KGA Distance Learning Week 3

Distance Learning

Week 3: April 6 – 10

Dear KGA Families,

Below is the schedule of Live Google Meet sessions for Week 3. Please let us know if you need extra support with any of the assignments this week. Also, thank you to everyone for helping your children be as independent as possible with their Distance Learning activites.

Warm Regards,

Amanda

Live Sessions for KGA Week 3:

Monday:

  • 1:00-1:30: PE with Mr. Wohlberg– Encourage your child to check in with Mr. Wohlberg at this time, even if it is to just say, “Hi!” or ask a question.

Tuesday:

Morning Meeting with Mrs. Garrett & Mr. Emman

  • 9:00 am. Henry,  Safia, Mark K, Charline, Ayden

    9:20 a.m. Aoife,  Lia, Erica, Brayden

    9:40 a.m. Grayson, Ryan  Mark R, Yuna, Katya

  • Music – Live session with Mr. Wolf at 10:00 a.m.

Wednesday:- No scheduled live sessions 

Thursday:Morning Meeting with Mrs. Garrett & Mr. Emman

  • 9:00 am. Henry,  Aoife, Charline, Lia
  • 9:20 a.m. Grayson,  Ayden, Erica, Katya, Mark K
  • 9:40 a.m. Safia, Ryan  Mark R, Yuna, Brayden

Friday:- No scheduled live sessions

KGA Distance Learning Week 2

Dear KGA Families,

Below is the schedule of Live Google Meet sessions for Week 2. It is being sent out early because I will be traveling. I wish you all a wonderful weekend and I will see the students on Thursday at the Google Meet session then.

Warm Regards,

Amanda

Live Sessions for KGA Week 2:

Monday:

  • 1:00-2:00: PE with Mr. Wohlberg– if you would like to check in with Mr. Wohlberg or ask him a question. If not, you may complete the PE slides that come on Monday.

Tuesday:

  • We will be having a pre-recorded Morning Meeting today due to Mrs. Garrett traveling. See you Thursday!
  • 11:00 am. World Language Google Meet (link to your World Language teacher’s Google Meet will be on the slides for this day)

Wednesday:- No scheduled live sessions 

Thursday:

  • Morning Meeting with Mrs. Garrett & Mr. Emman9:00 am. Henry,  Brayden, Mark K, Yuna, Grayson

    9:20 a.m. Aoife,  Ryan, Erica, Safia

    9:40 a.m. Ayden, Lia,  Mark R, Charline, Katya

Friday:- No scheduled live sessions

Tips for the Live Sessions:

  • There will be a link for you to follow for each live session. Eg: If you want to join the Music live session you will follow Mr. Wolf’s link on his Tuesday Music slide. Every teacher has a different link.
  • If your child is working from a computer or a personal iPad please keep their Google Login information nearby as they will need it to sign in. Students should already be signed in if working on their school iPad.
  • All live session times are Moscow Standard Time.

Thank you all for your support as we move into Week 2.

Distance Learning Week 1

Dear KGA Families,

We had a good start on distance learning today! Please take time to view the posts made on the  Kindergarten Blog that explains distance learning. If you have not signed up to receive a post via email from the Kindergarten blog please do so by following the link and signing up on the right hand side of the screen. You may also view the post that was made here: Kindergarten Blog:  https://blogs.aas.ru/kindergarten/

 Live Sessions for KGA Week 1:

Monday:

  • 1:00-2:00: PE with Mr. Wohlberg– if you would like to check in with Mr. Wohlberg or ask him a question. If not, you may complete the PE slides that come on Monday.

Tuesday:

  • Morning Meeting with Mrs. Garrett and Mr. Emman If you are available, please join us for your Morning Meeting time. Students may also begin their lessons before the morning meeting time if they would like. Please note that every session, your child’s Morning Meeting time might change as we mix the groups. 
    • 9:00 am. Safia, Brayden, Lia, Henry
    • 9:20 a.m. Mark K, Grayson, Ayden, Erika, Charline
    • 9:40 a.m. Yuna, Ryan, Aoife, Mark R. Katya
    • 10:00-10:30: Music with Mr. Wolf – all KGA Students

Wednesday:- No scheduled live sessions 

Thursday:

  • Morning Meeting with Mrs. Garrett & Mr. Emman
    • 9:00 am. Aoife, Brayden, Mark K, Yuna

      9:20 a.m. Lia, Grayson, Ryan, Erica, Safia

      9:40  a.m. Ayden, Henry, Mark R, Charline, Katya

Friday:- No scheduled live sessions

Tips for the Live Sessions:

  • There will be a link for you to follow for each live session. Eg: If you want to join the Music live session you will follow Mr. Wolf’s link on his Tuesday Music slide. Every teacher has a different link.
  • If your child is working from a computer or a personal iPad please keep their Google Login information nearby as they will need it to sign in. Students should already be signed in if working on their school iPad.
  • All live session times are Moscow Standard Time.

