We have been learning so much and enjoying so many great things these past two weeks!!! Check out the pictures and the updates below!!!! We are so excited to share with you the joyful ways we learn in Kindergarten at Salina!!!!
**One quick note! Your children have been doing an amazing job being responsible with bringing their Book Buddy Bags to school everyday! Thank you for helping them practice their letter identification and reading with the contents I send home in this bag! Today, your child received a Library Bag from our Classroom Library!!! These are picture books for you to read to your child! You can also use the pictures in the books to talk to your child and make up stories! In additon, you can ask your child to search for certain letters and “kiss their brain” when they find the letter!! These Library Book Bags are numbered! So when you and your child are finished borrowing the books, please return them in the bag and THEN you child can TRADE Library Bags with another student!!! This is so exciting for them! My hope is that this not only increases the time reading at home, but also engages the children in talks with each other about the books they have read. Most of all, my hope is that these books and all that we do in Kindergarten grows your child’s LOVE for READING and their CONFIDENCE as a READER!!!
**A Second quick note! Friday, October 22nd is the first annual Salina Pumpkin Patch Fall Fun Day!!!! Your child will be bringing home their very own pumpkin that they will paint in our classroom! We will also enjoy some yummy donuts and apple cider! Friday, October 29th is our costume day and party! We will have a parade in our costumes! If your child does not want to wear a costume, it is completely fine!!! We will be making spider hats to wear; as we will be learning information that week about spiders and writing facts about spiders!
OK!!! Are you ready to see some ADORABLE pictures????? Here we go!!! Enjoy!!!
This has been an awesome first full week of Fall!!!! We have not only been practicing more letters and sounds, but we have been learning to rhyme and count syllable (word parts) in words. We have also been learning about our 5 senses! Use our five senses to learn about the world around us! We see with our eyes, smell with our nose, taste with our tongue, touch with our hands, and hear with our ears! We have been investigating apples! We have learned lots of information about apples and have even done some informational writing about this yummy fruit! We have also learned to write the number 0-5!
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Take a look at some of the fun we have had learning this week!
Take a look at some of the fun things we did this past week at Salina!!! We have been practicing letter identification. We have now been introduced to letters Aa through Jj! In addition to that we have started looking for hidden number pairs within 5!
Thank you for all you do!!!!
Have a lovely week 5 of school!!! Happy Fall everyone!
I am so excited to start another week of school with my incredible little friends! Take a look at some of the fun ways we have been learning at Salina!
Last week I introduced letters Aa, Bb, Cc, Dd, and Ee! We also began writing in our notebooks as we practiced following the expectations of writing time! We also got to “read” with our books in our work boxes! The children even went “book shopping”! We have been practicing fluency with counting to five “the math way”…. (pinky first to represent a number line). We also learned about the importance of rules and talked about our country’s Constitution! We made our own classroom constitution that has three main rules! Be KIND, Be SAFE, and Be RESPONSIBLE! We have been practicing what good listeners do and sound like when we are listening to a story being read aloud!
In addition, to all of this learning, we have been learning that school is FUN and SAFE! Families, I adore your children already! I am so blessed to your child’s teacher! PLEASE feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns! We are a family together working for your child’s best!
Take a look at the pictures below of some of the super awesome things we have been doing!
We have been learning how to form letters! We are using play dough to form the letter Ee.
I hope your children have loved week one of kindergarten as much as I have!!! Week 2 will be half days as well. We will have individual student appointment times in the afternoon following our whole group class time in the mornings! Here is the schedule for those appointments. 🙂
Tuesday, Sept. 7th
Wednesday, Sept. 8th
1:45-2:05; Ali A.
Thursday, Sept. 9th
1:45-2:05; Ali Sh.
2:05-2:25; Ali Su.
Here are some adorable pictures of my precious new little friends!
We are learning to share as we pretend in the dramatic play center!
Thank you for all you do! Please email, text, or call with questions and concerns you might have! 🙂
We are off to such a wonderful start to the 2021-22 school year! I am so blessed and excited to be your child’s teacher! We will be learning kindergarten academic concepts such as letters/sounds, sight words, reading and writing, math, and much, much more! In addition to these important concepts, we will be learning about how to manage our emotions and get along with our new friends. We will play, laugh, learn….but most importantly, we will love! We will love Salina School, our friends, our teachers, and especially learning! Salina is such an amazing place for your child to feel truly valued and safe as they begin their elementary school journey!
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From the bottom of my heart, thank you for all you do!
We had an awesome and very warm week 38! Together, we made each school day super fun!
Please remember our Young 5s Celebration picnic is for all of the families too!!!! Please be sure to bring a big blanket for you and your family to socially distance and sit on. The children will be presenting their writing as well as singing a song in sign language! PLEASE be sure to join us or send a family member in your place! My students have been paid for. Please do not send in the $5.00 for them 🙂
The picnic is on Thursday June 17th on the small Oakman School playground at 1:00-2:15.
Look at the fun we have been having!!!
Thank you for all you do! Dads, I hope you all enjoy the portraits your children made for you as well as the acrostic poems about DAD!
The children and I have enjoyed an amazing week 35 of Young 5s! They also took their Spring NWEA Reading and Math tests! If your child missed either test, please do not worry. They will take it this week.
Take a look at the super terrific things we did last week!!
I hope you all have a lovely week! Thank you for all you do!