Due to students needing to wear their formal uniforms on Friday for the Winter Concert , Kindergarten and Pre-K will have Spirit Day:
Pajama Day/Festive Day/Ugly Sweater Day on Monday, December 16th.
Dear Kindergarten Families,
The next couple of weeks are quite busy. Here is some information to help you stay organized.
Monday, December 9 – Kindergarten Field trip to Experimentarium
*PTO New Book Fair is December 10-12
Friday, December 13th – Pre-K & K Winter Concert (see info below)
Tuesday, December 17th – Deadline to send in Taganka donations
Thursday, December 19th – Kindergarten Holiday Party and last day before Winter Break
All items in Lost and Found will be donated over the holidays. Please check for your missing items before they are gone!
Pre-K and K Winter Concert
When: Friday, December 13th
Time: 9:00 am
Where: AAS Bolshoi Theater
Attire: Formal Uniforms
*Oxford buttoned-down long-sleeved collared shirt (White) + slacks/trousers/skirt (Navy Blue) + tie (available for purchase at PTO store) + dark-colored shoes + black belt.
For the Formal Uniform, Girls also have the option to wear the navy pinafore with the long-sleeved oxford and tie underneath.
Next week, Kindergartners will begin a new unit of Inquiry.
The Central Idea is that people design and create spaces to meet specific purposes.
Students will dive into…
Next week during Kindergarten Open Inquiry, students will investigate spaces around the school and observe pictures of how the school has changed over the years. Students will also have the opportunity to design spaces during this time. If you have any spare shoeboxes, toilet paper rolls, or paper towel rolls at home, please send them to school with your child beginning next week.
Later this month, all classes will go on a field trip to visit a submarine to learn about its purposeful design.
Lots of exciting opportunities for learning ahead!
For the past few weeks, students have been introduced to the concept of Writing and Reading Workshop.
Our goals during this time are for students to see themselves as readers and writers and to launch our workshop through building routines that will be used as each child grows as a reader and writer this school year.
Students are asked the following questions:
Students are building the following routines:
Ask your child what he/she has been reading and writing about at school!
The Kinder team
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:
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.
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!
Welcome to the Anglo-American School of Moscow’s Kindergarten Team Blog.
Here you will find what’s happening in Kindergarten classrooms, student work and much more.
Please check back often and feel free to leave us a message.
“We believe that Kindergarteners are unique individuals, with a natural curiosity, who come to school with their own experiences and knowledge.They are competent, enthusiastic learners, thriving to create meaning from the world around them. We believe Kindergartners learn and establish relationships better in a playful environment. One that allows them to explore and pose problems independently and at their pace. Children have different needs, interests and competencies, and understand the world around them through experimentation. They constantly revisit and revise their learning in view of their new experiences. We believe that Kindergartners are sensible and need to be valued, loved and accepted.”
On Thursday, June 13th, the Elementary School will host our annual Support Staff Appreciation Lunch to show thanks to those in our community whose important work often occurs behind the scenes. The guests of this lunch are not teachers. They are employees of AAS who support our efforts in the classroom, from the drivers who bring your children to school, to the cleaning staff who ensure the school is neat and tidy.
The success of this event is directly dependent on the food donations from each family at each grade level, but a little donation by all will send a big message to our support staff. Below is a list of classes and food items each family is asked to bring. Each food contribution should serve 6-8 portions. Please label your serving dishes (each part) and utensils so we can ensure they are returned to you.
Class and Item:
Please bring the above items on the morning of June 13th.