Due to our different specials each day, our daily schedule varies but this will give you an idea of how we spend our day.
8:25 -8:30 Arrival/unload back packs and hand in folder
8:30-8:45 Announcements/lunch count/morning work (writing or reading a book from the book nook area)
8:45-11:00 Math workshop or Literacy stations
We take a snack/bathroom break at 10 AM
11:45-12:00 Bathroom/Drinks/Quiet reading time
12:00-2:00 Literacy stations or Math Workshop
2:15-2:45 Writer's Workshop/Reader's Workshop
2:45-3:20 Choice Time!
3:20 Pack and dismissal at 3:40
Information will come home soon on Holiday shop here at Marshall. You will be able to send in money and the children will be able to shop with a parent volunteer. We will shop on Dec 6th.
It was great to see all of you at confernces and get a chance to connect and talk. I am so lucky to have all of you as parents and ESPECIALLY lucky to have these wonderful children of yours as my students! Thank you all for taking the time to come in and see me so we could talk.
For the month of December DK friends will do everything GINGERBREAD! KIndergarten does Christmas around the world so we spend the month doing all things gingerbread.
Nov 22nd- 24th- No school/Thanksgiving Break
December 9 - District Book Fair @ Barns & Noble December 22 - Holiday Party - 2:15-3:00 PM
December 6 - Holiday Shop
December 22 - Holiday Parties - 2:15-3:00 pm
December 25-January 3—Holiday Break
January 4 - School Resumes
January 18 - Half Day for Students - 12:00 dismissal January 19 - Half Day for Students - 12:00 dismissal
I have uploaded the entire DK sight word list again on my website under the tab- "Latest Updates" and the drop down box will have a tab "Importatnt Letters". It's on that tab. Here are the sight words I have introduced from the list currently:
A the to mom dad
I stop no go
We worked on writing about something different which can be hard for us at this age and stage of writing. Many times we are very comfortable writing and drawing about princesses, our mom, a toy, a friend, or a monster truck. We discussed how we can explore other topics like things we like to do and write about that instead. We brainstormed other ideas to help guide us.
This past week we discovered that stories have a setting where the story takes place. Many stories have settings that change too. We had fun talking to our reading partner about the setting in our story.