December 2

Hello Team KA/1A,

Welcome to December! We had a great week full of fun and learning. We learned a lot this week, we read with our book buddies, we made some glowing holiday lights with chalk and pastels, and we even experienced our first hour delay of the school year.

When school is delayed by an hour, there are couple things that change:

  • There is no school breakfast program
  • There is no first recess
  • Our morning routine happens in a different order (to accommodate specialists)
  • We still eat morning snack at approximately the same time as usual

This week in Fundations we learned the letters J & P and continued to practice all the letters that we have learned so far.  

In Math we used Chromebooks for the first time. This helps students become familiar with school based technology and playing math games with a partner allows them to practice math skills at the same time. The website we are using right now is ABCYA which is free and has a variety of educational games for multiple grade levels. We only use Chromebooks once in a while, and through the year students will learn how to log on and navigate independently.  

You are invited to the West Kent Holiday Concert on Dec. 14 (snow date Dec 16) at 12:45. We will perform for the school in the morning, and for families in the afternoon. Everyone is working hard in music class to prepare for this performance and we are excited to show you in a couple weeks!

The West Kent Holiday Shop will take place on Dec 7 & Dec 8 (snow date Dec 9). This is free for all students. There is a box set up in the front lobby for donations. The Home & School is looking for volunteers to help run the shop. Watching students pick out gifts for their grownups last year was truly the highlight of my holiday season, so if you have the time available, it is a great way to spend a few hours. Here is the link to sign up:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0A4EACA823A2F49-west4

Next Week in KA/1A

Monday, December 5, Day 4 – Phys. Ed.

Tuesday, December 6, Day 5 – Music

Wednesday, December 7, Day 6 – Phys. Ed., Holiday Shop, and Report Cards go home

Thursday, December 8, Day 1 – Music & Book Buddies

Friday, December 9, Day 2 – Phys. Ed & Ms. Ramsay

Have a great weekend,

Lisa 🙂

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