The Kindergarten Chronical

Rachel & Billi's Class 2015-2016

The First Weeks!

We are in full swing of our kindergarten year and can't believe it's already September! Whoever said "Time flies when you're having fun" was right on! We would like to thank everyone who was able to make it out to Parent Orientation last week, it was wonderful to have you get a glimpse into the lives of your children everyday at school. As soon as Haiku pages go online (Thursday September 3rd) you will be able to see various information we shared at orientation there.

Our first field trip will be to Sensations TheraFun on September 17th. If you have an interest in playing with us there we can take two chaperones. We will depart school around 9:45am and be back by lunch time.

Stay tuned for future trips and dates coming soon....

What have we been up to?

Responsive Classroom Work

Getting to know one another, sharing about ourselves, learning our daily schedule and classroom routines are just a few things that have kept us busy.

Here are the goals we work towards during the first six weeks of school;

  • Creating a climate of warmth, inclusion and safety (Building trust, setting boundaries, and developing a sense of belonging)
  • Teaching classroom routines and behavior expectations (enabling time to relax, focus and feel competent)
  • Helping students get to know and care for the classroom/school environment (feeling a sense of ownership)
  • Establish expectations for academic work (generating excitement and enthusiasm for the curriculum work)

What's coming up....

  • Building stamina in content areas
  • Gaining independence during academic lessons and free exploration
  • Continue to practice routines so they become automatic
  • Building classroom "Agreements" (Seeing how our rules come to life)
  • Learning logical consequences and taking responsibility for actions

As the month of September continues look for updates on Haiku relating to sight words, what we will be working on in small math and language groups as well as weekly pictures!

Thank you for a wonderful start to the school year.

We hope to see you all on September 12th at our Kindergarten Social!