Welcome to Mrs. Cameron’s Kindergarten! We had a super first week in our class. We have spent time meeting new friends, learning about new rules and procedures, exploring our classroom, and much more! We had visits from both Mrs. Horton and Mrs. Marshall, who came and read to our class. We went on a Gingerbread Hunt to search for our missing gingerbread man! We have gone to P.E., library, music, and art. I am looking forward to a wonderful year!!!
What an exciting and fun-filled day we had on our 100th day of Kindergarten! Thank you so much to all of you- moms and dads who helped your child collect and count 100 items to bring in. Thank you also for the donations that you sent in for our 100th day trail mix and our 100th day party. We ate some delicious cake and ice cream and made the trail mix for an after school snack. We counted to 100 by ones, fives, and tens. We shared and counted our 100 items from home. We measured and compared our items. We had a special visit from Mrs. Horton to read “Mrs. Bindergarten’s 100th Day of Kindergarten.” We also learned a 100th day song and paraded around the school with the rest of Kindergarten singing and celebrating! Here are a few pictures to show all of the fun we had!
Where has the time gone? I can’t believe that it is already 2015!! November and December were a blur of busy days and fun times. Between our Thanksgiving Feast, our fieldtrip to American Village, learning all about Christmas around the world, making ornaments, and singing Christmas songs- we went nonstop! We also spent some time with our second grade Nook buddies from Ms. Dixon’s class as well as had some special visits from our Bluebird Ambassadors from OMHS. I hope that every0ne has had a restful and much needed two weeks off. I know that I certainly have!! I cannot wait to see those smiling faces on Monday morning. I hope that everyone is well and that the flu has left our classroom for good!!! I’m including a few pictures of all of the excitement that we shared in Kindergarten at the end of 2014!
The month of October was filled with so much excitement and learning!! From Red Ribbon Week, Parenting Days and Pumpkins to Fall Fun Fest and Color Me Run- we have been going nonstop!!! Thank you so much to all of you moms and dads who have been such a huge part of all that has been going on. I know that the kids have loved every minute and hopefully some good learning has been going on along the way. Here are a few snapshots into our days of October.
This week will begin our November study of Indians and Thanksgiving. November will be another busy one! Upcoming dates to remember~
- This Wednesday, November 5th- Fieldtrip from 8-12
- Tuesday, November 11- No School for Veteran’s Day
- Friday, November 14- Miss Annie comes to visit
- Tuesday, November 18- Grandparents day
- Friday, November 21- Thanksgiving Feast and Kona Ice
- November 24-28- Out for Thanksgiving Holidays
I hope that everyone had a wonderful weekend and enjoyed the awesome fall weather! We finished up our unit on apples last week and we will be starting our unit on Fall tomorrow! In math we are counting by 1’s, 5’s, and 10’s to 40. Your child should be able to count to 25 independently and count items correctly to 10, so please let them practice with you if needed.
You should have received a note last week in your child’s folder about Parenting Day that is coming up on October 15. There are several informative classes that are being offered on that day if you are able to attend any of them. I would also like to invite you to our classroom on that Wednesday the 15th from 11:30-12:00 as we share a reading lesson or on the following day, the 16th from 9:10-9:40 as we share a math lesson. These are just opportunities for you to see what your child does each day and to see what the new standards look like in action. I would love to have anyone who is available! We will be celebrating Parenting Month throughout the whole month of October, so you are encouraged to join your child for lunch or breakfast anytime during the month. As a reminder, our lunch time is from 12:11-12:36 each day.
I am also beginning Fall conferences this week. Please send back the conference form that was sent home last Thursday with your top three time requests. I will then send home a confirmed date and time for your conference. If none of the times work for you, we can work something out. If a phone conference works best for your schedule, that is fine too.
At of the month, we will be painting Indian t-shirts. Please send in a large (over-sized), plain, white men’s t-shirt to school by Friday, October 24. It can be one of Dad’s old t-shirts. Please write your child’s name in the back of the shirt. Thanks for your help!
I am including a few pictures of our visit from the local fire station last week. They taught us all about fire safety! What a fun day!
What a busy and fun week we’ve had! Thanks for sending in all of the apples. We had a variety of kinds and enjoyed comparing and graphing them. In Science we have learned all about the life cycle of an apple seed and an apple tree. We learned about the parts of an apples and labeled them. And today we made our very own applesauce, which was quite the hit!! The children took turns throughout the day stirring and mixing and this afternoon we all had a bowl! Thanks to Jamie (James and Maggie’s mom) for peeling and slicing all of our apples for us in advance!
We will finish up our Apple unit next week while we also focus on Fire Safety! In Math we are continuing counting and matching numbers to sets. We have learned what taking inventory means and we have taken inventory of items in our classroom. Ask your child about inventory bags!
We had a great time on our field trip to Children’s Theater this week too! I’m including some pictures of our busy week! I hope that everyone has a terrific fall weekend!
We have had a great couple of weeks learning all about Mexico! I have included lots of pictures of the fun that we had on Friday celebrating at our Fiesta! The homemade pinata made by Alex’s mom was a huge hit!! We also enjoyed homemade tamales made by Stephanie’s mom and homemade salsa made by Jose’s mom! It was a treat for sure! Thank you also to our room moms who helped us prepare and enjoy the fun filled day!
This week we will begin our unit on Apples. Please have your child bring in their favorite color apple by Tuesday of this week. We will be graphing apples, looking at the lifecycle of an apple seed, learning about Johnny Appleseed, and much more. Our letter focus this week will be on the letter R. We will be working on the popcorn words I, a, me, see, and the.
Our fieldtrip is on Wednesday. Please make sure that your permission slip and money have been sent in for that. Please have your child wear their Oak Mountain t-shirt if they have one.
Thanks so much and as always, let me know if you have any questions! Have a wonderful week!