Early Release/Wear Black & White Tomorrow

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Hello Parents,

Just a reminder, tomorrow is an early release day!  The elementary students will be released at 12:15pm.  If you have not done so already, please plan ahead to make arrangements:)  If your child would like a sack lunch, please email me at htindal@hpseagles.net and I will put their name  on the sack lunch list.  Thank you so much!

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Feel free to wear black & white on Friday, Oct. 18

to celebrate the color words of the week! 

 

Weekly Update (10/7-10/11)

This Week in Kindergarten…

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Popcorn Words: we, be, me, will and purple

We had a blast celebrating the color purple today!  The kinders learned the song, “It Was A One-Eyed Purple People Eater”!  We listened to this song a few times:) The kinders each made a One-Eyed Purple People Eater.  They are now hanging up in our classroom.  We also tried a purple snack today—purple grapes!  We ate this snack while we listened to the book, “Harold and the Purple Crayon”.  We are having so much fun celebrating different colors at the end of our busy week.  It’s a fun way to end each week.  Next, week we will be celebrating the colors black & white!  

 

Writing:

On Monday,  we worked with our partner to make our writing even better!  We did this by asking our partner, “How can I make this even better?”  Later in the week we expanded our writing by writing a show and tell book.  We learned (once again) that we can write across pages and add many details to each page.  While doing this we are working on stretching our words to add labels and add sentences to our writing.  

  

 

Reading:

This week in readers workshop we learned that one way to make our old favorite storybooks sound more grown-up is to read the words that make the pages go together.  You read one page and then put in connecting words like and then…and after that…and then you read the next page.  We had fun practicing this during private and partner reading!  We also practiced finding sight words we may know in our books and trying to sound exactly like the characters in our books!  At the end of the week we worked with our partners and used everything we have learned about storybook reading to make it the best that it can be!  

Math:

On Monday, we finished our last lesson in Unit 1.  We learned about the differences between straight lines and curvy lines.  We also talked about shapes that have straight lines and curvy lines.  On Tuesday and Wednesday we reviewed for our Unit 1 test and on Thursday we took it!  The kinders did a wonderful job taking this test whole group.  Taking a test whole group requires us to really listen and follow directions.  We did a great job showing these skills off while we took our test.

Mystery Reader:

Jack was so excited to see his dad walk through the door today!  Jack’s dad read us Skippyjon Jones by Judy Schachner.  We learned that Skippyjon Jones is no ordinary cat!  We learned that he is a frisky kitty who wears a mask and cape and battles banditos! It was such a fun story and we were so glad Jack’s dad was able stop in and see us! 

 

UPCOMING DATES

*Monday, Oct. 14: Music–Mrs. Tindall will be at a training in Coopersville

*Tuesday, Oct. 15: Gym

*Wednesday, Oct 16: Art

*Thursday, Oct 17: STEAM

*Friday, Oct 18: Early Release @ 12:15pm-If you would like your child to receive a sack lunch-please email me prior to the 18th, STEAM, Library, Wear Black and White

*Tuesday, Oct 29: Picture Retake Day, Turkey Trot: 4:30pm-5:30pm

*Thursday, Oct. 31:—Fall Class Party, 2:00-3:00 p.m.  

 

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Below is the signup link for the party donations.

Fall Party Sign Up

All donations should be sent to school by Wednesday, October 30th. If you have any questions or need help please email me at htindal@hpseagles.net

THANK YOU TO ALL FOR DONATING AND VOLUNTEERING TO MAKE THIS A FUN EVENT FOR THE KINDERS!  

Culver’s Night

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Tonight is Culver’s night! 

Come support our school and eat dinner from 5pm-8pm.  I will be working the 5:30pm-6:30pm shift!  This is always such a fun night and I am looking forward to seeing some familiar faces! 

See you tonight.

Fall Party

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Our Fall Party planning has begun.  We have 2 parents from our classroom that are coordinating our upcoming Fall Party.  A list of supplies will be given soon and I will post what is needed. 

8 volunteers may attend our party.  If you get to attend our Fall Party then we will give other parents a turn at the next parties throughout the year (we will have a Holiday Party and a Valentines Day Party).  Thank you for your patience and understanding of this rule. 

