Distance Learning Post 4/13

 

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Hello Amazing Kinder Parents,

     As we kick off our first official week of Distance Learning we are attaching the Weekly Kinder Agenda and writing paper to print out if needed.  We are also attaching a link to a music video done by Mrs. Casimiro and link to an art lesson done by Mrs. Adamos.  Here’s to a great week of learning that is both flexible and fun.

Kinder Schedule Distance Learning Week 1

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Mrs. Casimiro Music Lesson

Mrs. Adamos’ Art Lesson

 

Video of the Week:

     Please remember that all of our Kinder activities are flexible and to be done with a schedule that works best for your kiddos and your family.  Here’s to a great first week back.  Please reach out to your kiddos teacher if you have any questions or concerns.
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Post 1 For Distance Learning 4/7/20

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Hello Amazing Kinder Parents,

We hope this post finds you and your family happy and healthy.  As many of you know this week teachers and staff returned to school from a distance.  Your Kinder teachers are busy at work putting together a plan that will support our distance learning in a very “flexible” way.  We know that right now things are very unsettling and that we all feel like we are juggling lots of different tasks right now.  Our aim in Kinder is to provide learning activities that are both fun and engaging.  In the next few days your teacher will send you emails to let you know about sites we will be using and how to best access those sites.

As it stands right now all Kinder teachers will be using an app called Class Dojo as a communication platform and another platform called Seesaw for teaching tasks.  Our plan is to send you emails and information updates regularly thru both email and Class Dojo.  So we ask that you check those on a regular basis.  As for Seesaw we will be using this platform for our learning tasks and activities.  Please know that any and all tasks are merely a suggestion and that nothing is mandatory.

We have attached 2 video links for Class Dojo and Seesaw that we thought might provide some information to explain these platforms to you.  Please know that you can only access these after getting an email from you teacher with codes and/or invitation link.  Be patient with us as we are learning how to utilize these as well and might make mistakes along the way.

We are excited to connect with you and your kiddos and feel that these 2 platforms are so kid friendly they’ll get excited to see what’s next.

 

 

If you have any questions or concerns please email your kinder teachers and we will try our best to answer and provide support.  We look forward to a fun learning adventure from a distance…  We got this Kinder Parents!!!

Here’s a fun video for the kiddos….

 

 

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Weekly Post for Week of 3/9

 

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Hello Amazing Kinder Parents,

As we begin our week here are a few reminders:

  1.  Minimum days for Parent Teacher Conferences begin Thursday- 3/12 and go through next week until 3/20.  Please remember that we will be on minimum day dismissal at 1:30 daily.
  2. Our school will be having a book fair which is a BOGO event….  see video link below.

Book Fair Video

3.  This week our homework will be modified due to Parent-Teacher Conferences.  There will be a reading log and fluency practice.  In addition there will also be heavy focus on the use of Raz Kids- which we will check daily.  Remember our end of the year goal is a level D/E…  if you kiddo is still on a Level B or below- they have some catching up to do.

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Please click on the link below to read up about all of our learning for the week.

March 9, 2020 newsletter[4875]

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Mrs. Adamos is looking for volunteers to help set up the art exhibit in the auditorium. If you have a high school student in need of volunteer hours, send them over! We will be working in the auditorium on Monday 3/8 and Tuesday 3/9 after school from 3:30-4:30. Please e-mail Mrs. Adamos, if interested Joanne.Adamos@cvesd.org.

PTA Association Meeting on Tuesday, 10 March – Come to the next PTA Association Meeting on Tuesday, 10 March at 6:00 pm in the MPR.

Spring Scholastic Book Fair begin Thursday, 12 March – Our spring book fair will start this Thursday! We’re offering eWallet, making it easier for kids to buy books! Set up your account today so your kiddo will be ready when they come to the book fair. Go to the digital book fair and scroll down for our eWallet. Have time to volunteer? We’d love help setting up, during the book fair, and breaking down. Email us atwolfcanyonpta@gmail.com. We videoed teachers and staff reading book previews. Come to our FB page or IG account to see your favorite faces and share with your kiddos.

Weekly Kinder Post For 3/2

 

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Hello Amazing Kinder Parents,

Here are a few reminders for our week.

  1.  Please remember to sign up for a parent-teacher conference as they begin Mar. 12 through the 19th.  Your teacher will either send home notes to sign up or an email with a link to sign up.  During these conference days we will be on a minimum day schedule with dismissal at 1:30 daily.  Please ensure you have made the proper arrangements for pick-up after school.

2.    If you have any BOON fundraiser money please make sure to turn it in ASAP.  Please see below for information needed.

