Welcome to Kindergarten!
- what makes us superheroes
- detailed information about our class
- our class calendar
- posts about recent events and topics of study
- links to several websites
- LiveBinders for both parents and students - both full of information and links to many more websites
Read Across America Day!
The Latest Information
- 2nd Trimester Report Cards
- A Letter to Parents
- The Official Site of Dr. Seuss
Lots of Information!
"I Love Math" and Lots of Posts, Photos, Videos, and Important Information
New Posts, Photos, and Videos
- Composing Shapes
- ClassDojo Reports
- Save the Date!
- Construction Update
- Update for Next Week's Kindness Challenge
- The Second Fun Friday
- Looking Forward to the 100th Day Projects!
- Showing PRIDE at Lunch
- Fast Math
- What Is "Invented Spelling," and Why Is It Important?
- Using Our Arms for Sounding Out Words?!
- Another Day with the Coyote
The Latest Additions
Website Reminders: Calendar and Desktop Version
Lunchtime Coyotes, 90 Days, and More on Our Class Website
New Posts, New Photos, and a Renovation Update
Then, visit our website for the 9 new posts (renovation + 8 more) and 7 new pages of photos (Photos and Videos in the right column).
*When I first explained to my class how construction would impact our class, the kids responded with, "Miss Zaret, we can do it -- we're superheroes!" That is a fantastic attitude to have during our construction adventures!*
Keeping in mind that construction plans can always change, this is the most up-to-date plan for January 6-17.
1) Demolition is scheduled in our building, including the rooms adjacent to room 3. (Yes, the original plan was for demolition to be completed/mostly completed by the time we returned, but... construction plans change!)
2) Due to the extra loud noise from demolition, we are planning on being in the daycare portable C-12 “full time” for those two weeks.
3) During the entire time of demolition, we will only go back to our room to work IF there are large blocks of time that the construction will not involve loud noise or during the workers’ lunchtime.
4) Some routines will stay the same.
a. Kids will put away backpacks, lunches, etc. and line up on the K yard.
b. Recesses and lunch/lunch recess will remain the same.
c. Kids will be dismissed from the Kindergarten yard (as explained in Dr. Wong’s letter re: renovation on December 18).
5) There will be some changes to the routine.
a. We will go into room 3 first thing in the morning so students can get their supplies.
b. We will spend the school day in C-12.
c. We may return to Room 3 to work, but only if there are blocks of time without demolition noise (described in #3).
FOR PARENTS TO REMEMBER...
… My priorities are 1) to continue our progress in Kindergarten with as few interruptions as possible, and 2) to make sure my kids feel safe and comfortable with the changes in our routine.
… Parents should communicate with me regarding concerns or questions, or to let me know of concerns your child may be having.
Thank you for your continued support!
Renovation Information: Dr. Wong's Letter and Info for K Parents
Don't miss the letter from Dr. Wong about the Los Coyotes Renovation Project - Construction Phase 1! The letter was sent home with your child; it is also in our LiveBinder for Parents.
In addition to the information shared by Dr. Wong, Kindergarten parents need to know:
1) Parking in the south parking lot will be extremely limited.
2) When parking (both before and after school), please consider using the north parking lot.
3) A supervisor will now be in the Kindergarten yard from 7:30 - 7:50 a.m. every morning.
4) Kindergartners may wait in the K yard as early as 7:30 a.m.
5) You may find it easier to use the drop-off lane (7:30 a.m. and after) than to find parking!
*The information (above) is also on our class website https://misszaret.blogspot.com/
*For Dr. Wong's letter, please see LiveBinders for Parents under the tab School Policies, Guidelines, and Information, and the subtab LC Renovation Letter - Dr. Wong
Renovation and Remodeling -- KID STYLE!!
- I have had meetings with Dr. Wong and people from our district.
- Our superintendent, Mrs. Martinez, visited me today.
- I wrote a letter to their parents.
- I will tell them everything they need to know.
- I will still meet them in their lines on the K playground each morning.
- I will make sure they get to their parents in the afternoon.
- They are building another wall in our classroom, so we'll have two walls helping block the sound.
- We will still hear the sounds of the construction and the walls might even vibrate a little!
- When it is "crazy loud," we can go to the daycare portable to work.
- Being flexible means that something, like our body, can bend easily, but it can also mean that our brains can "bend" easily!
- Having "flexible brains" means that we have a good attitude and make it work, even if it isn't what we thought would happen that day.
Mercy House, Holiday Party, Website, and LCAP Survey
There are still plenty of items needed, so please visit these links:
Yearly LCAP SurveyZero's Visit on the 70th Day of School!Our Second Postcard from JiJi!The Four SeasonsHow Thinking Maps Help UsMyMath: Classify ObjectsA Holiday CelebrationIntroducing a Special Project