Mrs. Spencer asked me to remind you that children should continue to wear sneakers on Mondays and Wednesdays for P.E. As the weather gets warmer, it is tempting to wear warm weather shoes – but the best everyday Kindergarten shoes are SNEAKERS!
As a camp counselor for many years, I know it is easy to slip those Crocs or Flip Flops on – but I have seen many an unnecessary injury from children who wear them! (stubbed toes are no fun!) These shoes are also dangerous not only in P.E., but out on the playground when children want to climb, run and slide.
Other than that, it was a great first day back from vacation. And as I sit here writing this it looks like the sun wants to come out! Maybe we’ll have outdoor recess tomorrow.
Ms. Purdin 🙂
Hello readers! What a whirlwind the end of March and beginning of April have been! When I see our young scholars engaged in writing, reading or math activities, I think, “that would make a great post!” And then life gets in the way and the moment passes! So rest assured lots of learning is happening here every day!
I have spoken with some of you but if I haven’t seen you, I hope you have noticed the work that has been coming home has changed. As we move toward the end of the year, concepts become a bit more challenging and our expectations have increased on our students as well.
This week I introduced a work rubric that is Kinder-friendly. As we move into Spring, sometimes Kindergartners forget all the great strategies and skills they have learned and begin to rush through their work! I hope this rubric will keep them striving for excellence!
It is as follows:
- Name at the top of paper (Uppercase first letter, all the rest lowercase or first and last name)
- Coloring/Writing/cutting/pasting done neatly
- All directions were followed
- Name on paper (not at top, mix of upper and lowercase)
- Coloring/writing/cutting/pasting is done a bit messy
- Followed some directions but not all
“Sad Work” (Incomplete Work)
- No name on paper
- Coloring/writing/cutting/pasting is done very messy
- Did not finish work or follow directions
I will be putting these faces on most of the work children do throughout the day. If a child looks like they will have “good work” or “sad work,” I give them the opportunity to try to make it into “winkie work.”
Have a great week off, and I look forward coming back after vacation to many wonderful end of the year Kindergarten and Johnson School traditions!