Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Our 5th Grade Buddies!

Today, we met our 5th grade buddies from Mrs. Wright's class!  Each kindergartener is paired with a 5th grade buddy.  We will meet with our buddies at least once a month to do a variety of activities, thereby encouraging a positive relationship with an older peer. 

We had so much fun reading and coloring together today!  

We love making new friends!

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

We have HEART!

Last week, we filled our class heart jar for the first time!  SO exciting!!  Today, we dumped our hearts in the JFK Heart Monitor, while other classes cheered us on!  It was a very cheerful and inspiring event!  

We are...


These qualities help us learn and have fun in Kindergarten!

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Introducing...Miss Emma!

Miss Emma will be joining us on Monday and Wednesday mornings throughout the first half of our year.  She is a junior at the University of Vermont, studying in Early Childhood Education.  Miss Emma is thrilled to be in our Kindergarten classroom here at JFK Elementary!  If you see her, please feel free to say "hello!" and introduce yourself.

Welcome to Kindergarten, Miss Emma!
We love having you!

The Dot

What can you create with just a dot?

This week, we read "The Dot" by Peter H. Reynolds.  This book encourages self-confidence and growth mindset:  Kindergarteners can do hard things!  One little dot is beautiful and can lead to even more incredible ideas!  

We used watercolors to create our own dot art...

After, we put our artwork together and created a superstar WOW!  
How beautiful it is when we all share our ideas!
We are artists!

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Monday is Picture Day!

Monday, September 17th is our Picture Day!  
We are scheduled to have our pictures taken at 10:30 AM.

**Please return your completed picture form (with payment!) to school, before or on Monday morning!**  
You can also order online at

Thank you!

Monday, September 10, 2018

Exploring Math Tools!

Over the course of the last week, Kindergarten mathematicians have been exploring the use of math tools.  For each tool, we talked about how it will help us learn math this year!  SUPERSTAR thinking could be heard during our math workshop time, from pointing and counting to patterns and shapes!


"Look!  I made a big shape out of two tiny shapes!"

 Sorting by color...WOW!

Coming up next in Math....