Kindergarten: Week of March 12, 2018

March 16th, 2018 by teacher

Monday – Music
Wednesday – Art
Friday – PE, Chess Club

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Friday March 16: Show & Tell, Something Round

What We’re Learning:

SSRW: This week we will work on short o words, and read a book called “Hop On Frog”.

Handwriting: Next week we will work on Bb and Rr.

Math: We have been doing a lot of hands on activities to learn place value and to strengthen number sense.  Kate Snow, mother of Henry and Elizabeth, will join us for the next few week during math time.  She is writing a kindergarten math curriculum and spending time with our class has been a win-win for her and us!

Geography: We will learn Asia for our study of continents.

Science: We will learn about muscles and bones.

Bible Story:  We will hear the story of Daniel in the Lion’s den.  For one last week our Bible verse is Psalm 139: 13-14.

Character Study:

Our virtue focus for March is COURAGE: being bold enough to do the right thing, to be brave. Rev. John Currie from Redeemer Orthodox Presbyterian Church will be our guest chapel speaker. We look forward to welcoming him on Wednesday, March 21. Recommended Readings and Try This ideas will be sent home next Monday.

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Kindergarten: Week of January 22, 2018

January 19th, 2018 by teacher

Classroom Notes: 

Monday – Music
Wednesday – Art
Friday – PE

New! Chess Club will be held at 2pm (during school) on Feb 23, March 9, 16, and 23. All students will participate!

Students who would like to learn and/or practice ahead of time, with parent help, can use a website: www.kidchess.com and click on the LEARN CHESS tab and begin with SETTING UP. Remember, use the kidchess website by clicking on LEARN CHESS which is a free section with tutorials and games. Under LEARN CHESS, use the SKILL LEVEL tab to get guidance on your child’s level.

Please Note: Thoughtful Reader Schedule Change! Our K-2 Twenty-One Balloons book activity will take place during school on Friday, February 9, not during lunch recess as originally planned. We hope to see you there! Feel free to contact Becca Tellinghuisen tellinghuisens@sbcglobal.net or Anne Poortenga poortenga@sbcglobal.net with any questions.

 

What We’re Learning:

SSRW: We will continue to work on reading short vowel e books.  This week we focused on one story, “Pep Can Help” and supporting activities.  Next week students will read two new stories, “The Red Hen” and “Peg Can Help”.

Handwriting: Next week we will work on Gg, Qg, and Ll.

Poetry: We will continu to learn and discuss the poem “Celery” by Ogdan Nash.

Math: We will continue to compare equal sets, more than and less than.

Geography: We will begin a study of the continents, starting with North America.

Science: We will study types of weather.

Bible Story:  We will hear the story of Gideon.

Character Study:  COMPASSION is our virtue focus for January: caring for someone and encouraging them. We’re looking forward to hosting Mrs. Mary Beeke as our chapel guest next Wednesday. Be sure to ask your student what he or she learned from her talk, and also check your student’s backpack for January’s virtue poster with readings and “Try This” ideas to do as a family.

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Kindergarten: Week of January 15, 2018

January 12th, 2018 by teacher

Classroom Notes: 

Monday –Spelling Bee (K will watch some of the all school round), Music
Wednesday – Art
Friday – PE

What We’re Learning:

SSRW: We will continue to work on reading short vowel e books.  Students will read two new stories, “The Red Hen” and “Peg Can Help”.

Handwriting: We have covered all of the lowercase letters once.  Now our lessons will take us through the alphabet again (organized by similar stroke vs alphabetically”).  We will work on Oo, Cc, and Gg this next week.

Poetry: We will learn and discuss the poem “Celery” by Ogdan Nash.

Math: We will continue to compare equal sets, more than and less than.

Geography: For our study of the United States we will make a picture of the Statue of Liberty.

Science: For our study of weather we will learn about different types of clouds.

Bible Story:  We will hear the story of Joshua leading the people into the Promised Land.

Character Study: Our virtue focus for January is COMPASSION: caring for someone and encouraging them. We are looking forward to Mrs. Mary Beeke’s chapel talk on Wednesday, the 24th.  January’s virtue poster with readings and “Try This” ideas will go home with students next week.

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Kindergarten: Week of October 16, 2017

October 23rd, 2017 by teacher

Classroom Notes: 

Grandparents’ Day is Wednesday!  Students should arrive in dress uniform.  We will dismiss at 11:35 that day.

Monday –Music
Wednesday – Grandparent’s Day; half day of school.  
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Kindergarten: Week of October 9, 2017

October 6th, 2017 by teacher

Classroom Notes: 

Reminder: Picture Day is Monday!
Students may wear “every day” or “dress” uniforms. Please see yesterday’s email or today’s all-school newsletter for more details.

We are taking a field trip with K-2nd Grade to Swiss Lane Farms in Alto.  We plan to leave at noon and return at 3.  Please let me know if you would like to join us!  Students should wear PE clothes for the whole day, so no need to pack the daily uniform.

Monday –Music; School Pictures
Wednesday – Art
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Kindergarten: Week of May 23

May 22nd, 2016 by teacher

Fri. May 27: Field Day Dismissal, 11:15pm

Parents and siblings are invited to join us for Field Day this coming Friday.  Students should arrive in PE clothing with a shirt the color of their team (see school Field Day email).  No regular uniform and no snack is required.

Mon. May 30: Memorial Day, No School

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Kindergarten: Week of April 25

April 23rd, 2016 by teacher

Classroom Notes:

Fri. April 29: Good Friday (Eastern), No School

Thurs. May 5: Fine Arts Night, 7-8:30pm

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Kindergarten: Week of April 11

April 10th, 2016 by teacher

Classroom Notes:

Fri. April 15: Field Trip to Blandford Nature Center, 12:30pm to 2:30pm

Mon. April 18: 100th day of school

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Kindergarten: Week of March 28

March 24th, 2016 by teacher

Classroom Notes:

Fri. April 1: Parent/Teacher Conferences, optional.  Report cards home.

April 4-8: Spring Break

Fri. April 15: Field Trip to Blandford Nature Center

Mon. April 18: 100th day of school

Mon. April 18-21: Iowa Test of Basic Skills

What We’re Learning:

SSRW: We will continue working with and learning to read digraphs: sh, ch, th, and wh.  Students will also continue working on blending and reading fluency.  Our sight words for the week are who and we.

Handwriting: We will work on Gg, Qq and Ll.

Math: We will work continue to work on subtraction.

Geography: We will read about Asia and enjoy making origami figures.

Science: We will look at cells under a microscope, talk about skin, do an experiment that demonstrates how hand washing makes a difference, and review the jobs of organs.  This wraps up our study of the human body.

Bible Story: We will hear the story of Jesus teaching from a boat, and healing a sick man.

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