• Kindergarten Rm 112

    Instructor: Harrison, K.

    OUR 3 B's:
    Be Respectful!
    Be Responsible!
    Be Safe
    !


    We are busy bees in room 112 and we are working together to become confident learners!



    "To be a teacher in the right sense is to be a learner. I am not a teacher, only a fellow student." - Soren Kierkegaard

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  • June Newsletter

    June 5, 2015 Dear Families, WOW! Another school year is over. It feels like we just started our adventure at Kindergarten orientation. As they say “time goes by when you are having fun!” and that was definitely the case with us this year. It started with learning about each other, to learning how to become writers and readers, drilling each letter and letter sound, learning about each season, observing the weather, acting out songs, discovering the ocean and sea creatures, and exploring balls and ramps. The list is endless. We would like to thank all the parents and grandparents for your support this year, your children are very special to us and we thank you for letting us have the opportunity to teach them. We love their funny stories, their eagerness to learn and willingness to do new exciting things. Below is a list of things you will need to know for the last few weeks of school… 1. We will be tie-dying shirts for fun day! T-shirts will be provided by the PTO. Thank you PTO! 2. Fun day is Monday June 15th. Please come and join your child for a fun-filled day. A few things about fun day: please apply sunscreen to your child before school, baseball cap will also help protect your child from the sun, sneakers and socks are a must. We will be outside all day. Lastly, you are welcome to pack a lunch and have lunch with your child on the field. Please bring your own lawn chairs or beach blanket.  Then we will proceed into the gymnasium where each child will get an award for participation. After the award ceremony, we are inviting all families to come back to our classroom to hear your child sing a few songs, collect all of their amazing journals and other amazing art work that is hung around our classroom. It will be a fun filled day! We hope to see you all. 3. Field Trip….Frosty Drew Nature Center! Attached is permission slip. There is no cost for this field trip. More information to come. 4. Last day of school is June 26th. This is a half-day for students

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  • Happy May!

    May’s Newsletter Welcome Spring! Here is an overview of the topics that will be covered in the month of May! Reading/Language Arts: *Books of interest: Rain, Runaway Bunny, Mushroom in the Rain, Spring is Here, The Spring Rabbit, Clifford’s Spring Clean Up,  Puddles, Frog and Toad, The Mixed Up Chameleon, and our class favorite Stuck! *Concepts of Print: Follow words from left to right, top to bottom, return sweep Identify front and back covers of book, title page, author, illustrator, page numbers, beginning and end of text Differentiate letters, drawings, numerals, and words Recognize that print provides meaning Recognize that pictures support text *Phonemic Awareness: Given a spoken word set, identify if the medial sounds are the same or different Recognize changes in sounds (initial position) to change words *Comprehension: Identify the beginning, middle, and end of a story including the problem and solution Use context to determine the meaning of words (semantics) through listening to stories and reading early emergent or appropriate level books Monitor fix-up reading strategies, pictures, and first letter cues Recall important information from text *Poetry Folders: Retell the events of a poem *Letter/Sound Identification: Review digraphs- ch, th, sh, wh, ck Review short vowel sounds-a, e, i, o, u *Rhyming Chunks: -it, -ap *Word Recognition: Review all kindergarten sight words. Please encourage your child to use these words when they write so they can read and spell them independently. We will introduce the following trick words she, we, he, me, and we. Writing independently to convey ideas. Write independently (using approximated) spelling. Contribute to a shared writing experience with the teacher about a topic that has been read or discussed in class. The writing goals will be met in a variety of ways: Independent Writing: Students write and illustrate an i

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  • Kindergarten News!

    Please review the following Kindergarten Words; 1. here 2. will 3. did 4. do 5. have

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  • January News!

    High Frequency Words being introduced this month are:         look and my you see are play Please be sure to continue to read with your child each night and review the high frequency words we have introduced so far this year.  

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  • Parent Teacher Conferences

    Dear Families, Thank you for taking the time to meet with me regarding your child. Time to celebrate all the accomplishments since the start of Kindergarten. I am so proud of each and everyone one them. Enjoy this holiday break and I will see you on January 5, 2015. Happy Holidays! Sincerely, Ms. Clyne

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  • Gingerbread Houses!

    Today is the day..... the making of our Gingerbread Houses! Please arrive at DCS at 2:00, sign in and take a yellow badge and come on down to room 112. Thank you!

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  • Rhyming

    What is rhyming? Yes, I’m sure you know that rhyming words sound the same at the end!    It’s a phonemic awareness skill, meaning that it’s all about manipulating oral language.  Rhyming is just a part of phonemic awareness . . . of working with language, sounds within language, and playing with language. Why is teaching rhyming important? Teaching rhyming is important for so many reasons!  To begin with, a multitude of research has shown a correlation between rhyming mastery and eventual reading preparedness.   On top of that, rhyming helps kids improve their oral language skills overall.  It helps them to playfully manipulate their language, which gives them a kind of “permission” to manipulate language in other ways.  Children have more ownership over their language when they’re encouraged to change it and play with how they speak. As previously mentioned, rhyming is an aspect of phonemic awareness (awareness of how to listen to, identify, and change around the sounds in spoken language).  Phonemic awareness lays the groundwork for written language.  Rhyming is a precursor to learning how to read and write. Happy…

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  • Kindergarten News!

