We made it through our first week of full day Kindergarten! The children did so well! We had a wonderful week continuing to explore God’s world He created and learning more about each other.
A “Garden” of Learning
- In Bible, we have been learning a poem to help us remember what God created on what day. We are continuing to work in our Creation booklets and will finish them this week.
- In Math, we will be learning about shapes and that God created our world using different shapes. We will have lots of fun going on shape hunts in our classroom and working on our shape poster as well as drawing shapes into various things.
- We continue to work on our “Colour Monsters” booklets. We love reading this book! We are getting much better at using our reading fingers to follow along in the book! This week we will read our books to each other in partners.
- We will be going on a colour hunt outside sometime this week to observe the beauty of God’s creation.
- Students went on a magazine colour hunt and created lovely posters using the pictures they found of specific colours. These are on display in our classroom.
- We continue to learn about the basic routines of Kindergarten and about what it means to be a good friend. We will be reading the story “Mean Jean, the Recess Queen” and talking about how to be a good friend in the classroom as well as outside on the playground. I encourage you to talk with your child about what to do if someone is doing something “mean” or something that they don’t like. We talk a lot about using our words, not our hands; getting help from a supervisor; and walking away from the person who is doing something unkind or inappropriate. We read a wonderful book this past week at school called “Talk and Work it Out”. It teaches the children how to resolve conflicts using their words. See if your child can tell you the four steps.
- We had lots of fun experiencing our first table stations. The students did so well with learning this new routine! One of the stations was “Creation Station” where the students were able to explore with various loose parts and playdough and create something. Here are some pictures from “Creation Station”.
- Scholastic orders have arrived and will be sent home tomorrow.
- Permission forms for our field trip to Westham Island Herb Farm will be sent electronically this year. You will need to read the form, and check whether you give your consent or not for your child to attend the field trip.
- Remember to check your calendar for when your child is the “Good and Faithful Servant”. Don’t forget to help your child to choose one item to bring for sharing!
- I will be emailing you the calendar for October this week. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email me.
- Thank you for sending a library bag along with your child this past week. Don’t forget that our library day is on Monday. In order for your child to take out two new books, they must return their old library books. We will get to check out two books from the Library tomorrow.
- Thank you for informing me and the office when your child is absent. Please remember to email myself and Mrs. Teodoro at the office if you know your child is going to be away. Also, if your child arrives to class later than 8:30 AM, please pick up a late slip from the office so that you will not be contacted regarding their supposed absence. Thanks!
- Full-time kindergarten is a very long day for your child. Please make sure he/she gets maximum sleep in the evenings to promote focus, energy and learning each day. Ten to twelve hours of sleep is appropriate for kindergarten children.
- Praise item – students are continually working towards learning classroom routines and expectations. They are doing so well with following directions and listening!
- Praise item – I was very impressed with the students’ excellent listening and compliance when practicing emergency drills. I hope they keep up the great progress and pray we do not have any opportunities to use these precautionary drills.
- Pray for the continual learning of routines and expectations. This enables all students to learn and get along together in a classroom.