Tuesday, September 13, 2016

What a great first week!

Welcome to Kindergarten K-209. As we are beginning to settle in and learn new routines and rules, students are beginning to feel more comfortable and they are starting to get the hang of things. At home to help your child we have a take a break chair in the classroom to help students think about the rules if they forget and it also helps students calm down if they feel frustrated or upset.
This can be a difficult time for the students as they are adjusting to new rules, people in the school and all the great learning we are starting to do. To help your child ask them what they did in school, go over the rules at homes and help them to get to bed early. Thank you for all the help and support so far during this first week and the weeks ahead. Below are some of the things we have been learning the past 3 days of school.

Although we have not met all the students in our class we created our door helping students feel more at home
we made our door!

This week we have been practicing how to use the cafeteria and have even tried some tasty food! Students have learned how to get healthy options from the salad bar!
We practiced listening to rules

Students waiting to get there lunch 
In regards to projects this year we are starting with a playground study. We have learned rules, created rules, and even have had the opportunity to explore the playground. Some students are even able to use the monkey bars!
J uses the monkey bars

T uses the monkey bars
Every day students will be learning more about play grounds with hopes this will spark an interest in a project~

We have also had the opportunity to explore how to use different writing and art tools we will use this year. Students have learned how to use crayons, colored pencils, and pencils. We talked about what we use each one for and how we can use them. Students were able to create their own illustrations with these tools. 

A and r explore how to use colored pencils and what they can create

M and P work with creating a picture with colored pencils

T uses a pencil to create a picture

We also worked on what good listeners do and how to sit during morning meeting and read alouds. Students below show what good listeners do!

 Here are more pictures from our experiences on the playground over the past few days. We are working on getting along and helping each other out!

S and J work together!

We also discussed and worked on how to use books correctly today. We start by looking at the pictures. We pick one at a time and then turn the pages from the corner.After we put the book back and then choose a new one. 

J shows how to get a book

 Below are more pictures of students working with writing materials.

J shares his art work

 Even though we are starting out slow this is great to help students remember routines and learn how to use materials for the school year. Have a great week ahead!

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