    If you have a typical Kindergartner, when you ask the question, “What did you do today?” The answer is probably, Nothing”. Of course, this is not the case! We do many exciting things throughout the school day. Please read this newsletter to find out what we do in Ms. Clyne’s Kindergarten classroom. Here is a snap shot of what our day looks like in Kindergarten. We are non-stop from once the children greet me in the morning at the door until we say good-bye Ms. Clyne at the end of day! J This month has brought more familiarity with our daily routines and practices in Kindergarten. I hope the schedule below helps you really ask your child what they did all day long!   8:45-8:55 Arrival/ Morning Routines. Unpack, check for notices, hang up belongings, answer question of the day, use bathroom. 8:55-9:17 Numeracy Activities 9:17-9:45 Morning Announcements, Morning meeting, Leader jobs, Calendar, Days in school, attendance, weather observations, recording of weather observation, question of the day and message written by Ms. Clyne 9:45-10:30 Math Investigations 10:35-11:20 Recess/ Lunch 11:20-11:30 Read aloud…(most recently has been Nursery Rhymes) 11:30-12:00 Fundations---Phonics program 12:00-1:00- Kid Writing Or Science in Writing 1-140 Specials 1:40-1:50 Snack 1:50-2:30- English Language Arts 2:30-3:00 Choice centers…. Blocks, Cars, Trains, Dramatic Play, doll house, Easel, Puzzles, etc.. 3:00 End of the day…

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  • Sigh Words

    New sight words: the is my go can a like

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  • Geometry

    This week we began our study of 2D shapes and 3D shapes. We are working on many concepts:  able to identify and sort 2D and 3D shapes transformation (when shapes turn, flip, or slide) pattern block shape puzzles spatial relatinships (in front of, behind, next to, etc.

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  • Number Sense

    Developing Number Sense in Kindergarten:   In Kindergarten I think its so important for students to have concrete understanding of numbers. I love giving my students the opportunity to use their hands to count real life objects. Continue to expose your child to counting sets of objects. How many Q-tips are in the jar? While they are setting the table have them count out enough napkins for each family member, or have your child grab a small handful of paper clips. How many are there? Are they counting in an organized way? Touching each object? Do they understand that the last number said is how many? Keep playing these number games at home! Thank…

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  • Science

    We have been focusing on weather and recording the daily weather on a graph in our notebooks.  Our first science kit focuses on trees and weather with lots of great hands on activities for the students.  We are so excited to put on our lab coats and make our observations!

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  • Math Centers:

    During Math Centers we are learning to write the room.  This activity appeals to everyone! Each child loves moving throughout the classroom looking, counting and writing sets. Our focus this week will be "falling leaves". This activity meets Common Core State Standards:  K.CC.3 Write numbers from 0-20. Represent a number of objects with a written numeral 0-20 (with 0 representing a count of no objects).  K.CC.5 Count to answer ‘how many’ questions about as many as 20 things arranged in a line, a rectangular array, or a circle, or as many as 10 things in a scattered configuration; given a number from 1-20 count out that many…

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  • October 5

    Dear Families,         Wow! What an amazing month of Kindergarten. We are very excited to be well on our way. I look forward to a wonderful school year. We have had a very busy week. I am sure your child has come home exhausted and hungry! Continue to send in healthy snacks and water. This will help your child get through the long afternoon.  Usually around this time your child may express that they don’t like school, as hard as it is to hear, it is typical.  The realization of school being daily and the academic demands are hard on young children. I do recommend talking to your child later in the evening about how their day was. Asking them who they had lunch with or to name one fun thing you did in school today is more inviting to answer. Please contact me if you find your child becoming frustrated or saying they don’t like school. We will definitely work together to get them to feel successful and to truly love school! I hope your child has come home and shared all of the fun things we have done this week. If not, here are a few things we have done.         We have been working hard during Reading Workshop. We have been reading our books in our book bags two ways: Looking at the pictures and reading the words. We are up to 4 minutes of uninterrupted reading! Way to go Kindergartners!  We will continue this next week as well. This week we began to focus on story elements. Our first story element is understanding who the character is of a story.   Next week we will begin rhyming words and learning two new letters. As well as continuing the syllables or beats in words. Can you clap the beats in the word helicopter? Ask your child this. It’s a fun game to play and sing in the car.  Keep reviewing Tt, Bb, Ff, Mm, Nn. Ii, and Uu. Our focus this week during our reading workshop will be  Brown Bear, Brown Bear and partner reading.           Other exciting news is that we have been practicing writing our first names only. We are learning that the first letter i

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  • Daily Schedule 2016-2017

                                          We are Busy Bees in Room 112 8:45-9 Arrival/Morning Meeting 9-9:30- Fundations 9:30-10:10 Reading Workshop 10:10 -10:50 Special 10:50-11:00 Snack 11:00-12:30 Math Intervention Block                     Math and Math Centers 12:30-1:10 Recess and Lunch 1:10-2:00 Being a Writer                 Science Thurs. and Friday 2:2:30 Reading Workshop            Literacy Centers 2:30-3:10 Choice Centers 3:10-3:15 Dismissal         …

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  • Weekly Specials for 2016-2017 School Year

    Monday-- Spanish and P.E.
    Tuesday---Art 
    Wednesday--Music
    Thursday--Library
    Friday--P.E. 

    Remember your sneakers on P.E. days!