Live Sessions for Week 3 of Distance Learning

Monday:

1:30 pm: PE Live Session-refer to the PE slide page

 

Tuesday:

Morning Meetings:

9:00 am- Louisa, Amir, Annie, Otto

9:20 am- Sophia, Sebastian, Georg, Ana

9:40 am- Vivi, Xiyuan, Jasmin, Mark

 

10:00 am- Music Live Session-refer to the Music slide page

 

Wednesday: No Live Sessions

 

Thursday:

Morning Meetings:

9:00 am- Louisa, Amir, Annie, Otto

9:20 am- Sophia, Sebastian, Georg, Ana

9:40 am- Vivi, Xiyuan, Jasmin, Mark

 

FridayNo Live Sessions

 

Week 2 of Distance Learning

 

A note for Week 2…

  • When students are posting to Seesaw for a specialist class (e.g. World Language, PE, Music) they should go to the left-hand side of the screen and touch their picture. A dropdown list will occur for them to choose their specialist class. They may upload pictures for specialist teachers here and also find assignments that the specilaaslt teacher’s have assigned.

Live Sessions for KWB Week 2:

Monday: – No scheduled live sessions 

Tuesday:

  • Morning Meeting with Ms. Wiese and Ms. Lena. 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 week, your child’s Morning Meeting time might change as we mix the groups. 
    • 9:00 am: Xiyuan, Jasmin, Georg, Louisa
    • 9:20 am: Amir, Vivi, Otto, Sophia
    • 9:40 am:  Annie, Ana, Sebastian, Mark
  • 10:00 am Music Live Session- a link will appear on the Music slide
  • 11:00 am World Language Google Meet session

Wednesday:- No scheduled live sessions 

Thursday:

  • Morning Meeting with Ms. Wiese and Ms. Lena
    • 9:00 am: Xiyuan, Jasmin, Georg, Louisa
    • 9:20 am: Amir, Vivi, Otto, Sophia
    • 9:40 am:  Annie, Ana, Sebastian, Mark

Friday:- No scheduled live sessions

KWB’s Schedule for Week 1 of Distance Learning

Dear KWB Families,

Welcome to our first week of distance learning. Yesterday, a post was 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 KWB Week 1:

Monday:

  • 1:30-2:00: 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 Ms. Wiese and Ms. Lena. 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 week, your child’s Morning Meeting time might change as we mix the groups. 
    • 9:00 am: Annie, Jasmin, Vivi, Otto, Sebastian
    • 9:20 am: Georg, Mark, Amir
    • 9:40 am: Sophia, Xiyuan, Louisa, Ana
  • 10:00-10:30: Music with Mr. Sembrano

Wednesday:- No scheduled live sessions 

Thursday:

  • Morning Meeting with Ms. Wiese and Ms. Lena
    • 9:00 am: Annie, Jasmin, Vivi, Otto, Sebastian
    • 9:20 am: Georg, Mark, Amir
    • 9:40 am: Sophia, Xiyuan, Louisa, Ana

 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. Sembrano’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 KWB school family during the live Tuesday and Thursday morning sessions.

Schedule for the Week of March 16-20

Schedule for the Week of March 16-20

Monday: wear PE uniform

Tuesday: wear regular uniform

Wednesday: bring library bag with books to be returned

Thursday: wear PE uniform

Friday: Sports Jersey Day- students may wear a sports shirt or their regular uniform

 

Information and Reminders:

March 27 is Student-Led Conferences. Please refer to the link that was sent out on Friday to sign up. Students should wear their formal uniform on this day.

 

 

 

KWB’s Happenings

Schedule for the Week of March 9-13

Monday: NO SCHOOL- Wishing everyone a lovely long weekend. Happy Women’s Day!

Tuesday: NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS

Wednesday: wear PE uniform

Thursday: wear regular uniform

Friday: below are all taking place on Friday

  • 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.
  • 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.

Literacy:

Students are learning word parts. Specifically, they are using snap words (e.g. an, at, in, it) that they already know in order to create and write new words. You might recognize the words as words that rhyme or are part of the same word family. A few examples are: cat, hat, mat, fat or can, man, tan.

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?” If we answer no to any of these questions we must go back and try reading the word again.

