Thank you for attending parent conferences. Many conversations centered around the KA students expressing themselves and communicating. Below is a newsletter telling you all about our current unit of inquiry where students are focusing on the 4 lines of inquiry related to awareness of self and others.
In KA we are creating through exploration using….
marbles and 3-D shapes to build cities.
Legos to construct cars, airplanes, and houses.
KA is working hard! We are learning how to sit on the carpet, at our table spot, and in line using whole body listening! We watched a movie, read the book, and discussed how these help us follow our classroom agreements. Then we made listening ears and wrote about how we show Whole Body Listening in KA. You can find the book read aloud on Youtube.
Thanks to all the parents who were able to make it today for the Kindergarten Back to School presentation. For those of you who were not able to attend, please read through the following document. If you have any questions, please let me know.
Llama, Llama, Red………
KA has been reading the book Llama, Llama, Red Pajama! It is one of our favorites. We even made our own pajamas! With this book we have discussed all the emotions that are expressed with Llama before going to bed. This has created great discussions about our feelings which coincides with our discussions with the Zones Of Regulation. KA has colored a rectangle for each zone Llama is in. We found Llama expresses all the zones in a short amount of time. Students have been using these zones throughout the day to share how they are feeling.
Please, use the information sheets sent home today to frequently learn how your child is feeling and share how you are feeling, also. Remember there is no “bad” zone and we don’t have to move towards the green zone.
It’s been a great first week in KA! We have been busy learning about each other, our classroom, and the school. Some books we have read are about the first days of school and our classroom. We are learning our classroom rules and routines. This will help us be independent and responsible! We have gone to the library, creative arts, and P.E. for the first time this year!