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KGA Distance Learning Week 6

Distance Learning

Week 6: April 27 – May 1

Dear KGA Families,

Welcome to Week 6 of Distance Learning. Please try your best to have your child attend the live Morning Meeting sessions as the times indicated below. The groupings are made so that we have smaller groups of students in each session in order to make the time we have the most productive.

Also, this is the last week of Distance Learning. The school will be providing all families with Independent Learning Extensions  (ILE) to support your child beyond May 1. If you plan to have your child engage in ILEs it is recommended that the for the week of May 4 – May 8th, the students take a well-deserved Spring Break, with ILEs starting on May 11th.

Warm Regards,

Amanda

Live Sessions for KGA Week 6

Monday:

  • no live sessions

Tuesday & Thursday:

Morning Meeting with Mrs. Garrett & Mr. Emman

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

Wednesday: 

  • recess at 2:00 pm, please access the link on Wednesday’s slide deck

Friday: 

  • 2:00 p.m.Live session for “End of Year Goodbyes” ALL KGA students to meet in the link indicated on the slide at 2:00 pm.
  • Please take time to watch the Closing Ceremony video as well. This will be a pre-recorded video and can be watched at your convenience.

Spirit Day Theme for this week: 

  • Penguin Power (students may wear black and white and Thursday/Friday)

KGA Distance Learning Week 5

Distance Learning

Week 5: April 20 – 24th

Dear KGA Families,

Welcome to Week 5 of Distance Learning. Please note that the student groupings for our Tuesday and Thursday live Google Meet sessions will be the same on both days. This is to make it easier for the students. I will change the groupings next week.

Warm Regards,

Amanda

Live Sessions for KGA Week 5

Monday:

  • PE @ 1:00 pm

Tuesday:

Morning Meeting with Mrs. Garrett & Mr. Emman

9:00 am. Mark R., Grayson, Erika, Charline

9:20 a.m.  Safia, Yuna, Henry, Lia, Ayden

9:40 a.m. Mark K, Brayden, Ryan, Katya, Aoife

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

Wednesday:

2:00 p.m. Recess time for KGA 

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

9:00 am. Mark R., Grayson, Erika, Charline

9:20 a.m.  Safia, Yuna, Henry, Lia, Ayden

9:40 a.m. Mark K, Brayden, Ryan, Katya, Aoife

Friday:- No scheduled live sessions

Spirit Day for this Thursday/Friday: Hawaiian

KGA Distance Learning Week 4

Distance Learning

Week 4: April 13th – 17th

Dear KGA Families,

As you are aware, there were some problems accessing videos on Friday’s slide deck. We are now uploading videos via Youtube and this should solve the problem we encountered on Friday.

Also, there was a new posting on the Kindergarten Blog on Friday. If you have not had a chance to look through this post, please do so at your convenience.

This Thursday/Friday’s Spirit Day Theme is Earth Day colors (brown, gree, blue).

Warm Regards,

Amanda

Live Sessions for KGA Week 4:

Monday:

  • No Live Sessions

Tuesday:

Morning Meeting with Mrs. Garrett & Mr. Emman

9:00 am. Grayson,  Safia, Mark K, Charline, Erika

9:20 a.m.  Aoife, Yuna, Brayden, Ryan

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

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

11: 00 am. World Language – Live session with WL Teachers 

Wednesday:

2:00 p.m. Recess time for KGA 

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

  • 9:00 am.  Safia, Mark K, Erika, Mark R9:20 a.m.   Yuna, Brayden, Ryan, Charline, Ayden

    9:40 a.m. Henry,  Grayson, Lia, Katya, Aoife

Friday:- No scheduled live sessions

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

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