Halloween Parade/Celebration News
Thank you to everyone who has signed up to send in goodies to our Fall Celebrations and thank you to Mrs. Reardon and Mrs. Young for organizing! Parents are welcome to join us in either the morning or afternoon classes if you are available. Remember morning class students are welcome to come back and walk in the parade at 1pm with their parents/guardians. Morning students and parents, please meet us at our classroom dressed and ready at 12:45 if you would like to join us. It is always a fun walk! We walk out the gym doors, down the driveway, down the street towards the gazebo and walk through the town hall parking lot down the dirt road back to the school. The morning class will be parading through the school at 10am and walking through some classrooms. Everyone loves to see our Kindergarteners! Students should bring their costumes in a bag to school-they will get into costume shortly before each parade time. We ask that no pretend or real weapons be sent with their costumes and no elaborate face paint. Please let me know if you have any questions!
You are all so generous! Thank you so much for all your donations to the classroom. We do not need any more donations of tissues, sanitizing wipes, or snack and drinks at this time-thanks again!
Please remember to be punctual at pick up and drop off times for school. Drop off time in the morning is 7:45-8am. Pick up time is 10:35am. Drop off time in the afternoon is 11:20 and pick up is 2:10pm.
Please send your child in with snacks and drinks daily along with a water bottle. Two healthy snack are recommended. The children are starving by snack time. Please let me know privately if you are in need of support providing snacks or drinks for your child.
October has been busy and fun! In Math and Science, we investigated pumpkins. We dug out the guts and counted seeds. We had over 500 seeds in one pumpkin! We identified the different parts of the pumpkins and learned about the life cycle of a pumpkin. We carried it over into art and created a pumpkin with all it's parts. We also invited Mrs. Chalson-our art teacher into the classroom and we created pumpkins and jack o lanterns with her. We created a pumpkin collage. We learned a collage was when we cut and glue paper to make a creation. It was so nice to meet our Art teacher! In Math, we have been practicing writing our numbers to 7 so far. We continue to practice counting sets of items. We have compared groups of items and learned that even when items are rearranged-they are still the same amount. We are starting to practice counting by 10's. We have been counting to 20 forward and backward, then we moved on to counting to 100, and we are now working on counting by 10's to 100. We have also practiced sorting by different characteristics such as color, size, and shape. Please practice these skills at home too. The students are very proud!
In reading we completed Unit 2 and completed out first official unit assessment. The unit 1 assessment was used for teaching purposes. The children use "private offices"(manila folders at their desk) while taking their assessments-they love using private offices! Our reading themes have included what we know about bugs, what shapes we see around us, and how do tools help us explore. We have focused on letters m, a, s, p, and t. We have learned high frequency words I, the, see, a , we, like. The children should be able to read these words in all environments. They are also starting to use them in their writing. We are also breaking words down into beginning, middle, and end sounds. The children are working at blending sounds to read words. I will be sending home key rings with letters and words for your child to practice daily. In our writing, we are learning to connect our words with our drawings. We are also learning to include spaces in between our words, use capitalization at the beginning of sentences with lower case in the rest, and punctuation at the end. We are at the beginning of this learning process and they are impressing me with what they can do!
It was fire prevention week. If you visited the school, you saw the fire trailer out front with a fire truck and ambulance. Both classes learned about fire safety, practiced evacuating a smoky(mist) room, learned about firefighter tools, and checked out the fire truck and ambulance. All the children did a super job!
We have been having a great time in class. Feel free to reach out to me anytime about specifics about your child. I am happy to email, talk on the phone, or meet about your child. I will be sending out a conference schedule in the coming weeks and setting up conferences for early December.