Thank you all for your support and patience as we learn and navigate distance learning together. We can’t wait to see our KGA school family during the live Tuesday and Thursday morning sessions.

What’s coming up for March 11th -13th?

MondayNO SCHOOL- Wishing everyone a lovely long weekend. Happy Women’s Day!

TuesdayNO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS

Wednesday: Swimming & World Language

  • Swimming has been cancelled for the upcoming future. The children will be taken by the instructors and be doing either 1) dry-land training, 2) land games, or 3) outdoor playtime.

Thursday: Art & Library (bring books and bag)

Friday: PE & World Language

  • Today is CrAzY HaIr DaY!!!!!!!
  • Grade 3 Market Day: Kindergarteners can support Grade 3 Market Day. Students are welcome to be a customer at Market Day! Bring small notes and coins to purchase products and services such as sweets, games and other fun items. The price range for items will be 20₽ to 500₽. All proceeds will be donated to a charity. We will take students who bring money to the Market during school hours.

What’s coming up for March 2nd – 6th?

What’s coming up for March 2nd – 6th? 

Monday – DAY 2 – Art & Library (bring books and bag)

Tuesday – DAY 3 – PE and World Language

Wednesday – DAY 4 – Music and World Language

Thursday – DAY 5 – PE and World Language

Friday – DAY 6 – Music

*Please note that there is no school on Monday, March 9th (Women’s Day) and Tuesday, March 10th (staff PD)

KGA Learning News

In literacy, the students have been working on their Kevin Henkes inspired stories. Students have chosen main character(s), settings and problem/solutions for their stories. They have planned out their beginning, middle and endings for their stories and have begun putting their ideas into book form. Students are VERY motivated to write. Some of our goals and objectives during Writing Workshop time are:

  • building stamina (writing with focus for longer periods of time)
  • capturing more sounds in the words
  • putting finger spaces between words (Pointer Power)
  • adding more details to our words and illustrations
  • re-reading our writing to others

Students are asked to reflect on their writing every day. They each have individual goals to help them move forward with their writing skills and are able to speak to these goals during writing conferences with teachers. Ask your child, “What skills are you working on as a writer?”

Students look forward sharing their stories and goals with you are Student-Led Conferences!

In reading, we are building a “tool box of strategies” that readers use to read words. We have learned that readers constantly ask themselves, “Does it sound right? Does it look right? Does it make sense?”

Some of the reading strategies we are practicing and that you can practice at home are:

  • Look at the pictures
  • Get your mouth ready with the first sound (of a word)
  • Recognize snap words

In Math, we have been focusing on solving math application problems (story problems) using both addition and subtraction within 10. Explaining and showing their thinking in more than one way: using manipulatives, writing number sentences (equations), writing word sentences, drawing pictures, using number bonds and ten frames are all different ways we can show our thinking.

We have been challenging our thinking by solving problems with multiple solutions as well!

You can try this application problem at home with your child:

Mrs. Garrett and Mrs. Wiese have 10 flowers. There are two different colors of flowers. What could their flowers look like. 

Understanding the problem and making a mental image before solving is an important first step in solving any story problem!

During our Open Inquiry time, students are continuing various investigations. Some of the questions driving our on-going investigations are:

  • What is life like in an African village?
  • What is light? How do we use light?
  • What makes an object sink or float?
  • Where do our snails come from?
  • What is sound? How do we use sound?

Ask your child, “What are you investigating?”

On Friday, students attended an assembly to learn more about the Russian cultural tradition of Maslenitsa. We then observed the burning of the effigy in the courtyard. Students all wrote wishes to include in the burning and enthusiastically said goodbye to winter!

A special thank you to all who helped support the Daisy Scouts in their Sock Drive. They surpassed their goal of 100 socks thanks to the support of our KG community!!

Upcoming Spirit Days!
  • New! March 14, Penguin Spirit Day (Wear Black and White)
  • New! March 20, Sports Jersey Day!

 

What’s coming up for February 24th – February 28th?

What’s coming up for February 24th – February 28th?

Welcome back! I hope everyone had a wonderful week of relaxation. I look forward to seeing all the students tomorrow!

Please remember to support our Daisy Girl Scouts and send in warm winter socks for the Sock Drive!

