Look What We Have Been Doing!

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Hello Families!

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 listend to Goldilocks and the Three Bears! The children were introduced to what characters are in a story. We made puppets of the characters to take home to re tell the story of Goldilocks going into the home of the Three Bears.
We listened to David Shannon’s No David! In addition to loving this book, the children drew the charcter David and we talked about making good choices!
We have also been practicing how to use the scissors and glue in our classroom as well as how to clean up our work spaces!
Open House was so heart warming! I love love love the family pictures you all sent in!
We have been enjoying center time! We have been learning to work, play, and communicate with our new friends!
Children are also practicing using their imaginations as they pretend!
We love writing time! the children are learning how to follow writing procedures with their work boxes!
As children pretend and play together, they are modeling many great things they have learned at home…..like the love and gentleness of taking care of a baby! (Also, this rocking chair has been in my family for 4 generations!) I love that I can share it with my students!
We also practiced “reading” as we used the books in our work boxes. We can read the pictures, retell stories, or read the words. The children will also look in their books as kiss their brains as they find the letter that we have been working on.
We are enjoying making new friends!
In math we have been working on recognizing exactly the same and almost the same. The children colored two bears exactly the same!

We have been learning how to form letters! We are using play dough to form the letter Ee.

September 22 is the first day of Fall!!! Happy Fall, everyone! I am so grateful we can share it together!

Love,

Ms. Mehrhof


Student Appointment Times for next week (9/7-10)

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Hello Kindergarten Families!!

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

12:45-1:05; Leen

1:05-1:25; Hadeel

1:45-2:05; Reham

2:05-2:25; Saud

2:25-2:45; Shahd

2:45-3:05; Hamzah

3:05-3:25; Ameena

Wednesday, Sept. 8th

12:45-1:05; Musa

1:05-1:25; Amran

1:45-2:05; Ali A.

2:05-2:25; Jamal

2:25-2:45; Faris

2:45-3:05; Issa

3:05-3:25; Jad

Thursday, Sept. 9th

12:45-1:05; Ammar

1:05-1:25; Nagi

1:45-2:05; Ali Sh.

2:05-2:25; Ali Su.

2:25-2:45; Saif

2:45-3:05; Hussam

3:05-3:25;

Here are some adorable pictures of my precious new little friends!

We are playing with our new friends!

We are learning to share as we pretend in the dramatic play center!

We are creating our own Rainbow Fish to help us to remember to that sharing is caring!
We made a teddy bear puppet as we practiced following directions and using scissors for the first time in Kindergarten!!!

Thank you for all you do! Please email, text, or call with questions and concerns you might have! 🙂

Love, Ms. Mehrhof


Salina Kindergarten is off to a Super start!

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Hello Families!

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!

Please never hesitate to reach out to me! Please subscribe to this blog or send me and email with our preferred email address.

From the bottom of my heart, thank you for all you do!

Love, Ms. Mehrhof


5th Grade Trunk-duation is Tomorrow!!!

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Hello Families!

Tomorrow your child will have independent work to do in the morning on Schoology. The teachers along with the 5th grade families will be recognizing the amazing job the 5th graders did this year!

I will message you all to let you know when we be on Zoom in the afternoon! Have a lovely evening!

Thank you for all you do!

Love, Ms. Mehrhof

See the information below regardinf the Trunk-duation Ceremony at Oakman School.

June 16, 2021

10AM

The ceremony will include student essays, a video, and much more!


What we did this week in Young 5s!!!

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Hello Families!

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!!!

We mixed and fixed the sight word saw!
We practiced pushes and pulls in a balloon on a string game!
We have been writing in response to the story we listen to.
We practiced writing an acrostic poem about our favorite colors!
We traced and cut out our foot to practiced non-standard measurement!
We sorted 2D shapes by their shapes!
We drew our dads!!!
We drew our dads!!!
We drew our dads!!!
We drew our dads!!!
We drew our dads!!!

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!

Have a lovely weekend!

Love, Ms. Mehrhof


Look at the fun we have been having!

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Hello Families! We have been busy learning and having fun as we approach the last month of the school year!

Take a look at what we have been doing.

