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J. & E. working together to build an elaborate foam block creation

Congratulations to everyone, parents and kids, on a great first week! Wednesday was our first full day as a complete class and the children were very excited to get to know their new friends.  We are still working hard at learning our routines, and in these early weeks the kids are bound to be exhausted in the early evening!  Kindergarten is a lot of fun and a lot of work, and for many children it is their first experience in a structured school setting…so expect a lot of early bedtimes!

This week, we explored some of the centers in our classroom, enjoyed some music and movement activities, and practiced writing our name “The Kindergarten Way” (first letter capitalized followed by lowercase letters).  We also had our first music class, visited the library, and went on a school wide hunt for Pete the Cat. We followed his clues, but he decided to head home…he left us some cookies to decorate though, which was a sweet treat to end our first full day.

Thank you for sending inside shoes to school and making sure your child has a healthy snack/lunch and a water bottle each day! Even as the weather cools, it is important to bring water to class, as we are very physically active in Kindergarten.

In the coming days, each student will bring home the sharing bag (a bee themed pillowcase), which is a signal that they are the Busy Bee for the next day.  They will have special jobs in the class such as assisting with calendar routines, helping the teacher, and leading the line.  They also get to bring something for sharing during circle time.  This month’s sharing theme is “Families.”  Please help your child choose a photograph of his or her family to bring to school to show the class.  I encourage the children to tell us a little bit about their families, such as their names, what they like to do with their families for fun, etc, so you may want to talk about this at home beforehand.

Have a great weekend everyone, and don’t forget to bring in your home reading bag on Monday!  See you soon 🙂

Mrs. Creech

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