• Our class participates in these activities on most days:

    • Morning Activity:  After the children arrive and put away their belongings, they enjoy time to explore the classroom books with friends.  On certain days, they will work on a particular skill in reading and math. 
    • Morning  Meeting:  Our class participates in a morning greeting, group activity, and a share.  
    •  Shared Reading: The Kindergartners will engage in reading together! Shared reading in our Kindergarten Classroom may include echo reading (students echoing the words after the teacher), choral reading (students reading at the same time as the teacher), fill in the gap reading (teacher reading the majority of the text and then pausing for students to fill in and say rhyming words or other predictable words in the story) or choral reading(students and teacher read together).
    • Word Study and Handwriting: We complete sorts using the Words Their Way program.  For handwriting, we work on forming our numbers and letters correctly on the line.   
    • Math:  Children will engage in a variety of whole-class, small-group, and independent activities. 
    • Snack Time:  Please pack a healthy snack for your child each day.
    • Whole Class Lessons:  Most days include time for one whole class lesson related to Science or Social Studies, as well as lessons in all are other content areas.   Our Social Studies and Science lessons focus on Dental Health, Nutrition, Self, Family, Weather, Shadows, and Plants.  
    • Lunch: The Kindergartners will bring or buy lunch and eat in the cafeteria.   
    • Readers' Workshop:  The children participate in a mini-lesson, enjoy time to independently read books at their own reading level, partner read, and then a class sharing time.  
    • Writing Workshop:  The children participate in a mini-lesson, enjoy time to write independently, and then a class sharing time.  
    • Rest time:  The children relax on their rest rugs and listen to music on their rest rugs.   
    • Free time:  The children bring in their own toys that fit in their backpack to play with.  
    • Specials:  The KIndergartners go to Physical Education, Fitness(physical movement activities), Music, Art, and Library.  
    • Story: We read aloud a story everyday! 
    • GoNoodle: The Kindergartners will participate in a physical movement activity from different channels to make their GoNoodle character grow.
    • Recess: The children have Recess time.  During a Recess break, the kiddos can get a drink, go to the bathroom, rest, exercise, and play with their friends.  
    • IPads:  The Kindergartners will go on a reading website, Raz Kids, and a math learning website, IXL, focusing on the NYS Math Standards, as well as Starfall, Sight Words, and DoodleBuddy.