Thursday, March 2, 2017

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Upcoming Events:
  •     March 2nd  READ ACROSS AMERICA
  •     March 27th In-House conferences 
  •     March 30/31st  ½ day for students; Parent Conferences until 7:00
Math: We will finish unit 6 in math with a focus on; Length measurement, 2- and 3- Dimensional Shapes, addition and subtraction situations and symbols, and sorting. 

Reading: We will continue the  reading unit called bigger books, bigger reading muscles. The unit builds off of many of the “super power” strategies that they learned in the previous unit. Students will continue to use their "super powers" to help them search for meaning, use picture clues, work on fluency, and communicate meaning.

Writing:  We have started a new writing unit called Writing for Readers. In this unit students focus on creating writing that is easy to read by using finger spaces, drawing detailed pictures, writing a letter for each sound they hear, using capital letters to start sentences, and putting a period at the end of every sentence. 

Science and social studies: We will continue the construction unit. The Construction unit invites children to make connections in physical science, engineering and technology through the building of structures, measurement and comparison, and experimentation with materials. It engages children in a construction process that involves envisioning (and being inspired), researching, planning, executing, and revising. This process can support the construction of physical structures as well as the building of ideas and works of art.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Miss. Nealey's and Mrs. Kalloch's class had a blast ice skating on Wednesday! We have some motivated students with a "Yes We Can" attitude who didn't give up! 

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Kindergarten Newsletter

Upcoming Events:
  •     February 3rd  SPIRIT DAY!!  Wear your favorite team’s jersey and cheer them on!!
  •     February 13th Ice skating field trip Mrs. Burke and Mrs. Gallagher's class.
  •     February 14th Friendship Day! Students can bring in cards for their class as long as they bring a card for every student. (A class list will be sent home) 
  •     February 15th Ice skating field trip Mrs. Kalloch and Miss. Nealey's class. 
  •     February 20-24 No school for February vacation. 

Math: We will be starting unit 6 in math. The main topics we will learn about during the next few weeks are; Length measurement, 2- and 3- Dimensional Shapes, addition and subtraction situations and symbols, and sorting.  

Reading: The next reading unit is called bigger books, bigger reading muscles. The unit build off of many of the “super power” strategies that they learned in the previous unit. Students will continue to use their "super powers" to help them search for meaning, use picture clues, work on fluency, and communicate meaning.

Writing:  This month we are finishing up the how to books. We will also start a new unit called Writing for Readers. They will work on making their writing easy to read and making it fun for the reader as well! 

Science and social studies: We will continue the construction unit. The Construction unit invites children to make connections in physical science, engineering and technology through the building of structures, measurement and comparison, and experimentation with materials. It engages children in a construction process that involves envisioning (and being inspired), researching, planning, executing, and revising. This process can support the construction of physical structures as well as the building of ideas and works of art.


Tuesday, January 3, 2017

January Kindergarten Newsletter

Kindergarten Newsletter


Upcoming Events:

  •     January 3rd Welcome Back to a New Year and a Fresh Start! 
  •     January 4th Assembly with author/illustrator/musician Stephen Costanza
  •     January 19th Play me A Story / PTO Meeting, 6:00
  •     January 24th Catherine Marchant comes to visit  Pre K and Kindergarten

Math: We will be starting unit 5 in math. So far in this year we have worked extensively with numbers 0-10. In section 5, they will begin to build an understanding of place value by exploring the numbers 11-19. Below are some home links you can use to reinforce lessons from school! 
Reading: We will be continuing to work on a unit called Super Powers. The focus of the unit is reading with print strategies and sight word power, the unit fosters children’s love of play as they learn “super power” strategies that help them search for meaning, use picture clues, work on fluency, and communicate meaning.

Writing: Students have been working on writing pattern books in December!  We will continue to write how to books. This unit will teach students that they can teach others how to do things.  They will determine the difference between narrative and information texts.  Students will choose activities they know how to do to write many how-to books.  They will collaborate with partners in revising their work.

Science and social studies: We will be finishing up our hibernation and migration unit. We will start a new unit on construction. The Construction unit invites children to make connections in physical science, engineering and technology through the building of structures, measurement and comparison, and experimentation with materials. It engages children in a construction process that involves envisioning (and being inspired), researching, planning, executing, and revising. This process can support the construction of physical structures as well as the building of ideas and works of art.





Monday, December 19, 2016

Vote for a new playground!

Here is the link for the playground contest  we are hoping to win. Remember to vote daily!  Jennifer Seed and the Playground Committee
http://www.togethercounts.com/healthy-playground-makeover