The Kindergarten Community
Classroom Updates from Miss Adams in Room 153
Happy Mother's Day!
I hope that each of you had an amazing weekend and you were able to enjoy this sunny weather!
As we move into this week, I wanted to share some exciting updates that are happening in our Kindergarten Community!
As always, I am blessed and honored to have your child as a part of this amazing Kindergarten Community! Thank you for all that you do!
Save the Date!
Every Friday: Library Day! Due to our reading block scheduling, we have decided to move our library day to Friday afternoons at 1:15. Don't forget your library books this Friday!
Every Friday: P.E. Don't forget your tennis shoes!
Thursday, May 5th: Field Trip to Diana Wortham Theater to see Henry and Mudge
Friday, May 20th: Spring Book Fair begins
Monday, May 23rd: Field Trip to Weaver Park
Tuesday, June 7th: Kindergarten Graduation at 9:00am
Please join Claxton and Poppy to raise money for The Leader In Me resources and our new playground!
- PLEASE have your students fill out the top of the fundraising form. It's easy...Student writes their name, your name, and grade level (This is for Poppy so we know who the order goes back to after we fill it), the top line should say that money goes to support Claxton OR get specific and say The Leader In Me/New Playground.
- Note that the date for COLLECTING forms has changed. Students will need to send forms AND money in on Friday, May 13th. ALL payment is due at that time. Checks need to be made to Claxton PTO (not Claxton, not Asheville City Schools)
- Popcorn will be delivered to school on Thursday, May 19th and will be sent home with students. (it will be pre sorted and labeled thanks to Poppy--literally just send home)
- Students with large orders will need to pick them up on Friday Morning OR at pick up on Friday afternoon. Someone from Poppy will handle those larger orders.
Updated Home Work
Nightly Reading Log
For the rest of the year we will be focusing heavily on comprehension and decoding. To help support your child with what we are learning in the classroom, please use this choice board as your child reads to you each night. You and your child may decide which question to focus on each night with the expectation that all questions are answered by the end of the week. After your child has answered the question please sign and date the box so that we know that it has been completed.
Activity Packet: Due Each Friday
Also, we will begin sending home an activity packet on Mondays. The expectation is that your child completes and returns the activities by Friday of each week. These activities are reinforcements of what we are doing in our classroom, as well as preparation for first grade homework. Each week the activities will be a combination of both math and literacy skills.
Thank you so much for all that you do, and please call and/or email me if you have any questions.
Happy Mother's Day!
Our Class Mission Statement
Working Hard in the Kindergarten Community!
Reading: Kindergarten readers are working on identifying the theme and central idea of familiar stories. Students are also retelling important events that happened in their story.
Writing: Kindergarten writers are working on using a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to compose informational texts.
FUNdations: Kindergarten readers and writers are currently practicing reading and spelling CVC words as well as retelling stories using character, setting, problem, and solution.
Math: Kindergarten mathematicians are working on counting up to 100 by ones, writing their numbers 1-20, and composing/decomposing numbers to make equations up to 10.
Science: Kindergarten scientists are studying weather patterns.
Social Studies: Kindergarten citizens are learning how individuals adapt to different environments.
We are a Kindergarten Community and a Rainbow of Friends in Room 153
Kindergarten Community Building
Year long, Kindergarten citizens are learning how to exemplify positive relationships through fair play and friendship. We are working together to develop ways to become productive in the classroom, school, home, and neighborhood. Kindergarten citizens are working on these learning goals through the use of 'The 7 Habits of Happy Kids.' I have listed the habits below for you to become familiar with. This past week we have finished learning all of our habits and are working hard at utilizing each strategy within our day! Stay tuned for our 7 Habits Song!
Habit 1: Be Proactive
Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind
Habit 3: Put First Things First
Habit 4: Think Win-Win
Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, then Be Understood
Habit 6: Synergize
Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw
Positive Behavior Tracking: Along with The 7 Habits, Kindergarten citizens are also working as a classroom community to build a positive classroom environment. We use the ARTS acronym to remember that we are a learning community working together to reach success. The ARTS acronym is as follows:
Attentive: We are attentive and smart! We listen with our eyes, ears, and heart!
Responsible: Keep things clean for you and me so our school stays the best that it can be!
Thoughtful: We are nice to all living things; animals, plants, and human beings!
Safe: We are safe! Stay in your body bubble to keep away from harm or trouble!
As a Kindergarten Community, we track each time a student earns a purple ticket. We set a community goal to reach a certain number of purple tickets. When we have reached our goal, we have a decision on how we will celebrate. This past week, we decided to have a PJ Party! I wonder what the next celebration will be...
Lets Stay Connected!
As always, I am blessed and honored to have your child in this amazing Kindergarten Community! Thank you for all that you do!