A, B, C, D, E, F, Gee! We had so much fun learning this week!

Dear Parents,

We have had a busy and exciting first week in Kindergarten! I know your children came home each day with exciting news about their new friends or tales from the playground. Our class has been hard at work exploring the classroom, especially the science center! It boasts an impressive telescope that faces out the window to peek at the birdhouse and the microscope has taken center stage with all the slides to view, as well as experimenting with putting water in test tubes! The boys and girls also learned to use a quietly raised hand when participating in circle time and they have mastered helping one another, showing kindness and respect! In addition to exploring our classroom, we also went to all of our specials this week as well. The class started their journey in fitness with Mrs. Goodson, grooved along with Mr. G in music, created their first masterpiece in art with Mrs. Doughtery, learned about technology and our vast library with Mrs. Butcher and met Paco in Espanol with Senora Thorogood!

On Tuesday, we introduced the class to our very first SuperKid, Cass! Cass is a cook, who also has a great assistant: her cat, Coconut! Everyone has worked hard to come up with different words that start with the letter C with the /k/ sound. Some examples of the words they came up with include crocodile, cap, casserole, Christine, couch, corn, and carrot. We’ll keep adding to our list too! Our class has also worked on tracing and drawing circles to prepare for the upcoming week in writing the letter C. Cass has kept us all busy with her silly concoctions in the kitchen. Did you know her favorite recipe to make is carrot cookies? Delicious! For our Fabulous Fun Friday, Mrs. Seigleman made homemade chocolate, vanilla and strawberry ice cream that went along with a Super Kids activity we worked on as well. It was such a fun surprise for the end of our first week!

This week our class also started their very first math lesson! Everyone learned about same, alike and different; as well as sorting. During lunch, we practiced sorting our snacks by color and during center time, the kids really embraced the activity by sorting everything from magnets to puzzle pieces. It appears we may have some mathematicians on hand as well and we are looking forward to challenging the class with some math fun in the upcoming weeks.

Also, be sure to check in with our class blog to find out what the Word of the Week will be! Each week, we will be pulling a word from our Super Kids lessons to share with you and your child. When your child tells us what that Word of the Week is, they will get a special prize!

For the week of August 20th, the W.O.W is CASSEROLE CONCOCTION.
It’s a tongue twister for sure, but it’s Cass’s specialty, filled with all sorts of tasty vegetables (like carrots and corn)!

We are both so thrilled to be a part of your child’s journey in learning and exploration at Wood Acres! Each day is a new adventure and we are so grateful and blessed to be a part of your child’s education!

With love,
Ms. Porto and Mrs. Barlow