August 31-September 3

We had another busy week in kindergarten! We are adjusting to our specials schedule and how each day looks! The kids are doing well and becoming more independent daily! I hope you all enjoy this long weekend together!

Reminders:

Please keep in mind that we have PE/Gym on Mondays. Please make sure your child has sneakers on that can go outside. We are reserving their new sneakers for when we have PE in the gym.

If your child is picked up by a sibling at the end of the day, please remind them to say goodbye to the teacher in the hallway before leaving with the younger student. This helps us keep track of everyone coming and going at the end of the day. Thank you!

Please email attendance@zcs.org is your child is going to be absent AND please include me on the email.

If you have a change for end of day pick up, please call the office so they can reach me in the classroom. Thank you!

Just a reminder that right now the drinking fountain faucets are not turned on so it is important to send in a water bottle. They can be refilled in the sink in our room!

If your child has not brought in a towel for quiet time please do so as it makes for a more restful time. Also, I will normally be sending them home every weekend to wash which was missed this week due to the craziness of our new schedule with both car pools lines and bus loops.  Thank you for your patience in this regard.

SeeSaw

Next week please check your child’s red folder or backpack for instructions on downloading the SeeSaw app and logging in to our classroom. This week, I will allow each child to take a picture and upload it to his/her folder. It will be fun to see what pictures they take. As the year progresses, I hope your we can continue to share videos and work in class through SeeSaw.

What We Are Learning:

In Bible we continue to learn the fruit of the spirit. We know these show in us when God is in us. Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control are perfect examples of how we behave in school. I find that we use this vocabulary when talking with the class about expectations and behavior. We also have learned several new songs about the Fruit of the Spirit which we sing everyday!

We continue to work on “My Book of Friends” and practice writing our friends names. We notice how many letters are in names and find out something our friend likes to do. This week we added Jesus, Mrs. Arnold and Avery to our books!

We have been talking about being bucket fillers-showing and saying something kind fills other people’s buckets and our own! We have talked about all the different ways we can fill the buckets of those around us both at home and at school!

In Phonics we have been focusing on letters that are in our names. We put our class names in alphabetical order. I love to see the class reading each other’s names! They are getting very good at it.

We continue to work our way through the alphabet focusing on one letter a day. We practicing letter formation (handwriting) and the sounds the letter represents. I am thrilled with the work your children are doing. I told them we are working on this to help us become better readers and writers. We were able to celebrate our work with a popsicle treat from Mrs. Tibbe Wednesday afternoon.

In Math this week we went outside and counted things we saw on our playground! I even heard some counting above 50! We then practiced making the numbers 1-5 on our whiteboards. Next week in math we will begin using our workbooks!  Kindergartners love having math books. For one lesson I will try recording myself giving instructions and play it for the class.  It will be fun to use some new technology and give the students a taste of what a virtual lesson could look like if we ever need to do that. (which I hope not;)

WAAG(week at a glance)

Finally, you will notice on the left sidebar of the blog near the end there is a bookmark title and under that is our WAAG.  All you need to do is click on it to see our schedule for the upcoming week. I usually try and have it changed by 5 p.m. on the Friday before!

As always, if you ever have questions please feel free to contact me. One of the things that is so hard right now is not being able to see you and touch base face to face! Remember I am always here!!

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