Keeping Up With Kindergarten
Mrs. Enright's Class
October 9, 2015
We had a fire drill on Tuesday and afterwards the Kindergarten and Preschool students got to meet and talk with some members of the Haddonfield Fire Department! They showed us all of their gear and taught us how to check our fire alarms at home to make sure the batteries are working properly.
We also had our first community meeting this week in the APR where the National Circus Project came and visited. On Wednesday, they performed lots of tricks such as plate spinning, juggling, riding a unicycle and doing tricks with a yoyo! Later in the week we got the chance to meet the performers as a class and practice some of the tricks we saw them perform!
Looking ahead, Parent Visitation Day is this coming Tuesday from 9-11 AM. The following is an outline of our schedule during this time:
- 9:00-9:45 - Centers
- 9:45-10:00 - Snack
- 10:00-10:30 - Art
- 10:30-10:45 - Recess
- 10:45-11:00 - Show and Share
Special Note From the Teacher
Mr. Bissinger and I are working together and our utmost priority is to ensure a smooth and efficient transition with minimal disruption to your child’s education. A rigorous interview process will be undertaken including candidates teaching a demonstration lesson. Our transition plan includes time for myself and the substitute, who is hired to meet and strategize, as well as in-class time where both teachers will work together with students. We will teach collaboratively prior to my leave. My substitute will also have the full support of school district resources including having an experienced mentor.
Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns that have not been addressed. I am happy to meet in person or answer any questions via email if there is anything you would like to discuss regarding this transition time.
What's Happening in the Classroom?
Math: We started working on sorting objects by common attributes. We continued working with our pattern blocks to help develop these skills and sorted by color, shape, and common attributes of shapes such as how many sides. We also have added to our daily procedure of keeping track of our days in school by placing emphasis on every 5th and 10th number. Practicing counting by 5's and 10's is just around the corner and highlighting those numbers when counting by 1's will help develop those counting skills.
Social Studies: This week was Respect Week! Thank you so much for making sure your child came dressed in each day's special colors. The kids really loved making their respect books where we wrote and drew about what respect looks like in a variety of settings including both at school and at home.
Quick Notes & Reminders
- Parent Visitation Day is Tuesday, October 13th from 9-11. Please see the note above regarding our schedule.
- Picture Day is Friday, October 16th! If you have not already sent in your forms and would like to order pictures, please do so ASAP. Forms must be in by Picture Day as the photographer will not accept forms past this day.
- Our room mom, Becky Foley, sent out an email regarding the building of our scarecrow that will be on display at the Fall Festival. We appreciate all of your donations and also for those planning on volunteering! Please see her email for more details.
- We are collecting money for Unicef (through Oct. 30th) as well as gently used Halloween costumes (through Oct. 20th) for Sacred Heart in Camden if you would like to send in either. Thank you to those who have already donated! Our Unicef container is almost full and the kids are so proud of themselves!
- Library books are due back Monday, October 12th. I will also send a text reminder Sunday night!