Monday, October 16, 2017

Monday Update

Our field trip to Herrick’s Pumpkin Path is this Friday, October 20th from 9:00-10:00.  Please have your child wear boots and coats, we will go rain or shine!

Make sure you mark your calendar for next Wednesday, October 25th to attend Ridgeview Classroom Papa’s Night.  A portion of the proceeds from the families will go directly to our classroom.  Thank you so much for all your support selling the Papa pizza coupons.  Our class did an excellent job and we appreciate all your support!

Reading
·      We have been very busy in Room 2 the past couple of weeks.  We have started our small reading groups this week.  In our reading groups we are learning letter names, letter sounds, blending words, segmenting words ( for example:  The sounds in cat are: C-A-T, and introducing sight (heart) words.  We have learned the words: 
I   I   like   the   so far.  This week we will learn the word “and.” 

·      We finished our ABC Boot Camp and we are now focusing on one letter a week.  This week we will focus on the letter “Mm”.  We will become letter experts!  We will practice writing the letter using correct letter formation, brainstorm words that begin with the letter, make scrapbook pages for each letter and many more literacy based projects.

Writing
·      We practiced writing simple sentences using spaces between words and using a capital letters at the beginning of a sentence.
·      We practiced writing sentences using the high frequency words: 
I  like   the  _______.  

Math
·      Number writing 1-7
·      We are working on developing number sense to 5, and different ways to represent the number 5.


Thank you again for all your help with homework folders J

Monday, October 2, 2017

Happy Monday




Happy Monday:)


October's Reading Logs are in today's Homework folders.  The goal this month is 20 books.  Excellent Job with September's Reading Log. 

October's Calendar were also sent home today.  Please look under the tab October Calendar  for another copy.

Next art mural project will be this Wednesday.  Please send your child in appropriate clothes to paint in.  They had a lot of fun of Friday painting the color wheel...I hope your child told you all about it.

Papa's Fundraiser kicks off today.  More info. about this in your child's Homework folder.



Here is an overview of what's Happening in Room 2


Reading:  Unit 1  Family
  • Developing concept of print..Show me the front of the book, show me the back of the book, point to the first word on the page, what does the picture tell you about the story, etc...
  • Introducing the Letters of the Alphabet and the sounds using sign language
  •  High Frequency words: I, like, and, the
  • Learning about Capital and Lower Case letters and matching
  • Listening and asking questions about Stories
  • Learning about  Rhyming words.
  • First sounds
  • Compare Texts
Name Writing

This can be a difficult task in the beginning.  Please continue to work with your child at home.  Remind them to start their name with a capital letter and start their letters at the top.  Letter formation is so important.
  • Tracing the letters of the alphabet
  • Write the High Frequency words.
Writing

We just finished our pre-test writing samples.  Our first unit of study will be "Informative" writing. 

Math- iReady Math Curriculum-Lesson 1
  • Why do we count?
  • Name Things around the classroom we can count
  • One to one Correspondence to 5.
  • Number identification:   1,2,3,4,5
  • Counting objects to tell the set.

Science / Social Skills

  • School Rules... Be Safe, Be Respectful, and be Responsible
  • Classroom Rules:  Use Kind words, Raise your hand before you talk, Try your very best.
  • We have fish in our aquarium! ... We have 4 new fish friends.  The students voted and named our fish:  Goldie, Double Cutie, Mr. Stripes, and Snowflake!  Love Kinders ideas:)

ART
We are working together as a school participating in a Class Mural Project :)

Thank you for all your help with Homework Folders and Reading Logs!  This is going to be a GREAT kindergarten year!

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Early Release Tomorrow.




Tomorrow is our first Early Release Day.  Here is the kindergarten hours for tomorrow.
Starts:  8:35
Lunch:   10:30
Dismissal:  12:30

Picture Day is Thursday, September 28th. I sent home information about picture day in folders yesterday.


Please keep practicing their name writing!  It takes lot of practice to develop good pencil grips and letter formation.   Thank you with your support at home with name writing.

Sharing
Next week your child can bring in a sharing on their sharing day.  Please remember to put the sharing in a bag and write 3 clues on the outside of the bag, so the students can guess what’s inside. 


Have your child practice counting to 10 daily.  They can use their fingers to count.  


In writing we are busy collecting work samples at the beginning of the year, so we can compare the growth at the end of the year.


Have a wonderful weekend!

Friday, September 15, 2017

First Full Week

We had a wonderful week in Kindergarten!

   Upcoming:

On Monday I will send home your child's Homework folders for the first time.   I included a lot of information in their folders, so please check everyday.  I send folders home  Monday through Thursday.  I do not send homework folders home on Fridays.  Next week we will begin to work on writing their name the " school way".  Name writing can be very difficult in the beginning of the school year.  Please be patient with your child as they are learning this skill.

