSS sang God Bless America. They did a wonderful job! One of our very own parents, Mrs. Pobre, was able to join the event as an honored guest. She served as a Marine and we thank her for her service! She even shared some military coins with our class. Our class loved looking at them and seeing how heavy they were!

Gingy has arrived!

If you haven't heard already, we have a gingerbread boy who is staying in our classroom until Christmas break. His name is Gingy, and he has been visiting my classroom for 5 years now. He writes letters to the students, and he LOVES it when the children write back to him. We are so excited that Gingy is here, and we are excited to see the surprises he has for us over the next few weeks!
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Christmas Around the World - Social Studies Unit

This week we visited Sweden! Your child learned that Las Posadas is a Christmas celebration in Mexico and that it lasts 9 nights. People dress us pike shepherds or angels and walk in a parade, carrying candles. We also read the story, The Legend of the Poinsettia, by Tomie dePaula. This Mexican legend tells how the poinsettia came to be.

When we visited Sweden, your child learned about the Tomte, or Christmas gnome, that delivers gifts. He is pulled in a sled by goats. People set out a bowl of porridge for him. We also sampled cinnamon bond and hot cocoa, and the students shared their opinion about what they liked best!

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Language Arts

We have been working on asking questions about key details in literature and informational texts. Your child has been listening and interacting with stories about the joys of Christmas and the fun traditions, along with other nonfiction texts. We have been using interactive stories on the smart board that allow the students to participate in identifying key details within the text.


  • In phonics this week, we focused on the -at word family. Word families can help emergent readers by providing predictable patterns within words. Being able to identify these patterns will help your child decode new words.
  • We practiced writing -at word family words on whiteboards, and created the "at the cat" word slide. The word slide can be a great tool for you to use at home!

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  • Topic 6 Learning Goal: Students will be able to understand addition as putting together and adding to, and understand subtraction as taking apart and taking from.

Your child represented addition with objects, fingers, mental images, drawings, sounds (e.g., claps), acting out situations, or verbal explanations.

  • Represent Addition as Adding To
  • Represent Addition as Putting Together
  • Using the Plus Sign

Writer's Workshop

Your child wrote in their journals and had the challenge of identifying the noun that they used. Their writing included the three types of nouns - person, place, and thing. Each day, we changed our focus, which allowed our class to grasp how a noun doesn't just have to be people, but it could be a place or a thing also! Below, you will see samples of student work showing writing using PEOPLE as the noun.

Word of the Week: in

Your child gets extra practice with sight words weekly! Your child will be bringing home a sight word book that they color and highlight the sight word of the week. You can use these books to practice reading and identifying Kindergarten sight words.

Take a Look at Lola's Week as Star!

Star of the Week!


Jonathan has been waiting patiently to be the Star of the Week! He is a great friend, and he loves to have fun. Jonathan has a creative mind and he does an excellent job being the author and illustrator of his own books! Keep up the great work Jonathan! We are looking forward to making your week as Star very special.
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Gingerbread House Decorating

Gingerbread house decorating will take place on Thursday, December 17th at 12:45pm. Please send in all donations as soon as possible. If you are unsure of what you can donate, please email me -

We would love it if you came in to lend a helping hand!

Book Swap

  • Center Square School will be hosting a book swap, Thursday, January 21st at 6pm. We are asking families to donate "gently used" children's books. There will be a box in the foyer for donations. On the night of the Swap, the students will be able to pick "new" books to take home with them. There will also be a read aloud and a little activity. The children are welcome to come in their pajamas!