• Week of December 4th

    Letter of the Week

    Kk

    Math Skill

    Writing Numbers 6-10

    Discovery

    The Christmas Story

    Character Trait

    A Servant Leader

    Bible Verse 

    Keep your tongue from evil. Psalm 34:13
Fri, Dec 08, 2017

We kicked off this week with studying the letter, Kk!  We created our key word page with a kite! We practiced handwriting the letter, Kk, and had fun seeing what Maggie munched and coming up with our own words that begin with Kk. It’s a tricky letter that shares the same sound with Cc.

We have continued our practice of writing numbers, and we are focusing on 6-10 this week. We practiced writing on magic slates, on chalkboards, and even shaving cream!

As our unit on the Christmas story continues, we have focused on the three kings who visited Jesus in Bethlehem. After reading The Story of Christmas by Linda Jennings, we created an art piece representing the three kings! Write-the-room is one of our favorite activities, and we practiced hunting down and writing every Christmas word we could find in our classroom. We also created a very special Christmas gift to bring home to you!

Reminders and Looking Ahead

Thursday, December 14                       Christmas Party, Half-Day Dismissal

                                                        Wear red or green

Friday, December 15                           Half-Day Dismissal 

                                                       No aftercare- holding room until 11:30

Monday, December 18                        Christmas Break Begins

Tuesday, January 2                            Classes Resume

Last modified on December 8, 2017
Fri, Dec 01, 2017

The Christmas season is upon us! We are joyfully studying the letter Jj in Junior Kindergarten. We began our week by creating our own jar of jellybeans on our Jj lettercard.   IPads are always a favorite for handwriting, and we practiced the letter Jj. We generated as many Jj words as we could think of and drew pictures of our favorite Jj words after Maggie visited!

We are working on writing the numbers 1-5 this week! We have practiced our handwriting on magic slates, whiteboards, ipads, and on doodle boards. We would encourage you to continue practicing writing numbers at home as well!

We have begun our Christmas unit with a study of the Nativity. We are reading The Christmas Story by Carol Heyer and have been learning about Gabriel who came to visit Mary with the special message that she was to be the mother of God’s son, Jesus. We created our own angels in class to decorate our room. We continued to learn about the special Jerusalem donkey that carried Mary to Bethlehem with Joseph and that they were grateful for the stable in which they stayed to give birth to baby Jesus. The Legend of the Candy Cane by Lori Walburg taught us about the meaning behind a candy cane’s shape, colors, and stripes. ‘Tis the season!

Reminders and Looking Ahead

Next week, we look forward to studying the letter of Kk and continuing our study of the first Christmas. We will work on learning to write the numbers 6-10 next week as well.

Friday, December 8                              Maggie Monster Munches, Kk

Thursday, December 14                        Christmas Party, Half-Day Dismissal

                                                         Wear red or green

Friday, December 15                             Half-Day Dismissal

                                                         No aftercare- holding room until 11:30

Monday, December 18                          Christmas Break Begins

Tuesday, January 2                              Classes Resume

Last modified on December 1, 2017
Fri, Nov 17, 2017

The best 10 minutes of the year! Forget pumpkin spice lattes, the true marker of the start the holiday season is our annual Junior Kindergarten Thanksgiving Play!

 

Thu, Nov 16, 2017

We greatly enjoyed our Review week, focusing on reviewing our letter identification and sounds. We played a fun Thanksgiving game in which we drew and identified letters out of a bag. If we drew a turkey, we had to gobble and run around the whole table like a turkey! We practiced handwriting our letters on our Handwriting Without Tears app on the Ipads. We also practiced identifying the letter sounds we have studied at the beginning, middle, and end of words! Whew!

In continuation of our study of the first Thanksgiving, we read Red Fox and His Canoe by Nathaniel Benchley and talked about methods of transportation used by Native Americans long ago. We molded our own canoes out of Model Magic clay! We also loved reading A Plump and Perky Turkey by Teresa Bateman. After reading, we worked hard on creating a special placemat just for Thanksgiving, using painted coffee filters for the feathers on a turkey! Thanksgiving is not a good time to be a turkey, and we loved sharing our creative disguises we made for our turkeys with the class! We talked about what being thankful means and for what we are thankful, reading I’m Thankful and This First Thanksgiving Day.

We can’t wait to show off our hard work at the Thanksgiving Play on Friday! Below are a few reminders. Thank you for helping make our show a success!

-Please send your son to school in a white collared shirt or turtleneck and long khaki pants.

-Please do not send your son’s backpack or water bottle to school.

-Refreshments will follow your son’s performance in the EC Commons.

-It is a precious and brief performance, so please be on time to ensure you do not miss a moment!

Reminders and Looking Ahead:

As we look forward to celebrating this special holiday, we will review our literacy and math skills next week and conclude our unit on Thanksgiving.

Friday, November 17th, 9:00AM                                    JK Thanksgiving Play!

Tuesday, November 22                                               Thanksgiving Feast (We encourage you to send lunch items that the Pilgrims and Native Americans might have shared at the first Thanksgiving, which are compatible with our nut policy.)

November 22-24                                                         Thanksgiving Break

Last modified on November 16, 2017
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