Sharing Schedule will be in their Homework Folders
Sharing starts next week on Monday, September 25th.  Please help your child find a sharing that begins with any letter of the alphabet.  Please have them put it in a paper sack and write three clues on the outside of the bag.  They have a great time guessing their friends sharing.  This is a great way to encourage oral language. 
  • For Example:
  1. It starts with the letter R
  2. I found it on the road
  3. It is very hard.
If you guessed a ROCK you are right:)

We have been working very hard learning lots of new skills and routines

  • Classroom Rules  (ask your child about the rules)
  • writing the numbers 1 and 2 
  • Counting to 20 and backwards from 10
  • ABC sign language song.  (ask your child to show you the hand signs for the letters ABC and D
  • using how to use glue
  • taking turns 
  • sharing
  • Nursery Rhymes 
  • Making Friends

Thanks again for all your support helping make this a wonderful kindergarten year:)


Please sign up for the Remind app.  This remind text message will inform you of upcoming news. The directions to sign up for the remind app is on our blog under the tab remind. 

Thanks Again and Have a Wonderful Weekend:)

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Welcome KIndergartners


Welcome to Kindergarten
Class of 2030!!


Kindergarten Staggered Start Schedule

Here is the staggered start schedule for the first week of school-

Half of the students will come for a full day on Wednesday, the other half on Thursday.  Parents should have received a postcard notifying you of what day your child will come.  Students will be in either Room 2 or Room 6 for the day, and will get to know all the teachers.  This day will be a fun day to learn some of the school rules, do some activities and see important places in our school. We will have recess and lunch as normal.

Parent informational meetings will be in Room 1 with one of the Ridgeview teachers.  This is a chance to fill out some paperwork and ask any questions you have.

NO students will come Friday, Sept. 8th.  Teachers will be making class lists this day.  

Lists will be posted on Friday afternoon at 4:00.

Monday  September 11th will be the first day of school with classrooms all set!! Looking forward to a wonderful year.

 

We believe this ‘staggered start’ method will be helpful to both your child as well as our kindergarten team.  Many of our kindergarten students have never experienced school before. This is a new transition for them, especially attending for a full day. By providing teachers with smaller groups of students, this will eliminate many of the worries our youngsters may bring. In addition, this schedule will provide an opportunity for our kindergarten team to get to know all the children through small group activities as they begin to learn about school. Further, teachers will be able to observe, assess and get to know children and parents before developing class lists.

I am looking forward to a great year in Kindergarten.  I can't wait to meet the students and parents and work together to make a WONDERFUL beginning to a lifetime of learning.  See you very soon.
Sincerely-
Mrs. Thompson

Friday, June 9, 2017

Countdown Continues....

The Countdown Continues!!!


6/12   S       Summer Birthdays— If your child has a summer birthday
                    you may bring a treat and we will celebrate summer birthdays.
6/13   T       Twin Day dress like a friend today
6/14   U       United Together- Make New Friends-- ALL three kindergarten classes
                    will spend time interacting and playing together from…12:00-2:00.  
6/15    V      Visit 1st Grade Classrooms Today
6/16   W      Water Day  Be prepared to have some fun today
6/19    X       X-tra Special Day  “Welcome to Kindergarten    
                Highlights"    Mark this day on your calendar!             
                Parents are invited to attend the last 30 minutes of the
                day  (2:15-2:45) to celebrate the “Kindergarten Highlights”!!!  We 
                     will be sharing their; All About Me books, Transportation Books, ABC
                     Scrapbooks and more!!
6/20   Y       Year-end clearance day—clean up desks and the room/ garage sale

                     June 20th  is also field day.   WE ARE LOOKING FOR 
VOLUNTEERS TO HELP MAKE OUR FIELD DAY ON TUESDAY, JUNE 20TH EXTRA FUN.  IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN HELPING, PLEASE USE THE LINK BELOW TO SIGN UP.  THANK YOU!

6/21   Z       Zip up your bag and dive into summer—Last day of school!

I will miss this great group of kiddos.  They grow up so fast.  ENJOY EVERY MOMENT!!




Friday, May 19, 2017

June Calendar


June 2017
Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday
1
JOG-A-THON DAY
L”ets get moving!
Library
Friday
2

“M” Day

P.E.
Saturday
3
4
5



“N” Day

Music
6



“O” Day

Library


7



“P” Day

P.E.
8



“Q” Day

Music



9
Early Release

8:35-12:30

“R” Day

10





11
12


“S” Day


Library

13



“T” Day


P.E.


14


“U” Day


Music
15


“V” Day


Library
16


“W” Day


P.E.


17
18
19

“X” Day
“Kindergarten Highlights”
Parents are invited to attend the last 30 minutes of the day  (2:15-2:45)


20

“Y” Day





21

“Z” Day

LAST DAY OF SCHOOL





Thank you Students and Parents!  It has been a FABULOUS Kindergarten Year!  Enjoy the SummerJ