Thank YOU, Friends and Family!

Thank you to everyone who sent photos for our friends and family display. The kids love seeing their own special people, as well as the special people of their friends.
This display is a visual reminder of the important members of our school family who aren’t physically with us at school but who do so much for us.

Thank YOU, friends and family for what you do each day to help your child be successful!

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Writers Add Details!

This week we have been building independence as writers. The kids can get their own writing supplies, choose a topic and tell about it on paper using pictures or words. They can also put their completed writing away in their writing folders. We learned that writers keep on writing until writing time is over. We also learned that writers add details.
Here are some pictures of our detailed writing.

Cohen’s night monster complete with claws and hair…

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Nina’s ferbee …she is working on coloring the spotted fur pattern…

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Teacher Inspiration~ DIY Table Organizers

Here is an idea for customized tubs to organize student supplies when you don’t have desks or cubbies to keep them in. I created these to house the materials I wanted to keep at my students finger tips. For us in kindergarten we needed bags of crayons and two sets of folders. Other supplies like glue, scissors, and markers I keep in caddies that we pull out whenever we need them.
I used:
Dish pans from Walmart
Small organizer baskets
Velcro dots

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The basic concept to assemble is simple. Use Velcro dots to attach smaller containers inside the larger container to create whatever size compartments you need. The Velcro holds everything in place but is easily reattached if need be. You could use different sized and shaped baskets or even a plastic cup for pencils. It is a cheap and easy way to help keep your students organized!

First day of Writer’s Workshop!

I love the first day of writer’s workshop. It is the beginning of something beautiful. The kids put crayon to paper and find a new voice, a new vibrant form of communication. Becoming a writer makes kids powerful! Today we read, When Sophie Gets Angry, Really, Really, Angry, and examined how the author, Molly, told her story. We learned that writing is a way of talking with our crayons and pencils and paper rather than our voice. Writing is a way of telling using words and pictures.
Here are some of our budding writers at work. It was a proud, proud day!

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Wednesday is Library Day!

Our class will visit the school ¬†library each Wednesday. Beginning next week, your child will bring home a new book each Wednesday which should be returned to school the by the following Wednesday. The children must return the book they checked out before they can check out a new one. If a child forgets their book, they may still pick out a book and put in on the “save shelf”. They can bring their overdue book the next day and check out the book they saved.