Mixed Bag/Boon Supply Fundraiser until March 6 – The online orders are coming in! Keep up the great work selling items to family and friends.

For catalog orders (that were in the take home packets), please have your kids submit them to their teachers by Friday, March 6.

The fundraiser ID is #357319 and the online page is https://www.boonsupply.com/collections/608197-wolf-canyon-elementary

3.  Thank you to all the parents who have sent in cardboard tubes for a science activity we did.  We now have more than enough.

4.  Don’t forget this Thursday- March 5th is our STEAM Family Night.  This is such an amazing event filled with science, engineering and so much more.  See below for more information.

 

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Below is the link to our Weekly Kinder Newsletter.  Please take a moment to click on the link to read up about our learning for the week.

March 3, 2020 newsletter

Weekly Post for Week of 2/19

 

Hello Amazing Kinder Parents,

As we begin our short week here are a few reminders:

  1.  Please remember that HW packets will be due on Tuesday- as Monday is a school holiday.  Also please keep in mind that HW packets need to be completed before turning in.  We all know that often our weeks and weekends can get busy…and that HW might not be ready by Monday.  If the HW packet isn’t complete you can always send a note to let us know and send it in when it is done.
  2.  Dances with Wolves is fast approaching….  below is the information needed.

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  2. Wolf Canyon Art Program
    Mrs. Adamos is in need of some extra art supplies to finish out the year. If you would like to donate, please click the link below. Our Wolf Canyon Artists thank you.     https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1GYYEWZ6CB9M8?ref_=wl_share

 

 

 

Weekly Kinder Post for 2/10

 

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Hello Amazing Kinder Parents,

Here are a few reminders as we start our week.

  1.  This Thursday 2/13 we will celebrate Valentine’s Day with a Valentine card exchange.  Letters were sent home last Friday with the information needed.  We would love for every child to bring 25 cards- with just their name signed and a treat if wanted ( please no nuts and store bought items only).  In the afternoon we will exchange our cards and treats.
  2. On Thursday 2/13 is our Jump for Heart activity schoolwide.  Please make sure to send in any and all donations by Thursday.  Also make sure your kiddos wear proper shoes and clothing for our jumping.  Water bottles are also welcome as well.
  3. Just a reminder that we have a 4 day weekend ahead which means no school Friday 2/14 and no school Monday 2/17 to honor Presidents’ Day.
  4. As for HW this week please know that the focus for writing this week is about a Season- as it states on the HW packet.  Your kiddos need to write about a season with information and facts- no opinions please.  We are noticing that many HW packets have writing that is not on topic but instead about dogs or cats…  Please take a moment to read on the front of the HW packet for the topic of writing to ensure your child writes to the correct topic.  Thank You.
  5. We would love to thank the parents who were able to purchase items from our Amazon Wish List….  we have some new playground equipment as well as beautiful colored paper, new whiteboard markers, post its and so much more…. thanks to your generous donations.   Thank You …Thank You… Thank You….   In case you missed it here is the link:  Kinder Amazon Wishlist

 

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WEEKLY UPDATE: Week of February 10th
Posted on February 9, 2020
by Mat Shy
Congratulations to Ms. Mazeau’s and Mrs. Paranada’s class for winning the McTeacher’s Night Classroom Contest. Each student received a free Happy Meal Card! “We’re Lovin’ It!”

Mon, Feb 10–Wed, Feb 12 – Valentine Grams for sale before and after school.
We take cash or Venmo. For instructions and content, see FB or our Blog.

Tues, Feb 11, 6:00 pm – PTA Association Meeting, MPR room. Come one and all!

Fri, Feb 21, 2:00-4:00 pm – Dances with Wolves presents: Summer in Winter Dance Party! Come and enjoy the fun! There will be a $1.00 admission fee for the dance. Kindergarteners must be accompanied by an adult to attend the dance. Refreshments will be for sale by Grade-levels. Stay tuned for more details!

For reminders, follow the PTA on FB (https://www.facebook.com/wolfcanyonelementaryPTA/) or on the blog (https://wolfcanyontimberwolvespta.com/)

 

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Weekly Post for 2/3

 

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Hello Amazing Kinder Parents.

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Thanks to all of the parents who donated items for our 100th Day Projects…  it truly made for a fun day indeed.

