Sunday, November 28, 2010

Updates for this Week

Welcome back!
A few quick updates about this week:
1.  New Times-Car riders and bus students will be dismissed at 2:40-walkers dismissed at 2:45!
2. Mrs. Koch and Mr. Adams will teach together this week.
3. Mr. Adams last day is this Friday-  (surprise)celebration at 2:00.
4. Nature Adventure Program this Friday morning in Hubbard Park.
5. We are studying Pablo Picasso in Kinderart- please send in any reprints that you can share.
6. Please check this blog for updates!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Giving Thanks

This is one time of year when I reflect upon all of the things I am grateful for. I am so glad that I have your children in this class. They have come to school excited about learning, and open to new ideas. We have had generosity of spirit, and many acts of kindness. I appreciate all of your family involvement, your donations, and your support. I look forward to our time together in the coming years .

Enjoy your family time this week, and have a fantastic Thanksgiving!!

Thank you!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

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FIT Time Begins

This week marks the beginning of Focused Instructional Time (FIT) for literacy in Kindergarten! We’d like to tell you how it works.

Every Monday through Thursday we dedicate thirty minutes to teaching our students literacy skills appropriate for their needs. The Kindergarten team has created different size groups to work with a FIT teacher at this time. At the same time, a Kindergarten teacher meets with a small number of students in different instructional spaces around UES to teach targeted skill-building lessons.

Your child may be working with any one of the following literacy teachers at this time, including Ms. Thein, Mrs. Michaud, Mrs. Brigham, Mrs. Guyette or Mrs. Burke. Or your child may be working in a small group with a Kindergarten teacher.

Let me know if you have any questions!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Save Gallon Size Jugs

Please start saving your empty gallon size plastic jugs. We will need over 500 for a project in January. Please help by carefully rinsing the jugs and sending them to school with their caps on. Cider jugs, water jugs and milk jugs will work. Please make sure they are rinsed!!Thank you for your help.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Annual Thanksgiving Dinner

The UES Parents Group presents the annual Thanksgiving lunch.
Wed. Nov 17th, 11 am - 1:30 pm in the UES cafeteria
Roast turkey & all the fixings including squash raised by students at MHS!
Vegetarian option (Quiche)
Apple and Pumpkin pies
All UES parents & grandparents are welcome!
Adults $4.00

Our class will pick up lunches in the cafeteria, then move down to the classroom for a community meal. Our scheduled lunch time is 12:25-12:55.Hope you can join us!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Nature Adventure Program

We have Nature Adventure Program tomorrow. The weather should be fantastic. it will probably be frosty in the morning so please help your child dress in layers. Sandal plans to take us to Hubbard Park!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Veteran's Day Parade

On Thursday at 9:50, we will be walking to the front of  the Kellogg- Hubbard Library to watch the Veteran's Day Parade march down Main St. We will be carrying homemade flags and will be looking for veterans to wave to. We might even see some interesting vehicles too. Please feel free to join us if you are in town on Thursday morning. 

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Sharing Time is Starting This Week

Each morning, our class begins with a  morning meeting and a greeting.This week we will introduce a new component of the meeting,"Sharing Time". Children  will have a chance to share some news of interest with the class. Usually four children share each day. Sharing might be about a visit to a grandparent, store, library or friend’s house. It might be sharing a special rock from a collection, or a special happening with a friend or sibling. It might be sharing of a special treasure that your child possesses. After the child shares, he or she asks the circle, “Are there any questions?” In the conversation that follows children learn much about each other, especially respect for someone else’s ideas. Please help your child to be prepared to share on his or her sharing day. Also, help your child remember to not bring toys or cars to school for sharing. 

Sharing Days

Mondays- “Lightning Share” (everyone tells about their weekend)

Tuesdays- Anna, Anthony, Cameron, Cokie

Wednesdays- Everett, Isaac, Ian, Jillian
Thursdays-Lillian, Liam, Logan, Maria
Fridays-Molly, Mya, Ryan

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Our Class is in the News!

Check out the latest edition of "The Bridge". Our local weekly newspaper has written about the Nature Adventure program."Learning by doing" is our motto.We have been getting out in nature to connect, and learn through experience. Our class is featured in the photo. See if you can find your chid, or your child's legs. :)  Remember, our next outdoor experience is FRIDAY,NOVEMBER 12th.