Classroom Notes from: Cindy DiCenzo

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March 4, 2013

Last week was a very exciting week; we celebrated 100s day and had several grandparents and special friends come in to help celebrate Dr.Seuss’s birthday. We really appreciated everyone who was able to come in, the children had a wondeful time. This week, we will be continuing our March calendar that is focusing on...
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March 4, 2013

Last week was a very exciting week; we celebrated 100s day and had several grandparents and special friends come in to help celebrate Dr.Seuss’s birthday. We really appreciated everyone who was able to come in, the children had a wondeful time. This week, we will be continuing our March calendar that is focusing on...
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March 4, 2013

Last week was a very exciting week; we celebrated 100s day and had several grandparents and special friends come in to help celebrate Dr.Seuss’s birthday. We really appreciated everyone who was able to come in, the children had a wondeful time. This week, we will be continuing our March calendar that is focusing on...
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February 25, 2013

A big thanks to all of our volunteers who came along and helped us with the field trip on Friday; we had a wonderful time and really appreciated all of the support! On Friday, Kirsten Clute, Thomas’ mom came in and gave a presentation to the children about dental health and why it is...
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February 19, 2013

First of all, we want to thank you all for the wonderful Valentine’s we received. We really appreciated each and every one of them. This week is a busy one! We didn’t have school on Monday because it was President’s Day, Wednesday is a late opening, and Friday we will be going on our...
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News From Miss Cindy and Miss Megan

February 11, 2013

The month of February is a busy one!  This month we celebrate Black History Month, Valentine’s Day, President’s Day, Dental Health, Chinese New Year and Groundhog Day.  Children have been learning about many famous African Americans: Harriet Tubman, Ruby Bridges, Matthew Henson, Bessie Coleman, George Washington Carver, Rosa Parks and many others.  We have...
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February 4, 2013

This week will are beginning a new lead story called Little Quack. We will be learning new vocabulary words, writing sentences about the story, discussing the setting and characters, and labeling a duckling. In math, we will be learning about three dimensional shapes and discussing various objects that are cubes, spheres, cones, and cylinders....
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January 28, 2013

This week we will be doing whole group activities regarding the book “Whose Garden is it?”. Throughout the week we will incorporate flowers, gardens, and plants into our everyday lessons. During our whole group activities in the afternoon we will be discussing what plants need to grow, the cycle of plants, and defining different...
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January 22, 2013

This week our lead story is an informational text called Little Panda by Joanne Ryder. This non-fiction story is about a baby panda born in the San Diego Zoo. The children are able to learn about the panda’s growth and progression throughout the story. Some of the activities that will be included in our...
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January 14, 2013

This week in kindergarten, our lead story is A Bed for the Winter by Karen Wallace. Our vocabulary words this week are, winter, bed, nest, stump, den, and scurries. This vocabulary will be incorporated in each of the worktime center activities. Some of the activities incude drawing and writing about the setting, observation of...
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January 7, 2013

Welcome back families! We hope you all had a safe and restful break. Starting this month Miss Megan will be here every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, and the two of us will continue to co-teach. Before the break the students and their 4th grade buddies worked very hard on creating bookmarks that illustrated their favorite books....
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December 10, 2012

This week we will continue to read various versions of The Gingerbread Man. We will be be focusing on story sequencing, how the stories are different and alike, and the setting in the stories. The children will also be creating their own gingerbread men and houses later in the week. In number corner the...
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News From Kindergarten – Miss Cindy and Miss Megan

December 4, 2012

This week we will be wrapping up our worktime centers, Animal Babies in the Grasslands. The students have been creating word webs of different baby animal names, pairing mother and baby animals, creating animal sentences,  and making a graph of the baby animals, amongst many other activities. In math we will be focusing on...
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News from Kindergarten — Miss Cindy and Miss Megan

November 26, 2012

It was wonderful to be back with all of the kids after a long week off! All of the parent-teacher conferences went great; we really appreciate everyone showing up for the conferences during the Thanksgiving break. Our lead story this week is called Animal Babies in the Grasslands. We will be learning about what...
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News From Kindergarten – Miss Megan and Miss Cindy

November 13, 2012

This week in Room 4 we will continue to plan for parent-teacher conferences. We are looking forward to meeting with all of you and talking about your children’s progress throughout the 46 days of kindergarten thus far. This week in Math we will be learning more about shapes and begin learning about symmetrical shapes....
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News From Kindergarten-Miss Cindy and Miss Megan

November 5, 2012

This is a short week for kindergartners; on Friday there is a Teacher Planner day so that teachers can plan for Fall Parent/Teacher conferences.  I have sent home reminder notices to you regarding the time and day of your child’s conference; if you need to change anything, please call the office or let me...
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Room 4 News-Miss Cindy and Miss Megan

October 29, 2012

This has been an exciting week for room 4 kindergartners.  On Monday, we saw our fourth grade buddies in the afternoon and created beautiful fall paintings of fall leaves together.  Everyone had a wonderful time working and reading together.  These paintings are hung in our room on the black bulletin board; please come in...
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Room 4 News-Miss Cindy and Miss Megan

October 22, 2012

Wow!!  The pumpkin patch field trip to Krugers Farm was great last Friday.  A special thanks to all who were able to come with us and make it a special time.  Children were so excited to talk about what they saw; we ended the day with finishing up our pumpkin art that is now...
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News From Kindergarten-Miss Cindy and Miss Megan

October 15, 2012

As the cold, windy, rainy weather comes I would like you to know that we will still go out to recess if possible; please be sure to have your child bring in appropriate outerwear to school each day.  Speaking of weather, Friday is our field trip to Krugers Pumpkin Patch; the forcast calls for...
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News From Kindergarten-Miss Cindy and Miss Megan

October 8, 2012

This is a very busy and exciting week for us.  On Tuesday, we are participating in “Run For The Arts”.  This is one way our school is able to pay for art events, such as an Artist in Residance.  On Wednesday, children will be having their picture taken, so they need to bring in...
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News From Kindergarten-Miss Cindy and Miss Megan

October 1, 2012

I want to take this opportunity to thank all of the family members who have come in to volunteer in the classroom this school year.  The children have truly enjoyed having you!  If you would like to sign up to help, there is a volunteer calendar sheet that is outside my room.  Please feel...
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News From Kindergarten Miss Cindy and Miss Megan

September 24, 2012

This week your child has brought home their first Math homework in a large manila envelope.  It is a sorting game that they can play with family and friends; this is an extension from our math time and I hope you enjoy it.  Math homework is for home; you do not need to return...
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