We will stop for one snack time each day. As a rule, up to 50% of the children will buy snack on any given day, depending on what it is. There is no morning snack since we go to lunch first, at 11:30. Our snack time is in the afternoon at 1:30 right after our special. Students may order snack in the morning with Mrs. Piper. She will record it on the master list and your child will be charged at that time. Your child may order just a beverage if you want to send in something from home to eat. All children must have some sort of snack, either from home or school.
There is no delicate way to put this: Don’t send in junk food for snack!
Children often forget what they are planning to do for snack, so it would be very helpful if you would rehearse this dialogue each morning before school. Be sure your child either eats a good breakfast at home or buys it at school as we will not stop for a morning snack.
Show and Tell Tuesdays
Each Tuesday afternoon we have Show and Tell. Every child should have one small item from home that they can share with the class. The purpose of Show and Tell is to provide another opportunity for language development. Help your child to practice what they can say about their item. Their job is to show it (if it’s an object) and tell as much as they want to about it. The audience will practice asking questions.
Limit it to one item as this activity can drag on well beyond the attention span of the children. Simple items are best, a rock or shell they found on a walk, a picture of their pet, a craft they made at home. Try not to send in a weekly stuffed animal or action figure. And of course, refrain from sending in any weapons, toy or otherwise, as that is against school policy. The children love Show and Tell!
Web Page Privacy
I will frequently post pictures and videos on this web site. These will include images of your children as well as their first names on occasion.
YOU MAY CHOOSE TO OPT OUT OF THE PRESENTATION OF PICTURES AND VIDEOS OF YOUR CHILD ON THE INTERNET.
There are release forms that you filled out when you registered your child for school. These forms ask permission for the use of images in newspaper and webpage applications. Before I start posting images, I will be checking paperwork to ensure that you have released this information.
FYI, over the years I have seen more movement toward allowing these permissions. If you opt out, I will limit the pictures I take of your child in general and I will blur their face on the image when a composite picture is needed to tell a story. My weekly newsletter is available for online viewing and that means full color pictures. Here is another use of images on my webpage.
Parents have commented on how much they appreciate the webpage/blog. They can get more information and they can share it with family and friends. We even have ClustrMaps (over 14,00 visitors!!) and FeedJit which will track Mrs. Poulin’s Blog traffic around the world. Other links and information are contained in the sidebars as well. So, keep us in mind when emailing family and friends and check the blog when you travel to far away places for fun or business. Please feel free to add comments to our blog. All comments are moderated.
Our Specials Schedule in recent years has been as follows and takes place from 12:45 – 1:30:
Tuesday Special varies plus Show and Tell
Friday Phys Ed
Is there homework in Kindergarten ?
We will not have any written homework but a successful home school connection will make all the difference in completing the learning experiences we introduce in school. Students need to feel this connection through your interest in what they do all day in class. So, here is your homework assignment for the year.
Some parents will be contacted regarding literacy support services with a specialist. These students will need to practice specific things at home with their child every day until they master them.
- Have conversations about topics and experiences your child brings home.
- Talk about how things learned at school relate to personal life.
- Share stories from your own experience.
- Read aloud to your child every single day!
- Arrange play dates with classmates so they can practice social skills.
- Take field trips to local spots of interest and talk about them.
- Keep drawing and art materials accessible.
- Listen to all kinds of music.
- Refrain from too much screen time especially intense and graphic videos and games.
- Get outdoors and play – play hard!
- Listen! Listen! Listen!
We use technology as a part of our learning experience each day. The tabs on my browser that we visit as part of morning meeting are: