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Book Orders Due today 2/18

DON’T FORGET!  BOOK ORDERS ARE DUE TODAY….MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18 

 You may order online at  https://orders.scholastic.com/L77G6   This link should connect you directly to our class.  The books should arrive at school in 2-3 weeks.      If you would like to pick up the books instead of having me send them home with your kinder, please let me know.

Thanks for supporting and encouraging your kinder to read!  If you have any questions please contact me at kbohl@hpseagles.net

NEWS OF THE WEEK—Feb 11-15

What a crazy, snowy, icy, cold week…..again!! AHHH!  I was so glad to see my kinders on most of the days. We were busy learning when we were at school. 🙂

SPLIT LIT:  The kinders worked on various literacy skills like reading books, building a sentence, “th” brother at the beginning and ending of words, popcorn words, medial sounds in words.

WRITING:  We told small moment stories across our fingers about our morning routine at school and decorating our mail bags. The kinders are doing an amazing job drawing detailed pictures and writing sentences to match.  Many of the kinders are doing these tasks on their own with minimal assistance from me.  Wow!  I am so proud of them!  The kinders practiced their writing skills by creating a valentine card for their family too.

MATH:  We spent Monday reviewing math skills learned in unit #3 before taking the unit #3 math test on Wednesday.  I will share the results soon. The kinders took home their first math workbook. Have fun using this book at home to review skills learned.  Friday math games (all Valentine themed) included skills of addition, naming shapes, number partners.

READING: The kinders learned that some books are considered challenging because they have more words and more lines, longer words, new words and surprise endings.  That is when persistent power needs to be activated!  Books that contain patterns makes reading fun! We learned that when readers figure out the pattern it makes reading easier. The kinders were encouraged to use their reading mat to organize their books as they read.  Placing their books on the green dot side to start reading and moving the book to the red dot side when they are finished will allow them to go back and re-read their books again.

 

MYSTERY READER:  Wednesday afternoon, Aria jumped up with glee when her grandma and papa stepped into our room.  We heard the story When I Grow Up. An awesome story reminding us the importance of believing in ourselves because we have the power, within ourselves, to achieve any dream we put our minds and heart to.  

Parker was SO excited to see that his mom was our Mystery Reader again on Friday morning. She read one of Parker’s favorite books, My Lucky Day.  A funny story about how a pig tricked the fox into not eating him.

I introduced the kinders to one of my favorite book characters, Love Monster. We read Love Monster and Love Monster and the Last Chocolate and learned about making friends from the stories.  The kinders had fun making their own Love Monsters!

POPCORN WORDS:   BIG     WITH    HOW   NOW   WHO   NOT   I know that I have said it before but….the kinders are doing a fabulous job of learning their sight words.  Each day I try to include the week’s words in the daily message and they are able to locate them every time.  Hooray!  There were many words this week..a couple of new words and others from weeks’ past.  Thank you for continuing to practice at home.  Ask your kinder (or email me for instructions) how to play “Disappearing Snowman” or “Scrambled up”.  These are favorite games we play in school to identify popcorn words.

  

KOOL KINDERS ARE BOOK LOVERS: 

  Brooks likes the book The Little Engine that Could because Grandpa gave it to him.

  Jase likes books about dinosuars so he brought in Dinosaur Explorers that is filled with fun facts.

 . Jace enjoys reading Curious George rides a bike because he likes to ride his bike….in the summer.   

    Lila really likes Piggy and Elephant books so she brought I REALLY like slop! 

WHERE IS MRS. BOHL?:  I want to let you know that I will be out of the classroom a fews days this coming week.  On Monday 2/18, I will be screening next year possible kinders.  Mrs. Fredrick will be the teacher.  On Wednesday afternoon 2/20. I will be attending a kindergarten teacher meeting. Mrs. Brock will be the teacher.  Both are amazing substitute teachers that are in our building often. If you have ANY changes to schedules please let the office know, they will pass along the information. Please take a few minutes this weekend to talk with your kinder about showing these new teachers kindness and respectfulness by following our class rules and making green choices throughout the day.

REMINDERS

*TAKE HOME BOOKS: A HUGE thank you for remembering to return your kinder’s books on MONDAY, TUESDAY AND THURSDAY for reading.  The kinders are excited to take home new books and read them to you.  Thank you!  I SWITCHED OUT YOUR KINDER’S BOOK FOR A NEW BOOK TODAY.  THEY TOOK THAT NEW BOOK HOME SO YOU CAN READ IT OVER THE WEEKEND. PLEASE RETURN ALL BOOKS ON MONDAY!

