Sunday, August 30, 2015

This Week In Kindergarten
August 31 - September 4

I am excited to report that our first week of school went very well!  Thank you to everyone for your support and enthusiasm as your child begins their Kindergarten year at SAS!  Below is a quick look at what we'll be doing this week in the classroom.  Please let me know if you have any questions.

Language Arts:
This week in LA we will build on the routines and procedures introduced last week with two fun read alouds and craft projects - This Kissing Hand and Chicka Chicka Boom Boom.  On Wednesday, we meet our first SuperKid, Cass and begin work in our first student book of the year.

Much like LA, we will start the week's math instruction by building on the routines/procedures introduced last week.  We will begin our calendar routine where we'll focus on patterns, days of the week, and months of the year.  We will also begin learning to work with math manipulatives responsibly.  On Wednesday, we'll complete our first EnVision workmat in Topic 1 (Numbers 1-5).   
In your child's folder this week, you'll find the Topic 1 Opener information sheet and a math vocabulary sheet that will list math vocabulary for the year. 

This week in religion, we will be practicing/learning the Our Father prayer.  We will also begin our first unit God Gives Me Feelings.  Through read aloud stories, bible stories and class discussion we will learn about noticing/identifying our feelings and how we can express them in the classroom.   

Social Studies:
We will begin our first social studies unit, Our Community, on Tuesday, September  8th.  

Notes & Announcements:
Labor Day Holiday:  School will be closed Friday (9/4/15) and Monday (9/7/15) in observance of Labor Day.

Fall Field Trip Date:  We will visit Sharp's Farm on Friday, November 6th.   Please note that chaperones must have completed their STAND certification prior to attend a field trip.  Field trip information will come home in October.

Have a wonderful week!
Happy Playing, Laughing & Learning!
Mrs. Weatherholtz 

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Back to School!

Dear Kindergarten Families,

It was wonderful to meet so many of our Kindergarten families last Thursday at our 2015-2016 Teacher Meet & Greet!  I am look forward to welcoming students into the classroom beginning Tuesday and having our full class together on Friday.  This week we will focus on meeting one another, learning about our school, and building our classroom community. 

Just a few reminders:
All students will need a snack on their assigned start date as well as Friday when the whole group is together from 8:40-12:25.  We will not have lunch at school until our first full day on Monday,  August 31.

Dismissal on Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday will be a car line by the Kindergarten doors at 12:25.  On Friday we will have 12:25 dismissal with the rest of the school and Monday we will begin our regular full-day dismissal at 3:25 (K will come to the back lot at 3:23). 

All families are welcome to attend our St. Augustine Festival on Friday from 10:00-12:00.  If you will be joining your child during this time, please pick him/her up at the K classroom at 10:00.  (A reminder e-mail will be sent out later in the week.)

Mark Your Calendars:
HSA Back to School Night Meeting:  September 2nd
K Fall Field Trip:  Friday, November 6th (Chaperones MUST be STAND certified.)
K End of Year Celebration Picnic:  Friday, June 3rd (NOTE:  Snow days could effect this date.)

If you have any questions please let me know.
Have a wonderful week!
Happy Playing, Laughing & Learning!
Mrs. Weatherholtz

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Welcome to Kindergarten

Dear 2015-2016 Kindergarten Families,

Welcome to our class blog!  Over the course of the year I'll be using the blog as a digital newsletter to keep families informed of what is going on in the classroom each week.  Please add our blog to your favorites list and check it weekly for updates.  I look forward to seeing returning families and meeting new families at our Teacher Meet & Greet on Thursday, August 20th.

Have a wonderful week!
Happy Playing, Laughing & Learning!
Mrs. Weatherholtz