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FALL PARTY FUN

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A very BIG thank you to ALL of the parent volunteers who donated supplies and to the parent volunteers  who donated their time to make our first party a hit!  We had so much fun. THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

Today was all about the book The Day the Crayons Quit.  The kindergarten teachers wore color crayon costumes. The kinders rotated throughout all 4 kindergarten classes to participate in fun related activities relating to colors. Be sure to look inside their pocket folders for appropriate materials.

Enjoy this video of today’s activities.  Thank you again for all of the parent volunteers and for all of your donations!!  You are awesome parents of awesome kinders!!

 

Fall Party Information

Our fall party is tomorrow, October 31! Here is a little Q&A with all of the details about tomorrow’s plans. 


Q: What is the schedule for our fall party?

A: We will be having a kindergarten costume parade at 10:15 am, followed by our fall party games in the classroom at 10:30 am. You are welcome to come watch us in the parade at 10:15am (inside the school)!


Q: What do I do with my child’s costume?

A: Your kinder may come to school in his/her costume, or you may pack it for them to put over their clothes before our party! We will not have enough time for every kinder to completely change into their costume during school. We will be removing our costumes (taking them off from over our clothes) after the party is done.  Parents are welcome to take the costumes home if you are here.


Q: Is my kinder allowed to wear masks or bring weapons to school as part of their costume?

A: Your kinder can wear a mask during our parade and party, but toy or pretend weapons of any kind need to stay at home. 


Q: Do I need to send a morning snack tomorrow?

A: NO! A morning snack is provided as part of our party. Please pack one afternoon snack for your kinder 


Q: When can the volunteers arrive to set up?

A: If you are signed up to help with a craft/game, you can arrive at 9:50am.  The kinders will be leaving the classroom so that the party can get set up without them being in the room.


Thanks to all of our parents and families who are helping with our party tomorrow! We can’t wait for a fun-filled day. 🙂   If you have any questions, please contact me at kbohl@hpseagles.net

 

FALL PARTY DETAILS

Our classroom fall party will be Wednesday, Oct. 31 at 10:15 a.m. – 11:30 ish.  We will be having a Kindergarten fall parade prior to our party (in the hallways of the school).  You are absolutely welcome to come and watch this!  

If you are planning to help with the party you can plan to arrive at our classroom by 9:50 a.m. to help set up for the party.  The kinders will be leaving the classroom so that the party can get set up without them being in the room.  We will then begin our fall parade about 10:15 a.m.  The kinders will end the parade at our classroom and then begin the fall party. 

The kinders are allowed to wear their costumes to school on our party day.  If you prefer they change when they get to school please pack their costume in a bag and I will help them get it on at school. Please do not include weapons of any type with costumes.  No scary, gory make-up or masks will be allowed.  

If you plan to attend please be sure to have your background form completed.  The form can be completed by clicking on this Background Form

Please email me at kbohl@hpseagles.net if you have any questions.

 

News of the Week—Oct. 15-19

What a fun week at school.  Look what we did as we learned together. 

POPCORN WORDS:           

The kinders are doing a fantastic job of stretching out the sounds in our popcorn words.  They also noticed that GO and NO rhyme.  How cool is that!  They found them in our emergent books, daily messages too.

 COLOR WORD:    ORANGE       We read many pumpkin books to celebrate the color orange.  It was a perfect week to do this as many of the kinders have visited pumpkin patches. The kinders had fun making an adorable orange tiger for the weekly color craft.  The kinders guessed my orange surprise snack—-oranges!  A tasty and healthy mini snack.

 

SCIENCE:  Scientists observe and look closely at objects. Scientists also label things. We were scientists in the classroom this week. We read a non-fiction book to gather information about how pumpkins grow.  Making our own “flow map” to show the life cycle of a pumpkin and singing a song to help us remember was fun.  We investigated a real pumpkin by learning the names of the parts of the pumpkin…stem, ribs, rind, blossom end. We also read 2 newspapers….one that reinforced our learning about pumpkins and one about Autumn.

 

Scientists also do experiments.  We did an experiment to see what objects were heavier or lighter than our pumpkin.  Oh, my! What a fun way to learn!  

   

READER’S WORKSHOP:  The kinders found out that “We are Storybook Readers”when we read favorite books such as Froggy books, Pete the Cat and Elephant and Piggy.  They learned that readers look at pictures, remember them and then read.  Readers also make sure the words and the pictures match.  When a reader changes their voice for different characters, it makes the story so much more fun. 

