Kindergarten students and teachers were thrilled to have parents join us to participate in Morning Meeting on Tuesday. Responsive Classroom Morning Meeting is an engaging way to start each day, build a strong sense of community, and set children up for success socially and academically. Morning Meeting has four components: Greeting, Sharing, Group Activity, and a Morning Message. Students practice social skills in structured ways during our daily greetings. They learn the valuable life skill of greeting another person while making eye contact and saying the person’s name. During the sharing part of Morning Meeting, students learn to articulate their thoughts and feelings in a positive manner. During the group activity portion of our meeting, students build community with classmates through active participation. Finally, academic skills and community building are both embedded through class discussions about our daily Morning Message.
Daily Morning Meetings help to create the positive power of community in our classroom! Students are able to fulfill the need to belong, to feel significant, and to have fun! Each day, your child is being taught the skills of friendliness and social interest through sharing, listening, inclusion, participation, and speaking in front of a group. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we do!
Kindergarteners were elated to spend time with their Fifth Grade buddies on Wednesday morning. Fifth Graders read an assortment of spooky Halloween stories and then helped your youngster write a spooky story of their own. Your Kindergartener used their imagination and creativity to produce spooktacular work! Kindergarteners can’t wait for the Halloween Carnival where one of them might win a prize for the best spooky story.
Kindergarteners were thrilled to welcome their first Mystery Reader on Wednesday. Every week, they ask yes/no questions to try to guess who the Mystery Reader is. Then they decide on three people who they think it could be and they participate in a blind vote. Kindergarteners are always so excited about who it will be. Kindergarteners also love that a special person is here to read to them and hopefully hang out with them during snack. We can’t wait for everyone to experience this magical moment of fun!