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Teaching Independence for Success in School

While it can be hard to believe your kindergartener is no longer a baby, the fact is that they are quite capable of doing many things for themselves.  This article from Scholastic


outlines how parents can help their student be successful in school by letting them take more responsibility for themselves.  Please consider this–in my experience, children who are enabled by adults to work independently  become more confident and happier children overall.  After all, our ultimate goal as parents and teachers is to create self-sufficient adults over time.  Everyone plays a part in this development.

Speaking of independence, try this video for helping your child learn to tie his or her shoes over break.  Accomplishing this will really help their confidence!


Holiday Party

The boys and girls did a great job of patiently working at their centers this morning before our party in the afternoon.  We enjoyed Grinch Floats aka Yoda Sodas and decorated Christmas trees to eat.  These ideas came from the Pinterest sites makeandtakes.com and  chicpins.com.  We will finish watching Chicken Little tomorrow.  Pictures to come soon!

This morning we looked at a video about different holidays at this time of year:  http://www.pbslearningmedia.org/content/009b0c5f-4cec-4fab-a90a-f603ade1a792/ .  We also watched David Gets in Troublehttp://www.youtube.com/watch/?v=uJxFtMUAeWI.  Of course, we always love No David!: http://www.youtube.com/watch/?v=2QV1X3u1o3c

Just one more day until vacation! 



STAR Board Activities

Students have been enjoying the STAR Board for centers lately.  Today’s center was all about numeral recognition and counting.  If your child would like to practice at home just click on Fish Tank.

We have some new YouTube favorites:  Four Seasons in a Year, The Skeleton Dance teaches left and right, and Nature’s Best Camouflages is a fascinating science slide show.

Tuesday will be an exciting day.  The PTO has arranged a visit from local firefighters and they are bringing their trucks for Tower-Soudan students to see.  They will also do a fire safety presentation so we are looking forward to that.

We will be working more with shapes this coming week as well as CGI, and will continue with learning strokes in handwriting.  Keep reading, everyone!

Kindergarten News–Miscellaneous Fun!

We are working on telling time to the hour and here is a fun link to Match My Clock: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=343sVDC6-FE&feature=related.  The kids will be making a clock next week so watch for it and they can practice at home.

Match My Clock

Counting down from 20 at snack time has been fun with this video:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srPktd4k_O8.  The kindergarteners sing along and they made up their own ending so they blast off when they get past one.

Getting ready to blast off!

Kindergarten Youtube–Guess What’s Next?

Bert and Ernie:  Guess What’s Next

I may have posted this before, but here is a fun and silly way to take a look at patterns!

Kindergarten Favorites–November 25

The kindergarten kids sing along to these  daily during snack time.  Happy learning!

The Big Numbers Song:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0dJWfQHF8Y

Numbers Songhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4sHOH_zsRl4&feature=relmfu

The Phonics Song 2:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BELlZKpi1Zs&feature=relmfu


Kindergarten News October 18–Emergent Readers

Here is a link to an article on supporting your kindergarten child:  A Parents Guide to Working with Your Emergent Reader and Writer.  Try some of these tips as well as reading aloud and helping with homework.  Your child will benefit!

Check out Youtube’s Sesame Street’s Guess What’s Next.  It was a fun introduction to working on patterns today.

Remember that on Thursday and Friday there is no school.  Enjoy your extra time off!