Category Archives: Newsletters

News for the Week—Sept 14-18

Here is what your kinder did at school this week:

POPCORN WORDS:    THE      DOG       

COLOR WORD:        BLUE         

 

We read Pete the Cat books because Pete is a blue cat.                                      We read Pout-Pout Fish books.

                  We read Little Blue Truck and made our own Little Blue Truck  

READING:  The kinders practiced re-reading to learn more about a topic. We also re-read our books to put all the pages together. We started at the front cover and went through page by page all the way until we got to the back cover. When reading our real world books, we learned to add a “pinch” of ourselves, by telling what we think about our books. 

COOL TOOLS:  We read How Full is you Bucket? to help us distinguish between being a bucket filler or bucket dipper.  A bucket filler is kind, listens, walks in the hallway, is respectful, etc.  A bucket dipper hits, interrupts, does not let others play, uses toothpaste words, etc.  The kinders sorted pictures to solidify the differences.  All of us took a promise to be a bucket filler at school and at home.  We are all going to work hard to be bucket fillers!  

We read the story Interrupting Chicken and learned that it’s important to wait our turn to talk and not be an interrupting chicken.  

MATH: The kinders used their math books for the first time!  We drew objects to match the number we were given and met a new friend named Puzzled Penguin. We had to help Puzzled Penguin figure out his mistake! Puzzled Penguin will be in our math books frequently this year, so we are going to need to help him!  We practiced identifying circles by learning a song…. “A circle is like a button.  A circle is like a button.  Round and round it never stops.  A circle is like a button.” (sung to Farmer in the Dell). We also added numbers together using our math tools. We ended the week by comparing numbers – we colored graphs to show which number was bigger or smaller. 

LITERACY:  We continued our ABC Bootcamp by studying the letters Jj, Kk, Ll this week.  We also were word detectives when we found our popcorn word “the” in the poem The Leaves.

WRITING:  The kinders listened to the story The Little Engine That Could. We learned that even when things get hard, it’s ok…we don’t give up! When something is hard we should say, “I think I can, I think I can, I think I can.” We used whiteboards and markers to practice this lesson by drawing (and erasing if we made mistakes) a train. We drew pictures of the playground and our homes. We added details to the pictures and labeled some things on the pictures too. They did a great job taking a risk and writing the first sound they heard as well as stretching out some words. We ended the week by starting a three page booklet about school. We wrote about the lunchroom – drawing a picture, labeling and even writing a sentence! We will continue these books about school next week. 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

*OUTDOOR CLOTHING….Please continue to send a coat or sweatshirt with your child.  The weather can quickly change so it is good to be prepared.

*BACKPACK SNACK…THANK YOU SO MUCH for being conscientious about sending TWO healthy, NUT FREE snacks…one for the morning, one for the afternoon.  Many kinders are bringing multiple snacks.  Our snack time is short but enough time to become refueled.

This coming week at our school is SPIRIT WEEK!  Join in the fun! Day’s events are listed in red.

UPCOMING DATES

*Monday, Sept. 21—MUSIC, KOOL KINDER: Kole  PAJAMA DAY!  Birthday celebration for Dylan

*Tuesday, Sept. 22—GYM;  KOOL KINDER: Emily  CRAZY SOCK DAY!

*Wednesday, Sept 23—ART; Library  KOOL KINDER: Sophia  CRAZY HAIR DAY!

*Thursday, Sept 24–STEAM; KOOL KINDER: Isabelle WEAR A HAT DAY! and COLOR DAY…wear GREEN.  WALK-A-THON DAY

