Kindergarten News

October 10-14, 2016

A Windy Day!

It was a quite a Friday here in Kindergarten as the wind howled at our door! Even the chicken coop had to get a little reinforcement to keep our feathered friends safe in the storm! Rest assured, however, the kids were safe and warm inside learning and creating all day. We even got outside for a few recess breaks in between downpours. Thanks for sending rain wear so that the students could enjoy a great day! We hope you also have a safe and warm weekend with your families!

Pumpkin Town

This week the Kindergartners read “Pumpkin Town,” a place named for the seeds that were carelessly thrown over the town, producing an overabundance of pumpkins. We talked about how our actions affect others even went we don’t mean any harm. The kids imagined what could happen next and created pictures with other fruits and vegetables covering the town.

Rekenreks

In Math this week, we made cool tools called Rekenreks. A rekenrek is a calculating frame designed to help children generate a variety of addition and subtraction strategies. Students can use the rekenreks to develop computation skills or solve contextual problems. They are already very good at showing numbers quickly and composing ten.

Personal Learning Plans

This week you received your child's first Personal Learning Plan (PLP). We have been working hard with your child to determine a good goal for each area of learning, but we also welcome your input. Please be sure to read the letter about PLPs and let us know if you have any questions.

Halloween is Coming!

With Halloween around the corner, you need some details about the day. On Monday, October 31st, students may come to school wearing costumes. Please make sure they can play, eat, and use the restroom independently in their costumes. Also, please leave weapons at home. We will participate in a parade earlier in the day and classes will have parties in the afternoon. Look for more information about the party in an email. Let us know if you have any questions!

Upcoming Dates and Reminders

  • 10/17-18 Picture Days (uniforms required both days)
  • 10/21 No School, camp available
  • 10/24 Field Trip to the Pumpkin Patch
  • 10/28 Trunk or Treat (6-7:30)
  • 10/31 Halloween Celebration