Our Kindergarten classrooms recently were given one iPad to share between three rooms of students. We are grateful to give our students this opportunity, and they are responding well to the new technology in the classroom. To be more consistent with the use of technology, I have posted a project onto the Donors Choose website in hopes of getting a classroom iPad for my students to use daily. It is my hope that eventually we will have 4 or 5 iPads in the classroom for one table to use at a time during Daily 5 centers. If you or anyone you know might be interested in contributing to this meaningful project, please visit the link below. All donations will be matched until March 20th. Thanks for your consideration!!
EBLI writing: Using Dots and Dashes
Scholastic Book Clubs offer great books for kids at amazing prices. Some of you have been looking for some easy, predictable pattern readers for your child to read at home. Take a look at the Scholastic online ordering form at the following link: https://orders.scholastic.com/KRVW2 Click on the class ordering code (KRVW2) and Type in “Ready to Read Phonics” in the search engine. Choose from any of the boxed sets. They are listed at wonderful prices. I have used several of these sets with my own children at home, and have ordered some new sets for our classroom to use. Let me know if you specific questions regarding your child’s reading level.
This is such an exciting time of the year for teachers. I am always amazed to see the “aha” moments children have when returning from a restful holiday break. The growth your children have made and continue to show are outstanding. Thank you for your support from home reading take-home backpack books and ring-word cards. Please let me know if you need another copy of the ring-words.
Thank you, families, for a wonderful Halloween Celebration! The children had a great time!
Due to some whole-school changes in our day on Halloween, our classroom party times have also been adjusted. Please know that you are welcome to join us for the whole afternoon on Halloween. Thank you for being flexible!
12:45-1:30 Super Sailor Celebratioin (All-School)
1:30-2:05 All School Recess
2:10-2:40 Change into costumes & Begin Party (part 1)
2:40-3:00 All-School Parade
3:00-3:30 Party Part 2
Here we are creating our Halloween spiders last week. Take a look!
Today students used their five senses to see, hear, smell, touch, and taste pumpkins!!! Students took turns scraping out the pumpkin pulp from their group’s pumpkin and gathering the seeds from the pulp. When finished, they cleaned up their pumpkins and worked as small groups to design jack-o-lanterns, which Mrs. Fricke later carved out. Tomorrow we will light our jack-o-lanterns up with flameless tea lights. We will also taste our cleaned, roasted pumpkin seeds for snack.
Halloween is quickly approaching and we are getting very excited! We have a busy afternoon planned for that day and our party is divided into two parts. Please feel free to join us if you can. Our schedule is:
12:50-1:30 Super Sailor Celebration
1:30-2:00 Halloween Party (part one)
2:30 All school recess, we will get our costumes on right after recess and could use extra hands!
2:40 Halloween Parade
3:00 Halloween Party (part two)
Costumes: students should bring costumes to school, labeled with their name if possible, and we will get dressed following recess. Please keep costumes appropriate with no masks or weapons. Thank you!
Our Halloween Celebrations will take place during the afternoon of October 31st. The school-wide parade will begin at 2:40, followed by our classroom party at 3:00. If you volunteered to send in a special snack or set up for our party, I will be in touch with you soon. If you didn’t have a chance to sign up but would still like to, please contact me.