 *Friday, Sept 25—MUSIC; KOOL KINDER: Wesley  BLUE/GOLD DAY Wear Blue and Gold or Hudsonville gear;  

~~~~Thank you so much for ALL of the birthday wishes and small gifts that you bestowed on me.  I am honored and grateful to spend my days with your kinder. Have a great weekend.  Mrs. Bohl

News for the Week–Sept 8-11

Here is a peek at what your kinder did at school this week:

POPCORN WORDS:     I       SEE                                                                                      

COLOR WORD:        YELLOW     We learned another song to sing to help us spell yellow.  We read many books with yellow characters such as Pete the Cat…The Wheels on the Bus and Curious George books. We learned about different things that are yellow, practiced writing the word, made a yellow flip book and made a yellow bus craft, adding a fun message using our popcorn words, I see a yellow bus. I was able to get a safe social distance unmasked picture of all of our friends when they finished.  Mrs. Bohl LOVED getting to see our faces!! 

SHARED READING:  We have been practicing our reading skills by doing shared reading each day. Shared reading is a time when the kinders and I all read a poem or story together at the same time. This helps build fluency and some important concepts of reading for our little ones!  We read a poem called I See. There were familiar words in the poem (I, see, a). We highlighted the words we know and then put them in our 3 ring binder to practice at school. We also added a paper book to our book boxes, the book included our popcorn words. 

COOL TOOLS: We finished learning about the last two cool tools and then read two more books to help us know how we can further use our cool tools. 

Being Friends was a great book that showed us that it is okay that we are not all the same…we are different and special, just like a KALEIDOSCOPE. It was fun to look through a real kaleidoscope and then color our own.

We read Mine-a-saurs and learned that we can tell a friend to STOP in a kind way by saying “It bugs me when ______, I wish that you would stop.”  A ladybug and a wishing wand helps us remember this. 

We read Howard B. Wigglebotttoms learns about bullies and learned about what bullying is.  The kinders were reminded about how important and useful it is to use our cool tools. We talked about how we need to care of our friends and stand up for them when someone teases them.  We are a class family….inside our room and on the playground.  We have very caring kinders.

We also read A Monster who lost his mean. Monster lost his M and was now called “Onster”.  We were reminded that being kind and doing kind actions is much more fun that doing monster actions. The kinders did an amazing job figuring out which actions a FRIEND would do OR a BULLY would do.

WRITER’S WORKSHOP: We practiced drawing a picture and adding a label to go with it. We listened for the first sound in the word and labeled the picture with the first sound. For example, we drew a picture of us lining up at the door. We drew ourselves and the door and then added other people to the picture. We labeled the door with a D for door and the floor with an F for floor. We also labeled ourselves. We finished our writing this week by doing a shared writing – we added pictures of our playground and labeled the pictures with the first letter sound. It was a fun way to do writing! 

ABC BOOTCAMP:  We learned about the letters Ff, Gg, Hh and Ii this week. We will continue to review letters and learn new ones.

READER’S WORKSHOP: The kinders learned what jobs the teacher and kinders do during Reader’s Workshop time.

This week in readers workshop we focused on what it means to private read and partner read. They practiced reading real world books (non-fiction) using a level 1 voice (a whisper voice). We learned that we can read the pictures in the book and we need to start reading at the cover.  We then read page by page until we get to the end. We also worked on partner reading with our table buddies.  They did a great job and had fun reading together! 

LIBRARY:  We visited the library for the first time on Wednesday! Mrs. VandenBerg, our school librarian, read the book, Mr. Wiggle’s Book.  This book is about how to take care of books and to be a book lover!  We learned that we must treat them very gently and be kind to them, otherwise they may break.  We also took a tour of the library and learned where we can find books to check out!  Next week we are planning to check out books.

MATH:  We read Anno’s Counting again to help us better understand “number scenes,” which are pictures that have a specific number of objects (3 buildings, 3 people, 3 birds, 3 bridges, etc.)  before we drew our own scenes of 2,3,4 & 5 on paper.  We also practiced ordering, counting and visualizing the numbers 1-5 by using our white boards.  The kinders enjoyed working on counting by placing play dough balls on a bus mat.  We did this all together and discussed the concept of adding one more to get the next number.

Mask Free Work Spots:  In our classroom, I have set up 2 mask free work spots for the kinders. These spots are 6 feet from peers. If at any point they would like a mask break, they may move to one of these spots with their work and unmask. They have done a great job learning our sign for this and letting their friends have a turn.  I will add more mask free spots as necessary.

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

*OUTDOOR CLOTHING….Please continue to send a coat or sweatshirt with your child.  The weather can quickly change so it is good to be prepared.

*BACKPACK SNACK…THANK YOU SO MUCH for being conscientious about sending TWO healthy, NUT FREE snacks…one for the morning, one for the afternoon.  Many kinders are bringing multiple snacks.  Our snack time is short but enough time to become refueled.

*GYM DAYS..Please consider having your kinder keep a pair of socks either in their cubby or backpack to wear during gym days.  On these warm days, many kinders do not like to wear their gym shoes without socks when they come to school wear sandals or flip flops.

*TOWELS..Please send your kinder’s towel back to school on Monday.  The towels went home on today so they could be washed over the weekend.

*LUNCH MONEY..Hot lunch is now FREE for ALL students until Dec. 31st.  Therefore, if your kinder would like hot lunch you do not need to send in money until after the holiday break.  If your kinder currently has money in their account it will be held until they take hot lunch after December 31st. 

IMPORTANT DATES:

*Monday, Sept. 14–MUSIC; Kool Kinder: Avery.  Bring back washed towels

*Tuesday, Sept 15—GYM;   Kool Kinder: Cora 

*Wednesday, Sept 16—ART; Homework due; Library….we will be taking home a book   Kool Kinder: Sawyer  Birthday celebration for Mrs. Bohl

*Thursday Sept 17—STEAM;  Kool Kinder: Marissa  EMAIL ME OR SEND A NOTE BY THURSDAY (9/17) IF YOUR KINDER WOULD LIKE A SACK LUNCH.

*Friday, Sept 18—EXTRA RECESS;  COLOR DAY…Wear BLUE!   Fast Friday (early release) Dismiss at 12:15  

*Thursday, Sept. 24—Walk-a-Thon: Please note the date change from our September calendar