*WINTER GEAR:  Thank you for sending your child with all that they need to stay warm outside….snow pants, hats, mittens, boots. Just a reminder, when it warms up, we will be outside for recess if the temperature is above 0 degrees. 

*BOOK IT CALENDAR: Return your completed January calendar soon.  

UPCOMING DATES

*MONDAY, FEB 18—STEAM; reading TAKE HOME books; Mrs. Bohl gone all day  Book orders due (online or paper forms)

*TUESDAY, FEB 19—MUSIC; reading TAKE HOME books

*WEDNESDAY. FEB. 20GYM;  LIBRARY Please remember to return your kinder’s book.  Mrs. Bohl gone in afternoon  

*THURSDAY. FEB. 21ART; reading TAKE HOME books  

*FRIDAY. FEB. 22—- STEAM

   ~~~~Have a fantastic weekend! Mrs. Bohl

Valentine’s Day Party Fun!

 

THANK YOU SO MUCH to ALL of the parents who donated supplies and to the parent volunteers (Mrs. Daley, Mrs. Scholten, Mrs. Kniceley, Mrs. Fletcher, Mrs. Miner, Mrs. Stuk, Mr. Kniceley) who made our last class party so much fun!!!  The kinders enjoyed themselves A LOT!  We LOVE that you chose to be part of this special day.

Please enjoy this short video that showcases the kinders and their friends.

 

NEWS OF THE WEEK—Feb 6-8

It was a very short week of school but we still did learning when we were at school.

   

LEARNING ABOUT GROUNDHOG DAY:  We read a newspaper to learn some true facts about groundhogs. We found out that groundhogs CAN eat leaves, berries, bugs, live in burrows, gnaw on wood, whistle and hibernate all winter.  They HAVE fur, sharp claws and teeth. Groundhogs ARE rodents, can be a big as large cat and can be called woodchucks.  We also made a fun groundhog puppet to use when retelling a poem.  A fun day of learning!

 

 

DAY 100:  Wow!  Can you believe it? Friday (a day late) we celebrated 100 days of learning in kindergarten.  

All day long we did activities revolving around the number 100!  We read books, we made a special Day 100 hat and badge, we counted to 100, we played math games identifying 100 numbers, we showed our 100 collections, we did 100 exercises and so much more.

100 COLLECTIONS: Thank you for helping your kinder collect and count 100 items!  They brought in fantastic, creative collections! 

RACE TO 100

The kinders practiced counting to 100 and “counting on” from a given number by playing the Race to 100 game with a friend. They each took home a game board so you can play at home for math review, too! 

   

PENNY FLIPS

The kinders learned how to flip a penny, recognize heads or tails, and record the results of the penny toss. They had lots of practice with this skill because they flipped a penny 100 times!!!

   

100 MINUTES OF PLAY

Throughout the day, our class was able to enjoy 100 minutes of play time (recess, break times, and play centers). Here are some of the play centers the kinders enjoyed.

  • GUMBALL MACHINE CRAFT: Kinders used do-a-dots to make 100 gum balls. 
  • 100 BLOCKS: Kindes built structures out of 100 wooden blocks and legos
  • 100 CUPS: Kinders made towers & castles using 100 red plastic cups. 
  • 100 PIECE PUZZLES:  Kinders worked to put together puzzles.
  • 100 DAY COLORING PAGE:  Kinders colored a picture.   

We are excited to have more days of learning in kindergarten ahead of us.

 

BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION: 

    We finally were able to celebrate Tinley’s birthday (1/26).  Thank you for the fun birthday treat bags.

POPCORN WORDS:    BIG    WITH    NOW    HOW   The kinders were introduced to these words this week.  They noticed that WITH has “th” (h brother) at the end while NOW and HOW rhyme. We will continue to work with these words next week. 

MYSTERY READERS:  Rocco was not expecting to see his mom step into the room on Wednesday. He could not stop smiling!  She brought the perfect book to read….The night before Day 100 because we were celebrating Day 100 this week.

Olivia was the kinder who was surprised on Friday when her mom, along with Marcus and Sophia, was the mystery reader.  She read Aqualicious because on a snowy day it is fun to read a book about sunny days at the beach.  (Sorry I am having difficulty uploading the pictures)

*KOOL KINDERS ARE BOOK LOVERS: 

  Breslyn enjoys reading Clifford the Big Red Dog.

    Emma likes to read There was an Old Lady who Swallowed a Bell because it is funny.

REMINDERS

*TAKE HOME BOOKS:  We will begin reading and choosing books again on Monday. Thank you for helping your kinder be responsible in returning their books. Remember reading  books happen on MONDAY, TUESDAY AND THURSDAY.  

*WINTER GEAR:  Thank you for sending your kinder with all that they need to stay warm on the bus ride and while playing outside….snow pants, hats, mittens, boots. Just a reminder, when it warms up, we will be outside for recess if the temperature is above 0 degrees. We play out in the fields, and our playground does not get plowed, thank you for your help. 

*VALENTINE PARTY:  We will celebrate as a class Thursday, Feb 14 from 1:50-3:00pm. Party center volunteers please arrive by 1:40pm for instructions and set up. PLEASE HAVE NON FOOD DONATIONS BROUGHT INTO SCHOOL BY MONDAY, FEB. 11. FOOD DONATIONS DUE ON THURSDAY, FEB 14. Thank you to all the parents who are donating and preparing our activities.   Here is the link to the sign up document 

UPCOMING DATES

 

*MONDAY, FEB 11—ART; TAKE HOME books; Mail Valentines 

*TUESDAY, FEB 12—STEAM: TAKE HOME books; Mail Valentines

*WEDNESDAY. FEB. 13MUSIC;  LIBRARY Return library book!

*THURSDAY. FEB. 14GYMValentine’s Day Party  1:50-3:00pm  *NO TAKE HOME books this day.

*FRIDAY. FEB. 15—- ART

