• Signing in
• Greeting Friends
• Question of the Day
• Morning Work
• Structured Play
Every morning we come together in our “Meeting
Place” to :
•Sing “Good Morning” songs
•Greet each other
•Read morning message & question of the day
•Talk about our day
•To build community within classroom
•Great way to build literacy
•Happy way to start our day
using the Daily 5
We have just begun the Daily 5. This is the
reading and writing program used in the
classroom. The Daily 5 is a structure that
helps students develop the daily habits of
reading, writing and working independently
that will lead to a lifetime of literacy
independence. The children will be busy
completing meaningful tasks during our
literacy block. They include:
•Read to Self
•Read to Someone
•Work on Writing
•Guided Reading with Teacher
Read to Self
Right now, we are focusing on increasing
our stamina to work independently during
Read to Self. Within the next few months,
the other choices will be introduced. While
the students are completing their literacy
tasks, I will be meeting with small groups
and conferencing with individual students.
In addition to the Daily 5 we will be involved:
•working together in “shared” writing –
concepts of print, conventions of writing, and
modeling the thought process of writing
•writing workshop – lesson, active
engagement, writing time & sharing their
Text – enVisionMATH -topics include:
•Counting, reading & writing numbers 1 to 20
•Collecting Data – sorting, graphs
•Identifying & describing shapes
•Counting to 100
•Addition & Subtraction
Text: Sadlier, We Believe – Grade K
This year the students will be learning about:
•God our Creator and His many gifts
•Jesus’ life and what He expects of us
In addition, we will attend first Friday mass each
month as well as celebrate many other liturgical
• Allows students to explore and use
materials to expand interests and abilities.
• Provides students with opportunities to
practice and apply skills and concepts
they have been taught.
• Students work independently or
cooperatively with each other.
& Rest time
• We will have snack each day around 9:30.
Please send in a healthy snack.
• We will be eating lunch in the cafeteria at
11:30 followed by recess. Please make
sure your child has appropriate outdoor
clothing with them according to the
• Rest time will follow lunch/recess in our
•allows me to track student behavior and
learning skills throughout the day.
•One of the great features of ClassDojo is
that it allows me to send you a “behavior
and skills report” every Friday by email. My
hope is that this will help you better
understand the progress of your child on a
How can you help
your child learn?
• Read to your child every day – the single
most important thing you can do to help
him/her become a successful reader.
• Encourage young writers by asking them
to tell you about their writing or drawing.
• Prominently display their work – helps to
create a sense of pride!
• Talk about the events of the day.
- And finally…...
• Make sure your child gets enough sleep
and eats a healthy breakfast each
Just Want to Talk??
There may be times when you feel you need to discuss
your child with me. Well, I am very reachable! The
Communication Folder that comes home every day with
your child is one way. Put a note in it addressed to me and
I will see it. I can also be reached by calling the school or
via my email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. I promise to
get back to you as soon as I am able. If there is anything
you ever need to know right away, you may be able to find
the answer on my teacher page which you can access
through the school’s website by clicking on “Classroom
Pages” and then choosing “Kindergarten A.”