~~~Have a great weekend.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at kbohl@hpseagles.net  YOUR KINDER IS SPECIAL TO ME! 🙂   Mrs. Bohl

News for the Week–Aug 31-Sept 3

We had a great 4 day week in kindergarten, many sunny warm days to play outside.  Consider sending your kinder with a sweatshirt/coat for the cooler mornings.  We play outside unless it is raining or the wind chill is below O.  Be sure to label your kinder’s coat as it is hard for them to remember which coat/sweatshirt belongs to them.  

Here is a peek at what your kinder did at school this week:

POPCORN WORDS:     A       COLOR WORD:      RED                                                            The kinders had fun celebrating the color RED today! We colored pictures, sang a red song,  read many books about a big, red dog…..Clifford.  Making a fun craft of Clifford helped us practice our cutting skills and listen to and follow directions.  It was fun to see RED shirts, RED pants, RED socks, RED hair ribbons and RED hair on Thursday.  

PROCEDURES:  We have been learning and practicing how to do many things in our classroom. From how to daily turn in our blue folders and ordering lunch to remembering our number in line and walking down the hallway at school.  They have done a GREAT job practicing this throughout our movement around our school. The kinders are working very hard to keep their hands in their own bubble space when sitting on the floor and in their lap when sitting at their table spots—and not touching their supplies when listening for directions.  Each day I see improvement.  I have a FABULOUS bunch of kinders!!!

COOL TOOLS: The kinders are continuing to work hard each day to being ready to learn by….looking with eyes, listening with ears, voices quiet, hands in own bubble space and sitting like a pretzel (when on the rug).  We are becoming mindful of each other and the climate of our learning classroom.  Our lessons about the cool tools are helping us be aware of others and how to deal with situations.   

Franklin’s Bad Day helped us learn to walk away before saying toothpaste words or doing toothpaste actions to our friends.  The BIG INFLATABLE SHOE is our visual reminder.  We decorated our own shoe to take home.

