*Updated April 6, 2020
If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have not joined our Google Classroom, please be sure to do that as soon as possible!!
Hello Families. I sent an email to your student's gmail. This is an invite to join our google classroom. Please log into your child's google account and check their email for this important document. Once you have read it, please accept the invite so everyone can join. You may also join by signing into Google, and going into the google apps (9 dots near your child's initial). From there you will click on the classroom icon. It will bring you to Google classroom and you can join from there. We will be using this google classroom page after our Spring Break to post the next set of lesson plans. This will help me check assignments, and keep track of attendance based on who has logged in and done the work. Thank you so much for staying with me during this crazy time. You have been extremely patient with me and I appreciate it!
Phase II, will begin Monday, March 30 and take us through until Spring Break begins on Thursday, April 9. Spring Break will continue as scheduled from Thursday, April 9 to Sunday, April 19. We will not be posting assignments during Spring Break and we hope all of our families and staff take some time to rest and recharge.
So I am aware that the books in your child's reading bags are probably getting very stale at this point. I have signed our class up for an account on a program called Raz kids. This is an excellent way for your child to read books on their personal level and then move up as they master each level. You will have the ability to see your child's growth on this site, and I will be able to monitor their reading as well. The directions to login are on the right side of this page.
**Please let me know if you have any problems. I am new to this as well, but I just figure this is a great way to keep our students reading leveled books and moving up.
Beginning on Monday, March 30, we will be using the Pearson online math. The directions to login are posted on the right hand side of this page.
Here are the links to Jack Hartmann's sight words songs. This is a fun way for your child to practice their sight words, and to get some movement!
Each day I will try to send you another link for your child to listen to a story. Listening to stories in kindergarten is just as important as reading them. This helps the children hear the voice, feel the emotion, and answer basic comprehension questions. Enjoy!
Here is the link to today's read aloud story.
Need some physical activities to get your child moving? Try GoNoodle! We use this in our classroom to take brain breaks, and to get some movement that makes our blood pump and our feet jump. GoNoodle is also great for some calming activities. Click the link below to get moving!
Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems will be live every Monday at 1pm, however, you can access previous videos at the link below.
It is suggested that each child spend approximately 2 hours each day working on their assignments including reading the books in their red book bags, as well as other educational activities. These activities can be fun games (even board games!) that include counting, letters, or words. I sent home a workbook for your children to complete their how-to writings , so you don't need to print out the writing paper unless your child was not in school on Friday, March 13th.
Things for you to do at home to help your child
Please continue to practice all of the sight words that are listed on the High Frequency Word section of our class page.
Practice How To Writing-include transition words such as first, second, next, then, third, finally, last
Practice Fast Facts (addition problems with sums up to 5)
Practice counting and writing numbers 1-20
Read books from their red reading bags and fill out the reading log found on the assignments page *Please stop and ask questions throughout your child's reading.
If it is a Fiction story, you child should be able to tell about the characters, setting, main events and retell the story (what happened first, next, and last.)
If it is a Nonfiction story, they should be able to give 2-3 facts about the topic they are reading about
Ask them to point out their favorite, or least favorite, page, picture, or character. Then ask them why they chose that particular one.
Thank you so much for all of your cooperation and patience during this time. We are a great team and together your children will continue to learn and grow in kindergarten!
Scholastic has come up with a great program to incorporate some reading and with activities as a follow up for the Kindergarten level. They have both fiction & non-fiction stories available!!Click below for the link.
If you have not signed up for Class Dojo and would like to, please email me (email@example.com) and I will send you another invite. This is such a great way to communicate and receive updates about your child and our classroom.
Welcome to Kindergarten!
Kindergarten is such an exciting year! This year will be filled with learning, fun, and special times. I am very happy to be sharing this year with you and your child. Please be sure to check our class page weekly to see all of the things we will be discussing and learning this year in our class.
The only thing your child will need to bring to school is a backback that is large enough to hold a standard size folder and lunchbox. If your child is buying lunch and money will be sent in, please be sure to put the money in an envelope with your child's name on it. I do request that you have a pencil, crayons, scissors, and a glue stick at home for homework. I will provide your child with everything else that they will need.
This website will be an important tool for both the students and parents throughout the year. Please check this page weekly to see what skills and concepts we will be working on as well as any special announcements.
Important Dates to Remember
Daily Specials (12:40-1:20)
Monday - Art
Tuesday - Music
Wednesday - Physical Education (Please have your child wear sneakers on this day!)
Thursday - Technology/Computers
Friday - Media/Library
Scholastic Book Club
Every month or so, I will be sending home a Scholastic Reading Flyer. Please take a moment to look over the Scholastic Reading Club Flyer. The club features books of all levels for as little as $1.00. Orders are delivered to the school with no shipping and handling charges. Each order earns us points for our classroom library.
Simply complete the form and return it to school, ATTN Mrs. Bosley- Scholastic Reading. Please make checks payable to Scholastic Reading Club. If you would like to order online please use code DWMQQ at www.scholastic.com/readingclub.
Our classroom is always in need of some items. If you would like to donate any of these items throughout the year,
it would be greatly appreciated!
*ziploc bags (all sizes)
Our Daily Schedule
Writer's Workshop (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday)
Daily Special (Mon.-Art, Tues.-Music, Wed.-Phys. Ed., Thurs.-Computers/Tech, Fri.-Library)
Log-In Directions for Raz-Kids
Go to raz-kids.com
Click the green button that says KIDS LOGIN
Enter teacher username: sjmbosley
Click on the symbol above your child's name
Password: bunny and duck
You are in! Go to the reading room and begin by choosing a book.
Your child will be able to listen to the story first, and then read it by him/herself.
Log-In Directions for Pearson Math
Login to your Gmail Account:
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org(ex. email@example.com)
Password: studentid# @ (ex. 12345@) **If your id# is only 6 numbers long, you must add a 0 at the end before the @ sign
Click the Google Apps button (the 9 dots near your child’s intial in green) in the top right corner of the screen and scroll down and choose “Easy Bridge.”
Click “Realize” on the right side of the page.
Choose the orange “Browse” section and find today’s lesson.
*** After you complete each assignment, you MUST click the blue check mark to turn in your assignment. If you don't do this, I cannot check the completed work.