  

HANDWRITING:  We continued to learned how to properly write more “counter clockwise” lower case letters of  e,s,o, u.  A few of these letters are tricky so keep practicing at home.  It is helping!

WRITING WORKSHOP:  The kinders are doing a fabulous job drawing detailed pictures, labeling their pictures and stretching out sounds in words as we write a matching sentence while using as many popcorn words as we can.  After that is all done, the kinders share their writings with their partners.  This week’s topics  were about stop signs, traffic lights, walking quietly in line and making green choices.   We have amazing writers!

 

LITERACY:  I am beginning to re-assess the kinders on their literacy skills….letter sounds, rhyming, hearing sounds in words, etc. in preparation for parent teacher conferences. The kinders played games to strengthen their skills in letter ID, letter sounds, hearing syllables in words. I am excited about their progress and will share their progress with you.  Thank you for working and supporting your kinder at home.

MATH:  We wrapped up our first unit in Math by taking our first Math test this week. The kinders felt really important when they got to use their own “office” (a folder separating them from their neighbor) while taking their test.  I will share these tests with you at conferences.  I am amazed at how much each kinder has grown in their math skills and abilities!! Thank you for working and supporting them at home.  We started unit #2 by searching for groups of objects 1-10.

 

Friday math games consisted of  HOW MANY PUMPKINS? (counting groups of objects 1-10 using fine motor skills), HOORAY FOR APPLES (ID numbers), RACE TO FILL THE PUMPKINS (or buckets)(counting objects),ITSY BITSY SPIDER PATTERNS (extending patterns) and exploring and creating designs with GEOBOARDS. The kinders really look forward to Friday math games that reinforce concepts learned during the week. 

         

MYSTERY READERS:  On Wednesday, Carter flew into his grandma’s arms when she walked into our room. She read Rhoda’s Rock Hunt because Carter LOVES to go rock hunting.  She even surprised the kinders by giving each of them a special smooth rock so they could begin a collecting rocks.  Thank you for the sweet gift.

 On Friday, Addison was very excited to see her mom be the Mystery Reader.  We heard Adddison’s favorite book Room on the Broom, a fun rhyming story for this fall season. 

 REMINDERS

*Headphones Needed:  Our STEAM teacher, Mrs. Totten is asking that your kinder bring in headphones (the type you can plug into a computer) to keep at school to use during STEAM class throughout the year.  These headphones do not need to be fancy.  Often they can be found at Five Below, where you can purchase them for under $5.00.  If you could please send in a pair of headphones marked with your kinder’s name by Nov. 1 it would be greatly appreciated.  If you cannot send in headphones we do have extra for them to use.

*KOOL KINDERS:   The kinders are excited to be the Kool Kinder again.  We are now drawing out a stick with a kinder’s name on it to determine the next day’s Kool Kinder.  A yellow reminder note will come home the day prior. The kinders are bringing in a show and tell item from home.  After you choose the show and tell item, please talk with your kinder about what information they are going to share with the class.  We love to hear why they chose it, who gave it to them or where did they get it, etc.  This week Adelyne brought in her Cabbage Patch cat, Breslyn brought in a horse, Alesha brought in an unicorn and Tinley brought in her flippsy doll, Zoe.

*WARM SWEATSHIRTS OR COATS:  Please continue to send your kinder to school wearing a warm sweatshirt or coat for outside play.  The mornings and days are becoming cooler, but we still go outside to play.

*FAMILY PUMPKIN PROJECT:  We have quite a few pumpkins that are disguised as cats, gumball machine, Snoopy, jack-o-lantern, superheroes, dinosuar, gummy bear and a donut.   Pumpkins can come to school anytime next week.  We will add them to our display. 

 

UPCOMING DATES

*Monday, Oct. 22—GYM  

*Tuesday, Oct. 23– ART; Turkey Trot after school 5:00pm

*Wednesday, Oct. 24—STEAM;  LIBRARY bring your library book  

*Thursday, Oct. 25–MUSIC;  environment print labels due

*Friday, Oct 26—GYM;  Popcorn day:  Color Day—Wear BROWN

*Thursday, Oct 30—School Picture Retake Day Please return the original picture package during retakes. Absent students pictures will be taken at this time.