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)
  • Slide through a word by saying all of the sounds that you see
  • Chunk words by looking for small words inside of bigger words
  • Recognize snap words

In writing, the students have been working on 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

 

 

 

Schedule for the Week of March 2-6

Schedule for the Week of March 2-6

Monday: wear regular uniform

Tuesday: bring swimming bag

Wednesday: wear PE uniform

Thursday: wear regular uniform

Friday: bring library bag with books to be returned

*Please note that there is no school on Monday, March 9th (Women’s Day) and Tuesday, March 10th (staff PD)

Upcoming Events and Information:

  • Beginning the week of March 9 KWB’s Mystery Reader time will take place on Fridays at 8:45. Thank you all so much for volunteering to be Mystery Readers this year. The children love seeing who is the reader and the book they have chosen. It is a very special time during our week. If you would like to be a Mystery Reader the sign up page is located outside of our classroom. We also welcome siblings to come and read. If this Friday morning time does not work for you please let me know and we can arrange an alternative time.
  • Dress up day: March 14: Penguin Spirit Day (Wear Black and White)
  • Dress up day: March 20: Sports Jersey Day!

Happenings in KWB

Schedule for the Week of February 10-14

Monday: wear PE uniform

Tuesday100th Day of School- Bring your 100 DAY projects to share, we will be having special activities throughout the day! Students who choose the t-shirt project may wear it to school on this day.

Wednesday: bring library bag with books to be returned

Thursday: wear PE uniform

Friday: Valentine’s Day- Students may wear Valentine’s Day colors. They are also invited to bring Valentine cards for their classmates. Our class list was sent home on Friday if your child would like to make cards at home. Please let me know if you did not receive the class list.

Reminders and Upcoming Events: 

Outdoor Investigations: I am excited to announce that we will be offering optional additional outdoor activities for children who wish to participate during Open Inquiry. Open Inquiry takes place at the end of our school day. The focus will be on “Outdoor Investigations” and there will be integrated art components as well. Students will have the option to sign up for this Open Inquiry choice each day. This week we will offer Outdoor Investigations on Monday, Tuesday & Thursday. This will continue after the break as well.

February 17-21 is February Break- No School

After School Activities Sign ups: Kindergarten students may participate in After School Activities. Please follow this link to view and sign up your child if you wish for them to participate.

Literacy:

Author Study: Kevin Henkes

In KWB we are reading many books written by the author and illustrator: Kevin Henkes. As we read his books we are noticing:

  • characters
  • setting
  • the problem within the story
  • the solution of how the problem was solved

Students are working on retelling the books we read stories by identifying what happened at the beginning, middle and end.

 

In writing, students are going to try to use some of their noticings from Kevin Henkes’ books within the books they write. For example:

  • writing a story with animal characters
  • showing characters with feelings that change
  • using some of the same characters in different books
  • writing stories with a beginning, middle, and end

Word Inquiry: 

This week students focused on the snap words: we and be. They also wanted to learn the word “are”. “Are” is not a kindergarten snap word, but the students wanted to study it. Can you and your child find these words in books you are reading together? 

Students also practiced capturing all of the sounds within words they are writing. We do this by:

  • saying the word slow like a snail or turtle
  • stretch the word out like a snake
  • capture all of the sounds you hear by writing the beginning, middle, and ending sounds in the word
  • say the word as many times as you need to capture all of the sounds

Schedule for the Week of February 3-7

Schedule for the Week of February 3-7

Monday: wear regular uniform

Tuesday: bring library books and bag

Wednesday: wear PE uniform

Thursday: wear regular uniform

Friday: bring swimming bag

Lunch Link: https://www.aas.ru/student-life/nutrition

Reading and Writing: 

We have begun an author study. This week KWB spent time reading and sharing their noticings of the books. One student shared that they believed the same author wrote a few of the books because the characters were the same. Students then sorted the books based upon the characters and author’s name. Over the next weeks, KWB will study the author, Kevin Henkes, during reading and writing. A few questions students will be exploring during these weeks are:

  • What can I learn and use from this author within my own writing?
  • What are similarities and difference in one author’s books?
  • Why do writer’s write more than one book?
  • Why do some authors use some of the same characters or pictures in their books?

 

 

Schedule for the Week of January 27-31

Schedule for the Week of January 27-31

Monday: bring library bag with books to be returned

Tuesday: wear PE uniform

Wednesday:wear regular uniform

Thursday: bring swimming bag

Friday: Winter Field Day is cancelled due to the weather. We will have PE and World Language. Please have your child wear their PE uniform.

 

Math: Number Pairs, Addition & Subtraction to 10

This past week, students began looking at ways mathematicians solve problems by adding numbers. Students played different games where they needed to combine two numbers together. They did this through using pictures and manipulatives to represent the sum.

Reading and Writing:

Thank you for helping your child choose a favorite book from home and bring it to school. Students shared this week why they like books and what makes books a favorite book. These activities will lead us into our author study as we study specific authors’ books and hopefully give the students some more ideas for writing.