 When I am angry helped us learn that taking time to chill out when we feel upset is okay. We learned about our Calm Spot or other things we could do like talk to an adult, take a walk with an adult, etc…  The ICE CUBE TRAY is a good reminder.  We played a fun game using a real ice cube and said it was important for us to cool down when we feel angry or upset.  It was COOL! 🙂 .   

We read Hurty Feelings and learned that the tone of your voice and how we say words is very important.  The microphone helps us remember this. 

WRITER’S  WORKSHOP:  The kinders found that writers share information with others about what they know. Examples of these topics were WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE COLOR? WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO EAT FOR BREAKFAST?  They practiced this by taking turns with their table buddies to be the jelly (speaker) and the peanut butter (listener). The kinders did AWESOME!!!  We also learned that we can think of something that we know about, talk about it and then draw it.  Our topic….wearing masks!  :). It is fun seeing all the different designs on everyone’s masks. 

SPECIAL READER:  We were SO EXCITED to have our principal, Mr. Waldie visit us and read one of his favorite books to us, Elephant and Piggie, A Big Guy Took My Ball! by Mo Willems. He even had a mask with Elephant and Piggie on it!  We laughed a lot because the characters in the book were so funny. It was nice to have him visit our room!

READER’S WORKSHOP:  During our first reading workshop lesson, the kinders learned that readers walk through the world in a special way.  They don’t just see things, they read things too!  We learned that we are readers and can already read different signs in our school, in our classroom and out in our world!  The kinders were excited know that they were able to read familiar environmental print signs. We are learning to LOOK, READ, THINK, LEARN!

We also talked about what it means to be a “Book Lover”.  We learned that a book lover takes care of their books by being gentle with them, not eating or using supplies around them and putting them back where we got them from.  We practiced being a book lover with books at our table spot.

MATH: We started number writing during our handwriting time, stressing that we always start our numbers at the top!  This week we wrote numbers 0,1,2.   We drew pictures to show their number sense like 1 flower, 2 balloons.

We read Anno’s Counting Book, discussed numbers 1-10 and went on an I Spy hunt on the book pages for objects that corresponded to  that number. 

The kinders were introduced to the number tiles 1-5 and 10 counters.  We also learned how to count a group of objects and find different ways to arrange them.  For example: 3 can be shown with 1 red tile and 2 blue tiles or 3 can be shown with 3 red tiles and 0 blue tiles.

Quiet Time:  Each day we have quiet time after lunch for 20-25 min.  The kinders  have a chance to rest their bodies and brains so they will be ready to learn for the rest of the afternoon.  

ABC BOOT CAMP:  Letters Bb, Cc, Dd and Ee were spotlighted this week.  We are practicing identifying the letters and making their sounds by singing fun songs too.

NOTES FOR MOM AND DAD

*Backpack snack.—Pack TWO quick, heathy snackS each day.  Be sure to place it in a special small pocket so that it is easy for them to locate.

*Blue folders—send them to school each day (you are all doing a great job with this!  Thank you!!)

*If ordering a hot lunch or milk, please discuss with your kinder what they will be ordering so that they are comfortable and secure with their selections.  

*Parents, please subscribe to this blog so that you are alerted when information is posted about happenings in our classroom.

UPCOMING DATES:

Monday, Sept. 7–No school. Labor Day

Tuesday, Sept 8—MUSIC;  Return a washed SMALL beach towel. Book Orders due (online…class code L77G6 or paper form/check)   Kool Kinder: Valentina

Wednesday, Sept 9—GYM; Library  Kool Kinder: Braydon

Thursday Sept 10—ART Kool Kinder: Aryana 

Friday, Sept 11—STEAM, Kool Kinder:  Anora  COLOR DAY….Wear YELLOW!   

Have a restful weekend. Sleep well. We have a 4 day week ahead. Thank you for sharing your kinder with me. They are wonderful!  Mrs. Bohl

FINISHED! FUN! FATHERS!

