‘Tis the Season
The Christmas season is definitely in full swing now! We have been busy this week doing many fun things for the holidays, such as making our Nativity, working on our Christmas gifts, practicing for our upcoming Christmas chapel and building our stamina for the Jingle Jog! On top of this we are continuing to do all of our normal curriculum! Our class has been busy but still soaking in the joy of this season!
December 17: Jingle Jog
December 20: All school chapel at 9:00. You are all welcome to come and the kindergarteners will be leading!! Your children are all very excited about this!!
December 21: Class Christmas Celebration!
December 24-January 4: Christmas break
A Few Additional Reminders:
Jingle Jog! Our class will be jogging on December 17 from 9:00-9:30 am. If you would like to cheer the kids on, please come to the gym. Students may wear Christmas pajamas (they can wear t-shirts if you think they would be too hot). We will wear our gym shoes for the jog. This is a mini fundraiser for our sister school in the Philippines. If you like to donate please send your gift in a clearly marked envelope by Wednesday, December 19.
The Classroom Christmas Party will be held on December 21. A special thanks to Kristin Tubergan for heading this up! It is always such a fun time for the kids!
Thursday Afternoons: On January 10 all students will begin to attend on Thursday afternoons. If you want to add any additional afternoons please let me know at this time! I am looking forward to having two afternoons with the entire class!
New incentive: After finishing filling our bucket of bears and having our pajama day we are now starting a new behavioral incentive! Our reward after 25, yet to be determined, items in our bucket will be a picnic on the floor in our room! I will be bringing in some big blankets and some picnic food on top of whatever your child eats for lunch! It will be a fun and unique experience to all eat “picnic style” together!
Bible: We continued through the story of Jesus’ birth, learning about the shepherds and the wise-men and then making a replica for our Nativities! Thank you to all the moms who have helped! We couldn’t have done it without you! Many of the children have already said Luke 2:6,7 and have done an incredible job!
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Daily 5: This week we added “read to someone” to our Daily 5! We now have all five options up and running during Daily 5. I was able to meet with all the reading groups at least once this week and I can see their love for reading continuing to grow! The book bags usually go home on Friday but I’m noticing that I often forget to send them home with my Friday half-dayers! This week I am going to try and send them home with everyone on Thursday as Friday will be a busy day in our classroom!
Writing Workshop: We are continuing to work on making lists. This week we worked a bit on brainstorming and coming up with words that remind us of winter!
Phonics: We worked on saying words slowly and writing the sounds we hear. We practiced writing three letter words in the consonant, vowel, consonant format.
Math: This week we went outside for our math lesson. We are working on simple addition and subtraction and we created math equations on the playground. We subtracted as friends went down the slide and added as friends went across the monkey bars!
Interactive Read Aloud: We read Olivia by Ian Falconer and learned about drawing conclusions based on clues in the book.
Engaging God’s World: This week we learned about the difference between wants and needs and how God always provides for us.
Up In Lights: This week Eden Bronsink was up in lights. Eden’s mom visited us from the room next door (she is the other K teacher) and shared pictures and fun facts about Eden and her dad came and read us a book in an amazing accent which the kids loved! She also had lunch with her mom and dad and big sister Elle! Eden adds so much life and joy to our classroom and we are happy she is a part of it!