September

September Studies

  • Begin our Nature study
  • Commence our unit “I am Unique!” and key on getting to know our classmates and school community
  • Discuss safety and discuss ways to care for ourselves, our classmates and our classroom
  • Focus on the early numeracy skills (number sense and sorting)
  • Focus on drawng, recording and telling about experiences through daily lifebook entries.
  • Listen and respond to a variety of texts centering on getting to know our class community.

The Classroom Environment

The kindergarten environment is carefully and thoughtfully arranged in order to engage the children. It is important that the classroom be a direct reflection of the children. In order to achieve this goal I would like to ask that you send in picture of your family that can be displayed in the hallway outside of the classroom.

Show and Tell

During the month of September your child can bring an item from nature. Your child has the choice to leave the item at school to add to our nature display or take it home. The item will not be handled by the other children

Over the next 2 months we will be getting to know each other and learning how we are all unique. We will be talking about how we all contribute to our classroom community.

Establishing Routines

During the month of September I will be letting the children get used to the routines of Kindergarten. We will be spending alot of time learning about handwashing and proper use of wearing masks.

Snacks and lunch

Please send two snacks and a lunch daily. We recycle in Kindergarten. All left-over food items will be sent home. Please send nut free snacks and treats. Please send a water bottle everyday. Please label your child's water bottle, and lunch kit.

Busing

The Kindergarten children that are taking the bus should have their bus tag with their bus # and name attached to their backpack. I will be out in front of the school to greet the children. At the end of the school day I will be taking the children out to the buses before the general population.

It is very important to inform the school if your child is not going to take the bus home. If I do not receive a note or a message from the office I will need to put your child on the bus. For those parents that are driving to school please do not park in front of the school. This area is designated for the school buses. Please refer to the bus and drop off map on The School website.

Backpacks and Labeling

Make sure to send your child with a large backpack to accommodate large library books. Please label all shoes, boots,coats and mittens. We often have identical items.

Dressing for Learning

Please do not send your child in flip flops, crocs or fancy shoes. It is important that they wear running shoes as we will be doing physical activities both inside and outside of the school. There are often accidents in Kindergarten. Please place a change of clothing: sweat pants, underwear, socks and a t-shirt in a labeled ziplock bag. The bag will be kept in your child's backpack. We will be spending alot of time outdoors please send your child dressed for the weather.