The Timberwolf Track and Pack Pledge

Our school has recently created a school song called the Timberwolf Track and a school Pledge called the Pack Pledge. The Timberwolf Track was created by Ms. Martin and some 5th grade students. It is sung to the tune of Timber. The Pack Pledge was created from compiling and editing various pledges that individual classes wrote. 

We are excited to memorize the Track and Pledge! Both help remind us of our goals and aspirations here at school.

Looking Ahead to Next Week

Our Learning Goals:

Reading- We will continue reading to learn in our nonfiction unit. We will focus on remembering and sharing what we have learned as well as noticing features of nonfiction such as photographs and captions. We will continue our work with reading sight words and practice reading simple books independently. We will continue working on tapping to read words with an emphasis on vowel sounds.

Writing- We will begin nonfiction or informational writing this week. We will research various topics and write “teaching books”. We will explore how we can use our pictures to teach facts as well as our words.

Math- We will wrap up our addition unit this week. We will continue practicing representing addition with math pictures and number models. We will play Domino Addition and 3 towers of 10!

Things to Remember:

Daily reading homework

No weekly checklist.

Send a snack for your child each day.

 

November 20th there is no school.

You may order from book orders until February 27th.

A Special Gift

Yesterday at the party, our lovelies made a special gift for you. They made a painted finger print heart on a mini canvas. Their special gift to you is in their backpacks today since they had to dry overnight. Thank you to Kelli for coordinating this project. They turned out  as beautiful and unique as the fingers that made them!

Looking Ahead to Next Week

Our Learning Goals:

Reading- We will continue our nonfiction unit and focus on defining nonfiction and reading nonfiction to learn. We will continue our work with reading sight words and practice reading simple books independently. We will continue working on tapping to read words.

Writing- The kids will get to choose their genre of writing this week. We will work on spelling sight words correctly, tapping to spell words, and using word spaces.

Math- We will continue our addition unit. We will practice modeling addition with objects and pictures and writing a number model to match.

Things to Remember:

Daily reading homework

Sign weekly checklist.

Send a snack for your child each day.

November 13 and 16th are parent teacher conferences. I am looking forward to talking with you!

November 14 is our Spring Party  (at 2:30) and our Valentine card exchange. All are welcome!

November 17th and 20th there is no school.

The book fair is open all next week.

Brain Breaks

We work hard in kindergarten. We strive to make each moment of our day an opportunity for learning! But we also know the importance of taking breaks. We use transitions in between activities for brain breaks. We sing, we dance, play games, breathe, and stretch. The moments we take to refresh our minds and bodies are so important to our success as learners, but also help us be happy, healthy, balanced little humans!

Exploring Electricity! 

For Maker’s Space this week we explored electricity using Snap Circuits. Mrs. Fitch taught us how circuits work. We learned for our circuits to work they need to form a circle or loop and be connected.

The kids first explored using a circuit that was already set up. Then they followed the diagrams in the kit to set up their own circuits. We made light bulbs light, fans spin, and music play! Wow!

A very special thank you to Mrs. Fitch for teaching us and planning a special kindergarten lesson as Snap Circuits are designed for ages 8 and up.