I trust that you were able to attend Monday evening’s zoom meeting. If not, a link will be provided by the office so that you can listen in on what was discussed.
As we work through these recent challenges, there are several ways that you, as parents, can help us out! First of all, we would like to strongly encourage you to drop-off as close to the 8:45 as possible. After school, students need to be picked up as close to 2:55 as possible. We ask that parents would keep any socializing on school property to a minimum at this time.
If you are feeling uncomfortable with having your child at school or your child is feeling ill, and you are keeping your child home please let the office and myself know so that we can plan accordingly. In this blog post you will find activities that you can do with your child at home that are based on the activities happening at school.
I will be uploading several videos to Freshgrade in the next couple of days. Please check there. In the meantime, here are some suggestions of activities you can use at home to keep your child engaged in learning and using Kindergarten skills:
- counting collections – (see video uploaded to Freshgrade) – Students have done this activity many times in the classroom.
- patterning – identifying, extending, and building patterns with 2 or 3 parts (eg. AB, AAB, ABB, ABC). Example: red car, blue car, red car, blue car.
- addition and subtraction within 10 using number stories. (Example: I had 7 bunnies and 2 got away. How many are left?)
- skip counting by 2’s, 5’s, and 10’s.
- review of single and multi-letter phonograms – You can use your phonogram cards at home, the Spalding app if you have it on your device, or have your child watch the video uploaded to Freshgrade to practice.
- daily spelling word practice (see video uploaded to Freshgrade)
- daily reading of spelling words done so far
- writer’s workshop – (see video uploaded to Freshgrade) – Students have done this activity many times in the classroom.
We have been talking about animal life cycles in our class. So far, we have explored the life cycle of a frog. Over the next 2 weeks we will be learning about the life cycle of butterflies and ladybugs. These are just two of the many awesome videos available on the topic on youtube. Have fun exploring these and others!
Thank you for your continued understanding and support. Despite the challenges of this year, God has been so good to us and we have been blessed in so many ways. I have seen so much growth in your children this year already and hope that we can continue to work together in the remaining weeks ahead. Bless you!