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January 16-20 January 16, 2017

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It’s been a busy few weeks getting back into the routine of school, but everyone seems to have settled in nicely. We’ve been having a lot of fun reading The Mitten by Jan Brett and beginning guided reading. Here’s what’s on tap for the week:

In literacy we are reading The Hat by Jan Brett. We will be covering the letters Q and G. Our sight words are at, look, like, my. In Writing we have been using a “writing continuum” self-assess our writing. It is a great opportunity for us to self-check our writing, and to decide what we may need to work on.

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Guided Reading has been going very well. I will be sending the books home on Tuesday. Your child should read through them at least once a night. They are due back on Thursday. Please respect this timeline as the number of guided reading books is limited and when books are not returned we are unable to do the activities planned. There will be a note to go home with the books explaining this further.

In Math we are focusing on the number 7 this week (we did 6 last week).

I wanted to share some of the creations from our block play.

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Here we have a flag, a fireplace, and a ladder to get to the top. I really enjoy when we add some different elements to our play.

We have enjoyed a fun little video called The Duck Song.t’s about a duck going up to a lemonade stand. Well, some of us decided to build that lemonade stand, as you can see above. Activities like this not only demonstrate our creative thinking, but also give us a chance to show that we understand concepts of writing. In Kindergarten, yes we play. But it’s through that play that we show our learning in a way that (I think) is better than with just pencil on paper. We show that we can take what we’ve learned and apply it to our every day life. Isn’t that what learning is about?

Have a great week parents! I know we will!

Mrs. Marshall and KD

 

Wednesday and Thursday December 20, 2016

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Just a reminder that Wednesday is Pajama day and Thursday is Red and Green Day!

 

December 19-22 December 19, 2016

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Last few days of school, but we’re ready! This week we want to have a little extra fun, so we discussed it as a class and here is what we’ve come up with:

Tuesday (maybe) go for a walk. Dress appropriately.

Wednesday: Pajama day!!

Thursday: Wear Red and Green, and class party (after lunch until we go home)

We will be covering letters Y and Z and reviewing sight words introduced so far. Once January comes, we will begin Guided Reading! So much fun for the new year!

In math we will continue with patterns.

If you have any questions, please let me know!

Mrs. Marshall

 

Winter Fun December 15, 2016

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With an early closure Monday, an hour delay on Tuesday, Bowling and an early closure today- is it any wonder this feels like the longest week of the year????  Add a full moon to it, and a week before the break- we are wound up and good to go!

Thought I’d share some pics of our bowling trip with you. The kids had a blast, they were so good too. They took turns, waited patiently, and were all around fun kids to be with!

 

We were fascinated by the ice forming on the bottom of the downspout. Some of the kids really wanted a picture of it, so here it is!

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Everyone stay warm and cozy tonight! And I hope we don’t blow away!

Mrs. Marshall

 

December 12-16 December 13, 2016

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It’s hard to believe we only have 8 more kindergarten days before our Christmas break! But we hope to make the most of them.

For the next two weeks we will be working on the letters W, X, Y, and Z. I want to finish all of the “starting corner” letters before we move on to our “Magic C curve” letters in January. Our sight words will remain the same, it and is. We are reading the book Something  From Nothing which is based on a Hebrew folk tale. We will be looking into a variety of cultural celebrations as well.

We have been busy replacing our apples and pumpkins work with snowmen and snow flakes, it’s beginning to look very wintery around here!

 

We’ve been able to begin using our new Chrome books. It’s been fun learning to log in and play some games too!

 

We created pictures to go along with Dan the Flying Man where we are “flying”, and we created our own class calendar. We’ve been really busy!

 

In case anyone was wondering, we will not be having a Christmas concert. In April the kindergarten’s and grade 2s have a spring concert. We will be having a class party on the 22nd to celebrate completing the beginning of our year though!

Have a great week!

Mrs. Marshall

 

December 5-9 December 4, 2016

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Our break is getting closer, but still lots of learning to happen between now and then! Here’s what’s up for this week:

Since last week was a bit unexpected with the storm day, we will be doing the letter U this week as well as the letter V. Our sight words will remain the same: it, is. We will also keep Dan the Flying Man as our big book for the week.

In math we will continue to explore with patterns and we will expand that into our science area as well.

Upcoming Dates to Remember:

-December 15: bowling in the morning. More information on this to come out later in the week.

-December 22: Last day of classes for 2016. School will resume on January 4th. We will be having a class party on the 22nd, and I am pretty sure there are some plans to make those last four days of school a little extra special.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, let me know!

Mrs .Marshall

 

Nov. 28-Dec. 1 November 28, 2016

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Hey Parents!

I just realized I didn’t get the blog updated last week, sorry for that! Here’s what is going on in KD this week:

Letters for the week are L and U

Sight words are is, it

Our big book is Dan the Flying Man

We will continue talking about transportation and maps.

In math we will be investigating patterns even further.

Now that winter weather is here, I just want to remind you to dress your child appropriately for the weather. It may be helpful to send in an extra pair of mitts as well as socks. We had some wet feet today!

Also remember- Friday is a Professional Development day, so there will be no school.

Keep an eye on the blog page as I hope to be uploading some pictures throughout the week!

As always, if you have any questions, please let me know!

Mrs. Marshall