~~~~Have a fantastic weekend.  Stay safe and warm . Mrs. Bohl

Another day off….CRAZY?!?!

WOW, an ICE STORM today! ! I am missing spending time with your kinders and cannot wait to get back into a consistent routine with them! 

We will move our 100th day celebration to tomorrow, Friday, February 8. Please send in 100 collections with your kinder tomorrow for our 100th day show & tell. Thank you for your flexibility!  Here is the Day 100 collection note again if you need more details.

 

Also, Mrs. Reagan has another “Snow Day Challenge” going today, meaning your kinder could win a gift card for learning on either Moby Max or RAZ-kids today! Check out Mrs. Reagan’s blog post by following this link

Here are a few more ideas if you are looking for a challenge for your kinder today:

  • Make an indoor fort.
  • Play an inside game of snowball toss with socks.  Throwing socks into bowls or buckets, points for different distances.
  • Create a piece of artwork inspired by the ice.
  • Cuddle up and watch a movie.
  • Play a game of treasure hunt.  Hide an object for your child and create a treasure hunt for them to find it, or play hot and cold for them to locate the treasure.

Here’s to hoping that this is our LAST SNOW/ICE DAY! 🤞Stay safe if driving!

Outstanding Kinders

When we make green (good) choices, they are noticed and Mrs. Reagan hands out OUTSTANDING awards to classes in school.  She stopped by our classroom today and honored 4 kinders.  Colton, Alivia, Rocco and Jacob received their OUTSTANDING for raising their hand to speak, asking for help instead of getting upset, following the hallway rules of walking quietly and for working hard to learn to read. 

Mrs. Reagan also reminded the kinders that EVERYONE will receive an outstanding award before the school is finished.  Congratulations, kinders….Mrs. Reagan, Mrs. Bohl and your friends are watching! 🙂

We HAVE mail!

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Yes, We have mail inside our of Valentine mail bags.  How exciting!  We decorated our mail bags making them SWEET looking. :).  This afternoon the kinders were able to begin mailing the valentines they took to school.  They were a bit disappointed that the mail bags were not coming home today but they became excited when they found out more valentines are coming their way.  Memory kind of moments! Maybe I should actually keep track one of these days.  🙂  I also wish that I could include the conversations that took place during this first mailing.  So many kinders filling each others’ buckets by offering to help and squealing with excitement when they saw similar valentines.  Oh my…I love this time of the year!

      

Don’t forget that your kinder will have the opportunity to mail their valentines this coming Friday, Feb 8 and next week Monday, Feb 11 and Tuesday, Feb 12.