Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

The Week of September 2nd

*Reminder: This Thursday is Rosh Hashanah, so there will be no school this Thursday, September 5th.*

A Peek at our Week:


-Letter recognition continued


-Continuing to launch the Daily 5

  • Reviewing how to sit in a “comfortable” and “good” spot that allows students to strengthen their reading stamina;
  • Students will have a choice regarding where they do their reading work;
  • Students will work independently;
  • After read-to-self time, students will reflect on what they learned about choosing where to sit; and
  • Last week, we built our reading “Stamina” to three minutes! We look forward to continuing to build our “Read-to-Self” Stamina this week!


-Introducing the number 3;

-Introducing the concept of different;

-Making a connection between same and different by sorting;

-Extending the concept of sorting using a single attribute;

-Applying the concept of counting up to 3 objects;

-Introducing the number 4;

-Introducing descriptive vocabulary; and

-Making a connection between different attributes within a scene.

*Please check to make sure your child is completing the math practice worksheets that have begun to come home every few days. These go hand-in-hand with our daily math lessons.*



- Continuing to practice writing our first names and writing letters of the alphabet (uppercase and lowercase)


Social Studies

- School rules review



- Learning all about the color, Yellow

  • Using yellow in a sentence;
  • Spotting the color yellow around the room;
  • Finding the word “yellow” in a poem or piece of text;
  • Spelling the word “yellow”;
  • And more…

-Continuing to learn about the 5 Senses

  • Sight
  • Taste
  • Touch
  • Smell
  • Hearing

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

Welcome to Ms. McNelley’s Class

Hello Kindergarten Students and Families!

Welcome to Jane Stenson Elementary! I look forward to teaching your children this 2013-2014 school year. We will be doing a lot of learning! Each day, your child will work in Phonics and Reading, Writing, Social Studies, Science, and Math. Along with that, we will also begin to learn socialization skills and the rules and routines of a Kindergarten classroom. During the week, students will attend PE, Music, Library, and Art. You can find our “Specials” schedule on the blog so you have a better break down of day to day activities. Overall, I cannot wait to embark on this journey with your child. This is going to be an excellent year! Thank you for your support and please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

Best, Ms. McNelley