Happy Friday! We've had a GREAT full week of school this week! We had a successful fire drill, celebrated another birthday, and gained a new student! We now have 24 students in our class. Our class has continued to work on procedures (raising our hand, taking turns, etc) and on using our school tools (crayons, glue, scissors, etc). We have enjoyed our daily color poems this week and practicing our scissor skills by searching for pictures for each color in magazines for our class color collage, practicing our names by spelling and counting our letters, reading books, and learning about the letters A - E by searching for them in nursery rhymes. Some work came home today with students, some is in progress, and other projects are hanging in our classroom or hallway. Try to ask your student about something they enjoyed each day we come to school!
We've had a great first week together! We enjoyed reading and singing about Pete the Cat, practiced our scissor skills to make Pete the Cat puppets, began celebrating 1 student each day as we began our name cycle (watch for your student to bring home a special book of drawings on their special day!), and read our 1st easy reader book to put in our book boxes. We also discussed numbers 0-5 and worked on classroom routines. We are learning to raise our hands before we speak or leave our seat, use our signals (sign language letters) to request water, tissue, or a visit to the restroom, and how to play safely at recess. Students have been doing a wonderful job!! They are trying their very best, reminding their classmates if they forget, and are truly caring about their new friends. Mrs. Best and I are excited for the year ahead of us with our eager little learners!!
We had a GREAT 1st day of kindergarten today!! We toured the school, learned about classroom rules, sang, let our 'wiggles' out, made lots of new friends, discussed our "learning tools", did some work, and read about Pete the Cat! We celebrated a birthday and a losing a tooth! It was so wonderful to see how excited the students were about coming to school to learn. Don't forget to send in any forms you may have at home so we can get those filed, organized, and ready in case they are needed.
I didn't have time to take many pictures, but was able to snap a few. Enjoy!
Thank you to everyone who came to meet Mrs. Best and I yesterday!! It was a great event and we enjoyed meeting our students and their families. Please remember to return all information forms next week and check back for future updates from our first days together!!
Mrs. Best and I have been hard at work this week to get our classroom ready to meet our new class! We look forward to seeing you and your family at our Meet the Teacher on Friday, August 14, 2015 from 4:30 - 6:30.