Our classroom is looking for any (school appropriate) old magazines you might be willing to part with. We use them for cutting out letters and pictures to help us build our phonemic awareness skills. If you have any you can donate please send them in with your Kinder. Thank You!
We have a new animal habitat in our classroom! We've been studying different animal habitats and how each habitat is unique to meet the survival needs of each animal who lives there. This new habitat is a great fit for our new friend, but wouldn't work very well for our ants or caterpillars. Check in with your Kinder later this week to find out what we choose to name our newest classroom member.
Please remember to send your money in to cover the cost of your Kinder's t-shirt.
Although we do not celebrate Halloween here at school, we DO celebrate our love of literacy by hosting a Literacy Parade on Halloween. This year we also have a community meeting on Halloween and the theme is crazy hair day!
It has also been our tradition to order class t-shirts. Typically we would order these later in the year, but we would like to combine class t-shirts, Literacy costumes, and crazy hair day! Phew!
What we need from you to make this happen:
Our Daily 5 Literacy time is up and running full swing! Our last addition was opening Read with Someone. Here we practice taking turns, asking questions, coaching each other, and checking for comprehension. Ask your Kinder what sitting EEKK! is.
One of the big challenges during Read to Self time can be the noise level while an entire class is independently reading out loud. This week we introduced a magical learning tool that allows us to whisper read to ourselves so we can hear ourselves clearly while not distracting others.
I will never grow tired of watching the amazement, wonder, and excitement of Kinders learning to read - it’s a beautiful thing!
Our first Catamount Arts field trip was a big success! The Kinders (and their teachers) had an incredibly fun afternoon that was full of smiles and laughter. A few Kinders were even called on stage to help with the show. It made my heart full to hear the Kinders connect with how much the performer must have had to practice and keep trying while never giving up. I love that they’re embracing a growth mindset!
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