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Thank you Samantha for teaching us how to Make Origami Pumpkins

Thank you Samantha for teaching us how to Make Origami Pumpkins

Our Focus

History- Social Science: 

On the Map!  

Some questions you can ask your child  

"What are Maps?"

 "What do we use Maps for?" 

“How do you use a map?”

 Vocabulary focus in on Positional words:

near, far, around, into, on, off, behind

left, right, and next to...

North, South, East, West

We will learn our street address, city, state, county, nation and continent

The State Standard:  Students compare and contrast the locations of people, places, and environments and describe their characteristics.  

Ask your child what the Signal Word or CCD Word is... 

This is the word that we use to signal movement around the room and outside...

The children will be asked to give their prediction to the word...then they will be asked to find the true meaning of the signal word and report where they found the meaning... (parent's will need to help!)

CCD Words /Academic Language: geography, Atlas, cartographers, globe, topography, sphere, longitude, latitude 

 Read some biographies or nonfiction books: Lewis and William Clark, Garrett Morgan, John Muir,  Legends of Mt. Tamalpais, Short History of the San Francisco Bay Area

Family Field Trip: Bay Model in Sausalito



Our Math Focus



Can you do this?
      Create a number story...

Look at this image, can you create a story problem?

Can you write a number sentence too?


Play games with the Ten Frames and the Teen Numbers...1 ten and ? ones...  Show it on the Ten Frames?

Write the number I created for you on the Ten Frames...

Pull out the TEN FRAMES and play games!


we will be practicing two ways of counting 10's  ( eleven, twelve, thirteen.... and  1- ten  1-one, 1-ten 2- ones, 1-ten 3- ones)


Practice modeling correct number formation!

Go outside with a paintbrush and water and teach your child how to make 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 on the sidewalk!

( Parents: Make sure you model the numbers first, you are working on making sure the numbers are facing the correct direction, so modeling is the key)




Math Academic Vocabulary: Compose , decompose, estimate, addingplus, take away, subtract,  before,  after,  greater then,  lesser then,  fewer,  the same equal to, between, volume, capacity


A Swedish Celebration~ Thank You Kajsa!

She brings the Light to the long dark days and nights... waking us from our slumber... ... and sharing her treats! .. .. .. .. .. ... .. .. to all! ...
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Where can we find the true meaning of it?

How does friendship FEEL?

What does it LOOK like?

What does it SOUND like?


What is your own definition of "Friendship"?

(Talk about this as family)


¿Qué es la "Amistad"?
¿Dónde podemos encontrar el verdadero significado?
¿Cómo se siente amistad

¿Qué te parece?
¿Suena como?


¿Cuál es tu propia definición de "Amistad"?
(Hablo de esto como familia)

Our Kindergarten Thanksgiving Feast

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V.I.P. Share Out

Yosemite taking a dip. Yes, Golden Gate Park!!! Where do you think Yosemite is? sharing our language VIP Share Out READING Yoga . . Listening to a story . guitar, and song from our childhood and now theirs... Shoo fly... and a big brother making torillas . . . cooking them
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Parent's Corner

Parent's Corner:

Just a thought :) Asking more directed question, rather then open ended question, will help you learn more about our day. You might ask "Can you teach me a song you sang today?" or "W ...more

Fireman Visit

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Come make a splash with me in Kindergarten!

Mrs. Ervin's summer picture

Something to Think About

“Every piece of the universe, even the tiniest little snow crystal, matters somehow. I have a place in the pattern, and so do you. Thinking of you this holiday season!”    

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. Wishing you happiness.”      - Helen Keller


This is my wish for you: peace of mind, prosperity through the year, happiness that multiplies, health for you and yours, fun around every corner, energy to chase your dreams, joy to fill your holidays!”     - D.M. Dellinger


Room 2's Daily Schedule

Enrichment            8:45 - 9:20

Circle                           9:20 - 9:50

Groups                      9:55 - 10:40

Recess                        10:45 - 11:05

Core Study       11:05 -11:50

Lunch                         12:00- 12:40

Story/Choice        12:40- 1:35

Home                                  1:40           

Links to Learning

Listening to the Velveteen Rabbit on a Record Player on P.J. DAY

Listening to the Velveteen Rabbit on a Record Player on P.J. DAY

Our Language Art Focus


1) Work on naming  all capitol and lower case letters out of order

2) Work on saying the sound of upper and lower case letters out of order

3) Match or say as many words that start with the letter you see or are shown

4) Create rhyming words 

5) Work on identifying beginning  and ending sound of a word


guide  your child to ask and answer questions about key details in a text.

guide  your child to identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.

guide your child to describe the connection between two individuals, events, ideas, or pieces of information in a text.

Writing Skill:

* Work on the formation of upper and lower case letters

*Work on sounding out and writing the letter that matches the sound to make words

* Work on leaving finger space between to words

A good way to start these is to work on your child's first and last name: teach each letter name , sound, correct way to make the letter and start using lower case. Make this fun, use play dough, shaving cream, a paintbrush and water, but model first!

Start small and add on!

Rainbow Letters to work on:

 a, s, m, t, r 

 i, b, h, n, v 

 o, d, c, f, g,  

 u, k, l, q, z

Rainbow Words to work on:

Red Words

I, me, am, can, see, and, go, to ,for, like

Orange Words

be, by, have, in, it, my, on, out, the, think, you

Yellow Words

we, he, she, are, went, is, here, play, because

Green Words

what, that, not, at, or

Winter Sensory Tables~ Thank you Shanna!

Winter fun... sooooo much fun!
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Coleman "PAWSatives"


Mrs. King Paddle boarding in Alaska

Mrs. King's Paddle boarding in Alaska