Week of December 10, 2018
Monday, December 10 will be an early release day for Professional Development. Kids in the AM will come 8:30-10:30 and kids in the PM will come from 11:00-1:00. This week we will continue to emphasize the importance of “putting first things first”, in other words, doing what needs to be done before doing things that we want to do. As was mentioned before, we as teachers need to help the children be prepared for first grade where each day is much longer, and the work expectations are much greater. The kindergarten children are expected to complete at least two challenging works each day. For some, they do the challenging work right off the bat, and then fill their time with doing other works that are more enjoyable. Other children, put off doing their challenging work until it is time for recess and then must scrabble to get them done so they can go outside. Please encourage your child, to do their challenging work first and acknowledge them when they make those good choices.
In geography we will continue our study of North America, particularly the forests in North America, and the people who live there. In biology we will look closer at the different types of stems. We will do some experiments with ice crystals as well as some experiments with moving air, which will include air races with rockets. On Friday we will have music with Ms. Kimber which is always a treat.
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Thank you and have a wonderful week,
Ms. Martha & Ms. Valerie