Morning Meeting: We began our individual shares this week during Morning Meeting. Children have done a great job sharing their family pictures. We’re halfway through the class and will finish up next week.
We shared our family pictures this week!
Good Readers: This week we began learning about what makes a good reader. Our key skill was “visualize“. We listened to a portion of The Dot, by Peter H. Reynolds (without seeing any of the pictures) and then drew what we “saw in our minds”. Good readers often make pictures in their minds while they are reading (or being read to). The ability to retell a story is also important, so today with the aid of their “retelling cards”, each child took a turn retelling the story to a partner. The cards gave them visual clues so they could tell the story in order and include the key details. As time goes on, we will be retelling without any aids. Your children are bringing home their retelling cards today and I hope you will find some time this weekend to let your child tell you the story of The Dot.
Working with our partners to retell The Dot
Playground Rules: Ms. Stone’s second-grade class came to share the pamphlets they wrote about playground rules. The kindergarteners were a great audience while the 2nd graders were reading and sharing their fabulous books.
Listening to the 2nd graders share their playground books
Bus Safety: Children met with the Burlington Police Department’s Safety Officer this week. After a quick talk, Officer Schipelliti took the children out to the buses where they did a practice evacuation off the back of the bus – they definitely had fun with this!
Halloween Celebration: Next Friday the kindergarteners will be participating in a morning filled with fun activities related to Halloween and the Fall season. If you would like to volunteer, please return the orange form that was sent home last week or send me an email.
And now voices from the class . . .
Duncan: I liked going to the book fair
Luke: I liked doing the bus safety
Anna: I liked hearing Officer Buckle and Gloria at the listening center
Mady: I liked playing with chalk outside
Hailey: I liked going outside for recess
Sisira: I liked reading The Dot
Lily: I liked going to the prize box this week
Chace: I liked sharing my family picture
Megan: I liked picking out my books at the book fair
Xander: I liked meeting Officer Schipelliti
Caleb: I liked that my book buddy came today
Jason: I liked going on JiJi math this week
Claire: I liked playing with all the fun toys from earning 10 stars
Vivian: I liked doing the temperature chain during calendar
Rida: I liked reading Curious George with my book buddy
Nicholas: I liked getting out of the back of the bus during bus safety