 

Way to go kinders!   I am SO proud of all of your hard work these final weeks of school!  You have FINISHED the end of our kindergarten year together.  As we all know it was not the way we preferred it to be….which is together.  I LOVED seeing all of you during my visits the last week of school.  Your amazing messages on driveways, signs, and very generous gifts warmed my heart SOOO MUCH!!  I cannot begin to thank you enough.  Parents, your amazing perseverance, and flexibility during this whole year has been truly unbelievable.  From the start to the very end, your support has meant everything to me.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

As your summer and FUN move along, there are blogs that will be updated with school supplies lists.  So far we have been instructed to keep with this tradition.  Usually, in the first week of July, teachers update their blog for next year’s students.  In this blog, there is usually a wish list or school supplies list that is posted.  I would recommend keeping your eye on first-grade teachers’ blogs to see if there are any supplies listed in July.  The first-grade teachers’ blogs can be found by clicking on this link  Georgetown Elementary School blog.  All teachers are listed on the right side, be sure to scroll down to see them.  I wish you a FUN filled summer and don’t forget to keep in touch!  I won’t say goodbye, only see ya later.  You will always be able to find a warm hug and a loving heart waiting for you from Mrs. Bohl. 🙂 

Usually, we end of the year by having our kinders do a special gift for the FATHER figure in their life.  With our unique end to the year, we went with a virtual gift. Below is a video. It is a gift from your kinder and their friends to all of the Father figures in their lives.  I wish everyone a VERY HAPPY FATHER’S DAY.  May June 21 be an awesome celebration of Fathers, Grandfathers, Uncles, Step-fathers, and Father figures alike.  

Questions you might have:

1.  Will I get an end of the year report card for my kinder?  NO.

2.  When will I find out my kinder’s first-grade teacher?  Middle of summer, July ish.

3.  Who will be our principal at Georgetown Elementary?  The interviewing process is going on now.

4.  What if I have questions over the summer?  Please reach out to Mrs. Bohl and I will do my best to find the answers or help you find someone who can.

    • Mrs. Bohl.       kbohl@hpseagles.net

5.  What if my kinder wants to talk to Mrs. Bohl?  Send me an email and I would LOVE to connect with them!!!

6.  What if I DO NOT want to receive any more blog updates?  You can unsubscribe.  Here is how:

    • When you receive an email alert that the blog has been updated, scroll to the bottom of the email.  Look for the option “UNSUBSCRIBE”
    • Go through the steps to unsubscribe and you should be all set.
    • If you have any problems feel free to email us and I believe we can change it from our end as well.

Week 11 at HOME (June 1-5)

WOW!  I cannot believe that this is our last week of kindergarten.  There are SO MANY emotions that I am feeling.  From disappointment and sadness to gratitude and pride.  While our week looks VASTLY different than that of our typical end of the year I am truly SO THANKFUL to have had the opportunity to be part of your kinder’s educational journey.  This will truly be a class that I will NEVER forget!  Thank you for partnering with me as we experienced our year together.  While we may be ending the year with a very different experience, with a lack of togetherness and fanfare please know that my heart is FULL of pride and gratitude to you all for sharing your kinder with me!!  

The month of May flew by so fast and we are now entering the month of June and our last week of virtual learning!  This week our virtual learning will look a bit different. An assignment will be posted to Google Classroom both Monday and Tuesday.  We will have our last class zoom meeting on Wednesday morning at 10:00am INSTEAD of Tuesday night.  Be sure to check our blog each day because my morning videos will hold special, fun messages.

Morning Message:

Good morning kinders,

Our last week of school is here.  You did it!  I was so happy to see you last week when I came by your house.  This week I have many fun activities planned for you through our blog.   What is one thing you are looking forward to doing for fun over summer break?

Love, 

Mrs. Bohl

Popcorn Words: Review – Try and spy as many popcorn words as you can in our morning message!

Monday: 

  • Google classroom lesson: I can check my reading superpowers. 
    • Journal prompt: What is your favorite thing to do in the summer? Why?
  • Special: STEAM
  • Check our blog today for the countdown to summer balloon pop and read aloud.  Open Day 5 envelope!

