Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving!

I would like to wish all families a very Happy Thanksgiving! We are thankful for our amazing students, and getting to work with a wonderful set of families! 

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Please take a look at some pictures below from our short but fun week! 

We had so much fun at our vocabulary parade on Wednesday! 

Ms. Greene's Lesson this week was a continuation from last week: Size of Problem.

During morning meeting,  we did the Shoe Greet. Be sure to ask your child all about this greet!  

Happy birthday to Shannon! Her birthday is on November 24th! 

- I am looking forward to meeting with you for a parent-teacher conference next week! 
- There will be no school on Thursday, December 1st due to parent-teacher conferences

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and a great weekend! 

Friday, November 18, 2016

Turkey Talk!

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We have been very busy here in Room 6. Please take a look below to see all the work and fun we have been doing the past few weeks! 

Our Learning: 
We learned about the letters a & g this week. These letters are very tricky to write, so we will continue practicing these two letters, as well as all letters previously learned, next week. Don't forget to practice at home too! 

This week, we talked a lot about why we celebrate Thanksgiving, and some things we are thankful for. We wrote thank you cards to a person we are thankful for. Together we made a thankful tree to decorate our classroom door. Look below to see what your child is thankful for.

We discussed what about turkeys we would like to know more about. The students generated some great questions! Check out the questions below....please be sure to ask your child if his/her question was answered! 

We read some nonfiction books to see if any of our questions about turkeys could be answered, and to learn new information about turkeys. We used our new learning to brainstorm words to describe what turkeys are, what turkeys can do, and what turkeys have. 

Turkey Craft! 
On Friday, we made some turkeys out of colorful paper. They came out fantastic! 

In math, we began a new Topic: Topic 4, Comparing Numbers 0-10. In this topic, children are learning to compare and contrast numbers within 10. Here are some math vocabulary words to talk about with your child: greater than, less than, more, fewer, number sequence, and order.

Ms. Green:
Ms. Greene is our school guidance counselor. She will be coming in our class once per week to teach students important social skills, such as determining the size of a problem and how their reaction to a problem should match the size; how to make a new friend, how to have patience etc. On Monday, we learned what a number 1, 2 and 5 size problem could be! Be sure to ask your child for some examples! 

Student Shares! 
Here are some pictures of students sharing from last week and this week. Students are continuing to do a great job when their share with their classmates! 

Birthday Shout-outs! 
Happy birthday to Rhys - his birthday was on November 11th, and Samuel - his birthday was on November 17th! 

If your child's birthday is coming up, and you would like more information on a birthday poster, please let me know!

Community Circle
What does it mean to be "The One" at Fox Hill?

This Week's Shake Breaks & Poem! 

Get the Kindergarten Conversation Started at Home...
  • What is your child thankful for? 
  • What is some new information your child learned about turkeys? Did his/her question about turkeys get answered?
  • Ask your child what is an example of a size 1 problem? What about a size 2, or 5?
  • What are some examples of words that begin with a or g? 

  • Our school's vocabulary parade will be on Wednesday, November 23rd. Don't forget to send in your child's vest by Monday, November 21st. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your child's vest, please let me know! 
  • Wednesday November 23rd is a half day of school. If you haven't already, please let me know your child's dismissal plans for this day as soon as possible! 
  • I'm looking forward to meeting with you for a parent-teacher conference the week of November 28th-December 1st. If something comes up and you are unable to meet with me as scheduled (or if your are unsure when our scheduled parent-teacher conference is), please let me know!!   

Have a wonderful weekend!! 

Friday, November 4, 2016

November News!

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Our learning is "falling" into place! 

This week we focused on letters c & o: the sounds they make, and how to write these letters in lowercase form. Students have several opportunities to practice the letters we have learned thus far within the school day. We practice using white boards, magnet boards, and in engaging ways during our center rotation, such as write around the room, and rainbow write. 

Student Shares
The students who shared this week did a great job!! Julianna shared about her trip to Cape Cod; Ethan shared his special scrapbook from when he was just a baby! Giovanni shared about a special hockey puck, and Madisyn shared about her Gymnastics trophy. Wow, great job!!! 

Our librarian, Mr. Murphy read us a story on Wednesday. Thank you for your patience and understanding regarding our library schedule. We will have library again on Wednesday next week.

We continue to work hard during our center time. Our main focus is for the students to get into the habit of working independently on the center activities. Although we have the same centers each week, the content within the centers change. I have been very impressed with how well the students have been doing at center time!!! 

In math, we have been working on Topic 3, Numbers 6-10. In this Topic, children learn to count and represent numbers 6-10. In addition, children learn the different ways to make 10 and make patterns. We have also begun math centers during part of our math time, in which students have opportunities to meet with a teacher, play different math games, and use the iPad to explore math apps.  

Pajama Day was on Friday! Great job to the students in Room 6 for filling up the class ticket jar!!!

Get the Kindergarten Conversation Started at home! 
-Ask your child what centers they completed this week. 
-We learned about scarecrows this week. Can your child tell you what some scarecrow activities he/she did?
-What is a word that begins with the letter c? What about the letter o? 
-What game did your child work on this week during math? 
-Ask your child what it means to vote. 
-Here is this week's Shake Break! 

- NO SCHOOL on Tuesday, 11/8, Thursday, 11/10 or Friday, 11/11
-We will be having library on Wednesday next week! 
-If you have not already, please send in the conference form with your preferred days/times you would like to meet with me for a parent-teacher conference. 

Have a wonderful weekend!!!