It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

I cannot wait for you to see your precious Kinders perform in the holiday performance on Friday morning! They have all been working hard in music and in class to learn their holiday songs to sing for you! The program starts at 8:15, but you may want to get there by 8 at the very latest to get a good seat. If you are facing the stage, our class is performing on the far left side. After the performance we will go back to class for our holiday party. The festivities will end around 9:45 (there will be a sign out sheet in the room if you choose to take your Kinder home).

Please remember that we will have Jump Rope for Heart on Thursday. Be sure to send your Kinder to school in their PE shoes so they can participate in the fun!

Have a great week!

Thanksgiving Baskets

Dear amazing Kinder families,

This year our counselors are gathering items for Thanksgiving baskets to donate to those in need. They are asking for the following:

Canned Green Beans
Cranberry Sauce
Canned Pumpkin Pie Filling
Canned Sweet Potatoes
Graham Cracker Crust
Macaroni and Cheese
Mashed Potatoes
Canned Corn
Misc. green vegetables

If you are able to donate one or more items, it would be greatly appreciated. The items need to be turned in on or before Monday morning (November 12).

Thank you for all you do!


November 5 – 16

Thank you SO much to all of the amazing family members who were able to come out to make our fall centers so much fun and a HUGE success! The Kinders had so much fun and it was a great way to celebrate fall and Halloween!

It is hard to believe that we are only two weeks away from Thanksgiving break! Here are just a few reminders for some things that are happening before we get off for Thanksgiving:

*Please remember that the children do not have school this Tuesday, November 6, due to election day. We will see them back on Wednesday.

*We will go to the Learning Commons sometime this week. If your Kinder has a library book at home, please send it in so he or she can get a new book.

*Our Thanksgiving feast day is Thursday, November 15. Our time is 10:50-11:30. Please know that our time will be adjusted and we will be eating in the classroom on Tuesday and Wednesday because of the other grade levels having their feasts.

*If you have not sent in the bald eagle project, please try to do so ASAP. Mrs. Sherman is recording all of the Kinders reading their information about the bald eagle, and you will be able to view the recording (you will need to download the QR reader App on your phone) when you come for the feast (if you cannot come to the feast, we will send the QR code home for you to view). She will not be able to record any after the middle of this week.

I look forward to seeing you next week at the feast if you are able to come. If you cannot join us, please do not worry, Mrs. Crowley and I will sit with any Kinders who do not have a guest.



October 22-Nov 2

Thank you so much for taking time to meet with me last week! I enjoyed talking to all of you about how amazing your Kinders are and the growth they are making in Kindergarten this year. I look forward to our schedule going back to normal this week.

We will be going to the Learning Commons this week for a story and check out, so if your Kinder has a library book at home please be sure to send it in.

Here is a message from our room parent Mrs. Bowman:

Hi parents! On October 31st we will be having fall centers from 11:45-12:45. We need parents to help run the stations…there will be 3: 1. Pumpkin cookie decorating 2. Pin the nose on the scarecrow 3. Leaf yarn craft. Please email Lauren Bowman if you’re interested in helping-all parents are invited!


Thank you so much! Have a great week!

Well hellooooo fall!

It may not feel like fall, but we are embracing pumpkins, leaves changing colors, and (hoping for) cooling temperatures!

It is hard to believe, but the end of the first nine weeks is on October 10! Therefore, we will be wrapping up all of our current units of study and assessing where we are in terms of what we have learned so far.

I am looking forward to seeing all of you and telling you all of the wonderful things I love about your Kinder during conference week (October 15-19)! Be on the lookout for information to come! See you soon!

September 10-14

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Even though it doesn’t feel like fall (and technically, fall doesn’t start until fall break), we are celebrating the beginning of this lovely season by making applesauce! On Friday, your Kinder is going to participate in making applesauce for our class! After we make our applesauce, we are going to taste it, and then taste some store bought applesauce. After that, we will vote to see which was the favorite! It will be tons of fun! I will be sure to take tons of pictures and send them to you!

Be sure to continue checking the Kindergarten grade level blog each week. We update it with the current curriculum and ways you can help support our learning at home.

Have a great week!

September 4 – 7

I hope everyone has enjoyed their long weekend! Your Kinders have worked incredibly hard this first month of school and they definitely deserved a break!

This week we will plan to visit the Learning Commons to hear a story and check out a new book. Therefore, if your Kinder still has a library book at home please be sure to send it back to school this week.

Also, please be sure to check out the Kindergarten blog to see what academic areas we will cover each week. We will always try to update the blog with the sight words and letters we will be covering for the week.

See you tomorrow!

A day in our Kinder classroom!

Our schedule is (hopefully) finalized! This is what a school day in the life of your Kinder looks like…

7:15-8:00 – Arrival, prepare for the day, morning work, annoucements

8:00-8:15 – Morning Meeting

8:15-8:40 – Content (social studies OR science)

8:40-9:40 – Reader’s Workshop (guided reading, literacy stations)

9:40-10:30 – Writer’s Workshop

10:32-11:02 – Lunch

11:02 – 11:10 – Whole class restroom break

11:10-11:30 – Recess

11:30-12:10 – Phonics/Book boxes

12:10-1:10 – Math

1:15-2:00 – Specials (PE, Music, Art, or STEM)

2:00-2:10 – Prepare for dismissal

2:10 – Dismissal

As you can see, we are busy all day!


Learning how to “do school!”

Hi, parents! I am so happy to say that we had another great week with our Kinder family! We are really beginning to learn how we “do school” (sitting on the carpet, walking in line, transitioning from one activity to the next, etc.) Now that we are beginning to get our routines in place, we are now truly jumping into learning academically as well!

Here is a great example of how we are becoming a community of readers!

Look at those amazing readers!