Tuesday: 

  • Google Classroom lesson: I can show teen numbers.
    • Assignment:  Create and play a teen number game. 
  • Special Gym
  • Check our blog for the countdown to summer balloon pop and read aloud. Open Day 4 envelope!
  • We will NOT be having a ZOOM class meeting tonight!

Wednesday: 

  • NO GOOGLE CLASSROOM!
  • Check our blog today for our countdown to summer balloon pop and read aloud.  Open Day 3 envelope!
  • 10:00a.m. ZOOM Readers Celebration.  An email with the invite will be coming.

Thursday: 

  • NO GOOGLE CLASSROOM! 
  • Check our blog for the countdown to summer balloon pop and read aloud.  Open Day 2 envelope!

Friday: 

  • NO GOOGLE CLASSROOM! 
  • Check our blog today for our countdown to summer balloon pop and read aloud.  Open Day 1 envelope!

Specials:

  • STEAM, the code is: kot3fis
  • GYM, the code is: fc5u2nq

Reminders: 

  • You will be able to pick up your kinder’s belongings tomorrow, June 1st. Please refer to the email you received from Mrs. Reagan about your pickup day and time. If you have any questions, please email me!  I am happy to help.
  • We will be having an end of the year parade for all of the students to see their teachers! If you would like to attend, you can find all of the information listed on our school blog.
  • Please continue to send me pictures of your kinders for our Father’s Day project.  They are due by June 4!
  • Summer Learning Packet and our June Calendar are both located at the top of our blog for your use.  
  • I LOVE seeing the pictures of your kinder learning at home or just having fun.  Keep on sending them in!  
  • Please check out our district website for  HPS District Covid-19 Updates

Week 10 at HOME (May 26-29)

I hope you all had a fantastic Memorial Day weekend! The weather was absolutely beautiful and the sunshine was a wonderful mood booster. We are starting our second to last week of learning at home… we’re almost there!!! Keep up the amazing work. I am SO incredibly thankful and proud of all that you have done with our sweek kinders! Our Zoom meeting will be tonight, so make sure to check your emails for an invite. 

Morning Message:

Good morning sweet kinders! I hope you had a fun break from school. What did you do over the long weekend? The weather was perfect to play outside in the sun.

Love, Mrs. Bohl

Popcorn Words: Review – Try and spy as many popcorn words as you can in our morning message!

Math:

  • I can find the number that makes 10. For example: 5 + ? = 10, 4 + ? = 10. Kinders will be using a base 10 frame to solve the problems.
  • I can find the missing partner. For example: 2 + ? = 8 – very similar to lesson above, but the total will vary from 10.

ELA:

  • I can think about books.
    • Journal prompt: Write about a time you had to wait for something. How did you feel?
  • I can act out parts of my book.
    • Journal prompt:  What is your favorite place in the world? Why?

Specials:

  • STEAM, the code is: kot3fis
  • GYM, the code is: fc5u2nq
  • MUSIC, the code is: w6us5ym
  • ART, the code is: jcv3vln 

Reminders: 

  • You will be able to pick up your kinders’s belongings from school next week. Please refer to the email you received from Mrs. Reagan about your pickup day and time. I am working on Monday, June 1.  Maybe I will see you!  That would be so fun! 🙂
  • We will be having an end of the year parade for all of the students to see their teachers! If you would like to attend, you can find all of the information listed on our school blog.
  • Please continue to send me pictures of your kinders for our Father’s Day project!
  • When your kinder finishes an assignment in google classroom, please click the “turn in” button so we know they watched us.
  • May Morning Work and our May calendar are both located at the top of our blog for your use.   
  • I LOVE seeing the pictures of your kinder learning at home!  
  • Please check out our district website for  HPS District Covid-19 Updates

Week 9 at HOME (May 18-22)

I hope that all of you were able to enjoy the sunshine on Saturday!  Here is a new video of kinders learning at home for you to enjoy watching! Please keep sending us pictures of your kinder learning at home. We love to see the pictures and will add them to our next video! Here is the link to the newest video for you to enjoy: https://animoto.com/play/P1jgJkK3X9vUXl0oeNDcrg

Below is an outline of what the kinders will be learning on google classroom this week. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask! 