All volunteers must have completed a Background Form and be approved.  

Please email me at htindal@hpseagles.net to let me know if you would like to volunteer to help at our party, if you have not done so already.

Weekly Update (9/30-10/4)

This Week in Kindergarten…

 

Popcorn Words: to, you, do, green

We had a blast locating our popcorn words in our daily message this week!  The students were sight word detectives and located them in books and poems they were reading as well.

 

Class Reward:

We started a new reward system in our class!  When the students are demonstrating on task behavior, they earn a point.  If they are off task, Mrs. Tindall earns a point.  If the students end the day with more points than Mrs. Tindall, she chooses a child to pull a stick.  As soon as all of the marbles fall, a classroom reward is earned.  The reward may be a pajama day, bring a stuffed animal to school, watch a short book on video, etc…We are getting very close to earning our first reward!

Writers Workshop:

This week in writers workshop we were super excited to show and tell our item from home in our writing! The students pulled their object out of their brown bag, told their partner about it and then they were asked to draw and label it.  Labeling is tricky but we are learning to stretch words slowly and write all of the sounds that we hear.  Please check out some pictures from writing this week below:

 

 

Readers Workshop:

We are continuing on with our favorite stories in reading this week!  The students are learning to sound exactly like the characters in some of our favorites while they are reading their books!  They are also learning to use the picture when reading their book.

Private Reading:

Partner Reading:

We used this book to sound exactly like the characters in the, “Three Billy Goats Gruff”.  The students had a blast changing their voice to sound exactly like the troll and billy goats in this story.  This little paper book is now in their black book bin.

Math:

This week in math, we really focused on writing numbers 1-5.  We learned that writing a 5 can be a bit tricky!  The students are learning that 5 is a small down, curve and a slide at the top.  We are using Peterson’s Language when making our letters and numbers.  We also compared sets of numbers and drew objects for the number 4 and 5.  Next week, we will have our very first math test to assess the skills that we have learned.

Handwriting:

We absolutely LOVE using the white boards for handwriting! The kinders are now learning to write CVC words.  I will say the letter sounds and they will write the letter!  Together we will blend the letters to read the word.  This is a great way to practice our handwriting, letter identification, letter sounds and blending sounds to read words!  We will continue to practice this skill.  

 

Mystery Reader:

Anna was so surprised to see her dad walk through the door as our Mystery Reader this week!  He read us the story “Ellie” by Mike Wu.  Through this story we learned that you do not have to be big to be a big help!  Ellie was just a little elephant and she saved the day through her creative flair and teamwork! Thank you Mr. Bragg for coming to visit us and be our Mystery Reader!  

 

Fire Truck Visit:

We had so much fun today with our Fire Truck Visit!  In the morning we made fire trucks-they are now hanging on our classroom wall!  We also made Dalmatian fire hats and the kinders wore them when we met the firefighters! 

 

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

LIBRARY: We go to library every Friday and visit Mrs. VandenBurg. It is so much fun to go to library! Please remember to help your kinder return their library book every Friday so they can get a new one book!

BLUE FOLDERS:  Please get in the habit of taking out your kinder’s blue folder each night and removing the papers, art work, etc.  Please place any notes back inside the folder.  That is the best place for me to find them.  Thank you!

SNACKS:  Please remember to send 2 healthy snacks with your child every day. 

 

UPCOMING DATES

*Monday, Oct. 7: STEAM, Culver’s Night – support Georgetown and eat at Culver’s.  *I am planning to work the 5:30-6:30pm shift!*

*Tuesday, Oct. 8: Music

*Wednesday, Oct 9: Gym

Thursday, Oct 10: Art

Friday, Oct 11: STEAM, Library, Wear Purple

*Thursday, Oct. 31—Fall Class Party, 2:00-3:00 p.m.  Sign-up list for donations will be coming soon!

 

Reminders for Friday

Just a Reminder…

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  • If your child is interested in ordering books, this is a friendly reminder that your Book Club orders are due by 10/04/19. You can place your orders online at scholastic.com/bookclubs using our class activation code: TWNZ6 

 

  • Tomorrow is GREEN day!  Please have your child wear green to school.