Monday – DAY 3 – PE and World Language

Tuesday – DAY 4 – Music and World Language

Wednesday – DAY 5 – PE and World Language

Thursday – DAY 6 – Music

Friday – DAY 1 – Swimming (volunteers are greatly appreciated!) and World Language

What’s coming up February 10th – 14th?

What’s coming up February 10th – 14th?

Monday – DAY 4 – Music & World Language

Tuesday – DAY 5 – PE & World Language

100th DAY of School – Bring your 100 DAY projects to share, we will be having special  activities throughout the day! Students who choose the t-shirt project may wear it to school on this day.

Wednesday – DAY 6 – Music

Thursday – DAY 1 – Swimming (volunteers needed) & World Language

*If you are interested in being a “Mystery Reader” please let me know.

Friday – DAY 2 – Art & Library (bring books and bag) – VALENTINE’S DAY (see info below)

Students may wear “Valentine Colors” to school on this day or regular uniforms if they so choose.

Dear Parents,

This week we had a new student, Grayson, join our class. We enjoyed welcoming Grayson to our KGA Class Family and making a new friend! A new updated KGA Playdate List will be issued early this week. Please help welcome Grayson and his family to AAS!

I am excited to announce that we will be offering optional additional outdoor activities for children who wish to participate during Open Inquiry. The focus will be on “Outdoor Investigations” and there will be integrated art components as well. Students will have the option to sign up for this Open Inquiry choice each day. This week we will offer Outdoor Investigations on Monday, Tuesday & Thursday. This will continue after the break as well.

On Tuesday this week, we will be celebrating the 100th DAY of school! I look forward to seeing everyone’s home projects. Students may complete as many of the projects as they wish or even create their own!

Friday this week is Valentine’s Day. All students are welcome to create Valentines for their classmates at home. If a student wishes to do this, please have them make a Valentine for each of their classmates. The focus for our Valentine’s activities will be on friendship and acts of kindness. Students should bring their Valentine’s to deliver to their classmates on Friday. An updated class list is below.

KGA Class List 2019-2020

Reminder: No school next week due to February Holiday. Enjoy your week of rest and/or adventure!

What’s coming up for February 3rd – 7th?

What’s coming up for February 3rd – 7th?

Monday – DAY 5 – PE and World Language

Tuesday – DAY 6 – Music

Wednesday – DAY 1 – Swimming & World Language (volunteers needed for swimming)

Thursday – DAY 2 – Art & Library (bring books and bag) *Students may bring their Stuffies

Friday – DAY 3 – PE and World Language

Semester 1 Report Cards

First semester report cards were issued on Friday. If you should have any questions about your child’s report card, please let me know.

Literacy

Our “Word School” with stuffies last Thursday for a huge success! The students loved teaching their stuffed animal friends all about how to learn and use snap words. We made a lesson plan together, practiced and then taught our friends how to learn words and use these in our writing.

KGA students enjoyed teaching their stuffies so much that they have requested to invite their animal friends back for another day of learning! Students may bring their stuffies again this Thursday, if they so choose.

*Snap Words are high frequency words that we learn to both read and write “in a snap”! (3 seconds or less)

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Favorite Books – The students enjoyed sharing their favorite books with the class. This provided a connection to our Author Study unit and helped us understand that we all connect to books in different ways. The students favorite books will be coming home this week.

We have also been continuing our author study with Kevin Henkes. This week we have read and made close noticings about Wimberly Worried, A Good Day, Sheila Rae the Brave and Kitten’s First Full Moon.

We have been learning that writers have a voice and style that is unique and that we can learn from other writers and then apply what we have learned to our own writing. As we are reading and discussing these books, we are also learning how to make connections to books we read.

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Math

In math, we have been learning to compose and decompose numbers. We have been using the model of a number bond to understand the relationship between the numbers. We began with modeling composition and decomposition of numbers to five using actions, objects and drawings. We then have been learning to represent composition and decomposition story situations using number bonds. We have been exploring the concept that these number bonds can be used to add and subtract and to represent this in addition and subtraction sentences. This week, students will begin creating their own story situations to match numbers bonds.

100th Day of School! 

The 100th day of school is coming soon. Please look for a grade level Kindergarten Post coming early this week about some home projects your child can complete to help celebrate this special day.

 

What’s coming up for January 27th – 31st?

What’s coming up for January 27th – 31st? 

Monday – DAY 6 – Music

Tuesday – DAY 1 – Swimming & World Language

Wednesday – DAY 2 – Art & Library (bring books and bag)

Thursday – DAY 3 – PE and World Language & Word School (see below)

*We will be having a “Word School” for our stuffies this day. Please have your child bring their favorite stuffed animal to school on this day.

Friday – DAY 4 – Music and World Language (Winter Field day has been cancelled)