On Monday we practiced writing in shaving cream! We've been working hard to write our letters correctly and fluently. So far we've focused on Cc, Oo, and Gg. These letters all begin in the same way. I've included a letter formation guide under the "links for learning" tab. This will show you the way we form our letters here at school. Helping your Kinder practice writing their letters this way is a great way to support what we're doing here at school. You can write on paper, in shaving cream, gel baggies, sand, rice, etc. Writing can be fun!
Whether we want it to or not, Winter is here! Today we made books to show how we get dressed for playing outside in the Winter. These are GREAT things to practice at home. Kinders need to be able to independently dress themselves for recess, so letting them do it at home will only help them get better. We get dressed in the following order: ski pants, boots, coat, hat/scarf/neck warmer, mittens. Please be sure to send your Kinder to school with their Winter gear every day. If you have an extra set of ski pants at home and wish to leave a pair here, please do. Also, your Kinder can leave their sneakers here at school too and just wear their boots back and forth. Now, let's see if we're this happy about the snow when it's still here in April.
Please join your Kinder for a traditional Thanksgiving Lunch on Friday, November 15th at 11:00 in the cafeteria. Cost is $5 for adults and non students.
Our Literacy Parade was a success! We love our Superkid, Oswald, and his odd animals so much that we decided to make our own book of odd animals. Kinders used their imaginations to create some of the cutest odd animals I've even seen. Thanks for supporting our love of literacy!
Today was the perfect windy day for Meteorologist Mark Breen from the Fairbanks Museum to come talk to us about weather! He drew pictures and divided us into groups to show how the wind, temperature, and moisture in different places can help us predict the weather coming our way. Ask your Kinder what group they were in, and what happened when the cold and warm air came together to squeeze the clouds.
**Due to predicted heavy rain and chilly temps, we have moved this event to Danville School**
We will have a spooky trail through the main hallway (suitable for all ages), with decorations and plenty of trick or treat stops!
The Danville School Booster Club will also have crock pot food items for sale - come join us for dinner and trick or treating all in one place!
Same time (5:30 - 7pm), different location (Danville School).
Due to the predicted weather for tomorrow we will be holding our literacy parade inside the school. Please wait in the lobby and the long hallway heading to the cafeteria for us to parade by. See you there!
There will be a pep rally to cheer on our Fall Sports teams on Monday, October 21st @ 1:45 in the gym. All are welcome to attend. Don't forget to wear your green and white and bring your Danville spirit!
Yesterday we got to meet our BIG Pals! Kinders have been matched up with a Big Pal from the 7th Grade class. Throughout the year (about once a month) Kinders will get to work with their Big Pals to do some fun activities. This is a great opportunity for the younger students to connect with the older students that they often see around school. This helps build our sense of community and belonging here at school and reinforce our "Small School, Big Family" feel. Our first activity involved Big Pals sharing their favorite books with their Little Pals and working together to make posters for Monday's pep rally.
Earlier this week we began filling our tool boxes with some of our learning tools that we will use throughout the year. The Kinders were SO excited to have their very own tool box. Ask your Kinder about the learning tools we're using.
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