Morning Message:

Hi Kinders! I hope you have a fun day learning and playing! Do you like the sun or do you like the rain? I miss you!

Love, Mrs. Bohl

Popcorn Words:

  • Review week – keep practicing all the words you’ve learned!

Math: 

  • I can find partners of 10. For example: 1 + 9 = 10 and 9 + 1 = 10,  2 + 8 = 10 and 8 + 2 = 10, 3 + 7 = 10 and 7 + 3 = 10, etc. 
  • I can find the missing partner. For example: 5 + ___ = 9. The kinder will practice finding the missing partner in the equation. 

ELA: 

  • I can be an avid reader.
    • Journal prompt: My favorite toy is ____ because ____. 
  • I can feel what the characters are feeling.
    • Journal prompt: Write about a time you helped your parents. How did you feel?

Specials: 

  • Monday – STEAM, the code is: kot3fis
  • Tuesday – GYM, the code is: fc5u2nq
  • Wednesday – MUSIC – the code is: w6us5ym
  • Thursday – ART, the code is: jcv3vln 

Reminders:

  • No lesson for Friday or next Monday (nothing will be posted in google classroom) because of Memorial Day weekend, enjoy a day off! 
  • When your kinder finishes an assignment in google classroom, please click the “turn in” button so we know they completed it.
  • May Morning Work and our May calendar are both located at the top of our blog for your use.   
  • I LOVE seeing the pictures of your kinder learning at home!  
  • Please check out our district website for  HPS District Covid-19 Updates

Week 8 at HOME (May 11-15)

I hope that ALL mothers and grandmothers had a beautiful day yesterday.  You play such an important role in your kinder’s life.  I am so grateful for your work helping your kinder learn at home during this unexpected, challenging, stressful time.  I hope that you know you are LOVED and appreciated VERY MUCH!  

Below you will see what the kinders will be learning on Google Classroom this week. If you have any questions about how to access any of this, please send me an email.

Morning Message

Hello fabulous kinders!  Pick up your toys.  Put them away on the shelf.  Today is the perfect day to go outside and play.

Love, Mrs. Bohl

Popcorn Words:  today, play, away, up

Math:  

  • I can fluently add and subtract within 5. For example: 1+4=5, 2+2=4, 5+0=5  OR 3-1=2, 5-3=2, 4-3=1
  • I can solve number stories.  For example:  I saw 2 red tulips in the garden.  Then I saw 2 yellow tulips.  How many tulips were in the garden all together? (4 tulips were in the garden).  OR  There were 5 robins looking for worms.  3 robins flew away.  How many robins were left?  (2 robins were left looking for worms.)

ELA & SOCIAL STUDES:

  • I can use my super powers to help me read a non-fiction book.   Journal Prompt:  What cheers you up when you feel upset? 
  • I can use all of the information on the page to help me learn.   Journal Prompt:  Learning at home makes me feel ____ because ______.
  • I can recognize that maps represent places.  

Specials: 

  • Monday – STEAM, the code is: kot3fis
  • Tuesday – GYM, the code is: fc5u2nq
  • Wednesday – MUSIC – the code is: w6us5ym
  • Thursday – ART, the code is: jcv3vln  

Reminders:

  • I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for all of your effort, encouragement, and support during this learning at home time!  PLEASE reach out at any time if you ever have any questions!
  • When your kinder finishes an assignment in google classroom, please click the “turn in” button so we know they completed it.
  • May Morning Work and our May calendar are both located at the top of our blog for your use.   
  • I LOVE seeing the pictures of your kinder learning at home!  Be sure to check out our blog each day for learning at home pictures.
  • Please check out our district website for  HPS District Covid-19 Updates

Week 7 at HOME—(May 4-8)

April Showers bring May flowers.  Mix in some beautiful days of sunshine and it was exciting to see flowers begin to bloom over this last week!  To be able to get outside and feel the sunshine gave my heart so much joy!  Mrs. Bohl enjoyed working in the backyard.  I hope you are enjoying some wonderful moments during these beautiful days! 

