Our Kindergarten Daisy students (Girls Scouts) shared with the classes today about a Sock Drive. All socks will be given to SAMU an organization that helps the homeless with health concerns and readaption into society.
Please send in new men’s warm socks. Help them reach their goal of 100 socks by February 28th! Donation bin is located outside room 1042 (KGA). We hope you can help!
Daisy Sock Drive
Dear Kinder Families,
This upcoming Friday, February 7th, is a Student Council Spirit Day. Students may come dressed in the theme of “Back to the Future”. Alternatively, they may also wear their uniforms.
Also, on Tuesday, February 11th, Kindergarten will be celebrating the 100th day of school. As part of the celebration the students have brainstormed a list of projects they can do at home and bring on the 11th to share with their classmates.
Help your child to choose 1 or more of the projects to do at home and bring it to school to share either on or before the 100th day of school.
A paper copy of the project choices also be sent home. Please look for it in your child’s home folder.
The Kindergarten Team
Report cards will be issued on January 31st. You will receive access to the reports via email.
Message from the P.E. Department:
The PE team would like to update everyone on the ice skating situation during PE. We have looked at the weather and it is not going to be cold enough for long enough to build a rink this year. Ice skating during PE is canceled for this year. If for some reason this changes we will let you know. We know how much the students enjoy this experience and hopefully next year we will have a colder winter. There are many rinks in the city that are still functioning, it could be a great family outing. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
The ES PE Team
Central idea :
Mathematicians solve problems by adding and/or subtracting numbers.
What lines of inquiry will define the scope of the inquiry into the central idea?
- Adding is combining numbers
- Subtracting is taking apart and taking from
- Relationship between addition and subtraction
Click on the images below if you’d like to know more and would like to support your child at home.
Reading and Writing (Each Kindergarten class is focusing on two authors for their author study.)
Writers have a voice and style that is unique.
Writers learn from other writers.
Writing Guiding Questions:
What is voice?
How do authors use words and pictures to create voice?
How can I use voice in my writing?
What can I learn and use from this author?
What are similarities and differences in one author’s books?
Readers can connect to books by the same author in various ways.
Readers read books from the same author because they connect with part of the books.
Reading Guiding Questions:
Why do writers write more than one book?
Why do some use the same characters or pictures in their book?
How do you know when multiple books are written by the same author?
How is this author different than other authors?
How do other books this author has written connect to each other?
The Kindergarten teachers want to share with you their beliefs regarding recess wear for the students.At AAS, and as stated in our Early Years Philosophy, we believe that children are competent learners, who have different needs and understand the world around them through experimentation. With that in mind, we will be allowing students to self-regulate while playing outside. Before each recess, we will remind children to put on everything they came in wearing in the morning but once outside, they are trusted to make their own decisions on what they keep on. We want to give the students an opportunity to make decisions for themselves, thus making them more independent and self-reliant.
We also want to respect your beliefs and trust that you will have conversations with your child about what you believe and expect from them regarding their outfits during recess time, forest time, or any other outdoor time.
If you wish to communicate your expectations to your child’s teachers, we will be happy to remind them to your child, too.
Please be informed that the classroom teachers are not always the ones on duty during recess and thus are not always aware of what the children might be wearing during recess. This stresses even more the importance of students being aware of your expectations and taking responsibility for their well-being.
Thank you for your understanding and continued support of our program.
The Kindergarten team
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…
- investigating spaces
- how spaces are designed to meet specific purposes
- the process of designing and creating spaces
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!