Diana's Weekly Update 9-16-17

posted Sep 20, 2017, 12:26 PM by Cynthia Friedman

The kindergarten class parent meeting is scheduled for Monday, September 18, from 6:00-6:45 pm. The agenda will include a glimpse of our language arts group activities that promote a love of language while simultaneously build a strong sense of community. New parents to the Ridgeline kindergarten program are encouraged to attend. Free childcare for students and siblings is available if arranged with the office.

 

Our class is busy orienting to the new environment and community. Our first games and songs help in learning each other’s name. The different materials are introduced gradually over the first weeks so the children have an opportunity to practice their correct use and care. In addition to lessons on grace and courtesy and how to care for the environment, we have practiced pouring and using tongs and tweezers, laying out and rolling up the rugs that define individual work areas, putting different sized cylinders in sockets while blindfolded, puzzle layout, stringing beads and so many more foundational lessons that are gradually built upon in the process of promoting independence and an increasing sense of confidence. Also, you may have seen the results of the first tracing work, painting or heard a few new songs.

 

Our Shape and Say story this week is “The Time-Tapping Tool, featuring the letter “t” and its sound.

 

We took our first class walk this week on the Rexius Trail along Amazon Creek, practicing crossing the street and staying on the trail. Over the next few weeks we will increase the length of our adventure.

 

We had P.E. for the first time this week with Mr. G. He will be working with the kindergartners on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:30-12:00. Also, our music teacher dropped in for a visit.

 

Lunch is at 12:00 on Monday - Thursday and 11:45 on Fridays.

Gardening will take place on Mondays.

 

Picture Day- Wednesday, September 20.

 

Laughing Planet Fundraiser – Tuesday, September 26

 

Jogathon – Friday, September 29

 

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