Saturday, September 28, 2013

What We Are Reading Next Week: Eric Carle

Next week we will be reading the colorful world of Eric Carle.  These books teach concepts in fun and playful ways using repetitive phrases and amazing illustrations- which makes them great for Kindergarten!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013


 This afternoon we created (and then put together) a puzzle that showed our Monthly Focus.  
 Everyone worked together to make something really cool that none of us could have done on our own. 
We had to use a lot of Teamwork, which is great, since that is our focus for September.

We Are Safe

This week we have been talking a lot about our very first and most important school rule: Safety. 
Our wonderful University of Portland Field Experience Student Ms. Marissa  created this great poster for us yesterday.

Phys. Ed. Fun!

We had a great time yesterday getting our heart rates up with Ms Schwartoph, our PE teacher.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Our Counselor Ms. Nahurski Stopped By Today

It has been an emotional first couple of weeks here in Kindergarten.  Good thing we have a wonderful Guidance Counselor here at James John to help us with our feelings.

Ms. Nahurski came and read a book that reminded us that we need to be kind to others.

Friday, September 20, 2013

What We Are Reading Next Week

This Week we will be reading books that continue to deal with going to school. We will also be reading some books that deal with social topics that we have been working on this week- like taking turns, sharing and having good manners.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

You Can Sing This With Your Kindergartner

We have been working on our letter sounds this past week.  Here is the song we have been singing in class.  

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Math Today

We have really been enjoying our afternoon Math Centers.  Last week we worked on sharing and exploring our math manipulatives. Today we started doing some activities which involved sorting and copying patterns.

Late Start Tomorrow

This Wednesday is our first late start.  Although teachers will be in meetings, kids get to sleep in.
School starts at 10:00.  Buses will be running two hours late as well.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

What We Are Reading This Week

We made it through most of our "starting Kindergarten Books"this week.  Since Kindergarten is all about learning how to make and keep friends - next week we will be reading several books on friendship.  We will also be reading some books that deal with number and number order as part of our math unit.

Friday, September 13, 2013


We are off to a great start this year in Kindergarten!  Great job parents getting your Kindergartener to School EVERY DAY THIS WEEK!  Daily school attendance is the best way to make sure that your Kindergartener gets ahead and stays ahead!


Today we our Reading Buddies from Ms. Keeler's class came in.  We love reading with our 5th Grade Buddies!