We had a birthday treat for our friends!!!!
We are learning facts about elephants! This friend wrote elephants have big brains!
We practiced the letter Jj with Nearpod for the ABC countdown!
We sorted our engineering tools by color.
We used Nearpod to practice the letter Kk for the ABC Countdown.
We drew what begins with the sound of the letter Kk. This friend drew a king and stretched for the sounds to label his drawing!!!!!
We painted lovely butterflies! We discussed the symmetry of their wings. We painted one side and folded over the other to observe a creative symmetrical surprise!
Look at our butterfly wings!!!!
We talked about the meaning of Memorial Day! We also learned facts about our beautiful American Flag! We used 2D shapes to create an American Flag!
We wrote in our journals to answer a comprehension question about our Benchmark story. (What did Mr. and Mrs. Mole use to get in the hole?)
We used the Benchmark emergent reader as we practiced choral reading and using our reading fingers to touch each word.

Thank you for all you do!

Love, Ms. Mehrhof


Look at What We have been Doing!

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Hello Families!

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!!

We practiced using our cubes to show the difference when we take 3 away from 8.
We used 2D shapes to create and label animals for our Color Zoo after listenig to L. Ehlert’s Color Zoo! This friend used her 2D shapes to create a giraffe.
We reviewed the letter Ee for the ABC Countdown using Nearpod!
We practiced counting objects to 20 in a circular formation.
We wrote our opinions about what we want.
We drew a picture of what begins with the letter Ee’s sound. This friend drew an elephant.
We reviewed the letter Ff for the ABC Countdown using Nearpod!
We circled the letter Ff on the Smartboard using Nearpod.
We drew pictures of the something that begins with the letter Ff’s sound!
We listened to the story of the Little Red Hen. We stated our opinions about if the Little Red Hen should have shared the food she made with her friends that refused to help her. Then we made a Little Red hen using 2D shapes to hang up at home to help us remember to be helpers at home!
We practiced counting objects one to one up to 20 in a curcular formation.

I hope you all have a lovely week! Thank you for all you do!

Love,

Ms. Mehrhof


Another Terrific Tuesday!

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Hello Families!

We had a terrific day in Young 5s! Take a look at some of the terrific things we did today!

We reviewed the sight word to and looked for it in our B poem.
We reviewed the sight word me!
We reviewed the sight word the.
We decorated and created windsocks!
We went to the 2nd grade store of handmade goods! We spent money to buy things we want.
We wrote our opinions about what toy we would want if we were the character inside the toy store after reading the book, “Just a Toy” by Mercer Meyer.

We will not have any school tomorrow through Friday, May, 14th. I pray all how are celebrating Eid have an enjoyable holiday.

We will come back to school for Group A on Monday, May 17th and Group B on Tuesday, May 18th. See you all then!

Thank you for you all you do!

Love, Ms. Mehrhof


A marvelous Monday!

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Hello Families!

I hope you all enjoyed a lovely weekend and a beautiful Mother’s Day! The children worked so hard on your surprises at school!

Take a look at some of the awesome things we did on our marvelous Monday!

We worked on opinion writing pieces about why we want a special toy.
We are working on using letters and words to express our ideas in writing.
We went to the 2nd grade store of handmade goods! We each spent money to buy something we want!
We are pointing to show were in the room we can look to find the letter Aa!

Today begins the ABC Countdown to the last day of school! Both groups did something for the letter A! Group B drew their favorite animal and shared! Group A did a Nearpod for the letter Aa! We wrote the letter Aa, drew what begins with letter Aa and were artists when we made our windsocks! Tomorrow we will have letter Bb day!!!

We drew something that begins with the letter Aa while participating with Nearpod!
We reviewed sight words as we looked for them in our Benchmark poem! We used our “super-duper pretend binoculars”! We also used our magnetic letters to spell the words we were looking for within the text.

Thank you for all you do!

Love, Ms. Mehrhof


Another Thankful Thursday in Young 5s!

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Hello Families!

We had such a wonderful day together! We had picture day at Oakman School for you Group A! Tomorrow will be picture day for Group B! Please remember to send your child’s picture form completed with the exact payment for your order. If you do not want to order pictures, it is no problem at all. However, your child will still be getting their picture taken.

Of course we started our day off with sharing what we are thankful for! The students had such sweet responses. Many replied that they are thankful for one of the classmates in the room and mentioned them by name! I love that they are building friendships and know you do too! I am thankful for these connections!

Take a look at a few of the super things we did today!

We practiced sound spelling with our Benchmark work.
We wrote more opinions about why our mom is the best!
We completed our Mother’s Day surprise!

Thank you for all you do!

Love, Ms. Mehrhof