We spent part of our Friday working on Technology skills. The students were introduced to SeeSaw which is a digital portfolio where you submit work to share with your classmates. We then went on to Screen Chomp to practice writing our sight words without looking at them. We wrote the word I and can and then made a sentence using those words. We are getting really good at using our Ipads to help us learn and remembering to start at the top when we write!
We had a very busy and productive Friday! We spent our morning talking about how Jesus welcomes us and loves us and going over letters, sounds, and reading short books with our sight words I and can in them. We also got on our Ipads, reviewed basic functions, and explored the Epic! app where we listened to books about our 5 Senses. After lunch, we practiced writing the number 2 and 3 on dry erase boards, and then we had our first design challenge. We had read Chicka! Chicka! Boom! Boom! and made coconut tree projects last week so this week we built our own coconut trees using blocks, Popsicle sticks, and letters. We talked about the design cycle and how we were engineers and recorded our results when we were done. We went on to talk about our 5 Senses and then popped popcorn in our classroom to explore our senses. Finally, we ended our day by building things using certain materials from the STEM center in our classroom!
We have been in Kindergarten for 11 days and have been working so hard on learning new things and being great leaders. We have been reading in our class library, reviewing letters and sounds, as well as building them with play dough and writing them on dry erase boards. We have explored math manipulatives and have begun our first math topic. In Religion, we have been practicing prayers and have made prayer buddies to help us do the sign of the cross.
I am so excited to be working with your child this school year! I hope your child is excited and ready for the first day of school! Our first day of school is Monday August 26th. Remember that on Monday students with the last name A through L will attend and on Tuesday students with the last name M through Z attend. On Wednesday all students will be attending. Also, make sure to download Class Dojo and turn on notifications, I post alot of reminders, photos, and send messages. You can also bookmark the class website on your phone to keep up with things happening in our classroom or use the QR code to easily access our website. Be sure to check out the resources page to find things to work on at home.
If you have any questions feel free to call, email, or message me through Class Dojo and I will get back to you as soon as I can.
As the school year gets closer, I would like to share some information with you to help get ready for our exciting school year ahead. I have attached a list of things that your child should be able to do prior to beginning Kindergarten, please make sure you are really working on the fine motor and academic skills!
The supply list for Kindergarten includes a primary composition notebook. These can be found at Staples (I found them at the one in Elyria) and plastic folders seem to hold up better throughout the school year.
I have also attached my classroom Amazon wish list if you wish to donate to our classroom, just click on the link below to access it. Items can be sent to the school. Thank you so much for your support!
I look forward to seeing you on August 19th @ 7pm in the MPR for Orientation! Enjoy the rest of summer!