*Wednesday, Oct 31—FALL PARTY AND PARADE— The kindergarten parade will begin at 10:15am. Our classroom party will follow 10:30-11:30am. Fun activities are being planned. Your kinder is welcome to wear the basics of their costume to school and/or the under layers.  We will then add the accessories and the outer layer of costumes before the parade. Otherwise they can bring their costume to school in a labeled bag.  They will be putting on their costumes OVER their school clothes prior to the parade. WE WILL NOT TAKE TIME TO REMOVE CLOTHES AND PUT ON OTHER CLOTHES.  If your kinder’s costume is regular clothes (farmer, cheerleader,etc ) they are welcome to wear them all day if it will not hinder their movement and learning.  WEAPONS OF ANY KIND OR SCARY, GORY MAKEUP ARE NOT ALLOWED. Please be respectful of others.   Non-food donation items can be sent into school anytime!

*Friday, Nov. 2—Fast Friday—Dismissal at 12:15pm

*November 5 & 7–Parent Teacher Conferences:   I am looking forward to sharing the awesome progress your kinder has and is making.  

*November 5-8—Book Fair:   We are scheduled to purchase books on Wednesday, Nov 7 from 2:00-2:30pm.  Please send your kinder’s money in an envelope labeled with YOUR KINDER’S NAME and BOOK FAIR if you wish them to purchase books. The book fair will also be open during conference times. This is optional.  The proceeds go towards purchasing books for use in school. Thank you!

*November 21-23—NO SCHOOL…Thanksgiving Break

~~Have a great weekend. Enjoy the fall weather!  Mrs. Bohl

News of the Week—Oct. 8-12

The weather is changing from summer to autumn, from warm to cooler days, from sunny to cloudy and rainy.  Thank you for sending your kinder in layers.  We go outside to play in the morning, at noon and in the afternoon. We love our playground! 🙂

Here is what your kinder did at school this week

POPCORN WORDS:     ME    BE    WE    WILL        The kinders were excited to see that our popcorn words rhymed (at least 3 of them).  We found these words inside our daily message, we unscrambled the letters to spell them correctly and found them in books.

COLOR WORDSBLACK    WHITE       We read Harry the Dirty Dog, Harry and the Neighbor, Harry goes to the sea, Please, Mr. Panda and Thank you Mr. Panda as our color theme books.  We also watched a non-fiction video about panda bears. We all agreed they are cute black and white bears so it was obvious that we needed to make panda bears.  It was fun to use a fork as our paint brush.

Our newspaper this week was all about spiders so we just had to read The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle.  We were surprised to learn that half of the us LIKE spiders and half of us DO NOT LIKE spiders.  It’s always good to include some math into our learning!

    

Thanks for participating by wearing black and white! 🙂 Our surprise black & white snack this week was OREO cookies.  Not very healthy, I know but very tasty.  

 MATH:  We continued to practice writing our numbers, especially 1-5 and identifying groups of numbers 1-5. This coming Tuesday, Oct. 16 we will be “office workers” as we take our very first math unit test.  The children will be assessed on number writing 1-5, identifying and drawing groups of numbers 1-5, identifying shapes and completing dot to dot pictures.  I know that they will do a fabulous job!

WRITER’S WORKSHOP:  Sharing stories and writing was all about our time in our special classes….music, gym, art, STEAM.  I am amazed at the details the kinders are including in their drawings, with many kinders adding labels. We are working hard to stretch out sounds as we trace the words in the sentence that tells about the picture.

READER’S WORKSHOP: We are enjoying reading/looking at the books in our book boxes. Each kinder received a READING MAT.  They stack their books and put them on the green dot side and beginning reading. When they are done with a book, it moves to the red dot side.  When all of the books are on the red dot side, the kinders can read them back to the green side. We practiced getting right to work during our private read time. The kinders also worked hard on staying quiet the whole time, reading the whole time, and staying in one spot the whole time during this private read time.  After private read time, the kinders LOVE picking a favorite part in a book and sharing with a partner.  Mini lessons taught the kinders that there are 3 Ways to Read a Book. We are doing an awesome job!  WE ARE BECOMING READERS!

 

CHOICES:  It is one of our favorite times of our day.  The kinders enjoyed creating structures out of big and small Legos, putting puzzles together, building with wood blocks, drawing and writing on white boards, exploring with playdough and more. 