Morning Message:  Hello amazing kinders!  My heart is so full by watching all of you learn from home.  I am wishing each and every one of you a fabulous week!

Love, Mrs. Bohl

Popcorn Words:  bymyone

Math 

  • I can find all the number partners for numbers up to 10.  For example, these are a couple of number partners that equal 10:  1 + 9 = 10, 2 + 8 = 10, 3 + 7 = 10, and so on. 
  • I can solve number stories.  For example, if I saw 5 kites flying in the air and 1 fell down, how many kites were left flying in the air?  4 kites were left flying in the air. 

ELA:

  • I can look at a Non-fiction book and tell what it is mostly about.  Journal Prompt: In the spring, I like to _____.
  • I can use Non-fiction feature power (bold words and labels).  Look for these features in a Non-fiction book.  Journal Prompt:  If I could be an animal, I would be a _____ because ____.
  • I can use Non-fiction feature power (headings, colored words).  Journal Prompt:  Write about one thing you have seen in spring and write a sentence or two about it.

Specials: 

  • Monday – STEAM, the code is: kot3fis
  • Tuesday – GYM, the code is: fc5u2nq
  • Wednesday – MUSIC – the code is: w6us5ym
  • Thursday – ART, the code is: jcv3vln  

Reminders:

  • I want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all of your effort, encouragement, and support during this learning at home time!  PLEASE reach out at any time if you ever have any questions!
  • We have a Mother’s Day virtual project in the works.  Thank you to those who have sent me your kinder’s picture of them holding or making a heart with their hands!  If you haven’t sent me a picture please do so by Friday, May 8. 
  • May Morning Work and our May calendar are both located at the top of our blog for your use.   
  • I LOVE seeing the pictures of your kinder learning at home!  Be sure to check out our blog each day for learning at home pictures.
  • Please check out our district website for  HPS District Covid-19 Updates
 print

Week 6 at Home (April 27-May 1)

1000+ images about Spring Clipart on Pinterest | Holly Hobbie ...

I hope you had a restful weekend and enjoyed some of the warmer temperatures and sunshine on Sunday.  I am missing you all and hoping you have a fun week with getting outside, spending time with your family and learning from home.

Below you will see a layout of what the kinders will be learning on Google Classroom this week. If you have any questions about how to access any of this, please send me an email.

Morning Message:

Good Morning Kinders,

Today is Monday!  I hope you have a fun day and enjoy your learning on the computer this week. I have been missing each and every one of you!

Love, Mrs. Bohl

Popcorn Words: have, on, of

Math:

  • I can find all the number partners for a given number.
  • I can fluently add and subtract within five.

ELA:

  • I can tell about events in my life using a journal.
  • I can read non-fiction books just like fiction books.
  • I can learn from non-fiction books.

Specials:

If you have not joined the specials classes yet, the codes are listed below. To do this, you will need to go up to the 3 horizontal lines on the left of our Google Classroom page and click on add class. You will then enter the codes you see below!

  • Monday – STEAM, the code is: kot3fis
  • Tuesday – GYM, the code is: fc5u2nq
  • Wednesday – MUSIC, the code is: w6us5ym
  • Thursday – ART, the code is: jcv3vln

Reminders:

  • To access the videos that go along with our lessons, make sure you are on your kinder’s school email otherwise they may not work. This is important because our Google Classrooms are linked to their emails only.
  • When your kinder finishes an assignment in google classroom, please click the “turn in” button so we know your kinder completed it.
  • Epic invitations were sent out this past week!  They were sent to parent emails.  Please check it out, this is a great FREE resource for reading  in addition to Raz-Kids.
  • I enjoyed seeing the videos and cute pictures I received this week from kinders in our class.  Thanks for sending them to me.
  • Keep up the great work of encouraging your kinder with their google classroom assignments.