Sharing this Friday will be the Eeyore group
The magazine we read weekly in called Let's Find Out! It is similar to the Weekly Reader many of us remember and is a lesson with an activity page. Please re-read these with you child to reinforce the concept and to give them a sense of the importance of class work. As an added bonus, you can go online to www.scholastic.com/lfo and sign in (student). Our class password is 90290. You will be able to watch videos relating to the weekly issue as well as access the videos, printable worksheets and play related games.
Monday: Science-we are learning about what it means to be a scientist. Look in the window this week to catch a glimpse of your little scientist.
Wednesday: P.E. with Coach Harold (on the K yard)
Thursday: Computer lesson with Mr. Cortez of Planet Bravo (in Room K)
Friday: Morning Assembly at 8:00, Kindergarten Sing Along in Room 2 (8:30-9:00), Library, P.E. (on the lower playground), Big Buddies
Thanks to many of you, our Digging Up Fun in Kindergarten project was funded in just a few days. The materials will be arriving early this week and we look forward to a fantastic year of gardening.
Awesome Volunteers in Room K:
We are a small but might class with amazing parent volunteers enriching our classroom by helping out with in class lessons as well as providing super-special activities. Here is what we have so far:
Monday: 8-9 Sue G
1:30-2:30-painting with Nikki H.
Tuesday: 9-10-Lisa W.
12:30-1:30-Gardening with Carolyn D. & Sue G.
Wednesday: 9-10-Julia (temporary, we will need a replacement when she
starts her new job)
Thursday: 12:30-1:30-Movement/Dance with Kristy B.
Friday: 8:00-10:00-Lisa L.
I still need help on Wednesday & Thursday mornings! 9-10
This Friday, the 19th we will have another Volunteer training so be sure to attend if you haven't already done so.
Thanks to Daniel (Teddy) and Suzanna (Isabel) for chaperoning our field trip to the Getty Center. They helped keep all of the children safe and focused on the great lesson and exploring the beautiful museum.
A big shout out to those of you who have taken advantage of Raz-Kids! I am monitoring the site weekly and enjoy listening to the children reading. This is a supervised activity, especially the recording and quiz. This is a program that should be completed one step at a time to get the best results. It is not a game (even though it looks like one). It is meant to help teach your child sight words and eventually, to read independently. They are not working independently yet!
What I know to be true:
The children who succeed in school have involved parents who help at home and volunteer at school. The children who participate in the arts and/or sports also do better in school. Parents are teachers too! The children who are read to daily, who are exposed to lots of books, become better readers. This is a team effort. All children can succeed.