Friday, August 31, 2018

Planting Seeds for Success

Wow! This first week flew by--it was a wonderful chance to start getting to know all of you wonderful families and kids with whom I get to learn and grow this year! Our first two days were spent mostly learning what a day in kindergarten will be like! We start each morning with a Morning Meeting, complete with greeting each other, sharing something about ourselves, an activity to get some wiggles out, and a morning message. Next week, we will also add our "calendar time" to the morning routine, complete with a "Days of the Week" song, and we'll also start to keep track of how many days we've been in school.

We learned how to circle up with our "Time for us to Circle up" song, how to sit in our "Rug Rows", and how to use quick, quiet, and safe feet to line up or come to the rug. So much of kindergarten is about learning how to follow directions quickly and quietly to set the stage for success in the rest of their school careers! I can tell these students were proud of their accomplishments when they were able to follow directions; they all especially seem to love the "Freeze Game"--if you want to have a special school conversation, have your child tell you about that this weekend!

I think our favorite times this week were snack, recess, and when we got to explore math counters and read the story Red, about a blue crayon whose name is Red. After reading the story and connecting with the character,
students used crayons to draw 5 different objects, just like Red did when he found out his special ability to draw BLUE things!



Thank you again for a wonderful week, and for entrusting me with these young minds! This week I got a glimpse of the gifts, knowledge, and uniqueness that each student brings to our classroom community, and I loved getting to see that. That's my favorite part of my job--uncovering the talents and individual abilities each child brings, and encouraging them to grow and develop over the year. Have a fantastic and relaxing weekend, and I'll see you all bright and early at 8:30am on Tuesday next week!

2 comments:

  1. Thank you for taking the time to write this amazing blog. My family loved to read about all the fun our chid has this week.

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    1. You're so welcome! It's such a fun way for me to reflect on all that the kids accomplish every week :)

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