Who We Are

Dear Kindergarten Parents, 

We are in need of Room Parents! Please consider volunteering and helping with this important role. There will be a link to sign up in this afternoon’s Wednesday Newsletter. A class parent orientation session will take place on September 19th. Please consider signing up. We need your help! 

Our first unit of inquiry, Who We Are, is off to a great start! 

Our central idea is: “Exploring and connecting to the environment and others promotes a sense of self identity and belonging.”

Our inquiry will focus on:

  • how we develop a sense of identity and belonging
  • how connecting with others develops a sense of belonging
  • how we explore our environment in order to connect

The unit gives us a chance to get to know ourselves and each other. We hope that children come to understand that we are all alike and different in many ways and that’s okay. They will understand as well that they each belong in Kindergarten and are part of their school family.

We have also begun our first math unit of this year, Numbers 1-10. Please see below for more information about this math unit and how you can help support at home. 

 

 

About Me Boxes

Dear Kindergarten Families,

This second week of school was such an important time for us to get to know our kindergarten students in during the afternoon small groups. The students are quickly settling into the school routine and we look forward to having everyone full days next week!

In order to prepare for lunches in the “big cafeteria”, please remember to discuss the online lunch menu with your child. We will also be going over the daily lunch choices each day during class. If there are any allergies or dietary restrictions, please ensure the classroom teacher is aware.

This week the students also brought home a paper detailing our first home project, About Me Boxes. Please note that there was an error on the due date. About Me Boxes should be received by Friday, September 6th. Students may bring them to school any time between now and then. We look forward to learning more about all the members of our kindergarten school family.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Kindergarten Team

 

Sharing the Planet

Dear Parents,

Kindergarten classes are beginning a new unit of inquiry, Sharing the Planet. If you have any special interests or knowledge regarding the concepts of this unit and would like to share with the students, please contact your child’s teacher.

Thank you for your support!

Central Idea

Living things have specific needs in order to grow and stay healthy.

Key Concepts

form, change, responsibility

Related Concepts

classification, living/ non-living, life cycles, growth

Throughout this unit, the students will be inquiring into the following (Lines of Inquiry):

  • Characteristics of living things
  • The different needs of living things
  • The life cycle of living things
  • Our responsibility for other living things (How we share our environment with other living things)