RAMADAN KAREEM! Ramadan Schedule began today. Just a reminder that our morning schedule for KG1 has changed slightly. Students may not be dropped off before 7:30, as there is no supervision until that time. We will be staying on the playground each morning until 8:25 since the weather is cooler then. YOUR CHILD SHOULD BRING THEIR WATER BOTTLE TO THE PLAYGROUND WHEN THEY ARRIVE AT SCHOOL EACH DAY. There is no need for you to wait for the whistle to blow, and we will do our attendance after 8:25.
Dismissal/pickup is normal 12:45 time for KG1. Lastly, if your child rides the school bus, remind them that they will be riding a full bus of ALL ages PK-Grade 12.
Also, in KG1 we continue to drink water and have our 2 regular snacks, so please send in as normal.
HOW WE EXPRESS OURSELVES– Our performances begin next week! We hope that your child has been planning, preparing and practicing for their presentations of re-telling a favorite story. Any props, costumes, books, puppets, etc. should be placed in a bag and sent in the morning of their performance. We will video each performance and send to you via blog or email link. PARENTS DO NOT NEED TO ATTEND, AS WE WILL VIDEO FOR YOU- THANKS!
FREE FLOW SUNDAYS– We are continuing our Free Flow each Sunday, so please send your child to school in their ORANGE shirt.
SWIMMING– We will continue to swim each week, until otherwise notified. Your child should wear their swimsuit to school, under their school uniform. We unfortunately do not have the time to dress them before swimming. After swimming, they are expected to put their school uniform back on (per school guidelines), and please wear or send regular velcro sneakers as flip flops and sandals are more likely to make them fall on the playground. This week in swimming students continued to practice kicking across the pool. We also began to practice going under the water.
PARENT WORKSHOP– Thank you to all the parents who attended our first KG1 Parent Workshop on Tuesday! We hope you found it helpful and you walked away with a few new tools in your belt.
This was our first time using this format, and we hope to be able to offer these next year on a more regular basis. We will be sending the links to some of the presentations to you via email.
READ ALOUDS– This week we began reading about Cinderella. Students were very familiar with the story, so we spent more time retelling it and acting it out as a class.
CENTERS– This week we continued to work on number stories. Students used story mats to tell a number story using the provided pictures. For example, there were 3 goldfish in the bowl and 2 more jumped in. Now there are 5 goldfish in the bowl. Some students practiced identifying the beginning sound while others practiced identifying the ending sound. We are at the point in the year where children are progressing at different paces, so they will be working on different skills based on their individual and group needs.
CELEBRATIONS– On Monday we celebrated Laila’s 5th birthday. Her mom and dad came with cupcakes and treats for the kids. Happy Birthday Laila!
In celebration of the start of Ramadan, Omar and his family brought in special treats yesterday to share with the class. We painted Ramadan cookies and talked about our families that will be fasting. Thank you to Omar and his parents.