I hope you are all getting a chance to enjoy the beautiful weaher out there. Thank you so much to all the volunteers who were able to make it to the Pumpkin Party. The kids really enjoyed it and I defiinitely couldn't have done it without your help. Also, if you happened to get any pictures of the kids at the Pumpkin Party can you please email them to me? We have a bunch of exciting events coming up so please read carefull.
Wednesday is a PM kindergarten day!
Veteran's Day: There will be no school tomorrow in honor of Veteran's Day. We will be having our Veteran's Day assembly Wednesday morning at 9:15. All past and current members of the armed forces are invited and encouraged to attend. We will have a small reception in the library for the Veterans with cake and coffee after the assembly to say thank you for their service. Our theme today was focused on Veteran's Day, so hopefully the kids will be able to explain their new learning.
Family Literacy Night: This Thursday night starting at 5:30 we will be celebrating our All School Read, The Tale of Despereaux. Mrs. Schram, the LEAP teacher will be teaching all the kindergarten parents the motions that go with the Zoo Phonics program starting right at 5:30 in room 101. It would be great if you could make it to this since we will be using Zoo phonics in our classroom as well. Whe yopu learn the motions you are able to help the children more at home. When she has finished we will have some fun craft activities for the kids to work on in my room for the second half of the night. Please refer to the hand-out that was sent home in your child's communication folder for even more information.
Friday Spirit Day: This Friday we will also be having a spirit day to celebrate the book. Our theme is royalty since one of the main characters is a princess. I can't wait to see all the little princes, and princesses!
I Can Read, and Book Bags: Last Friday was the first time the I Can Read Folders and Book Bags were sent home. These are meant to be extra reading practice for the kids, as well as a home connection to the activities and themes we are working on in class. The I Can Read fodlers will come home every Friday and should be turned in every Monday. If you forgot to send them in today please send them in ASAP so I can add the new material from this week. The Book Bags are not due on a specific day. The students will be able to pick a new book every day if they bring their book bag back to school every day.
Planners: The students need to be writing in their planner every night. This activity really promotes their literacy skills with letter and sound recognition, letter formation, as well as spacing and tracking. At this point the students should be doing as much of the writing as possible, Some strategies for students who are struggling is to write the sentence in highlighter and have them trace it, or write it on a seperate piece of paper and have them copy it.
Cold and Flu Season: Many students have been out these past few weeks for a cold. We are doing what we can here at school to prevent germs from spreading. Please remind your child to cough or sneeze into the crook of their elbow and not into their hands. We are also having a problem with nose picking. The kids are able to get up at any time to grab a tissue. We will be wiping down desks and washing hands frequently. I do hate it when they have to be absent, but please keep them home if they truly aren't feeling well. When they are absent please contact the school office to get it excused.
Volunteer Schedule: I will be sending a volnteer calendar out tomorrow through email for people to sign up for days. Most people indicated on the volunteer request form that random days are better for their schedule than commiting to a day every week. Either option is fine with me. I am just happy to have you all here!
Students using the new number racks to add within 10.