Kindergarten Knightly News

Learning, Loving, & Growing

Looking Ahead

Parents, this is a very busy (and fun!) time of year. We always have a lot going on, so please don't hesitate to email me with any questions. I sent an email out earlier this week with some updates, as well.

Next week, we are very fortunate to get to participate in Georgia's "Code Week" by going to the iLab with Mrs. Mitchell, our technology teacher. She will help the kids work through an introductory activity to computer coding. In addition, we will also have access to the Google Expeditions kit, which allows students to take virtual field trips around the globe. We will get to take a holiday tour of the White House and visit the Arctic to see Polar Bears in action!

Attached our some pictures from last week's Thanksgiving celebrations and Pow Wow. Enjoy!

Things to Know

Winter Party

Our Winter Party will be December 16th from 1:00-2:00. Parents are welcome to attend. A big THANK YOU to our room mom, Mrs. Johnson, and the party committee for planning a great party for us. And thank you to those who have volunteered items. A note from Mrs. Johnson about the party is coming home today. There will be a sign out sheet available for those parents who would like to check their child out after the party is over.

If you would like to volunteer for the party, please click on the link from Mrs. Lull below.

Polar Express Day

Friday, December 9th is our Polar Express Day! The children are invited to come to school in their winter pajamas and do a search around the school looking for the train. The conductor will lead them back to our room where hot chocolate, cookies, and bells await them (shhh! It's a surprise!) Then we will watch The Polar Express movie. Thank you SO much to all the parents who are helping make this event special for our class by donating supplies.

Nice or Naughty List?

As we approach winter break and end the long stretch of rigorous learning, our little learners can get a little excited and/or overworked. We are providing many opportunities throughout the day to decompress and get out wiggles, but please take this weekend to talk with your child about his or her behavior at school. Remind them of the importance of following school rules and making good choices (especially in places like the cafeteria and exploratories!). Our rules are:

  1. Respect our school
  2. Respect our teacher
  3. Respect our friends
  4. Respect our materials
  5. Respect yourself

We have discussed being a leader of good behavior and not a follower of bad behavior. Encourage your child to lead others in what they know is right. Sometimes a little reminder goes a long way! We will spend the first week back to school in January reviewing our rules, so this is a good place to start. Thank you for your help in this matter.

Mystery Readers & AR Volunteers

January will be here before you know it! I am looking to schedule AR Volunteers & Mystery Readers for January. A Mystery Reader comes between 10:50-11:05 to read a story to our class. It's a surprise, so if you sign up, keep it hushed! Mystery Readers can be a parent, grandparent, close family member or friend. Often, Mystery Readers choose to stay for lunch at 11:09. If you would like to sign up, please click the link below!

AR Volunteers come in at 7:20 to 8:00 am and help students take AR tests on their library books. This is an easy way to volunteer in the classroom! If you would like to sign up, please click the link below!