Thursday, February 2, 2017

Two Hoots and A Holler

Hoot #1
This week we had a math and literacy night for our parents! It was a great success! Parents were able to come to our table to learn techniques that we use in math and reading to better help their children at home.
Here is a picture of Mrs. Jodi and Mrs. Brittany showing students how to use a ten frame and number bond for addition and subtraction. 

 Mrs. Nikki and Mrs. Brittany are showing parents what an "end of year" leveled reader looks like. They shared techniques with parents that will help student become more fluent with their reading and writing.

 I was in charge of our "Glow and Grow" tree. As parents finished at the tables, they were given a bag that contained all of the items on the table (leveled readers, reading wand, two different colored beans, ten frame, and number bond). I met them at the end of the table with a clipboard and paper.  We asked each parent to write something that they were proud of and one thing about how they have seen their child grow this year.  

This was a great experience. We were able to have conversations with parents with a relaxed atmosphere.  We had many laughs, and parents left with tons of teacher tools to use at home with their children.

Hoot #2

Last week, we celebrated the 100th day of school. One of our goals was to collect 100 cans of food for our local Sacred Heart Mission. I am excited to report that we collected more than 100 cans!! Monday was such a beautiful day that we walked with our students to the mission and delivered them ourselves!!

This Week's Holler...
This week we are hollering at Kindergarten Rocks!  They are two teachers in Wisconsin with some awesome ideas and a really cute blog!! Their most recent post is about getting your students and PARENTS excited to read!  They have a parent note to send home, and some great ideas on how to keep students excited to read and getting parents more involved in their child's reading progress!  Go check these girls out!  
Kindergarten Rocks

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