News of the Week—Aug. 29 & 30

Day 2 and Day 3 have been filled with fun and learning!  Look at what we did.

We enjoyed meeting new friends and working hard to make good choices. We read  David goes to School to help us learn about some school rules.

Then we sorted pictures to show green (good) choices and red (not good) choices.

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The kinders were introduced to our school tool box.  This box contains some very “cool tools”. These tools and lessons are designed to teach us how to be a good friend and how to handle different situations.

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On Wednesday we read Rainbow Fish and learned that our words matter.  We learned that we need to be like an ERASER and forgive ourselves for mistakes that we make and learn from them. We also need to forgive others too who may say or do hurtful things to us. We colored a picture of a rainbow fish…and even got a shimmery and shiny scale to put on it! 

              

On Thursday we read Chrysanthemum and learned that words spoken hurt other’s feelings and are impossible to take back, like toothpaste. We learned that we are all special and unique and then “brushed” away hurtful words with real toothpaste.  

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We read and re-read Lining up and Walking in the Hallway.  This book helps us remember the rules for how to walk in the hallway.  The kinders are doing an AWESOME job!!! Hooray!!

We have many fantastic tools that we use at school! This week, the kinders drew and colored a picture of themselves (after learning the rule about crayons) and wrote their names (after learning rules about pencils). I will keep these papers for awhile.  You will get them later.

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After reading the book, Pete the Cat Rocking in my School Shoes again. we made our own Pete the Cat shoes. We practiced our cutting skills (after learning the rules about scissors) and our gluing skills (after learning the rules about glue sticks). We even got to put stickers on the shoes and draw shoelaces. The kinders were so excited to take them to show you.

  

The kinders also used 2 new tools to practice writing numbers 0 and 1.  Chalkboards and chalk! Using these tools was very fun!  

                                        

At the end of each day, our awesome 5th grade buddies from Mrs. Walenta’s class help the kinders get on their bus to go home.  We look forward to seeing them.  They are the BEST!! I will take some pictures next week.

I have to say that I have been blessed with the most AWESOME group of kinders! They are incredible!!!

NOTES FOR MOM AND DAD:

*Please remember to send your kinder’s folder each day to school.

*Don’t forgot to pack TWO quick, healthy backpack snack for your kinder to be refueled each day.

*Kool Kinders for next week are…Mrs. Bohl (Wed), Bronwyn (Thurs), Carter(Fri), We want to get to know them so please return the timeline paper with pictures and favorite things on or before their scheduled day.  A schedule was sent home this week.  Look for your kinder’s informational and timeline paper to come home a week prior to their scheduled date.

*If your kinder did not bring a pair of clean gym shoes to keep in their cubby, please send a pair to school.  We have gym on Tuesday

*If your kinder will be ordering milk with their home lunch, please put a note on the outside of their lunchbox. This really streamlines our lunch process!

*Look inside your kinder’s folder for a schedule of our classroom birthdays celebrations.

*Thank you, thank you for ALL OF YOUR DONATIONS!  Our cupboards are filled.  When they become empty, I will let you know.:)

*The September calendar has been posted under CALENDARS at the top of our blog.  You can read about events, birthdays, popcorn words, and Kool Kinders.

UPCOMING DATES: 

*Friday, Aug 31 – NO SCHOOL

*Monday, Sept 3 – NO SCHOOL

*Tuesday, Sept 4 – GYM; Addison’s birthday celebration

*Wednesday, Sept 5 – ART; Library for the first time!  Watch for their library book to come home;  Book Orders due (paper forms with a check written out to Scholastic Book Clubs OR online)

*Thursday, Sept 6 – STEAM; Rocco & Parker’s birthday celebration

*Friday, Sept 7 – MUSIC;  Wear REDLila’s early birthday celebration (Sept 8)

*Friday, Sept. 14 – Fast Friday (Early Release dismissal 12:15pm)

*Thursday, Sept. 27—School Pictures

~Have a restful and fun weekend!  Mrs. Bohl

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