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    Welcome to Mrs. Semendinger's
     
    Kindergarten Class
     
    2018-2019 
     
     
    Please feel free to contact me at:
     
    lsemendinger@wyckoffschools.org 
     
    * Follow KS on Twitter- @lsemendinger
     
     
    KS Classroom Assistant-
     
    Mrs. Mary Beth Perry
     
    November News

    Reading Workshop

    The children have been enjoying reading our Shared Readers and Star Books.  We have been working on increasing the children’s sight word vocabulary through the use of the shared reading books.  The children are using great reading strategies such as referring to the pictures to figure out tricky words, looking at the initial letter to stretch the word, and one to one correspondence to read each word carefully.  

     

    Writing Workshop

                 In writing workshop we finished the first half of our first unit- Personal Narratives.  The children did a wonderful job using pictures, labels, and words to tell a true story.  They were all very excited to select their favorite writing piece to “publish”.  We hope you all enjoyed reading their stories at home!  

     

    Math

               In math we worked on many concepts such as, one more/one less, counting up and down from 10, counting with one to one correspondence, ordinal numbers, and the basic concept of addition and subtraction.  During class we use a variety of  manipulatives to engage the children and provide a tactile approach to learning.  They are enjoying exploring number sense through games with partners and in small groups.

     

    Word Study

    In word study, we added letter sounds to our cards packs and practiced blending sounds together to make words, such as, C A T.  We introduced short vowel a, as well as the consonants c, f, j, and p.  From this list we are able to make a lot of words on our blending board.

     

    Exploring Time

    During Exploring Time this month many activities were centered around the fall season.  Children painted their own pumpkins on small easels, painted fall trees, and used loose parts to create their own version of monsters.

     

    Science  

    We continued our focus on extreme weather.  The children are having fun  learning all about hurricanes, tornados, and blizzards.  We are looking forward to creating a weather painting soon!

     

    Social Studies

    This was a busy month for Social Studies!  We learned all about the first Thanksgiving and enjoyed a wonderful feast complete with all the fixings!  It was so much fun!  A special thanks to all of our parents who either contributed and/or helped to make it such a success!

     

     

     

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    http://www.wyckoffps.org/Domain/450

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    https://twitter.com/lsemendinger


     

     

    Important Information

     
    School hours:

    Group A students- Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday- 8:50-3:20* / Thursday and Friday 8:50-1:15 

    Group B students- Monday and Tuesday 8:50-1:15 / Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday 8:50-3:20*
    *kindergarten students are dismissed at 3:15 before the other grades are dismissed. 

     Line-up can begin between 8:35 and 8:50 on the upper blacktop.  Look for signs near the side entry doors.

     
    *Minimum Day dismissal time is 1:05 
     
     

     

     

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    We ask that you pack a healthy snack everyday for your child to enjoy.  The groups that stay in the afternoon will also be given the opportunity for a quick snack break, so an additional snack may be sent in.
     

    (IT WOULD BE HELPFUL IF YOU CAN REVIEW THE CONTENTS WITH YOUR CHILD SO THEY ARE AWARE OF WHICH FOODS ARE LUNCH AND WHICH FOODS ARE SNACK.) 

     
     
     
     
     
     sneakers     Recess Time    sneakers
     
    The children will go outside for recess on the blacktop and playground.
    (weather permitting)
    Please have them wear sneakers or rubber soled shoes and appropriate outerwear for their comfort and safety.   
     
     
     
    Thank you for all your support as the students begin their exciting year in Kindergarten! 
     
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