Welcome to KPN!

Ms. Natalia

September 21-25

Schedule for September 21-25

Monday: Art-wear regular uniform
Library-Please bring library books back.

Tuesday: PE- wear PE uniform

Wednesday: Late start begins today. School begins at 9:15. Students should not be at school before 8:45 on Wednesdays. PE- wear PE uniform

Thursday: Goal Setting Conference Day- No School for Students- Please meet with Ms. Natalia at your conference time. Students should be either with you during the conference or on their own device. Students are asked to wear their Formal School Uniforms for their conference or something similar. Conferences will take place on Webex. If you have not signed up for conferences yet, here is the link.

Friday: Goal Setting Conference Day- No School for Students- Please meet with Ms. Natalia at your conference time. Students should be either with you during the conference or on their own device. Students are asked to wear their Formal School Uniforms for their conference or something similar. Conferences will take place on Webex.

Reminders:

About Me Box– A letter was sent home about our About Me Box project. Please have your child bring their box to school this week. For our friends not on campus at this time, we will arrange a time for your child to share their About Me Box. I will also do my best to schedule times for your child to see their classmates share.

Room Parents: We are very fortunate at AAS to have an active and supportive PTO that enhances our learning experiences for students. One PTO role that directly works with classrooms are the PTO Room Parents. These parents ensure that classroom parties and other special events run smoothly. We are thankful that parents offer their time to create learning extensions for classes. Each class needs at least two Room Parents. We ask you to please consider volunteering for these positions as it is a great way for you to make a direct positive impact on your child’s classroom. Please click here to volunteer. Thank you very much.

Math

Over the past two weeks, we have been building the routines for math time. Students have learned that during math we…

  • record our thinking in our math journal
  • try our best
  • talk/share about our thinking
  • work together
  • use tools to help us solve problems

Literacy

Literacy is our reading, writing, and word study time. Most days we begin with Word Study. During this time, students are currently learning the sounds in their peers’ names. Below is a picture of how we study someones name. At home, your child can study the names within your family.

During Writing Workshop, we begin by having a whole class lesson, followed by students working independently on writing and teachers meeting with students, then we share what we wrote for the day. Students have been learning the routines of Writing Workshop like:

  • how to think of an idea
  • where do find books
  • where to sit
  • where to keep our writings
  • what to do if they need help and a teacher is busy
  • what to do if their book is finished

At conferences your child will share one of their writings with you.

Important: Please do not update ipads

First week on campus

First week on campus was very busy.

We’ve been making new friends, establishing routines, learning how to keep distance, how to wear masks and how to stay clean.

We’ve been talking about Who We Are and what we like to do.

We’ve been working on different projects based on our interests and likes.

We were so happy to connect with Laura, Zacharias and Finlay!

Who We Are

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.

This week the students also brought home a paper detailing our first home project  All about me boxes

About Me Boxes should be brought back to school by Friday, September 21th. 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 week!

Kindergarten Team

September 14-18

Schedule for September 14-18

*** If you have not already returned the AAS blue folder with the school papers inside regarding emergency contact and field trips, etc., please return those with your child this week. Thank you***

Monday: Music- wear regular uniform

Tuesday: Music- wear regular uniform

Wednesday: Late start begins today. School begins at 9:15. Students should not be at school before 8:45 on Wednesdays. Music- wear regular uniform

Thursday: Music- wear regular uniform

Friday: Art- do not wear anything fancy.
Library- wear regular uniform

Important Information :

Goal Setting Conferences will be taking place on Thursday September 24 and Friday September 25. These will last approximately 20 minutes each and will be conducted through Webex. A sign up system will be sent out to families next week so please watch out for that communication. It is an expectation that each child attends their conference with their parents (but with Webex, may actually be in different locations). These conferences are for students to establish their goals, create a plan for meeting those goals and for both parents and teachers to offer support.
iPads To support learning in either Hybrid or Distance Learning, students are best equipped if they have familiar school materials with them in their home environment. For students in Kindergarten to Grade 4, this includes an AAS iPad. If a parent has agreed to our expectations regarding iPads and completed and returned the iPad Check Out Form, students will be able to take home and use AAS iPads at home. These iPads must come to school every day that a student is on campus as they are critical to supporting and accessing learning at school.

Welcome to KPN

Dear Parents and Students of KPN,

Welcome to KPN!

On this blog you will find Upcoming Events and the learning journey that the students in KPN take through kindergarten. I am very excited to be a part of your child’s learning at AAS. If you ever have any questions please let me know.

Looking forward to meeting you all soon.

Love,

Ms. Natalia

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