First Term Report Cards 11/27/17-12/1/17

What a great long weekend! I hope everyone had as much fun as I did visiting family and friends. This is my favorite weekend because I see old friends, have special traditions (Black Friday shopping!) and enjoy going home. 🙂 Everyone came in with smiles today sharing the things they did over the weekend. What a fun time of year for little ones!

Ms. Purdin and her friend Emily before the event with Shalane on Saturday.

Ms. Purdin did “run” into someone famous over the weekend, NYC Marathon 2017 winner Shalane Flanagan at the “Back the Track” event in Marblehead. Fun Fact: Ms. Purdin and Shalane were in the same high school class! it’s awesome to see her achieve a dream she’s had for a long time and to come back to do some good in our hometown.

Now that we are back to school, we have a month to finish the alphabet, work on math and do my favorite literature unit – The Gingerbread Man! We are also working on kindness during the month of December. I saw this great idea on Facebook, and if a certain Elf you might know is looking for something to do try this! Kindness Elves.

One last thing…Report cards come out on Friday and I am looking forward to meeting with you all next week at parent conferences. We are changing the report cards this year and they will look different from past kindergarten report cards. Please bring your questions to our meeting.

Here’s what we are learning this week:

English Language Arts

  • Fundations week 10 Ww, Vv
  • Mrs. Wishy-Washy: Emerging reader skills (pointing to words, picture clues)
  • Sight words: the, said, I
  • Writing a sentence


  • Introduction to Teen Numbers
  • decomposing shapes


  • Animals in Winter

Social Studies

  • Native American culture
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