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Monday, September 30, 2013
Friday, September 27, 2013
We are lucky enough to have a junior field practicum student from Rocky Mountain College in our class this semester. Her name is Brianna Bauer, and she will be working closely with the students this fall. I am hopeful that we will be able to use her help to start some small groups, such as Language for Learning and Handwriting without Tears.
Posted by Traci Piltz at 1:06 PM
This week we have read many versions of the classic Goldilocks and the Three Bears story, as well as Mo Willems' Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs. We spent time making inferences about the stories, and comparing and contrasting things that happened in each story. We made a Venn diagram with two Goldilocks stories, and the students wrote about differences between the bear stories and dinosaur story. They really enjoyed these activities, and did a great job making these comparisons!
Posted by Traci Piltz at 10:23 AM
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
RAZ-Kids! Your kids can read and listen to books and even record themselves reading. Afterwards, they can take a quiz to check for comprehension. Your child will be bringing their login information home today. If you have any trouble or need assistance, please contact me and I will help. Students will also have access to their books during school time. You can also download a free app and access our school's subscription to use the Book Room on your mobile devices. Click here to see information on where to download the apps.
Posted by Traci Piltz at 1:49 PM
Monday, September 23, 2013
Sunday, September 22, 2013
Each week we will have a Star of the Week in our class. Every child will get a turn to be Star of the Week. When your kindergartner is Star of the Week, he will bring home a poster to complete to tell us about him and how he is special. This should be returned on the following Monday. You can include photos if you would like. Your child can also bring in a show and tell item and a special treat. Please let me know if you have any questions.
Posted by Traci Piltz at 10:58 AM
Our class will be visiting the J & K Farms pumpkin patch outside of Laurel on Friday, October 11th. Cost of the field trip is $7. Permission slips were sent home last week. If you need another copy, please click here. If you available to chaperone, we would love to have you. Just be sure you have completed the volunteer paperwork and background check beforehand. If you don't have the paperwork, you can get from the office or let me know and I will send home with your son or daughter. Thank you!
Posted by Traci Piltz at 10:40 AM
On Friday, September 27th we will have a Teddy Bear picnic to celebrate the end of "Teddy Bear Week" in kindergarten. Kindergartners will be able to bring their teddy bear (or other favorite stuffed animal) to school to enjoy the picnic with us. We will sort, graph and write about our stuffed friends. We will also need treats for the picnic - if anyone is able to provide some, please let me know!
Posted by Traci Piltz at 10:29 AM
Friday, September 20, 2013
Each month we will have a Student of the Month who gets to eat a McDonald's lunch with Mrs. McCall. I choose based on who is a good listener, a good friend to others, and who always tries their best. Emilee is our Student of the Month for September!
Posted by Traci Piltz at 12:27 PM