 

  • Library books are due back to school tomorrow morning.  Please have your child return their book in the morning.   

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Weekly Update (9/23-9/27)

This Week in Kindergarten…

 

Popcorn Words

this, is, his– We had blast learning these new words this week! The kinders found several of our popcorn words in books that they were reading this week.

Writers Workshop

This week in writing we worked on writing three page books about what we know about something. Together, we wrote about our classroom. We drew pictures, added labels and even added a sentence. We talked about how it is important that our sentence matches our drawing.

Readers Workshop

This week in reading the kinders practiced sounding like a teacher when they were reading!  They also started to learn how to be storybook readers.  Storybooks are books that readers may have read before and can enjoy reading again and again.  Some of the story books that we are reading in the classroom are the Three Billy Goats Gruff, Hansel and Gretel, Chicken Little, Goldilocks and the Three Bears and The Three Little Pigs!  We will continue to use these texts while we explore the story book unit!   

Math

We practiced comparing, identifying and counting numbers 1-10 using graphs and our counting mats! With our guest teacher we worked on writing numbers 1-4 and identifying groups of numbers 1-5. 

Spirit Day/Walk-a-Thon/Eagle Craft:

We had fun at the pep assembly (until the rain came) and the walk-a-thon on Friday! Enjoy some cute pictures from our fun day! We even made an eagle craft after all of the fun!

 

Jet’s Pizza Party

We had a BLAST having a pizza party in our classroom for lunch on Friday!  The students LOVED eating with me and each other in our classroom.  We enjoyed a Clifford movie while we ate our lunch! Thank you to everyone who bought Pizza and mentioned our classroom name for the September Jet’s night!  There will be another Jet’s night coming up in October.

Mystery Reader

We had our first Mystery Reader this week!!  Greta was so surprised to see her dad walk through the door on Monday!  He read us the book, “You Are Special” by Max Lucado. 

If you would like to be a Mystery Reader, please check out the open dates/times through this link- Mystery Reader

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

LIBRARY: We got to go to library every Friday and visit Mrs. VandenBurg. It is so much fun to go to library! Please remember to help your kinder return their library book every Friday so they can get a new one book!

BLUE FOLDERS:  Please get in the habit of taking out your kinder’s blue folder each night and removing the papers, art work, etc.  Please place any notes back inside the folder.  That is the best place for me to find them.  Thank you!

OCTOBER CALENDARS: The new October calendar will be going home early next week! Please be on the look out for it. The October lunch menu is also available to view under the HOT LUNCH PROGRAM tab on the side bar.

 

UPCOMING DATES

*Monday, Sept. 30—Art

*Tuesday, Oct. 1—STEAM

*Wednesday, Oct. 2 —Music, Homework Packet is Due

*Thursday, Oct. 3 –Gym

 *Friday, Oct 4—Art; Library, Firefighters visit for fire safety @ 2:15pm , Wear GREEN, Scholastic Book Order is due.  You can place your orders online at scholastic.com/bookclubs using our class activation code: TWNZ6

*Monday, Oct. 7: Culver’s Night – support Georgetown and eat at Culver’s. 

*I am planning to work the 5:30-6:30pm shift!*

*Thursday, Oct. 31—Fall Class Party, 2:00-3:00 p.m.  Details coming soon.

 

 

Pizza Party Reminder

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Just a Reminder…

We won a Pizza Party!

Our class won the Pizza Party from Georgetown’s Jets Pizza night on 9/12, thank you to everyone who ordered pizza under our class name! 

We are planning to have a pizza party for our whole class TOMORROW: Friday,September 27th.  The pizza will be cheese pizza and there will be enough for each child to have two slices.  This party is going to be during the lunch hour.  Therefore, you do not need to pack your child a lunch(unless they do not like pizza) or order lunch!  We will plan to eat in our classroom during our normal lunch time and watch a movie! I am planning to provide juice boxes and watermelon to go with the pizza.  Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

I am looking forward to having a fun pizza party tomorrow!