  

LITERACY: This week the kinders worked in groups with either Mrs. Rossback or myself to strengthen their literacy skills such as letter ID, letter sounds, rhyming and hearing syllables in words. As the year progresses, the kinders will continue to work in small groups, as a whole group and independently with specific literacy skills such as listed above as well as  popcorn/sight word practice and beginner reader skills. In addition, we read our Hh poem together, hunting for capital and lower case letter Hh, rhyming words and even popcorn words.  Ask your kinder to read and explain their Hh poem paper to you.

HANDWRITING:  We started working on the “counter clockwise” lower case letters of f,c,a,d.  More “counter clockwise” letters next week.  You can help at home by encouraging your kinder to write their letters with proper formation.  Using various writing tools like markers, watercolors, chalk or even pudding wax paper makes practice very fun.

MYSTERY READER:  Lillian was the one who was surprised this week.  Her mom came in to read Hedgehugs Autumn Hide and Seek.  A sweet book about making new friends.  Thank you so much for taking the time to read a story to us.  

    

REMINDERS  

*HEADPHONES FOR STEAM CLASS:  Mrs. Totten is asking the each kinder bring in a pair of headphones to use during class when they are working on the computer.  The headphones do not need to be fancy, but easy to put on and labeled with your kinder’s name.  We will keep these headphones at school until the end of the year.  Please try to have them to school by the first of November.  Thank you!

*TWO BACKPACK SNACKS AND WATER BOTTLES: Thank you for sending 2 healthy snacks each day and water bottles.  I do have graham crackers available if you forget. 🙂

*MYSTERY GUEST READERS:  There are many dates available to be a Mystery Guest Reader. Please go to the side bar under VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES and click on “Mystery Guest Reader” to sign up.  Please do not let the date or time hinder you from volunteering, we can alter that if needed.

*NOVEMBER PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES:  Please complete this survey as soon as possible.  SURVEY CLOSES OCTOBER 19 at 11:59pm.  This will help us schedule your kinder’s conference. 

*WARM SWEATSHIRTS OR COATS:  Please continue to send your kinder to school based on the weather. The mornings and days are becoming cooler, but we still go outside to play.

   HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO EMMA. She turned 6 on Wednesday. Thank you for the birthday treat bags!  

UPCOMING DATES

*Monday, Oct. 15—MUSIC; KOOL KINDER-Breslyn

*Tuesday, Oct.16–GYM;

*Wednesday, Oct. 17—ART;  LIBRARY BOOKS due

*Thursday, Oct. 18–STEAM;  

*Friday, Oct. 19—MUSIC;  COLOR DAY: Wear ORANGE

*Tuesday, Oct. 23—Turkey Trot  Go to the PE blog on our side bar for more information

*Tuesday, Oct. 30—School Picture Retake Day Please return the original picture package during retakes. Absent students pictures will be taken at this time.

*Wednesday, Oct 31—FALL PARTY AND PARADE— The kindergarten parade will begin at 10:15am. Our classroom party will follow. NOTE THE TIME CHANGE!!  Fun activities are being planned. Your kinder is welcome to wear the basics of their costume to school and/or the under layers.  We will then add the accessories and the outer layer of costumes before the parade. Otherwise they can bring their costume to school in a labeled bag.  They will be putting on their costumes OVER their school clothes prior to the parade. WE WILL NOT TAKE TIME TO REMOVE CLOTHES AND PUT ON OTHER CLOTHES.  If your kinder’s costume is regular clothes (farmer, cheerleader,etc ) they are welcome to wear them all day if it will not hinder their movement and learning.  PLEASE DO NOT INCLUDE WEAPONS OF ANY KIND OR SCARY, GORY MAKEUP/MASKS.  Please be respectful of others. 

~~Have a great weekend,  Mrs. Bohl

Fall Party Fun

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A very BIG thank you to ALL of the parent volunteers who donated supplies and to the parent volunteers  who donated their time to make our first party a hit!  We had so much fun. THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

This morning was all about the book Pete the Cat.  The kindergarten teachers wore the Pete the Cat costumes. The kinders rotated throughout all 4 kindergarten classes to participate in fun related activities to various Pete the Cat books. Be sure to look inside their pocket folders for appropriate materials.

Enjoy this video of today’s party and afternoon fun.  Thank you again for all of the parent volunteers and for all of your donations!!  You are awesome parents of awesome kinders!!