I have to say that I have been blessed with the most AWESOME group of kinders! They are fin-tastic!!! Having our first week of school filled with half days made the transition to school go smoothly.
SHOW AND TELL: It was so fun seeing the items that hold special meaning to the kinders. It was a great way to start to get to know each other.
READ ALOUDS: We read Pete the Cat Rocking in my School Shoes. We had fun making our own Pete the Cat shoes while practicing our cutting and gluing skills. The kinders were so excited to take them home to show you.
We read books about characters making good and bad choices. We learned that we want to make good (green) choices and not bad (red) choices. We sorted some pictures and decided if they were green or red choices.
COOL TOOLS: 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.
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!
Chrysanthemum taught us that words spoken hurt other’s feelings and are impossible to take back, like toothpaste. We learned that we are all special and unique.
We read Ish and were reminded again that our words matter. The FUZZY DICE remind us to say nice words or show nice actions toward others.
ROUTINES: We 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 were introduced to how to use crayons, pencils, scissors, glue sticks and play dough at school. Congratulations to all kinders!
ABC BOOT CAMP: After a summer of fun, kinders may need a refresher course in identifying letters and their sounds. Welcome to ABC Boot Camp! Each day we will be focusing on an alphabet letter and their sound. This week it was all about letter Aa.
Thank you so much for sharing your kinders with me. They are SO SPECIAL!! I can’t wait to spend 177 more days with them. Just look at these AWESOME kinders! They ROCKED their first day of kindergarten…..and the other 3 days too!!! 🙂
*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.
*If your kinder did not bring a pair of clean gym shoes to keep in their cubby, please send a pair to school.
*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!
*Thank you, thank you for ALL OF YOUR DONATIONS! Our cupboards are filled. When they become empty, I will let you know.:) Please take a minute this weekend to clean out your kinder’s backpack of any extra “things” that is making the backpack heavy and taking up space.
*The SEPTEMBER calendar has been posted under CALENDARS at the top of our blog. You can read about events, birthdays, popcorn words, etc
*Monday, Aug 31 – GYM
*Tuesday, Sept 1– ART
*Wednesday, Sept 2 – STEAM;
*Thursday, Sept 3 – ART Half day…dismissal at 12:15 Color Day—-Wear RED!
*Friday, Sept 4 – NO SCHOOL
*Monday, Sept 7 – NO SCHOOL–LABOR DAY
~Have a restful and fun weekend! I am excited for Monday! Mrs. Bohl