Monday, October 26, 2009

Parent/Teacher Conference Day!


Next Tuesday, November 3rd is Parent/Teacher Conference day! I would love to sit down with each of you to discuss your child’s progress. We've completed PALS testing (see http://pals.virginia.edu/ for more info!) and I'm anxious to share how your children are adjusting to kindergarten! Look for a conference time request sheet that went home today. The sooner you get it in, the better your chance is for your first choice in times! I look forward to meeting with you!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Sneeze in Your Sleeve!

We are practicing safe sneezing in kindergarten! We've been extra cautious about sneezing in our sleeve and washing our hands often to keep healthy! Check out this cute, quick video about safe sneezing! http://www.vdh.state.va.us/epidemiology/DiseasePrevention/H1N1/Video/PSAs/Sneezing101.htm


Don't forget that Hopkins is hosting a FREE H1N1 vaccination clinic tomorrow, Tuesday the 20th after school. Stay and enjoy Hopkins Family Health & Fitness night, too! Hope to see you there!

Friday, October 16, 2009

The letter Pp!

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We learned about the letter Pp by making pumpkin play-doh, popping popcorn, going to the pumpkin patch and eating pumpkin seeds! We love fall!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Scholastic Book Orders! Due by Oct 23rd!

I have exciting news. You can now place your Scholastic Book Clubs orders online!

Here's how it works:
Use the information below to access the Scholastic Book Clubs Web site.
Browse the titles with your child and place your order with your credit card.
Your order will come to me, and your credit card payment will go directly to Scholastic's secure server. There's no need to send money to school.
After I submit the entire class order to Scholastic, your order will be delivered to our classroom for your child to take home.
To get started, go to the Web address below and enter our class’s personalized user name and password in the sign-in fields on the right side of the page. Note: You do not need to create your own user name and password.

www.scholastic.com/bookclubs
User Name: Lankey
Password: Hopkins

Ordering online is the most convenient way to use Scholastic Book Clubs. You can order anytime, right up until the online order due date. You'll also get instant access to over 500 additional titles plus online-only specials and discounts.And don't forget: Every time a parent places an order online, we earn a FREE book for our classroom library!

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Monday, October 12, 2009

We are writers!





Kindergarten authors are learning to use their writing tools: Pencils, Journals, "Space Men", and their Word Wall Words! They're also becoming fantastic illustrators using their crayons and drawing many masterpieces! After writing time, four students share their writing daily. Here, Rois shares his writing and his classmates give him two "I like" statements. We're becoming great at complimenting our friends on their hard work!

Patterns, Patterns, Everywhere!

In math we've been exploring repeating patterns. We made human patterns...take a look!


Pink, Black, Pink, Black, Pink, Black


Short Sleeves, Long Sleeves, Short Sleeves, Long Sleeves


Boy,Girl, Boy, Girl, Boy, Girl



The kindergartners are having so much fun with patterns in math. They are finding patterns everywhere we go. We continued to practice making patterns independently with Froot Loops and Pasta!

We're loving kindergarten!


We've been busy making patterns, having fun in the beautiful weather, and observing the changes that fall is bringing!
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