As we begin our week here are a few reminders…

  1.  Please remember that HW is always due on Monday.  When doing HW please make sure that your kiddos are completing it with support from you.  HW should be done in pencil not pen or marker.. thank you.
  2. Library Books are always due on Wed.  (Blaylock/Hickman/Booth) and Thurs. (Snyder/Yalamanchi).  If your child forgets their books please simply bring it to the office and they will give it to us…  coming to class to deliver a library book can cause a disruption in our learning/teaching time which is golden.  Thank you for respecting our learning and teaching time.
  3. As our year is motoring along we are in need of some supplies for both in the classroom as well as outside.  We have made a Wish List on Amazon to help provide an idea of items needed.    We so appreciate donations.  Thank you.                              Kinder Amazon Wish List

 

4.  Just a reminder that 2/14 and 2/17 are school holidays in honor of Presidents Day.

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Below is the link to our weekly Kinder newsletter.  Please take a moment to click on the link to read up about all of our learning for the week.  Please note this week there is a writing topic of:  Chinese New Year.  Last week the children learned about this in class and have loads of information.  Below we have also attached a video to further help with the writing topic if needed.

February 3, 2020 newsletter[4224]

 

Weekly Post for 1/27

 

 

Hello Amazing Kinder Parents,

As we begin a very busy and exciting week here are a few reminders…

  1.  Tuesday- 1/28  is the 100th Day of school… yes that’s right 100 days of Kinder have come already.  We have heard that Zero the Hero will visit in person…and bring us a special prize.  As you also all know we sent home papers to have your kiddos dress up like they are 100 years old…  we plan on dressing up too.  We have included a link to some fun ideas if needed….    100th Day Costume Ideas

 

  1. This week we will also be learning about the Chinese New Year- the Year of the Rat. We will talk about this holiday throughout the week- so that next week when the kiddos are asked to write about Chinese New Year they will have loads of background information.  Below is a video all about this fun holiday.

 

  1.  This week is also a’ Week of Kindness’ at Wolf Canyon.  We have attached some about this event.  In our classes will be focusing on  acts of kindness and how they make others feel.  We will share a few read alouds about the importance of kindness as well as practice doing acts of kindness in our classrooms.

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Below is the link to our weekly Kinder newsletter.  Please take a moment to click on the link to read up about all of our learning for the week.

January 27, 2020 newsletter[4097]

Weekly Kinder Post 1/20/20

 
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Hello Amazing Kinder Parents,

Happy New Year and Happy 2020.  As we begin our week here are a few reminders for all of you.

  1.  Just a reminder that HW packets always need to be returned on Mondays and please make sure they are complete.  It is important to remember that we need our kiddos to be completing the writing by themselves with your support for sound spelling of new words.  At this point in the school year our kiddos need to become as independent as they can and that starts with HW and Raz Kids. We have included a link to some great HW tips.

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  1. With our weather becoming cooler there are may jackets coming to school- please make sure they have a name written somewhere on them- so that if they do get misplaced it will be much easier to find their jacket a home.
  2. Please remember to send snacks daily-  we are no longer providing snacks for children as it is too cost prohibitive.  We are nearing 100 days in school and we sincerely hope that snacks are a part of the daily routine.  We are including a link that shared how to create a snack station for your  kiddos…Snack Station for Kids.
  3. We are nearing the 100th day of school and will soon be in need of some fun donations for our 100th day snack mix and 100th day necklaces.  Letters will ne set home this week to students asking for donations.

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Below is the weekly link to our Kinder Newsletter.  Please take a moment to click on the link to read up about all of our learning for the week.

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Weekly Post for Week of 12/16

 

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As we begin our final week before Winter Break here are a few reminders for all of you.

  1.  All Library Books needs to be returned before going out on break.  Please check backpacks, under beds, under the couch and return those books.
  2. There is no HW packet this week.  However, we would strongly encourage all of you to have your kiddos go on Raz Kids daily and read, listen to and take quizzes.  Remember that our end of the year goal is a Level E/F.  If your kiddo is still on a Level A or B- they are behind for sure.
  3. There is a Holiday Gift Shop this week at school.  If you would like to send money in with a list of who your kiddo is buying for we will take them over to the gift shop.  Typically gifts run between $1.00 to 10.00, and very often kiddos buy gifts for their Moms, Dads, and siblings and such.  They will be wrapped as well- a nice touch indeed.

 

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  1. Scholastic Book Fair:

    Monday–Friday: 12/9–12/13 – Buy 1, Get 1 FREE Scholastic Book Fair
    Give the gift of reading? Go to the library before and after school for the Scholastic BOGO Book Fair. For details on the hours, see FB event (https://www.facebook.com/events/2794914107259002/) or PTA Blog (https://wolfcanyontimberwolvespta.com/2019/12/05/scholastic-bogo-book-fair-dec-9-13/).

  2. We are looking for some donations for our classrooms this week:

24 ice cream cones (pointy kind), 6 cans of green frosting, M & M’s and Skittles

Capri Suns (24 per class), and Store bought Christmas cookies.

If you can help us out with any of these items please let us know.  Thank You.